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Tunis shooting could involve S.African, Jeppestown evictions, Ramaphosa on power

S.African amongst Tunis dead - reports

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EWN Africa's Jean-Jacques Cornish and Reuters on this story: while Tunisia’s Interior Ministry says a South African was among tourists killed in Wednesday’s terror attack in the capital Tunis, there’s been no confirmation yet from the International Relations Department. Tunisian authorities also say South Africans are among those wounded by AK-47 wielding militants. The attack happened at the Bardo museum in the centre of Tunis. Nineteen people are reported dead, including the two gunmen who stormed the famed museum, taking a group of hostages made up mostly of tourists. Tunisian authorities haven’t named the South African victims of yesterday’s attack that left 19 people dead. The terrorists were themselves killed by security forces, although authorities say two might have fled, police didn’t initially know how many gunmen they were dealing with. Some of the tourists were shot down as they emerged from their buses, others fled into the museum. Police took several hours to gain control of the facility located next door to the country’s Parliament.

Jeppestown evictions leave hundreds homeless

Metro Police. Picture: EWN

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EWN's Aurelie Kalenga on this story: hundreds of people have now been left homeless after they were evicted from various buildings in Jeppestown. On Wednesday a march to the municipal offices in protest against the evictions took a violent turn. Foreign owned shops were looted and over 20 people were arrested and rubber bullets fired to disperse crowds. Police and Metro Police officers fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowds. Large groups of people living around Jeppe Station near the Maboneng Precinct refused to leave the buildings claiming they have been paying rent. On Wednesday, a judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal confirmed city officials must take steps to ensure occupiers are relocated to a place which is close to where they are currently living. The Socio-economic Rights Institute of South Africa's Nomzamo Zondo says steps need to be taken to make sure the people are moved to proper location: “This judgement stated that officials must take steps to ensure that these occupiers are relocated to accommodation which is close to where they are currently living."

Plan to end SA energy crisis - Ramaphosa

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EWN Parliament's Gaye Davis on this story: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there's light at the end of the tunnel for South Africa’s energy crisis. Ramaphosa heads up cabinet’s war room which is driving a five-point plan aimed at getting more energy into the national grid, curbing demand for electricity, and ensuring Eskom gets the necessary maintenance work done.

He told Members of Parliament (MPs) that the Department of Energy has already taken a number of steps to ease the power shortage: "The department has entered into contracts with independent power producers to provide peaking power of 1,000 Megawatts. It has also issued a request for proposals, for the private sector, for a new coal power station of 2,500 Megawatts.” The Deputy President was answering questions from MPs in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon. He also announced that he has appointed a six-person panel to advise the war room. Its members include former Eskom Chairperson Bobby Godsell, the former Chief Executive of Spoornet Dolly Mokgatle and University of Cape Town energy expert Professor Anton Eberhard. Meanwhile, the war room is expected to meet with big business on Friday.


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