We’ve Not Seen The Last Of  Zuma?

What a difference eight hours makes! Or was Jacob Zuma’s late-night resignation on Wednesday predictable? His interview with the public broadcaster’s Mzwandile Mbetshe earlier in the day suggested that he’d rather face a vote of no confidence than resigning voluntarily. In hindsight, however, the afternoon interview appears to have been necessary, paving the way for the resignation. The interview also signaled that his resignation might not mean the end of this saga.

For starters, Mbetshe’s interview was quite insightful, especially because, and correctly so, he allowed Zuma to express his thoughts and emotions. Zuma saw the interview as a way to influence how the public should see his resignation. His merely reading his resignation speech on television, as he did on Wednesday night, created an impression of a meek figure being hounded out of office. That goes against everything Zuma believes about himself.
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Woman Stabbed And Robbed Whilst Taking A Walk On The Beach With Her Family

A woman was stabbed on Noordhoek Beach in the small town of Kommetjie in the Western Cape whilst taking a walk with her husband and daughter on Saturday morning. The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said the family was accosted by a man who robbed them of their personal belongings and stabbed the wife as they were walking along the beach at 08:00.
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#FARMMURDER: Man (73) Murdered In Cold Blood, Dogs Shot Dead – Charl Cilliers, Mpumalanga

A 73-year-old man died and his wife was extremely traumatised after the couple was attacked on their farm in Charl Cilliers in Mpumalanga on Friday night.

Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, Police Spokesperson, confirmed the incident.

He identified the couple as Johannes Cornelius (73) and Ilse Jakoba Meyer (69).

According to Hlathi the incident took place at approximately 22:30. He said the couple was apparently watching television in their living room when three armed thugs attacked them.

“The men apparently penetrated the house and insisted on the keys of the safe,” he said.

According to him, the thugs then forced Johannes into the bedroom and took the safe keys from him. After that, the group of thugs shot and killed him.

“The thugs allegedly stole a revolver and two hunting rifles during the incident. They also stole jewelry, an undisclosed amount of money, a television and a Ford Ranger bakkie,” he said.

Hlathi said the thugs fled shortly thereafter, but before they did. also shot the couple’s two dogs.

According to him, Ilse was viciously attacked but is in a stable condition.

No one has thus far been arrested in connection with the incident.

The registration number of the Ford Ranger bakkie is JKP 436 MP. The Police called on anyone with more information about the incident to contact Constable Phakisa Motau, the Investigation Officer, at 082 053 0306.

By: Cyril Blackburn / Maroela

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‘Sex-For-Marks’ Scandal Rocks Eastern Cape School

Angry parents have shut down a school in the Eastern Cape in the wake of a scandal in which schoolgirls were extorted for sex in exchange for passing the year, and which left one schoolgirl pregnant.
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‘Tired’ Dlamini-Zuma Wants Out Of Parliament – Or Is She Jumping Ship?

Will ANC MP Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma be part of Cyril Ramaphosa’s new administration? Maybe, maybe not.

After losing a bruising battle for the presidency of the ANC in December, the former African Union Commission chairwoman has apparently told Ramaphosa she wants to step down as a  National Assembly member.
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Minister, Carrying His Louis Vuitton Handbag, Ditches State House For R7000-A-Pop Showers

A cabinet minister who wants to dodge Cape Town water restrictions has booked himself into an R7 000-a-night hotel. “The joke is he didn’t want to take a bucket bath in Cape Town”.

Instead of occupying his official state residence, State Security Minister Bongani Bongo checked into the five-star Taj hotel three weeks ago, complaining about the 90-second time limit he has to take showers.
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TZANEEN: Home Affairs Horrors

Queuing for hours, no seating and rude staff. This is what what you can expect if you need to visit Home affairs in Tzaneen and residents had enough. Tzaneen residents queuing for the Home Affairs services.

A Tzaneen resident, Karel van der Gryp, says that he is still unable to collect his passport because of the long lines.
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‘Zuma Is Going To Have His Day In Court Soon And It’s Going To Be Ugly’

Jacob Zuma is set to face the music —  soon he will be charged with the arms-deal corruption case and he might face ill-discipline charges by his party. The Sunday Times has revealed that the National Prosecuting Authority is going to recommend that some of the charges against Zuma be reinstated, having lined up more than 200 witnesses to testify against him.
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MP’S Mum on Possible Cabinet Reshuffle

Members of Parliament (MPs) who attended the State of The Nation Address have shied away from speculating on a possible Cabinet reshuffle.

Although this was something some opposition party MPs wanted President Cyril Ramaphosa to touch on during his speech, he didn’t mention it.
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Man burnt to death in mob justice attack in Limpopo

Police have condemned ongoing mob-justice in the province after a man was burnt to death in his vehicle following an attack near Ga-Mokgotho village in Limpopo.

Police spokesperson lieutenant colonel Moatshe’ Ngoepe said the community had received information of a planned business robbery and had lain in wait for the perpetrators.
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#FARMMURDER – Farm Worker Brutally Killed – Hammanskraal

*WARNING IMAGE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS*

A farm worker was brutally killed on a farm close to Hammanskraal, GP. He was found with his trousers pulled down, a cloth wrapped around his head and a cloth stuffed in his mouth. Furthermore, his hands were tied behind his back with wire. The farm worker was hacked to death with what seems to have been a panga (machete) whilst he was tied up.

Looking at the picture displays the brutality and the agony this man went through.

Desperate times in South Africa while the ruling ANC Government and the new President Ramaphosa remain silent.

It has s been continuing for far too long!

By Ian Cameron – Afriforum/15th February, 2018

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Agri SA on SONA – time for a new start

The state-of-the-nation address (Sona) delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday night was a frank admission of the problems negatively impacting on the morale of South Africans and the drivers which are critical to take the nation forward, Agri SA said.

“Agri SA therefore wholeheartedly supports the economic solutions outlined in the [Sona] to turn the country around and to create a future of hope, social cohesion, and prosperity for all,” Agri SA president Dan Kriek said on Saturday.
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Scathing judgment may put Mkhwebane’s job in jeopardy

Pretoria – Friday’s scathing judgment in the Bankorp-CIEX court case could lay the foundation for removing Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane from her position, on the basis that she abused her office.

Mkhwebane already received a stinging judgment against her in August last year, after Judge John Murphy labelled her “impervious” and “disingenuous”.
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Opposition parties give mixed reviews for Ramaphosa’s speech

Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation of Address (SONA) has received mixed reviews from opposition parties, with somearties give mixed rev welcoming his efforts to deal with corruption and reducing the size of government departments.

Ramaphosa gave his first SONA without any interruptions from opposition benches on Friday night.
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President Ramaphosa’s maiden State of the Nation

State of the Nation Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, 16 February 2018, Parliament

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete,

Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise,
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