Zuma must also be charged over land calls‚ says EFF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ra0t8yMbdk President Jacob Zuma must also be charged for “going around and agreeing to questions of land occupation”‚ says the EFF. National spokesman for the Economic Freedom Fighters Mbuyiseni Ndlozi spoke outside the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court...

Third case against EFF leader Malema over land calls

A third court case against EFF leader Julius Malema in relation to comments he made about land has been postponed to June. Malema appeared briefly in the Newcastle Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The firebrand leader was...

Zuma should face the International Criminal court charges over murder of farmers: former Miss...

Former Miss World Anneline Kriel has suggested President Jacob Zuma face charges of crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court for failing to protect farmers in South Africa. Her call‚ which includes the deployment...

Zuma’s successor could earn close to R4-million

National Treasury anticipates that President Jacob Zuma’s successor may earn almost R4-million when he or she takes office. It is estimated that in 2019/20 the presidential package will amount to R3.4-million‚ with an average growth...

WATCH: Protesters want heads to roll at Great Kei

More than 1000 residents of Great Kei Municipality yesterday braved rain and marched to the municipal offices in Komga, calling for mayor Loyiso Tshetsha’s head and the entire council to step down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N70VK6SIJZ8&feature=youtu.be The angry group...

Molefe ‘sworn in as MP’ – announcement expected today

Speaker Baleka Mbete is expected to officially announce the swearing in of former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe as an MP on Thursday afternoon‚ after weeks of speculation. While parliament and Mbete’s office would not confirm...

DA investigates De Lille and the man she wants to anoint as her successor

Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille and the DA chief whip in the City of Cape Town‚ Shaun August‚ are under investigation by the DA. They are accused of leaking “confidential party documentation to the...

Demands to fire absent councillor who is still paid despite non-attendance

By SIMTHANDILE FORD and MAMELA GOWA The Buffalo City Metro is yet to take action against an ANC ward councillor who failed to attend four consecutive meetings while enjoying her full salary from the metro. Earlier...

Battle for the DA’s top jobs in E Cape begins to heat up

DA chairwoman in the Eastern Cape Veliswa Mvenya has submitted her preferred leadership team to contest the party’s provincial elections on March 10. The names include the DA’s caucus leader in Buffalo City Metro council,...

Edward Zuma a joke‚ says Phosa

Mathews Phosa has labelled Edward Zuma a joke and waste of golden time. Zuma‚ eldest son of President Jacob Zuma‚ accused Phosa of being bitter and attacking the ANC he once unduly benefited from. Zuma wrote...

Unemployed youth should join the army: Zuma

Faced with increasing levels of youth unemployment in the country‚ President Jacob Zuma used the Armed Forces Day held in Durban to fire home the need for young people can grab career opportunities in...

‘I have a professional relationship with the Honourable Minister’ – Luvo Makasi on Nomvula...

Central Energy Fund chairman Luvo Makasi‚ the man accused of influencing the awarding and payment of contracts in the Department of Water and Sanitation‚ is considering taking legal action against those making the allegations. Makasi...

ANC shifts top MP from finance committee

The ANC has moved one of its top MPs from the finance committee‚ strengthening speculation that a spot has been opened for former Eskom CEO Brian Molefe. Makhosi Khoza‚ who came to prominence as a...

Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane and deputy splash out on new wheels

Controversy does not scare Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. He and his deputy have just bought new cars with taxpayer money — at double the price recommended by government. The Sowetan newspaper reported on Tuesday...

NEHAWU to march to Parliament to hand over memorandum to Gordhan

The National Education Health and Allied Worker Union (NEHAWU) is organising a march to Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday where they will hand over a memorandum to Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan before...

R500k donation splits ANC

A R500 000 donation is at the heart of a factional battle within the ANC’s Mbhashe sub-region, amid allegations of dirty tricks being used ahead of the much-anticipated Amathole regional conference. Once close members of...

EFF members call for Makhura to step down for Esidimeni tragedy

Members of the EFF protested outside the stadium where Gauteng Premier David Makhura was to address the province and called for him to step down following the deaths of Esidimeni psychiatric patients. Makhura on Monday...

