Mduduzi Manana: the boss from hell

By Sabelo Skiti And Chandré Prince Mduduzi Manana is a boss from hell who has been accused by his staff of temper tantrums‚ blackmail and blatant abuse‚ the Sunday Times reported. It said the disgraced deputy...

Fraud probe into R18k Telkom bill: Mbhashe calls in police after funds diverted

The financially strained Mbhashe municipality has opened a fraud case after almost R20000 meant to settle its monthly telephone account ended up in a wrong account two months ago. The amount, R18481 in total, was...

News analysis: How the Plumber In Chief is sending democracy down the drain

This week’s vote of no competence inspired a variety of circus acts in its aftermath. There was Bathabile Dlamini‚ telling the nation‚ entirely truthfully‚ that her conscience hadn’t put her in parliament. Then there was fantasist‚...

SABC apologises for calling Dlamini-Zuma ‘Mini’

The SABC has issued an on-air apology to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for misspelling her name in a story broadcast on Sunday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOe1C4q8UBk&feature=youtu.be A story featuring Dlamini-Zuma referred to her as "Nkosazana Mini-Zuma" in a strap running at...

ANC MPs should face disciplinary action after anti Zuma vote – Mkhize

ANC MPs who voted with opposition parties in the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma should‚ in principle‚ be disciplined. That’s the view of party treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize‚ who spoke to Eyewitness News...

UDM against motion to dissolve Parliament

Leader of the United Democratic Movement Bantubonke Holomisa tweeted on Thursday morning that his party would not support the Democratic Alliance's motion to dissolve the National Assembly. The DA announced its intentions to table motion...

Zuma’s win costs Dali Mpofu lunch

Economic Freedom Fighters chair Advocate Dali Mpofu appears to have lost a bet with Mzwanele “Jimmy” Manyi about President Jacob Zuma surviving the no-confidence vote. https://twitter.com/MzwaneleManyi/status/895313548552814592 Manyi posted a picture of them sitting in a restaurant‚...

Women march to create awareness on gender-based violence

The Democratic Alliance Women Network (DAWN) in Buffalo City Metro celebrated the national Women’s Day differently, training women on how to defend themselves against violence. DAWN Eastern Cape provincial chairwoman Celeste Barker today led about 100...

Bathabile sings Zuma’s praises

The leader of the ANC Women’s League‚ Bathabile Dlamini‚ has used the Women’s Day celebrations in Kimberley in the Northern Cape to sing President Jacob Zuma’s praises. Dlamini said Zuma’s enemies had tried to pull...

Parliament should be dissolved and an early election called: DA

The Democratic Alliance says it believes that Parliament should be dissolved and an early election called as the ANC has lost the confidence of the country. DA leader Mmusi Maimane told a news conference in...

Another ANC leader gunned down in KZN

A former ANC councillor who was instrumental in the party’s win in the recent by-elections on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast has become the latest victim of the ongoing political killings in the province. The ANC...

ANC in KZN lauds Zuma for the ‘humiliating defeat’ of his political foes

President Jacob Zuma may have narrowly escaped defeat in an unprecedented secret poll in the vote on a motion of no confidence against him on Tuesday‚ but the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has described his...

If you vote for Zuma you’re worse than Ruth First and Chris Hani’s killers‚...

Agang MP Andries Tlouamma on Tuesday compared those who vote to keep President Jacob Zuma in power to murderers. “Those who will vote for Zuma are worse than those who killed Ruth First and Chris...

Opposition leaders: Zuma is “corrupt and broken”

Opposition parties painted President Jacob Zuma as "corrupt and broken" while appealing to ANC members to vote him out of office during a debate on the motion of no confidence in Parliament. DA leader Mmusi...

There’s no goalkeeper so go ahead and score‚ Holomisa tells MPs

UDM leader‚ Bantu Holomisa‚ on Tuesday said his party had “created a safety net” for MPs by ensuring that the vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma happened in a secret ballot. Speaking to...

