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  1. Msomi’s bail bid on hold

    Date: 11 Apr 2019
    Playwright’s address in dispute STRAINED family relations and running productions outside of South Africa could prevent playwright Welcome Msomi from being granted bail. Yesterday, Msomi appeared at the Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court on 61 counts of theft in relation to the R8 million theft from the ... See full details

  2. We will not vote, say residents

    Date: 11 Apr 2019
    Protesting Bekkersdal informal settlement dwellers threaten to boycott elections unless their demands are met ANGRY Bekkersdal residents have threatened to boycott next month&rsquo;s elections if their demands were not met. <span... See full details

  3. Gauteng heads corruption list

    Date: 11 Apr 2019
    A REPORT by Corruption Watch has painted a damning picture of the state of corruption in the country, saying most of the malfeasance was happening at provincial government level. The civil society group found that Gauteng tops the list with 45% of cases of corruption reported last year, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 12% of cases. The executive director of Corruption Watch, Davi... See full details

  4. ‘Leaders fear exposing the rot’

    Date: 11 Apr 2019
    SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has accused politicians within the ANC-led alliance of having prioritised their stomachs at the expense of the welfare of the movement and the country. Yesterday Nzimande said leaders feared to speak up against the rot and state capture. Nzimande was among leaders who addressed the 26th commemoration of ... See full details

  5. ANC backs out of Agrizzi cross-examination, says he ‘clarified’ allegations

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    The party says it has received legal advice against cross-examining the former COO, who alleged Bosasa gave the top 6 money. The ANC reportedly backed out of its application to cross-examine Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operating officer of controversial facilities management company Bosasa, at the commission of inquiry into state capture. ANC spokesperson D... See full details

  6. Plot to burn ‘Gangster State’ book ignites as bonfire poster surfaces

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule. Picture: Nigel Sibanda The supposed poster invites people to attend a bonfire where copies of the book will be... See full details

  7. Mthembu slams ‘thugs’ at Gangster State launch who ‘trashed’ our democracy

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    ANC Parliamentary Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu. Photo: Supplied The ANC chief whip wants those responsible for disrupting the book launch to be hauled before a disciplinary co... See full details

  8. Father, daughter unharmed after being forced into car by armed suspects

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    Photo: Limpopo police The four suspects were arrested outside Tzaneen after jacking the car in Thohoyandou. A 34-year-old man and his three-year-old daughter were unharmed after a carjacking that took p... See full details

  9. Under-fire Mashaba wants inter-governmental Alex visit

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    Alexandra residents march to the Johannesburg regional offices in Sandton, 8 April 2019, to protest for service... See full details

  10. Under-fire Mashaba wants inter-governmental Alex visit

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    Alexandra residents march to the Johannesburg regional offices in Sandton, 8 April 2019, to protest for service... See full details

  11. My life is in danger, Zuma says

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    FORMER president Jacob Zuma yesterday came out guns blazing against reports that he kept $30 million (R422m) from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. In a scathing statement, the Jacob Zuma Foundation said the former president was consulting his lawyers and would meet the Press Ombudsman over the reports. <p... See full details

  12. Court clears Bheki Cele

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    Popcru says ruling points to problems in criminal justice cluster A COSATU affiliate believes the decision to throw out the report that former president Jacob Zuma used to fire Police Minister Bheki Cele as national police commissioner poses a challenge to the criminal justice cluster. Cele scored a major victo... See full details

  13. Still no closure for mom 4 years after daughter’s death

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    FOR four years pensioner Janet Abrahams lived each day with the pain of not finding the body of her daughter to bury. Her daughter, Nicolette Albertyn, was killed by her husband, Fadiel Moegamad Albertyn, at their Chrisville home, south of Joburg, on March 13, 2015 after an argument. The South Gauteng High Court,... See full details

  14. Homeless blamed for Joburg CBD looting

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    FOLLOWING the trashing and looting of shops in the Joburg CBD during a scholars&rsquo; march, the student organisation has blamed homeless people for the costly rampage. On Monday, members of the Congress of SA Students (Cosas) marched to Luthuli House against violence at schools. Instead, the march degenerated into viol... See full details

  15. Serbian victim was dead man walking, says investigator

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    THE SERBIAN man who was shot dead in an apparent hit in Bryanston yesterday was a &ldquo;dead man walking&rdquo;, according to a private investigator. An investigator with a long history of tracking the eastern European mafia operating in Gauteng told The Star that the man, believed to be Ivan Djordjevic, 59, who was killed yesterday, was th... See full details

  16. ANC, DA Alex battle heats up

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    Makhura slams mayor over land invasions GAUTENG Premier David Makhura has accused the City of Joburg under mayor Herman Mashaba of failing to protect property owners in Alexandra from those who were arriving and illegally erecting structures on their land. Yesterday, Makhura visited the township that has seen m... See full details

  17. President’s conduct under investigation by protector

    Date: 10 Apr 2019
    Nature of relationship between Ramaphosa and Bosasa, money laundering allegations, examined THE outcome of an investigation into the R500 000 that Bosasa paid to President Cyril Ramaphosa&rsquo;s son is only likely to be revealed after the May 8 elections. <span id="artObjectWrap" class="art-object art-mainimage" ... See full details

  18. Prisoner in court escape nabbed

    Date: 09 Apr 2019
    A PRISONER facing several life sentences for various crimes has finally been rearrested after making his escape from the high court in Joburg on December 5 last year. Police managed to rearrest Sbonelo Nkosingiphile Thwala, 27, who made his getaway with another &ldquo;Sun City&rdquo; Medium B section inmate, Mongezi Mnchunukelwa, 32, while t... See full details

  19. Tainted leaders on ANC list may have to bow out

    Date: 09 Apr 2019
    Fate of controversial candidates in hands of integrity commission, says party&rsquo;s elections head THE future of controversial ANC leaders who made the party&rsquo;s list to Parliament and provincial legislatures despite facing serious allegations of wrongdoing now hangs in the balance. Yesterday, ANC head of... See full details

  20. Probe’s legal team slated

    Date: 09 Apr 2019
    DEPUTY Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has slammed the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture&rsquo;s legal team for failing to send out notices to individuals implicated by former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride&rsquo;s evidence. McBride was yesterday scheduled to testify before the... See full details

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