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#SONA2017 Defence Minister says State asserted authority by removing WFF

PARLIAMENT, February 9 (ANA) – Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said the state asserted its authority when it physically and violently removed Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPs from the National Assembly chamber for disrupting President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address (Sona) on Thursday night. “Even though you have the right to express your views…but […]

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#SONA2017 COMMENT: Time to declare war on inequality, poverty and white economic dominance

The State of the Nation address (SONA) which the President will deliver tonight must be a declaration of war against inequality, poverty and white economic dominance. This is the only way to move South Africa forward. The last thing average South Africans need is another sideshow of insults and fights, and possibly injuries or worse, with the […]

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Parliament ‘cannot explain’ why more soldiers deployed for SONA

CAPE TOWN – Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces Thandi Modise on Wednesday said the Parliamentary presiding officers did not have reasons why President Jacob Zuma had significantly increased the number of SA National Defence Force troops deployed to Parliament for service during the State of the Nation Address. “The President is required by law […]

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ANC opens crimen injuria case against DA councillor for alleged racist remarks

DURBAN – The African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday, opened a case of crimen injuria against the Democratic Alliance’s provincial chairman in Pietermaritzburg for alleged racists remarks. ANC provincial spokesman Mdumiseni Ntuli said the case was opened at the Mountain Rise police station in Pietermaritzburg. According to the ANC, Chetty is alleged to have […]

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AIC expects report from ANC related to coalition deal about Matatiele municipality

JOHANNESBURG, February 7 (ANA) – The African Independent Congress (AIC) is expecting a report from the governing African National Congress (ANC) next month on the way forward regarding the incorporation of Matatiele back into KwaZulu-Natal. AIC spokesman Aubrey Mhlongo said on Tuesday that the report would be presented by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, […]