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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. | ANALYSIS | All over the show: How Julius Malema is trying to divert attention

The EFF, an organisation that styles itself as the leaders of the deferred socialist and agrarian revolution which will end economic hardship in South Africa, seems to be discharging its load of vitriol, populism and racism in all directions every second day. | No evidence Jacob Zuma was ever poisoned, MaNtuli will not be prosecuted - NPA

The National Prosecuting Authority has decided not to prosecute anyone for the alleged poisoning of former president Jacob Zuma. | How to prepare for fire season in Cape Town

The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) says it is prepared for the impending fire season in Cape Town but believes residents can do their bit to minimise the chances of a wildfire damaging or even destroying their homes. | Clash of styles as All Blacks, Boks meet in RWC blockbuster

New Zealand captain Kieran Read said the highly anticipated clash with South Africa is one of the biggest matches of his career. | Mom 'begged for their lives' as gunmen killed children in Cape Town slaying

Bianca Alexander played dead after she was shot when three gunmen barged into a home in Clarke Estate in the middle of the night and opened fire, killing three children and a 19-year-old. | Ramaphosa calls on Mkhwebane to explain where she got his CR17 emails

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a challenge to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to come clean on how she got hold of his private emails surrounding the CR17 campaign. | Govt welcomes harsh sentences handed out to human trafficker Ediozi Ozi

The government has welcomed the Gauteng High Court's ruling that saw human trafficker Ediozi Ozi being handed six life sentences and 129 years in prison. | City of Joburg launches investigation into sale of Sandton Gautrain land

The City of Johannesburg has kicked off a full forensic investigation into an apparently dodgy sale of the land where the Sandton Gautrain Station is situated. | 'It is our time to eat' - Ntlemeza allegedly told investigator in charge of Mdluli probe

Senior Hawks investigator Colonel Kobus Roelofse has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that former Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza did not want him to investigate former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli on fraud and corruption charges. | DA proportional list councillor arrested for alleged business robbery

A DA proportional list councillor has been arrested for alleged armed robbery in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. | Ramaphosa disobeyed court order, charges Jiba's counsel

President Cyril Ramaphosa disobeyed a court order when he appointed a commission of inquiry into sacked deputy national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba, her legal counsel has charged in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town. | Bavuma: India are formidable but not unbeatable

Temba Bavuma believes that India are beatable in their backyard following the Proteas' loss in the second T20 at Mohali. | SABC saboteurs threw Ramaphosa under a train at a vulnerable time in SA - Mthembu

Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has called the blunder by the SABC in broadcasting President Cyril Ramaphosa's televised address to the nation a terrible mistake. | SA drug mule Nolubabalo Nobanda returns home: 'I'm back stronger'

Nolubabalo Nobanda says it feels good to be back home, adding that "it's not the last time South Africans hear from me". | ANC, FF Plus take ward each from DA as party loses support in key by-elections

The DA managed to retain three wards in by-elections this week, but lost two seats to the ANC and Freedom Front Plus. It also saw double-digit drops in support in a number of wards. | WATCH | Tunisia's ex-president Ben Ali dies in exile

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the first leader to be toppled by the Arab Spring revolts, has died in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia's foreign ministry says. | Life Esidimeni inquest 'will open a bigger can of worms', say victims' families

Three years after the Life Esidimeni tragedy, the families of the victims will now have to wait even longer for any closure, following the NPA's decision to refer the docket for a formal inquest. | 'Editorial independence is sacrosanct' - Sanef welcomes Primedia inquiry and recommendations

The South African National Editors' Forum has welcomed the fact that an independent inquiry was instituted into allegations of censorship and editorial interference at Primedia. | Abbott shows Proteas have shed a costly ‘generation’

Kyle Abbott’s superlative county bowling feat served as a disconcerting reminder of the flight of high-calibre cricketers from SA soil, says Rob Houwing. | 15-year-old in soldier's murder case also faces unrelated rape charge

The teenaged co-accused in the case of the murder of a soldier in Cape Town also faces a rape charge in a different case.

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