Abigail Javier

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Abigail Javier is a multimedia producer at Eyewitness News.

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Educators and school staff to be vaccinated over a 10-day period

The Department of Health's Nicholas Crisp provided an update on the national vaccination rollout programme during a COVID-19 briefing on 18 June 2021. He outlined the special vaccination programmes that will target educators, police, military and correctional services.

SA-UAE extradition treaty paves way for Guptas to face criminal charges

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola confirmed that the extradition treaty between South Africa and the United Arab Emirates had been ratified after the National Prosecuting Authority approached Interpol to assist in the execution of warrants of arrests for brothers Atul and Rajesh Gupta, their wives and four others. The treaty comes into effect on 10 July. #Guptas #UAE

ANC on Zweli Mkhize and Ace Magashule

The African National Congress held a media briefing soon 8 June 2021 following the national working committee's regular session. #ANC #ZweliMkhize #AceMagashule

Legal vibes: Zweli Mkhize takes advice to not appear before Parliament

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize was meant to appear before Parliament’s health committee on 4 June to respond to allegations around the irregular Digital Vibes contract, but excused himself following legal advice. The department’s director-general Sandile Buthelezi took his place, but he too said he could not say much as he had been implicated in a charge brought to the SAPS on 3 June 2021. #DigitalVibes #ZweliMkhize

1 year later: Family remembers Tshegofatso Pule

4 June 2020 marks a year since heavily pregnant 28-year-old Tshegofatso Pule was last seen by her family. Days later, she was found dead, hanging from a tree in Johannesburg. Eyewitness News spoke to Pule’s family who shared their memories as well as their sadness and anger. #TshegofatsoPule #GBV

After 6-year struggle for water, Soweto school finally gets help

In April 2021, Eyewitness News reported on Goza Primary School, a school in Soweto that has been fighting for six years for access to safe drinking water on its premises. Private funders such as AECI picked up on the story and decided to donate much-needed water services to the school. #GozaPrimary #WaterCrisis #BasicRights