City Press #ICYMI: Plot to oust Mbaks, SAA to dump routes

2017-08-27 19:26
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula address the media on Mduduzi Manana. (Jan Gerber, News24)

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula address the media on Mduduzi Manana. (Jan Gerber, News24)

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Secret plot to oust Mbaks

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula is embroiled in a war against rogue police spies who have threatened his life, as well as the lives of his family.

City Press is in possession of a report of a registered undercover operation called Project Wonder, which involves rogue agents and officers from the police’s crime intelligence unit, Hawks and the SA Police Service (SAPS).

The report details illegal cellphone taps on five ministers, how evidence was to be planted against Mbalula in an attempt to get him fired, and a plan to use “young women” to “trap” him and his senior staff.

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SAA to dump routes

National carrier SAA is dumping routes, reducing flights and getting rid of some of its airplanes – all in a desperate bid to stay aloft.

Sources familiar with the plan to try to rescue the airline have told City Press’ sister newspaper, Rapport, that:

• The airline will reduce flights on its profitable Johannesburg-Cape Town route by more than a third;

• It plans to cancel all flights to Port Elizabeth and East London, as well as flights to all central African destinations;

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Minister’s friend accused of raping young woman

Businessman Sazi Fakude, a close companion of Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu, has been accused of raping a young woman he allegedly abducted from a Sandton nightclub.

The 25-year-old student alleged she was raped by Fakude in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police confirmed a rape complaint was opened.

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Zuma's legal woes can't be ignored

President Jacob Zuma’s battle with the law is the leitmotif of South Africa’s second decade of democracy. It has laid waste to democratic institutions, transfixed outraged critics and, most worrying of all, has given rise to a sentiment of futility and helplessness in the public, a kind of “Zuma fatigue”.

The ANC is tired of talking about Zuma, and the public is tired of its tiredness. But somehow, Zuma continues to defy political gravity, writes Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh.

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Nakhane Touré reacts to death threats over new movie

"Guys, Nakhane and others in that movie must be killed,” reads one of the messages.

“Please boy come and sing here in cape town...we will organise you a stadium with two car tyres and petrol and also matches...or should we come for you...? (sic)” reads another.

As the Xhosa king threatens to interdict any screenings of Inxeba (The Wound), the internationally acclaimed gay love triangle film set in the mountain during initiation, Xhosa men in particular have been relentlessly attacking the lead actor and other cast members.

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