South Africa: Police Question Witnesses In Deadly KwaZulu-Natal Hostel Attack - South African News Briefs - February 2, 2023

2 February 2023

 Updated as at 17h58 SAST

Police Question Witnesses In KwaZulu-Natal Hostel Killings

Police in KwaZulu-Natal are questioning witnesses after the February 1 shooting at a hostel in KwaMashu claimed the lives of four people, Eye Witness News reports. At least 20 armed suspects stormed the hostel and opened fire, police said. Three people were killed immediately, while the fourth victim died of gunshot wounds later.

Coal Firm to Build South Africa's Biggest Wind Farm 

Seriti Resources, a South African coal producer, will through its green energy unit, build a 155 megawatt wind farm in coal-rich Mpumalanga, Tech Central reports. The wind farm will provide electricity for mining operations, the group chief financial officer Doug Gain said.

ANC's Paul Mashatile Gearing Up for Deputy President Role?

African National Congress (ANC) deputy president Paul Mashatile is now a member of the National Assembly (NA) after NA secretary Masibulelo Xaso confirmed that Mashatile will replace ANC MP Tshilidzi Munyai, who resigned, reports News24. TimesLive reports that Mashatile will be sworn in as an MP this week, paving the way for him to become the head of government business amid speculation that David Mabuza has indicated a willingness to resign as deputy president of South Africa ahead of a cabinet reshuffle.

Beyonce Announces World Tour, But Snubs Africa Again

United States superstar singer Beyonce has announced that she will be touring the world to promote her album Renaissance but only dates for North America and Europe have been released on her website so far, reports Eyewitness News. EWN reports that the last time Beyonce was in Africa was for a world tour was in 2009 with her I Am... album, when she visited Egypt and Ethiopia. In 2018, she headlined the Global Citizen concert in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Solar Power Company Launches Woman-Led Assembly Plant

Sustainable power company Ener-G-Africa has launched a solar panel assembly facility at its offices in Cape Town, Eyewitness News reports. The woman-led plant will offer 53 jobs and cost R20 million to create while aiming to produce smaller solar panels aimed at low-income households.

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