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Sars customs seizes rhino horns estimated at R23 million

South African Revenue Service (SARS) custom officials on Thursday seized rhino horns consignment at the OR Tambo International Airport. The complete load of the horns was 116kg, estimated at R23 200 000.00. Sars officials said they found the 36 bits of rhino horn after “Lizzy” an identifier hound responded to …

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Mbalula bankrolled trip to Dubai under investigation  


Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane has on Wednesday confirmed Sedgars Sports has paid a R680 000 trip to Dubai for the family of former Sport and Recreation Minister, Fikile Mbalula. She described the bankroll which occurred in 2016 as a conflict of interest. The government has contract with Sedgars Sports to supply clothing for the …

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Mngxitama’s outburst divide the nation, says ANC

The African National Congress (ANC) deplores Black First Land First (BLF) leader Andile Mngxitama’s recent outbursts at a rally in Potchefstroom as an attempt to set us [Blacks] back to the dark ages of apartheid. The ruling party’s acting Spokesperson Dakota Legoete said rant about “killing white people” shows his …

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Calls to “to stir up violence” lands Mngxitama in hot water

Democratic Alliance (DA) said it has opened a criminal case against Black First Land First (BFLF) leader, Andile Mngxitama and his party. DA North West Premier Candidate Joe McGluwa has confirmed he registered a case at Potchefstroom cop shop on Monday against   Mngxitama for his racially charged calls inciting …

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Court defers health specialist trial to finalise the docket  

The trial of an Orthotists alleged to have swindled the Department of Compensation Fund of R46 500 was on Tuesday postponed in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court to early next year. Mapitse Tebogo Bopape (32) of Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria has not yet pleaded guilty to the charge. Bopape who is …

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DA to report Mngxitama to SAHRC for his racist threats utterances

Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday is  contemplating laying criminal charges against Black First Land First, (BFLF) pioneer Andile Mngxitama for expressing racial slurs, ill-disposed to White South Africans, tormenting to go to suburbs to kill them. In a speech delivered at a BFLF rally in Potchefstroom, North West on …

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EFF caught on “Surveillance cameras”

Outraged throng of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had on Sunday raged the cellphone outlet at Mall of the North in Polokwane in protest against photos of their leaders Julius Malema and Floyd Shivambu captioned “abusers of democracy” at the Vodacom Journalists of the Year Awards. Police Spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe …

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Details to withdraw Estina charges “flimsy”

The Democratic Alliance (DA) declares it has noted the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to provisionally withdraw the case against politicians and their allies implicated in the Estina Dairy farm scandal, saying the reasoning is flimsy and unconvincing. In a statement, DA Shadow Minister of Justice Glynnis Breytenbach said …

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Meeting with Minister Cele to offer update on State Capture investigations

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it has written to the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, to request an urgent meeting relating to investigations into State Capture cases. In a statement on Sunday, DA spokesperson on State Capture Natasha Mazzone said the meeting is to discuss development made regarding cases her …

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President makes changes to his Cabinet

President Cyril Ramaphosa has added Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to his Cabinet as the Minister of Communications. The President announced changes to the National Executive on Thursday at the Union Buildings, with two serving Ministers being moved to new ministries and a new one being added. The President has appointed Nomvula Mokonyane …

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