30.3.2020 12:03 pm
But the mayor says he never said there was a vaccine, but a drug from Cuba to help with Covid-19.
DA Gauteng spokesperson for cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) Solly Msimanga has accused Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina of misleading residents about procuring a vaccine for Covid-19 from Cuba.
Like George W Bush’s decisive military retaliation to the 9/11 attacks, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s confident intervention in the face of the deadly coronavirus could give him the upper hand over his opponents, an influential ANC member says.
The Supreme Court of appeals on Thursday ruled in favour of former Joburg mayor Parks Tau, but also warned that this ruling did not let him off the hook completely in his ongoing defamation battle with Herman Mashaba.
The party took to social media to threaten and intimidate businesses who they believe are not essential services or who they believe have inflated prices.
Critical matters ‘that should be attended to urgently include building a fit-for-purpose team in the City, instilling a culture of professionalism and tackling governance issues’.
Lesiba Molokomme says ministers are contradicting each other, and this will further confuse people in the wake of the lockdown.
The EFF leader has also called the report of an SAB worker telling him he will have to work through the lockdown ‘greedy rubbish’.
This after the position was advertised in the City Press newspaper last week even though the current acting municipal manager is yet to finish her term of office.
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the three-week national shutdown as part of wide-ranging interventions to combat the spread of the virus.
Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Monday lost another court case, and again was ordered to pay 15% of the legal costs in the case.
The BLF leader has accused government of pursuing a policy of ‘herd immunity’, which could come at a heavy cost in human life.
The outspoken ANC member has asked: ‘Is what I ask for not ANC economic policy? Why do I have to suffer vitriol and abuse when I insist that the RET Resolutions of the 54th National Conference of the ANC must be implemented?’
The president has met with key stakeholders before announcing the plans government will put in place this week in order to step up the response against the spread of Covid-19.
The DA says it hopes the decision to place the municipality under administration would be overturned by the court.
The party could exploit a technicality emanating from the alleged failure to apply the right constitutional section in dissolving the council by the Gauteng authorities.