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One of the most terrifying truths to emerge after Apartheid died was the story of Vlakplaas, a farm some 20 kilometres outside of Pretoria that served as the headquarters for a South African police death squad headed by Dirk Coetzee. In his book Into the Heart of Darkness - Confessions of Apartheid’s Assassins, investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw relays how Apartheid death squads each had their own special way of making bodies disappear. “Coetzee burnt the bodies to ashes on a fire of wood and tyres,” Pauw writes in his book. But it is the manner in which this was done that made parents whose activist children were murdered, shake from haunting sobs at South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings.
Ward 93 in City of Cape Town (Khayelitsha Site B) ANC 70% (82%) Leo Mbobi-Independent 15% DA 7% (6%) EFF 6% (7%) ARP 2%. This by-election had extra spice added it to it as Leo Mbobi, a gender activist ran as an independent candidate and a party-the African Restoration Party- formed by traditional leaders, advocating for a greater role of traditional leaders in South Africa contested here. Mbobi was able to win a voting district and finish second in the by-election. He finished first in the Thokozani Youth Centre voting district, a district where the ANC won 88% of the vote in 2016, but was unable to replicate his showing there in the other voting districts. The African Restoration Party (ARP)
In an explosive letter to the State Capture parliamentary inquiry, Ajay Gupta's lawyers rubbish claims by suspended Eskom legal services head Suzanne Daniels that the controversial businessman attended a meeting involving the parastatal's former CEO Brian Molefe regarding his pension payout. "I annex a photocopy of the passport of Ajay Gupta, a copy of the relevant immigration stamped page... a copy of the official record showing that the aircraft ZS-OAK flew from Lanseria... to India on July 22 2017 and arrived on July 23 2017. The aircraft returned on July 31 2017," the letter states. "Also annexed is a screenshot from a YouTube video taken on July 29 2017 at a religious festival in India.
JOHANNESBURG - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on Zimbabwe to resolve the situation in the country within democratic processes. GALLERY: On the ground in Zimbabwe On Wednesday, the country’s military seized control of all the national key points and detained President Robert Mugabe. The Zimbabwe National War Veterans Association then held a media conference, calling on Mugabe to hand over power. President Jacob Zuma has since sent two envoys to Zimbabwe to mediate between the army and Mugabe. Ramaphosa’s office has told Eyewitness News the deputy president has indicated that it is up to Zimbabwe to resolve the current situation. He has, however, urged the role players in the country
A statement has been released by the Presidency in which President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as chairperson of SADC, says he is sending Special Envoys to Zimbabwe and Angola in light of the unfolding situation in the Republic of Zimbabwe. The president is sending Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the Minister of State Security Bongani Bongo to Zimbabwe to meet with President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force. “President Zuma spoke to President Robert Mugabe earlier today, who indicated that he was confined to his home, but said that he was fine. South Africa is also in contact with the Zimbabwean Defence Force [ZDF]. “The Special Envoys will