The former Johannesburg mayor has 18 months to build a movement and a team to compete in the 2021 municipal elections, writes Adriaan Basson.
More sun than clouds. Mild.
Even though Gwede Mantashe says he lied about bribing Sunday World journalists to quash a story about his sex life, the DA still wants Parliament's ethics watchdog committee to investigate him.
Gwede Mantashe seems to be in trouble. He told the Sunday World he bribed to journalists to make an unflattering story about him go away. He's since issued a half-hearted "denial", but hasn't demanded a retraction. President Cyril Ramaphosa must act.
The Sunday World newspaper has rejected Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe's denial that he claimed to have paid bribes to two of its reporters to bury an article about his alleged extramarital sex exploits.
The DA has asked Parliament’s Joint Committee on Ethics and Members’ Interests to look into Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe's conduct, following claims that he bribed two journalists.
The South African National Editors' Forum on Sunday said it was shocked about Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe's 'brazen' reported admission to Sunday World that he paid two of its journalists R70 000 to make a story about his sex life disappear.
"You're putting the cart before the horse," Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe said in response to a question from a journalist in Parliament about whether he intended to sue the Sunday World newspaper.
Neither the Presidency nor the governing ANC will comment on allegations that Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe reportedly claimed to have bribed two Sunday World journalists to bury an article about his alleged extramarital affair.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has denied paying Sunday Word journalists to withhold publishing an article about his sex life.
The Tiso Blackstar Group has "noted with shock the alleged admission by a sitting government minister to have corruptly bribed two Sunday World journalists".
Cape Town Southern SuburbsHomeChoice
Western CapeDatafin RecruitmentR40 000.00 - R80 000.00 Per Month
R 4 850 000
R 6 100 000
R 5 300 000
We subscribe to the Press Code.
You choose what you want
News24 on Android
Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.
Terms and Conditions
24.com Terms and Conditions - Updated April 2012
Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.
This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.