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What's in City Press, June19 2022
What's in City Press, June19 2022

The mystery letter that saved ‘dollar thief’

A letter said to have been sent by Namibian authorities to their South African counterparts has become a central piece of evidence in determining whether South African authorities participated in a cover-up relating to the theft of $4 million (R60 million) from President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Fikile’s return causes department to press panic button

The anticipated return of Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to the North West forced the provincial department of roads and public works to press the panic button on Thursday.

Papa Penny wants his pennies

Shangaan disco king Eric Kulani Giyani Nkovani (better known as Papa Penny) is at loggerheads with a production company, following claims of unpaid taxes and travel and accommodation costs.

Mkhwebane: President set on intimidation, wants to instil fear

Suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Friday filed a supplementary affidavit challenging the parliamentary impeachment inquiry against her and what she calls her “unlawful” suspension by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Historically disadvantaged universities get a boost

The department of higher education, science and innovation will launch the Professor Sibusiso Bengu Development Programme next month to capacitate eight historically disadvantaged universities.

Groblersdal victim: ‘I thought I was going to die’

When a gunman in a pair of shorts and a red jacket grabbed him on Wednesday night, forced him to the ground, kicked and stepped on him, he thought he was going to die – right there in the parking lot of the takeaway place where he and his cousin had just ordered slap chips.

Resist political pressure to flout rules

Authorities who would ordinarily ignore the findings of the Auditor-General are beginning to comply as they fear punitive action, which includes criminal charges and the obligation to personally pay back misused funds.

Dali Mpofu cleared of ‘misconduct’ during Zondo commission

Advocate Dali Mpofu has been cleared by the Legal Practice Council, which regulates the conduct of legal practitioners, following allegations of misconduct during the Zondo commission hearings last year.

Union warns of mayhem

For only R200, young, vagrant drug addicts desperate for money for their next hit – known as nyaope boys – were available for hire to molest and sjambok women members of staff at Unisa.

‘I am grateful I survived’

Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, refugee Emy never imagined a life outside his native Goma region.

As an inquisitive 16-year-old with a dream of taking over the family trade when his old man retired, he learnt the tricks of running a lucrative textile business from his father.

Holy war

Charismatic man of the cloth Jacob Dube, popularly known as Jay Israel, has flouted a court order by refusing to render an apology for accusing his former best friend and self-proclaimed spiritual leader Moosa Mohlala of selling to his congregants water that has been used to wash corpses.

ANC provincial conferences threatened by leadership rows

ANC Gauteng and North West conferences scheduled to take place next weekend are hanging by a thread following unresolved branch disputes in several regions.

Power couple sues for R3m in damages

When former Top Billing TV presenter Sarah Ngubeni-Thabethe and her husband Mbuso Thabethe’s R1.6 million contract for finishing touches to their new home turned sour, the couple never imagined it would cost them R3 million.

ANC silently tries to get Zandile Gumede to quit

Late last month, the ANC allegedly launched efforts behind the scenes to get former eThekwini mayor and new KwaZulu-Natal chairperson Zandile Gumede to resign from her position, City Press has learnt.

SA’s child mental health crisis

The 16th issue of the SA Child Gauge – an annual publication from the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town – has revealed that the majority of young people with mental health disorders in the country remain untreated, and that only one in 10 children with a diagnosable and treatable mental health issue is able to access any kind of care.

Ramaphosa is riding a jalopy to his second term

The road ahead was wide open for President Cyril Ramaphosa to win a second term as ANC president in December, but he appears to be steering a jalopy rather than a supercar.

Zuma unwelcome at NEC meetings

Thanks to the ANC’s step-aside guidelines, former president Jacob Zuma has not attended the governing party’s national executive committee (NEC) meetings for almost a year.


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