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Mnangagwa inaugurated as Zimbabwe’s President

Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President, becoming the third President of that country. Crowds have gathered at the 60 000-seat Zimbabwean National Stadium in the capital Harare to witness the inauguration ceremony. When Mnangagwa arrived at the stadium, the crowd erupted with shouts and singing, cheering him. A handful of regional …

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Ethics Committee investigate Minister Bongo for alleged bribery

Ethics Committee will institute investigations following allegations that State Security Minister Bongani Bongo has allegedly offered Advocate Nthuthuzelo Vanara a bribe to resign. Vanara is as an evidence leader in the inquiry into mismagement of state funds at state-owned enterprises. Media reports indicate that Advocate Vanara submitted an affidavit to …

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SADC Alliance calls for speedy elections in Zimbabwe

The SADC Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions and Ombudsman has called for the Zimbabwean government to head to the polls without delay. The Alliance, which met in Tshwane this week, said it has taken note of the positive political developments taking place in Zimbabwe, chief among them, the resignation …

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Minister Brown wants thorough probe into SOCs

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called for a comprehensive investigation to get to the bottom of allegations of corruption at State-owned companies (SOCs). The Minister said this when she testified before an inquiry into Eskom at the Good Hope Chamber in Parliament on Wednesday. She said there is “overwhelming …

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President Jacob Zuma appoints Police Commissioner

President Jacob Zuma has appointed the Divisional Commissioner for Protection and Security Services, General Khehla John Sitole, as the new National Police Commissioner with immediate effect. President Zuma has congratulated General Sitole on his appointment and wishes him well in his responsibility of leading the fight against crime in the …

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Public Works waste millions of rands to maintain unused land and properties

In a written reply to a DA parliamentary question, the Department of Public Works (DPW) has revealed that it holds a staggering portfolio of land and property holdings worth over R12 billion – lying idle and unutilised. Rates and taxes paid on these holdings comprising of 1, 9 milling on …

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DA lay corruption charges against Minister Bongo

Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen has laid corruption charges against State Security Minister Bongani Bongo at Cape Town Police Station on Wednesday. “I have today [Wednesday] laid corruption charges against Minister Bongo in terms of the Prevention and Combatting of Corrupt Activities Act,” said Steenhuisen. The case relates …

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Calls for SADC to play a monitoring role in Zimbabwe

International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says he believes that the Southern African Development Community (SADC) should play a monitoring role in Zimbabwe following the resignation of its long-serving President Robert Mugabe. The Deputy Minister said this when he briefed the Portfolio Committee on International Relations in Parliament …

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Barcoded ID books expiry claims untrue

Home Affairs Department has rubbished unfounded claims that the lifespan of green barcoded ID books expires at the end of March next year. “No such announcement has been made by the Department. We wish to make it clear that the green barcoded ID book remains a legal form of identification until …

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