THE WEEK THAT WAS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
■ Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, spurred on by the order for fresh elections, addresses party supporters at the Jacaranda grounds in Nairobi.
■ Ethiopians dominate the Cape Town Marathon, winning both the male and female segments.
■ Riots in St Louis, Missouri, continue into the third night after the acquittal of police officer Jason Stickley, on charges of killing Anthony Lamar Smith, 24, a black man, in 2011.
■ CEO Nico Muller says Impala Platinum could lay off about 2 500 workers at its Rustenburg mining operations to cope with low metal prices.
■ The meeting between the ANC executive committee in KwaZulu-Natal and the national leadership, scheduled for today, did not sit as President Jacob Zuma was at the UN, in New York.
■ Minister of Home Affairs Hlengiwe Mkhize puts Director-General Mkhuseli Apleni on precautionary suspension.
■ John Veihmeyer chairman, KPMG International, apologises for “what went wrong in KPMG South Africa. This is not who we are.”
■ A new monument is unveiled in Moscow to honour Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, who died in 2013, aged 94.
■ A bogus doctor of Congolese origin is arrested during a raid of her Soweto surgery. She had been operating for a decade and issued fake notes for drivers applying for public driving permits.
■ Buildings at two Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) campuses in Cape Town are torched.
■ Kwaito musician Arthur Mafokate appears in the Midrand Magistrate’s Court for assaulting artist Cici, real name Busisiwe Twala.
■ A man pretending to have been sent by the owner to pick up his car drives off with a Rolls-Royce Phantom from a workshop at The Glen shopping mall. He later abandons the R5 million vehicle in Riverlea after a high-speed chase on the N12.
■ Dr Makhosi Khoza resigns from the ANC.
■ Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is sworn in as a Member of Parliament.
■ The death toll from the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico climbs to 278, with the number expected to rise further.
■ Teachers’ union Sadtu withdraws its members from active duty at Klipspruit West Secondary School in Eldorado Park, out of fear for their safety.
■ Uber is denied a new operating licence in London because “not a fit and proper operator.”.
Dr Makhosi Khoza ... resigned.