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Minister Dlamini must account for SABC R500 000″fluff” interview

Self-announced epileptic Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini confirmed she paid the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) an astounding R500 000 for an interview, among others to reject far reaching claims that she is a drunk. The department told SABC on Thursday that there is nothing unique about paying public broadcaster to host ministers in a bid to boost their profiles. …

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Fund case deferred to permit lawyers submit heads of argument

Pretoria Magistrates’ Court on Thursday postponed the trial of three former Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund, accused to have defrauded the entity thousands of rands to February 8. The matter has been deferred to permit legal advisors representing the accused to present their heads of argument. Maxwell Ramaphosa, Samuel Mfeleng and (Ms) Kgabo Johanna Methi are accused to have swindled the …

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Mbalula must give clarity about Mdluli’s golden handshake

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While on suspension as far back as seven years, Head of Crime Intelligence Richard Mdluli purportedly earned a whopping R8, 3 million. Following the announcement of his chopping on Wednesday, the former crime busting boss was guaranteed golden handshake. The National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole  confirmed Mdluli was given early retirement, saying he meets all requirements related to his …

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Commission of Inquiry into State Capture named

President Jacob Zuma has named a Commission of Inquiry into State Capture. President Zuma said Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has named Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo to head the Commission. This takes after previous Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela’s report into State of Capture and consequent requests issued by the North Gauteng High Court in its judgment of  December …

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Intelligence-led joint operation thwarted syndicate

A suspect was arrested and his accomplice escaped following an incident in which police obstructed kidnapping scene in which the pair demanded ransom. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said a joint sting operation was instituted following information they received about affirmed kidnapping occurrence, requesting Thohoyandou businessman to drop a ransom at a particular point in Polokwane to rescue his family …

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More barriers to lessening roads fatalities

Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi says traffic authorities will ensure people conform to the guidelines of the roads to diminish bloodletting during this festive season. “Our traffic officers will keep on conducting more roadblocks throughout the country amid this bubbly season and beyond,” said Maswanganyi. He said law enforcement operations will target implementation of enactment of wearing safety belts, utilising mobile …

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