THE WEEK THAT WAS

The Sunday Independent - - NEWS -

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.

MON­DAY

■ 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.

TUES­DAY

■ 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.

WED­NES­DAY

■ 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.

THURS­DAY

■ 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.

FRI­DAY

■ 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.”.

PIC­TURE: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO

Dr Makhosi Khoza ... re­signed.

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