5 important things happening in South Africa today

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

  • While former president Jacob Zuma says the pubic protector is welcome to his tax records, the court battle to get them has opened up a lot of questions over which authorities may actually get access to such data. According to SARS head Edward Kieswetter the public protector is definitely not one of them, and doing so would be a criminal offence. However, ignoring the request is also illegal – hence why the matter headed to court. [702]
  • KwaZulu-Natal authorities are dispatching emergency services to New Hanover, Pietermaritzburg, following a tornado hitting the area on Tuesday afternoon. The South African weather service confirmed the event, with a video of the tornado doing the rounds online. Authorities are still unsure of the total damage caused, or if there were any lives lost. The video is below. [EWN]

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5 important things happening in South Africa today