Ramaphosa’s ‘new dawn’ threatened by political interference in law enforcement agencies – EFF

Durban – Political interference in the country’s law enforcement agencies is the greatest counter-argument to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of a “new dawn”, the Economic Freedom Fighters said on Friday.

“It is the greatest threat to our democracy at the moment,” party spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi told the Moerane Commission sitting in Mayville, Durban.
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Cyril Ramaphosa – Reshuffle: Whose heads will roll?

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce a Cabinet reshuffle by next Friday amid growing calls to fire ministers implicated in state capture.

The ministers seen as being compromised or underperforming are Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, Water Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane, Co-operative Governance Minister Des van Rooyen,
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Over 4,300 Farms in Government’s Hands – Yet They Want To Steal More Land “Without Compensation”

According to reports, the government owns large chunks of land and are yet to transfer the title deeds.
Returning land is a big deal in South Africa. The rhetoric that surrounds it resonates with millions of people and while land without compensation has long been on the Economic Freedom Fighters’ hymn sheet, it’s being sung in some corners of the African National Congress, too.
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‘Whose land will you take? Who is not our people?’ – Lekota

Congress of the People leader Mosiuoa Lekota has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa and Parliament who will decide who gets the land, if they go ahead with plans for land expropriation without compensation.

Ramaphosa told Parliament, during his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Friday, that the ANC will go ahead with plans to amend the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation.
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#FARMATTACK: Couple Remain Calm During Farm Attack – Shoot One Thug In The Face – Vredendal

A family of Vredendal in the Western Cape says they are “grateful to still be alive” after they were the victims of another farm attack on Saturday shortly before midnight.
 
On Sunday Nico Greeff said he and his wife, Rene, woke up at 23:30 when their dogs barked aggressively.
 
Greeff says although the couple did not immediately notice anything suspicious, they were awoken a few minutes later by very loud hammering and noise.
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Only stagnant pools remain after the Zunami

Former president Jacob Zuma’s rambling monologue on the SABC on Wednesday afternoon wasn’t just an arrogant, delusional act of defiance in the face of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) instruction to step down as head of state.

It was his final act of working outside the structures of the governing party, and of the state, and of using the resources that his deployment to government had enabled him to pursue his own agenda, often to the detriment of both.
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#FARMMURDER: Man (73) Murdered In Cold Blood, Dogs Shot Dead – Charl Cilliers, Mpumalanga

A 73-year-old man died and his wife was extremely traumatised after the couple was attacked on their farm in Charl Cilliers in Mpumalanga on Friday night. Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, Police Spokesperson, confirmed the incident. He identified the couple as Johannes Cornelius (73) and Ilse Jakoba Meyer (69). According to Hlathi the incident took place at approximately 22:30. He […]
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#FARMMURDER – Farm Worker Brutally Killed – Hammanskraal

*WARNING IMAGE IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS* A farm worker was brutally killed on a farm close to Hammanskraal, GP. He was found with his trousers pulled down, a cloth wrapped around his head and a cloth stuffed in his mouth. Furthermore, his hands were tied behind his back with wire. The farm worker […]
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Opposition parties give mixed reviews for Ramaphosa’s speech

Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation of Address (SONA) has received mixed reviews from opposition parties, with somearties give mixed rev welcoming his efforts to deal with corruption and reducing the size of government departments.

Ramaphosa gave his first SONA without any interruptions from opposition benches on Friday night.
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South Africa’s Farm Attackers May Not Be The Only Monsters Here – Katie Hopkins

I came to South Africa to investigate the plight of the white farmer, who is being hunted from his land by gangs of black farm attackers.

These gangs are coordinated, equipped and organized by syndicates led by dangerous men.

But it doesn’t take long to understand that the victims of farm attacks are not just the farmer, his wife, and his children, but black farm workers too.

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Opposition parties react to Zuma’s resignation

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is “rejoicing” at the news that Jacob Zuma has resigned as president, while the United Democratic Movement says “good riddance”.

Zuma announced on Wednesday evening that, although he does not agree with this decision, he will resign as president of the republic effective immediately.
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Malema callsout Zuma over Mbeki’s ouster: ‘He’s talking rubbish’

Julius Malema‚ once one of Jacob Zuma’s biggest supporters‚ has called out the president on what he says is a lie.

Talking on national television‚ Zuma said he was one of those who said Thabo Mbeki should not be recalled, “I was saying we should not recall comrade Mbeki because it will set a bad precedent. Of course I was defeated by the majority.”
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Zuma says there is no reason for him to resign

President Jacob Zuma has revealed in an interview with the SABC there is no compelling reason for him to resign and he is open to negotiation.

Zuma broke his silence this afternoon after the ANC’s National Executive Committee decided to recall him. In the interview he said he never defined the leadership of the ANC.
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ANC caucus prepares to remove Zuma from office

The ANC caucus in Parliament will meet on Wednesday to discuss a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma in case he refuses to step down in line with the ANC’s instruction.

The Mail & Guardian reported on Tuesday that the ANC NEC resolved that it would table its own motion of no confidence if Zuma failed to heed its call to resign.

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DA MANIPULATING RULES OF COUNCIL TO REMOVE DE LILLE

City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille is asking the court to ensure a vote of no confidence in her is conducted via secret ballot.

Mayor Patricia de Lille has argued in court the Democratic Alliance (DA) wants to manipulate the rules of the council to boot her out.
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