What’s in City Press: Fraser’s damning affidavit; Crime spirals out of control; Limpopo backs Mashatile for deputy president

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What's in City Press, June 5 2022
What's in City Press, June 5 2022


The man who stole Cyril’s dollars

The man who allegedly made off with millions of rands in foreign currency from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s farm is said to have used his loot to immerse himself into Cape Town’s underworld and lived a high life of flashy cars and luxury houses.

Ramaphosa must explain hoarding of millions – opposition parties

In a year of the ANC national elective conference, President Cyril Ramaphosa is having to juggle both internal and external pressure as the opposition parties latched on to the criminal complaint laid against him this week to demand answers from him.

Fraser’s damning affidavit

Former spy boss Arthur Fraser has asked the police to investigate President Cyril Ramaphosa, Presidential Protection Unit head Major-General Wally Rhoode, and members of crime intelligence for money laundering, acting in contravention of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act and corruption.

Limpopo backs Mashatile for deputy president

Any thought by any other ANC presidential or deputy president hopeful to try and convince Limpopo branches to vote otherwise is unlikely to be entertained as delegates endorsed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second term, with treasurer and acting secretary-general Paul Mashatile as their preferred candidate for deputy president.

So, who really killed Senzo?

If the defence lawyer alleges that Senzo Meyiwa’s killer was one of the eight people who were in Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house the night he was murdered, it begs the question: Which of them is the murderer?

Vavi falls on hard times

The general secretary of the SA Federation of Trade Unions, Zwelinzima Vavi, and his wife, Noluthando, could lose their multimillion-rand home in the affluent suburb of Morningside Manor in Johannesburg after the bank approached the court to have it put up for auction.

‘They wanted to destroy me and shut me up’

A squabble over lucrative deals allegedly led to the suspension of Danisa Baloyi from the Black Business Council.

Drug abuse is a growing trend among teens

As the country recognised Child Protection Week, the spotlight was on young children who are victims of substance abuse. According to the SA College of Applied Psychology, teen substance abuse in the country is an ever-growing concern.

Mental health will fell SA if not tackled

Mental health is still a painful topic for a mother from Soweto whose 17-year-old son is no longer the child she knew.

Roads of ruin fuel public fury

The deteriorating roads infrastructure in North West has drawn the ire of communities and turned government departments against each other, with the department of public works and roads blaming the funding model for not being able to address the problem.

Allegations of nepotism dog information regulator

Alleged failure by the Information Regulator to comply with the provisions for hiring staff members has drawn the attention of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and the Public Protector.

Umjolo with Azola brings love in the time of Covid-19

What started as a social media post has become a relationship movement, with the #UmjoloWithAzola speed dating affair hosting its first in-person event on Thursday night.

Beloved Beekay’s health woes continue

Top Ukhozi FM radio presenter Bheka Mchunu suffered yet another medical scare last week.

Price hikes: Parents battle to feed their children

Families’ inability to afford food will worsen when the fuel levy of R1.50 a litre is reinstated in two months’ time.

Fight against childhood cancer gets a boost

Xichavo Mhangani was 17 years old when he was diagnosed with sarcoma, a cancer of the bones and soft tissues.

Healthcare workers fear for their safety

There are growing safety concerns among healthcare workers and patients in public health facilities following several attacks. In the latest incidents, urine was thrown at a doctor and another was hit by a patient.

‘Younger people must lead ANC,’ says Maape

Of all the candidates vying to become the next chairperson of the ANC in North West, Premier Bushy Maape has a head start, as he currently occupies a powerful position as the head of the provincial government.

Crime spirals out of control

Increased incidents of rape, murder and assault with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm recorded against women between January and March signified the huge importance of effectively implementing government policies.

Reduce number of sexual partners in fight against monkeypox – WHO

People should reduce their number of sexual partners to help fight the spread of monkeypox, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged.

$4m stolen? Unlikely, says game farm manager

It is highly unlikely that more than $4 million in cash was stolen from Cyril Ramaphosa’s game farm in Limpopo. This is what Hendrik von Wielligh, Phala Phala’s manager, says of the allegation made by former spy boss Arthur Fraser in the criminal charge which he lodged against the president on Wednesday.

Afrikaans language board slams quiz

As the fallout from UK airline Ryanair’s decision to test South African passport holders’ general knowledge in Afrikaans continues, the Afrikaans Language Board has slammed the move, saying it has major implications for the language in South Africa.

ANC lost ward despite premier’s ‘generosity’

What opposition parties characterised as a clear attempt to buy votes blew up in the ANC’s face this week when it ceded a ward in Carnarvon, Northern Cape, to the DA.


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