Zuma explains the reasons that made him withdraw Zapiro lawsuit

Pretoria – The Presidency on Sunday announced that President Jacob Zuma has withdrawn his claim for damages against Avusa Media, publishers of The Sunday Times and editorial cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro, aka “Zapiro”. “After careful consideration and consultation with his legal team, President Zuma has taken a decision to withdraw his claim against the respondents, and … Continue reading “Zuma explains the reasons that made him withdraw Zapiro lawsuit”

Zuma awards OR Tambo orders

Pretoria – Without the participation of the international community, it would have been difficult to achieve democracy in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. “We remain forever grateful to the world wide anti-apartheid movement which in many ways demonstrated solidarity to the people of South Africa,” he said, during the awarding of the … Continue reading “Zuma awards OR Tambo orders”

“SA ready for Afcon”- Zuma

Durban – President Jacob Zuma says government and the people of South Africa are fully prepared and ready to host a successful 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament. The President made the assurance at the final draw of the 29th edition of Africa’s biggest soccer festival at the Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre … Continue reading ““SA ready for Afcon”- Zuma”

No troops for Cape Town – says Zuma

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has taken a decision not to deploy troops to parts of Cape Town affected by gang activity at this stage. Instead, the President has opted for more intensive action by the police and long-term interventions by social and economic clusters of government, the Presidency says. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille … Continue reading “No troops for Cape Town – says Zuma”

Zuma announces a third cabinet reshuffle

Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma has on Tuesday announced several changes to his Cabinet. The changes, the President said, come in the wake of three vacancies in the National Executive, due to the death of Minister of Public Service and Administration Roy Padayachie, the resignation of Economic Development Deputy Minister Enoch Godongwana and the shifting … Continue reading “Zuma announces a third cabinet reshuffle”

City Press removes The Spear because of “fear”

City Press editor Ferial Haffajee has decided to remove the Brett Murray painting that has offended some parts of society from her newspaper’s website. The painting, which portrayed South African President Jacob Zuma with genitals hanging from his trousers titled The Spear and exhibited as part of of Murray’s Hail to the Thief II exhibition, … Continue reading “City Press removes The Spear because of “fear””

Zuma “has no power”

President Jacob Zuma has failed to provide leadership and vision for the country in dealing with vital issues of the day, Democratic Alliance said in a statement, referring to how Zuma ‘dodged’ questions concerning the Mdluli saga. The president refused to answer any questions about the ongoing saga, adding that the matter should be handled … Continue reading “Zuma “has no power””

Zuma painting (The Spear) defaced

The Brett Murray painting that was subject of controversy for the past few days have been defaced at the Goodman Gallery today. (Watch video here (click)) The painting which portrayed South African President Jacob Zuma with genitals hanging from his trousers, titled The Spear and exhibited as part of of Murray’s Hail to the Thief … Continue reading “Zuma painting (The Spear) defaced”

’56 women’s march leader laid to rest

By Lerato Mailoane Rockville- South Africans were yesterday reminded of the selfless and unwavering spirit of one the country’s last surviving leaders of the 1956 women’s march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria against pass laws. Many gathered at Elkah Stadium on Saturday to bid farewell and to celebrate the life of Reverend Motlalepula Chabaku … Continue reading “’56 women’s march leader laid to rest”