THE WEEK THAT WAS
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
■ Ria Ledwaba, Xolile Nkompela and Gay Mokoena are elected as new Safa vice presidents at the NEC meeting in Polokwane.
■ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells his cabinet he is heading to Europe in a bid to rally support to amend the nuclear deal with Iran and for pushing Iranian forces out of neighbouring Syria.
■ A Protestant pastor Docho Eshete is killed by a crocodile while conducting a baptism ceremony for about 80 of his followers at Lake Abaya in Ethiopia.
■ A meeting at the Cape Town International Airport about renaming the facility ends in chaos. Krotoa, Sara “Saartjie’ Baartman and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela are among the names suggested.
■ Saudi Arabia starts issuing its first driving licences to 10 women weeks before the kingdom lifts a ban on female drivers.
■ Minister of Police Bheki Cele and the National Commissioner of Police General Khehla John Sitole announce a stabilisation operation to curb cashin-transit robberies.
■ Mzwanele Manyi announces new shareholders for Afro Worldview, formerly ANN7, including Zamaswazi Dlamini-Mandela, granddaughter of the Struggle stalwarts Nelson and Winnie Mandela.
■ Luyanda Tshabalala, 16, is shot dead by his father, 50, who mistook the youngster for a robber at the Fred Norman Secondary School in Ennerdale.
■ Judge Gerrit Muller grants the family of schoolboy Michael Komape, who died in a pit toilet, leave to appeal his decision on constitutional damages of R2 million.
■ British PM Theresa May tells her Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu that she is “concerned about the loss of Palestinian lives” in the Gaza protests.
■ Foreign nationals are among the criminals behind cash-in-transit heists, now a common occurrence in South Africa, Police Minister Bheki Cele says.
■ US President Donald Trump lashes out at “vicious” attacks against his wife Melania as she recovers from kidney surgery last month.
■ President Cyril Ramaphosa leads a delegation to Quebec, Canada, to attend the Group of Seven Outreach Leaders summit.
■ Today in 1893, Mahatma Gandhi is kicked out of a first-class train carriage at Pietermaritzburg railway station.
■ Henri van Breda is handed three life sentences for killing his brother and parents, and a further 15 years for the attempted murder of his sister and one year for obstructing the course of justice.
■ Award-winning chef, writer and television personality Anthony Bourdain dies in an apparent suicide. He was aged 61.
■ The case against former President Jacob Zuma is postponed to July 27 in the Durban High Court. Zuma faces charges of corruption, including racketeering and money laundering.
■ The appeals chamber at the International Criminal Court overturns former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba’s conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity.