Mantashe: Duarte and I were against removal of Zuma as President

Johannesburg – ANC Chairperson Gwede Mantashe said that as secretary-general, he and his deputy Jesse Duarte were against the removal of former President Jacob Zuma from his position but only because he knew it would destabilise the party, the government and the country like it had done when former President Thabo Mbeki was removed. Mantashe […]

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Mtsweni-Tsipane wants hospital staffers suspended after baby’s hand amputated

Johannesburg – Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane has called for action to be taken after a three-week-old baby had her hand amputated allegedly as a result of negligence. It’s understood that the baby was admitted to the Bernice Hospital in Delmas for diarrhea last month. The baby was then transferred to the Witbank Hospital in Emalahleni […]

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Opposition parties welcome JSC findings against WC Judge President Hlophe

Johannesburg – Opposition parties have welcomed the findings of the Judicial Conduct Tribunal investigating Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe, which has found him guilty of gross misconduct. According to Constitutional Court Justices, Chris Japhta and Bess Nkabinde, Hlophe approached them to influence a decision on a case involving former President Jacob Zuma and French […]

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106 extortion cases opened in CT since January

Cape Town – Police Minister Bheki Cele on Thursday said 106 extortion cases had been opened in Cape Town since January. Concerns around extortion across communities grew last year and extortion priority committee was established. It includes the police, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety and the City of Cape Town. According to Cele, […]

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Mamabolo – Give us 6 months to fix road

Johannesburg – Gauteng MEC for Transport, Jacob Mamabolo has assured motorists that they will be driving on smooth roads within six months, following concerns over deepening potholes, especially after heavy rains. Mamabolo said that his department will work on weekends to repair and maintain roads in the province. “One of the things we are changing […]

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Health Dept working on revised mass vaccination strategy

Johannesburg – The Department of Health is working on a revised strategy for its mass vaccination programme. Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize said this is to improve efficiency. The department said 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine will land in South Africa in the next few weeks. It also announced that the last 200,000 […]

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IEC pour cold water on possibility of postponing local govt elections

Johannesburg – In spite of a budget cut and the Covid-19 pandemic, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said that it was on track to run local government elections this year and poured cold water on the possibility of postponing the polls. Political parties such as the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) wanted the elections delayed as […]

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