What’s in City Press: How Cyril survived onslaught; Meyiwa murder hitman says it was Kelly; and ‘There were attempts to weaken the judiciary’

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City Press | August 30 2020
City Press | August 30 2020

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How Cyril survived onslaught

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa survived an attack on his leadership and pledged to subject himself to the internal process of the integrity commission.

This after his opponents in the party placed him under pressure, saying he had no moral authority to speak out about ending corruption when he was hiding financial details of his #CR17 campaign in 2017.

Senzo Meyiwa murder hitman says it was Kelly

A man who allegedly took part in killing former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa has implicated singer Kelly Khumalo in the murder. But the singer, when contacted for comment, said: “Thank you for informing me. All the best with your story.”

‘They shot him and dropped him off like trash’

The police shot his teenage grandson dead, threw him into the back of a police van and then dropped him off at a hospital.

#CoupleGoals improves weight loss

Couples who attempt to lose weight together are almost three times more likely to be successful than those who go at it alone, a recent study has found.

Wealthy South Africans want out

As South Africa struggles to free itself from the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, some of the country’s high-net-worth individuals have been looking for ways to move abroad.

Mashaba targets 18 million voters

Former City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba yesterday unveiled his new party, Action SA, which aims to re-energise the majority of eligible voters who, over the past few elections, have not even bothered to register to vote.

Man loses farm to rich ‘beneficiary’

A wealthy businessperson received a state farm as a “beneficiary” after the previous occupier – a black farmer who successfully farmed there for eight years – was removed from the property.

‘Soccer star neglects his child’

A retired soccer star’s child faces expulsion from school because he owes R31 000 in outstanding fees. In an email sent to the former soccer star, which City Press has seen, the school’s financial board asked him to settle the amount before Thursday or else his child would not be let into school tomorrow.

Kazungula Bridge set to change lives

The days of depending on a pontoon ferry to cross the crocodile-infested Zambezi River that runs between Botswana and Zambia are about to end as the construction of the new Kazungula Bridge nears completion.

Shape up or ship out, workers told

Sipho Ndaba fails to understand why his employer wants him gone because he is “overweight”, something that was never an issue before the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

‘There were attempts to weaken the judiciary’ – Moseneke

Former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke’s book, All Rise, gives readers insights into how he dealt with big controversies in his life as a judge, including being accused of spying, being overlooked for a promotion and his remarks that judges don’t owe loyalty to the governing party, a comment that rankled the ANC.

IDC finally settles with North West villagers

The Industrial Development Corporation rejected a lobby from the late North West cooperative governance, human settlements and traditional affairs MEC Gordon Kegakilwe to block the release of developmental funds belonging to the Bakubung Ba Ratheo community, saying it would abide by the decision of the court on the matter.

Radio jock chosen ahead of local NW contractors

A company owned by an SABC radio personality who hosts a programme for kids was allegedly appointed irregularly in a contract to upgrade a wastewater treatment plant in Sannieshof in North West.

Boseman’s silent battle with cancer

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman secretly married his wife Taylor Simone Ledward before his death, it has been reported. The actor passed away at home in Los Angeles in the US on Friday after a private four-year battle with colon cancer. His beloved wife and close family members were with him.

Gloves come off in Brand SA ‘battle’

More than R1 million was allegedly offered to former Brand SA CEO Kingsley Makhubela by the current board, with a condition to submit documentary evidence in his possession as “a ploy to destroy crucial evidence” regarding alleged corruption at the entity.

Winning Women | Belittled, beaten and bypassed

Transgender rights are falling behind those of other minorities, believes Siya Hlongwa, an activist committed to ensuring that transgender voices are heard during the Women’s Month dialogue.


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