New South-Africa – Another ‘most wanted criminal’ sought after getting bail

The SAPS Provincial Commissioner LT. General Nneke Ledwaba has established a Dedicated Task Team following a spate of business robberies especially at the petrol stations where drop safes were blown up with explosives in a number of areas in this Province.

This Task Team has already identified one member of this syndicate group, Boitumelo Daniel Aphane otherwise known as “AKA SMALL” who is believed to be hiding in places such as Pretoria CBD and Mamelodi in the Gauteng Province and Siyabuswa in the Mpumalanga Province.
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Don’t give in to Zuma’s ‘demands’ in exit talk— DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said it was an insult to South Africans that President Jacob Zuma, according to reports, demanded a host of conditions as part of his removal of president.

The DA’s federal council chairperson James Selfe said on Sunday it was unthinkable and an insult to South Africans should he be granted his wishes after breaking his oath of office and disrespecting the constitution.
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Traditional healer sentenced to life behind bars for raping children

A 62-year-old man and a 27-year-old man have both been sentenced in the Madadeni Regional Court in Newcastle to life imprisonment in two separate rape cases, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

“In March 2016, a 14-year-old boy was very ill; his elders took him to the local traditional healer as they thought he will able to cure him,” Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said.
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“DOOM” Pastor Found Guilty After Claiming Doom Insecticide Cured Illnesses

JOHANNESBURG – The so-called doom pastor has been found guilty of contravening the agricultural remedies act and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

The verdict was handed down in the Mookgopong Magistrates Court on Friday.

Lethebo Rabalago made headlines in 2016 after it emerged that he had been spraying his congregants with Doom insecticide and falsely claiming it could cure illnesses.
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Zuma goes down laughing— at us

On Wednesday morning, Baleka Mbete was asked in an eNCA interview how President Jacob Zuma “seemed” when she broke the news to him that he would not be permitted to address the House.

“He looked like the ordinary Jacob Zuma,” she responded, “always ready to laugh at life.”

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CPS wants Concourt to clarify it can still be awarded tenders to pay Grants

Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) has approached the Constitutional Court asking it to give an order that the company is not prohibited from participating in tender processes for the payment of social grants

In papers dated February 6, CPS has applied for an interlocutory application to clarify or the change the order granted by ConCourt on March 17 last year.

This order extended CPS’s contract with the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) for another year for for the agency to find a new solution for the payment of grants.
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Coffin duo receive outcome of petition at Supreme Court of Appeal

The coffin case duo, Willem Oosthuyzen and Theo Jackson, have received the outcome of their petition for leave to appeal from Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.

It was just learned that the petition has been successful, meaning that the case will be brought before the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein. A date has not been set.
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Time’s up: Deadline day for Zuma to avoid spy tapes charges

President Jacob Zuma will have to make representations to public prosecutions head Shaun Abrahams today to argue why he should not face 783 counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

In December 2017, Abrahams granted Zuma an extension to make representations after the president’s legal team made the request. Zuma’s lawyers asked that he be given until February 19 2018 to state his case, but Abrahams instead made the deadline January 31…
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State capture: ANC plots a way for Zuma to walk free

A presidential pardon could be part of the ANC’s package offered to President Jacob Zuma for him to vacate office before his term comes to an end in 2019. ANC insiders said this week there have been informal discussions between supporters of Zuma and ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa about the possibility of granting Zuma a […]
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Bathabile Dlamini (SASSA) will not say why ‘trusted’ subordinates too kept her in the dark

Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini on Wednesday declined to tell an inquiry why she thought two of her most trusted officials apparently hid a looming crisis from her for months. Dlamini has persistently blamed two different officials, then social development director-general Zane Dangor and then CEO of the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) Thokozani Magwaza, […]
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Molefe must pay back pension millions, court orders

A court ordered Brian Molefe on Thursday to pay back all the pension pay-outs made to him. A full bench of judges found against Molefe and set aside the pension agreement. The former Eskom chief executive was also ordered to pay costs. The ruling comes after trade union Solidarity approached the High Court to declare […]
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‘Unresponsive and evasive’ Dlamini doesn’t ‘like to be pushed around’

The inquiry into social development minister Bathabile Dlamini’s role in the social grants saga got off to a shaky start on Tuesday as she was accused of being “unresponsive and evasive”. Counsel for the Black Sash Trust‚ Geoff Budlender SC‚ grilled Dlamini on the procurement process of the leaders of the workstreams she had established […]
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Is the net about to close on Zuma and his Gupta patronage network?

It all started with a wedding. A 200 plus entourage of friends and family landed their private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April 2013. What South African’s didn’t know was that the country had already entered a new era of corruption that was to have a myriad negative consequences. Now, after years […]
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Bathabile Dlamini’s former advisor accuses her of thwarting ConCourt ruling

One of Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini’s closest aides has accused her of trying to thwart the Constitutional Court’s rulings on Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) in a revealing affidavit filed with the high court in Pretoria. Sipho Shezi was Dlamini’s full-time adviser from 2013 until she fired him last year. He had worked with Zane […]
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