#SABCNews Headlines @06H30 AM | 17 November 2022

* The defence will continue to cross-examine state witness, Tumelo Madlala, when the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial resumes in the High Court in Pretoria this morning. The matter was adjourned yesterday after lunch when some television journalists inadvertently showed Madlala’s face.

* The International Monetary Fund boss Kristalina Georgieva says US President Joe Biden’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping signals a new chapter in easing tensions between the world’s two largest economies.
Georgieva was speaking on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia. The leaders of top economies have also called for an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine. South Africa has been represented by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

* Parents of the young boy who was mauled to death by a pitbull in Bloemfontein last weekend can have legal recourse if they prove that the owner was negligent. Legal expert, Machini Motloung, says the parents of eight-year-old Olebogeng Mosime from Vista Park in Bloemfontein, can sue the owner of the dog for emotional trauma and suffering endured as a result of the gruesome incident. This comes as Mosime’s family prepares for his memorial service to be held today 17 November 2022.

* Much-loved television presenter Pearl Shongwe has been remembered for her infectious laugh and for inspiring others. Friends, colleagues and family attended her memorial service at the SABC’s headquarters in Johannesburg. The late Metro FM and sports news personality was found dead at her Midrand home last Thursday 10 November 2022.

* Proceedings in the re-opened inquest into the death of the late anti-apartheid activist and Muslim cleric, Imam Abdullah Haron have been postponed. The court has heard the testimony of former political detainees, who described their period of solitary confinement and interrogation by the apartheid security branch, in particular the policeman, Spyker van Wyk, as torture. The date for closing arguments, which will presumably be heard in the first quarter of next year, will be announced at a later stage. The first inquest in 1970 found that his death was attributed to a heart condition and injuries sustained during an alleged fall, down a staircase at the Cape Town police station.

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