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  1. WATCH: Malema threatens to ‘kill’ MP in Pan African parliament

    Date: 27 May 2021
    Chaos broke out on the fourth day of the Pan African Parliament sitting in Midrand on Thursday, leading to EFF leader Julius Malema threatening to kill a fellow MP. The African leaders met to present and discuss the African Union’s theme for 2021 of Arts, culture and heritage. Acting president and presiding officer Fortune Charumbira announced there had been a cas... See full details

  2. Ramaphosa won’t be testifying at Zondo commission next week

    Date: 27 May 2021
    The commission said 'further information will be communicated in due course'. ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa at the state capture commission in Braamfontein. Picture: Neil McCartney President Cyril Ramaphosa will no longer be testifying at the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture on Monday. ALSO READ: <a hre... See full details

  3. No decision at Cabinet level on scrapping Gauteng e-tolls – Ntshavheni

    Date: 27 May 2021
    The minister says MEC Mamabolo was reiterating the Gauteng provincial government's position on e-tolls. Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the Cabinet has not taken a decision on the scrapping of e-tolls in Gauteng province. This is after<a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/breaking-news/2503311/decision-taken-to-scrap-e-tolls-in-gauteng-says... See full details

  4. The commission will also see a return to hear more Transnet-related evidence from former minister of public enterprises Malusi Gigaba.

    Date: 27 May 2021
    Former Transnet chief financial officer Anoj Singh is again testifying before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud on Thursday.&nbsp; Singh told commission chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo during his testimony in March he had four safety vaults for his family members... See full details

  5. SIU to freeze accounts of decontamination companies contracted by Gauteng education dept

    Date: 27 May 2021
    Over R400 million had been spent on decontamination in just three months, most of which was unnecessary, the SIU said. &nbsp; The Special Investigative Unit (SIU) announced on Thursday that it has been granted a preservation order to freeze 14 accounts of service providers contracted by the Gauteng Department of Education to decontaminate schools to the tune of R431 million. The... See full details

  6. Zweli Mkhize denies friendship with aides who irregularly scored multimillion rand gvt contracts

    Date: 27 May 2021
    "I do not regard any of these individuals as personal friends I have worked with them in the ordinary course of my political or official duties and this is not unusual." Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday changed tune and denied friendship with long time aides who scored irregularly on multimillion rand worth of governments contracts. Former personal spokesperson of Mkhiz... See full details

  7. Midrand pangolin poaching case delayed

    Date: 26 May 2021
    The vet says Olivia, underweight when rescued, is responding well to medical treatment and feeding. Olivia the pangolin&rsquo;s alleged poachers will have to remain behind bars until June after their case was postponed. The pangolin pulled through the weekend and was in a stable condition after being rescued from three alleged poachers at a Shell garage on the N1 road in Midrand... See full details

  8. Moyane’s startling Sars claims at Zondo commission

    Date: 26 May 2021
    Moyane said the Sars commissioner post was advertised in 2013, with Zuma informing him of his intention to appoint him, should the ANC win the 2014 elections. Asked on Wednesday whether he read the scathing 2018 Nugent Commission of Inquiry report on the SA Revenue Service (Sars) while he was at the helm of the tax receiver, former commissioner Tom Moyane made the startling admission he... See full details

  9. Bishop Makamu out on R2000 bail after rape arrest

    Date: 26 May 2021
    The beleaguered pastor has been in the spotlight recently due to his appearance on TV show, AmaBishop,&nbsp;where he attempted to explain the relationship between him and his congregants. Bishop Israel Makamu has been released on R2000 bail by the Palm Ridge Magistrate&rsquo;s Court after being arrested for sexual assault earlier on Wednesday. Makamu was arrested after a former ... See full details

  10. Jacob Zuma’s arms deal corruption trial postponed to July

    Date: 26 May 2021
    Zuma also wants the high court to acquit him of all charges in the event his application to remove Downer succeeds. The Pietermaritzburg High Court on Wednesday postponed the fraud and corruption trial of former president Jacob Zuma and French arms manufacturer Thales to 19 July 2021. Judge Piet Koen ordered this will be for the adjudication of Zuma&rsquo;s special plea to remov... See full details

