Hawks confirmed Ajay Gupta’s arrest warrant not linked to Estina Dairy

PRETORIA – The Hawks have confirmed that a warrant of arrest has been issued for Ajay Gupta but it’s not related to the Estina Dairy Farminvestigation.

The unit’s acting head Yolisa Matakata clarified this aspect related to the case which saw eight suspects appear in court in Bloemfontein a week ago.
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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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Will NPA prosecute Zuma

JOHANNESBURG – Today is the deadline for a team of prosecutors considering former president Jacob Zuma’s representations to make a recommendation to prosecutions boss Shaun Abrahams on whether or not to reinstate charges relating to fraud and corruption.

Zuma submitted reasons as to why he should not have his day in court at the end of last month, nine years after the original decision to prosecute was withdrawn.
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Public Protector finds Brown ‘inadvertently’ misled Parliament about Eskom-Trillion

Cape Town – The Public Protector has found that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown misled the National Assembly when she denied there were engagements between power utility Eskom and the Gupta-linked company Trillian Capital Partners.

This is according to a report issued by the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to the DA on Thursday.
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Judgement in SASSA, CPS corruption case reserved

Pretoria – Civil organisation Corruption Watch turned to the Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, for an order setting aside the decision of the South African Social Services Agency (Sassa) to pay R317 million to Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) regarding the registration and payment of grant beneficiaries.

Corruption Watch want CPS to pay back the money, together with interest, to the public coffers, pending a recalculation of what the proven amount due to CPS is.

Sassa earlier withdrew its opposition to the review application, while CPS is defending the matter.

Advocate Steven Budlender, acting for Corruption Watch, on Thursday argued that the decision taken by Sassa to vary a services contract with CPS for the distribution of social grant payments to the poorest of society, is at the heart of this case.

Corruption Watch is of the opinion that the variation, which resulted in Sassa paying CPS R317 million, was unlawful. 

Budlender said the money was paid in circumstances where the parties had not even agreed a cost for the varied services and where Sassa had failed to establish that this amount was even owed to CPS. 

“This is irrational,” he said.
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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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MP’S Mum on Possible Cabinet Reshuffle

Members of Parliament (MPs) who attended the State of The Nation Address have shied away from speculating on a possible Cabinet reshuffle.

Although this was something some opposition party MPs wanted President Cyril Ramaphosa to touch on during his speech, he didn’t mention it.
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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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#VERWOESTEPLAAS: Staatsgeldvermorsing by Wildehondekop net buite Parys op die Doverpad

Terwyl die Valke verlede week met klopjagte begin het op die Vrystaatse premier, mnr. Ace Magashule se kantoor asook die provinsiale kantoor van die departement van landbou oor die omstrede suiwelprojek by Vrede, is inwoners van Parys stomgeslaan oor soortgelyke geldvermorsing met projekte op die plaas Wildehondekop net buite Parys op die Doverpad.
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Zuma’s “African Way”: “Corruption is at times exaggerated”

Speaking to the News24 following a meeting at the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Zuma said they have adopted a resolution that will see African leaders tackle corruption in all forms.

“There is very big noise about corruption in Africa and indeed we have acknowledged that yes there is, although at times it is quite exaggerated. And we couldn’t just wait, the fact that we have reached a point where we say it’s a problem that we should collectively tackle together, I think it’s a step forward that says we are worried that if corruption is not tackled, the very scarce resources that we have are abused in one form or the other,” said Zuma.
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To lead South Africa, Ramaphosa must balance populism and pragmatism

Maiden speeches are tricky. They only come once. The one delivered by newly-elected president of the African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa required extraordinary ingenuity. Ramaphosa had to knit together multiple dynamics into a coherent whole. He managed to do this, delivering a speech which largely resonated with the delegates. His maiden address to the […]
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Total collapse of state-owned enterprises under Minister Brown

The Democratic Alliance’s Natasha Mazzone has, once again, slammed Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown. Eskom remains in the spotlight. The Democratic Alliance’s Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises Natasha Mazzone has become quite a political “big name” over the last few months. Her grilling of Lynne Brown during the Eskom inquiry gathered particular attention. Now, […]
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Zuma now firmly in the firing line

Jacob Zuma’s future hangs in the balance in the wake of the ANC national conference, with party president Cyril Ramaphosa’s more militant backers pushing for the head of state to be recalled early next year at the latest. With the conference endorsing greater powers for the ANC’s integrity committee and the immediate appointment of a […]
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Hawks officials arrested for R1 million armed robbery

The Gauteng Head of the Hawks Major General Prince Mokotedi said expressed shock and disappointment by the arrest of the two members of the Hawks and a detective following the arrest by the Serious Corruption Unit on Monday 18 December 2017. The three, Warrant Officer Tefo Maimane (49), Warrant Officer Eric Melaphi (41) both attached […]
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De Lille: I’m still waiting for reasons for suspension

Suspended Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille says she is still waiting for reasons for her suspension after the ruling party in the Western Cape took action against her on Thursday, following allegations of maladministration in the City. Democratic Alliance (DA) national spokesperson Phumzile Van Dame released a media statement on Thursday officially suspending De […]
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