Best of City Press: Sunday January 14

2018-01-14 18:37


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In case you missed it, here are the highlights from Sunday's City Press.

ANC NEC in fresh bid to oust Zuma

President Jacob Zuma's state capture inquiry concession has offered only a brief reprieve from his imminent removal, as a fresh onslaught is expected when the ANC national executive committee (NEC) meets this week.

Zuma is coming under increasing pressure. He was booed five times at the ANC's 106th anniversary celebrations in East London on Saturday.

Discussion about Zuma's continued stay at the Union Buildings is set to return to the agenda at the NEC's lekgotla, following a late-night caucus on Tuesday, which resolved not to push ahead with his removal before the ANC's anniversary celebrations.

Read the full story here

Spurned wife spills the beans on Transnet web of corruption

A spurned wife has made damning claims about an alleged web of corruption at one of South Africa’s largest parastatals, detailing luxurious holidays to New York, Dubai, France and the Bahamas – paid for with wads of cash her husband allegedly received in kickbacks from lawyers and suppliers.

The allegations were made in a 17-page affidavit accompanied by 157 pages of annexures, which include hotel receipts, emails, photographs and bank statements she religiously kept.

It was deposed with a prosecutor at the National Prosecuting Authority in Pretoria, and is also being investigated by the Hawks.

It states that she escaped an attempt on her life after she threatened to expose her husband.

Read more here

The worst school in SA

Parents of children at Isivivane Senior Secondary School is in the Chris Hani West education district, near Queenstown, where all the matrics failed their final exams last year – are livid that the department of basic education is contemplating closing it down.

All 17 pupils who wrote matric failed.

Read more here

Analysis: Welcome to the real world, DA

The DA has been pretending that it is immune to the vicious contestations that take place in other parties, particularly in the ANC.

Its transitions and electoral contests were supposedly done in an orderly but dignified manner, outsiders were led to believe.

But two recent contests have blown that myth wide open, writes Mondli Makhanya.

Read his column here

Steinhoff meltdown keeps going

A potential shareholder class action suit has allegedly already recruited “a considerable number of investors by any measure”, including South Africans.

European Investors and Dutch Investors’ Association (VEB) are groups that pursue class actions against companies on behalf of allegedly wronged shareholders in return for 9% of whatever they win.

They have already signed up South African shareholders in addition to European ones.

Read more here

Chicco Twala: Brenda Fassie is mine

Sello “Chicco” Twala is putting his foot down, vowing that a planned biopic about Brenda Fassie will not go ahead without his blessing.

The songwriter and producer claims he has all the rights to her music, which he produced and wrote, and is taking legal action to stop the release of any film made about her life.

“Without the music I wrote and produced for Brenda, there will be no movie. This movie is not going to happen.”

Read more here

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