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JMPD officer behind bars for murder

He sprinted to his car, took out his service pistol and fired the warning shots toward people in the street arguing with his friend before fatally wounding one of them and injuring others. Johannesburg Metro Police Officer, attached to Soweto Unit will spend 15 years behind bars for murder. The South …

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Ramaphosa apologises for incorrect answer    

President Cyril Ramaphosa has apologised to the National Assembly following an oral question from Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane inquiring the R500 000 payment made by controversial  African Global Operations to his son’s company. African Global Operations, formally Bosasa, led by politically connected businessman Gavin Watson, has been implicated in several …

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Gigaba quits as an MP

Disgraced former Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba has resigned as a Member of Parliament, Parliament spokesperson Moloto Mothapo confirmed in a statement on Thursday morning. This follows his resignation as a Minister of Home Affairs on Tuesday supposedly to mounting pressure from opposition’s parties, the findings by Public Protector’s report …

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Embattled Gigaba resigns under a cloud  

Despite his resignation as Home Affairs Minister, Democratic Alliance (DA) has on Tuesday vowed it will not abandon legal action to have the court declare Malusi Gigaba and Bathabile Dlamini‘s appointments as ministers by President  Cyril Ramaphosa unlawful, unconstitutional and invalid. “We are seeking an order by the court to …

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Those embroiled in VBS outrage must wear orange overalls, says DA

Mayors from various municipalities exposed with their hands in the VBS Mutual bank “cookie jar” must not only pay back the cash, they should also end up in jail [wearing orange overalls], according to Limpopo Democratic Alliance (DA) Premier Candidate Jacques Smalle. Smalle confirmed in a statement on Monday DA …

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Department of Labour fraudsters found guilty

Lawyers representing three former Department of Labour’s Compensation Fund (CF) employees found guilty in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court for fraud have on Friday argued for mercy in the interest of their clients. Their arguments coincided with sentencing reports by Correctional Services and Probation Officers. Magistrate found Maxwell Ramaphosa, Samuel Mfeleng, …

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VBS saga: Carrim fires back at Shivambu

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy President Floyd Shivambu has written a letter to Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim,  supposedly challenging  him to recuse himself from chairing the committee meeting on Advocate Terry Motau’s VBS Mutual report, “The Great Bank Heist” citing irreconcilable situation. In a letter …

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President: We must act against those who destroyed VBS

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the fraud and corruption that took place at VBS was a tragedy against the most vulnerable in society, and that action must be taken against those responsible for the crime. The President said this when responding to oral questions in the National Assembly on Tuesday. “The …

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Ailing SAA under spotlight

Democratic Alliance (DA) has referred controversy whether to safe or shut down loss making South African Airways (SAA) to Parliament. While Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has called for the government to ground the airline, saying “[SAA] is in a loss-making situation and it is unlikely it will sort the problem out so we …

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Deadline looms for 2019 NSFAS applications

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has called on all learners, who have not yet applied for 2019 financial aid, to submit their online applications before the closing date. Students have less than 30 days left to submit their 2019 funding applications. Applications will close officially on 30 November …

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