South Africa

South Africa serves Bushiri extradition request on Malawi

The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services has submitted an extradition request for Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church leader Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Mary. While the law provides for the extradition request to be submitted within 30 days, the Justice Department said it submitted its application within two weeks.[…]

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SA records more than 4 000 new COVID-19 cases

The total number of people who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa has reached 796 472 after a further 4 173 people were confirmed to have the virus in the most recent period. The Department of Health says in a statement that 65 people have died in[…]

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SA records 2 888 new coronavirus cases, 123 deaths

South Africa has recorded 2 888 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 757 144. In a statement, the Department of Health also reported 123 new COVID-19 related deaths. “Regrettably, 123 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 35, Free State 31, Gauteng 4, KwaZulu-Natal 3, Limpopo[…]

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Bushiri hands himself over to law authorities in Malawi

Malawian fugitive, Pastor Shepherd Bushiri, has handed himself over to law authorities in his country of origin, Malawi. In a statement addressed to the Southern African Development Community, the leader of Enlightened Christian Gathering church says he will legally explain and defend his decision to flee South Africa for Malawi.[…]

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Ramaphosa warns against ‘COVID-19 fatigue’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned South Africans against what he describes as ‘coronavirus fatigue’, saying the virus is still present. He addressed the nation on Wednesday regarding the South African government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramaphosa says the difficult truth is that the virus is far from over. South[…]

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SA’S active covid 19 cases drop below 40 000

South Africa has dipped below the 40,000 mark in active cases of COVID-19. This comes as another 4,014 people have recovered from the disease in the last day. This means recoveries now stand at 675,593 which translates to a recovery rate of 92%. The Department of Health said 1,763 new[…]

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