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  1. First take: Ace suspends Cyril – what in the actual hell?

    Date: 06 May 2021
    Ace Magashule, innocent or not, is a test case. Earlier this week I said you’d better get some popcorn going because Ace Magashule was going to make his suspension a little more difficult than imagined. And, wow, the show has not been disappointing. Mere hours after the ruling party formally announced that its secretary-general was suspended, a statement from Magas... See full details

  2. ‘I’m still the secretary-general’ – defiant Magashule sticks to his guns

    Date: 05 May 2021
    Claims his opponents are using organs of state against him and his allies in the ANC. Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule said he remains in his post, that he is not going anywhere and party president Cyril Ramaphosa has in fact been suspended. This is despite the ANC’s decision to suspend him, along with other party members charged with corruption and o... See full details

  3. South Africans will suffer from ANC’s ‘civil war’, says DA leader

    Date: 05 May 2021
    'Last night, we saw the first shots fired in what is set to become a fight to the death inside the ANC' - Steenhuisen DA leader John Steenhuisen has described unfolding events in the ANC as a “civil war” in which the victims will be South Africans. The ANC on Wednesday announced the suspension of its secretary-general Ace Magashule. Later on Magasule retalia... See full details

  4. ‘It happens every day’: Leo Prinsloo’s life of hits and horrors

    Date: 05 May 2021
    Prinsloo's boss told The Citizen that four attacks were recorded on the same day as the one which has now gone viral. While the country continues to celebrate (and meme) cash-in-transit escort driver Leo Prinsloo for evading a series of live bullets while foiling an attempted heist, he insists he was just doing his job, during which he sees about six to seven similar incidents ... See full details

  5. Tshwane lawyer slapped with costs after trying to sue The Citizen

    Date: 05 May 2021
    GroundUp, The Citizen and The Daily Dispatch reported how Lesley Ramulifho allegedly used NGO funding from the lotteries commission to buy two Ocean Basket franchises. A Tshwane attorney got more than he bargained for when he tried suing the press over an expose linking him and his firm to shady lottery grants, only for the court to throw the case out and slap him with the lega... See full details

  6. ACE CLINGS ON

    Date: 05 May 2021
    ? ANC secretary-general’s party membership suspended ? Only option is to go to court to appeal decision THE ANC has placed its secretary-general Ace Magashule in a conundrum following its decision to suspend him and other members facing criminal charges without an option of an app... See full details

  7. WATCH: Brazen attempted kidnapping caught on camera

    Date: 04 May 2021
    Free State police are investigating a case of human trafficking after a strange woman grabbed a toddler and walked out of store. Video footage has emerged of a woman grabbing a toddler in broad daylight at a supermarket in Sasolburg, Free State. In the video the woman lifts the three-year-old boy from the rails where... See full details

  8. Eskom concerned at number of attacks on employees by izinyoka

    Date: 04 May 2021
    Temporarily suspends services in Sebokeng Zone 7 after the intimidation of staff members and damage caused. Eskom has raised its concern about the number of attacks on its employees by communities who want to forcefully steal electricity. On Tuesday the utility announced it had temporarily suspended services in Sebokeng Zone 7 after the intimidation of staff members and... See full details

  9. Ace Magashule must step aside or be suspended

    Date: 04 May 2021
    On Tuesday afternoon, the party announced it had 'reaffirmed the decision' that all officials implicated and charged with corruption or other serious cases must step aside within 30 days. It seems like ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule will be suspended from the party as he stands trial on corruption charges. The party’s national working committee (NWC) met on M... See full details

  10. Chrome giant in dodgy deals

    Date: 03 May 2021
    SA&rsquo;s largest chrome miner shuts out small black companies in huge Chinese contracts THE biggest chrome miner in the world, South African-based Samancor Chrome, has crushed black-owned chrome companies in activities that are against competition laws in South Africa. <... See full details

