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”

Vavi’s statement after rape grievance was withdrawn

Zwelinzima Vavi’s statement on the withdrawal of a grievance by the Cosatu staff member who accused him of raping her Today, I attended the COSATU grievance hearing chaired by an outside and independent person. After about two hours, the grievant withdrew the grievance. I am pleased that the grievance has been finalized. I hope that … Continue reading “Vavi’s statement after rape grievance was withdrawn”

Theledi: Vavi is innocent … until proven guilty

South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU) secretary-general, Walter Theledi, says that Zwelinzima Vavi is innocent until proven guilty. Below is a statement he released earlier today (29 July 2013): As the General Secretary of the largest union in the local government sector, and one which the media has targeted for comment on recent events involving … Continue reading “Theledi: Vavi is innocent … until proven guilty”

Gossip Watchers: Mshoza and ex are broke, Mbau is preggies, Malema defiant, while Mariah Carey’s sister is crying

South Africa’s most popular weekly online gossip review/preview column is back. In this week’s installment we start at home. But before we get into the details let us congratulate the male Ukranian journalist who realised that it was a mistake trying to French kiss actor Will Smith like Smith was his girlfriend. He finally apologised … Continue reading “Gossip Watchers: Mshoza and ex are broke, Mbau is preggies, Malema defiant, while Mariah Carey’s sister is crying”

Will Swallows pull a Man City on Pirates?

History has a strange style of being repeated or rewritten! Like the previous season, the final Saturday of the season, next week, will see Orlando Pirates – who narrowly defeated Golden Arrows last season this time – looking to become the first back-to-back treble winners in South African football taking on the same team. On … Continue reading “Will Swallows pull a Man City on Pirates?”

“Racist twitter” model Jessica responds to DA’s Maimane

The 20-year-old model who called a black man in a Spar a “K****r” and a black petrol attendant an “African monkey” replies to the Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Mmusi Maimane’s invitation to his non-racial home. Another “racist twitter” Tshidi Thamane is yet to respond. Below is the unedited version of Jessica Leandra Dos Santos’ letter to … Continue reading ““Racist twitter” model Jessica responds to DA’s Maimane”

Mmusi Maimane’s open letter to racist tweeters Jessica Leandra and Tshidi Thamana

The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s national spokesperson, Mmusi Maimane, has written a letter offering two models (Jessica Leandra dos Santos and Tshidi Thamana) who recently tweeted their racist thoughts help. Published below is the unedited letter from Maimane: Dear Jessica and Tshidi, I read your tweets over the last couple of days and, like so many … Continue reading “Mmusi Maimane’s open letter to racist tweeters Jessica Leandra and Tshidi Thamana”

There are changes in the ANCYL, haven’t you noticed?

THERE IS AN UPDATE TO THIS STORY (CLICK HERE TO READ) There have been changes in the ANCYL. You have noticed, haven’t you? A few people have been either expelled or suspended from the league following a long disciplinary hearing and appeals process. Yesterday night (Tuesday) saw the dawn of a new era in South … Continue reading “There are changes in the ANCYL, haven’t you noticed?”