THE WEEK THAT WAS

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Sun­day, Septem­ber 24

Bri­tish royal Prince Harry plays host to US first lady Me­la­nia Trump and Cana­dian Prime Min­is­ter Justin Trudeau at the In­vic­tus Games in Toronto.

Zulu King Good­will Zwelithini lashes out at the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment, say­ing it does not pay him a cent. The king has a bud­get of nearly R60 mil­lion from the pre­mier’s of­fice.

Tsh­wane hosts the Gaut­eng So­cial Co­he­sion Car­ni­val.

Mon­day, Septem­ber 25

ANC na­tional ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­ber Bheki Cele says the party was not or­dained by God and would need di­vine in­ter­ven­tion to re­main in power. He was speak­ing at a meet­ing of the South African Na­tional Civic Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Sanco) on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel meets mem­bers of her party after win­ning a fourth term with a far weaker poll re­sult.

Tues­day, Septem­ber 26

The ANC’s court bid to bring a motion of no con­fi­dence in Joburg mayor Her­man Mashaba is struck off the roll. Judge Sy­d­well Shangisa finds that the ap­pli­ca­tion “lacked ur­gency”.

Judge Prav­ina Raghu­nadan tells es­tate agent Vicki Momberg, who is fac­ing crimen in­juria charges, that no more post­pone­ments will be granted if her le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tives are not present. The country cel­e­brates with Win­nie Madik­izela-Man­dela as she turns 81.

Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 27

Play­boy mag­a­zine founder Hugh Hefner dies. He was 91.

Trade union fed­er­a­tion Cosatu em­barks on coun­try­wide marches against state cap­ture. Gaut­eng Pre­mier David Makhura calls for a spe­cial jail for the cor­rupt.

Par­lia­ment says it has ter­mi­nated its con­tract with au­dit­ing firm KPMG, cit­ing rep­u­ta­tional risk.

Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28

Black First Land First mem­bers march on the Joburg of­fices of au­dit firm KPMG.

Welsh rugby player Scott Bald­win misses his Satur­day game after be­ing bit­ten on the hand by a lion in Bloem­fontein.

Kel­logg chief ex­ec­u­tive John A Bryant quits. He will step down next week after seven years at the helm of the ce­real and snack maker.

Fri­day, Septem­ber 29

The world marks In­ter­na­tional Tourism Day. Eskom sus­pends its chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer Anoj Singh pend­ing a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing.

The Supreme Court of Ap­peal over­turns the mur­der conviction of Thandi Maqubela by the West­ern Cape High Court fol­low­ing the death of her hus­band, Judge Pa­trick Maqubela, in 2009.

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