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Joice Mujuru ousted from Zanu-PF post

26 November 2014 8:42

Zimbabwe Vice-President Joice Mujuru has been ousted from the ruling party’s powerful central committee after being accused of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe.

Immigration nation: United States President Barack Obama tries to quiet one of three hecklers as he addresses the crowd after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system on Tuesday (November 25 2014) in Chicago. His executive action made nearly 5 million immigrants eligible to avoid deportation.

Picture: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP

Mogalakwena: ANC factions lock horns ahead of polls

@City_Press 25 November 2014 20:57

The battle for control of Mogalakwena municipality, which has two mayors leading warring ANC factions, is far from over as each faction has resolved to have the opposing mayor removed from office.

Seriti inquiry costs taxpayers R80m – Masutha

#Armsdeal 25 November 2014 14:40

Taxpayers have forked out over R80 million so far to fund the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into allegations of corruption in the multi-billion rand 1999 arms deal, says Justice Minister Mike Masutha.

Probe apartheid-era spies, SACP tells Zuma

@City_Press 25 November 2014 14:26

The South African Communist Party suspected that there were remnants of apartheid-era spies working to destroy the party long before claims that Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza was a spy surfaced.

Youth League’s ‘political readiness’ the issue – ANC

@carienduplessis #ANCYL 25 November 2014 12:10

The ANC Youth League was not politically ready to have its elective congress this week, ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has said.

Two mayors, one position: Mogalakwena battle rages on

@City_Press 25 November 2014 11:26

Police have denied taking sides in the raging political battle between two mayors claiming to be at the helm of the troubled Mogalakwena municipality in Limpopo.

Students assaulting cleaner is ‘apartheid-style racial abuse’

25 November 2014 10:53

Authorities must make haste in finding the university students who allegedly assaulted a 52-year-old woman in Cape Town, the ANC in the Western Cape has said.

Hot or Not

  • This Week

    Hot:

    Cyril Ramaphosa, ANC deputy ­president and leader of the ANC’s ­political committee in ­Parliament, made an effort to rise above the petty politics of political parties to provide a solution to arrest the decline of the ­institution. Although his deal fell apart after reaching the parties’ caucuses, his efforts were a step in the right ­direction and should continue.

    Not:

    Political parties in Parliament should be ashamed of themselves for further dragging down the name and reputation of the institution. Even with attempts to mediate a solution to restore Parliament’s dignity, the hostility among MPs appears to be deep-seated. At this rate, we’re not far from open ­violence in the House.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke deserves kudos for asking uncomfortable questions and provoking discussions about how power is dispersed in our democratic dispensation. He is correct to ask if we need future presidents to have sweeping powers, and his critique of land reform, the access to justice and inequality is pertinent.

    Not:

    Unpatriotic and “prima donna” behaviour will take you nowhere. Bafana Bafana midfielder May Mahlangu this week shunned the national team’s call, citing fatigue. Mahlangu has no one else to blame but himself if he does not feature for Bafana ever again after Safa imposed an immediate ban on him from playing for the team.

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi is really something special. This week, he equalled Raúl González’s Champions’ League goal tally of 71 and did this after just 90 games in the competition. His rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, is not far off the mark with 70 goals after 111 games. Both will clearly beat the record, but Messi is likely to do this in fewer games than Ronaldo.

    Not:

    Igor Gamula seems determined to entrench racism in sport. The coach of FC Rostov, the Russian Premier League outfit, said this week his club was not going to sign any more black players
    because they had “enough dark-skinned players, we’ve got six of the things” and that they would spread Ebola. What a pillock!

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    Lindiwe Zulu. In three months, the new small business minister has been a bundle of energy, even though she does not have a budget. This week, Zulu told Parliament her department had ensured R400 million was paid to small and medium businesses by defaulting government departments.

    Not:

    Siphelo Makeleni and Siphakamise Ngxowa of Cosas are surely the two most stupid students in the ­country. This week, they vowed to continue with the vile campaign to place pigs heads at Woolworths stores as part of a solidarity ­campaign with Palestinians. Oink!

  • Previous Weeks

    Hot:

    Not all of us can deliver bad news in a way that makes it sound positive, or proactive and certain. Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene did it this week. He said we were going to pay more tax and told his colleagues in government their belts would be tightened. And no one seemed that angry. This was probably because his speech was not hot potatoes; it was just plain hot.

    Not:

    “Doesn’t it just blow your mind,” CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour asked a guest, “to see a township black judge handing down a sentence?” What is a “township black judge”, Ms Amanpour, and why would Judge Thokozile Masipa’s calm, capable handling of the Oscar Pistorius trial blow anyone’s mind? She’s just doing her job.

Malema in scuffle after refusing to be searched

24 November 2014 17:35

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and a security officer had a scuffle in Parktown, Johannesburg, today when opposition parties met Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Spy scandal: Mabuza suing Phosa ‘to clear things up’

@City_Press 24 November 2014 16:43

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza says litigation against former ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa will clear him of accusations levelled against him, including those linking him to political assassinations.

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Police officer Darren Wilson on shooting dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in the United States town of Ferguson

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