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Baleka Mbete

Outcry over ANC use of old SA flag

OPPOSITION parties have criticised the use of the old-South African national flag in a cartoon released by the Eastern Cape ANC depicting their leaders attacking National Assembly Speaker, Baleka Mbete.

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane

UPDATE: ‘Buttocks’ remark is Sepedi idiom: Mokonyane’s spokeswoman

WATER and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane’s “buttocks” comment was a Sepedi idiom used to describe the extent she would go to in order to protect President Jacob Zuma.

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Botswana president a ‘dictator’: EFF

BOTSWANA’S refusal to grant EFF leader Julius Malema a visa showed that its President Ian Khama was a dictator, the party said on Friday.

Judith February

Parties’ heat has forced ANC rethink on Nkandla

IT’S been a curious few weeks in South Africa yet again. The so-called “spy tapes” were released with the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) making some damning findings against the National Directorate of Public Prosecutions and the manner in which it has operated.

Public protector Thuli Madonsela and Umkhonto WeSizwe Military Veterans Association Chairperson Kebby Maphatsoe

Minister apologises to Thuli – sort of

DEPUTY Defence Minister Kebby Maphatsoe has apologised for alleging that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is a spy with the US Central Intelligence Agency.

President Jacob Zuma  welcomed the release of the spy tapes, for which the DA's Helen Zille fought in court. Picture: Gallo Images

Zuma welcomes release of ‘spy tapes’

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma today welcomed the release of the so-called “spy tapes”.

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At what point will ANC stop defending Zuma

THE speculation about whether President Jacob Zuma would finish his second term started long before the May general election.

MPUMELELO  MKHABELA

Zuma can use ‘power of example’ for a better SA

IN 2003, John Githongo , Kenya’s corruption buster, summoned up the courage to advise President Mwai Kibaki of the most important weapon to fight corruption.

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