The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing, writes Adriaan Basson.
a few tstorms. Morning clouds. Mild.
Those criticising the recently gazetted Refugee Amendment Act Regulations are "pessimists or prophets of doom", according to portfolio committee on home affairs chairperson Bongani Bongo.
The ANC’s integrity commission has recommended that MP Bongani Bongo, who stands accused of corruption, "step aside" from his ANC activities and positions, ANC integrity commission chairperson George Mashamba has confirmed.
Watching a nervous Pule Mabe trying to spin the ANC's response to Bongani Bongo's arrest and the reappointment of Bathabile Dlamini, almost made me feel sorry for him, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
The University of Limpopo Alumni and Convocation Gauteng Chapter has called on its president, and ANC MP Bongani Bongo, to step aside from his duties with immediate effect, following his arrest.
DA interim leader John Steenhuisen, who in October 2017 laid a corruption charge against then-minister of state security Bongani Bongo, has said the MP's arrest shows that "if we all stick to our guns and do the hard yards, we can eventually fix every part of our troubled nation".
Former minister and ANC MP Bongani Bongo intends to make representations to the National Prosecuting Authority on his arrest for allegedly trying to bribe an evidence leader of Parliament's inquiry into Eskom.
Former state security minister Bongani Bongo has made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday morning.
While ANC secretary general Ace Magashule holds fast that there was no "SG's list" for the chairpersons of Parliament's committees, several ANC MPs sympathetic to former president Jacob Zuma will fill some of these positions. Most of them have a chequered past.
The ethics committee has been heavily criticised by opposition parties for its lack of urgency and capacity, having only met twice since November.
State Security Minister Bongani Bongo says it is "immaterial" whether he has viewed classified state information without a proper security clearance, a parliamentary reply has revealed.
The official mantra of "innocent until proven guilty" each time a member appeared in court has worn a little thin and whilst it was pleasing to note that this phase was not used in Bongani's case, regrettably the statement gave no indication that appropriate action was going to be considered by the NEC.
Several former leaders of the ANC have come out to slam the party over its position on corruption-accused MP Bongani Bongo.
It is a stretch to say Bongani Bongo's arrest is a high profile state capture arrest. He is not even a high profile politician; he is merely a low level fixer who was inexplicably appointed to Cabinet by Zuma, writes Ralph Mathekga.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has hit back at former state security minister Bongani Bongo's claims against him.
The legal battle against state capture has begun, according to governance specialist and lawyer Judith February.
The ANC caucus does not want to comment on the arrest and court appearance of one of its MPs, Bongani Bongo, and wants to allow the law to take its course, ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina says.
The chairperson of the portfolio committee on home affairs, Bongani Bongo, condemned "in the strongest terms" the acts of violence by refugees at the Central Methodist Church in Cape Town and outside the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Pretoria.
The only complaint against Bongani Bongo seems to be one referred to Parliament's ethics committee.
The State Security Agency and Parliament's joint standing committee on intelligence are drafting new regulations around vetting procedures at state institutions that will include sanctions.
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