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ANC must show leadership with Zuma case to avoid political opportunists

DURBAN, August 1 – The refusal of the African National Congress (ANC) to allow official support for Jacob Zuma at his corruption trial had laid fertile ground for political opportunists, the party’s KwaZulu-Natal leadership said on Wednesday. Newly elected ANC KwaZulu-Natal secretary, Mdumiseni Ntuli, said that because the governing party was not officially part of […]

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Church leaders will support Zuma ‘spiritually’

DURBAN, June 4  – A KwaZulu-Natal-based bishop said on Monday that churches backing Jacob Zuma would continue their “spiritual support” for the former state president. “We are supporting the former president and his family spiritually,” said Bishop Vusi Dube, founder of the eThekwini Community Church International. Dube was speaking to the African News Agency (ANA) […]

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We are taking the land, BLF’s Mngxitama tells Zuma supporters at night vigil

DURBAN, April 06 – Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama told supporters of former president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night that the country’s land would be “taken”. Mngxitama was addressing hundreds of Zuma supporters at Durban’s Albert Park, not far from the Durban High Court, where Zuma will appear at a preliminary hearing on corruption […]

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Thousands expected at Durban High Court in support of Jacob Zuma

DURBAN, April 5 – eThekwini’s metro police have advised motorists to steer clear of the Durban High Court area on Friday, as former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear on fraud and corruption charges relating to the controversial 1999 arms deal. Parboo Sewpersad, a senior superintendent with eThekwini’s Metro Police, told African News Agency (ANA) on […]

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BLF marches for FNB4 to be reinstated

JOHANNESBURG, September 11 – Andile Mngxitama’s Black First Land First (BLF) movement on Monday marched to the headquarters of FNB in a bid to petition the bank to reinstate four employees who were dismissed for discussing politics in their work social media and professional email platforms. About 100 BLF members gathered at Gandhi Square in the […]