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SACP’s Mapaila fires new legal salvo against Zuma

 JOHANNESBURG – SACP Deputy Secretary General Solly Mapaila said President Jacob Zuma lied to his alliance partner when he fired Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as part of his controversial cabinet reshuffle at the end of March. Mapaila said he’s filed an affidavit detailing his version of what happened. The SACP leader …

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Coffin assault accused to apply for bail

 The two men who allegedly forced Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to pour petrol over him, will apply for bail again on Friday. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson will appear in the Middleburg Magistrate’s Court. A video of the incident, which happened last November, went viral and outraged …

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Mogale City not to be under administration

  MOGALE CITY – Mogale City municipality (also known as Krugersdorp) won’t be placed under administration, despite missing its deadline to approve a billion-rand budget. The council meeting failed to meet quorum, after the opposition boycotted it last week. Provincial authorities are planning to approve an interim budget in the …

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SACP Congress kicks off

  JOHANNESBURG – The South African Communist Party (SACP) is to kick off it’s general Congress’s official programme on Tuesday. READ – SACP leaving alliance ‘not a good idea’: ANC While Solly Mapaila says he won’t stand against Blade Nzimande at the SACP’s elective conference, some feel it’s time for new …

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Man killed in N4 collission

A man, believed to be in his 30s, was killed by a vehicle on the N14 south before Wierda road, Centurion this evening. When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene at 20H07, a man was lying in the fast lane. The vehicle that had apparently hit the man was parked a few meters away. …

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Durban protesters want mayor to address evictions

  DURBAN – Durban shack-dwellers are locked in another battle with the city They want eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede to address their concerns over evictions. On Friday, a municipal bus was torched amid protests in Mayville. Durban’s many informal settlements are a testament to the housing problem here. And on …

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Bell Pottinger not off the hook: law expert

  JOHANNESBURG – Controversial British company Bell Pottinger is not off the hook yet. Despite an apology, at least one law expert believes the firm hired by Gupta-owned firm Oakbay Capital, could still face the music. The PR company’s campaign targeting white monopoly capital has stirred up racial divisions in …

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Opposition parties dispute parliamentary response to ICC

  CAPE TOWN – The Inkatha Freedom Party on Saturday rejected a statement issued by Parliament’s international relations and co-operation portfolio committee chairman Siphosezwe Masango about the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) ruling on South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in keeping with its obligations as per the …

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