Deputy president dumps UDM as infighting claims surface

Former EFF member of parliament Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala, who left the party to take up a post as United Democratic Movement (UDM)’s national organiser and later its deputy president, has resigned from the party. Litchfield-Tshabalala, a former...

Why Kenny Kunene won’t stop catching the feels over Malema

Controversial businessman Kenny Kunene has come out guns blazing in his quest to ‘expose’ Julius Malema as a ‘fake‚’ promising to air his dirty laundry for the entire nation to see. Hot on the heels...

Kenny Kunene wages war on ‘Judas sell out’ Malema

Controversial businessman Kenny Kunene has launched a scathing attack on EFF leader Julius Malema‚ calling him a sell out and accusing him of deceiving the nation. Speaking on SABC 2’s Morning Live on Wednesday‚ Kenny...

BREAKING: Police minister admits to bungle in appointing Hawks head

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has asked Parliament to condone a major error he made in appointing Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza as the head of the Hawks in 2015. Ntlemeza was appointed to head the Hawks on...

Ex-Buffalo City boss guilty on charges related to R74m tender

Suspended Buffalo City municipal manager Andile Fani will know his fate today after an internal disciplinary hearing found him guilty of all three charges against him. Former mayor Alfred Mtsi put Fani on suspension last August...

Two top ANC members in E Cape face rape charges

A top Eastern Cape ANC leader and a senior municipal official are both facing charges of rape after separate cases against them were opened this weekend. Police in East London and Mthatha yesterday confirmed they...

EFF trims Malema’s parliamentary role

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has been relieved of all parliamentary committee work to allow enough space for him to work with the party’s structures across the country in the run-up to the...

Interim EFF team to mobilise EC

Two weeks after the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Central Command Team (CCT) disbanded its Eastern Cape provincial structure, the party in the province is still leaderless. Early last week, the party’s acting spokesman, Fana Mokoena...

Top Bhisho official out in the cold

Chief financial officer (CFO) in the office of premier Phumulo Masualle, Nomawethu Ngcakani, still finds herself in limbo four months after being cleared of any wrongdoing by an internal probe. Ngcakani, who was suspended earlier...

LISTEN: ‘The truth will set us free’ – Anglican archbishop backs Gordhan and Treasury

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan‚ his deputy Mcebisi Jonas‚ National Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile and his staff have the blessing and support of the Anglican Church. Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town penned an open letter...

Hold our leaders to account – Motlanthe

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has said the only way to address ruling party “arrogance and deceit” was to hold leaders accountable. Motlanthe, speaking at Rhodes University, said citizens should not accept shabby treatment (and) being...

ANC says sorry for using Vatiswa Ndara’s image for election campaigning

Veteran actress Vatiswa Ndara has received a public apology from the ANC after the political party used her picture during the local government elections without permission. As reported by the Sunday Times earlier this week‚...

BCM calls for arrest of SA’s decline into ‘predatory state’

The Black Consciousness Movement has called for the arrest of the country’s decline into a predatory state and for a return to Steve Biko’s vision of true freedom. The call was made during a visit...

EFF to seek legal advice to establish whether Zuma should face criminal charges

EFF to seek legal advice to establish whether Zuma should face criminal charges. The Economic Freedom Fighters says now that President Jacob Zuma has repaid the R7.8 million for non-security upgrades at Nkandla‚ it will...

EFF are running on ‘auto pilot’

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the province are currently running on “auto pilot” as no new leaders have been appointed a week after its provincial command team was disbanded. EFF president Julius Malema announced...

EC lags in top level transformation

An investigation by the Department of Labour on affirmative action policy implementation across the country has uncovered that more than 70% of top management positions in the Eastern Cape are occupied by white males. The figures...

Eastern Cape ANC backs free varsity plan

The Eastern Cape ANC has thrown its weight behind the free education campaign, saying they would lobby for “reprioritisation of state financial resources” to cater for poor students enrolled for junior degrees. Provincial ANC spokesman...

Gordhan to announce ‘interactions’ with Gupta company‚ but sees no need for judicial commission...

