• Independent Online

    Ramaphosa's 'send me' quote moves Twitter

    Cape Town - President Cyril Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address has been hailed as a success by many but the part that got Twitter talking was when he quoted "the late great Bra Hugh Masekela". Ramahosa said: "In his song, ‘Thuma Mina’, he anticipated a day of renewal, of new beginnings. He sang: 'I wanna be there when the people start to turn it around When they triumph over poverty I wanna be there when the people win the battle against AIDS I wanna lend a hand I wanna be there for the alcoholic I wanna be there for the drug addict I wanna be there for the victims of violence and abuse I wanna lend a hand Send me.” Ramaphosa added: "We are at a moment in the history of our nation when the

  • AllAfrica.com

    South Africa: 'Fatigued' Peter Ndoro Takes a Break After Ramaphosa Death Blunder

    Veteran SABC broadcast journalist Peter Ndoro will be taking a break from his job after he mistakenly declared on national TV that President Cyril Ramaphosa had died instead of Zimbabwe's MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai. His error follows another blunder in January, when he announced that IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi had died instead of Bantustan of Bophuthatswana leader Lucas Manyane Mangope. In a statement, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago said, while the public broadcaster acknowledged that it was human nature, "we take the matter in a very serious light, as it is not only embarrassing, but could potentially affect those involved negatively". The SABC had spoken to Ndoro, who indicated that

  • Independent Online

    #ZumaResigns: Khwezi ‘knows he’s out’

    Durban - A close friend of the late Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, also known as “Khwezi” to protect her identity when she accused former president Jacob Zuma of rape, described Zuma’s departure as justice for the woman who died fighting for it. Shaun Mellors - a well-known international activist, counsellor and the founder of the Global Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GNP+) - said Kuzwayo, a friend for 13 years, would have been consoled “to see her (alleged) perpetrator being snipped of the power that made him believe that he was above the law”.  Kuzwayo laid rape charges against Zuma, who was then the deputy president of the country, in November 2005. She had visited Zuma whom she regarded

  • Zwane fires official about to close Gupta-linked mine

    The Department of Mineral Resources dismissed its Mpumalanga regional manager‚ Aubrey Tshivhandekano‚ at the gates of the Koornfontein colliery‚ owned by the Gupta-linked Tegeta Resources‚ as he was about to issue the mine a notice for non-compliance with its mining rights. National Union of Mineworkers’ (NUM) spokesperson Livhuwani Mammburu said the union was furious about Tshivhandekano’s dismissal on Thursday for standing up for workers’ rights at the mine where salaries were either late or partially paid. The letter of dismissal handed to Tshivhandekano by department officials was signed by the department’s director-general‚ Thabo Mokoena‚ on the instruction of Mineral Resources Minister

  • ewn.co.za

    Over R1 million reward for info on Guptas, Duduzane Zuma whereabouts

    JOHANNESBURG - While the Hawks continue to try to establish the whereabouts of Ajay Gupta - one of the richest businesswomen in the country Magda Wierzycka contributed R900, 000 towards a reward for those who come forward with information that could lead to his arrest. This adds to R500, 000 offer made by the Forensics for Justice, which is offering R100 000 for each arrest of Ajay and Atul Gupta as well as their associates - including the former president’s son Duduzane Zuma. The Hawks have declared Ajay Gupta a fugitive after he failed to hand himself over to the police. They are wanted in connection with the fraud and money laundering investigation related to the Estina Dairy Farm project

  • The Citizen

    Zimbabwe arrest over Grace Mugabe's 'fake' PhD

    Levi Nyagura, the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission following an investigation into the PhD. It emerged that Grace was awarded the degree by the university in 2014 after just months of study. Doctorates typically require several years of full-time research and writing. “Nyagura has been arrested. We cannot have people who award fake degrees,” Goodson Nguni, a ZACC commissioner told AFP over the telephone. The professor will be charged with abuse of office, he said, refusing to say whether Grace also faces arrest. Grace Mugabe’s apparent desire to succeed her 93-year-old husband prompted the army takeover that saw Robert Mugabe

  • Independent Online

    NPA seizes goods worth R30m from 'tax evaders'

    PORT ELIZABETH - The National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) this week seized over R30 million worth of luxury goods belonging to nine people accused of defrauding the South African Revenue Service (SARS).   In a statement, the NPA said it was alleged that the men and a woman defrauded SARS by claiming fraudulent Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds to a potential loss of R99,190,298.97 and an actual loss of R30,598,948.42. One of the men charged is the owner of Anglo Wealth Sharia, a financial services provider which supposedly has its roots based on Islamic Law (Sharia).  NPA spokesperso Luvuyo Mkafu said that in collaboration with the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation