Embattled deputy higher education minister resigns

KARABO NGOEPE EMBATTLED Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has resigned from his position following assault charges. The Presidency announced on Saturday that President Jacob Zuma had accepted Manana’s decision to throw in the towel. Spokesperson Dr Bongani Ngqulunga said Zuma thanked him for his services. “The President has thanked Mr Manana […]

Dr Makhosi Khoza sacked as Portfolio chairperson

KARABO NGOEPE OUTSPOKEN African National Congress Member of Parliament Dr Makhosi Khoza has been sacked as the Chairperson the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration. Khoza’s sacking was announced on Thursday by the office of the Chief Whip. Spokesperson Nonceba Mhlauli said they received a directive from the organisation to relieve Khoza from her […]

Grace Mugabe assault: A mother getting her children in line

NJABULO BUTHELEZI, AKANI CHAUKE & TINTSWALO BALOYI THE furore surrounding the alleged assault of a young South African woman by Zimbabwe First Lady, Grace Mugabe, has reignited debate around the subjugation of African cultures by the so-called Western civilisation. Black South Africans interviewed by CAJ News Africa said while they did not condone the actions […]

The treacherous enemy within: ANC rebels fail to see how their undisciplined and poisonous behaviour is eating away the core of the party, writes Carl Niehaus

THE word ‘factional’ is being thrown about with abandon within and outside the African National Congress (ANC). It has become a stick with which we beat each other, but also a conveniently kicked up dust cloud behind which scoundrels hide. In the aftermath of the ill-fated motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma and the ANC government last Tuesday, allegations of factionalism are now flying […]

Zuma: Opposition want to use technicalities to gain power

KARABO NGOEPE PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has accused the opposition leaders of trying to use technicalities to wrestle control of the country from the ANC. After surviving an unprecedented eighth attempt to dislodge him from power, Zuma described the attempts by opposition parties as nothing more than trying to undermine the will of the people who […]

Zuma defeats opposition no confidence motion by narrow margin

KARABO NGOEPE PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has survived the motion of no confidence in Parliament, maintaining his grip on power. This was the eighth attempt to remove Zuma but he has once again proven that he is a politician with nine lives. Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete read out the results of the secret vote just after […]

Deputy Minister in hot water for allegedly assaulting woman

KARABO NGOEPE DEPUTY Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has found himself at the centre of a storm following allegations that he assaulted a woman over the weekend. Pictures emerged on social media depicting the injuries allegedly at the hands of Manana. Luyanda Duma posted the pictures of her cousin Mandisa with a […]

Mbete gives green light for secret vote

KARABO NGOEPE IN a surprise move, Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete has given the green light for a secret vote in a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma. Mbete made the announcement on Monday afternoon in Cape Town. She told reporters that she had looked at the atmosphere and political landscape to determine […]
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