Mayor who faced Sindiso Magaqa murder charges elected as KZN deputy speaker – How is this even possible?

The appointment of Mluleki Ndobe as deputy speaker in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature on Wednesday has ruffled feathers.

The provincial legislature sat for the first time on Wednesday for the swearing-in of Sihle Zikalala as premier, as well as speakers and new MPLs.

Zikalala hailed his election as a responsibility to serve the people of the province, rather than a position. Delivering his acceptance speech after being sworn in by KZN judge president Achmat Jappie in the provincial legislature in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday, Zikalala pledged that he would not disappoint the people.

“I’m conscious of the fact that this is not a position but rather a responsibility to serve our people,” he said.

Zikalala, who takes over from outgoing premier Willies Mchunu, also called on various political parties in the legislature to work together for the people of the province.

“We’re coming from different political p
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Refuse backlog woes continues at Tlokwe Municipality, governed by the ANC- Only two garbage trucks left to collect refuse in Potchefstroom due to mismanagement and ageing fleet

Refuse backlog woes continues to be an impediment to restore Potchefstroom and Ikageng to the clean and impeccable state it was in the past.

Washington Ncogolo, the spokesperson of the waste management employees says although they are trying their best and walking an extra mile to keep the city clean, they are now left with only two trucks to cover the whole areas.

“On 7 May we were using only one truck to collect refuse and waste. On 13 May, the municipality provided us with the second truck.”

He explained that they have 12 teams on the ground for refuse removal. “We have to rotate two teams on two trucks and always have to cover long routes and end up working throughout the night. It is not safe for us, but we are trying our best,” he said.

“The main problem why we are battling to keep the areas clean is the shortage of the trucks. “The municipality promised that in the beginning of May or end of May we will have 6 trucks. W
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Eskom ticking time bomb! – National power utility managed by ANC-regime, debt jumps to nearly R500-billion and is currently the biggest threat to the SA’s economy

Embattled South African state power utility Eskom’s debt burden, described by Goldman Sachs Group as the biggest threat to the nation’s economy, has burgeoned, compounding the difficulty the government faces in formulating a turnaround plan.

The company’s debt is approaching R500-billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from public records, including bonds and issued loans, up from about R370-billion a year ago. While the utility declined to comment on the current number, its CEO, Phakamani Hadebe, last month put total debt at about R450-billion.

Eskom hasn’t been selling enough power to cover its operating costs and interest payments, and has been forced to implement rotating blackouts over the past few years to prevent a collapse of the national grid as its fleet of ageing and poorly maintained plants struggled to keep pace with demand.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans earlier this year to split the company into three
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White minority in South Africa is under attack, mainstream media remains silent

About the White minority in South Africa: You will soon refer to us and talk about the completed GENOCIDE! You will soon refer to an EXTINCT minority nation!

A once proud nation erased from the face of the earth! There will not even be a single white libtard left, yes even you will be exterminated with us! World “leaders” will soon go down in history as the silent, or even SILENCED ones!….

Like Rwanda, the World will say : “How on earth did we not see it, shame somebody should have stopped it!

In the picture the word “Boil” is written on the forehead, it is one of the tactics they use when committing farm murders and refers to such, it is a way to torture, and yes, it has/is being done in South Africa.

There are many such disturbing images which proves that it is not an isolated incident.

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Struggling Eastern Cape municipality’s funds used to renovate home of ANC provincial chairman

Over R1m siphoned from a municipality in the Eastern Cape was used to renovate the home of ANC provincial chairman and premier designate Oscar Mabuyane.

An invoice of R1.1m was fraudulently generated under the guise that it was for plant hire for a road construction project. However, R450,000 of that money was transferred to a company that renovated Mabuyane’s home in the suburb of Bunker’s Hill in East London. But the ANC bigwig has denied any wrongdoing. He also questioned why the allegations were surfacing now, almost a year after the transaction.

A probe by Sunday World’s sister publication, the Sunday Times, has revealed that the fraudulent invoice was paid to a company linked to ANC Eastern Cape provincial treasurer Babalo Madikizela, who is also the province’s MEC for human settlements. The questionable invoice was generated from ANC headquarters in Calata House in April last year.

E-mails and an affidavit seen by
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Corrupt Ace Magashule: SA economy still in white hands – we are slaves

ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule says “dark forces” in the ruling party are hellbent on distracting from the struggle for ANC secretary-generalnd the battle against white monopoly capital.

He was speaking at a memorial lecture in honour of struggle stalwart Walter Sisulu, held at the Waaihoek Methodist Church in Bloemfontein yesterday. In a prepared speech, he said it is unacceptable that the economy is still in white hands.

“The struggle for economic emancipation of our people is and must be unstoppable. We can no longer be slaves in our own nation. We can no longer be counted as the poorest of the poor, while those who hold our wealth through historic theft still enjoy it,” he said.