  11. ‘Gordhan made his problems with Zuma my business’ – Tom Moyane

    Date: 26 May 2021
    Moyane tells Zondo commission it was 'very odd' to him that his legal team was given such limited time to cross-examine Gordhan. Former South African Revenue Service (Sars) commissioner Tom Moyane again accused Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan of petty jealousy, racism and making &ldquo;his problems with the former president Jacob Zuma his business&rdquo;. He was makin... See full details

  12. Woman freed on R2 000 bail after ’fake hijacking’

    Date: 25 May 2021
    THE 29-year-old Gauteng woman who was arrested for the fake hijacking and kidnapping saga which played out on social media has been released on R2 000 bail at the Protea Magistrate&rsquo;s Court in Soweto. The woman, whose real name is officially Phindile Kunene and not Simphiwe Manzini Mntimande, ... See full details

  13. Zuma-Thales arms deal case kicks off today

    Date: 25 May 2021
    The charges against Zuma and Thales are expected to be put to them in court today and they, to tender pleas of either guilty or not guilty. Pietermaritzburg &ndash; It&rsquo;s D-Day for Jacob Zuma, whose corruption trial is finally set to kick off today. Zuma is due back in the dock of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg this morning alongside his co-accused, French... See full details

  14. Ace’s woes about to worsen as ANC mulls more charges

    Date: 25 May 2021
    Magashule and others appeared at the Pietermaritzburg High Court last week in support of former president Jacob Zuma. Suspended ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule could be in line to face disciplinary charges. ALSO READ: <a class="post-anchor" href="https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/politics/2498508/magashules-nemesis-dukwana-named-as-free-state-anc-convenor/" tar... See full details

  15. Myeni relents and agrees to cooperate with Zondo commission

    Date: 25 May 2021
    Before giving evidence, Myeni gave an impassioned opening speech to Justice Zondo, saying she had been raked over the coals and labelled 'isigebengu' (thief). Dudu Myeni, former chairperson of SAA, is now willing to answer questions put to her by the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture. In a previous appearance at the commission, the <a href="https://citizen.... See full details

  16. Zandile Gumede among 12 ANC KZN members to step aside

    Date: 25 May 2021
    The affected ANC members can still be nominated for leadership positions within the party. The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday confirmed that 12 members of the party affected by its step-aside resolution, including former eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede, have taken a break from their positions in the party. ANC KZN secretary Mdumiseni Ntuli confirmed this at a press briefing by t... See full details

  17. Pule murder accused to be transferred to Johannesburg Prison

    Date: 25 May 2021
    Ntuthuko Shoba claimed he had been made aware of death threats on his life from the man he allegedly hired to kill Pule. The Roodepoort Magistrate&rsquo;s Court on Tuesday ruled that the alleged mastermind behind the killing of Tshegofatso Pule will be transferred to Johannesburg Prison. This was after Ntuthuko Shoba, 32, lodged an application to be kept in custody at the Kruger... See full details

  18. Dudu Myeni ordered to appear before Zondo by 2pm or else…

    Date: 25 May 2021
    Dudu Myeni ordered to appear before Zondo by 2pm or else&hellip; Zondo says that a criminal charge would be laid even if Myeni makes herself available to testify. Former SAA board chairperson Dudu Myeni has been ordered to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture around 2pm on T... See full details

  19. Police station commander gunned down in ambush

    Date: 25 May 2021
    White bakkie with heavily armed men stopped and immediately opened fire on officer's car. Police have confirmed a local station commander near Durban was killed just a day after another police ambush that saw an office killed and another injured in Randburg on Monday. Colonel Jabulani Ndawonde from the Ndwedwe police station was attacked at the Bhamshela taxi rank on Monday nigh... See full details

  20. Masuku not quite vindicated yet, says SIU

    Date: 23 May 2021
    The SIU said that if Masuku had checked his emails, he could have stopped the multi-million rand PPE scandal from happening. An elated former Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku said in a statement on Saturday that he was <a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/2495693/masuku-diko-cleared-of-ppe-corruption-charges/" target="_bl... See full details

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