NEWSFLASH NEWS AGENCY 10 November 8 am
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In this bulletin:
# AfriForum uncovers dodgy EFF payments
# Build One South Africa says criminals in the country have become brazen
# And, Canada’s prime minister is concerned about the rise in antisemitism and Islamophobia in his country
# AfriForum says it has exposed the EFF for falsifying proof of payment documents related to 316-thousand-rand owed for legal costs. The payment stems from a September cost order in a land invasion case, confirmed by Standard Bank, suggesting it was made by an unknown financier. The organisation’s private prosecution unit has launched an in-depth investigation into forgery and fraud allegations. AfriForum’s Ernst van Zyl says they aim to unveil the identity of the secret EFF benefactor and shed light on potential criminal activities:
Play sound: ENG ErnstOnDodgyPayments
# Build One South Africa says criminals have become brazen because they know the police service is under-resourced, under-funded and under-trained that there is very little chance of them being caught. The most recent data provided by the Human Sciences Research Council, shows that as of 2021, just 27-percent of citizens stated they trusted the police, down from 47-percent two decades before. BOSA leader Mmusi Maimane says despite an annual taxpayer funded budget of 117-billion-rand for police services, citizens are not being served.
# The Gauteng Department of Health says a contractor has been appointed to replace the ceiling at Leratong Hospital’s theatre complex. A portion of the ceiling in the reception area unexpectedly collapsed on Monday. The department’s spokesperson, Motalatale Modiba, says this prompted the facility to immediately implement contingency measures to ensure uninterrupted patient care. He says an assessment was done on the extent of the damage in the affected section and a decision was taken to temporarily close the theatre complex:
Play sound: ENG MotalataleonLeratong
# Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau says the current rise in anti-Semitism and Islamophobia in the country is abhorrent, alarming, and unacceptable. Recently, shots were fired at two Jewish schools in Montreal and clashes broke out between pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian students at a university in the city. Montreal police say since the Hamas attack on Israel last month, which killed one-thousand-400 people, they have recorded 73 reported hate crimes and hate incidents against the Jewish community and 17 against the Arab-Muslim community. Trudeau says hate has no place in Canada.
# Golf: American Max Homa is making his Nedbank Golf Challenge debut and he started well by claiming a share of the first-round lead. The world number eight opened with a six-under-par 66 to share a one-stroke lead with Nicolai Højgaard, Dan Bradbury and Vincent Norrman. Homa hopes to continue his form into the weekend:
Play sound: ENG Max Homa
# And the financial indicators: The dollar trades at 18-rand-66-cents and the euro at 19-rand-91-cents. One British pound costs 22-rand-81-cents and Bitcoin trades at 36-thousand-750-dollars-80-cents. Gold sells at one-thousand-957-dollars-86-cents a fine ounce and Brent crude oil is quoted at 80-dollars-54-cents a barrel.
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