Xanderleigh Dookey Makhaza

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Xanderleigh Dookey Makhaza is an Eyewitness News video producer.

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Former Minister Bathabile Dlamini appears in court on perjury charge

Former Minister of Social Development and president of the ANCWL Bathabile Dlamini appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on 21 September 2021. Dlamini’s appearance is in connection with a perjury charge related to the social grants payments fiasco in 2017.

Denials from former cop accused of ordering hits on family members

Former police officer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu returned to the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court on 14 September 2021. Ndlovu took to the stand to deliver her response to allegations that she plotted the deaths of several family members in order to receive life insurance policy payouts.

COVID-19 update: 24% drop in new cases nationally

Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla gave an update on COVID-19 infections in the country on 10 September 2021. While the number of infections in some provinces remained high, Phaahla said that nationally there had been a steady decline in new infections.

GALLERY: Clean water going to waste in Palm Ridge

Endless torrents of water gush out of broken water pipes in Palm Ridge, in Ekurhuleni, while homes around the pipes don't have access to the essential resource at all. Many don't even have toilets.

Water crisis hits parts of Palm Ridge in Ekurhuleni

Palm Ridge residents living in RDP houses in Ekurhuleni have shared their frustration with Eyewitness News, describing how potable water is running down the streets from broken pipes at a time when many have no access to water in their homes.

Deadline for driver's licence renewals extended

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has announced an extension to the grace period for the renewal of driver's licences. This comes after more than 1 million drivers were unable to renew their licences before the initial deadline of 31 August 2021. Mbalula admitted that one of the biggest issues the department was struggling with was corruption and said that a number of interventions were being put in place to deal with these challenges.

Job Mokgoro resigns as North West Premier

North West Premier Job Mokgoro has resigned a week after the African National Congress (ANC) in the province named his successor. Mokgoro said that he had met with the president on Wednesday to discuss his resignation. Mokgoro was expected to resign after the ANC's interim provincial leadership nominated Bushy Maape to replace him.