Guptas plan to strike deal with Hawks – will Duduzane Zuma do the same?

The embattled Gupta family is hoping to strike a deal with the Hawks this morning. This follows the Hawks raid on the Gupta family’s Saxonwold compound in Johannesburg early on Wednesday morning.

News of the planned deals‚ which will see their lawyers meeting with the Hawks today‚ follows reports that President Jacob Zuma’s son and Gupta business associate‚ Duduzane Zuma‚ is to hand himself over‚ with his lawyers‚ to the Hawks today.
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Mantashe: Zuma must resign or be devoured by vultures

ANC National chairman Gwede Mantashe says if president Jacob Zuma does not resign, the ANC will be left no choice but to let him be “fried” by “vultures” through a vote of no confidence in parliament.

ANC National chairman Gwede Mantashe was in Butterworth addressing ANC supporters in Msobomvu as part of the Nelson Mandela centenary celebrations.
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SARS double standards, cash flow manipulation

As previously reported, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) only applies rules as it suits them.

Any late income tax payments will be levied with a hefty fine but if SARS money has to be refunded to the general public, the return is referred for audit and when it is done, the amount due will be repaid without any interest.
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Alliance partners welcome ANC decision on Zuma

Members of the tripartite alliance have welcomed the decision by the African National Congress’ (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) to recall President Jacob Zuma.

The ANC’s secretary general, Ace Magashule, made the announcement at a media briefing at Luthuli House on Tuesday afternoon.
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Ramaphosa will be the country’s next president: Magashule

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa can now oil his machinery and get fully set to take over the reins from State President Jacob Zuma – it’s just a matter of when.

Ramaphosa’s succession to the highest office in the land was outlined – although in relatively scant detail – by ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule at the party’s Chief Albert Luthuli House headquarters on Tuesday‚ hours after the party held a 13-hour special national executive committee meeting to discuss Zuma’s fate.
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How does Zumas recall work?

Cape Town – The African National Congress (ANC) has decided to recall President Jacob Zuma, ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule announced on Tuesday.

Magashule said that it had communicated a decision to recall Zuma as the country’s head of state, but he has not yet responded.
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ANC resolves to recall Jacob Zuma

Following a special NEC meeting on Monday, the ANC has resolved to recall Jacob Zuma as state President.

JOHANNESBURG – Following a lengthy special meeting lasting almost 13 hours, the African National Congress’s (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) has decided to recall Jacob Zuma from the Union Buildings.
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Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane to appear before portfolio committee

The parliament’s Portfolio Committee of Justice and Correctional Services called on the Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to appear before them regarding controversial statements she made in public.

It is also claimed that her office has suppressed or hidden evidence in certain investigations.
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African democracy leaves lovely tourist town in shambles

Once upon a time, more than a quarter of a century ago, Port St John was a lovely tourist town on the East Coast of South Africa…a place of breathtaking beauty, scenes of nature to inspire the artist and orderly, maintained lovely buildings speaking of a proud history and a bright future.

And then African democracy arrived….
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Free State dairy project damned in treasury investigation

A controversial R570-million Free State dairy project was riddled with irregularities, investigators for the national treasury have found.

Exclusive material from the investigation shows that the treasury launched a full-scale investigation of the Estina dairy following several Mail & Guardian exposés about it in mid-2013. The reports suggested the deal with Estina – a company without agricultural experience and led by a computer sales manager – flouted treasury rules and was designed to milk provincial government coffers.
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Mineral Resources Minister, Zwane ‘interferes’ again in a mine sale

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane has been accused of interfering in a mine sale by giving instructions that his preferred BEE partner be chosen over other prospective partners.

Zwane is said to have told a Chinese-led consortium to overlook one of the prospective BEE partners in favour of another. The identity of that partner is not known.
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Top ANC leaders will meet on Monday to “finalise” the departure of embattled President Jacob Zuma after party chief Cyril Ramaphosa promised to bring “closure” to the crises.

Ramaphosa said at a party rally in Cape Town on Sunday he wanted to replace “a period of difficulty, disunity and discord” with “a new beginning” for the party.

“We know you want this matter to be finalised,” he said to rapturous cheering, vowing to tackle the corruption that has tarnished Zuma’s government.
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A group of ANC members plan to shutdown to pressure Zuma to quit

TSHWANE – A group of African National Congress members in Gauteng on Sunday announced a “national shutdown” to cripple Pretoria through demonstrations from Monday in a bid to put pressure on President Jacob Zuma to quit.

This is despite the Tshwane Metro police saying they did not approve its request to demonstrate.
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No arrests after attack on ANCWL leader’s house

No arrest after attack on ANCWL leaders house
Police spokesperson Adele Myburgh said a case of malicious damage to property was opened.

RUSTENBURG – No arrests have yet been made after African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) Kenneth Kaunda regional secretary Kedibone Chabalala’s house was stoned and damaged, North West police said on Friday.

Police spokesperson Adele Myburgh said a case of malicious damage to property was opened.

ANCWL provincial secretary Bridgette Tlhomelang said Chabalala’s home in Khuma township near Stilfontein was stoned on Wednesday morning around 2am.

She said unknown people threw stones, breaking windows in the process.

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ANC Regime Postpones Mandela Qunu Visit, 106th Anniversary Rally AND SONA…

The State of the Nation address was not the only major event postponed this week. The ANC has also postponed its visit to Nelson Mandela’s Qunu homestead in Eastern Cape to lay wreaths at his grave this weekend.

It was agreed with family at Qunu last month that the laying of wreaths would take place on February 11‚ the day Mandela was released from  Robben Island where he served his sentence for terrorism and treason charges.

Instead‚ the ANC’s leadership will be in the Western Cape to commemorate the day.
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