Daily news update: Axed MK founder alone in parliament |  Election of the president of SA on Friday |  Court ruling in the case of Ace’s former assistant
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Daily news update: Axed MK founder alone in parliament | Election of the president of SA on Friday | Court ruling in the case of Ace’s former assistant

In today’s news, expelled uMkhonto WeSizwe (MK) party leader Jabulani Khumalo will continue to represent the party in its first parliamentary session, although party leaders have opted for a boycott, the National Assembly will elect the country’s president on Friday, and a court in the United States has ruled that former personal assistant Ace Magashule could be extradited to SA in connection with the R255-million corruption case.

Additionally, four suspects were killed in a shootout with police in KwaZulu-Natal, Ajay Gupta was denied bail in an Indian case involving a man who committed suicide and reality star Lethabo Lejoy has opened up about her complicated friendship with Christall Kay.

Message today: June 11, 2024

Jabulani Khumalo will represent the MK party in parliament despite his expulsion

Expelled uMkhonto WeSizwe (MK) party leader Jabulani Khumalo has confirmed that he will attend the first sitting of parliament to represent the MK party.

Party founder MK Jabulani Khumalo and leader Jacob Zuma. Photo: X/@TshweuMoleme

Despite former president Jacob Zuma being expelled from the party, Khumalo appears on the list of MK members who will represent him in the National Assembly.

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The National Assembly is scheduled to elect SA’s president on Friday

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has officially announced the date of the inaugural session of the National Assembly.

A general view of MPs at Cape Town City Hall, March 22, 2023. Photo: Gallo Images/Die Burger/Jaco Marais

Last month, Chief Justice Raymond Zondo announced the rules for the first sittings of the National Assembly, the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and all nine provincial legislatures.

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A US court has supported South Africa’s request to extradite the former personal assistant of former Free State Prime Minister Ace Magashule.

Former Free State Prime Minister Ace Magashule appears before the High Court in Bloemfontein on April 15, 2024. Photo: Gallo Images/Volksblad/Mlungisi Louw

Moroadi Cholota is wanted by South African (SA) authorities in connection with a corruption case involving a R255-million asbestos tender in the Free State.

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Four burglary suspects have been killed in a shootout with KZN police

Four burglary suspects have been killed in a shootout with police at a shopping center in Harding, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).

Photo: iStock

According to police spokesman Robert Netshiunda, a multidisciplinary team consisting of, among others, from the Hawks and the anti-gang unit received information about a planned robbery at a shopping center in Harding.

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Ajay Gupta denied bail in India after builder’s death

An Indian court has refused bail to a member of the Gupta family linked to organizing industrial-scale corruption in South Africa over his alleged involvement in the businessman’s suicide.

Indian businessmen Ajay and Atul Gupta in Midrand, March 4, 2011. Photo: Gallo Images/Muntu Vilakazi

The Indian-born Gupta brothers – Atul, Ajay and Rajesh – built a vast business empire in South Africa after moving there in 1993, when the country opened up to foreign investment after the fall of white minority rule.

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“The situation with her is very strange” – Lethabo Lejoy opens up about Christall Kay

After filming in Jamaica, reality star Lethabo “Lejoy” Mathatho spoke about her experience on the show Real Housewives Girls’ Trip – South Africa and her complex friendship with fellow star Christall Kay.

Real Housewives stars Lethabo “Lejoy” Mathatho and Christall Kay. Photos: Instagram

Lethabo and Christall star in the series alongside an impressive lineup of housewives from across the country, including LaConco, Mel Viljoen, Liz Prins and Londie London.

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SEE: DBN Gogo performs at the Kylie Cosmetics premiere

Last week, the long-awaited launch of Kylie Cosmetics in South Africa took place in Sandton.

Mandisa Radebe, better known as DBN Gogo, performs at the Kylie Cosmetics launch in Sandton on June 4, 2024. Photo: Shaun Holland

Kylie Jenner’s fans have been waiting for her beauty products to arrive in Africa since their launch in 2016.

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Proteas continue to beat Bangladesh in T20 World Cup thriller

The Proteas have one foot into the next round of the T20 World Cup after a four-run victory over Bangladesh in a hard-fought clash in New York on Monday evening.

Proteas players celebrate a wicket during the T20 World Cup match against Bangladesh. Photo: Richard Huggard/Getty Images

After giving Bangladesh a target of 114 runs to win this crucial match for both sides, Team SA had to try hard in the closing stages to keep their opponents at bay.

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Gumede came on, Kolbe left the Springbok training camp ahead of the Wales Test

Bulls free-form forward Celimpilo Gumede received his first Springbok call-up and was immediately involved in the action at the team’s Monday afternoon training session in Pretoria.

Bulls free-form forward Celimpilo Gumede has joined the Springbok training squad ahead of next weekend’s international season opener against Wales. Photo: Paul Harding/Getty Images

This followed the release of two-time Rugby World Cup-winning winger Cheslin Kolbe, who will undergo a medical examination for a knee problem.

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