ANC moves to accelerate nomination processes

The ANC’s top brass will send teams of national executive committee members to the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape to speed up the nomination processes for next month’s conference. Addressing a press conference...

JUST IN: Mantashe announces team to investigate EC ‘conference of chairs’

Former KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sbu Ndebele will lead the seven-member team which will investigate the legitimacy of the Eastern Cape elective conference held last month. ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe made the announcement at a press conference...

High court hears appeal in EC ANC ‘conference of corpses’ case

Mhlontlo ANC branch members Eunice Maqhina and Albert Mthotywa Gotya’s names appeared on the list of delegates for the ANC’s 2015 OR Tambo regional conference although they had died three years earlier. This was the...

Back to work for Bhisho spokesman

Charges against seasoned state spokesman Gcobani Maswana have been dropped. The social development chief director for communications reported for duty last month after he was suspended in June last year following claims that he...

ANC wins key wards in vote

Th ANC has retained control of both Ward 27 in the Buffalo City Metro and Ward 12 in the Elundini Municipality in the Eastern Cape’s southern Drakensberg. The two wards were contested in by-elections held...

Gangster Republic: dirty cigarette money is funding NDZ’s bid for president

A self-confessed smuggler‚ fraudster and money launderer has emerged as a contributor to ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to replace her ex-husband‚ President Jacob Zuma‚ the Sunday Times reported. This and other astounding information...

Car assigned to DA leader in fatal crash

DA Eastern Cape leader Nqaba Bhanga is at the centre of a fatal car accident that claimed the lives of two people and left a security guard fighting for his life at a Port...

Zuma attacks Madonsela’s state capture report

President Jacob Zuma has attacked a report released by former public protector Thuli Madonsela‚ accusing her of passing the buck by not completing an investigation into allegations of state capture. Madonsela blamed the unfinished investigation...

ANC should self-correct at elective conference: Mantashe

African National Congress secretary-general Gwede Mantashe says the time for self-correction is the party’s elective conference‚ at which new leadership will be elected. Speaking on Eusebius McKaiser’s show on 702 on Tuesday‚ Mantashe said if...

Zuma challenges public protector’s recommendation on state capture report

The High Court in Pretoria will on Tuesday hear an application by President Jacob Zuma to set aside the remedial action by former public protector Thuli Madonsela on alleged state capture. Madonsela released a report‚...

Zuma announces cabinet reshuffle

President Jacob Zuma has announced changes to the national cabinet. Below is a statement with the changes: TO ALL MEDIA/NEWS EDITORS 17 OCTOBER 2017 ANNOUNCEMENT OF CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE BY PRESIDENT JACOB ZUMA After careful consideration‚ I...

SCA to rule on Zuma’s bid to appeal on 783 corruption charges

President Jacob Zuma and the National Prosecuting Authority will learn on Friday whether the Supreme Court of Appeal has granted them leave to appeal a ruling that Zuma may face 783 corruption charges. The SCA...

Mabuyane remains in charge: despite protests Oscar-led PEC still at the helm

Oscar Mabuyane remains the ANC provincial chairman, the party’s national spokesman Zizi Kodwa announced yesterday. This follows back-to-back meetings on Monday and Wednesday which saw national executive committee (NEC) deployees tabling a report before...

NPA and Hawks to attach Ntutu and Nombembe’s assets ‘to recoup taxpayers’ monies’

The NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) and the Assets Forfeiture Investigation (AFI) of the Hawks will today attach ANC Amathole regional secretary Teris Ntutu's properties and that of the deceased Butterworth businessman Sive Nombembe. This...

Dismissal of ANC ORT poll lawsuit wins appeal date

Tuesday is set aside for the the Mthatha High Court to hear an application for leave to appeal against the dismissal of a case brought by disgruntled OR Tambo ANC members who wanted the...

Masualle group merely ‘raised their concerns’

The defeated faction at the ANC’s Eastern Cape elective congress had not lodged an appeal against the outcome, but merely “raised concerns”. This was stated yesterday by the party’s secretary-general Gwede Mantashe referring to a...

Notyesi extends ultimatum to ANC big guns

Mthatha-based Lawyer Mvuzo Notyesi has extended the ultimatum given to ANC big bosses in Luthuli House to nullify the recently-held Eastern Cape provincial conference until Thursday. This after the party asked Notyesi for further details...

EC bosses sent home by top six

National ANC bosses sent Eastern Cape officials packing yesterday after they arrived at the party’s Luthuli House headquarters uninvited, saying yesterday’s meeting was for national executive deployees to detail what happened at last week’s...

EC ANC losers claim violence was premeditated

Ousted ANC Eastern Cape leader Phumulo Masualle and his supporters have singled out NEC members Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and Zizi Kodwa as the people responsible for the disorder that plagued last week’s violent provincial congress. Masualle’s...

ANC blocks report on feuding pair

The ANC caucus at the Bhisho legislature this week blocked the presentation of a report meant to shed light on the ongoing dispute between two senior office of the premier (OTP) officials. A report on...

Top lawyer gives Luthuli House ultimatum to nullify #ANCECconference

Mthatha-based lawyer Mvuzo Notyesi has given ANC headquarters Luthuli House until Monday to nullify the outcome of the eighth Eastern Cape ANC provincial conference or face legal action. This is contained in a letter dated...

Lowdown on ANC’s new EC PEC

The ANC in the Eastern Cape elected a new provincial executive committee last weekend led by provincial chairman Oscar Mabuyane. Politics reporter ZINGISA MVUMVU profiles deputy chairman Mlungisi Mvoko, secretary Lulama Ngcukaitobi, his deputy...

Watch: Mbalula explains use of ‘vulgar’ language‚ says it is figurative speech

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday defended the use of “vulgar” language and said the words he used were figurative and meant to encourage police to fight criminals. Watch Mbalula's explanation‚ which he posted on...

