Citizen group meeting with lawyers after ANCYL refuses to apologise

The Active Citizens Movement (ACM) will consult with its lawyer on Tuesday to discuss the failure of the ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal to apologise for disrupting struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada’s memorial service.ACM spokeswoman...

Public protector must probe Molefe’s R30m ‘golden handshake’: DA

The R30 million pension payout received by former Eskom boss Brian Molefe clearly points to yet another case of gross abuse of public funds and should be investigated by the public protector‚ the Democratic...

New Hawks boss must ensure Ntlemeza barred from building‚ says DA

The Democratic Alliance says it is concerned by reports over the weekend that axed Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza is planning to ignore the law and go back to work on Tuesday.To do so would...

DA calls on new acting Hawks head to investigate neglected cases

The Democratic Alliance has called on new acting Hawks boss Yolisa Matakata to take steps to immediately investigate several important and long neglected cases.DA spokesman on police matters Zakhele Mbhele said the party hoped...

Opposition parties to march in Limpopo against state capture

Opposition parties are planning to stage a march to the Limpopo Provincial Treasury in Polokwane on Tuesday to protest against state capture.Parties that will be taking part in the march include the Democratic Alliance...

COPE lays criminal charges over Dlamini-Zuma protection saga

The Congress of the People has laid criminal charges against Police Minister Fikile Mbalula over the Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma protection debacle. The party‚ which laid the charges at the Garsfontein Police Station in Pretoria on Sunday...

Mbalula orders former Hawks boss Ntlemeza to vacate his office immediately

Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula has given former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza a strict instruction to vacate the office immediately as he was ordered to do by a court. This follows a unanimous decision of...

Anti-Zuma campaigners want blacks to stay poor: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma says that recent civic action calling for him to step down is merely a defence of colonialism and black poverty. He was speaking at the Twelve Apostles of Christ Church in Umgababa‚...

DA urges DIRCO to ensure safety of Zambian opposition leader

The Democratic Alliance says it is deeply concerned by reports that Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema’s health is deteriorating. This follows a raid on his house last week‚ where an unknown gas was allegedly released...

Nkosazana needs protection services‚ Mbalula insists

Police Minster Fikile Mbalula insists that former African Union (AU) chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is still receiving taxpayer-funded special VIP protection based on security threats against her. This is despite the government saying earlier this month...

ANCYL wants a meeting with the organisers of the Kathrada memorial they disrupted

The ANC Youth League in KwaZulu-Natal wants to meet with the civic organisation that threatened to sue it for disrupting a memorial for struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada a week ago.On Saturday‚ April 8‚ the...

SACP agrees #Zuma Must go

The SA Communist Party (SACP) in OR Tambo will spend Easter taking their #ZumaMustGo message to churches across the region. Anti-Zuma posters are expected to go up today, especially next to churches, to spread their...

EC body to boost growth plan: Stimulating agriculture a core focus

Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle yesterday unveiled the new provincial planning commission chaired by himself and deputy Professor Lizo Mazwai. Speaking in East London Masualle declared that the planning commission’s core mandate would be to...

Berning Ntlemeza replaced as Hawks boss

Police minister Fikile Mbalula has announced that disgraced Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza is to be replaced by his deputy. The announcement was made this morning in Pretoria. Ntlemeza‚ said the minister‚ was to be replaced by...

‘Liberation movement! Who are we still fighting?’ ANC slated at Durban book launch

The ANC has failed to govern South Africa‚ is obsessed with sloganeering‚ consumed by corruption and has failed to shed its liberation movement tag. These were among the accusations aimed at the ruling party during...

I’ve had 5 ANC friends who condemned me for joining EFF now apologise‚ says...

Actor and politician Fana Mokoena is a staunch member of the EFF and claims that in the last few days his ANC friends have come to him with their tail between their legs. The World...

Mbalula to address the Berning question

The vetting process to appoint the next head of the elite Hawks crime-fighting unit must be completely overhauled. That’s the message that has emerged after the current incumbent‚ Berning Ntlemeza‚ was given his marching orders...

‘If not wanting Zuma is racist‚ then we are proud racists’ – Malema

“If not wanting Zuma is racist‚ then we are proud racists‚” EFF leader Julius Malema told an tens of thousands of marchers at the Union Buildings. Malema warned the ANC that today’s march — led...

