Armed Forces Day is held annually on February 21 in commemoration of the sinking of the SS Mendi steamship in 1917, one of South African’s worst tragedies during the First World War which took place between 1914 to 1918. A total of 616 black South African troops died when the SS Mendi steamship sank on its way to France.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is on Friday morning expected to officiate at Armed Forces Day in Polokwane.
The Human Rights Commission has defended its decision to raid and rescue alleged suspected drug addicts from a church compound at Moletji village outside Polokwane in Limpopo.
The trial of a group of people accused of the murder of 28-year-old Thoriso Themane is expected to start on Monday in the High Court in Polokwane in Limpopo.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize will on Tuesday visit the Mankweng hospital outside Polokwane where an intern doctor was killed.