Mkhwebane's birthday bash: 'Irregular' to host a guest she's investigating - civil watchdogs

2020-02-11 05:07

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's impartiality is called into question after Mosebenzi Zwane, a former minister she is supposedly investigating, attends her 50th birthday party.

Adriaan Basson: This is the type of rogue who wants Pravin Gordhan fired

2020-01-20 06:00

The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing and led by rogues like Mosebenzi Zwane, writes Adriaan Basson.

Mkhwebane rejects claims investigators were forced to remove adverse findings against Magashule, Zwane from Estina report

2019-12-15 16:54

Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has dismissed claims that critical information implicating ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and former minister Mosebenzi Zwane in the Vrede dairy farm scheme was removed from the Public Protector's report by her instruction.

Estina dairy farm: I was approached last week to help with Public Protector probe, says ex-agriculture head

2019-08-15 20:14

The former head of the Free State department of agriculture, Peter Thabethe, has told the commission of inquiry into state capture that he had been summoned by the Public Protector's office last week to give evidence about the Estina dairy farm case.

Mosebenzi Zwane hijacked council meeting to present Vrede dairy farm proposal, state capture inquiry hears

2019-07-25 13:38

Former Free State Agriculture and Rural Development MEC Mosebenzi Zwane hijacked a council meeting in the Phumelela municipality to present a proposal on the Vrede dairy farm project, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard.

Cash cows and computers - Ace Magashule's laptop deals with Guptas' Vrede dairy man; Joemat-Pettersson's Saxonwold meetings

2019-07-24 06:35

#GuptaLeaks info implicates ANC secretary general in a computer deal that ran parallel to Vrede dairy scam - and suggests then-national agriculture minister also played a role.

Only a prestigious Parliament can beat SA's many crises

2019-06-20 10:55

Unemployment, corruption, poor service delivery, poverty and many other national crises must be confronted by a prestigious Parliament, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

State Capture inquiry hears of secrecy around Optimum coal mine sale to the Guptas

2019-03-14 14:11

Former director general in the department of Mineral Resources Thibedi Ramontja on Thursday detailed the secrecy that surrounded the acquisition of Optimum coal mine from Glencore.

FIRST TAKE: Inclusion of four dodgy cadres on ANC list shows depth of Ramaphosa's task

2019-03-13 18:10

The ANC stated in January that it will only include cadres that will "enhance the integrity" of the governing party on its lists for parliament. Does the inclusion of Malusi Gigaba, Nomvula Mokonyane, Bathabile Dlamini and Mosebenzi Zwane do that?

Court sets aside decision allowing coal mine in Mabola Protected Environment

2018-11-08 18:46

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has set aside a 2016 decision allowing a new coal mine to be developed in the Mabola Protected Environment near Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga.


'Shameless' - Public Protector criticised for celebrating 50th with 'dodgy' guests

2020-02-10 12:04

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has raised some eyebrows with the guest list for her 50th birthday party held at the weekend.

Govt must protect rail infrastructure, Prasa assets - Mosebenzi Zwane after 24 carriages torched

2020-01-06 21:54

Appropriate measures must be taken to protect rail infrastructure and all assets belonging to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa, transport portfolio committee chairperson Mosebenzi Zwane said after 24 carriages in Bloemfontein were set alight.

Extent of Estina, Gupta links revealed in new state capture commission submission

2019-12-04 10:16

A new submission by UK-based investigative outlet Shadow World Investigations has detailed allegations of corruption in the Vrede dairy farm scheme, including close links between employees of Estina and the Guptas.

Estina dairy project: Zondo commission explores loopholes in procurement

2019-08-15 16:20

The Mohuma Mobung initiative as well as general supply chain management issues were the order of the day at the commission of inquiry into state capture.

State capture witness claims Vrede cops turned him away when he reported harassment from Zwane’s 'personal force'

2019-07-25 13:21

The Vrede police station in the Free State has been called out yet again for ignoring political cases relating to the Gupta-linked Estina dairy farm project, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard.

TIMELINE | Gupta meetings with Joemat-Pettersson, Thabethe, Zwane and Magashule during Vrede dairy project roll-out

2019-07-24 05:16

The #GuptaLeaks material indicates that Gupta had scores of meetings scheduled with the likes of Tina Joemat-Pettersson, Peter Thabethe, Mosebenzi Zwane and Ace Magashule throughout the three years during which the Free State government paid Estina the bulk of its Vrede dairy revenues. Have a look at the timeline graphic.

ANALYSIS: High court leaves Parliament little choice but to investigate Mkhwebane

2019-05-21 05:00

The picture emerging from the High Court judgment in the Estina/Vrede dairy project matter – and compounded by the Absa-Bankorp-SARB judgment – is that the Public Protector is at best incompetent and negligent, and at worst calculating and devious.

System that allows Dlamini, Mokonyane, Zwane to become MPs is flawed

2019-03-14 10:48

Strictly speaking, there is nothing in the Constitution that prevents controversial ANC MPs like Bathabile Dlamini from being elected to Parliament. This is a problem, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Ramaphosa to attend 2019 Mining Indaba in Cape Town

2019-01-28 13:40

The president will attend and address the 25th Mining Indaba taking place in Cape Town in early February, which brings together investors, mining groups, government officials and labour.

WRAP: #StateCapture inquiry: Mosebenzi Zwane made 'threat' about Nedbank's licence

2018-09-19 19:02

Former Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane tried to pressure Nedbank to take on Gupta-linked accounts in an effort to save jobs, the state capture commission has heard.

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