News24 ICYMI: Gupta-owned media houses score millions from govt; Did Serena overstep the mark? and why Barack Obama was kicked out of Disneyland

Speculation swirls over alleged plot to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa, The City of Cape Town wants a "state of emergency" over train attacks and Cope's Lekota joins forces with AfriForum to "protect property rights".

Have a look at some of our leading stories of the day:

Zizi Kodwa: ANC can't explain 'meeting that was not an ANC meeting'

The ANC says the responsibility for clarifying reports of a plot to unseat President Cyril Ramaphosa lies with party members who are linked to the claims.

#StateCaptureInquiry: Gupta-owned media houses bagged R260m from govt, with Free State dishing out the most

Gupta-owned media houses received about R260m from the national and provincial governments, with the Free State government forking out the most at nearly R80m.

Cope's Lekota joins forces with AfriForum to 'protect property rights'

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota will join AfriForum in asking other countries to put pressure on South Africa not to amend the Constitution.

Mother of all meltdowns: Did Serena overstep the mark?

Serena Williams absorbed a $17 000 fine in the wake of her tumultuous US Open final loss to Naomi Osaka as debate raged over whether the code violations that sparked her meltdown were sexist.

WATCH: Farmer hands over state-of-the-art R30m village to his 150 workers

The British owners of the Nieuwe Sion farm, David and Elaine Potter, recently astounded their 150 farmworkers when they handed over keys – and title deeds – to a R30m architect-designed village, complete with a crèche, aftercare and entertainment centre in the Western Cape.

Audacious thieves steal R10 000 in cash-in-transit robbery

Yet another cash-in-transit robbery has taken place, this time in Johannesburg, after four armed men held up a Fidelity Cash Solutions guard at a filling station in Florida.

White racism to blame for job losses, not the EFF – protesters after restaurant linked to Catzavelos closes

An EFF Johannesburg branch has hit back at claims that it was to blame for the job losses at the Braamfontein Smokehouse and Grill, which closed after EFF members invaded the restaurant last week.

Zimbabwe seeks return to dollar as new govt sworn in

Zimbabwe's newly sworn-in finance minister on Monday said he planned to reintroduce the Zimbabwe dollar and accelerate plans to repay the country's debt, in a bid to revive the battered economy.

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