WATCH: PAC stalwart dies while addressing EC mourners

PAC veteran and Poqo cadre Phumelele Nkwenekwe Gaqa shocked mourners when he collapsed and died while talking at the reburial of one of his comrades in Mthatha on Saturday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MF0jxK5w3ec The 75-year-old Gaqa, who miraculously escaped...

ANC MP ‘forced out’ to make way for Brian Molefe in Parliament

An African National Congress member of Parliament was “pushed out” to make way for former Eskom chief executive officer Brian Molefe to be parachuted into the National Assembly. City Press reported on Sunday that ANC...

Premier address slammed by opposition

Opposition parties in the provincial legislature have slammed premier Phumulo Masualle’s State of the Province address (Sopa) as “lacking substance”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-GaaAx59ZU For the full story get a copy of the Dispatch or subscribe to our e-Edition...

Zuma urges departments to cough up R390m owing to SIU

President Jacob Zuma has called on government departments and entities that owe the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to pay their debts without delay to enable the SIU to continue functioning optimally. It emerged during talks...

Brian ‘Saxonwold Shabeen’ Molefe unfit for Parliament: DA

The Democratic Alliance says that former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe is unfit to be a Member of Parliament‚ referring to him as an “ethically compromised Zupta buddy with corruption clouds hanging over his...

Masualle commits to service delivery on numerous fronts

Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle has committed his administration to a number of guiding principles during his State of the Province address earlier today. He promised better access to quality education, that the administration will promote better...

Alfred Nzo ANCYL backs Mabuyane

The ANC Youth League in the Alfred Nzo region which was recently disbanded by the league’s provincial task team (PTT) wants sitting ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane to take over as chairman. They also want...

Zuma sends Expropriation Bill back to Parliament

President Jacob Zuma today officially referred the Expropriation Bill back to Parliament. “The president referred the Bill back to the National Assembly because‚ in his view‚ Parliament failed to facilitate adequate public participation during the...

Blame for the Sona debacle rests with ANC‚ says Suzman Foundation

As the storm settles after the tempestuous State of the Nation Address (Sona) last week‚ the Helen Suzman Foundation says blame for the chaos in parliament lies with the ANC. Foundation research fellow Aubrey Matshiqi...

Zille on fire during State of the Province Address

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says people tossing cigarette butts from cars should to be viewed as potential arsonists. This is because of the spike in fires in the province during the summer fire season. Zille...

Jonas affidavit: I met Ajay Gupta‚ I was offered a promotion and R600-million to...

Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas is adamant he met Ajay Gupta‚ was offered a promotion and R600-million in exchange for bringing business deals to the Gupta family. Jonas filed an 11-page affidavit on Thursday whereby‚...

‘You treated Parliament like a beer hall’: Zuma blasts opposition MPs

President Jacob Zuma has criticised opposition MPs for “traumatising” the nation and treating Parliament like a beer hall after they interrupted his state of the nation address last week. Responding to the debate on the...

‘You treated Parliament like a beer hall’: Zuma blasts opposition MPs

President Jacob Zuma has criticised opposition MPs for “traumatising” the nation and treating Parliament like a beer hall after they interrupted his state of the nation address last week. Responding to the debate on the...

It’s all systems go for Masualle’s Sopa

Premier Phumulo Masualle will table his state of the province (Sopa) address tomorrow which is expected to be centred around “radical economic transformation”. ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane yesterday said they expected a Sopa that...

Suspension letters handed to BCM ‘rebel’ councillors

There was tension at a councillor workshop in Buffalo City as letters of suspension were dished out this morning to the 21 “rebels” who defied their party order over the appointment of a municipal...

Zuma to run gauntlet of restive parliament after bitter Sona debate

President Jacob Zuma will address a joint sitting of parliament today to reply to the rowdy and bad-tempered debate on his State of the Nation Address. Yesterday‚ MPs from both houses met for a second...

