Cyril’s ministerial investigators an attempted political solution for a criminal problem?
Opposition parties have slammed the committee as a farcical waste of time, while analysts say it may be an attempt to shield the president from those within his own party, who would accuse him of being on a witch-hunt.
The former leaders said the ‘revulsion’ expressed by society was justified, and called on the president to ‘decisively grasp the nettle of corruption’.
‘There clearly is a lack of transparency’ in disbursement of fund, and ‘parliament and the public need to be certain that this is not yet another example of Covid-19 corruption’, the DA says.
Mboweni should expect a fight back on PPE tender probes
An analyst believes the president and finance minister could see a concerted fightback campaign from those who don’t want PPE tender details publicised, but according to an expert, the constitution allows for all procurement to be made public.
This is an insult to the country. It is a criminal matter, not political, and the ministers will have to probe their colleagues without experience in investigating corruption, Cope says.
Zimbabweans recently took to the streets to provtest against alleged state corruption and the country’s slumping economy.

Politics My appointment is not a mistake – Bobani on dramatic return to NMB mayoral committee

Nelson Mandela Bay councillor Mongameli Bobani, once voted out as mayor, is now at the helm of one of the city’s most important portfolios, with the biggest budget, but insists his appointment is “not a mistake”. The UDM councillor made a dramatic return to the mayoral committee, this time as infrastructure and engineering MMC (member […]

Politics Nelson Mandela Bay speaker blames Covid-19 as one of the reasons for not holding mayoral elections

The metro has been without a mayor since the UDM’s Mongameli Bobani was booted out via a vote of no confidence in December 2019.

Politics ‘Indecisive’ Ramaphosa cut from same cloth as Zuma, says analyst

He said in genuine democracy, Ramaphosa’s spokesperson, Khusela Diko, would be forced to resign immediately because of her husband’s alleged involvement on corruption.

ANC past its sell-by date, but don’t count on support from left to save SA

Politics ANC past its sell-by date, but don’t count on support from left to save SA

Experts say those hoping that the ANC’s alliance partners would side with the people of the country in the battle against corruption shouldn’t hold their breath, while there is equally little hope of the party’s integrity committee doing anything to punish those respnsible.

Politics Dissolution of NMB council irrational and unlawful – acting mayor

The metro has always been in hot water with National Treasury, and Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has also expressed concern over the situation.

Politics Alcohol ban should not be lifted just yet – DA’s Makashule Gana at odds with party’s position

DA leadership hopeful Mbali Ntuli, who was this week’s guest on the episode, said she believed the government could be more creative with the ban.

Politics ‘Fire all corrupt ministers and MECs now!’ demands Cosatu

Cosatu says if government really wants to prove they are serious about tackling corruption, they must fire all ministers, MECs and other public officials involved in corruption and financial malfeasance, and fast track legal prosecutions.

Politics VBS-linked officials’ reinstatement causing friction in ANC

Limpopo ANC structures have endorsed the decision by the national leadership of the ANC to reinstate Florence Radzilani and Danny Msiza in their positions.

Politics ANC apologises for breaking lockdown regulations outside Mlangeni home

Police have since said they were investigating the matter, a development which the ANC welcomed.

Politics ANC NEC says it is ‘outraged’ and ‘ashamed’ by reports of Covid-19 corruption

He said the party was now drawing the line on corruption and would combine preventative and punishment measures in its fight.

Politics ANC rejects appointment of ex-NMB mayor Bobani as infrastructure MMC

ANC regional task team coordinator Luyolo Nqakula said the party would never support any decisions taken by the black caucus not borne out of engagement and consultation.

Politics Ramaphosa faces push back in bid to curb family of ANC leaders doing business with state

In the end, the NEC did not take a firm decision on the matter and it was referred to a future meeting.

Politics Lungisa out, Bobani back in as MMC in Nelson Mandela Bay

Bobani was removed from his position as mayor in December last year after relations with the ANC and other smaller parties in the coalition soured.

Politics R125m Diko tender was not going to benefit amaBhaca, say King Madzikane’s grandchildren

Diko had justified the now cancelled tender, saying he had a responsibility to support the rural community where he came from.

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