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I’m here to fight crime- Mothiba

CAPE TOWN, June 1– Newly-appointed acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba on Thursday committed to turn the tide on crime in South Africa. “Firstly, I would like to thank the honourable president [Jacob Zuma] for appointing me the interim acting [police chief]. I will be meeting the Police Minister Fikile Mbalula so that he […]

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Iqbal Survé slams Times Media over ‘commercial vendetta’

Staff Reporter Independent Media‘s Executive Chairman Dr Iqbal Survé slammed Times Media for a commercial vendetta against him over an editorial in The Times which cast aspersions on the character of Independent Media and Survé and the media house’s decision to leave the industry’s self-regulatory body, the Press Council. In a statement released on Wednesday, Survé said that […]

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Zuma not opposed to Commission of Inquiry on “State Capture” – Presidency

CAPE TOWN, May 26 – The Presidency on Friday denied that President Jacob Zuma was opposed to implementing the remedial actions of the Public Protector’s “State of Capture” report, including that of establishing a judicial Commission of Inquiry. In a statement, the Presidency said it had “noted recent media reports alleging that President Jacob Zuma […]