• ANC Youth League Member Shot, Fighting For Life

    ANC Youth League Member Shot, Fighting For Life

    A member of the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) – Mpume Sangweni – is fighting for his life in hospital after he was shot in the head. The ANCYL national youth task team on Wednesday said it was “shocked and saddened by the brutal shooting of ANCYL Ekurhuleni RCPC Coordinator, Comrade Mpume Sangweni”. Mpume

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  • Zuma Bid To Remove Prosecutor Downer Fails

    Zuma Bid To Remove Prosecutor Downer Fails

    Former president Jacob Zuma’s special plea to have senior prosecutor, Advocate Billy Downer, removed from his corruption trial was on Tuesday morning dismissed in the Pietermaritzburg High Court. Judge Piet Koen said the reasons advanced to have Downer declared unfit to prosecute the former president were based “on speculation or suspicion or are based on

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  • South Africa Rejects, Condemns Sudan Coup

    South Africa Rejects, Condemns Sudan Coup

    South Africa on Monday said it was “deeply concerned about the apparent ongoing coup and attempts to undermine Sudan’s political transition”. “We reject and condemn any attempt at an unconstitutional change of government,” said South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) Earlier on Monday, the Sudanese army dissolved the government, commandeered the broadcasting

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  • Vote Wisely Urges President Ramaphosa

    Vote Wisely Urges President Ramaphosa

    President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday urged South Africans to vote wisely in the local government elections on 1 November “In exactly one week from today, South Africans will go to the polls to elect their local representatives,” said Ramaphosa in his weekly newsletter From The Desk Of The President. “Let us vote responsibly. Let us vote

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  • Chief Mandela Again Calls For Miss Universe Boycott

    Chief Mandela Again Calls For Miss Universe Boycott

    Chief Zwelivelile “Mandla” Mandela, MP and tribal chief of the Mvezo Traditional Council has reiterated calls for a boycott of the Miss Universe pageant that will take place in Israel in December. Chief Mandela – the grandson of icon Nelson Mandela – said: “We reiterate our call to all Miss Universe pageant contestants to heed

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  • Ballot Dispute: ActionSA Request Turned Down

    Ballot Dispute: ActionSA Request Turned Down

    The Electoral Court on Friday sided with the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) and ruled against ActionSA’s request to have the ballots reprinted to include the party’s name. ActionSA had complained to the Electoral Court that the IEC was refusing to change the ballots to include its name – meaning the ballots would have a

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