It has been another eventful weekend in and around the Western Cape. Here’s a quick look at the stories making headlines.
De Lille welcome’s latest investigation
Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille has welcomed the latest investigation approved by council on Friday. De Lille said the report by the Law firm Bowman Gilfillan contained factual errors and has raised the issue of inaccuracies to council. Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance’s federal executive will meet this coming Sunday to consider a request on why the Mayor should resign.
Arrest made after hostage situation in Mossle Bay
MosselBay police, in the Western Cape, have arrested a 39-year-old man following a hostage situation at his parents home on Sunday. He has been charged with multiple attempts of murder. It is believed that the hostage drama unfolded in the early hours of Sunday morning after the suspect fired several shots inside the house.
Cut in school uniforms on the table
There is good news for parents of school-goers this year. The Competition Commission is calling for an exclusive contract of the supply of school uniforms to be scrapped. In 2016 the Commission launched an investigation into the high cost of uniforms which was ignited by a string of complaints over exclusive contracts many schools have with uniform suppliers. The commission said they are confident that the findings will put pressure on suppliers to lower the cost of uniforms.
Health Minister to give update on Listeriosis
Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is expected to provide an update on the food-borne disease listeriosis today. So far, 36 people have died from the disease since the end of last year. The minster is expected to give a clear indication on the progress of tracing the source of the outbreak. More than 500 cases have been reported already.
Man dies in Groote Schuur fire
A man died in a fire at Groote Schuur Hospital on Sunday. The blaze broke out in a ward and the victim was a patient at the hospital. It is still unclear exactly what caused the fire. According to reports, one bed and one bedside table were damaged and no other injuries were reported. Police are investigating the incident.
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