ANCYL North West condems Premier office involvement in investigation

JOHANNESBURG – The North West ANC Youth League (ANCYL) says Premier Supra Mahumapelo should not be involved in an investigation into the misappropriation of funds at the health department.

The department has been plagued by fraud and corruption some of which is related to Gupta linked Mediosa company and its multi million contract.
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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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Syndicate suspected behind increasing land grabs across Johannesburg city

The City of Johannesburg suspects that a syndicate is behind land grabs which are increasingly taking place across the city.

Johannesburg MMC for public safety Michael Sun told TimesLIVE on Wednesday that land invasions were taking place in a manner that was not meant to help destitute people who wanted to erect a shack for a place to stay.
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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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Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town: VAT hike pays for corruption

The Bishops of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa are concerned that citizens are effectively paying for the impact of corruption through a hike in Value-Added Tax (VAT).

The bishops expressed their “deep concern” at the hike by one percentage point to 15% announced in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s “tough but hopeful” budget speech.
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The 2018 Budget is there to fight corruption

Renewed vigour to tackle corruption head-on was palpable in National Treasury’s 2018 budget, tabled in parliament on Wednesday.

Deep-rooted and wide-spread corruption has become commonplace in the public sector under the leadership of former
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This is what Malusi has to say about the 2018 Budget

For the first time in 25 years, the South African government will hike up Value-Added Tax (VAT) in a bid to fund the gaping hole in the national budget.

With tax collection falling short by R48-billion, compounded by former president Jacob Zuma’s announcement of fee-free higher
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how did Morris “KGB” Tshabalala survive in the SAPS for so long considering his record and continued criminal activity?

How did a convict sentenced in 1996 to 10 years for robbery with aggravated circumstances find himself floating around the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung in 2012, flush with a cool R50-million aimed at stoking factional battles in the ANC?

Continuing the tradition at Nasrec in December 2017, pressure was also allegedly placed on the SAPS to launder R45-million to buy votes. Details of this and other horrors of the Shadow State were revealed by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate at a Scopa report-back on Tuesday. The clean-up has begun. 
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Malusi Gigaba – Prepare for a tough budget

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been pressuring the finance ministry to reduce spending and increase revenue, and South Africans should thus prepare for another tough budget, finance minister Malusi Gigaba told the Mail & Guardian.

Amid speculation that Gigaba could be reshuffled out of the paramount ministry by Ramaphosa after his takeover as head of state,
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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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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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‘Zuma is going to have his day in court soon and it’s going to be ugly’

Former president Jacob Zuma is set to face the music — soon he will be charged with the arms-deal corruption case and he might face ill-discipline charges by his party.

The Sunday Times can reveal that the National Prosecuting Authority is going to recommend that some of the charges against Zuma be reinstated, having lined up more than 200 witnesses to testify against him.
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We’ve Not Seen The Last Of  Zuma?

What a difference eight hours makes! Or was Jacob Zuma’s late-night resignation on Wednesday predictable? His interview with the public broadcaster’s Mzwandile Mbetshe earlier in the day suggested that he’d rather face a vote of no confidence than resigning voluntarily. In hindsight, however, the afternoon interview appears to have been necessary, paving the way for the resignation. The interview also signaled that his resignation might not mean the end of this saga.

For starters, Mbetshe’s interview was quite insightful, especially because, and correctly so, he allowed Zuma to express his thoughts and emotions. Zuma saw the interview as a way to influence how the public should see his resignation. His merely reading his resignation speech on television, as he did on Wednesday night, created an impression of a meek figure being hounded out of office. That goes against everything Zuma believes about himself.
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President Ramaphosa’s maiden State of the Nation

State of the Nation Address by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, 16 February 2018, Parliament

Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete,

Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise,
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DA in Cape Town in Internal Chaos – De Lille survives motion of no confidence

On Thursday the DA failed to unseat its corrupt Mayor Patricia De Lille, who had been ordered to vacate her post by party leader Mmusi Maimane. The ACDP abstained from this critical vote as well, further strengthening De Lille.

These events signal the collapse of order and authority within the DA – Led City Council and raises questions over the real authority of Mmusi Maimane. His failure to wield real authority within the DA has led to a continuation of Patricia De Lille’s disastrous tenure as Mayor.
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