DA KZN strategy moves past taking on ‘the man from Nkandla’

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has told the party’s KwaZulu-Natal provincial congress that it needs to go beyond “taking on the man from Nkandla” and turn itself into a stable government wherever it had taken power because of the easy target President Jacob Zuma had presented.

Maimane told the congress, held in Durban, that while the party had achieved what many would have thought impossible by taking the Cape Town, Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Johannesburg Metros, it had also made serious gains in KwaZulu-Natal in the 2016 local government elections. The DA now had branches all over the province and had increased its number of councillors from 150 councillors to 201, an increase of 11.88% of the vote in 2011 to 17.4% in 2016.
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Mogoeng’s ‘very serious’ attack on majority judgment difficult to comprehend

When does a court overreach and thus intrude into a domain exclusively reserved for the executive or the legislature? In an unusually harsh minority judgment, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng was clear that the majority of the Constitutional Court had done just that in ordering Parliament to introduce a mechanism to deal with the possible impeachment […]
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Zuma will make an 85% profit on his Nkandla home after repaying the state R7.8m

NEWS ANALYSIS: President Jacob Zuma has until the end of August to repay the state R7.8-million for taxpayer-funded improvements to his Nkandla home. But, ironically, that amount represents – conservatively – an 85% profit for Zuma. Combining the findings of the treasury with a 2014 report by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) shows that the […]
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A new twist in the Political Party’s view about Zuma

In theory, a President can do extraordinary things and still remain in office in South Africa, duelling parties agreed in the Constitutional Court on Tuesday during eight hours of argument. A conviction for murder, as long as the sentence is suspended, would not automatically disbar a President, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng suggested. Similarly, a conviction […]
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Black-owned And Led Institutions Have A Legacy of Corruption – EFF

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says black-owned and led institutions in South Africa are known for their legacy of nepotism, corruption and kleptocracy. EFF made the assertion while it was celebrating the VSB Mutual Bank decision to shut the Gupta’s business accounts. Earlier this month, it emerged that the VSB Mutual Bank closed the accounts […]
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Millions to be wasted on President Zuma’s Nkandla homestead

The South African government is preparing to spend “millions” in taxpayers’ money on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead, according to a report by the Sunday Times. The report stated that the Department of Public Works confirmed processes were underway to refurbish the property, repair “shoddy workmanship”, and address security concerns. “While the assessment is not […]
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We demand a secret No Confidence vote, Dissolution of Parliament and a General Election!

Johannesburg – Agang SA on Thursday filed papers in the Constitutional Court asking that a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma be voted on by way of secret ballot, the party said. The party also asked the court to declare Baleka Mbete unfit to be Speaker after she did not allow motion of […]
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