Fraud charges won’t stop Malema from getting votes in 2014

By Reginald Makgoba His reputation as the voice of the poor might have been marred by the allegations of corruption and fraud but the Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius ‘Juju’ Malema seems to have found a strong voice that resonates with the hopes of many young South Africans as well as those gatvol with the … Continue reading “Fraud charges won’t stop Malema from getting votes in 2014”

No land to be taken forcefully – Malema

The national leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, has assured South Africans that land belonging to white South Africans would not be taken forcefully and violence will not be used should the EFF become government after next year’s general elections, “legislation would be formulated in such a manner that it will enable … Continue reading “No land to be taken forcefully – Malema”

Mchunu sworn-in as KZN premier

By Bhekisisa Mncube Pietermaritzburg – Senzo Edward Mchunu (55), the former Education MEC, has been sworn in as KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Premier. The move follows the resignation of Dr Zweli Mkhize a month ago, to take up his full-time position as the Treasurer-General of the African National Congress (ANC) at the party headquarters, Luthuli House, in … Continue reading “Mchunu sworn-in as KZN premier”

Ramphele “bought our members with money” – EFF

By Madimetja Mashishi Following today’s announcement by Dr. Mamphele Ramphele’s Agang SA that it has recruited more than one hundred members from Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), including members holding leadership positions in Gauteng, the EFF has come out with guns blazing claiming that the defectors were lured with money. “We are further aware … Continue reading “Ramphele “bought our members with money” – EFF”

Zuma is ‘disrespectful’ of judicial process

By Madimetja Mashishi President Jacob Zuma’s signing into law of Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, the so-called E-tolls Bill, into law today is ‘disrespectful of the judicial process’, says the Democratic Alliance’s Ian Ollis. “[Zuma] has insulted South Africans today by signing the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill into law on … Continue reading “Zuma is ‘disrespectful’ of judicial process”

“Let’s put this behind us” – Vavi

By Madimetja Mashishi Cosatu general-secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, says he hopes that South Africans can put his alleged rape accusation behind them. He said this after the complainant who claimed Vavi had raped her in January withdrew her grievance during a Cosatu internal hearing today. The woman, a Cosatu staffer, claims that Vavi came into her … Continue reading ““Let’s put this behind us” – Vavi”

Zulu’s “inaccurate” comments on Zim “regrettable” – Zuma

Pretoria – The presidency has noted the “unfortunate” comments attributed to Lindiwe Zulu, President Jacob Zuma’s international relations advisor, presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj said on Sunday. Zulu is reported to have said President Zuma had telephoned Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe to express his “unhappiness” on the situation in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is currently preparing to host … Continue reading “Zulu’s “inaccurate” comments on Zim “regrettable” – Zuma”

Limpopo’s new faces announced

Pretoria – The newly inaugurated Premier of Limpopo, Stanley Mathabatha, has officially announced his provincial cabinet. Announcing the Members of the Executive Council on Friday, Mathabatha said his appointment as the Premier of Limpopo bound him to uphold the Constitution, and in so doing, there were duties and responsibilities that he had to fulfil to … Continue reading “Limpopo’s new faces announced”

Zuma’s government to “deal with Kunene”

South African socialite and businessman, Kenny Kunene, has announced that he will be trading his sushi and women for a life in active politics. Kunene, who claimed that he has received calls warning him that Zuma’s government will “deal” with him, announced in a statement released yesterday (1 July) that he will be joining Julius … Continue reading “Zuma’s government to “deal with Kunene””

“Obama is son of Africa” – Zuma

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma says US President Barack Obama’s visit to the country will go down in history as a turning point in relations between the United States and South Africa. “You are no stranger to Africa Mr President. You are a son of the African continent. Your African tour is actually a homecoming,” … Continue reading ““Obama is son of Africa” – Zuma”