1st ODI, Bangladesh tour of South Africa at Kimberley, Oct 15 2017 (By ESPNcricinfo.com)

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Nobody should kill Nigerian in South Africa (By Vanguard)

1. According to the release, “President of South Africa, Mr. Jacob Zuma has said that a South African must not kill a Nigerian and a Nigerian must not kill a South African, adding that the relationship between Nigeria and South Africa should be stronger than any other part, for the sake of the Continent of Africa.

2. Zuma was quoted to have made the statement, through a release issued to newsmen in Owerri, by the Chief Press Secretary, to Governor Okorocha, Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, after receiving the Imo merit award and signing of Memoranda of understanding between Zuma foundation and Rochas foundation of Africa.

3. Owerri – The President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, Sunday, warned that no Nigerian citizen should be killed in any parts of South Africa.

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De Klerk: Looming ANC split ‘healthy’ for South Africa (By Aljazeera.com)

1. The man who helped to bring an end to the country’s apartheid policy by developing a one-person-one-vote policy across the country told Al Jazeera he was “very concerned” that race continues to dominate politics in the country, calling for South Africa to “normalise” its politics.

2. Former President of South Africa Frederik Willem de Klerk has criticised current leader Jacob Zuma’s African Nationalist Congress (ANC) party for failing to realise the country’s potential after the end of apartheid.

3. However, the former president did not confirm or deny allegations by former South African intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils that Israel had assisted in the establishment of apartheid-South Africa’s nuclear weapons programme.

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Blue-chip firms risk damage as South African corruption scandal spreads (By Irish Times)

1. However, the Guptas were accused by South Africa’s former corruption watchdog, public protector Thuli Madonsela, of unduly influencing the awarding of state contracts in an investigation released in November 2016 that also implicated government ministers.

2. Bell Pottinger was the first international company to fall foul of its association with the Guptas because of work it did for their company, Oakbay Capital, which involved manipulating the narrative around the corruption allegations engulfing the businessmen.

3. He added: “We are undertaking a thorough investigation on our work at Eskom since 2015.

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South Africa Budget Target a Tough Task, Finance Minister Says (By Bloomberg)

1. “In the period in which we are, where the revenue targets are obviously not going to be met, yet the expenditure ceiling remains in place, we will need to implement both revenue side and expenditure side measures that are going to assist us to achieve our budget targets and spending priorities,” Gigaba said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Washington D. C. on Thursday.

2. S&P and Fitch Ratings Ltd. cut the nation’s foreign-currency debt to junk after President Jacob Zuma changed his cabinet in March and appointed Gigaba as finance minister in the place of investor-favorite Pravin Gordhan.

3. Gigaba said the Gupta family, who have been accused of using their relationship with Zuma to influence government appointments including cabinet positions and the awarding of state contracts, isn’t influential in government.

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South Africa judge rules police murdered anti-apartheid activist in 1971 (By The Guardian)

1. Ahmed Timol, an anti-apartheid activist who died in custody in October 1971, did not kill himself as authorities have long claimed but was murdered by police officers, the judge said.

2. Officers from feared security branch said Ahmed Timol killed himself, but judge concludes they were responsible in historic ruling.

3. The new ruling comes at a tense time in South Africa, where a flagging economy and a series of major scandals centring on allegations of graft have undermined support for the ruling ANC.

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South Africa court backs reinstating Zuma corruption charges (By Seattle Times)

1. The hundreds of corruption charges against Zuma were initially instituted in 2005 before he became president and after former business partner Shabir Shaik was convicted of fraud and corruption, according to the appeals court.

2. JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African court on Friday dealt a legal blow to President Jacob Zuma, opening the way to the reinstatement of hundreds of corruption charges against him.

3. The allegations against Zuma have hurt the popularity of the ruling African National Congress party, the main anti-apartheid movement that has led since the end of white minority rule in 1994.

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firms are now taking a stance on corruption, central bank governor says (By CNBC)

1. Companies in South Africa are increasingly making their own calls on who to do business with, according to the governor of the South African Reserve Bank, following the scandal in the country surrounding the controversial Gupta family.

2. It’s a free society, and various players in society are absolutely within their rights to take a posture that says that ‘I will not be able to do business with you, with that person,’ because these are private arrangements,” Lesetja Kganyago told CNBC on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund meetings in Washington on Wednesday.

3. Global audit firm KPMG has been one firm embroiled in the Gupta scandal in South Africa.

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Deadly ‘supercell’ storm scatters ships in South Africa (By BBC News)

1. Image copyright Rescue Care via Reuters Image caption Motorists were stranded for hours as gale force winds and heavy rains hit the coastal region.

2. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Durban’s King Edward VIII Hospital was also flooded.

3. Image copyright Reuters Image caption The storm caused widespread destruction.

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