“It just cannot be that 25 years after our first democratic elections, the control of the resources of our country is still primarily in the hands of white people, who are the descendants of colonists who stole our wealth and land i
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Jacob Zuma’s biggest cheerleader, Carl Niehaus issues threat to journalists over “Pep store outfit” comments and insist that they show him respect

Carl Niehaus, has warned the media that he and the MK Veterans “are coming for journalists” who show them disrespect.

In what has become a routine occurrence outside of Jacob Zuma’s court hearings, the former president and his cronies – Carl Niehaus included – addressed crowds in the streets on Pietermaritzburg on Monday. Msholozi continues to preach and protest his innocence, dismissing the corruption charges laid against him as a witch-hunt.

JZ is adamant that the prosecution of Schabir Shaik was just a “dry-run” to ensure that they could jail the 77-year-old. Zuma’s former business partner was convicted on the same charges back in 2005, and the defence team are fighting tooth and nail to prevent a criminal trial getting the green-light.

Inside the courtroom, the new lawyers representing Jacob Zuma took centre-stage. Outside of it, uBaba and friends proved to be blockbuster entertainment. Watching Zuma’s new inner-ci
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#BlackPrivilege – Townships in SA to receive one free unit of electricity for every unit bought

Government wants townships to use more electricity – and may give them one free unit for every unit bought

Informal settlements may get one free unit of electricity for every unit purchased in a bid to increase power usage and reduce air pollution in townships.

In its strategy to address air pollution in dense low-income settlements, published in the government gazette on Friday, the department said air pollution is costing the state up to R2 billion annually in health-related costs.

Wood, coal and paraffin burning causes massive pollution in South Africa’s townships. The department hopes households can be encouraged to use electricity instead by making it cheaper.

“One example could be a subsidy that gives the user one (1) unit of electricity for every unit purchased. Alternatively, a stepped tariff which provides indigent households with the first specific kWh of electricity per month for free and charge a stepped tari
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Eskom remains a failure – ANC regime admits that the power provider does not have the capacity to meet the needs of larger industries

The ANC’s Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, acknowledged that the national power provider does not have the capacity to meet the needs of larger industries.

The developers and investors first want to know if sustainable electric power can be provided, but Radebe first waited for the election to be over before he could admit the truth.

The Vryburger recently reported that several major businesses have decided to become self-sufficient regarding electricity and are going big to get rid of the unreliable national power supplier.

Radebe claims it will need R1 trillion to meet the needs of the larger institutions, and it is well known that the country is drowning in debt and will not get such a loan.

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Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s expertise questioned with her report on Vrede Dairy Farm project and action to rather protect perpetrators than prosecute them

The South African Public Protector appointed by Jacob Zuma after the exit of Madonsela’s actions is so suspicious that political experts question her expertise in office.

This follows after the High Court in Pretoria declared that the Public Protector’s report on the Vrede Dairy Farm project is unconstitutional and invalid.

Opinion polls believe that the Public Protector’s report has been drafted to provide protection to the perpetrators, and the Zuma regime wants to be obedient instead of capturing a professional finding on paper.

More than R200 million of taxpayers’ money was used to fund the “black empowerment project”, which was eventually identified as another corruption project.

Some of the money was allegedly paid over to the controversial Guptas, and the dairy farm workers did not receive a single cent.

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Zuma is appoints new legal team in desperate attempt to escape prosecution for alleged corruption

Former president Zuma has appointed a new legal team to defend his case in desperate attempts to escape prosecution for alleged corruption.

However, experts believe that Zuma’s new team of legal representatives will struggle to get him acquitted, and will also fail to meet Zuma’s desire to end the trial against him.

The corruption case against the former ANC president is already older than a decade, and has begun in 2003 when he was vice president of the Mbeki regime. Zuma has been accused of receiving bribes from Schabir Shaik’s at the time, and this has resulted in Shaik landing in jail. However, Shaik has since been released on “parole” for serious health reasons and apparently been on the verge of death is currently enjoying a great life. It is to believe that he won’t stand trail again on charges of corruption or being connected to Zuma.

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Cash-strapped SABC to receive yet another government bailout – The National Treasury, has, once again, been persuaded to open its coffers up to the embattled broadcaster

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) will receive a much-needed government bailout, after failing to improve its financial position in 2019.

Government, by way of the National Treasury, has, once again, been persuaded to open its coffers up to the embattled broadcaster.

Telecommunications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams confirmed that the finance minister was expected to finalise the bailout plan, which includes guarantees on loan agreements, and, in due course, release the figures to the public.

SABC bailout “to prevent the broadcaster from collapsing”

While the Treasury has remained mum on details relating to the bailout, Ndabeni-Abrahams explained that the finance minister would sign-off on the agreement “to prevent the broadcaster from collapsing”.

Speaking to SABC News on the current challenges, both financial and operational, facing the public broadcaster, Ndabeni-Abrahams explained:

“It is in o
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