NewsWrap: Bogus radiographer gets weekend jail sentence of two thousand hours 

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Extreme heatwave for the Western Cape and Northern Cape today

The South African Weather Service has issued an advisory for extremely hot and uncomfortable conditions for the Western Cape and Northern Cape today.
The temperatures are expected to reach 30 to 40 degrees Celsius in some areas.
The public has been warned to drink enough water and stay out of the heat.

Bogus radiographer gets weekend jail sentence of two thousand hours 

A bogus radiographer who worked at Livingstone Hospital in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape has been convicted and sentenced for fraud and forgery.
The Gqeberha Specialised Commercial Crimes Court sentenced 27-year-old Asisipho Mbekela to a periodical sentence of two-thousand hours behind bars.
She will spend weekends in prison and freed on weekdays.
Magistrate Lionel Lindoor says the sentence was in the interest of Mbekela’s young child.

VIP Protection officers trial scheduled for May next year 

The trial date for the case against eight VIP Protection officers involved in the N1 Highway assault has been scheduled for next year. The state told the court it has completed investigations and is ready for trial.
The five-day trial will start on May 6.

Gupta extradition discussions ongoing- Lamola 

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has told Parliament that attempts to get a response from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the Gupta brothers’ extradition request have failed.
Lamola was responding to a Parliamentary question on the progress made in the extradition process.
South Africa has been engaging with the UAE to extradite Atul and Rajesh Gupta to face criminal charges related to corruption and state capture.
Lamola also revealed that the whereabouts of the Guptas remained unknown.

South African Police gearing up for crime fighting festive season 

The SAPS are gearing up for the festive season and launching the Safer Festive Season Operations across the country.
They have deployed officers to patrol and investigate any criminal activity.
According to Saps, operations aim to prevent violent crimes by increasing police visibility in communities.
The National Police Commissioner, General Fanie Masemola, says they are on the lookout for criminals.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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