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Former President Jacob Zuma has filed a notice of intention to fight a summons filed by VBS Mutual Bank for him to pay back the R7.3m he owes for his Nkandla home, or risk losing the property, reports say.
The civil trial involving the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and Minenhle Makhanya, the architect of the infamous Nkandla upgrades, has been postponed.
Two weeks ago, President Jacob Zuma was booed by hundreds of ANC members at the party’s 106th birthday celebration in East London.
The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in an application brought by the EFF and other opposition parties trying to have President Jacob Zuma impeached.
The former SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng is expected to explain to the Labour Court in Johannesburg why he should not be held liable in his personal capacity for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC 8 journalists.
Having grown its profits, VBS is aiming to go commercial, partner with churches and list on the JSE.
The awarding of a tender to Moneymine Enterprises to commence with phase one of the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's homestead in Nkandla was not fair, says Christian Ledwaba, chief forensic investigator at the SIU.
Work on King Goodwill Zwelithini’s pet project halted as costs balloon and funds are drained by consultants.
The Democratic Alliance has said it wanted a conclusive answer from the NPA as to whether it would prosecute President Jacob Zuma in relation to the Nkandla scandal.
None of the companies involved in the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead have been blacklisted, the public works ministry says in reply to a parliamentary question.
The liquidators of VBS Mutual Bank have served papers on former president Jacob Zuma demanding repayment of a mortgage loan of more than R7m, failing which they are asking the court to attach his Nkandla property to recoup the money.
New minister of employment and labour Thulas Nxesi was intimately involved in shielding then President Jacob Zuma's homestead at Nkandla from scrutiny. His colleague in charge of small busines, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, has skeletons ranging from Sita to Denel.
A political party’s history is not enough – its leader must have integrity or people will vote with their feet, writes Yonela Diko.
A fact-finding inquiry looking into President Jacob Zuma's conduct during the Nkandla debacle will force him to account for his actions, the Constitutional Court has heard.
Experts on human behaviour will tell you that there are some distinct characteristics of pathological liars, writes Mondli Makhanya.
President Jacob Zuma appointed construction company Moneymine Enterprises long before the public works department was involved in the tender process, the Nkandla Disciplinary Hearing has heard.
A fifth South African bank has closed the accounts of the controversial Gupta family.
Construction magnate who offered to pay the president’s Nkandla debt was paid R81m before he even broke ground on an acid mine drainage plant.
Trade federation Cosatu believes it was dealt a rotten hand after supporting President Jacob Zuma and his camp’s ascendancy to leadership at the ANC’s 2007 national conference in Polokwane.
Disciplinary hearings for 12 public works department officials accused of acting unlawfully in the R246m security upgrade of President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead are expected to continue.
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