THE WEEK THAT WAS

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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.

MON­DAY

■ 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.

TUES­DAY

■ 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.

WED­NES­DAY

■ 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.

THURS­DAY

■ 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.

FRI­DAY

■ 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.

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