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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‘K-word’ can only be offensive when used by whites, says black lawyer

The alleged threat made by businessman Peter-Paul Ngwenya that he would kill his former business associates is a fabrication, the defence argued on Thursday.

“The accused denies emphatically that he uttered the words that he ‘would kill these dogs’. It’s a concoction,” said Ngwenya’s lawyer, advocate Nqabayethu Buthelezi, during closing arguments in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.

Ngwenya is facing charges of contravening a protection order and of crimen injuria for allegedly calling Investec chair and former long-term friend, Fani Titi, the k-word in a text message.

The conflict between Ngwenya and Titi stems from a business deal that turned sour.

Ngwenya allegedly sent SMSes telling MRC Media managing director Aqeel Patel “you will bleed,” and that Titi would “see his mother” – regarded by Titi as a threat to his life.

Buthelezi said it was improbable that N
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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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Good grief! – Their term just started but a few MP’s are already sleeping in Parliament

As the swearing-in of MPs for the country’s sixth democratic Parliament got off to a start on Wednesday, a photo taken by a witness is spreading like a wild fire on social media.

It seems like these parliamentarians are finding the proceedings very tiring or just plain boring since they are captured sound asleep during events. With the new term still ahead, we can just shake our heads in astonishment and wonder what the feature has in store for our fellow South-Africans.

SA news team


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It pays to be a politician – These are some of the perks awaiting new MPs – Cellphones, R1-million salaries, free flights and airport parking

When the 400 newly elected members of the national assembly, and 90 members of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), are sworn in on May 22, they can expect a host of benefits. Aside from a minimum R1.1 million annual salary, each member will also get accommodation, travel expenses and transport for their dependents.

Khuthala Noah, parliamentary media relations manager, told Business Insider South Africa that the benefits are continually reviewed and updated to cater for changing needs.

She said perks for the upcoming MP term include:

88 domestic journeys per year which can either be by air, train, bus or vehicle.
Transport to and from South African airports.
Parking at South African airports.
Transport of dependents.
Relocation costs.
“Tools of trade”, which include mobile phones, tablets and laptops.
Equipment, furniture and stationery for MPs’ offices inside the national assembly.
Personal a
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Illegal BLF land invasions – 16 farm owners have applied for interdicts to stop the party from occupying farm land

Sixteen farm owners have so far applied for interdicts to stop the Black First Land First (BLF) from occupying farmland of which five have been granted within a week in two separate matters.

In the latest case Judge Derek Wille on Monday granted an order in favour of Zindro Properties (Pty) Ltd, Trikores (Pty) Ltd, Altydgedacht Durbanville (Pty) and Antikes (Pty) Ltd.

The order interdicts and restrains the BLF from erecting or attempting to erect any form of structure on the properties; occupying the property; or unlawfully demonstrating at or within 200m from the property or uttering threats of invasion.

The properties were purchased for around R71million.

In terms of the order the SA Police Services assisted by law enforcement agencies, as required, are also authorised and directed to take steps to prevent an unlawful deprivation of rights to property arising from any invasion or occupation.

In court papers, Evangelosgeorges Kolo
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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.

Read the original article by Willie Jordaan Attorneys/Prokureurs
South Africa Today – South Africa News
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Helen Zille sparked a backlash on social media after claiming that black South Africans enjoyed what she called black privilege, citing corrupt politicians

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said he had personally spoken to outgoing Western Cape Premier Helen Zille about her recent tweets on black privilege.

Zille sparked a backlash on the social media platform after claiming that some black South Africans enjoyed what she called black privilege, citing the re-election of politicians implicated in corruption.

Maimane was briefing journalists after the party’s first meeting of its parliamentary caucus where John Steenhuisen was elected to continue as chief whip in the National Assembly.

Maimane said he did not share Zille’s views on so-called black privilege.

“Any view that seeks to polarise South Africans on the basis of race is not a view I will support.”

Maimane said he had personally spoken to Zille about her tweets and that the party was taking action against her:

“The appropriate steps have been taken in this regard. We set the direction of the org
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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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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.

Read the original article in Afrikaans on Die Vryburger
This report does not necessarily reflects the opinion of SA-news.


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