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News24’s breaking news wire service brings you the latest South African, African and international news reports and press updates from newsrooms across the country. | 'Justice has been done' - govt. reacts to Luyanda Botha's 3 life terms for rape, murder

The South African government says while the three life sentences handed to rapist and murderer Luyanda Both for the senseless killing of Uyinene Mrwetyana won’t bring the budding University of Cape Town (UCT) student, they hope it brings solace in that justice has been served. | Mkhwebane welcomes release of 'rogue unit' report to her by state security minister

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says Minister of State Security Ayanda Dlodlo has handed her a redacted version of the Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report, which found that the so-called SARS "rogue unit" was unlawful. | WATCH | Luyanda Botha pleads guilty to the rape and murder of Uyinene Mrwetyana

Former South Africa Post Office worker Luyanda Botha was handed three life sentences for the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana in the Western Cape High Court. Watch as Botha pleads guilty here. | Foreign nationals preparing to leave Methodist Church refuge in Cape Town

The foreign nationals sheltering in Cape Town's Central Methodist Church are preparing to leave and walk to the nearest country that will have them. | Saturday's weather: Mostly warm across SA

Saturday should be mostly fine across South Africa, following a week of thundershowers and flooding, mostly in KwaZulu-Natal. | Family to officially launch Uyinene Mrwetyana Foundation, with special message from Meghan Markle expected

The family of slain 19-year-old UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana will launch a foundation in her name at the end of the month, they announced after her rapist and killer, Luyanda Botha, was sentenced to life. | WATCH | Luyanda Botha handed three life sentences

Luyanda Botha has received three life sentences for the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana. | SCA dismisses wife killer Rob Packham's application for leave to appeal conviction

Constantia businessman Rob Packham, who is serving 22 years in jail for killing his wife Gill, has not been successful in a bid to appeal his conviction in the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA). | 'Justice must be swift' - Life terms for Uyinene Mrwetyana's killer welcomed

The three life terms handed to Luyanda Botha after he pleaded guilty to raping and murdering UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana has been welcomed by many in civil society. | Coligny killers granted R20 000 bail each ahead of SCA appeal

Two Coligny men convicted of murdering teenager Matlhomola Moshoeu were granted R20 000 bail each by the North West High Court in Mmabatho. | Inmate alleging torture at Leeuwkop disputes psychiatrist’s report

Inmates suing the minister of justice and correctional services, alleging torture and assault, have been accused of grossly exaggerating incidents by advocate Marumo Moerane, arguing for the respondents. | Woman shot dead in Bramley hijacking, car recovered in Alex

Gauteng police are on the hunt for a group of men who killed a woman during a hijacking in Bramley, Johannesburg. | Tragedy as 'surprise' endangered pangolin pup doesn't survive second night

A pleasant surprise has turned into tragedy following the death of a pangolin pup barely 24 hours it was born. | South Africans returning from abroad shocked to learn SAA cancelled flights due to strike

South Africans making their annual trip home from abroad were surprised to land at OR Tambo International Airport to find out connecting flights to their respective hometowns were cancelled. | WATCH | Beast 'arm wrestles' Whitey Basson as Boks braai with Johann Rupert and friends

Billionaire Whitey Basson got a taste of the strength of Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira as the two arm wrestled at a braai celebrating the 2019 Rugby World Cup champions, hosted by Richemont chairperson Johann Rupert on his farm near Franschhoek. | Vietnam jails teacher for 11 years over Facebook posts

Nguyen Nang Tinh has denied the charges, saying the Facebook account posting 'anti-state' material belonged to someone else. | ANC kept us in the dark about SAA job cuts, says Cosatu

As the tripartite alliance finally moves forward from tensions over being kept in the dark regarding Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's economic document, Cosatu is now crying foul that the ANC had failed to communicate the impending retrenchments at SAA. | Mkhwebane lays down the gauntlet: 'Ramaphosa's conduct in Bosasa donation scandal is 'constitutionally questionable'

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of "constitutionally questionable conduct" not befitting a head of state. | North Korea calls Biden 'rabid dog' that 'must be beaten to death'

North Korea has launched a visceral diatribe against US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling the former vice-president a "rabid dog" - while also borrowing the terminology of Donald Trump. | Refugees, police officers injured in battle to clear UNHCR offices in Pretoria

The police were met with violent resistance as they removed hundreds of refugees from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' offices in Pretoria.

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