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SANTACO alleges more taxis impounded at the weekend 

The leadership of Santaco in the Western Cape has strongly criticized the City of Cape Town for impounding six of its minibus taxis over the past weekend. This comes in the wake of the association’s recent week-long strike against a new by-law that authorized the impoundment of vehicles for infractions such as the absence of number plates, instead of issuing fines. Following the eight-day strike, which unfortunately turned fatal, an agreement was reached between the association and the city. This agreement stipulated that no further taxis would be impounded within the next 14 days, as part of the efforts to resolve the contentious issues at hand.

Zuma back in court tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Pietermaritzburg High Court in KwaZulu-Natal will hear former president Jacob Zuma’s plea to remove Advocate Billy Downer from the arms deal corruption case. The Jacob Zuma Foundation announced this hearing over the weekend. Downer is also one of the accused in Zuma’s private prosecution case.

67 Pakistani nationals repatriated at Joburg Airport as they failed to possess proper visa’s to enter SA 

In a recent incident at O.R. Tambo International Airport, a total of 67 Pakistani nationals were repatriated following a meticulous operation. Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi disclosed that these individuals were attempting to enter the country without adhering to immigration laws. Their travel from Dubai was marred by the possession of questionable visas, prompting their apprehension.

Miss SA 2023 crowned

President Cyril Ramaphosa was among the first to extend congratulations to the newly-crowned Miss South Africa, Natasha Joubert. The 26-year-old from Tshwane secured her title at the SunBet Arena in Pretoria. This year introduced new rules that permit previous runner-ups, mothers, and married women to compete, signifying a progressive shift in the competition’s criteria.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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