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  1. Presidential perks unlikely to be affected

    Date: 30 Jun 2021
    THE Constitutional Court’s scathing judgment condemning former president Jacob Zuma to 15 months’ imprisonment for contempt of court is unlikely to lead to him losing his presidential perks. Speaking at the Defend Our Democracy campaign’s briefing following the Concourt’s ju... See full details

  2. Public protector clears Lesufi’s name in R30 million tender probe

    Date: 30 Jun 2021
    Lesufi was accused by Anton Alberts of the Freedom Front Plus of influencing the awarding of a tender to IN2IT Technologies. Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi’s name has been cleared in the controversial R30 million tender he was believed to have influenced in back in 2020. This was revealed by the Deputy Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka on Wednesday during the... See full details

  3. SAB to fight booze ban in urgent court application

    Date: 30 Jun 2021
    SAB says it is taking the government to court in order to protect jobs and livelihoods in the sector. Finds support from traders body. South African Breweries (SAB) announced on Wednesday it would pursue urgent legal action in a bid to challenge the government’s fourth ban of alcohol sales for on-site and off-site consumption. President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday p... See full details

  4. Cwele denies claims he wanted to stop SSA’s Gupta probe (Part 1)

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    The former State Security minister argued that at no stage did he ever say or suggest the SSA must stop the investigation. Former State Security minister Siyabonga Cwele testified at the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture for the first time on Tuesday and dismissed claims he sought to stop the State Security Agency’s (SSA’s) investigation into the contro... See full details

  5. Cwele denies claims he wanted to stop SSA’s Gupta probe (Part 2)

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    B/Fwd fm Part 1  History It was alleged that Cwele had opposed the investigation, saying it was not pursued bona fide, but was rather be... See full details

  6. Zuma contempt case: Cele says police will act on ConCourt ruling

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    ANC will discuss the court ruling during NEC meeting this weekend. Police Minister Bheki Cele says the South African Police Service (SAPS) would not hesitate to arrest former president Jacob Zuma for contempt of court should he fail to abide by the Constitutional Court&rsquo;s (ConCourt) order on Tuesday. The highest court in the land delivered a scathing <a href="https... See full details

  7. Ex-West Rand municipal officials granted bail in R400m VBS corruption case

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    The case was postponed to 22 October 2021 for pre-trial proceedings. Three former senior officials of the West Rand district municipality on Tuesday briefly appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court for corruption involving about R400 million. The trio were <a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/2549890/former-west-rand-municipality-execs-arrested-over-v... See full details

  8. IFP calls for calm as countdown to Zuma’s sentence begins

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    The IFP has welcomed the 15 month sentence and hailed it as a victory for the Constitution and rule of law. The Inkatha Freedom Party has cautioned supporters of former President Jacob Zuma against defying the landmark ruling by the Constitutional Court on Tuesday. The <a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/breaking-news/2550071/concourt-finds-jacob-zuma-guilt... See full details

  9. Man charged with murder for killing colleague with grinder

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    An argument broke out between the two when the suspect accused the victim of stealing his cellphone. A 36-year-old man is expected to appear in the Kwamhlanga Magistrate&rsquo;s Court today on a charge of murder. This is after he allegedly killed his colleague with an electric grinder at Magodongo Moloto in KwaMhlanga on Sunday. According to <a href="https://www... See full details

  10. Zuma guilty of contempt: Seven scathing quotes from ConCourt’s majority ruling

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    Court rules a suspended sentence would serve no purpose. Zuma has five days to present himself to the police to begin his 15-month jail term. In&nbsp;an unprecedented judgment, the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Tuesday found former president Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 15 months imprisonment. Zuma now has <a href="https://citizen.co.... See full details

  11. Zuma will hand himself in at Nkandla police station, daughter confirms

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    The Constitutional Court on Tuesday found Zuma guilty of contempt of court and he was sentenced to 15 months in jail. Jacob Zuma&rsquo;s daughter Dudu Zuma-Sambudla says her father is &ldquo;in high spirits&rdquo; and &ldquo;has no fear&rdquo; after the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) found the defiant former president guilty of contempt of court. ALSO READ: <a ... See full details

  12. Alcohol industry demands scientific evidence justifying alcohol ban

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    According to Salba, SA is the only country out of the 80 ravaged by the Delta variant to ban alcohol sales to curb the spread of Covid-19. The South African Liquor Brand Owners (Salba) has written to the Chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Council (MAC) Koleka Mlisana demanding scientific evidence<a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/covid-19/2549166/liquor-traders-warn-lates... See full details

  13. Zuma gets 15 months for contempt of court

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    The former president previously said&nbsp;he didn't fear being imprisoned. The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Tuesday found former president Jacob Zuma guilty of contempt of court. Justice Sisi Khampepe, the acting chief justice, delivered the unprecedented majority judgment, saying there could be no doubt Zuma was in contempt of court. &ldquo;Never before h... See full details

  14. WATCH LIVE: Ex-State Security minister Cwele in the spotlight at Zondo

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    Siyabonga Cwele will give evidence relating to the State Security Agency while Norma Mngoma will be cross-examined by her former husband. Former State Security minister Siyabonga Cwele is due to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture on Tuesday ... See full details

  15. WATCH LIVE: ConCourt to rule on Zuma’s contempt of court case

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    Contempt of court proceedings were heard unopposed after former president made&nbsp;no submissions. It&rsquo;s D-Day for Jacob Zuma as the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) is to hand down its ruling on Tuesday on whether the former president is guilty of contempt of court. Proceedings are expected to start at 10am. ALSO READ: <a href="https://citizen.co.z... See full details

  16. Will Jacob Zuma ‘become a prisoner of the Constitutional Court’?

    Date: 29 Jun 2021
    Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, for the commission, has argued against giving Zuma a fine or a suspended sentence. D-Day has arrived for former president Jacob Zuma, with a ruling on his contempt of court case finally expected today. In March, the Constitutional Court heard an application from the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture to have Zuma held in contempt over... See full details

  17. WATCH LIVE: Jam-packed Zondo commission starts with testimony from Zizi Kodwa

    Date: 28 Jun 2021
    The commission will also hear evidence from former Eskom executive Prisotham Govender, and commission investigator Lance Poon. The Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture will on Monday be hearing three testimonies.&nbsp; Former ANC spokesperson Zizi Kodwa is up first, from 10am, fol... See full details

  18. Durban radio station robbed live on air

    Date: 26 Jun 2021
    Multiple items were stolen as the suspect's forced entry into the premises holding up the presenters. Radio presenters in the Umhlanga Ridge area were left shaken on Friday evening after an armed robbery at the station&rsquo;s premises. In a statement, the <a href="https://citizen.co.za/news/2514147/kzn-police-arrest-motorist-with-heroin-worth-more-than-r1m/" target="_b... See full details

  19. ‘Dishonest and vindictive’: ANC lawyers slam Magashule

    Date: 26 Jun 2021
    The ANC&rsquo;s lawyers pull no punches in slamming suspended secretary-general Ace Magashule in the High Court in Johannesburg. The ANC&rsquo;s lawyers came out guns blazing for Ace Magashule in the High Court in Johannesburg yesterday. They described the challenge the party&rsquo;s suspended secretary-general has mounted to his recent suspension as &ldquo;extraordina... See full details

  20. Zim rendition case to cost public millions

    Date: 25 Jun 2021
    MILLIONS of rand are on the verge of being paid out from the public coffers in damages to a Musina, Limpopo, man who was abducted by local police and handed over to their Zimbabwean counterparts. Tshifhiwa Murema was a victim of a rendition in 2010. Not only was he extradited illegally, Murema also... See full details

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