What’s in City Press: FBI roped into Ace probe; Senzo’s ‘killers’ were cleansed; Tito taken to task for ‘lies’

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FBI roped into Ace Magashule probe

A US-based former personal assistant of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) “in respect of matters being investigated in South Africa”, giving further confirmation that law enforcement agencies are building a case against Magashule.

Blood flows as academics, union leaders clash

Academics and union leaders are embroiled in rivalry believed to have led to an incident in which senior lecturer Dr Rendani Netanda and two others were allegedly assaulted, hacked and stabbed.

Senzo’s ‘killers’ were cleansed

“I was misled. They told me they needed muthi to protect their business and make them courageous. They didn’t tell me they needed muthi to give them courage to kill Senzo Meyiwa.”

Jub Jub: ‘I’m willing to offer myself to the families as a son’

He has been walking freely for the past three years, but the invisible chains of his parole conditions are holding him back from doing what he wants to do for the families of the victims of the accident he caused with his friend a decade ago.

Rot runs deep in Gauteng health

Operating without an approved structure since 2006, lack of regular skills audits and irregular appointments have been identified by senior staff members at the Gauteng health department as major catalysts for the continued corruption and incompetence that have plagued the department in recent years.

Tito taken to task for ‘lies’

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni could be summoned to appear before Parliament’s joint committee on ethics and members’ interests for making two “misleading” statements during his mid-term budget speech on Wednesday.

Two months to be told of death

For more than two months, Nomsa Petshe’s family believed she was recuperating in hospital. Petshe was admitted to the Stutterheim Provincial Hospital in the Eastern Cape on August 5 after complaining of a severe headache. She was transferred to Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane in East London the same day.

‘Mistrust’ mars premier’s efforts to solve king battle

Efforts by Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane to negotiate between two warring factions of the amaXhosa kingdom have been dealt a huge blow as disputed Xhosa King Prince Ahlangene Vulikhaya Sigcawu failed to attend a meeting called by the premier.

Local designers cry foul on counterfeits

Counterfeit products have local outfitters breathing through the wound. Two of the biggest black-owned, straight-to-market fashion labels in the country have spoken out against the influx of replica and counterfeit products – a problem they asserted was stifling the entire local textile industry.

A year after the bullets stopped flying, Lebogang is still missing

They heard him screaming and, when they looked back, 16-year-old Lebogang Ganabo was on the ground. His friends could not go back for him as they fled from a hail of bullets. The four boys kept running and only stopped when they were close to Ipelegeng township in Schweizer Reneke in North West.

25-year-old claims he’s heir to royal Bafokeng throne

A man claims that he is the legitimate king of the platinum-rich Bafokeng tribe in the North West, and has instituted a legal process to take his rightful position.

Claimants set to lose land after botched deal

A group of Mpumalanga land claimants are about to lose a portion of their land, which was placed on auction because of a R1.2 billion development deal that did not materialise.

Mbusi launches SA back on to UK arts scene

London-based South African playwright and actor Wela Mbusi has catapulted the country’s theatre back on to the UK arts scene with a nomination for the acclaimed Alfred Fagon Award for his debut play A Far Cry From Home.

Can you really lose weight by eating more?

It sounds too good to be true – a plan that lets you eat more while you lose weight. It’s no surprise that “reverse dieting” is soaring in popularity on social media, with young, attractive women crediting the regime for their toned figures.

Union’s credibility on the line

A labour union has come under criticism in Parliament for allegedly using the portfolio committee on higher education, science and technology as a “bargaining chip”.

Doll play teaches children more than we think

Parents may scoff at the idea of buying dolls for their children, especially during the current economic crisis in which everyone’s budget is tight, but new research shows that doll play actually gives you more bang for your buck than you may think.

From surviving Rwanda’s genocide to the peak of success

Dr Bernard Uzabakiriho knows all about displacement and survival. He has seen the brutality of war up close. Having survived the Rwandan genocide, during which more than 800 000 people were killed, he knows first-hand what it is like to drift from one refugee camp to another, simply trying to survive.

Hijacked ANC leader smells a political rat

“You people in the ANC always fight each other as if you were in a taxi war,” the kidnappers of former North West MPL Mahlakeng Mahlakeng remarked during an eight-hour-long ordeal on October 15 at an unknown location near the Hartbeespoort area, where he was held hostage. The former chairperson of the provincial public accounts committee was hijacked two weeks ago and R170 000 was stolen from his account.

DA’s digital congress takes off

South Africa’s first virtual political congress went off without any major glitches as more than 2 000 delegates cast their votes to elect the DA’s leadership for the next three years.

Dead man awarded R50m tender

A dead Mpumalanga entrepreneur is apparently making a fortune in the afterlife after his company scored yet another multi-million rand contract – a year after he died in a horrific car accident.

Critics bash Miss SA attire

He doesn’t care what a few internet trolls have to say about the dresses that Miss SA finalists wore at the crowning ceremony. The women felt good and looked beautiful, said Werner Wessels, creative director of the event.

Advocate Semenya quits JSA

The resignation of Advocate Ishmael Semenya SC from the Johannesburg Society of Advocates (JSA) on Friday – after 34 years as a member – has been supported by some legal practitioners but the JSA remains unfazed.

Why the ANC was ordered to stand down in Tshwane

ANC treasurer-general Paul Mashatile instructed the party not to contest for the Tshwane mayor position because it would have been a pointless exercise. The DA regained power in the capital city on Friday after winning a court battle against the Gauteng provincial government’s dissolution of the council. The DA’s Randall Williams was voted in as the new mayor by 97 of the 123 councillors who participated.


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