South Africa: Today’s latest news and headlines, Friday 21 August

Stay informed and about to date with all the latest news in South Africa by reviewing the day’s major headlines on Friday 21 August.As South Africa declares an early win over the coronavirus outbreak, with active cases plummeting and field hospitals closing, the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) pandemic has been reignited following the brutal murder of Asithandile “Kwasa” Zozo at the hands of her alleged boyfriend.TODAY’S LATEST NEWS IN SOUTH AFRICA, Friday 21 AUGUSTWestern Cape closes Convention centre field hospitalThe Western Cape — which was once the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa, accounting for more than 60% of the country’s caseload — is closing a major quarantine and triage facility. The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) was converted into the “Hospital of Hope” in preparation for the virus’ peak and treated over 1 500 patients over the course of three months.Resources dedicated to the facility, which held 850 beds, will be distributed to areas in greater need of healthcare provisions as the province experiences a drastic drop in cases. Today, the Western Cape accounts for only 17% of the national caseload.Provincial Premier Alan Winde welcomed the recent move to lockdown Level 2 and the W
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