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NAME ROW: A petition was circulating in Northern Cape yesterday against a proposed name change for the McGregor Museum in Kimberley.
Earlier this year, Northern Cape MEC Fred Wyngaard announced a decision to change the museum's name.
Former director of the museum and member of the Friends of the Museum, Liz Voigt, said the petition followed a meeting on Wednesday during which a department representative explained the proposed name change.
Voigt said there were multiple objections against the name change. - Sapa
KIDNAPPER SENTENCED: A man who held nine staffers of the Pretoria News newspaper hostage in April last year was yesterday given a suspended sentence.
Lionel George, 33, was sentenced to three years' imprisonment, suspended for five years for the possession of a firearm. He was also sentenced to five years' imprisonment for the kidnappings, suspended for five years. - Sapa
BUSES TORCHED: About 300 angry commuters burnt down two buses and damaged another 10 in Brits on Wednesday night because the buses had run out of diesel.
North West police said yesterday that the commuters started by stoning the buses. The damage is estimated at about R250000. - Sapa
OFFICIAL SUSPENDED: A Correctional Services official has been suspended for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in Mpumalanga, the department said yesterday.
Spokesman Manelisi Wolela said the official had allegedly lured the girl into a toilet at the Ermelo Correctional Centre. - Sapa
TELKOM STRIKE: Members of two trade unions are set to embark on a five-day strike following a wage dispute with Telkom, the company said yesterday.
The strike action by the Communication Workers Union and the SA Communications Union would start at 7.30am today until 6am on Tuesday, Telkom said. They are demanding increases of 12,5 percent. - Sapa
MURDER CHARGE: An SA Air Force member who allegedly killed an officer and wounded another in Pretoria last year will go on trial in December.
Mandla Madonsela, 37, will appear in the Pretoria high court from December 8 to December 12. - Sapa