South African News Headlines on Friday, 20 October 2023: New Public Protector, DA Walkout, and More

South African News Headlines on Friday, 20 October 2023

Politics

Kholeka Gcaleka appointed as South Africa’s new Public Protector

DA walks out of Parliament amid debate on appointment of Public Protector

EFF leader Julius Malema’s application to have firearm discharge case struck off the roll denied

Crime

Man behind vicious Klerksdorp brawl appears in court

Other News

Elephant crushes vehicle in Kruger National Park

Weather Forecast

Weather forecasts for all nine provinces

Traffic Updates

Live traffic updates for Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban

Horoscope

Free daily horoscope, celeb gossip, and lucky numbers for Friday, 20 October

Kholeka Gcaleka appointed as South Africa’s new Public Protector

The National Assembly has voted for Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka to be the next Public Protector.

The vote was taken after a debate on whether or not Gcaleka is a suitable candidate. A total of 244 MPs voted in favour of Gcaleka while 12 voted against.

DA walks out of Parliament amid debate on appointment of Public Protector

The Democratic Alliance (DA) walked out of Parliament amid a debate on the appointment of the next Public Protector.

The DA’s decision to walk out was seen as a protest against the nomination of Advocate Kholeka Gcaleka, who the DA believes is not a suitable candidate for the position.

Man behind vicious Klerksdorp brawl appears in court

The man behind the vicious Klerksdorp brawl has appeared in the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s Court on a charge of murder.

Wernich Botha (33) briefly appeared before the Klerksdorp Magistrates’ Court, before the case was postponed to 15 January.

Elephant crushes vehicle in Kruger National Park

A video has emerged of a bold elephant at Kruger National Park displaying an unusual interest in a vehicle.

The elephant crushed the vehicle’s bonnet, causing significant damage.

Other News

The weather forecast for Friday, 20 October 2023 is as follows:

  • Gauteng: Sunny, with a high of 27 degrees Celsius and a low of 15 degrees Celsius.
  • Western Cape: Sunny, with a high of 25 degrees Celsius and a low of 13 degrees Celsius.
  • Eastern Cape: Sunny, with a high of 26 degrees Celsius and a low of 14 degrees Celsius.
  • Northern Cape: Sunny, with a high of 28 degrees Celsius and a low of 16 degrees Celsius.
  • KwaZulu-Natal: Sunny, with a high of 29 degrees Celsius and a low of 17 degrees Celsius.
  • Free State: Sunny, with a high of 27 degrees Celsius and a low of 15 degrees Celsius.
  • North West: Sunny, with a high of 28 degrees Celsius and a low of 16 degrees Celsius.
  • Mpumalanga: Sunny, with a high of 29 degrees Celsius and a low of 17 degrees Celsius.
  • Limpopo: Sunny, with a high of 30 degrees Celsius and a low of 18 degrees Celsius.

Please note that this is just a general forecast and the actual weather conditions may vary. It is always best to check the latest weather forecast before heading out.

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