EFF’s Floyd Shivambu ties the knot – and the bride is reportedly ANC

The deputy president of the Economic Freedom Fighters‚ Floyd Shivambu‚ has tied the knot‚ according to the political party’s official twitter account. According to reports‚ he married Siphesihle Pezi in a traditional wedding on Saturday...

Lindiwe Sisulu on threats to her life

Human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu is aware of threats to eliminate her‚ but the veteran ANC leader says she is more than capable of defending herself. Sisulu was speaking in Khayelitsha‚ Cape Town‚ on Saturday...

President Zuma ‘asked’ lawyer to keep arms inquiry in dark about cash gifts‚ court...

President Jacob Zuma allegedly tried to silence a close confidant who had "intimate knowledge" about how the president benefited from the arms deal‚ by asking him not to testify at the Seriti commission‚ the...

Mandela’s granddaughter tells ‘UpFront’ she supports people’s calls for Zuma to step down

Struggle icon Nelson Mandela’s eldest granddaughter‚ Ndileka Mandela‚ has reiterated her support for calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down. In an interview with Al Jazeera English’s current affairs show UpFront‚ screened on Friday...

BCM officials told to deliver or face chop: Mayor upset by poor performance

Shape up or ship out – this is the ultimatum Buffalo City Metro executive mayor Xola Pakati has given to under-performing municipal officials. The mayor’s stern warning followed the release of a gloomy report about...

Zweli Mkhize is next anti-Zuma visitor to Eastern Cape

  ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize, a known opponent of President Jacob Zuma, will be speaking in a key Eastern Cape region tomorrow. Mkhize will be delivering the keynote address at a Chris Hani memorial lecture rally...

Zuma signs FICA Bill into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) bill into law‚ the Presidency announced on Saturday‚ adding that the amended act will send a strong message about South Africa’s commitment to...

’With or without the debate’ – Mvenya ready for provincial showdown

DA chairwoman in the Eastern Cape Veliswa Mvenya has pulled out of a debate tomorrow that would have pitted her against her rival in the party’s Eastern Cape leadership race, Nelson Mandela Metro councillor...

Mbalula-Ntlemeza ‘spat’ a blow to confidence in Hawks

The battle between Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and suspended Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza came to a head on Monday‚ with Mbalula taking to a conference room full of journalists to utter more than a...

Mabuyane takes campaign to hometown

Oscar Mabuyane’s campaign to head the ANC in the province hits his hometown of Ngcobo tomorrow where he is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a Freedom Day celebration event organised by the...

Hawks arrest ‘coup plotter’ planning to assassinate prominent South Africans

The Hawks arrested a “coup plotter” on Wednesday who was allegedly planning to assassinate 19 people including members of the cabinet‚ state owned entities and prominent South Africans. Those in the crosshairs were allegedly “officials...

Charges against former ANC leader Mambila dropped

Criminal charges against former OR Tambo ANC regional deputy secretary Lawrence Mambila were yesterday withdrawn in the Mthatha High Court. But Masibonge Mnyanda and Mphumzi Nojoko will still have to answer for the murder of...

Cosatu mum on calls for Zuma not to speak at May Day rally

Cosatu declined to comment on Thursday evening about letters purportedly written by unions arguing that President Jacob Zuma should not be allowed to speak at the federation’s May Day rally. Zuma is due to speak...

Mapaila fires more shots at Zuma

President Jacob Zuma had stolen the ANC from itself, and was no longer accountable to the people of South Africa as he had sold the independence of the country to the Guptas. SACP second deputy...

‘We will embarrass Mbete’ – EFF says Speaker is attacking free speech

The EFF has condemned National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete for her decision to refer the party’s chief whip Floyd Shivambu to a disciplinary committee for remarks he made in parliament about President Jacob Zuma. The...

EC chided over unpaid bills

Eastern Cape provincial departments owed more than 9000 suppliers a total of R243.7-million in unpaid invoices as of December last year. The provincial department of health is the worst offender when it comes to paying...

Treasury team to meet Moody’s in the US: Gigaba

A team from the National Treasury is headed to the United States‚ where officials will address Moody’s‚ one of the leading international ratings agencies‚ which has yet to give its verdict on the country’s...

