#News24 ICYMI: State Capture Inquiry: There are more of us who can help commission – Maseko; Bonang fights back on Twitter; and 5 Springboks who face the chop
Diplomacy could save the life of SA man sentenced to death in Vietnam, Mall of Africa evacuated amid bomb scare, and former hijackers reveal all.
Here are today’s top stories:
One person has been shot dead during ongoing violence in White City, Soweto on Wednesday afternoon, police confirmed to News24.
Former Government Communication and Information System boss Themba Maseko has told the inquiry into state capture that there are more former and serving directors general who can help the commission uncover the extent of the Guptas' influence on government but they fear losing their jobs.
The South African man sentenced to death in Vietnam for drug trafficking is receiving support from the South African government.
The mall said in a statement that it had received a report of a bomb threat, leading to the evacuation.
Justice Minister Michael Masutha has admitted that the Brics summit in Johannesburg last month "almost collapsed" because a group of South African lawyers threatened legal action against some heads of state attending the gathering.
The Boks had just slipped to a 32-19 defeat to Argentina in Mendoza, and Erasmus labelled the performance as "embarrassing".
South African businessman Shiraz Gathoo's family has confirmed that he was safely returned home in the early hours of Wednesday morning, after being held for ransom for the last six months.
Treasury would not have needed to increase value added tax by one percentage point to 15% in April if not for the revenue shortfall at the South African Revenue Services (SARS), deputy director general at National Treasury Ismail Momoniat told the Nugent Commission of Inquiry on Wednesday.
What drives people to hijack cars in SA? Why is this vehicle crime so difficult to put an end to locally? Pro-Active SA managing director Ryno Schutte interviewed two former hijackers, both of whom have served time in jail.
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