Patriotic Alliance leader Gayton McKenzie has written a scathing letter to EFF leader Julius Malema, saying neither of them were revolutionaries because they buy Louis Vuitton.
President Jacob Zuma has torn into opposition parties for harping on about the more than R200 million upgrade to his Nkandla home, saying they should have waited until the legal processes around the matter were concluded.
Ex-convict and president of the Patriotic Alliance Gayton McKenzie said Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is “the biggest thief I ever met”.
He could offer office space in the Gauteng premier’s office at R1 a year to small businesses by taking from the money spent on Nkandla, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane told supporters who participated in the party’s jobs march in Joburg today.
The DA and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have denied reports of a possible coalition between them after the May 7 elections.
Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman and former health MEC Pierre Uys today walked out of a provincial public accounts committee (Scopa) hearing on the mismanagement of public funds.
Afrikaners, including some farmers, also believe in economic freedom, according to a white Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) communications and media strategist.
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Julius Malema or Juju, as we have come to know him. He is a master at the stumps. Last week, he boobed by going from place to place in a chopper. Not quite the right image for the radical Bolivarian revolutionary he wants to be. This week, Juju was a political Jesus of Nazareth of sorts. He arrived at an election pit stop on a donkey cart!Not:
Roger Dixon, the geologist who testified about ballistics, crime scene reconstructions and human anatomy for the defence in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Experts like Dixon charge thousands of rands. But the experience of hearing your expert witness admit that he’s a “layman” when it comes to ballistics? Priceless.
National Assembly Speaker Max Sisulu for at least setting up the ad hoc committee to consider the president’s submission on the Nkandla matter. His ANC colleagues wanted the issue buried and forgotten, but Sisulu has ensured it will be transparently considered by a multiparty committee, even if the ANC has a majority in Parliament.Not:
Clearly a high-profile individual accused of murder deserves high-class treatment from our government. The R2.9 million spent on a private jet to fly Shrien Dewani to the country from the UK shows the justice department paid way too much. We all want justice in this matter, but several cheaper options could have been explored.
Police constable Beauty-Queen Nchabeleng donned a school uniform and posed as a pupil to catch a brutal serial rapist in Limpopo. She was among the winners at the SAPS’ annual National Excellence Awards late last week – a well-deserved honour for an officer who went above and beyond to remind us just how much good cops can achieve.Not:
Shinawaaz Ahmento and Kyle Fredericks, both 21, were convicted and sentenced this week for
the rape and murder of young Eldorado Park mother Tracey-Lee Martins. The two posed for
reporters outside court, grinning proudly as though they were at a party. Criminals as self-made
Female leaders in the ANC don’t often publicly challenge the sexism that’s endemic across the political spectrum. Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula deserves praise for defending Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. She criticised those in the alliance who decried Madonsela’s “big nose”, saying Madonsela’s detractors should play the ball, not the woman.Not:
Reading up on a subject lends credence to anyone who wants to speak with authority on a matter. So ANC parliamentary chief whip Stone Sizani should have known better when he called a press conference to discuss Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report on Nkandla spending. Sizani had not read the report.
During the course of the Nkandla investigation, Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was stymied, bullied, insulted and threatened by governing party leaders and supporters.
She stood her ground and proceeded to fulfil her duties of safeguarding the public interest. South Africans are fortunate to have someone of her integrity and courage in that office.Not:
How does one begin to describe Thulas Nxesi? Puppet? Suck-up? Manipulator of truth?
As the frontline man in the defence of the Nkandla plunder, Nxesi has dreamt up wild stories that would make residents of the Weskoppies mental institution envious. He is really working hard to hold on to his R2 million salary.
The ballot-spoiling campaign being advocated by ANC veterans Ronnie Kasrils and Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge would be a waste of votes needed to get rid of bad leaders, Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has said.
President Jacob Zuma has labelled people who boo at him “empty vessels who make the most noise”.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has listed Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe and Hugo Chávez as leaders who inspire his party.
President Jacob Zuma has called on residents of the Gert Sibande district in Mpumalanga not to “waste’’ their votes by casting them for opposition parties that will give them MPs and nothing else.
The ANC has nominated seven MPs to Parliament to form part of an ad hoc committee to consider President Jacob Zuma’s submissions on the Public Protector’s report on his Nkandla home.
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has promised mass action against the SABC on April 29 if the party’s advert is not flighted on TV.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is expected to release today the final lists of parties and candidates contesting the elections.
- Jacob Zuma slams opposition: ‘Nkandla, Nkandla is all they can say’
- Textbooks: Blame game doesn’t help pupils, court hears
- Charges withdrawn against woman who shot husband after mistaking him for intruder
- Gayton McKenzie to Malema: ‘We’re not revolutionaries, we both shop at Louis Vuitton’
- A better life cannot be in Nkandla – Mmusi Maimane
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