What’s in City Press: Cyril goes or Ace stays; Bushiri must pay R200m

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City Press | December 26
City Press | December 26

Here’s a sneak peak at what’s in your favourite Sunday newspaper:

Magashule doing it the Zuma way

Embattled ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule should only step aside from his position if all other leaders who are implicated in wrongdoing – including President Cyril Ramaphosa – do the same. This was the blunt message delivered by Magashule’s allies during a tense national working committee meeting on Monday.

Bushiri must pay R200m

Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church, and his wife Mary’s troubles with the law continue to pile up. Now all his assets, which include a multimillion-rand hotel in Rustenburg in North West, have been placed under provisional sequestration.

EFF defends right to protest close to Brackenfell High School

The EFF has defended its right to protest in the vicinity of Brackenfell High School in Cape Town after the school’s governing body filed court papers interdicting it from doing so.

Agrizzi alleges prison officials out to harm him

Former Bosasa chief operating officer Angelo Agrizzi has alleged that medical devices to monitor his oxygen levels were taken away by prison authorities. In exchange, Agrizzi, who is diabetic, was allegedly given an oxygen bottle-tank.

State distances itself from ‘inflated’ wage agreement

Former public service and administration minister Faith Muthambi and her staff allegedly engaged in an unmandated meeting with labour unions on the eve Jacob Zuma’s resignation as the country’s president.

Ex-lottery boss demands report from Patel

During his last day in office on Monday, former National Lotteries Commission board chairperson Alfred Nevhutanda pulled no punches against Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel in an affidavit setting out the dispute over a “mysterious” investigation into the affairs of the lotteries regulator.

Fear of initiate influx is growing

After the Eastern Cape was allowed to go ahead with summer initiations, fears are growing that there could be an influx of initiates from some Covid-19 high-risk areas or other provinces where the ban is still in place.

Struggle to create space for Parks Tau

By the end of today, the ANC in Gauteng will know which member of the provincial legislature will hand in their resignation to ensure that newly appointed Economic Development MEC Parks Tau is sworn in.

Soccer star steps out of bounds?

There is trouble in paradise for a former Bafana Bafana player who has allegedly substituted himself out of his marriage. The famed footballer (to protect the children, City Press may not identify the parties involved) is alleged to have moved out of his home amid turbulent times with his wife. The footballer has also been accused of neglecting his children.

Truck attacks increase paranoia

A young South African driver says everyone on the road is in danger as the people who are attacking trucks do not discriminate. Sinenhlanhla Ndlela did not only thank God for his 22nd birthday on Thursday morning, he also prayed for his safety on the road before he began yet another day behind the wheel of his truck.

‘People deserve to know the kind of man Greg is’

Alleged victims of former Kaya FM managing director Greg Maloka’s alleged abuse of his position expressed relief following his resignation on Friday.

Cassper’s directorial debut is a singing success

On the heels of a much talked about visual release, Cassper Nyovest waxes lyrical about money, mental health and making music videos.

ANC drawn into R261 million royal rivalry

A traditional leader in Mpumalanga has accused the ANC of being biased towards her half-brother and chieftaincy rival, following a visit by ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule to her area last weekend.

Ace Magashule rallies two factions

As different camps among those supporting the ANC’s secretary-general splinter further, dissent, distrust and manipulation prevail.

Moja Love cast get little affection

Traditional healers and former Umndeni cast members Malwandle Madonsela and Lwazi Madonsela have “cast their bones” and accused controversial, twice-married gay pastor and self-proclaimed father of 20 Enoch “Mkhulu” Kolobe of getting them fired from the show.

Arts boss takes on Mkhwebane over ruling

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is facing a court challenge from the National Arts Council (NAC) following her report implicating its CEO, Rosemary Mangope, in maladministration. The NAC wants the Pretoria High Court to review and set aside Mkhwebane’s report, which was released on June 15.

How we can push back the frontier of hunger

There is a natural bridge between hunger and food waste, and if we could divert that food to those who are hungry, surely that is something we’d want to do. Caroline McCann, Slow Food’s southern Africa councillor, said this in her opening remarks during a webinar co-hosted by City Press, Chefs with Compassion and the EU delegation to South Africa this week.

People are happier if surrounding birdlife is plentiful

People get just as much extra life satisfaction from living in area with plenty of bird species as they do from getting a pay raise, a study has claimed.


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