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  1. Ipid urged to investigate after man allegedly shot by police

    Date: 21 Apr 2020
    The young man from Steadville, located in Ladysmith, was allegedly shot on his way to buy a prepaid electricity voucher. The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has lodged a complaint with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) after a man was allegedly shot by police on his way to a local shop. The young man from Steadvill... See full details

  2. ‘Inhumane conditions’ for guards

    Date: 21 Apr 2020
    Allegations of ‘prison-like’ accommodation in Lonehill SECURITY guards working as essential staff for a Joburg-based company under Covid-19 regulations have lamented the inhuman conditions they are subjected to after long night shifts. Fidelity security guards in Lonehill yesterday claimed to be sle... See full details

  3. 17 staff, six doctors at facility self-isolate

    Date: 21 Apr 2020
    THE Life Healthcare Group says 17 staff members and six doctors from the Life Eugene Marais Hospital in Pretoria who were exposed to the coronavirus are isolating at home. General manager for emergency medicine at Life Healthcare Dr Charl van Loggerenberg said the exposed staff members were following guidelines as per th... See full details

  4. EFF calls DA’s request for unbanning alcohol ‘a conspiracy for mass murder’

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    The party says it can only be the DA’s racist disregard of black communities that leads it to campaign on such a murderous agenda. The Econonic Freedom Fighters (EFF) called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to dismiss the Democratic Alliance’s (DA) “murderous proposal to resume the sale of alcohol during weekends&rdquo... See full details

  5. De Lille urges auditor-general to investigate SA-Zim border fence procurement process

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    Last week, it was reported that the border was vandalised and poles were allegedly stolen. Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure Patricia de Lille requested the auditor-general of South Africa to audit the Beitbridge Border Fence procurement process on Tuesday. “I have written to the auditor-general of South Afri... See full details

  6. DA North West wants health MEC to intervene at ‘unhygienic’ Tshepong Hospital

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    The party says patients were in forced isolation while the hospital did not have clean running water. The Democratic Alliance (DA) in North West called for department of health MEC Madoda Sambatha to intervene at Tshepong Hospital in Klerksdorp due to its unhygienic conditions despite being a Covid-19 designated point. This ... See full details

  7. Parliament concerned over alleged evictions by municipalities

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    The evictions are allegedly carried out by municipalities in Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town. Parliament’s chairperson of the portfolio committee on human settlements, water and sanitation, Machwene Semenya, raised concerns over alleged evictions carried out by municipalities in Durban, Lawley in Johannesburg, and in Cape Town. Semenya said the evictions were ... See full details

  8. Corruption Watch says criminal police officers are guilty of ‘treason’

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    Image: iStock Police Minister Bheki Cele over the weekend condemned ‘acts of criminality by this small percentage... See full details

  9. Public protector-convened meeting ‘did not violate lockdown’, says spokesman

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Public-Protector-Online.jpg" alt="Public protector-convened meeting... See full details

  10. Covid-19 food parcel scandals

    Date: 20 Apr 2020
    Some councils allegedly paying suppliers R1 200 for a bag GREED, theft, corruption and favouritism has tainted the government&rsquo;s efforts to provide food to feed indigent families affected by the lockdown. The fraudulent activities have also compromised the livelihood of the poor families that the food was ... See full details

  11. Suspended Welkom mayor causes more anger after ‘leave of absence’ letter leaks

    Date: 19 Apr 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ANC-.JPG-twitter-1-571x418.png" alt="Suspended Welkom mayor ca... See full details

  12. DA wants Cele investigated for his ‘reckless comments’

    Date: 19 Apr 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/49384156881_d53bdaecf6_c-625x418.jpg" alt="DA wants Cele investigated for his &lsquo;reckless comments&rsquo... See full details

  13. Zuma says ‘bring on my trial’ as he appoints Eric Mabuza and fires Daniel Mantsha

    Date: 19 Apr 2020
    The former president has tried to dispel the notion that he doesn&rsquo;t want his day in court, and is now saying he is welcoming the chance to inform SA on who really benefited from the arms deal. Former president Jacob Zuma has fired Daniel Mantsha as his attorney and appointed well-known lawyer Eric Mabuza from Mabuza Attorneys ... See full details

  14. Mkhize: People are still behaving in a far too risky way at funerals

    Date: 18 Apr 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/iStock-155911571-629x418.jpg" alt="Mkhize: People are still behaving in a far too risky way at ... See full details

  15. ANC Chief Whip in Eastern Cape chased and caught driving under the influence

    Date: 18 Apr 2020
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/crime.handcuffs-Large-418x418.jpg" alt="ANC Chief Whip in Eastern Cape chased a... See full details

  16. Distressed callers express Covid-19 fears to Lifeline SA

    Date: 18 Apr 2020
    LIFELINE South Africa has seen up to a 500% increase in calls from distressed and troubled individuals since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country. The national telephone counselling centre, with regional branches in cities across the country, said the spike in requests for assistance for a range of psychological and emotional issues occu... See full details

  17. ‘We are starving. We are hungry’

    Date: 18 Apr 2020
    Lockdown hunger is driving vulnerablepeople across SA to desperation THE calls to the Gift of the Givers emergency and counselling toll-free lines are flooded with virtually one request: &ldquo;Where can we get food? We are starving. We are hungry.&rdquo; The callers are from every corner of South Africa,... See full details

  18. Testimony at Zondo commission postponed during lockdown

    Date: 17 Apr 2020
    The commission says in due course it will notify witnesses of the new dates when they will be required to testify. The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has announced that testimony that was expected to be heard during the lockdown period has been postponed until further notice.</... See full details

  19. DA Northern Cape calls for councillor to be charged for alleged food parcel theft

    Date: 17 Apr 2020
    The party says Leerkans community members reported the councillor and committee members in question to the police. The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Northern Cape has called on the Dawid Kruiper Municipality to take criminal action against the Ward 14 councillor and committee members accused of stealing food parcels in Leerkans. ... See full details

  20. Cyril faces liquor war as owners take him on

    Date: 17 Apr 2020
    President to respond to request for relaxed regulations today A MAJOR showdown is looming between President Cyril Ramaphosa and tavern and shebeen owners in Gauteng after the government&rsquo;s new lockdown regulation banning the transportation of alcoholic beverages for the next two weeks. The new and added... See full details

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