- LifestyleThe Citizen
Earlier this week, Modiadie shared several pictures of her son Lewatle Oliver Oppenheimer’s themed birthday parties but it wasn’t the cuteness of the celebration but rather the last name that had everyone talking. Modiadie and Nathaniel Oppenheimer are no longer together but continue to raise their son together. It shouldn’t have been a surprise that he was preset during their son’s big day but people quickly assumed Nathaniel is related to the ultra-rich Oppenheimer family.
But then, after people moved their cars to the other side, a small fire erupted. We don't know what's happening, people suspect that perhaps it's from cigarette butts. This is a developing story.
The Constitutional Court has dismissed former finance minister Trevor Manuel's application for leave to appeal against the Supreme Court of Appeal's [SCA] dismissal of a ruling that the EFF pay him R500,000 in damages and apologise to him. Manuel wanted the apex court to reinstate the R500,000 in defamation damages he won against the EFF. But a ConCourt order dated September 15 dismissed Manuel's application, saying it is not in the interests of justice to hear the matter at this stage.
- PoliticsThe Citizen
On Friday afternoon, former ANC employee Carl Niehaus, the spokesperson of the now defunct Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA), made known his thoughts about the ANC’s latest letter to its staff apologising for not paying their salaries for a third month in a row. Niehaus took aim at ANC general manager Febé Potgieter for how she had phrased the letter this week, accusing her of cutting and pasting the same phrases that were contained in previous such letters, such as that “t
- PoliticsThe Citizen
Despite threats from the SA National Defence Force that attempted to put Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema in his place on military matters a month ago, the self-styled Commander-in-Chief has continued with tweets that try to suggest that there are problems in South Africa’s military. The latest was a tweet on Thursday sharing a message Malema supposedly received from a soldier serving in Mozambique who was complaining about not getting a “daily allowance” and allowances for water a
While I appreciate the good work that former president Kgalema Motlanthe is doing as head of the ANC electoral committee with the scathing attack of his report on factionalism in the organisation, he should also be mindful that he was also party to this divisions in 2007 in Polokwane and even allowed himself to be a caretaker president, holding the fort for Jacob Zuma. They set this precedent. For him to appear like this is a new thing with the incumbency of Cyril Ramaphosa is totally deceiving.