#ICYMI: Trollip elected DA federal chair, Zuma goes to war, SA to host Africa's biggest gaming tournament

2018-04-08 22:00
Former president Jacob Zuma appears in the Durban High Court on April 6, 2018. Zuma's case was postponed until June 8, 2018. (Picture: Yeshiel Panchia/Pool)

Former president Jacob Zuma appears in the Durban High Court on April 6, 2018. Zuma's case was postponed until June 8, 2018. (Picture: Yeshiel Panchia/Pool)

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Athol Trollip re-elected as DA federal chairperson

The DA has elected Nelson Mandela Bay mayor Athol Trollip as its second in command at its federal congress which took place this weekend in Tshwane.

Trollip beat out close competitor Solly Msimanga, while lesser known Annelie Lotriet came in third.

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Zuma goes to war

Former president Jacob Zuma is planning a long, drawn-out battle to fight corruption charges – a battle that will take place inside the courts and on the streets.

But an increasingly dire financial situation could hamper the multipronged strategy that Zuma and his supporters launched this week. City Press learnt that up to R1m had to be hustled together this week to foot the bill for buses, posters and T-shirts. This bled the shoestring budget that had been put together.

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NPA after Nxasana for R158

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) wants its former head, Mxolisi Nxasana, to pay back the money. Not the R17m golden handshake he received when he left in 2015, but R158.

In a letter of demand, the NPA said if he did not pay back the amount, he would face legal action.

This amount, the NPA claims, was given to him as a travel allowance advance before he travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, in November 2014.

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SA to host biggest FIFA gaming tournament in Africa

Competitors are getting ready for the biggest FIFA gaming tournament ever to hit Africa, the VS Gaming Cup.

With 1 024 players, the tournament will be a qualifier for gamers to compete to represent South Africa at the massive Global Series Play-offs later this year. Ultimately, players are looking at a chance to compete in the eWorld Cup with its $200 000 (R2.3 million) first prize.

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Violence starts at the top

While the nation was absorbing the news of the passing of struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, a mob attacked a bus carrying miners who work at the Modikwa Platinum Mine in Sekhukhune. While most of the 39 miners on the bus jumped out of the windows and escaped with injuries, six were charred beyond recognition.

The Chamber of Mines’ spokesperson, Memory Johnstone, was so on point when she used the words “gruesome”, “merciless” and “shocking” to describe the murders.

Why are ordinary people so prone to violence, even to the point of committing gruesome murders? Many answers have been proffered for this, one of them being the trauma arising from our violent past, writes Mondli Makhanya.

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