JUST IN: David Mabuza won’t be sworn-in as MP today

Cape Town – Deputy President David Mabuza won’t be sworn-in on Wednesday as a member of Parliament. ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa and Parliament confirmed that Mabuza won’t join a group of 399 other MPs to be sworn-in. This has fuelled further speculation on Mabuza’s future as Ramaphosa is expected to announce his Cabinet on Sunday. … Read moreJUST IN: David Mabuza won’t be sworn-in as MP today

‘ANC lost support because I joined campaign late,’ Zuma tells backers

Former president Jacob Zuma on Monday told his supporters that the ANC would have done better at the polls had he joined the party’s elections campaign earlier than he did. Addressing throngs of his supporters at Pietermaritzburg’s Freedom Square following his appearance in the city’s high court, Zuma said his decision to join the ANC … Read more‘ANC lost support because I joined campaign late,’ Zuma tells backers

Couples to show marriage certificates before booking hotel rooms – South Sudan

A state in South Sudan has pushed through a bill that would make it impossible for a man and woman to get into hotels if they cannot show their marriage certificates to establishment owners. In one of the most bizarre legislation you have ever seen, Jubek State in South Sudan is ordering couples to produce … Read moreCouples to show marriage certificates before booking hotel rooms – South Sudan

ANC Free State 3 members head back to court to challenge party list

Three disgruntled ANC members in the Free State are again heading to court to challenge the validity of the party’s provincial conference and, by extension, its provincial and national lists. The three members Dan Khothule, Abiel Mokotso and Gideon Ntwanambi lodged their application at the Johannesburg High Court on May 10. This is the second … Read moreANC Free State 3 members head back to court to challenge party list

The ANC has slammed the intensifying factional tensions among its leaders on social media

Johannesburg – The ANC has slammed the intensifying factional tensions among its leaders in the aftermath of the elections, saying they were undermining the organisation’s efforts to unite. This comes after the party’s internal rifts spiralled into open warfare on social media as senior leaders questioned controversial ANC veteran Carl Niehaus’s employment at Luthuli House … Read moreThe ANC has slammed the intensifying factional tensions among its leaders on social media

SUSPENDED ANC WC TREASURER LOSES OUT ON PARLY SEAT OVER SURVÉ DONATION

CAPE TOWN – Suspended African National Congress (ANC) Western Cape treasurer-general Maurencia Gillion will not be representing the party in the provincial legislature or the National Assembly. Gillion was suspended on Wednesday after a probe was initiated into a R1 million donation from businessman Iqbal Survé towards the party’s election campaign. Survé, who’s implicated in wrongdoing involving the Public Investment … Read moreSUSPENDED ANC WC TREASURER LOSES OUT ON PARLY SEAT OVER SURVÉ DONATION

SACP and COSATU in North West want Mokgoro back as premier

The province has started showing signs of working towards unity and cohesion, the alliance said. ANC alliance partners in North West have appealed to the ANC to retain Job Mokgoro as premier of the province. In a letter dated 14 May, addressed to the ANC national officials, the alliance argued that Mokgoro’s efforts were yielding … Read moreSACP and COSATU in North West want Mokgoro back as premier

IT WAS FAKE NEWS: Swaziland king did not order men to have two or more wives, or face jail

The government of eSwatini on Tuesday angrily denied viral online reports that King Mswati III, Africa’s last absolute monarch who has 14 wives, had ordered men to have at least two marriages or face jail. The story, carried by the Zambian Observer and picked up by several other online publications, said that Swazi men would … Read moreIT WAS FAKE NEWS: Swaziland king did not order men to have two or more wives, or face jail

EFF’s Secretary General Godrich Gardee robbed at knife point

EFF secretary-general Godrich Gardee was almost reunited with his maker seven days before Freedom Day during an armed robbery. Gardee, 51, had a knife held to his throat when six robbers relieved him of his phone in George, Western Cape, late last month. Police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie confirmed the incident and said no one had … Read moreEFF’s Secretary General Godrich Gardee robbed at knife point