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South Africa: schoolboy shoots down a classmate after a misunderstanding

South Africa: schoolboy shot down a classmate after a misunderstanding

A 16-year-old schoolboy in South Africa has shot down his classmate and killed himself after an alleged misunderstanding, officials said on Thursday. The shooting took place on Wednesday at Lesiba High School in Daveyton, Gauteng province, as classes resumed for a new school year. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding …

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South Africa: Zondo inquiry highlights systemic corruption during Zuma’s era

South Africa: Zondo inquiry highlights systemic corruption during Zuma's era

A South African corruption inquiry pointed to systemic graft during former President Jacob Zuma’s tenure in the first part of its report published on Tuesday, after more than three years of investigations involving more than 300 witnesses. The inquiry chaired by senior judge Raymond Zondo was established in 2018 to …

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South Africa: suspect of the parliament’s fire arrested and tried

South Africa: suspect of the parliament's fire arrested and tried

South African authorities on Tuesday said they had finally contained a suspected arson fire at the parliament building after a second-day flare-up that completely destroyed the lower house National Assembly chamber. A 49-year-old man accused of setting the fire appeared in court to face five charges including arson and possession …

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