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Sethembiso Zulu

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Sethembiso Zulu is a multimedia journalist at Eyewitness News.

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Liquor outlets prep for level two reopening

It's day 144 of the national lockdown, and South Africa is preparing to progress to level 2 of the coronavirus lockdown from midnight. Fenyane's Tavern owner, Francinah Fenyane, in Vosloorus says she is worried about who will buy from them because most customers have lost their jobs.

Gauteng is weathering the COVID-19 storm: Makhura

The Provincial Command Council, led by Premier David Makhura, gave an update on COVID-19 infections in Gauteng on 13 August 2020. Makhura said that the cases were gradually decreasing and the province was now weathering the storm quite well. #coronavirus, #covid19 #DAVIDMakhura

Cabinet approves submission of cannabis private use bill to Parly: Lamola

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola on 6 August 2020 briefed the media on the outcomes of a recent Cabinet meeting. Lamola said the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill regulated the use, possession and cultivation of cannabis plants for personal use. #cannnnabis #Marijuana #lamola

Andrew Mlangeni’s son: I didn’t believe it would happen so soon

The family of late struggle veteran and Rivonia trialist Andrew Mlangeni have admired his love for the community. Mlangeni died at the One Military Hospital in Thaba Tshwane on Wednesday morning after a long illness. He was 95. Neighbours, friends and family went to his Dube home in Soweto on Wednesday to pay their last respects. Sello Mlangeni paid tribute to his father, and said he was still shocked at the news because his father was a very strong man. #SelloMlangeni #RIPAndrewMlangeni #Soweto

The Lethole line has ended: Shonisani’s family speak out on his death

A family whose son died at the Tembisa Hospital in Ekhuruleni wants answers from the Health Department after he was allegedly denied food for two days. Shonisani Lethole died on Monday, a week after he was admitted to hospital with respiratory issues. Just days before his death, he sent a tweet to the Health Minister to complain about not being fed for 48 hours at a government facility. The facility says it has documents showing Lethole was fed and well taken care of. Lethole's family told Eyewitness News that they want answers from the Health Department.

Two ANC members implicated in the VBS scandal to be reinstated

After the African National Congress's national executive council over the weekend, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said during a media briefing on Wednesday that the NEC decided its Limpopo treasurer-general Danny Msiza and provincial party chair Florence Radzilani should be reinstated with immediate effect after being suspended for over two years.

Gauteng Education Dept apologises for online admissions glitches

Gauteng Education Department spokesperson Steve Mabona says that grade one and grade eight admissions are open for 2021 and that 44,000 application have been received so far. The department has apologised for glitches that occurred during the online admissions process on 25 June 2020.

FEATURE: Youth Day: A new generation does its part

EWN multimedia reporter Sethembiso Zulu spent a week in and around Gauteng to find members of the COVID-19 brigade and celebrate them as South Africa marks the 44th anniversary of the Soweto student uprising in 1976.

Parents at Soweto school raise concerns about COVID-19 precautions

Parents at Isipho Primary School are demanding clarity from the Soweto school on when it was sanitised and how the teachers planned on keeping it clean throughout the school day. Grade 7 and 12 pupils returned to the classroom on Monday morning after almost three months under national lockdown. Despite assurances from the Education Department and the school, some parents were not convinced that the necessary arrangements had been made to protect their children from contracting COVID-19.

Minister Mbalula assesses readiness of OR Tambo Airport

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula conducted an inspection at OR Tambo International Airport to check adherence to a set of measures put in place by his department to protect those who will be travelling via the airport.