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Presidency announces no suspension of Jiba and Mrwebi until finalisation of leave process

President Jacob Zuma has decided not to suspend or institute an inquiry into the fitness of National Prosecuting Authority Advocates Lawrence Mrwebi and Nomgcobo Jiba to hold office pending the finalisation of the legal procedures, the Presidency said on Friday. “This follows the decision of the North Gauteng High Court granting the two prosecutors leave […]

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Students march in Durban to demand release of Fees Must Fall student

Around 200 students marched through central Durban on Friday to demand the release of Bonginkosi Khanyile, a final year student from the Durban University of Technology who has been in jail for 5 months for charges related t illegal gathering and incitement of violence. Philani Gazuzu Nduli, spokesperson of the Free Bonginkosi Khanyile organising committee in KZN […]

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Health minister says Esidimeni tragedy was ‘moment of madness’ in Provincial Health Department

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Parliament on Thursday that the unfolding tragedy resulting from the transfer of mentally ill patients from Life Esidimeni to unlicensed NGOs was “a moment of madness” that was not driven by a lack of funds. Since the transfer more than 100 mentally ill patients have died from, among other conditions, […]

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Two die in Rustenburg floods

RUSTENBURG, February 22 (ANA) – Two people died in Phokeng near Rustenburg following floods in the area, the Rustenburg municipality said on Wednesday. “Latest information collated by the disaster team coordinated by Rustenburg local municipality so far is that there has been two fatalities in the Phokeng area, caused by drowning after the vehicle was […]

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Corruption charges laid against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

Black First Land First (BLF) has brought a case of corruption against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. The case (case number 694/2/2017) was opened by BLF, who submitted a certified statement to Lieutenant Colonel Moeketsi at the Hillbrow Police Station, at 3pm today. BLF alleges that Gordhan, in his capacity as Finance Minister has contravened Section 34 of the Prevention and Combating of […]