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Mkhwebane asks NPA to investigate if Mbalula’s holiday was proceeds of money laundering

DURBAN, December 19 – South Africa’s Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has asked the National Director of Public Prosecutions to investigate whether the money used by a private company to fund a holiday for the former minister of sport and recreation, Fikile Mbalula, was in fact “proceeds of money laundering”. The office also instructed the […]

Lead Opinion South Africa

Haffajee’s lament on a Ramaphosa exclusive patency of ‘thuma mina’ claim rings hollow!

Ferial Haffajee, the colourful editor of the SA office for the Huffington Post, in one of her recent opinion pieces, bemoans the fact that President Ramaphosa’s ‘thuma mina’ otherwise understood as ‘send me’ campaign theme is now no more exclusively his but used by populists in the African National Congress. She in unsolicited sense advises the president against allowing […]

In The News South Africa Sport

SA top cop says too many promises were made to find murdered soccer star’s killer

PARLIAMENT, April 19  – South African police commissioner Khehla Sitole on Thursday conceded police have made too many promises regarding the murder of the former goalkeeper for the national soccer team, Senzo Meyiwa, more than three years ago.    “Yes, I think we have made too much promises…actually today I’m personally involved in dealing with […]

In The News South Africa

Eight hours of disruption and screaming at Nelson Mandela Bay council meeting

PORT ELIZABETH, March 30 – Eight hours of drama, adjournments, heated debates, and disruption-after-disruption the vote of no confidence against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Athol Trollip, was put on hold for two weeks on Thursday. The special council sitting scheduled for 8am on Thursday morning, was meant to deal with motions brought by the Economic […]

In The News South Africa

Mbalula resigns as ANC MP

JOHANNESBURG, March 9 – Former police minister Fikile Mbalula has resigned as Member of Parliament for the African National Congress (ANC), the Office of the ANC Chief Whip confirmed on Friday. The Office of the ANC Chief Whip said that Mbalula tendered his resignation as an ANC MP, effective from 26 February 2018. “While comrade Mbalula’s departure […]