Gungubele: I will vote against Zuma

The MP will only vote in Zuma’s favour if the president seriously addresses the current allegations of corruption he faces. ANC Gauteng provincial executive committee (PEC) deployee and MP Mondli Gungubele says unless President Jacob Zuma and the ANC deal with allegations of corruption before August 8, he would be “dishonest”

South Africa is skating on thin ice as rating agencies weigh their options

Rating agencies are shortly expected to announce their decision on whether to retain South Africa’s sovereign credit rating, or to downgrade it. The current rank assigned by Moody’s is two notches above sub-investment grade (with a negative outlook). Fellow agencies Fitch and Standard and Poor’s both rank South Africa just one notch above

Is Busi the new Thuli?

The ANC yesterday switched its support of Judge Siraj Desai to take over as public protector, recommending Busisiwe Mkhwebane instead.   Mkhwebane, an advocate, was relatively unknown when she was interviewed for the post. She was backed by all the parties except the DA. She will now be recommended for the post to

‘Stofile cried bitterly about ANC in his last days’ – Pityana explains attack on Zuma

It was Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile’s tears in his “last days” over the crisis facing the African National Congress (ANC) that prompted Sipho Pityana’s scathing comments about the organisation and its leader‚ Jacob Zuma Pityana‚ a former foreign affairs director-general‚ had asked the more than 10 000 mourners to use Stofile’s funeral

Mmusi Maimane tears into Jacob Zuma

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane has labelled President Jacob Zuma a broken man presiding over a broken society. In a hard hitting speech delivered during the debate on the state of the nation address, Maimane accused Zuma of breaking Parliament last week when security personnel were deployed to strong-arm EFF MPs

ANC to pay for Selebi’s funeral

THE African National Congress (ANC) will pay for former police chief Jackie Selebi’s funeral and memorial service, it said on Tuesday. "It was agreed with the family that the African National Congress will be allowed to bury comrade Jackie Selebi who has been for most of his life at the centre

ANC labels La Grange ‘spoilt white person’

The ANC has called former president Nelson Mandela’s assistant Zelda La Grange a “spoilt white person”, the Beeld newspaper reported on Monday. “She preaches non-racialism to protect white people. Now she’s sowing racial division,” said ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe in an Afrikaans report translated by the South African Press Association. “Non-racialism