KwaZulu-Natal Bench defends judge in Jacob Zuma matter against 'baseless' public statements

2020-02-15 11:47

The KwaZulu-Natal Bench has hit back, saying it is concerned over statements made against Judge Dhaya Pillay which, which it says seeks to intimidate judicial officers and interfere with the administration of justice in the division.

Pieter du Toit: Four years on and Zuma’s dismissal of Nene still grates

2019-12-09 17:39

If there’s anything that the government and party of former president Jacob Zuma will be remembered for – apart from corruption, mismanagement and theft – it will be the brazen manner in which the capture clique attempted to hijack National Treasury on December 9, 2015, writes Pieter du Toit.

No evidence Jacob Zuma was ever poisoned, MaNtuli will not be prosecuted - NPA

2019-09-20 08:00

The National Prosecuting Authority has decided not to prosecute anyone for the alleged poisoning of former president Jacob Zuma.

Nxasana's 'golden handshake' not what it seems, Zondo commission hears

2019-08-19 18:21

A concerted campaign against former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) boss Mxolisi Nxasana to oust him from his position culminated in him conceding he would only go if he was paid out for the remainder of his term.

Mcebisi Jonas: 'South Africa isn't far from chaos or the IMF'

2019-08-14 20:32

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas believes South Africa isn't far removed from chaos and that there exists a "historic opportunity" for the government to effect drastic and necessary structural changes to the economy and the country.

FIRST TAKE: Selective amnesia and why Derek Hanekom is a target

2019-07-25 12:00

Ace Magashule launched a blistering attack on Derek Hanekom ahead of a meeting of the ANC's NEC. This follows statements by Julius Malema that Hanekom "plotted" with the party to oust former president Jacob Zuma. Why and why now?

'I'm not shaken', says church man slapped with R22m defamation suit over claims ATM is brainchild of Magashule, Zuma

2019-06-28 17:44

The secretary general of the messianic churches, Buyisile Ngqulwana, who claims that the African Transformation Movement is the brainchild of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule and former president Jacob Zuma, says he is not shaken after the party slapped him with a R22m defamation suit.

The Madonsela Manoeuvre: How Zuma will try to dodge Zondo

2019-06-27 23:10

It’s an ambush, procedurally unfair and the matter is being rushed. That was Jacob Zuma’s defence in 2016 when Thuli Madonsela tried to question him about state capture. Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo must take note, writes Pieter du Toit.

The sixth Parliament: For SA to work, the ANC needs to contain itself

2019-05-22 06:13

If President Cyril Ramaphosa is serious about the reform and repair of government he needs the ANC to let Parliament get on with its job.

BIG MOMENTS: The story of the 2019 general election

2019-05-11 11:15

South Africa is on the edge of another five-year political cycle where heroes and saviours, crooks and villains and party spats and splits will be part of our national staple. These are the main takeaways from the election.


ANALYSIS | The ANC at 108: the sick man of South African politics

2020-01-10 05:00

The governing party will celebrate its birthday this weekend. But no amount of champagne, cakes or booze-fuelled parties can mask the reality of the what the ANC has become: it is in terminal decline, losing support and unable to effect the repairs necessary, writes Pieter du Toit.

Ben Turok (92): One of the last of the ANC honourables takes his leave

2019-12-09 16:43

The death of Ben Turok (92) means that one of the last links between the generation of ANC leaders that bore the brunt of the early days of the brutal apartheid machine and today have been severed. His death means the ANC loses wisdom and knowledge that the ANC can ill afford, writes Pieter du Toit.

Zuma was 'not truthful' when he testified about call to remove Maseko, state capture inquiry hears

2019-08-26 14:36

A former chief director in the Presidency has accused former president Jacob Zuma of being "untruthful" when he testified before the state capture inquiry that he had not instructed late minister Collins Chabane to fire former government spokesperson Themba Maseko.

The coming chaos: Mcebisi Jonas on growth, jobs and the lack of national obsessions

2019-08-16 06:00

It's becoming common cause, but South Africa cannot afford to delay making the big decisions any longer. But, Mcebisi Jonas, who was fired as deputy minister of finance by then president Jacob Zuma during the height of state capture, says it's too early to judge President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The ANC NEC is taking the rest of us for a ride

2019-08-05 05:00

The ANC NEC's latest statement was so devoid of reality and beset with contradictions it is impossible to take seriously. And it spoke of problems as if it isn't chiefly responsible for almost all of them, writes Pieter du Toit.

Zuma’s state capture inquiry testimony an attempt to play victim, evade accountability - DA

2019-07-15 22:45

The DA says former president Jacob Zuma's testimony before the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture is nothing more than an attempt to "play the victim and evade accountability".

'You are not his mouth' – The day Madonsela tried to corner Zuma

2019-06-27 23:26

The transcript of the interview Thuli Madonsela attempted to conduct with Jacob Zuma is a fascinating reminder of the challenge the state capture commission of inquiry will face when the former president appears in front of it.

'Dead' former Thales boss and Zuma trial witness Alain Thétard found alive in Europe

2019-05-24 08:44

Investigators have found a "dead" former Thales boss and Jacob Zuma corruption trial witness in Europe.

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.

South Africa resets: ANC dodges a spray of bullets, DA slumps and EFF keeps on trucking

2019-05-09 22:44

What exactly happened on Wednesday? It seems South Africa chose to give the ANC a light tongue-lashing, while DA support declined for the first time ever. The EFF keeps chugging along while the Freedom Front Plus is making a comeback. The national results centre in Pretoria was an interesting joint on Thursday night.

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