South Africa: Police Question Witnesses to Deadly KwaZulu-Natal Hostel Attack – South African News Briefs – 2 February 2023


Update at 1:15 p.m. SAST

Police question witnesses to KwaZulu-Natal shelter killings

Police in KwaZulu-Natal are questioning witnesses after the February 1 shooting at a shelter in KwaMashu that killed four people. Eyewitness News reports. At least 20 armed suspects stormed the shelter and opened fire, police said. Three people died immediately, while the fourth victim died of gunshot wounds later.

Coal company to build South Africa’s largest wind farm

Seriti Resources, a South African coal producer, through its green power unit, will build a 155-megawatt wind farm in coal-rich Mpumalanga. Technology Center reports. The wind farm will provide electricity for mining operations, said the group’s chief financial officer, Doug Gain.

Is ANC’s Paul Mashatile grooming for vice-president role?

African National Congress (ANC) Vice President Paul Mashatile is now a member of the National Assembly (NA) after NA Secretary Masibulelo Xaso confirmed that Mashatile will replace ANC MP Tshilidzi Munyai who resigned , reports News 24. TimesLive reports that Mashatile will be sworn in as an MP this week, paving the way for him to become government affairs chief amid speculation that David Mabuza has indicated his willingness to step down as South Africa’s vice president ahead of a cabinet reshuffle.

Beyonce announces world tour, but snubs Africa again

American superstar singer Beyonce has announced that she will go on a world tour to promote her album Renaissance, but only dates for North America and Europe have been posted on her website so far, it reports. Eyewitness News. EWN reports that the last time Beyonce was in Africa for a world tour was in 2009 with her. Am…album, when he visited Egypt and Ethiopia. In 2018, she headlined the Global Citizen concert in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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