South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday, 27 May

south africa: today’s latest news and headlines, monday, 27 may

South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Monday, 27 May

A lot can change overnight, but we’ll keep you informed with the latest news stories and headlines in South Africa on Monday, 27 May.

The SA police services seem to have introduced a new perk for its officers—home drop-offs via helicopter.

Meanwhile, Indian authorities arrested the Gupta brothers for their alleged role in the death of a prominent builder in Dehradun.

The South African Police Service has warned the public to avoid rushing to the scene of cash-in-transit heists.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday evening. Here is everything you need to know about the address.

Lastly, an IEC presiding officer was allegedly woken at home in the middle of the night and threatened over bulk material stored in a church.

TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Monday, 27 May

WATCH: Feeling Sick? SAPS Helicopters now offer emergency home drop-offs

The SA police services seem to have introduced a new perk for its officers—home drop-offs via helicopter.

This follows the viral spread of a video depicting a police officer, feeling unwell, who was recently dropped off near her home in Dawn Park by a SAPS helicopter.

The video has sparked debate on the appropriate use of police resources, with many questioning this airborne act of kindness.

NEWSFLASH: Guptas ARRESTED in India for involvement in suicide

Minister of Justice has confirmed that the Gupta brothers arrested in India are not those wanted for corruption-related charges in South Africa.

Indian authorities arrested two brothers on Friday for their alleged involvement in the suicide of a prominent builder in the country.

Elections 2024: IEC condemns threats directed to KZN staff

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has condemned threats directed at one of its presiding officers in KwaZulu-Natal. Over the storage of bulk material for the upcoming elections.

South Africa is heading to hotly contested polls on Wednesday, 29 May and unfounded allegations about alleged vote rigging are already circulating on social media.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address: What you need to know

With only days before the general elections, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on Sunday evening. Here is everything you need to know about the address.

President Cyril Ramaphosa said millions of South Africans will exercise their right to vote.

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