Zuma going nowhere‚ say loyal supporters in KZN

By  Jeff Wicks and Bongani Mthethwa President Jacob Zuma will not be going anywhere. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNdeSQUZdvU So says KwaDukuza Mayor Ricardo Mthembu‚ who with hundreds of supporters‚ took to the streets in support of the first citizen on Tuesday....

Malema salutes ‘incoming president Baleka Mbete’

EFF leader‚ Julius Malema on Tuesday congratulated Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete for taking the bold decision to hold the vote on the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma in secret. Referring to...

WATCH LIVE: #NoConfidence debate and vote

The no confidence debate on president Jacob Zuma’s suitability to lead the country is currently underway in Parliament. The 400 MPs in the National Assembly will decide Zuma’s fate by way of a secret...

Secret vote: Maimane to open and close debate

The eyes of the country‚ and the world‚ are on SA as the National Assembly prepares to debate a motion of no confidence‚ done by secret ballot — a first in SA’s history —...

Secret vote: Mbeki urges MPs to do the right thing

Former president Thabo Mbeki urged MPs on Tuesday to vote “honestly” in a vote of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. Mbeki‚ who is currently in Kenya as an African Union observer for their national...

Secret ballot or not‚ Zuma will win: KZN ANCYL

The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal believes that the secret ballot in Tuesday's motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma will make absolutely no difference. "We remain firm in our belief that‚ whether by...

Thousands expected in EFF march to Union Buildings

By: Sipho Mabena And Bafana Nzimande The march by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) to the Union Buildings in Pretoria was set to get underway on Tuesday‚ led by the party’s Tshwane region‚ ahead of...

Arrest is imminent for Manana: Mbalula

The arrest of Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana is imminent after he admitted to assaulting three women at a Johannesburg restaurant on Sunday‚ Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said. Mbalula said the...

Ranjeni Munusamy’s #ZumaVote 14-point survival guide

1. Calm down. Whatever happens‚ you’re not going to be getting a spanking new president today. 2. Lower your expectations. Today is the start of a rebellion in the ANC when MPs cast their votes...

Secret vote: The magic number is 201

The magic number opponents of President Jacob Zuma are looking for in Tuesday's vote of no confidence motion is 201 votes. The number of vacancies in the National Assembly makes no difference‚ says parliamentary legal...

The piece of paper that could determine SA’s fate

Parliament has released a copy of the document that could seal the fate of President Jacob Zuma and the country. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6cZT2vrp5M&feature=youtu.be A draft resolution of a motion brought by the Democratic Alliance lists the reasons why...

‘An apology is not enough.’ Petition launched to have Mduduzi Manana fired

An online petition launched on Monday calls for deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana to be fired over his assault of a woman at a Cubana restaurant at the weekend. Manana apologised for the attack...

Motion of no confidence: How voting will unfold

Even some members of parliament are not sure how voting in the National Assembly will take place on Tuesday. MPs are due to cast their vote on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob...

ANC veterans’ open letter to MPs ahead of no-confidence motion

ANC veterans say it was "rational" to allow members of parliament to vote via secret ballot on a motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. The vets‚ in an open letter to ANC MPs‚...

Zuma no confidence motion: MPs can vote in secret according to their own conscience

Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete has given the go ahead for a secret ballot on tomorrow's Motion of No Confidence debate against President Jacob Zuma. Making the announcement Mbete said she had taken...

Zuma says police can deal with Manana over Cubana assault

President Jacob Zuma said on Monday he has "learned with great concern and is disturbed by the allegations of assault on a woman patron" by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training‚ Mduduzi...

Manana identified in a video assaulting a woman

Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has been identified in a video assaulting a helpless woman at Cubana restaurant on Sunday morning. https://twitter.com/athigeleba/status/894438846900957185 The incident transpired around 3am after the restaurant at Cedar...

