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Zulu King warns against aloof public representatives; praises Zuma

PIETERMARITZBURG, February 28 – Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has used the opening of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature to warn against aloof public representatives, urging for constituency offices to be used to serve across the political divide. Delivering the keynote address at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, the king cautioned of a widening gap between public […]

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Chaos erupts in Witbank as residents threaten to kill accused in albino murder case

WITBANK, February 27 – There were chaotic scenes outside the Witbank Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga on Tuesday when a crowd protested and demanded to kill traditional healer Thokozani Msibi shortly after he appeared in connection with the kidnap and murder of two children. The protesters gathered at the exit of the court and called on the police […]

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South African Revenue Services welcomes back Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister

JOHANNESBURG, February 27  – Tom Moyane, the Commissioner for the South African Revenue Services (Sars), on Tuesday welcomed and congratulated Nhlanhla Nene in his re-appointment as the new finance minister.   Nene was re-appointed in a Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Union Buildings on Monday night.   Moyane said that Sars […]

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Students threaten unions with EFF leadership visit if Durban university wage dispute continues

DURBAN, February 27 – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) student leader at Durban University of Technology (DUT), Bonginkosi Khanyile, has told striking unions that EFF leadership would “descend” on the campus if a seven-week wage dispute was not resolved by Tuesday. Khanyile was addressing hundreds of striking workers, including academics, at Currie’s Fountain in Durban on Tuesday. […]

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US Ambassador voices support for Swaziland’s banned political parties

JOHANNESBURG, February 27  – Lisa Peterson, the American ambassador to Swaziland, has spoken out in support of banned political parties in the kingdom where King Mswati III rules as an absolute monarch, Richard Rooney from Swazimedia.blogspot reported. Parties are not allowed to contest elections and people and groups that advocate for democratic reform are prosecuted […]