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ANC MPs criticising chief whip Jackson Mthembu in public are ill-disciplined – Ramaphosa

PARLIAMENT, November 30 – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday described the conduct of a group of ruling African National Congress MPs who laid into their chief whip prior to a debate on state capture taking place in the National Assembly as the actions of ill-disciplined people. Speaking to the Press Gallery Association in Parliament, […]

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South African condemns and calls for immediate end to slave trade in Libya

CAPE TOWN, November 30 -South Africa has joined the international community in strongly condemning and denouncing reports of slave trade of African migrants in Libya.   “These inhumane acts are incongruent with the ideals of the African Union and relevant African and international instruments, including the African charter on human and peoples’ rights,” said the […]

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Ramaphosa condemns threats against MPs

Johannesburg, November 30 – The South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday condemned threats against members of parliament inquiring into allegations of state capture at power utility Eskom. “We will not accept that people should be threatened and abused simply because they are doing their job, a job they were elected for,” Ramaphosa told […]

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Parliament condemns threats on MPs, staff involved in Eskom inquiry

PARLIAMENT, November 30 – Parliament on Wednesday said it was putting in place measures to ensure the security of MPs and staff members involved in the legislature’s inquiry into allegations of state capture at South Africa’s power utility, Eskom. In a statement, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli said Parliament was greatly concerned following threats […]

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ANC Women’s League unhappy with Bloemfontein court ruling

JOHANNESBURG, November 30 – The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL) in the Free State said it has “noted with disappointment” the Bloemfontein High Court ruling which found that 29 branch general meetings were unlawful and irregular. The court ruling on Wednesday read in part: “The provincial conference of ANC Free State scheduled for 1 to 3 […]