South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Tuesday, 16 August 2022

We’ve got all the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa you really need to know on Tuesday, 16 August 2022.

A video of two police officers BRUTALLY beating a man in Fish Hoek in the Western Cape has gone viral on social media.

Have we found Jacob Zuma’s biggest fan? Louis Liebenberg has made an appearance at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, as Msholozi fights a decision to overturn his medical parole from prison. Indeed, it’s not the first time the pair have put on a united front this year.

There’s a lot to unpack with this one. First and foremost, it’s worth noting that SANDF is now ‘essentially broke’. That’s according to several sources who went public over the weekend, stating that the army ‘cannot be deployed’ due to a dire financial situation.

The Ministry of Health announced that the fourth laboratory-confirmed case of monkeypox had been detected in South Africa in a statement on Monday, 15 August.

Very COLD weather is still expected on Monday and the rest of the week in several parts of the country.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Tuesday 16 August

WATCH: Police caught on camera BRUTALLY beating a man

A video of two police officers BRUTALLY beating a man in Fish Hoek in the Western Cape has gone viral on social media.

In the video, the two police officers are seen standing over a man on the ground and repeatedly beating him with a baton.

The video was captured by a shocked public member who kept asking the police to stop beating the man.

The man is heard in the video screaming for help.

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Also read: Fish Hoek police brutality: Cop opens assault case against man in video

Zuma backed by diamond dealer ‘with R100m frozen by the state’

Have we found Jacob Zuma’s biggest fan? Louis Liebenberg has made an appearance at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein, as Msholozi fights a decision to overturn his medical parole from prison. Indeed, it’s not the first time the pair have put on a united front this year.

Back in April, Liebenberg gifted two Nguni cattle to Zuma, at his residence in Nkandla. The intimate meeting showed just how close the former president has gotten to this alleged ‘illegal diamond trader’ – who previously had R100 million in assets frozen by the state.

The DA have also sent a delegation to Free State, and John Steenhuisen insists that Mr. Zuma was the beneficiary of ‘special treatment’.

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Warning: Very COLD weather predicted this WEEK in parts of SA

Very COLD weather is still expected on Monday and the rest of the week in several parts of the country.

The South African Weather Service (SAWS) issued a weather advisory for Monday.

“Angora and small stock farmers are advised to shelter small stock until Monday. Hikers and outdoor recreational activities will be exposed to these conditions and may contract Hypothermia if precautions are not taken.”

SAWS

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‘It’s a disgrace!’ – Is this the FILTHIEST street in Johannesburg?

How has it come to this? A bustling street in the Central Business District of Johannesburg has been labelled ‘filthy and disgraceful’ by prominent locals. That’s because rubbish is now overflowing from a skip on the sidewalk, making it ‘almost impossible’ to walk past.

A number of city dwellers have raised complaints about the area around Small & Pritchard Street. Indeed, the actual location of this mounting trash pile is another source of disbelief. It sits right outside the High Court of Johannesburg, with legal officials often impeded by its presence.

Some of the country’s top attorneys, advocates, and even judges have to walk past this municipal mark of shame. As do thousands of commuters and residents, throughout the course of a working day. Some gatvol residents have taken to venting their frustrations online…

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Fourth lab-confirmed Monkeypox case detected in South Africa

The Ministry of Health announced that the fourth laboratory-confirmed case of monkeypox has been detected in South Africa, in a statement on Monday, 15 August.

Health Minister, Dr Joe Phaahla, said the case was identified through laboratory testing. The patient is a 28-year-old man from the Western Cape with a history of travel to Spain. The patient reportedly returned to South Africa in the second week of August 2022.

“A polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test was performed in a private pathology laboratory and the samples were submitted to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) for sequencing analysis,” said the department of health.

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SANDF ‘too broke to function’ – but Defence Minister splashes out on Russia trip

There’s a lot to unpack with this one. First and foremost, it’s worth noting that SANDF is now ‘essentially broke’. That’s according to several sources who went public over the weekend, stating that the army ‘cannot be deployed’ due to a dire financial situation.

SANDF is strapped for cash. That’s the bottom line.

The military is allegedly unable to buy parts for vehicles, and they have run out of spares that they can take from other armoured motors in their fleet. Soldiers were considered for an internal deployment at the start of the month, but a lack of cash has put paid to that.

With the security of SA surely compromised by this ghastly situation, the last thing SANDF or the Defence Ministry needs is wasteful expenditure. But that’s exactly what critics are accusing Thandi Modise of, after she decided it was necessary to fly out to Russia for a Security Conference.

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