JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) on Friday said it would never have sanctioned the distribution of a sound clip featuring its party president Cyril Ramaphosa’s remarks in what is believed to have been a closed meeting between the party’s top six and former President Jacob Zuma. In the one minute-48 second clip, Ramaphosa can be heard clearly saying he saw his predecessor as a leader and an elder.
A three-vehicle collision in a Durban suburb ended in a violent attack when some of the injured were allegedly dragged out of an ambulance and assaulted by others involved in the crash. Footage of the mayhem in Newlands West on Wednesday afternoon was shared on social media. In the video, men can be seen assaulting and swearing at each other while a woman screams in the background.
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Supposedly, during his younger years, Prince Philip – always a man with a quick tongue and a stubborn sense of pride – told a royal footman who wanted to carry his suitcase for him, “I have arms, I’m not bloody helpless…” True or apocryphal, the anecdote sums up the life of the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of the somewhat more famous Queen Elizabeth II. Many will be those who queue to sing his praises after he died yesterday at the age of 99 – but as many will line up to put their barbs in.
She announced her resignation from the show last month on Twitter, sharing a photograph of herself on a ventilator. She has been a long-standing columnist for Bona magazine, writing a column called “Dear Dr Sindi”. Van Zyl was also well known for her use of social media to raise awareness about HIV-related issues, as well as her Twitter thread on the health implications of abusing headache tablets.
President Cyril Ramaphosa called on members of the tripartite alliance to embody the traditions displayed by the late SACP leader Chris Hani. Hani was not the kind of leader who threw reckless behaviour, ill-discipline and self-serving actions which divide his movement and polarise the nation. That was not Chris, he embodied revolutional qualities that we need in our leaders today,” he said.
It’s no secret British broadcaster Piers Morgan is not a fan of Meghan Markle. He claims she wanted to be pals when she was semi-famous but after meeting Prince Harry, she ghosted him. Since then, Morgan has unleashed a torrent of criticism her way: from Harry and Meghan stepping back as senior members of the royal family to their most recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Morgan has never held back.
The insider alleges there were six pointers to the NDZ Project. The most important was first to lobby African states to secure the African Union Commission chair for Dlamini-Zuma. This was solely meant to boost her political CV.