Ronnie Kasrils asked Mbeki to stand for a third term to stop Zuma

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says he asked former president Thabo Mbeki to contest for the role of ANC president in the lead up to the party’s Polokwane conference in an attempt to stop President Jacob Zuma from taking over the position. He made the comments last night at metalworkers’ union Numsa’s Vincent Mabuyakhulu conference […]
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Dlamini-Zuma warns against bad losers in ANC presidential race

Contenders for the presidency of the ANC should not let losing cause divisions in the movement, presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Sunday. “Comrades, if the branches elect you, and they put you in the contest and you accept it, then you must go in there with a spirit to win, but understanding that you […]
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Cyril Ramaphosa’s leaked emails: Echoes of apartheid-era dirty tricks

A routine smear. This is the view of the overwhelming majority of commentators and analysts about last weekend’s “revelations” in the Sunday Independent that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was a serial womaniser. The commentariat can expect more such smears. They will come against more than one candidate running for the presidency of the governing ANC […]
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Winnie Mandela – Firebrand Firestarter for the “Struggle”, AND secret Double Agent?

For many black South Africans Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is an icon of the “Struggle” and “Mother of the Nation”. For them she is the fiery wife of Nelson Mandela, famous for her chant about setting blacks free with matches and necklacing them with black tyres. Ironically no whites were burnt to death this way, only moderate […]
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Sri Lankan Civil Societies Outraged at South Africa’s Failure to Arrest Bashir Especially after SA helped “design” Sri Lanka’s Reconciliation process!

A group of Sri Lankan civil society members and organisations, have in a petition to be submitted to the South African High Commission in Colombo, expressed outrage over the failure of the South African authorities to apprehend and detain President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan during his recent visit to South Africa for an African Union […]
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