All he wanted to do was promote his son Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh and former 702 presenter Redi Tlhabi’s books, Democracy & Delusion and Khwezi, respectively, but EFF national chairperson Dali Mpofu’s choice of words left social media users in stitches. Even EFF leader Julius Malema noticed the mistake and gave his colleague a side eye. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Mpofu said whenever he walked past a bookstore, he bought one of the books for someone. “Home town decision… Supporting the son and the ‘mistress’/teacher,” he said. While some of his followers, including actor Rami Chuene, asked the advocate to buy the books for them, some just could not ignore the fact that Mpofu had said he was also
JOHANNESBURG - Outspoken African National Congress (ANC) Member of Parliament Makhosi Khoza has quit the party. Khoza made the announcement a short while ago at Lilliesleaf Farm in northern Johannesburg. She says that the ANC has become corrupt and alien to her over the years and has vowed to take the values and the mission of the ruling party and continue to "serve" the people. Khoza says she tried to serve the ANC with honour and dignity but has now decided that this is no longer the party that she knows. She says that it pains her when she is ridiculed for acting with her moral conscience and that it became difficult to stay on. She maintains that the ANC is too broken to be fixed. "The ANC...
JOHANNESBURG - The High Court's rejection of a bid by nearly two dozen Gupta-owned companies to keep their Bank of Baroda accounts open may be the final nail in their coffin and could lead to more than 7,000 employees losing their jobs. The ruling in Pretoria on Thursday means that the India-based bank can go ahead and close the companies’ accounts at the end of this month. The court affirmed the bank's concerns around alleged unlawful. South Africa's big four banks have already cut ties with the controversial family. While the Guptas have not responded to the court’s decision, Oakbay chief executive Ronica Ragavan has set out in an affidavit the effects that the Bank of Baroda closing their
And they weren't even bridesmaids! Mammone told the Daily Telegraph that she thought the whole thing was “friggin’ bloody hilarious," but some of the matching women weren't so thrilled. “At first there were a few dirty looks among the girls in the same dress who didn’t quite know whether to laugh it off or go home and get changed. In the end we all cracked up about it. It’s every girl’s worst nightmare, what else can you do?" Speranza shared the delightful photo of the accidental bridesmaids to Forever New's Facebook page, where it's gotten more than 11,000 comments, most of which expressed disbelief at the coincidence. "OMG that’s unbelievable," one person commented, while another wrote, “They
It is probably one of the most macabre of professions, somewhere in Bell Pottinger zone, but on Tuesday night there was no time to get touchy-feely about this business of seeing off the dearly departed. With people like Black First Land First’s Andile Mnxgitama, President Jacob Zuma and former African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on the bill, you know the personal is also political. Zuma didn’t make it because he happened to have been in New York for a long-scheduled annual engagement at the United Nations General Assembly, and Mngxitama wasn’t spotted at the gala dinner either. It’s easy to play with metaphors such as that Dlamini Zuma’s campaign is dead and buried, but
She only found out about the tweet when someone tagged her in it. She decided "he had to know his place," Legobane told BuzzFeed News. "So I decided to reply because I felt he was being rude," she said.