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said he sees no need for a judicial commission into banks after the accounts of Gupta family-owned companies were closed. He also said he would on Friday reveal “a number of...

Bhisho ordered to pay millions

Premier Phumulo Masualle has instructed all departments to pay millions of rands worth of benefits due to thousands of civil servants “once and for all”. The issue of outstanding benefits such as performance management and...

‘Jacob Zuma so deep in Guptas’ pockets I’m surprised they haven’t been declared a...

‘Jacob Zuma so deep in Guptas’ pockets I’m surprised they haven’t been declared a National Key Point’ — Maimane Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says President Jacob Zuma is so deep in the Guptas’ pockets‚...

Zuma is sly and Ramaphosa blows hot and cold‚ says Vytjie Mentor

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor says President Jacob Zuma is sly‚ his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa blows hot and cold‚ and Helen Zille is her personal friend. Addressing the SA First Forum gathering in Cape Town...

‘There was command and control’ – Maphatsoe defends veterans’ role in #OccupyLuthuliHouse protest

uMkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) chairman Kebby Maphatsoe has defended the behaviour of its members during the #OccupyLuthuliHouse protest at the African National Congress’ (ANC) headquarters in Johannesburg on Monday. The protesters handed...

‘Arrest me’ – Gordhan throws down gauntlet to the Hawks

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told a Cape Town audience on Thursday that the Hawks can arrest him at any time they please. In conversation with Justice Malala at the Open Book Festival‚ the Gordhan said:...

ANC demands DA retract and apologise for Mkhwebane spy claims

The African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday demanded that the Democratic Alliance (DA) “immediately retract and apologise” for the “baseless and downright defamatory claims” it made about Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Mkhwebane’s nomination as the next public...

Help for Bhisho massacre families

The provincial government will establish a foundation in aid of families of the 28 people who died during the Bhisho massacre 24 years ago. A further 188 people were also injured. This was revealed yesterday...

Eastern Cape PEC calls for national ANC consultative conference

The Eastern Cape ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) has for the first time after the local government elections voiced their stan​ce calling for the party to convene a National Consultative Congress. The call follows an intense special PEC...

‘Will you resign?’ Zwane in hot seat over Gupta bank comments

Economics cluster ministers will answer questions in Parliament on Wednesday – and here’s what Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane will be asked by David Maynier‚ the Democratic Alliance’s Shadow Minister of Finance. The question is:...

‘It was necessary to air our frustrations in the way we did’: #OccupyLuthuliHouse

“The 5th of September 2016”‚ the organisers of Monday’s abortive #OccupyLuthuliHouse protest said‚ “is the beginning of a necessary transition in the African National Congress (ANC)”. The day‚ a statement elaborated‚ “will forever remain embedded...

DA drops political bombshell – Mkhwebane is a spy‚ close to Zuma‚ it claims

The DA has dropped a political atom bomb by claiming the person most likely to be nominated as the new Public Protector is a spy close to President Jacob Zuma. Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is likely...

ANC lost at the polls because it didn’t listen to me‚ Zulu king tells...

King Goodwill Zwelithini has told the African National Congress (ANC) to step aside and let him lead his people if it is unable to. The Zulu monarch‚ according to a report on IOL‚ said he...

Province to address dire shortage of schools in EL

The Eastern Cape executive is considering building new schools, or increasing the capacity of existing Model C schools in East London, to deal with the shortage of schools in the city. Provincial government spokesman Sizwe Kupelo...

Call for ANC Old Guard to pass baton to youth

The ANC Youth League in the Eastern Cape will advocate for the reviewal of the “retirement age” within ANC structures, saying it was time the party’s Old Guard passes the baton to the youth. The league’s provincial...

EFF to dismantle and rebuild its structures in the Eastern Cape and KZN

The EFF’s central command team has taken a decision to disband the party’s provincial and regional structures in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Party leader Julius Malema told a media briefing in Johannesburg on Monday...

