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Joburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo To Testify on Zondo Commission.

City of Johannesburg ExecutiveMayor Geoff Makhubo is set to give his testimony into state capture at the Zondo Commission of enquiry on Friday. Makhubo was the treasurer-general of the ANC's greater Johannesburg region from 2008 to 2018. Evidence leader advocate Matthew Chaskalson, told Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who chai...

By Phumzile Mavimbela about 10 hours ago

South African judge has refused to step down from corruption probe: this was the right call

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, the head of the inquiry into allegations that the South African state was “captured” and repurposed to benefit private interests during former president Jacob Zuma’s tenure (May 2009 to February 2018), has dismissed Zuma’s application for his recusal. The former president, who stands accused of havin...

By Cathleen Powell 1 day ago

Ramaphosa’s Magashule Headache: The Ace May Trump The King

On 17 November 2020, I attended a virtual church leadership meeting in which one of the leaders raised an issue of two centres of power. My political animal instinct jumped up with joy as the thought of the Botha-de Klerk; the Mbeki-Zuma and most recently the Zuma-Ramaphosa centres of power! It got me thinking that could it be that a n...

By Musa Mdunge 5 days ago

What by-elections in South Africa say about the ruling party and the state of opposition

Special significance is often attached to by-elections. They are regarded as barometers of change in the political mood of a country. For parties, they can be early indicators of possible new trends in public opinion. In South Africa by-elections are held only at municipal level. General municipal elections are normally held about 1...

By Dirk Kotze 5 days ago

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