Maimane urges Metsimaholo community to vote ANC out once and for all

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has urged residents of the Metsimaholo municipality to kick the ANC out of power there once and for all when they vote in the upcoming by-elections. Twenty-one wards will be contested for on Wednesday. This after the municipality’s former coalition government was dissolved in July. “On Wednesday you, the people of […]
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Senzo Mchunu gives explosive details on KZN killings

The manipulation of how councillors are selected stoked political violence in KwaZulu-Natal, said former provincial premier and ANC chairperson Senzo Mchunu. Mchunu, who was fired as premier after losing the November 2015 elective conference to current chairperson Sihle Zikalala, made the explosive disclosures at the Moerane Commission into political killings in KwaZulu-Natal. The elective conference […]
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Thousands of illegal KZN ANC members uncovered ahead of December conference

A northern KwaZulu-Natal councillor has claimed that they have uncovered thousands of illegal ANC members ahead of the elective conference in December. ANC councillor in Pongola‚ Nqaba Mkhwanazi‚ who gave evidence on Monday at the Moerane Commission which is sitting in KwaZulu-Natal to investigate political violence in the province‚ cited factionalism and corruption as being […]
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ANC KZN leaders to appeal court ruling that its 2015 election was ‘unlawful and void’

The ANC’s KwaZulu-Natal leadership will appeal against this morning’s high court ruling that the outcome of the November 2015 provincial conference, which elected it, is unlawful. Mdumiseni Ntuli, spokesperson for the provincial executive committee, said in brief interview on the steps of the high court in Pietermaritzburg that the committee would file a notice of […]
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Squabbles dim DA’s hope of 2019 win

Worsening relations between the Democratic Alliance and smaller opposition parties are threatening the party’s hopes of assuming power nationally in 2019 by forming a coalition government. On Tuesday, when the DA brought a motion to dissolve Parliament, its opposition allies would not support it. The smaller opposition parties accused the DA of being arrogant for […]
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Mbete in hot water over secret ballot choice

ANC chairperson and National Assembly speaker Baleka Mbete could face sanction from her own party for allowing the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma to be conducted by secret ballot. The Mail & Guardian has learned that the ANC’s top brass, particularly those in Zuma’s camp, are furious with Mbete for her secret […]
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Makhosi Khoza, African National Congress MP, hits back at claims that she ‘insulted’ ANC colleagues.

Makhosi Khoza has denied she insulted ANC colleagues following a boycott of a meeting she chaired last week, saying she was responding to their initial taunts. Khoza was sacked as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration last Thursday, August 17, after ANC MPs wrote a letter demanding she be removed two […]
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What is the key to why Zuma prevails, it’s what happens within the ANC and not in Parliament.

What matters inside the African National Congress, the party that governs South Africa, is not necessarily what matters outside it. This obvious point is missed by much of the commentary on the latest unsuccessful motion of no confidence in Jacob Zuma – and in much discussion of South African politics. One result of ignoring this […]
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No confidence vote: A victory for Zuma, but a defeat for the ANC

Jacob Zuma is a natural born political survivor. Yesterday the president overcame an eighth no confidence vote, despite the mountain of evidence of corrupt conduct that has emerged in recent months. But it may prove to be a Pyrrhic victory – for him and most certainly for his party, the African National Congress (ANC). “Hollow” […]
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