SACP says an assassin targeted Mapaila at Hani event

The SA Communist Party (SACP) said on Wednesday that its second deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila was the target of an assassination attempt on Monday at an event to commemorate late SACP leader Chris...

Zuma’s ‘coffin’ trotted out as thousands pour into Church Sqaure

Thousands of people have gathered at Church Square in Pretoria ahead of the National Day of Action march organised by opposition political parties. By 10am‚ people of different political views and races had arrived. The majority...

Zuma reveals his birthday wishes amid protests

President Jacob Zuma’s birthday wish is a better life for all‚ he said on Wednesday. The president celebrates his 75th birthday on Wednesday‚ which will be marked by a huge ANC bash in Kliptown‚ Soweto. But‚...

SACP won’t be supporting ‘bourgeois’ DA-EFF marches on ‘racist shoulders of Madam Godzille’

In another twist to communist sentiment on President Jacob Zuma‚ the SACP in the Gauteng Province says it will not be supporting the EFF and DA anti-Zuma marches on Wednesday as the two opposition...

Divisive ANC leaders ‘must step aside’

ANC and government leaders who have lost public confidence must step aside to honour the values of former South African Communist Party (SACP) leader Chris Hani. This was Eastern Cape premier and ANC provincial chairman,...

Fix internal issues before 2019 or face losing badly at polls‚ Khoza warns ANC

ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza says the ANC has to fix its internal issues before 2019‚ or face losing badly at the polls. Khoza‚ who wrote a much shared Facebook post on the current state...

ANCYL in KZN seeks footage of chaos at Kathrada memorial to determine if paid...

Leadership of the ANCYL in KwaZulu-Natal have requested footage of chaos which unfolded at ANC stalwart Ahmed Kathrada’s memorial service in Durban on Sunday to determine if paid up members were involved. Kathrada’s memorial service...

MPs slammed for quitting: Irate Mantashe claims it’s over pensions

By BABALO NDEZE and BIANCA CAPAZORIO ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has criticised former ministers who quit as MPs this week after they were dropped from President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet. Mantashe said yesterday that former energy minister...

READ IN FULL: Jeremy Cronin’s take on the real reasons behind an ‘‎irretrievable breakdown’...

South African Communist Party deputy secretary Jeremy Cronin has denounced the “parasitic looting and patronage networks that have penetrated into the uppermost echelons of the state and ANC”. Speaking at a memorial service in Cape...

Save SA march to Union Buildings gets go ahead after ‘meddling’ by police

Save South Africa’s march to the Union Buildings will go ahead on Friday after allegedly being “prohibited” by “disgruntled law enforcement agents” in the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department and SAPS. Save SA successfully applied to...

Save SA firebrand lights up East London

Eastern Cape firebrand and former UDF anti-apartheid activist Mkhuseli Jack was in East London yesterday, recruiting East Londoners to join the Save SA campaign and remove President Jacob Zuma. Addressing a group of prominent leaders and...

Anti-Zuma protests will go ahead in BCM

Despite the South African government calling protests scheduled for today “illegal”, organisations in Buffalo City Metro (BCM) are going ahead with a planned march calling for the president to step down. The Democratic Alliance in...

What did Zuma say to Mantashe‚ Ramaphosa?

President Jacob Zuma said something to ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe‚ deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and treasurer general Zweli Mkhize to make them change their minds about his cabinet reshuffle‚ according to TV news...

Parliament schedules Zuma no confidence debate for 18 April

The Speaker of the National Assembly‚ Baleka Mbete‚ has scheduled a debate on the Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma on 18 April. Parliament said in a statement on Wednesday the speaker had...

Gordhan attacks Dlamini for social grants fiasco

Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has criticised Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini for the manner in which she brought anxiety to millions of social grants recipients. “I have never attacked a colleague in public. I...

‘I never embarrassed God‚ nor South Africa’ – Dipuo Peters quits as ANC MP

Dipuo Peters‚ the transport minister who lost her job in the recent Cabinet reshuffle‚ has resigned as a member of parliament for the African National Congress. Peters took to Facebook to announce her resignation‚ which...

