South Africa 19.9.2018 02:32 pm

DA calls on State Security Agency to probe plot to remove Ramaphosa

The party’s spokesperson says if true, the meeting was an effort to undermine the country’s constitutional order and those who participated in it may be guilty of a criminal offence.

The DA has called on the State Security Agency (SSA) to investigate the meeting that reportedly took place in early September involving former president Jacob Zuma and senior members of the ANC, including Secretary-General Ace Magashule, former North West premier Supra Mahumapelo, and ANC Women’s League Secretary-General Matuba Meokgo.

DA calls on State Security Agency to probe plot to remove Ramaphosa
DA calls on State Security Agency to probe plot to remove Ramaphosa

DA calls on State Security Agency to probe plot to remove Ramaphosa

The party’s spokesperson says if true, the meeting was an effort to undermine the country’s constitutional order and those who participated in it may be guilty of a criminal offence.

Four Cape Town firefighters injured in gas explosion
South Africa

Four Cape Town firefighters injured in gas explosion

The city says one of them was inside the container at the time and he was taken to the hospital suffering from disorientation.
Bobani’s ‘plan’ to ignore PE’s white suburbs for service delivery backfires on UDM
South Africa

Bobani’s ‘plan’ to ignore PE’s white suburbs for service delivery backfires on UDM

The party appears to be in damage-control mode and the DA has rejected Bobani’s evident attempts to spin his way out of it.
Adorable furkids up for adoption this week
South Africa

Adorable furkids up for adoption this week

The Sandton SPCA has cages full of healthy, eager dogs and cats ready to find their furever family.
Charges laid against North West doctor for ‘fondling’ patient
South Africa

Charges laid against North West doctor for ‘fondling’ patient

He allegedly massaged the complainant’s genitals at his medical practice when she visited for treatment of a headache.
Euthanasia murder accused granted R20k bail
South Africa

Euthanasia murder accused granted R20k bail

He told the court that if he was not released on bail, his reputation as an academic would be ‘severely jeopardised’.
Cele against dagga because it is a gateway drug – report
South Africa

Cele against dagga because it is a gateway drug – report

The police minister believes the use of cannabis could lead to people taking drugs such as mandrax and cocaine.
Municipal managers and CFOs have 18 months to get qualified
South Africa

Municipal managers and CFOs have 18 months to get qualified

The finance minister revealed that more than half of the officials in these positions aren’t fit to do their jobs.
Four cops, two kingpins bust in major rhino poaching breakthrough
South Africa

Four cops, two kingpins bust in major rhino poaching breakthrough

The investigation remains ongoing and at least six suspects will be facing a raft of charges in court.
‘Arch-villain’ in multimillion-rand abalone enterprise jailed for 20 years
South Africa

‘Arch-villain’ in multimillion-rand abalone enterprise jailed for 20 years

He was convicted on two charges of racketeering and a charge of contravening the Marine Living Resources Act.
Ramaphosa salutes defence industry for economic input
South Africa

Ramaphosa salutes defence industry for economic input

The president says it is an ‘important employer’ providing 15,000 direct jobs in 120 companies.
Criminal case opened against Kessie Nair for Ramaphosa k-word video
South Africa

Criminal case opened against Kessie Nair for Ramaphosa k-word video

A former eThekwini councillor has opened a case against the ex-prisoner for his racist labelling of the president.
Post office confident it can now make all social grant payments
South Africa

Post office confident it can now make all social grant payments

The state-owned enterprise says it has paid more than 97% of R5.4m to recipients with the new Sassa card.
Government urges public to use water wisely during heatwave
South Africa

Government urges public to use water wisely during heatwave

Department of water and sanitation says the parts of the country currently experiencing the extreme heat doesn’t help the dropping water levels in major dams because of the increased evaporation.
China may be teaching the ANC a thing or two about controlling us
Opinion

China may be teaching the ANC a thing or two about controlling us

The world’s most populous country made headlines for its recent R370bn ‘gift’ to SA. A version of its 200 million cameras may also be heading our way.
Nedbank CEO did not feel pressured by ANC to reopen Gupta accounts
South Africa

Nedbank CEO did not feel pressured by ANC to reopen Gupta accounts

Micheal Brown, however, says he felt the inter-ministerial committee sought to influence the bank to become the primary transactional banker for the Gupta-related entities.
Council of provinces chair disappointed by ‘poorly built’ RDP houses in Tshwane
South Africa

Council of provinces chair disappointed by ‘poorly built’ RDP houses in Tshwane

The NCOP chairperson on international relations is not impressed by the absence of councillors from Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality from oversight visits.
Joburg city to honour Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
South Africa

Joburg city to honour Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Johannesburg metro will recognise the hard work and sacrifices of the inspirational woman with a category 1 award.
Alan Winde announced as DA premier candidate for Western Cape
South Africa

Alan Winde announced as DA premier candidate for Western Cape

Winde boasts an impressive track record in creating and maintaining employment, according to the DA.
Durban businessman boldly calls Ramaphosa a ‘k**fir’ in new video
South Africa

Durban businessman boldly calls Ramaphosa a ‘k**fir’ in new video

Kessie Nair has said on Facebook he’s willing to go to jail, while the immediate response has been disbelief and questions about his sanity.
Low water levels force Joburg Water to close Bryanston reservoir
South Africa

Low water levels force Joburg Water to close Bryanston reservoir

Outlets at the reservoir have been closed in order to replenish the water supply.
Driver flees after bus carrying children crashes
South Africa

Driver flees after bus carrying children crashes

The injured were treated on the scene for slight injuries, while those with more serious injuries were transferred to hospitals.
First female Cosatu president promises to put workers first
South Africa

First female Cosatu president promises to put workers first

Zingiswa Losi plans to listen closely to grievances and give the best service possible in order to win back lost members.
PICS: ‘Corrupt’ African leader’s millions seized in Brazil
World

PICS: ‘Corrupt’ African leader’s millions seized in Brazil

The vice-president of Equatorial Guinea has a lifestyle that would make most rappers green with envy.
ARC to conduct research to cultivate hemp for medicinal purposes
South Africa

ARC to conduct research to cultivate hemp for medicinal purposes

The hemp plant can be used for a wide variety of products, from cosmetics to paper, but being used in medicine will be a milestone for the country.
The most ridiculous things done by #AfricanPoliticians
Eish!

The most ridiculous things done by #AfricanPoliticians

You would have had to live through some of these to have believed they ever happened.

 

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