Get lost‚ EFF tells banks accused of rand price fixing

The Economic Freedom Fighters has called for 17 banks involved in alleged price manipulation of the rand to be stripped of their licences. The party said: “The EFF will write to the South African Reserve...

ANC close ranks to protect regional court president accused of bunking work

African National Congress members of Parliament were accused of hypocrisy for closing ranks on Wednesday to block the suspension of a regional court president accused of bunking work. North West Regional Court President Seka Monaledi...

The race for Western Cape DA leader is on

DA candidates are going all out to garner support in the Western Cape. The men vying to replace Patricia De Lille as provincial DA leader have taken their campaign to Facebook ahead of nominations on...

Activist ‘slapped’ at SONA lays assault charge against police

Right2Know member Murray Hunter has opened a case of assault after being slapped and manhandled by members of the police’s VIP Protection Unit. Hunter was placing one of R2K’s ‘STOP SABC CENSORSHIP’ campaign stickers on...

‘Straat meid’ insult hurled at DA’s Van Damme go unpunished

Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile van Damme did not react when she was repeatedly called a “straat meid” (wild woman or prostitute) during the debate on the State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Parliament...

JUST IN: Mnquma boss Tantsi arrested by Hawks

Mnquma municipal Manager Sindile Tantsi has been arrested by a Hawks task team. National Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the suspect was arrested this morning on charges of fraud and corruption amounting to millions...

EFF to mount ConCourt bid to force Parliament to discipline Zuma

The EFF will approach the Constitutional Court in a bid to force Parliament to take disciplinary action against President Jacob Zuma‚ the party’s leader Julius Malema announced on Tuesday. This was after the same court...

Zuma and Trump reaffirm commitment to strengthening bilateral relations

President Jacob Zuma and US President Donald Trump on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the already strong bilateral relations between the two countries‚ the Presidency said. It said in a statement the two leaders...

PAC’s emotional plea at cadres’ reburial

A Pan Africanist Congress member and Poqo cadre has made an emotional plea to the state for free tertiary level education for everyone. Phumelele Nkwenkwe Gaqa, now 75, was among 23 Bhaziya villagers arrested in...

DA to continue campaigning for specialised rural safety units

The Democratic Alliance says it will continue to campaign for the reintroduction of specialised rural safety units. Speaking after a meeting of the party’s federal council‚ DA leader Mmusi Maimane said it was extremely concerned...

Potential ANC crisis just months ahead of crucial elective conference

Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s KwaZulu-Natal powerbase could be thrust into turmoil after lawyers representing the ANC in a crucial court battle have pulled out. It is a move that deals a huge blow to the...

Sport festival has kids celebrating Madiba’s life

To celebrate 27 years since liberation stalwart Nelson Mandela was released from prison after serving the same number of years, the Nelson Mandela Museum will today host a sporting tournament where schools from Qunu...

Ajay Gupta denies under oath he ever met Jonas

Businessman Ajay Gupta has denied under oath ever meeting or speaking to Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas. Gupta made this assertion in his affidavit dated February 9 in a Pretoria high court case involving Finance...

Zuma hits back at Malema and the EFF over SONA debacle

President Jacob Zuma says he is not bothered by the spate of insults spat angrily at him across the national assembly floor before the Economic Freedom Fighters were ejected from Parliament. He described the EFF‚...

EFF‚ DA are ‘rascals’: Edward Zuma weighs in on SONA

President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has coming out guns blazing over the chaos during the state of the nation address (SONA) on Thursday night‚ labelling the EFF and DA as “rascals” over their disruptions...

WATCH: Sign language translator interprets ‘f*** you’ in Parliament

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6joSCeblak As chaos descended on Parliament during President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address‚ the sign language interpreter was left with a difficult decision — how does he translate the “f*** you” yelled at...

Parliament probes SONA pepper spray incident

Footage is being reviewed to trace who set off “pepper-spray” during the state of the nation address on Thursday night. Parliament’s acting spokesperson‚ Manelisi Wolela‚ said on Friday morning that a “powder” had been dropped...