ANC‚ ANCWL‚ Cope condemn alleged assault by Manana

The African National Congress‚ its Women’s League and the Congress of the People (Cope) have all condemned the alleged assault of three women by Deputy Minister of Higher Education Mduduzi Manana and his friends...

Poo thrower and Cape Town mayor accused of dirty politics

Dirty politics is rearing its head in Cape Town in the aftermath of a fire that ravaged an informal settlement in March. Rival factions of the ANC-aligned South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) are accused...

ANC members who vote against Zuma will be swiftly dealt with‚ warns Makhosi Khoza

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza has warned that party members who vote against President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday face severe consequences - but says it will be worth it. In a statement issued on Monday morning‚...

Prayers for Zuma as traditional and religious leaders protect him from ‘charlatans and political...

Pray for our beloved country to ensure that we don't collapse into further economic crisis. That's the aim of dozens of members of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA) in partnership with the...

COPE urges Mbete to help MPs to stop ‘Zuma gravy train of corruption’

The Congress of the People (COPE) has urged Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete to help MPs stop the Zuma “gravy train of corruption” by allowing the vote on the motion of no...

Public Protector must probe Zuma family deals with government: DA

The Democratic Alliance has appealed to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate alleged deals between the Zuma family and the government. DA leader Mmusi Maimane said new evidence had emerged on Sunday indicating that President...

ANC may extend the nomination deadline

The ANC’s provincial executive committee (PEC) in the Eastern Cape will meet in the next two days to decide whether or not to extend the deadline for branches to nominate candidates for the August...

DA gives Mbete ultimatum on her secret ballot vote decision

In a bid to have Speaker of the National Assembly Baleke Mbete to pronounce on her decision regarding a secret ballot vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma‚ the Democratic Alliance has threatened...

Bring it on‚ says ANC ahead of motion

“Bring it on.” That’s the message from ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu to opposition MPs in the run-up to Tuesday’s highly anticipated motion of no confidence debate and vote. The motion‚ sponsored by Democratic Alliance leader...

OPINION: Brave Khoza travelling lonely road

Spare a thought for Makhosi Khoza. She faces a lonely road of isolation bolstered by the knowledge that she has chosen the path of principle, not expediency. We must admire her courage in staying...

SACC vote of no confidence message to MPs

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) has implored MPs to rise above party politics and uphold the interests of their constituencies when taking part in the vote of no confidence in President Jacob...

Moyane denies meeting Guptas

South African Revenue Service (SARS) Commissioner Tom Moyane has denied in a statement that he met any member of the Gupta family during a visit to Dubai in Decemeber 2015. The Times on Thursday reported...

ANC MPs ‘worried about state capture’ – Hanekom

The ANC could not decree against consciences‚ as more than 50% of its MPs were worried about state capture and believed that action should be taken‚ said MP Derek Hanekom at The Gathering event...

‘I’m proudly South African’ – Atul Gupta’s view of a brewing scandal

Atul Gupta says he is a living example of financial liberation who is ethical and proudly South African. “I wanted to stay in South Africa forever. I love this country. I’m proudly South African‚” he...

Worries about violence as thousands prepare to march ahead of no confidence vote

Thousands of protesters are expected to take to the streets of the Cape Town CBD ahead of the scheduled motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma. Three groups - which applied for up to...

Convince me‚ Zille tells activists demanding child-murder inquiry

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says she will not establish a commission of inquiry into child murders unless activists give her more material to work with. Zille has been under pressure from opposition parties and...

ANC threatens media freedom

The threat of a media appeals tribunal and the anti-media rhetoric created by the ruling party is fueling violence against journalists‚ the director in the Press Council Joe Thloloe said. Thloloe was speaking at the...

Johannesburg man held hostage since 2011 is free – Minister announces Stephen McGowan is...

International affairs minister Maite Nkoana Mashabane on Thursday announced the release of Stephen McGowan‚ who has been held hostage by Islamist militants in Mali since 2011. She said South African government did not pay...