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...

The next eight days will define South Africa‚ says former ANC operative

ANC political activist and former uMkhonto we Sizwe operative Dipak Patel says the next eight days will shake the country. In an editorial written exclusively for TMG Digital‚ Patel said the eight days leading up...

Ramathlodi resigns as ANC MP

Former public service and administration minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi has become the latest MP to quit parliament after being dropped from President Jacob Zuma’s cabinet last month. His resignation from the national legislature was confirmed by...

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‚...

Mbalula warns ‘violence will not be tolerated’ as citizens mobilise to march to Union...

Police will be out in full force ahead of the National Day of Action march on Wednesday to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Addressing the media ahead of the march‚ which is against President Jacob...

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...

UCT slams Zuma government

The University of Cape Town has publicly joined the chorus criticising President Jacob Zuma’s government. In a statement on Tuesday‚ Vice Chancellor Max Price said he‚ together with senior leadership of the institution‚ believed that...

Vavi likens Guptas to ‘typical hyena family’ that ‘eats first‚ then everyone else follows’

Former general secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions Zwelinzima Vavi has lashed out at the Guptas‚ likening them to a “typical hyena family”. “We have a task to stop a march towards...

Andile Mngxitama: Wednesday’s anti-Zuma march is a ‘coup’

Former EFF member Andile Mngxitama has accused those involved in Wednesday’s planned march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria of plotting to overthrow the state. Mngxitama was a panelist at a dialogue held at the...

‘I’m not a macho bully’ – former DG lashes out at Bathabile

Former director-general in the Department of Social Development Zane Dangor has revealed the hurtful allegations of racism and sexism that led to his resignation. Dangor quit last month amid the social grants crisis‚ citing a...

Msimanga blames TMPD chief for failing to stop council disruptions

City of Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga has accused the chief of Tshwane Metro Police Department‚ Steven Ngobeni‚ for failing to execute his duties during last week’s scuffle in the council chambers. ANC councillors disrupted Msimanga’s...

Who are these guys? ANC stalwarts about MK veterans outside Luthuli House

African National Congress stalwarts are raising questions about a group of men who are said to be MK veterans who stood outside Luthuli House on Friday to defend the headquarters of the ruling party. “Who...

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...

Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls for Zuma and his cabinet to go

President Jacob Zuma and his cabinet must go‚ says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The chamber called for a national general election “as soon as possible” on Monday. The call for a resounding vote...

UDM approaches Concourt for motion of no confidence to be decided by secret ballot

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) has filed an urgent application in the Constitutional Court asking that motions of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma next week be decided by secret ballot. Parliament said it will...

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...

The ANC has lost its sanity‚ says ruling party MP

Senior ANC member of parliament Makhosi Khoza has lashed out at the ruling party’s leadership‚ saying that it was effectively handing over power to the opposition. Khoza expressed the anguish she felt when South Africans...

Inspector General probes origin of Gordhan intelligence report

The Inspector General of Intelligence‚ Sethlomamaru Dintwe‚ is investigating the origins of the intelligence report apparently used by President Jacob Zuma to fire Pravin Gordhan. In a statement on Monday‚ DA MP David Maynier‚ said...

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...

High Court interdicts mayor over Black Friday protest threat

The KwaZulu-Natal High Court has granted an urgent interdict against eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede‚ after she threatened that people who march against President Jacob Zuma on Friday would be arrested‚ referring to planned protests...

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...

SANDU contemplates charging deputy defence minister

The SA National Defence Union is contemplating criminally charging Deputy Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe. The union‚ which will announce its decision on Friday after a meeting of its national executive committee‚ is concerned about Maphatsoe...

Zuma urges local government to tackle infrastructure challenges

President Jacob Zuma says great strides have been made in delivering basic services to South African communities since the dawn of democracy‚ however there are still challenges which need to be addressed urgently. He was...

Tina Joemat-Pettersson resigns as MP

Former energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has resigned as a member of parliament. “Parliament confirms the resignation of National Assembly member and former Minister of Energy Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson. The resignation is effective from 31 March‚”...

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...