What’s in City Press: Calls to axe Zuma, Ace; Crucial evidence ‘overlooked’ in Senzo Meyiwa murder case

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City Press | October 25 2020
City Press | October 25 2020

Here’s what you can expect in today’s edition:

Calls to axe Zuma, Ace

As the lobby grows for the ANC to act against secretary-general Ace Magashule, supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa are starting to argue that until the party acts against his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, ill-discipline will remain entrenched in the party.

Katlego Maboe and that STD: No place to hide for TV personality

The internet erupted on Friday morning over a video that shows The Expresso Morning Show host and the face of insurance giant OUTsurance, Katlego Maboe, confessing to cheating on his wife, Monique Muller.

SIU findings ‘garbage’

Axed Gauteng health MEC Bandile Masuku has made an urgent court application to overturn Special Investigating Unit (SIU) findings against him, which led to Premier David Makhura removing him from his position.

Post Office wars drag on

Axed SA Post Office board member Colleen Makhubele is challenging the decision to remove her from the board. Makhubele has instructed her legal team to apply for an urgent court application to set aside the decision to have her removed.

Ex-wife gets half of cheating husband’s investment

A housewife from Gauteng’s East Rand who moved out of her matrimonial home in 2007 because of her husband’s infidelity is set to get half of his living annuity, even though the money was invested years after she left.

Former SANDF General Mgwebi appointed as amaXhosa king

In a dramatic twist to the amaXhosa kingdom battle, a rival faction appointed retired SA National Defence Force (SANDF) commander General Derrick Daliwonga Mgwebi as acting king on Thursday.

Papgeld after a 10-year hiatus

The niece of a former Cabinet minister and ANC stalwart has taken businessperson Raisaka Masebelanga to court to force him to pay papgeld. The applicant, who cannot be named to protect the identity of her son, previously worked for the ANC and in media circles.

Crucial evidence ‘overlooked’ in Senzo Meyiwa murder case

Crucial evidence related to the murder case of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was overlooked, including a tip-off by his father that his son was the victim of a hit. In 2015, the soccer star’s father, Sam Meyiwa, gave police information about well-known assassins he believed were involved in the murder of his son. The alleged hitmen were from KwaNongoma in KwaZulu-Natal.

Godongwana accused of mismanagement

Irregularities relating to the writing-off of debt incurred in loans, fronting and the victimisation of board members are among allegations that have rocked the Development Bank of SA.

‘Complacency’ leads to new Covid-19 infections

As emphatic warnings were sounded by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize about increasing new daily cases of Covid-19, igniting fears of a second wave of infections in the country, a recent survey has shown that the population is not only experiencing pandemic fatigue, but lapsing into complacency.

Bheki Mlangeni known as a death hospital

They are meant to be places of healing and safety for our most vulnerable, yet a recent spate of rapes at Gauteng health facilities have once again exposed the inadequate infrastructure for mental health patients, as well as the inadequacy of security measures to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Fired DA member Molapo cries foul

Instead of clearing the air regarding the termination of Gauteng member of the provincial legislature Nkele Molapo’s DA membership, a leaked preliminary report (seen by City Press) compiled by investigating officer Anton Coetzee on Molapo’s alleged sharing of confidential information and strategies with the EFF is raising further questions about the DA’s handling of the matter.

Ntuli unlikely to beat Steenhuisen

The DA’s interim leader, John Steenhuisen, and federal council chairperson, Helen Zille, will most likely retain their positions when the party hosts its national congress next weekend.

Mahmood Mamdani on equal citizenship and 1994 transition

Internationally renowned Ugandan academic Professor Mahmood Mamdani has explored South Africa’s troubles with corruption and offered possible explanations for why politicians keep being returned to power, despite being implicated in graft.

Scarred trying to save kids from a shack fire

Winifred Nkosi lost her two grandchildren that day. She told City Press that her neighbour “risked his own life in an effort to save the lives of my two little boys. [He is] a selfless hero. He just threw himself into that flame-engulfed shack without thinking twice. It was the first time I had experienced anyone showing such love by putting the lives of others first.”

Shane Eagle’s Xenergy

Local rapper Shane Eagle took time to sit down with City Press a few weeks ahead of the release of his latest project, a performance you can stream called Xenergy.

Crackdown on e-toll bills

Thousands of Gauteng motorists who refuse to pay their e-tolls could be fined R500 every time they drive under a toll gantry from July next year. In addition, they will have to pay a R100 levy for every one of these fines. In the case of companies, the fines will be R1 000 per transgression.

Celebrities support Nigeria

Rihanna, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj are among the many celebrities who have come out to support protests against police brutality in Nigeria. But protesters hit out when Beyoncé spoke up.


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