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‘Zuma protected Muthambi’, state capture inquiry hears

JOHANNESBURG, September 3 – Acting government spokeswoman Phumla Williams says she believes that former president Jacob Zuma shielded ex-communications minister Faith Muthambi as she ”wreaked havoc” at the Government Communication and Information Systems (GCIS). She wrapped up her testimony on Monday before the state capture inquiry, detailing Muthambi’s reign of terror following her appointment as […]

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Gupta brothers, Duduzane want to cross-examine state capture witnesses

JOHANNESBURG, September 3  –  The controversial Gupta family and former president Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, want to cross-examine state capture inquiry witnesses; ex-parliamentarian Vytjie Mentor, former government spin doctor Themba Maseko and former finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, it emerged during the inquiry on Monday. Explosive evidence from Mentor, Maseko and Jonas implicated Zuma and the […]

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Constitutional Court rules that Abrahams appointment as NPA boss is invalid

JOHANNESBURG, August 13 – The Constitutional Court said on Monday Shaun Abrahams’ appointment by former president Jacob Zuma as the head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) was unconstitutional. The court further directed President Cyril Ramaphosa to appoint a new NPA boss within 90 days. Abrahams and the NPA approached the highest court to appeal a judgment last […]

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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 […]