They came with expensive lawyers, but Buffalo City Municipality head honchos, who face charges of fraud and money laundering related to the misuse of money meant for transporting mourners to Nelson Mandela’s funeral in 2013, failed twice to have the case dismissed.
The East London Regional Court today dismissed an application to withdraw charges against Buffalo City Municipality top leaders accused of pocketing R5.9 million meant for memorial service events for former president Nelson Mandela in 2013.
Defence lawyers took turns to tear into the state’s case in the controversial Nelson Mandela funeral scandal at the East London High Court.
Two groups of ANC supporters almost came to blows outside the East London Regional Court this afternoon as it was confirmed that the trial of Buffalo City Metro officials accused of fraud and money laundering would take place in April.
A woman linked to the Mandela memorial fund scandal in the Buffalo City Metro has gone into hiding after she allegedly received death threats from people implicated in the case.
An East London businessman convicted of fraud has signed an explosive affidavit detailing how top ANC leaders allegedly colluded to cash in after former president Nelson Mandela died.
Eastern Cape premier Phumulo Masualle has made big promises in his second state of the province address in Bhisho today, with education and health receiving most of his attention.
The Nelson Mandela Bay metro racked up nearly R744 million in unauthorised expenditure last year – but won’t or can’t say exactly how it spent the money.
Ten pupils have died and at least 61 have been injured on the country’s roads since the start of the school year three weeks ago. Lubabalo Ngcukana joined a group of 22 pupils on their way to class
The grandson of Nelson Mandela has praised the last president of the apartheid regime, FW de Klerk, for standing his ground and releasing his grandfather from prison.
Thamsanqa Sokutu has been hailed as a man who contributed enormously to the rise of black business in democratic South Africa.
An abaThembu elder who chaired Friday’s meeting in Qunu to discuss Mandela family matters says all issues have been “settled forever”.
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Rhodes was a nasty piece of work. The statue should have been pulled down and given to the Apartheid Museum in about May 1994.
Cosatu spin doctor Patrick Craven will be remembered as one of the best propagandists who marshaled the federation in supporting Jacob Zuma’s march to power.
One of South Africa’s most exciting soccer stars, Jabu Mahlangu, once opened up about his alcohol addiction, saying that things got so bad, there were times he was drunk when he took to the pitch.