BULLETIN 12 November 9 am
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In this bulletin:
# NotInMyName leader condemns violent stabbing of CPUT student and murder of Sibanye Stillwater employee
# Pro-Palestine protestors swamp London
# Golf: Homa chasing glory in “Africa’s Major”
# NotInMyName International leader, Siyabulela Jentile has condemned the stabbing of a young female student at a Cape Peninsula University residence. In a graphic video which emerged on social media yesterday, a man is seen repeatedly stabbing a young lady believed to be his partner. Jentile says this actions of the perpetrator come just a few hours after another video emerged on social media on Friday, where another man, an employee at Sibanye Stillwater is seen stabbing and disemboweling his co-worker at a hostel:
The DA will meanwhile conduct an oversight visit to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology on Tuesday with university management to find solutions on the way forward following the gender-based violence incident. This tragic event is a stark reminder of the urgent need for heightened security measures on campuses and residences and student accommodation across South Africa. The DA’s Chantel King says the GBV remains a scourge in our society, and our educational spaces should be sanctuaries, free from violence and harm:
# Hundreds of thousands of people have marched in central London chanting “Stop bombing Gaza” and “Ceasefire now” in the largest Palestine solidarity demonstration held in Britain so far. Police estimate that around 300-thousand demonstrators joined yesterday’s march on Saturday, which fell on the same day as the annual Armistice Day commemorations marking the end of World War I and honouring those killed in military action. British prime minister Rishi Sunak called the timing of the protest “disrespectful”.
# Golf: American Max Homa takes a one-stroke lead into today’s final round of the Nedbank Golf Challenge. He carded a third-round 69 yesterday for 13 under par. Homa is one stroke clear of French player Matthieu Pavon who added a 70 at Sun City’s Gary Player Country Club. Nicolai Højgaard and Thorbjørn Olesen are both on 11 under par, with defending champion Tommy Fleetwood going into the final round on seven under.
# And finally: Over 130-thousand South African first time identity documents applicants are yet to collect their documents from Home Affairs. Deputy minister Njabulo Nzuza has confirmed many offices have extended their operating hours to facilitate the collection of identification cards, especially in anticipation of the upcoming special registration weekend. Nzuza emphasises the department’s commitment to ensure all eligible voters have their identification ahead of next year’s general elections:
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