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    The Citizen

    EFF lashes out at Eskom CEO De Ruyter over the suspension of CFO Solly Tshitangano

    The Economic Freedom Fighters has lashed at Eskom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andre de Ruyter after the suspension of Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Solly Tshitangano at the power utility. On Friday it emerged that Eskom suspended Tshitangano and that it will be instituting disciplinary action against him, following allegations of poor performance over the last year. On Saturday the EFF called this nothing less of a racist act by De Ruyter.

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    The Citizen

    WATCH: Dudu Myeni donates food to Zuma as more people expected to visit Nkandla

    Former South African Airways (SAA) and Jacob Zuma Foundation chairperson Dudu Myeni is the latest to visit former president Jacob Zuma in Nkandla to show her support. Myeni visited Nkandla on Saturday and thanked the former president for being a great leader, who continues to lead his people with wisdom. But unlike others who went to Nkandla for tea, Myeni donated food to her former employer to ensure those who are yet to visit are well fed.

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    Durban man arrested after allegedly smuggling drugs to accused in court

    A 54-year-old man was arrested by police in Wentworth, south of Durban, after he allegedly tried smuggling 48 Mandrax tablets, concealed in a cigarette box, to his friend in court. In a statement on Friday, police spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said the man had attended court proceedings on Thursday, where his friend was expected to appear as an accused in a trial matter. It is alleged that the accused went to visit a friend who was standing trial at the Wentworth magistrate’s court.

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    The Citizen

    South Africa's skills list is critically ill

    Last week, the government issued its critical skills list. This is the basis on which we will condescend to allow the world’s brightest, most skilled and most talented people to seek a new life on our shores. The list, delivered by the department of home affairs after two painful years of intellectual constipation, is a sad waste of time.

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    Assets worth R46m linked to former ANC MP Vincent Smith frozen as corruption probe unfolds

    The Investigating Directorate ID said on Friday it had obtained a court order freezing the assets of former ANC MP Vincent Smith, his family and company Euro Blitz 48 (Pty) Ltd. The assets are estimated to be worth about R46m. In the presence of his attorney, Smith was given a copy of the restraint order [on Thursday], which directs him to hand over control of his assets to a court appointed curator,” ID spokesperson Sindisiwe Twala said in a statement.

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    The Citizen

    Fita calls for investigations into 'inter alia smuggling' against British American Tobacco

    The Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association (Fita) said that it was not surprised by the revelations into allegations of inter alia smuggling against British American Tobacco BAT and a host of other multinationals in West Africa. This was revealed in a recent report by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Fita has since called for further investigations into these allegations.

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    The Citizen

    Attention! Toyota bring backs Troop carrying Land Cruiser 78

    Toyota has made an unexpected addition to the Land Cruiser 70-series by bringing back the 78-series, better known as the Troop Carrier or simply Troopy. Said to have been as a result of customer demand, the 78 will only be sold on a order basis and in two colours; Sand Beige and Ivory White. Swapping the alloy wheels for heavy duty 16-inch steelies and with drum brakes at the rear, the Troopy is once again motivated by the never-say-die normally aspirated 4.2-litre straight-six diesel, whose 96k...