  11. Zulu Queen Regent ‘poisoning’ denied

    Date: 03 May 2021
    TENSIONS in the Zulu monarchy deepened yesterday when a grouping of royals &ndash; led by Prince Mbonisi Zulu and Princess Thembi Ndlovu (nee Zulu) &ndash; lashed out at how the death, and alleged poisoning, of disputed Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini and her succession was handled. In an impromptu ... See full details

  12. Minister cracks whip on ‘corruption’ at licence centres

    Date: 03 May 2021
    TRANSPORT Minister Fikile Mbalula has expressed concern at preliminary investigations suggesting that corruption is the reason for the unavailability of booking slots at various Driving Licence Testing Centres (DLTCs) in Gauteng. The minister held a meeting with the authorities involved in DLTC ope... See full details

  13. City of Cape Town denies food relief corruption allegations

    Date: 03 May 2021
    Says claims it used money meant for food relief for other purposes are nothing but political opportunism. The city of Cape Town has described claims that funds meant for food relief had been misappropriated as &ldquo;false and blatant political opportunism&rdquo;, after confirmation on Monday morning the Hawks are investigating allegations of money laundering involving DA counc... See full details

  14. Man accused of murdering seven-year-old girl abandons bail application

    Date: 03 May 2021
    The burnt body of the seven-year-old girl was found in bushes two days after she was reported missing. The 31-year-old man who was arrested for the murder of a seven-year-old girl from Letlhabile near Brits, North West said he would not be applying for bail. The burnt body of the girl was found in bushes next to the dam in Bataung section in Maboloka two days after she ... See full details

  15. ‘It’s only the beginning’: Cele applauds police for WC underworld crime bust

    Date: 03 May 2021
    Pomises more to come following gangsters' first court appearance. The arrest of underworld boss Nafiz Madock and company is only the start of the police&rsquo;s efforts to take down organised crime in the Western Cape province. At least that is how <a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/politics/2465667/farmers-organisation-gunning-for-bheki-celes-head/" targ... See full details

  16. Hawks probe Cape Town councillors over alleged church fraud scheme

    Date: 03 May 2021
    The saga follows a supposed conduit transaction scheme involving R150,000 which the Good Party says it fears is just the tip of the iceberg. The Hawks in the Western Cape confirmed it is investigating allegations of money laundering involving DA councillors, an NGO and a church in Cape Town. The saga follows a supposed conduit transaction scheme involving R150,000 which... See full details

  17. Cape Town ‘underworld boss’ Modack appears in court

    Date: 03 May 2021
    The three made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of murder, attempted murder, extortion, kidnapping and intimidation. The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Monday said more accused may be added in the cases of Cape Town&rsquo;s alleged underworld boss Nafiz Modack and his co-accused, Jacques Cronje and Ricardo Morgan. The ... See full details

  18. Two suspects arrested for allegedly trying to bribe cops

    Date: 03 May 2021
    Police said the men were caught with two large bags containing fresh shelled abalone. Two suspects aged 45 and 56 were arrested on Friday for allegedly trying to bribe bribing police officers who caught them with two large bags of fresh, shelled abalone to the value of R176,500 in their possession. <a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/crime/2303865/police-make-major-... See full details

  19. DA calls on Ramaphosa to approve SIU probe into powerships deal

    Date: 02 May 2021
    The party also wants the president to suspend minister Gwede Mantashe. The DA on Sunday said its leader John Steenhuisen will write to President Cyril Ramaphosa requesting him to authorise the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to launch an urgent probe into South Africa&rsquo;s multibillion-rand emergency powerships programme. In a statement, the DA said recent explosive allegati... See full details

  20. Restaurants easy targets for robbers

    Date: 01 May 2021
    THE killing of a pizzeria owner has prompted a warning for patrons to be extra vigilant following a number of recent restaurant robberies. Eighty-year-old Antonio Vieira stopped breathing after robbers placed tape over his mouth during a hold-up at his pizzeria in a BP petrol station in Bedfordview... See full details

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