Chris Hani’s killer Janusz Walus denied parole

Former SA Communist Party leader Chris Hani’s assassin has been denied parole. Justice Minister Michael Masutha announced his decision at a press briefing on Friday. This follows a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling in August which gave the minister 90 days to make a decision. Walus, a Polish immigrant, and Conservative Party MP Clive Derby-Lewis, […]
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ANC to intervene in three ‘troubled’ provinces over branch meetings

The ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) is to intervene in branch general meetings in three provinces over nominations of presidential candidates for the upcoming national elective conference. Secretary general Gwede Mantashe told journalists during a media briefing on Monday that it would intervene in KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape. At least 70% […]
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State capture report a political tool – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma believes that the public protector’s report on state capture was a political tool meant to be used to deal with certain individuals. In an exclusive interview with ANN7 on Monday evening, Zuma spoke out about the state of capture report by former public protector Thuli Madonsela, in which she recommended that Zuma […]
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How you will pay for Zuma’s free education plan

The government is considering drastic budget cuts to fund free higher education, including cutting social grants, freezing the roll-out of RDP houses and increasing taxes. With the country facing an unpre-cedented R50.8‑billion revenue hole, a treasury document has been put before President Jacob Zuma by the presidential fiscal committee, outlining possible areas where budgets could […]
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The State Security Agency makes second attempt to gag Jacques Pauw’s book

The State Security Agency has sent yet another cease and desist letter to get The Presidents Keepers withdrawn from bookshelves, but this time the letter was sent to its title editor Russel Martin. Authur and veteran journalist Jacques Pauw announced during the official launch of his book that the SSA’s cease and desist letter gave […]
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Ramaphosa leads Gauteng nominations in the presidential race

ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is leading the Gauteng presidential race following this weekend’s round of nominations by branches in the province. But, it’s early days, insiders say. According to them, nominations are yet to meet the halfway mark, which will give a more clear indication of Ramaphosa’s performance in the race. Outcomes of branch […]
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Mbalula delivers crime stats, vows to crack down on ‘lazy’ police efforts

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Tuesday announced a general 1.8% decrease in crime but remained scathing of efforts to curb violence. The crime statistics released in Parliament show that robberies are the highest they have been in a decade at 6% and are the cause of most aggravated contact crimes. Although the “most policeable crime”, […]
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Jacob Zuma’s criminal status key for ANC rules

If corruption charges against Jacob Zuma were to be re-enrolled, a fraught responsibility would fall on ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. Under the ANC’s constitution, the party’s secretary general “may suspend” a member or office bearer indicted to appear in a court if that seems necessary — “on the authority of” the party’s national executive […]
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Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ‘links’ to illicit Gupta cash flows an attempt to block her presidency

Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s backers have labelled reported links between her and alleged illicit flows of funds by the Gupta family as a “clear” attempt to block her from ascending to the party’s top post. Dlamini-Zuma was flagged, along with 27 other people, as individuals that UK financial institutions should review as possibly being involved […]
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NPA gives Zuma until November 30 to explain why corruption case must be dropped

The National Prosecuting Authority has given Jacob Zuma until November 30 to make representations on why the corruption case against him should be dropped. In a statement issued on Friday, the NPA said the National Director of Public Prosecutions “is of the view that in light of the judgment of the SCA, it appears that […]
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