Dewani Trial, Post Office talks, Hong Kong's silent protest - Today's Big 3

All eyes are on the Western Cape High Court for the trial of honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani, which begins today. Dewani is accused of orchestrating his wife Anni's murder while on honeymoon in Cape Town in November 2010.

For updated details and varied angles on this next prominent case in South Africa's courts, bookmark and visit the comprehensive Eyewitness News portal here.

Meanwhile, the Post Office strike continues, affecting business efficiency and ultimately the economy. President of the Communication Workers' Union (CWU) Clyde Mervin says they in addition to demanding the entire Post Office board be removed, Mervin says they are working towards having a number of casual workers made permanent. Some have been working in vacant positions for as long as 15 years without being made permanent. There are currently between 8000 - 8500 casual workers at the Post Office. Mervin expands on some of the demands:

As the CWU, we are not unreasonable. We are saying we want to see how best we can close down and convert all these people. If the company wants to come with a process, they must come with a proposal, but we have said 'Convert all'. If it's a sound proposal, we will take it back to our members so we can go back to business.

Listen to the full conversation here (Pic: EWN).

Further afield: silent, pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong, where the situation is described by the Convener of Hong Kong's Alliance for True Democracy, Professor Joseph Cheng as being "...quite quiet, (and) remains fluid."

Listen to Prof. Cheng's conversation on the John Robbie Show here.


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