Best of City Press: Mabuza targeted, Hlaudi's R1.1m Bosasa bailout, and Maimane eyes WC premier position

2018-09-16 18:41
Deputy President David Mabuza (File, Tebogo Letsie)

Deputy President David Mabuza (File, Tebogo Letsie)

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In case you missed it, here are some of the best-read stories from City Press on Sunday, 16 September.

Mabuza targeted by opponents within ANC

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s bitter opponents within the ANC are aiming their guns at his deputy, David Mabuza, and are working to prevent him from returning to his post after next year’s elections.

Senior sources in the ANC told City Press that work was under way to ensure that Mabuza did not get the number two position on the electoral list when the party concludes the list process, which starts now and will end in December.

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Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s R1.1m Bosasa bailout

Former SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng turned to corruption-accused company Bosasa when he needed cash to pay his lawyers after he was axed from the public broadcaster last year.

Motsoeneng, once the SABC’s chief operating officer, racked up a R1.1 million legal bill in his failed defence of a disciplinary hearing last year, and new evidence shows Bosasa may have picked up the tab.

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Maimane wants to be Western Cape premier

DA leader Mmusi Maimane will have to steel himself against a barrage of criticism as plans to announce him as the premier candidate for the Western Cape get under way.

Some within the party are furious at the eleventh-hour move by the party leader to stand for the top job in the only province where the DA governs.

Frontrunners who had already gone through the selection process included MP David Maynier, MEC for economic opportunities Alan Winde as well as MEC for Human Settlements and DA provincial leader Bonginkosi Madikizela.

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Mondli Makhanya: The fly in the ointment

With the sunny seasons now upon us, we’ll have to deal with that perennial problem of irritating flies buzzing about.

They will be hovering above our food and drink, and landing on our clothes uninvited. They make meals unappetising and bother you even when you are clean. These things are just everywhere. In fact, scientists estimate that, for every human on Earth, there are 17 million flies.

The fly problem is not confined to unhygienic surrounds, as some wrongly believe. In some of Europe’s coolest pavement cafes and fine dining outlets, restaurateurs have to put measures in place to keep the dreaded things away.

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Simnikiwe Xabanisa: Handré and Elton complete each other

The Springboks’ upset win over the peerless All Blacks in Wellington yesterday did a little more than just infuse the visitors – and the rest of the world – with the belief that the Brazil of rugby can be beaten, it went a long way towards settling a debate that has vexed rugby-minded South Africans.

Who to play at flyhalf between Elton Jantjies and Handré Pollard is an argument that has polarised South Africans for a while now, our preferences too often informed by the lowest common denominator of whether we’re black or white as opposed to for rugby reasons.

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Read more on:    bosasa  |  da  |  anc  |  sabc  |  hlaudi motsoeneng  |  david mabuza  |  mmusi maimane  |  elton jantjies  |  handre pollard  |  cape town  |  johannesburg  |  corruption  |  governance  |  politics

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