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“This test will include criminal records, those who have a history of sowing divisions, people who have been to disciplinary committees of the ANC, and people who can’t pass the test of integrity for the ANC.” – ANC acting spokesman Zizi Kodwa.Read More →

African National Congress , ANC , South Africa

If left unresolved, the Free State matter could adversely affect party support in this year’s elections. In what is set to politically polarise the ANC in the Free State, a group of disgruntled party activists – unhappy with the outcome of the December 10, 2018 provincial list conference – planRead More →

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Tarnished by scandal, former South African president Jacob Zuma resigned in February after his own ruling party turned against him. But Zuma has ramped up his profile, popping up on Twitter in a robust pushback against his many critics. Read More →

Grace Mugabe - Zimbabwe Headline Story Today

“I can confirm that a warrant for the arrest of Grace Mugabe was issued last Thursday,” South African Police Service spokesman Vishnu Naidoo said, adding that police were seeking Interpol’s help to enforce the warrant. Read More →

Shamila Batohi - South Africa

Shamila Batohi, a prominent Indian-origin lawyer, started her public service as a junior prosecutor in the Chatsworth Magistrates’ Court in 1986 and has served as the first regional head of the directorate of special operations based in KwaZulu-Natal. Continue with Shamila Batohi Biography and Profile.Read More →

Shamila Batohi - Cyril Ramaphosa - South Africa

Shamila Batohi, who has worked for the past nine years as a legal adviser to the prosecutor in the International Criminal Court in The Hague, is seen by political commentators as untainted by local political factions. Read More →

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Raveesh Kumar: “150 years of Mahatma and 100 years of Madiba! President Ramaphosa accepted India’s invitation to be the chief guest at Republic Day during 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.”Read More →

South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Dealing with the past will always remain “unfinished business”, because I think that much of what happens in the afterlife of historical trauma is enigmatic, muddy, elusive, and unpredictable. The words “forgiveness” or “reconciliation” fall short of adequately capturing this complexity.Read More →

Jamal Khashoggi - Saudi Arabia Headline Stories Today

“Putting our state defence firm at the disposal of a murderous despot would make the whole nation complicit in the human rights atrocities of the regime of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman,” said DA lawmaker Stevens Mokgalapa.Read More →

Cyril Ramaphosa and Mmusi Maimane - South Africa Politics Today

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says: “Plus he must still show us his son’s contracts with Bosasa along with details of the money paid to him. There has to be a full investigation into this matter.”Read More →

Jacob Zuma and Pravin Gordhan - Southa Africa

Former president Jacob Zuma called Pravin Gordhan, then finance minister, in 2015 to try and convince him to agree to an enormously expensive deal with airplane manufacturer Airbus because his close friend Dudu Myeni wanted it.Read More →

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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa, who has the final say on the election date, has previously said he would like a vote before the end of May. Read More →

Julius Malema - South Africa NEws Today

Afriforum CEO Kallie Kriel said: “Irrespective of whether it’s a Breitling watch, luxury vehicle, or computers and furniture in the EFF’s offices will be seized in order to recover the money owed to AfriForum, we will ensure that we will obtain it in order to send a clear message to Malema and the EFF that no one is above the law.”Read More →

Malusi Gigaba - South Africa

South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said: “If I do that [resign], I will be giving in to a devious plot … No, they must bring the war, I am ready for it. I am going to fight it to the bitter end. They must not think they can walk all over me.”Read More →