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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The mafia state is in full swing

There is no longer a crystal-clear difference between the current state of our democracy and the telltale signs of a mafia state. That, in its essence, is the nexus insight from Jacques Pauw’s new book, The President’s Keepers, which is why the responses from various parts of the ANC-led government and state are as hysterical […]
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State capture fiasco shows why collaboration is key to tackling global crime networks

Lord Peter Hain tabled a series of allegations in the UK’s House of Lords relating to the possible role of British banks in alleged money laundering and illicit financial transactions centred around President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family. The Conversation Africa’s Charles Leonard asked him to explain why he took the step. Hain, who […]
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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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We are stuck with Zuma: Thousands march against state capture, corruption

Workers across the country downed tools, marched to key points in various cities, and demanded an end to corruption and state capture. All nine provinces in the country engaged in the protected strike action today, which saw thousands of Cosatu supporters stream into public spaces, with many carrying placards with the recurring theme: [Jacob] Zuma […]
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Johan Rupert: “Radical economic transformation is just a code word for theft”

South Africa’s richest man Johann Rupert said “radical economic transformation,” the policy championed by the country’s President Jacob Zuma to reduce racial inequality, is no more than theft. “Radical economic transformation is just a code word for theft,” Rupert said on the sidelines of Richemont’s annual general meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. “That’s what’s happening […]
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Zuma won’t let Public Protector dictate to him on #StateCapture inquiry

Pretoria – Jacob Zuma will not be dictated to by the Public Protector, or any other State functionary, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday. “One of the points we raise is that the remedial action [prescribed by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela] is telling the president [Zuma] that he has no discretion on […]
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Suspended Eskom CFO faces charges of corruption

Charges of corruption and financial misconduct have been laid against Eskom’s suspended chief financial officer‚ Anoj Singh. The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse laid the charges on Tuesday morning at the Randburg police station. The charges come after Eskom on Monday admitted to lying about payments which benefited the embattled Gupta family through the Trillian business […]
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Guptas get bailed out of another SA business after Swiss Company is investing R2,97b

Oakbay flogging Tegeta for amazingly quick profit of nearly R800million. A United Arab Emirates businessman using a Swiss shelf company is investing R2.97-billion to buy the Gupta family’s Tegeta mining company, which is under investigation for dubious dealings in its purchase of the Optimum colliery. Tegeta Resources and Exploration will be sold by Oakbay Investments, […]
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Energy fund faces ruin if state mining company moves to Zwane’s department.

The Central Energy Fund (CEF) faces financial ruin when Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi hands the state’s mining company, African Exploration Mining and Finance Corporation, to the department of mineral resources. This will take place in the few months left of this financial year. Sources in the department have told the Mail & Guardian it will […]
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