by N Nyandeni
The body of Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, founder and honorary president of the IFP, will be returned to his hometown of Mahlabathini in northern KwaZulu-Natal today ahead of his funeral tomorrow. Parliament is expected to vote on the appointment of lawyer Kholeka Gcaleka as Public Protector only next month. Minister of Communications and Digital Technology Mondli Gungubele has apologized to SASSA grantees over the technical issue at Postal Bank. A civil society movement led by television personality Xolani Khumalo plans to march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 15 September. They will issue a memorandum calling for a tougher stance on drug-related crimes. The South African National Taxi Council Alliance (SANTACO) and the African Transformation Movement (ATM) party have also pledged their support. The event is expected to attract hundreds of participants. The time and duration of the event remain unclear.
Increased security and traffic disruptions are possible near the affected area. Violence is unlikely, but individual clashes can occur if protesters are too disruptive or engage in public violence.