8 Quotes: Opposition leaders at their worst

2014-03-27 20:13

Every SA politician has made a gaffe – be it taking on journalists, the ruling party or during a humorous moment in Parliament.

Political parties make big election promises

2014-02-24 08:40

The election season is now in full swing as both the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters launched their manifestos at the weekend while Agang SA and the ACDP also did some electioneering.

Opposition: What SA was Zuma talking about?

2014-02-14 13:41

Opposition leaders have harsh words for President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address, while members of his party and Cabinet heaped praise on their leader.

Meshoe slams Tutu over 'homophobic God'

2013-07-31 08:41

ACDP leader Rev Kenneth Meshoe has criticised Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for his "homophobic God" statement, saying he should "keep his unbelief to himself".

Africa to foot bill for interim military

2013-06-19 22:34

Africa will not rely on funds from former colonial powers to support the establishment of an interim rapid reaction force to respond to coups on the continent, President Jacob Zuma says.

ANC: Circumcisions 'a cash cow'

2013-05-29 20:27

Individuals have turned the cultural practice of initiation schools into a cash cow, ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga says.

Act on rape, MPs tell Zuma

2013-02-20 22:14

The second day of debate in the National Assembly on the State of the Nation address has featured urgent calls for President Jacob Zuma to act on rape and similar abuse.

ACDP 'jumping gun' on holidays

2012-11-12 22:06

The commission for the protection and promotion of cultural, religious and linguistic communities has accused the ACDP of jumping the gun on Christian holidays.

No confidence in Zuma motion tabled in Parly

2012-11-08 14:36

Leader of the opposition in Parliament, Lindiwe Mazibuko, has tabled a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma on behalf of opposition parties.

Opposition parties unite against corruption

2012-09-28 21:06

Opposition parties have set up a coalition against corruption in Durban, urging voters to resist the protection of state information bill.

Cele latest high-profile lease saga victim

2012-06-12 22:55

Bheki Cele has become the latest high profile casualty of the police lease saga, after two previous public works ministers were also axed by President Zuma.

More support for Mogoeng

2012-03-19 17:31

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng should actually have invited the whole Cabinet and Parliament to the John Maxwell leadership seminar, says the ACDP.

Journey goes on for Daily Sun

2011-09-13 13:14

The Daily Sun's editor-in-chief Themba Khumalo says the tabloid's late founder, Deon du Plessis, has moved to a vantage point where he can watch over the heritage and legacy he left.

ACDP welcomes apparent JSC decision

2011-09-05 17:02

The African Christian Democratic Party has welcomed the Judicial Service Commission's apparent endorsement of Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng as the next chief justice.

Meshoe: Repent for blasphemy, Zuma

2011-02-16 21:56

Say you're sorry for your blasphemy, African Christian Democratic Party leader Kenneth Meshoe has told President Jacob Zuma, referring to Zuma's claim that ANC membership is the only ticket to heaven.

Gbagbo lawful president of I Coast: ACDP

2011-01-20 15:21

Laurent Gbagbo is the lawful president of the Ivory Coast and attempts to remove him are a "travesty of justice", says ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe.

Mixed reaction to Cabinet reshuffle

2010-11-01 14:22

Reaction to President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle, which saw seven ministers axed, has ranged from "decisive" to "disingenuous".

ACDP: Zuma needs sex addict help

2010-03-18 22:42

The ACDP has urged President Jacob Zuma to seek counselling and sex addiction therapy because he has a problem "similar" to Tiger Woods.

Opposition critical of speech

2010-02-11 22:39

President Jacob Zuma's second State of the Nation speech has found little favour with most opposition party leaders.

'Decentralise 10111'

2009-12-15 12:11

The police's emergency number should be decentralised in order for citizens to have direct access to stations during emergencies, the ACDP says.


Start talking about replacing govt - ACDP

2014-03-21 21:19

South Africa needed to stop talking about a strong opposition and rather start talking about replacing government, the ACDP says.

ACDP to address SA's challenges - Meshoe

2014-02-22 20:01

The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) promises to address poverty, unemployment, inequality, crime, sub-standard education and healthcare through its policies, its president Kenneth Meshoe said on Saturday.

Protesters' killings barbaric - SACP

2014-01-30 22:15

The shooting of two protesters, allegedly by police, in Relela, Limpopo, is an act of barbarism and savagery, the SA Communist Party says.

Meshoe leaves Parly to campaign for 2014

2013-06-20 17:26

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe will leave Parliament for a while to do fundraising and campaigning for next year's elections, he has announced.

Meshoe to remain leader of ACDP

2013-06-13 20:22

ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe plans to "temporarily" step down as an MP, but will not be resigning, leaving politics, or permanently giving up his position in the party, he says.

ANC welcomes CAR troop withdrawal

2013-04-04 18:47

The African National Congress has welcomed the government's decision to withdraw South African soldiers from the Central African Republic.

Zuma leaves opposition 'uninspired'

2013-02-15 07:08

Opposition parties have been left unimpressed with President Jacob Zuma's State-of-the-Nation speech.

Hands off Christmas, protesters say

2012-11-10 22:12

A group of Christian demonstrators has handed over a memorandum to Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor to oppose a proposal to remove Good Friday and Christmas as public holidays.

Respect for life has been lost - Meshoe

2012-10-16 16:45

Shooting at a person in full view of police and television cameras is an indication that respect for life and fear of the police has been lost, the African Christian Democratic Party says.

ANC land, nationalisation policy slammed

2012-07-28 22:32

The lack of clarity on the ANC's policy on nationalisation and land reform are a stumbling block to economic growth, the ACDP says.

Billions lost to corrupt state - ACDP

2012-03-31 14:40

Around R30bn is lost each year as a result of fraud and corruption at government level, the African Christian Democratic Party says

Zuma's comments perfectly sound - ANC

2011-12-21 20:19

President Jacob Zuma's comments about the advent of Christianity in South Africa are "perfectly sound", ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga says.

Mogoeng vows to uphold Constitution

2011-09-08 20:32

Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng has vowed to uphold and protect the Constitution as the newly-appointed chief justice, and thanked the president for his confidence in him.

Silence on xenophobia is a sin: ACDP

2011-05-06 13:39

Christians who remain silent in the face of xenophobia are guilty of a sin of omission, says the African Christian Democratic Party.

Vote for opposition is 'hell', says Zuma

2011-02-05 16:17

President Jacob Zuma has come under fire for saying that people who opt to vote for opposition parties choose what he termed "hell", the SABC has reported.

Gbagbo 'lawful leader' of Ivory Coast

2011-01-20 13:36

Laurent Gbagbo is the lawful president of the Ivory Coast and attempts to remove him are a “travesty of justice”, South Africa's ACDP leader says.

Mbeki could have been shot - ACDP

2010-09-17 18:51

Thabo Mbeki could have been shot by a heckler who came within metres of the former president, the African Christian Democratic Party says.

Speak on Eskom-ANC link - ACDP

2010-02-15 20:09

The ACDP has called on President Jacob Zuma to respond to reports that the ANC stands to reap billions from Eskom's proposed tariff increases.

Parly evening opening 'costly'

2010-01-19 16:02

The decision to hold this year's official opening of Parliament in the evening will be a very costly break with tradition, ACDP leader Kenneth Meshoe has warned.

ACDP quits Cape Town coalition

2009-06-11 14:01

The ACDP has withdrawn from the Cape Town multiparty coalition, accusing the DA of "bad faith" and discarding the party when it was no longer needed.

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