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Save SA campaigners complain about disruptions from ‘Zuma’s informal troops’

Members of the Save SA movement accused President Jacob Zuma’s supporters of disrupting their press conference in Cape Town on Wednesday afternoon. A video emerged from the twitter account of Lawson Naidoo referring to “Zuma’s informal troops” disrupting proceedings. This was retweeted by the Save SA twitter handle with the hashtag The #realSONA. Zuma’s informal troops […]

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Twitter reacts to #SaveSA – not much fence-sitting as users either endorse or slam Pityana

As Sipho Pityana of the Save South Africa movement delivered his “alternative” State of the Nation address in Cape Town yesterday, twitter responded with vigour. While there were retweets and votes of confidence, there was also very harsh criticism. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to deliver his 10th State of The Nation address in Parliament […]

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Opposition parties slam move to send soldiers to Parliament, with EFF calling it ‘a declaration of war’

JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said it condemns the “unleashing of the army on the people of South Africa” in apparent reference to the deployment of South African National Defence Force (SANDF) troops to maintain law and order during the State Of the Nation Address (SONA), while the Democratic Alliance (DA)  said it […]

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Social worker describes charges against Marikana activists as ‘trumped up and politically motivated’

The Rustenburg Magistrate’s Court swelled with supporters as the bail hearing for six Marikana activists, accused of the murder of a 39-year-old man Sabata Petros Chale in Marikana West on December 8 last year continued yesterday, with Advocate Andries Nkome leading cross examination of police officer Captain Jack Sepeng. The State is arguing that the six […]