Politics

Minister asks Ramaphosa to remove DG or ‘risk another Nkandla scandal’

October 1, 2018

Public works minister Thulas Nxesi has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the feud between him and director-general Sam Vukela, amid warnings that keeping Vukela in the post could “return the department to the days of the Nkandla scandal”. Nxesi wrote to Ramaphosa last month, asking him to “redeploy” Vukela because he was “insubordinate […]

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DA mayor arrested for alleged assault

October 1, 2018

Midvaal mayor Bongani Baloyi was arrested for alleged assault at the weekend. Baloyi and a member of the public were both taken into police custody after they laid charges against one another on Saturday. Baloyi was released on bail and will appear in the Vereeniging Magistrate’s Court on Monday. The DA and the ANC issued […]

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Bathabile Dlamini may not be able to foot her legal bill: report

October 1, 2018

Former minister of social development Bathabile Dlamini might not have enough money to pay legal fees a court has ordered her to pay. Rapport reported on Sunday that Dlamini’s share portfolio of R21‚081 and home in Pietermaritzburg might be insufficient to cover legal costs the Constitutional Court ordered her to pay this week. The court ruled on Thursday […]

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Maimane gives Ramaphosa a week to fire Dlamini and Gigaba

September 29, 2018

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has written to President Cyril Ramaphosa demanding he dismisses from his Cabinet Bathabile Dlamini – minister in the presidency responsible for women – and home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba. Maimane has given Ramaphosa until October 5 to dismiss the two ministers‚ otherwise the DA will approach the courts to […]

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How the ANC holds its leaders to account to come up for discussion at NEC meeting

September 29, 2018

The autonomy of the ANC’s integrity committee – and its ability to take action against party leaders who misbehave – will be up for discussion at the ANC’s national executive committee meeting‚ sitting in Irene‚ Pretoria‚ at the weekend. ANC secretary general Ace Magashule said the NEC will hear a report from the party’s National […]

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Cosatu must put pressure on ANC to ensure adequate policing for Cape Town’s crime hot spots‚ says Maimane

September 29, 2018

DA leader Mmusi Maimane on Saturday exhorted Cosatu “to do the right thing” and put pressure on the ANC and the South African Police Service to stop under-resourcing policing in Cape Town’s crime-ridden areas as punishment for not choosing an ANC government. Kicking off the DA’s 2019 election campaign in the Western Cape‚ Maimane noted […]

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[WATCH] Nelson Mandela Bay council chaos as groups clash over new councillor

September 25, 2018

A Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting degenerated into chaos on Tuesday morning after attempts by security to eject Lutho Sokudela‚ a recently sworn in DA councillor‚ from the council chamber. At the first council meeting with the DA in the opposition benches‚ councillors of the party rallied around Sokudela‚ forming a human shield‚ in a […]

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EFF members disrupt Shoprite in Nelson Mandela Bay

September 24, 2018

File photo.  Image: Foto24 / Mary-Ann Palmer/ Gallo Images Shopping at Shoprite in Greenacres‚ Port Elizabeth‚ was disrupted when about 40 EFF members staged a protest on Monday. Community member Khanya Ngqisha was escorted out of Shoprite after he‚ along with a number of other community members‚ entered Shoprite at around 11:30am. The group filled trolleys […]

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Mmusi Maimane Western Cape candidacy debacle: DA hunts for source of leak

September 23, 2018

Mmusi Maimane Western Cape candidacy debacle: now DA hunts for source of leak 23 September 2018 – 00:00BY APHIWE DEKLERK The DA wants to find out which party member leaked information about Mmusi Maimane’s candidacy for the Western Cape premiership. Image: DONNA WATSON DA leaders have been asked to hand over their cellphones and laptops […]

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ANC slams the man who blasted Ramaphosa in k-word tirade

September 21, 2018

Kessie Nair  Image: Facebook/Kessie Nair The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has condemned the “scurrilous racist video” by convicted Durban fraudster and former local councillor Kessie Nair in which he called President Cyril Ramaphosa the k-word. Nair uploaded his rant on Tuesday‚ and the video has since gone viral. He has previously served six years in prison for […]

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