Politics

PRESSURE MOUNTS ON FRASER TO EXPLAIN REASONS BEHIND GRANTING ZUMA PAROLE

Written by on 9 September 2021

Correctional Services Commissioner Arthur Fraser admitted that he approved Zuma’s medical parole, while the medical parole advisory board advised against it. Calls are mounting for Correctional Services Commissioner Arthur Fraser to release his reasons for overturning the medical parole board’s recommendation not to release Jacob Zuma on medical parole. Zuma was sentenced to 15 months […]

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Opposition parties slam Zuma parole decision

Written by on 6 September 2021

Officials enter the Estcourt Correctional Centre, where former South African president Jacob Zuma began serving his 15-month sentence for contempt of the Constitutional Court, in Estcourt, on July 8, 2021. Disgusting, and a mockery of South African law, is how some of the country’s opposition parties, are reacting to the news, that Jacob Zuma’s being released on […]

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NFP leader Zanele Ka-Magwaza-Msibi has passed away

Written by on 6 September 2021

National Freedom Party (NFP) President Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi was at her voting station at the Thengisangaye Public Primary School in Ulundi in northern KwaZulu-Natal.   National Freedom Party Leader Zanele Ka-Magwaza-Msibi has passed away. She was 59-years-old. This has been confirmed by NFP MP and close ally of Ka-Magwaza-Msibi, Achmed Shaik Emam. Ka-Magwaza-Msibi was Deputy Science […]

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Dlamini to be prosecuted for perjury

Written by on 24 August 2021

Former Minister Bathabile Dlamini is to be prosecuted for perjury. The charges relate to her testimony during an inquiry by the Constitutional Court in 2018 into the social grant crisis. Judge Bernard Ngoepe found Dlamini’s conduct had been “reckless and grossly negligent” and has ordered her to pay a portion of the costs of litigation. […]

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KHAYELITSHA ANC WARD COUNCILLOR SURVIVES SHOOTING

Written by on 13 August 2021

Ward 93 councillor, Thando Pimpi, said that he could not speculate on what the motive for the attack was and that and he was allowing SAPS to do their job. The motive for the attack on an African National Congress (ANC) ward councillor in Khayelitsha remains unclear at this stage. A week ago, gunmen opened […]

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DA’S STEENHUISEN WELCOMES MKHIZE EXIT, QUESTIONS WHY CERTAIN MINISTERS REMAIN

Written by on 6 August 2021

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, John Steenhuisen, has welcomed the resignation of Zweli Mkhize, who has been on special leave for three months. However, Steenhuisen believes that more people should have been in the firing line. Political parties have reacted to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet reshuffle, questioning why some in the security cluster were staying put […]

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The Information Regulator awaits response on distribution of Zuma photographs

Written by on 19 July 2021

Former president Jacob Zuma, who is facing fraud and corruption charges, sings after his appearance in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on May 26, 2021. The Information Regulator of South African says it is still awaiting the Correctional Services Department’s response to the distribution of photographs of former president Jacob Zuma through social […]

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Phumzile van Damme’s resignation a surprise: Political analyst

Written by on 21 May 2021

Political analyst Dirk Coetzee says the timing of Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile van Damme’s resignation is surprising. Van Damme announced her resignation on Thursday but stressed that she will not be joining another political party. She was placed on special leave by the party last year November without consultation and she had several run-ins with […]

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