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The fall of Zuma – Setumo Stone, Hlengiwe Nhlabathi, S’thembile Cele

The end of Jacob Zuma’s tenure as South Africa’s president was sealed on Thursday when he filed his appeal against a court order that transferred the power to appoint the national director of public prosecutions to the deputy president.

That move, which came on the first day of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC), angered party president Cyril Ramaphosa’s backers who ignored pleas by the new man to treat Zuma with dignity and went for his head.

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Inside the Gupta heist – Abram Mashego

A sensational preservation order granted this week against Gupta-owned companies has exposed a grand conspiracy by the family to steal money from the state with help from senior politicians and government officials.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA’s) Asset Forfeiture Unit was granted its application, which concerns the looting of the Estina dairy project in Vrede, by Free State High Court Judge Fouche Jordaan on Thursday.

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Even Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma did not defend the move to remove President Jacob Zuma from office

Dlamini-ZumaZuma’s NEC allies mum as move to remove him gathers pace

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Millions meant for the poor funded Gupta’s luxury life

Gupta brothersThe Guptas spent millions of rands  on a private jet and a fleet of luxury vehicles —  and  Atul Gupta directly scored R10-million — using taxpayers’ money from a Free State government dairy farm project meant to alleviate poverty.

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New Eskom board announced – Jabu Mabuza named as new chairman

Jabu Mabuza.

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A meeting of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) on Friday night agreed that former party leader Jacob Zuma should be removed as the country’s president

ANCA meeting of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC) on Friday night agreed that former party leader Jacob Zuma should be removed as the country’s president – but his removal should be managed by the newly elected ANC officials.

In effect, this means Zuma’s removal would be inevitable but the timing is yet to be decided.

Zuma’s position in the national government had been under the spotlight since the ANC’s elective conference in December, which brought an end to his two five-year terms as leader of the party.

Two sources who were in the NEC meeting on Friday told TimesLIVE there was agreement that Zuma should not be in office when the party started its campaigning for the 2019 general elections, as this could have a negative impact on the party.

According to an insider, the NEC meeting initially heard calls for Zuma to be removed immediately after the meeting’s conclusion. However, support later grew for his removal to be handled in a more managed way by party officials.

The subject of Zuma’s removal from office was brought up on the second day of the two-day NEC meeting – taking place in Irene, Pretoria – and quickly found support after Deputy Minister of Agriculture Bheki Cele firmly argued why it was necessary.

A source said the discussion about Zuma’s removal followed a debate earlier in the day about who should be on the ANC’s national working committee.

The NEC is split among those who once fiercely opposed Zuma and those seen to have once defended him.

One source said some Zuma sympathisers had argued he should be convinced to leave office amicably and gracefully.

 

 

 

Malema, note that the H&M AD was not racist because the child’s own mother did not have an issue with the ad – CNS Reporter

A social media user from Pretoria, has written an open letter to Julius Malema about the nationwide H&M store protest the EFF leader is defending, Pretoria East Rekord reports.

The protest, which took place at the weekend, was in response to a picture of a black boy modelling a sweater written “coolest monkey in the jungle” that emerged last week.

The letter reads:

So, an advertisement with child with a shirt on has you and your party up in arms. You go and damage private property. Your followers make comments of murder, rape and burning humans. Read the full post »

Cape Town Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille’s journey through South Africa’s political arena has been fascinating and, to be blunt, incomprehensible – Cape Times Editor

Patricia De LilleUnder Cape Town’s beautiful dress is a soiled undergarment

She has moved from trade unionism to the PAC, when many of its members were still chanting “One settler, one bullet” to the formation of her own party, the Independent Democrats, and its flirtation with blue-collar coloured people and to the neo-liberalism of the DA.

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DA Federal Executive resolves to formally charge de Lille in the interest of good governance

DAToday the Federal Executive of the Democratic Alliance met to deliberate on matters relating to the Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille.

In its deliberations, the Federal Executive was guided by the best interests of all the people of Cape Town and by our deep and abiding commitment to delivering clean, accountable and transparent government wherever we may govern. It is the value of the organisation that all South Africans are equal before the law and that all rights must be upheld, regardless of race and gender. The deliberations occurred in the context of an unprecedented drought and the need to deal with its consequences as comprehensively and decisively as possible.

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DD Mabuza proposes Dlamini-Zuma for deputy President of the country if Jacob Zuma steps down

MabuzaPresident Jacob Zuma’s state capture inquiry concession has offered only a brief reprieve from his imminent removal, as a fresh onslaught is expected when the ANC national executive committee (NEC) meets this week.

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