• 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 […]
    • by African Times
    • 9 Days ago
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  • 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 […]
    • by African Times
    • 10 Days ago
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  • 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 […]
    • by African Times
    • 11 Days ago
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  • City of Tshwane to act against companies implicated in fraud

    KARABO NGOEPE THE Democratic Alliance led government in the City of Tshwane has accused the previous office of the speaker of trying to siphon off millions through fraudulent invoices but the ANC has denied any wrong doing. The back and forth follows the tabling of a forensic audit report that uncovered that over R10 million worth of invoices submitted to the former Office […]
    • by African Times
    • 15 Days ago
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  • ANC MP refuses to toe party line in upcoming no confidence vote

    KARABO NGOEPE ANC President Jacob Zuma’s grip on power is under threat as more MPs refuse to toe the party line when a vote of no confidence is tabled in Parliament next week. The latest MP to come out guns blazing against Zuma is former Ekurhuleni mayor Mondli Gungubele who publicly refused to support the troubled president. His public outbursts have been met with outrage […]
    • by African Times
    • 15 Days ago
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  • Radebe raises his hand for the ANC presidency

    KARABO NGOEPE AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) head of policy and Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has thrown his name into the hat for the party’s top position at the December conference in Gauteng. Radebe made the announcement when he was responding to a question during a Nelson Mandela lecture in Nellmapius, Mamelodi, west of Pretoria on Monday night. He was asked whether he […]
    • by African Times
    • 15 Days ago
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  • Makhosi Khoza, ANC KZN on collision course

    KARABO NGOEPE AFRICAN National Congress Member of Parliament Dr Makhosi Khoza and the KwaZulu-Natal party leadership are on a collision course following the decision to charge her for going against the party’s constitution. Khoza was officially charged on July 25 and is said to have contravened 11 party rules which include bringing the party into […]
    • by Karabo Ngoepe
    • 22 Days ago
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  • Zuma advocates for two ANC deputy presidents in renewed unity bid

    KARABO NGOEPE AFRICAN National Congress President Jacob Zuma has called for the party’s structures to consider the possibility of electing two deputy presidents in a bid to quell divisions. Zuma said the loser of the elective conference in December should become deputy president while the winner of the deputy president position becomes the second deputy. […]
    • by African Times
    • 1 month ago
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  • SACP set to decide on whether to contest 2019 election directly

    KARABO NGOEPE THE South African Communist Party (SACP) is set to decide on whether or not to break away from contesting the elections alongside its ally the ANC as the organisation heads to its conference next week. SACP leader Blade Nzimande said the resolution was taken back in 2007 but was never implemented. He said the time had now come for members to […]
    • by African Times
    • 1 month ago
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  • State capture collaborators must face the music too – Blade

    KARABO NGOEPE SOUTH African Communist Party (SACP) leader Blade Nzimande says the politically connected Gupta family cannot be blamed alone for the troubles that have engulfed the ANC but their collaborators within the party must also bear the brunt. Nzimande was speaking on the sidelines of the ANC’s 5th policy conference held at Nasrec in Johannesburg where the party is trying to plug gaping holes […]
    • by African Times
    • 1 month ago
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