#News24 ICYMI: Wayde van Niekerk is back; Shaun Abrahams retires from NPA; and Shocking practices at Parktown Boys revealed in court

Mzwanele Manyi tried to influence my testimony says Phumla Williams, 5 things the SARS inquiry heard from high-ranking officials, and State must introduce legislation to recognise Muslim marriages as valid, court rules.

Here are today’s top stories:

Manyi tried to influence my testimony – Phumla Williams

Former Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) CEO Jimmy Manyi could be summoned to the judicial commission of inquiry on state capture.

Shaun Abrahams retires from NPA, with benefits

Sources within the NPA have confirmed to News24 that Abrahams' departure has been processed as a retirement, which holds benefits for him. It is unclear if his benefits will be calculated on his last held position.

Details emerge of old murder case against axed ANC employee accused of heist

Former ANC employee Errol Velile Present, charged in connection with a Johannesburg cash-in-transit heist, was previously charged with murder, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Friday. 

5 things the SARS inquiry heard from high-ranking officials

Government ministers and a judge on Friday described poor governance challenges that bedevilled SARS under suspended tax boss Tom Moyane, as they gave evidence before the Nugent Commission of Inquiry.

DA goes to court for review of Athol Trollip ousting in Nelson Mandela Bay

The DA has lodged court papers in Port Elizabeth, asking for an urgent review of Monday's "coup d'état" when the ANC, EFF and UDM banded together to remove Athol Trollip as the mayor of Nelson Mandala Bay (NMB).

Wayde van Niekerk 'pain free', back running

South African sprint sensation Wayde van Niekerk says that he is "pain free" and back running as he continues to recover from a lengthy knee injury.

'Disciplined' Supra to be 'integrated' into ANC's North West task team

Ousted North West ANC chairperson and "disciplined member of the ANC" Supra Mahumapelo will be integrated into the provincial task team to be established in the troubled province, ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said on Friday.

State must introduce legislation to recognise Muslim marriages as valid, court rules

The Western Cape High Court on Friday ordered that the State is obliged to introduce legislation to recognise Muslim marriages as valid, and to regulate the consequences of these unions.

SABC: We’re not paying a cent for Bold and the Beautiful star's visit to SA

The SABC is denying that it's paying for "Brooke Logan's" flowers, spa treatments or anything else around The Bold and the Beautiful actress' South African visit, saying the public broadcaster "did not incur any costs".

Explosive report reveals shocking practices at Parktown Boys

A report into allegations of sexual assault at Parktown Boys' High School in Johannesburg has blown the lid off a number of disturbing practices at the school.

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