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Grace Mugabe flees to Namibia – reports

JOHANNESBURG, November 15   – Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly fled to Namibia after the army took control of Harare and the Namibian government on Wednesday said it was concerned about unfolding events in its southern African neighbour.   Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, said […]

In The News South Africa

United MK veterans important for ANC – Minister Sisulu

JOHANNESBURG, October 6 – The African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) believes that a united Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) veterans structure is important to ultimately ensure that the governing party is itself united again, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Friday. “We had an NEC [National Executive Committee] meeting last week at which this matter was discussed. The […]

In The News South Africa

SADC sending “contingent force” to troubled Lesotho

PRETORIA, September 15 – The deployment of a contingent force, which will include military and intelligence military forces, to the volatile Kingdom of Lesotho was approved by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government in Pretoria on Friday. “Summit approved the deployment of a contingent force comprising military, security, intelligence and civilian experts to support […]

In The News South Africa

Don’t touch DRC ladies-SANDF Minister

BLOEMFONTEIN, May 29– Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Monday charged members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) heading to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to stay away from local women while on the United Nations peacekeeping mission. “While we recognise the successes achieved by the FIB (Force Intervention Brigade) in neutralising M23 […]

In The News South Africa

Slain SANDF peacekeepers remembered

BLOEMFONTEIN, May 29 – Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on Monday paid tribute to 39 South African soldiers who died, since 2003, while serving under the auspices of the United Nations in other African countries. “It South Africa’s intervention into other African countries as been worth it. In my budget vote speech last week I outlined […]

In The News South Africa

#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 […]