Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Tuesday welcomed the sacking of higher education minister Blade Nzimande, saying he was "useless as a minister". He called on Nzimande to "man up" and join the EFF in the streets. Malema made the comments at a press briefing shortly after President Jacob Zuma axed Nzimande during a surprise mid-morning Cabinet reshuffle. Read: Ferial's First Take: Zuma Has Now Gone Rogue Malema called on all South Africans to "reject Zuma" and the leadership of the country. "Zuma must resign from office, we call on all South African's to reject Zuma's delay tactics."Julius Malema Blade Nzimande "Zuma must resign from office, we call on all South African's
The woman at the centre of a public spat between Premier Helen Zille and ANC MPL Cameron Dugmore has spoken out about the emotional abuse she claims she suffered at the hands of Zille. Solange Rosa, former chief director for policy in Zille’s department, said she was bullied into resigning because she wasn’t a DA member and stood firm against Zille’s autocratic style and unlawful interference. “As a result of the premier’s regular bullying, abuse, threats and insults to me on a number of occasions in public and in private, and her lack of trust in my capacity and competency and that of the staff in the policy unit, I eventually resigned in September 2015. Helen is a bully and caused me to resign,” Rosa told the Cape Argus on Monday.
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PRETORIA - Lobby group AfriForum has announced that the first person it intends to privately prosecute is Duduzane Zuma on charges of culpable homicide. Head of the private prosecuting unit, Advocate Gerrie Nel, made the announcement in Centurion on Tuesday morning. Phumzile Dube died in February 2014 when Zuma’s Porsche collided with the taxi in which she was travelling. Although an inquest found Zuma’s negligent conduct led to the crash, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) decided in August 2015 not to prosecute. Nel says they have filed a request for a certificate confirming the NPA’s intention not to pursue the case. “We have assisted the Dube family to submit an application this morning
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula could be heading for a bruising session with parliamentarians this week following the wrongful arrests of ten suspects who were allegedly held for hours only for him to boast about it on social media. Legal experts who spoke to TimesLIVE say that “Razzmatazz”‚ as he is affectionately known‚ contravened the law and that his actions are punishable. Member of the Police Portfolio Committee and member of the Democratic Alliance Dianne Kohler Barnard said Mbalula was out of order and should pay for violating the suspects’ rights after police cable-tied their hands and forced them to lie face down for hours. What crime intelligence is there in stopping a group of people going to a funeral with a coffin?” she asked.
Zanu PF’s Grace Mugabe could be well positioned to take over from her husband‚ President Robert Mugabe. Despite earlier utterances that she had no aspirations towards a cabinet post because she was already the president by virtue of being Mugabe’s wife‚ recent developments indicate otherwise. The party’s 10 provinces agreed unanimously at the weekend that in December‚ the party should have an extraordinary elective congress. At the congress‚ the provinces will resolve the succession issue that has divided the party for the greater part of this year. “We have been advocating having one of the vice presidents being a woman‚ and the December congress will help us resolve the issue‚” said Women’s