Pressure now on ANC HQ: Party’s national leadership to decide on validity of EC...

 The validity of the outcome of the controversial ANC Eastern Cape provincial conference is now in the hands of Luthuli House to determine which side to believe in the dispute. https://youtu.be/YJ6YOdahDdw There is also the possibility...

Masualle supporters lose bid to interdict ANC provincial conference

The East London High Court on Monday struck an urgent application off the roll after ANC members had approached the court after questioning the legality of a provincial conference. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ6YOdahDdw&feature=youtu.be Supporters of former provincial chairman Phumullo...

Ramaphosa appeals for unity in ANC after Eastern Cape conference

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has made a passionate plea to former Eastern Cape ANC chairman Phumulo Masualle to "come back" in an effort to curb further divisions within the party in the province. Ramaphosa...

Mabuyane emerges as new Eastern Cape ANC leader at violence-marred conference

Former Eastern Cape provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane has emerged as the newly-elected ANC provincial chairman amid deep-rooted divisions that resulted in a physical brawl‚ leaving many injured. Just after midnight on Sunday morning a fight...

WATCH: ANC delegates collide as fist fights and chairs fly at EC conference

Police had to intervene when ANC members and delegates attending the Eastern Cape elective conference at East London ICC turned on each other, with fists and chair flying across the venue. Chairs and fists flew as...

Lifting lid on ‘poor state’ of the ANC

Outgoing ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane has painted a picture of a party in decline, with dwindling membership and infighting across ANC branches in the province. Mabuyane gives a detailed account of the poor state...

ANC leaders are arrogant, admits EC chair Masualle

ANC Eastern Cape outgoing provincial chairman Phumulo Masualle admitted that as ANC leaders they were arrogant, complacent and ignorant” of the challenges facing the country and the party. Masualle was addressing delegates as he officially...

IN HIS OWN WORDS: Fikile Mbalula calls out wanted suspects by name

Making it personal‚ Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday called out the names of suspects wanted for questioning as he relaunched Tactical Response Teams and tracking teams. Here are his speaking notes: 29 Sep 2017 South Africa...

ANC provincial conference still to start

The ANC Eastern Cape provincial conference is yet to get under way at the East London ICC. The official programme, scheduled to have started 9am today was yet to resume at 10.30am. This as the plenary...

Eastern Cape ANC conference gets off to a slow start

The Eastern Cape ANC provincial conference began at a snail's pace on Thursday with a marathon PEC meeting that lasted over six hours. The conference which is held at the East London ICC is the...

Post offices open despite CWU strike

Services were not affected at post offices in East London as workers affiliated to the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) embarked on a two-day strike, demanding the South African Post Office (Sapo) pay money due...

Questions raised on whether two were ANC ‘members’

ANC lawyers have  told Mthatha High Court Judge Selby Mbenenge that two disgruntled members who are threatening to derail the upcoming provincial elective conference, by trying to have the 2015 O R Tambo regional elective...

Lindiwe Sisulu cancels trip to Eastern Cape

ANC Presidential hopeful cancelled her campaigning trip to East London at the 11th-hour as she has to attend the national executive committee meeting on Friday. DispatchLIVE reported earlier today that Sisulu had been invited to...

ANC trio agree that Zuma should have quit ‘long ago’

ANC presidential hopeful Mathews Phosa, SACP Eastern Cape leader Xolile Nqatha and former Fifa referee turned author Ace Ncobo agree that President Jacob Zuma does not have to be found guilty in a court...

Court threat to block ANC elective conference

A court move to block the ANC’s provincial elective conference later this month is being threatened by the lawyers of two O R Tambo ANC members. The threat came after the Mthatha High Court postponed...

Court ruling may halt Eastern Cape ANC elective conference

The ANC in Eastern Cape may have to shelve its elective conference due in two weeks if the Mthatha High Court nullifies the outcome of the 2015 O R Tambo regional elective conference. The case...

DA up in arms over Alfred Nzo manager

The Democratic Alliance has written to cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) MEC Fikile Xasa, pleading with him not to endorse the appointment of the incoming Alfred Nzo municipal manager. Zamile Sikhundla was appointed by...

ANC branch leader gunned down at Zwide home

A Ward 25 Nelson Mandela Bay ANC branch leader was gunned down last night while arriving at his Zwide home. Metro regional secretary Themba Xatula confirmed the death of the councillor who was in his...

ANC call for Bay to be put under administration ‘bid to take back metro’

By ZINE GEORGE and SIMTHANDILE FORD The ANC wants cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Fikile Xasa to take over the running of the troubled Nelson Mandela Metro. The call comes a week after the Democratic...

Police break up ANC branch meeting

A senior Buffalo City Metro councillor has challenged the outcome of her ANC branch meeting where police had to defuse fist fights at the weekend. BCM’s portfolio head for human settlements, Ntombizandile Mhlola, confirmed to...

ANC asked to lead a complaint of racism against Rajesh Gupta

Lawyers for Human Rights and the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation have approached the ANC to lead a case of racism against Rajesh Tony Gupta at the Human Rights Commission‚ either as the sole complainant or...

JUST IN: 100 unresolved disputes delay ANC conference – again

The much-anticipated ANC provincial conference in the Eastern Cape has been postponed for September 27 to 30. This was confirmed by ANC provincial secretary Oscar Mabuyane who cited 100 unresolved disputes among the reasons to...

Deadline looms for ANC’s EC branches to hold BGMs

ANC branches are in a race against time, as they have until Sunday to nominate their preferred candidates to lead the party after the August 30 provincial elective conference. The party’s provincial executive committee (PEC)...

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...

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...

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...