ANCYL treasurer questions Lamola’s membership

African National Congress Youth League Treasurer Reggie Nkabinde has questioned former ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola’s membership of both the ANC and the ANCYL. “That memorandum must not be entertained. Lamola belongs to a branch...

Youth League’s Maine laments that #OccupyLuthuliHouse demonstrators ‘are using our colours’

African National Congress Youth League president Collen Maine said the #OccupyLuthuliHouse demonstrators have “counter-revolutionary” agendas. “We are not intimidating anybody. You can’t come to Luthuli House in numbers and threaten to occupy‚ and expect members...

DA to announce action against Myeni’s reappointment to SAA board

The Democratic Alliance is on Monday to announce the action it intends taking against the re-appointment of Dudu Myeni as chairperson of South African Airways’ (SAA) board.  Party leader Mmusi Maimane said that it “undermines...

We will die for our cause: #OccupyLuthuliHouse

The organisers of the #OccupyLuthuliHouse campaign have warned that they are prepared to die for their cause as children of the African National Congress. On Sunday‚ a hastily-summoned media briefing was held at a hotel...

Hawks squeeze Nene to help nail Gordhan

The Hawks are going all-out to build their case against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan‚ even approaching his predecessor‚ Nhlanhla Nene‚ in a bid to make him a state witness‚ the Sunday Times reported. The newspaper...

Presidency denies government wants probe into banks

The Presidency on Friday distanced itself from a statement made by Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane that Cabinet had resolved to request that a judicial inquiry be established into the banks and their actions...

ANC trio probed after kidnap claim

Butterworth police are investigating allegations of attempted kidnapping levelled against prominent ANC leaders in the Amathole region and Mnquma sub-region. Last week police spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha said even though no formal charges had been...

Ramaphosa calls for care not to destabilise economy

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday urged leaders of state-owned enterprises (SOEs)‚ along with politicians and others‚ to stop making comments that would worsen the current impasse between the Presidency and National Treasury. Ramaphosa was...

‘Improperly’ dressed EFF crew chucked out council

By SIPHE MACANDA and MAMELA GOWA Economic Freedom Fighters councillors in the Nyandeni and Buffalo City Metro councils were manhandled out of their respective councils yesterday after they refused to leave the chambers to “dress properly”. EFF...

Nelson Mandela Bay’s bus system‚ water leaks among Athol Trollip’s first 100 days’ priorities

Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip has listed a number of priorities for his first days in office at a heated council meeting which saw the ANC and DA butting heads over the water...

DA confident SCA won’t entertain Zuma’s appeal on corruption charges

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is confident that the President Jacob Zuma’s application for leave to appeal a court ruling that set aside the withdrawal of corruption charges against him will be dismissed. “The president’s insistence...

Gigaba not averse to taking reins from Zuma

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has given his clearest indication he is not averse to the suggestion, from some quarters, that he leads the ANC. This comes at a time when a succession debate is...

Maimane asks top cop: ‘Why is SAPS dragging its feet on Gupta charges?’

As it “has now been almost half a year” since his party laid corruption charges against Atul and Ajay Gupta‚ Mmusi Maimane is demanding that the country’s top cop say when the investigation will...

Makhura threatens DA Metros

Gauteng premier David Makhura sent a subtle message to the DA that the ANC is still in charge in the province‚ including in all municipalities. Delivering his annual report at the legislature on Tuesday‚ Makhura...

Respect each other‚ Mantashe tells parties in Gordhan saga

African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has urged both the Hawks and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to handle the current investigations of the latter with decency. Speaking after the national working committee of the ANC‚...

Facebook ‘unfriends’ pro-Pravin Gordhan group for growing ‘too fast’

Facebook has shut down growing support on the social network for embattled Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. About 13 400 members have been blocked from inviting their friends to a newly created group “Support for Pravin...

Bra Stof ‘cried bitterly’ at the end

Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile cried in his “last days” over the crisis facing the ANC‚ which prompted Sipho Pityana’s scathing comments about the party and President Jacob Zuma. Pityana‚ a former foreign affairs director-general‚ had asked...