Correctional Services spokesman Manelisi Wolela has denied allegations that student leader Mcebo Dla.
NO FOOD: Thousands of children in the Eastern Cape are starving without the Primary Schools Nutrition Programme (PSNP).
"Nowhere more than the Eastern Cape is a school feeding scheme needed, but what has happened to the scheme over the past couple of years is appalling," IFP education spokesman Alfred Mpontshane said yesterday.
The PSNP was started by Nelson Mandela in 1994 to encourage school attendance, concentration in class and the overall health and well-being of pupils.
It came to an abrupt end this year pending an investigation into the alleged misappropriation of about R100million. - Sapa
ROAD CARNAGE: Four people died in an accident on the N1 highway near Roodepoort yesterday.
ER 24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said a Volkswagen Jetta was trying to overtake another vehicle when the driver lost control and crashed into a barrier.
"The car apparently skidded and wrapped itself around a huge steel barrier," he said.
Two people were trapped in the car while the other two were flung out. They all died on impact. - Sapa
GOOD NEIGHBOURS: The South African and Namibian Labour departments will work together to improve conditions in the workplace, Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana said yesterday after meeting with his Namibian counterpart Alpheus Naruseb in Cape Town.
He said they were working to ensure labour relations in both countries were harmonised to address the violation of worker rights by multi-nationals.
"We have political ties with Namibia dating back from struggle days. That we're only starting to talk now as labour ministers is inexplicable," he said. - Sapa
HEARING HALTED: Prominent news reports about Cape Bar Council and Cape Law Society investigations into an allegation that an advocate offered a teenager R20000 not to testify in the baby Jordan murder trial brought the marathon hearing in the Cape high court to an abrupt halt yesterday. - Sapa
SAVAGE ATTACK: A woman in her early 20s is in a critical condition in the intensive care unit at Pretoria Academic Hospital after she was severely assaulted.
Werner Vermaak of ER24 said paramedics found the woman lying on the side of the road after getting a call early yesterday.
"When we examined her, we found she had massive head injuries. Her face and skull were beaten in," he said. -Sapa