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  1. Military veterans back those Zuma accused of spying

    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    Zuma’s conduct seemingly followed a particular behavioural pattern, which was ‘characterised by a worrying inclination to lie to save his own skin’.Military veterans back those Zuma accused of spying The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association national council (MKMVA-NC) has come out in full support of Gene... See full details

  2. Zuma fans flames in the ANC with ‘spy’ allegations

    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    Day 2 of former President, Jacob Zumas testimony at the State Capture Commision in Parktown, 16 July 2019. Picture Neil McCartney <... See full details

  3. Inside the chilling world of SA hitmen

    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    Criminal expert says gunmen are on standby charging from R50 000 up to R1m A CRIMINAL expert has revealed that hitman for hire are readily available for between R50 000 and R1 million in the dangerous South African underworld. Speaking just a day after former soccer star Marc Batchelor was killed in a suspected... See full details

  4. PIC’s losses with Steinhoff ‘regrettable’

    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    FORMER head of Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Dr Dan Matjila has lamented the PIC&rsquo;s investment with global retail company Steinhoff, saying the losses incurred in the deal were &ldquo;significant and regrettable&rdquo;. He added that he took full responsibility for them. Matjila said during his tenure at PIC, ... See full details

  5. Fatal shooting was ‘justifiable’ as worker endangered lives

    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    PETRUS Durant, the security guard on trial for killing a farmworker at Tarlton, near Krugersdorp, early last year, hopes that the court will rule that his decision to fire the fatal shot was justifiable. Masotsha Aaron Mutavhatsindi, 43, died near the informal settlement in which he resided after being shot in the head by Durant. The murder-accused Durant, 47, was chasing Mutavh... See full details

  6. Zuma denies damning evidence

    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    Ex-president can&rsquo;t recall important events in his nine-year tenure, says his life and his family were threatened FORMER president Jacob Zuma yesterday struggled to recall several key events of his nine-year tenure as the head of state. Zuma continued giving evidence at the commission of inquiry probing state capture, and deni... See full details

  7. President takes protector to court

    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    I bring this application as a last resort. It is solely a legal matter, not political Cyril Ramaphosa President of the Republic PRESIDENT Cyril Ramaphosa is going into legal battle with Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane at the end of the month over his alleged failure to discipline Publi... See full details

  8. Bid to increase NPA’s funding

    Date: 17 Jul 2019
    JUSTICE Minister Ronald Lamola will lobby Parliament to pressure the National Treasury to increase the funding of the prosecuting body. Lamola said yesterday that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) would have a budget shortfall of more than R121 million. Opposition parties warned in Parliament, during the d... See full details

  9. Cosatu threatens govt, business with court over acid mine water

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    <img class="img-responsive" src="https://citizen.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Tailings09.jpg" alt="Contaminated water at Snake Park in Soweto, 10 June 2019. Mine dumps are made up of crushed, sand-like by-product refuse material, known as tailings, produced during the mining process. Mine dumps are made up of a complex mixture of metals and dust particles. Dust exposure can be high for com... See full details

  10. Zuma’s allegations could see him facing jail time – analysts

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    Lying under oath is a serious offence and if his allegations at the Zondo commission are found to be untrue, he could face serious consequences. Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s allegations against former comrades and friends, while attempting to portray himself as the victim of a massive political conspiracy at the Commission of Inquiry into Sta... See full details

  11. Shocked fans flood social media after slaying of Mark Batchelor

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    The cordoned-off crime scene where Mark Batchelor was shot and killed in Market Street... See full details

  12. Police confirm ex-striker Mark Batchelor assassinated

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    A well-known former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana player has been gunned down in an apparent hit, Olivedale, Johannesburg... See full details

  13. Redi Tlhabi reacts to being named in Zuma’s state capture testimony

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    &nbsp; Redi Tlhabi: Picture: Twitter The journalist made light of the former president&rsquo;s testimony, appearing to have no knowledge of a movie the former president claims i... See full details

  14. Zuma drops the spy files

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    Accuses Johann Rupert of threatening to destabilise the economy if Pravin Gordhan was sacked as minister FORMER president Jacob Zuma yesterday told the commission of inquiry into state capture of a decades-long conspiracy to &ldquo;drive him from the scene&rdquo; using various methods including character assassination and numerous attempts on his life. Zuma also dropped a bombshell wh... See full details

  15. ‘We were surprised at being cited as second plaintiff’

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    ABEL Sithole, principal executive officer of the Government Employees Pension Funds (GEPF), revealed that it was only last week that he became aware they were &ldquo;slipped&rdquo; in as plaintiffs in the PIC&rsquo;s summons against AYO Technology Solutions. He was testifying at a commission of inquiry into alleged irreg... See full details

  16. Officials in hot water for doing business with state

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    HUNDREDS of public servants appear to have not heeded the instruction to stop doing business with the state. And in response to this contravention, the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has handed 20 names of officials to police, and they could soon be arrested. The department passed regulations proh... See full details

  17. Officials in hot water for doing business with state

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    HUNDREDS of public servants appear to have not heeded the instruction to stop doing business with the state. And in response to this contravention, the Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has handed 20 names of officials to police, and they could soon be arrested. The department passed regulations proh... See full details

  18. Ruling a reprieve for gun owners

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    IN a temporary reprieve for owners who need to have components of their firearms such as barrels replaced, the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, ordered that the SAPS may not issue a blank refusal of permission in this regard. Acting Judge Anthony Millar issued an interim interdict preventing the police from implementing its... See full details

  19. Plans for public service urgently being finalised

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    Senior staff will be urged to take early retirement in bid to trim numbers, cut wage bill PUBLIC Service and Administration (PSA) Minister Senzo Mchunu said government would urgently finalise the reconfiguration of government, which would include trimming the numbers of public servants and ease the burden on the public... See full details

  20. Claim Cele is abusing power

    Date: 16 Jul 2019
    Good intentions &hellip; being diluted by the obsession of trying to arrest the mayor at all costs Mzomuhle Dube Gumede supporters&rsquo; leader BACKERS and close confidantes of suspended eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede have accused police minister Bheki Cele of abusing his power in order to ensure ... See full details

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