ANC rubbishes claims that top leadership were ordered to apologise to Zuma

ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has rubbished claims that President Jacob Zuma grilled the party’s top leadership during the national working committee (NWC) meeting on Tuesday over his cabinet reshuffle. This follows reports that Zuma...

More pressure mounts: EC heeds calls for demos to force Zuma to step down

After a call for a countrywide shutdown on Friday, some East London residents have vowed to do their bit by holding peaceful protests and prayer meetings at various points in the city. The leaderless upwelling...

DA launches High Court bid to set aside Zuma’s decision to fire Gordhan

The Democratic Alliance has lodged an urgent application to set aside and declare unlawful the axing of former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas. President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire them was...

ANC again calls for media regulation

The ANC has once again called for external regulation of the media. Jackson Mthembu‚ chairperson of the ANC NEC subcommittee on communications and ANC Chief Whip in Parliament‚ said self-regulation had failed even as the...

Zuma’s reshuffle move will deepen crisis, say analysts

Renowned political analysts yesterday described President Jacob Zuma’s move to reshuffle his Cabinet, including removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as “tragic”, saying the move would further “deepen the crisis and divisions” in South...

ANC pair hit back at Zuma: Gordhan’s axing ‘totally unacceptable’

While President Jacob Zuma went about cackling as though it was business as usual after his shocking Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday night, there was an immediate and vociferous backlash from senior leaders of the...

Barbara Hogan: Zuma has gone rogue‚ he must step down

Former minister and partner of now late struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada‚ Barbara Hogan on Friday said President Jacob Zuma had gone rogue. She referred to the cabinet reshuffle as a “dastardly deed done in a...

Zuma: ‘Sorry I can’t stay‚ I’m trying to fix the country’

President Jacob Zuma steered away from speaking about his controversial Cabinet reshuffle during the launch of a rural deployment hub in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape on Friday. After a short speech‚ delivered in English...

Save South Africa calls for protest after Cabinet reshuffle

Save South Africa has called on all citizens to assemble outside National Treasury on Friday morning following the removal of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in a late-night Cabinet reshuffle. Gordhan was replaced by Home Affairs...

FIRED‚ MOVED and SAFE: These are the ministers hit by Zuma’s swinging axe

President Jacob Zuma effected his latest Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday; a merry-go-round that saw no less than 10 changes to his ministers alone. In the biggest move‚ finance minister Pravin Gordhan was axed and replaced...

No decision to call on Nzimande, other SACP leaders to resign from Zuma’s cabinet

There is no SA Communist Party central committee decision to instruct their leaders such as Blade Nzimande and Jeremy Cronin to resign from President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet should the latter fire Pravin Gordhan.   This is...

If Zuma reshuffles cabinet‚ it will be the end of him: Malema

If President Jacob Zuma reshuffles his cabinet‚ that will be the end of him‚ Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Thursday. Malema was speaking during an interview on Power FM‚ where he was...

‘Phantsi‚ Zuma!’ mourners cry at Kathrada’s funeral

The funeral of ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada turned into a rallying cry against President Zuma’s rule‚ with many senior leaders speaking out against patronage and poor leadership. Former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe was the main...

Kathrada was incorruptible‚ says Mantashe

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday painted Ahmed Kathrada as a model leader who had integrity. Speaking at Kathrada’s funeral at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg‚ Mantashe said Kathrada was “incorruptible‚ not only in his...

Listen to our priceless stalwarts‚ Makhura tells mourners at Kathrada funeral

Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Wednesday called on leaders to heed the advice of struggle stalwarts. “We as leaders must have the humility to listen to the stalwarts of our struggle‚” Makhura told mourners at...

ANC in the Eastern Cape loses 50% of its members

The ANC in the Eastern Cape which lost the Nelson Mandela Metro to the DA in recent local government elections has lost more than 50% of its membership in five years. The numbers have plummeted...

President Zuma announces special funeral for Ahmed Kathrada

Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada will be buried on Wednesday‚ his foundation said in a statement. “ funeral will take place on Wednesday‚ March 29 commencing at 10am at the Westpark Cemetery‚ Beyers Naude Drive‚ Johannesburg....