5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today:

  • The EFF says that its threatening move towards public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan to stop him from delivering his budget vote last week was simply the party exercising its right to ‘peaceful protest’. Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said that no one touched Gordhan, and insisted that no matter what anyone does it says the party won’t be stopped. [ENCA]
  • South African musician and icon Johnny Clegg has passed away at the age of 66. He enjoyed legendary status in South Africa as an iconic performer who crossed racial and cultural barriers. One of the few white people to openly confront apartheid, and became fames both locally and abroad as a singer, songwriter, dancer and anthropologist. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015. [EWN]

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5 important things happening in South Africa today