Mbalula condemns Rustenburg violence

Rustenburg – Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula has condemned the violence that brought Rustenburg to a standstill on Wednesday afternoon and appealed with communities to work with police. “No matter how justified people might think they are, taking the law into their own hands does not make them different to […]

Gigaba: Youth should not only chase tenders

Cape Town – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has urged South African youth to make the most of the state’s Black Industrialists Programme, and come up with innovative business ideas instead of chasing tenders and shareholdings at established companies. Gigaba was speaking to the SABC on the sidelines of the Progressive […]

ANC asked not to remove Zuma

DURBAN – Non-profit organisation Transform RSA on Wednesday sent a legal letter to the African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee (NEC) which served as “an urgent warning” against any intentions of removing President Jacob Zuma from office. The ruling party has until Friday to respond to the letter, which […]

Duduzane meets with underworld figure

Cape Town – A photograph of suspected underworld boss Nafiz Modack, who is accused of extorting several nightclub owners as part of a forceful security takeover, and President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, has raised questions about the proximity of the country’s first family to Modack’s cabal. News24 understands the photograph, […]

ANC’s 106th: Ramaphosa’s push for unity continues

ANC leaders made much of unity at the party’s first-of-their-kind birthday celebrations on Monday, ahead of a meeting by the newly-elected national executive committee where the ousting of President Jacob Zuma is almost certain to be raised. With one of the most powerful leaders in the party behind this push, […]

Robert Mugabe’s sons face arrest for corruption and murder: Zimbabwe

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s sons Bellarmine Chatunga and Robert Junior, stepson Russell Goreraza and son-in-law Simba Chikore and leading political figures face imminent arrest after it emerged this week that the country’s anti-corruption commission was investigating an array of offences ranging from illegal gold trade, abuse of office, corruption […]

Nuclear button is on my desk

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has said he has a nuclear launch button on his desk at all times so the US “will never be able to start a war”. In a televised new year speech, he said the entire US was within range of North Korean nuclear weapons, adding: […]

George Weah elected Liberian president

Former football star George Weah has been elected as Liberia’s president. With nearly all ballots from Tuesday’s run-off vote counted, Mr Weah is well ahead of opponent Joseph Boakai with more than 60% of the vote. As news of Mr Weah’s victory emerged, his supporters began celebrating in the capital […]