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“Thuggery against media” at ANC elective conference condemned

JOHANNESBURG, December 20 – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Tuesday expressed “deep disappointment” with the conduct of security personnel at the elective conference of the African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg, after several journalists raised complaints of intimidation and assault. “This regrettable act of thuggery should be nipped in the bud, and the […]

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SACP contesting Free State by-election ‘regrettable’, says ANC

JOHANNESBURG, November 14 – Although the African National Congress (ANC) is disappointed by the SA Communist Party (SACP) decision to go solo and contest Free State’s Metsimaholo municipality by-elections next month, the governing party will ”further engage” with its alliance partner again, said ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe. “The ANC NEC (national executive committee) views […]

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Judge Frans Diale Kgomo appointed new Hawks judge – SAfrican Police Minister

PARLIAMENT, October 6 – South Africa’s Police Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday announced the appointment of Judge Frans Diale Kgomo as the new watchdog for the Directorate Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), more commonly known as the Hawks, with immediate effect. Making the announcement, Mbalula said Kgomo would be filling the vacancy left following the passing […]

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Date set for KwaZulu-Natal ANC’s Moerane Commission appearance

DURBAN, October 4 – The African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal will appear before the Moerane Commission,  tasked with investigating political killings in the province, on October 19 and 20. Provincial secretary Super Zuma made the announcement during a press briefing at the party’s provincial headquarters in Durban on Tuesday. “It is our strong view that the […]