ANC distances itself from ZumaMustGoNow march

ANC distances itself from ZumaMustGoNow march

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The African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg says any of its members who are involved in a group calling itself #ZumaMustGoNow, will face disciplinary action.

The group is calling for a national shutdown on Monday – if President Jacob Zuma does not step down.

The ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) will also be meeting Monday to decide Zuma’s fate.

The #ZumaMustGoNow group are expected to protest at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The ANC’s Jolidee Matongo says as the Johannesburg region they distance themselves from the #ZumaMustGoNow group.

“As an ANC member you should know there is a national process outlined by the office bearers and working committee, on how to deal with the transition. So anything done outside of that is tantamount to ill-discipline, and these people… their membership will be verified… if they are indeed ANC members they will certainly be disciplined in accordance of the code of conduct of the ANC.”

 

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Zuma’s continued stay in office angers SACP, Cosatu

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Alliance partners of the African National Congress (ANC), the South African Communist Party (SACP) and Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) have used the Nelson Mandela centennial celebrations in Cape Town to vent their unhappiness about president Jacob Zuma’s continued stay in office.

Cosatu’s second Deputy president Zingiswa Losi says the labour federation has long pronounced on Zuma.

“We want the ANC that is going to put the issue of jobs at the center of their own mandate… We also want the leadership of the ANC to fight corruption without fear or favour. Cosatu is also saying amongst the issues that the leadership must further deal with is the issue of Cosatu on the recall of president Zuma.”

SACP provincial secretary Benson Ngqentsu says the President of the country is entangled in numerous allegations of corruption.

“We are saying this centenary must represent nothing but the reclaiming of the city of Cape Town and the legislature. It must represent the organisational renewal of the ANC… and we are saying for as long as the ANC continues to keep corrupt people within its ranks, the whole question of renewal remains meaningless. The SACP wants to register its message, to say the longer you keep President Zuma, the worse for our people, and the worse for our revolution.”

 

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Closing arguments expected in Van Breda trial

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Closing arguments will be heard on Monday in the trial of triple murder accused, Henri van Breda in the High Court in Cape Town.

Van Breda is accused of killing his parents and brother with an axe at their home in the De Zalze Estate in Stellenbosch three years ago.

During his last court appearance a neurologist, Dr James Butler, conceded under cross examination that he cannot be certain for how long Van Breda remained unconscious after suffering epileptic seizures.

Butler was brought in by the defence to explain the more than two-hour time lapse before Van Breda phoned for emergency assistance after the killing of his family.

Butler has diagnosed the 23 year old with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy which is characterised with periods of delirium after the seizures. Van Breda is on treatment for depression and anxiety.

 

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Morrison hopes brace against Ajax is the start of better opportunities

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BERNARD Morrison’s brace against Ajax Cape Town in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday would have given Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic a pleasant selection headache. In the absence of other strikers, Morrison was handed a rare start at the weekend. He grabbed his chance by scoring both goals in a 2-0
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Family affair as Serena makes long-awaited return

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Serena Williams made her long-awaited comeback to tennis on Sunday alongside elder sister Venus after the United States sealed a decisive victory over the Netherlands in their defence of the Fed Cup. It is Serena’s first competitive match since winning her 23rd Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open, and the first time the
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Trump to unveil $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan

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Donald Trump’s administration will sketch out more details of its plan to invest in America’s creaking infrastructure Monday, hoping it can leverage up to $1.5 trillion for the cause. Senior White House officials said the president’s budget, due to be released on Monday, will include $200 billion earmarked for projects to fix roads, bridges and
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National minimum wage in spotlight

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THERE are serious consequences for those who misrepresent the facts in demonstrating their “inability” to pay the national minimum wage. The Department of Labour is developing an online system to help analyse data submitted by employers when applying for national minimum wage exemptions. Exemptions cover employers who can demonstrate that they are not able to
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Horse and carriage for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding

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A horse-drawn carriage will take Prince Harry and his American bride Meghan Markle down Windsor’s main street after they marry in the town’s castle in May, Kensington Palace said Sunday. Following a noon ceremony in St George’s Chapel the newlyweds will make a “short journey” in the carriage, leaving the castle at around 1 pm
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Subsidies will ease pressure on some families: UCT

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The University of Cape Town says the subsidies by the Higher Education Department will ease the financial pressure on some families.

The Department announced last year that it would subsidise the 2018 fee increase for all qualifying students.

The University says it spent over R1 billion on students’ funding last year.

Spokesperson, Elijah Moholola over R700-million was used in financial aid and assisting with historical debt for undergraduate students.

He says the money was sourced from the university’s own funds, academic department allocations and donated funds.

University fee increases were capped at 8%.

 

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Ramaphosa urges ANC members to emulate Madiba

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African National Congress (ANC) president Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed to the membership of his party to draw inspiration from the wisdom of late struggle icon, Nelson Mandela when they confront the issue of the future of President Jacob Zuma as Head of state.

Speaking outside the Grand Parade, from the same balcony where Nelson Mandela spoke after his release from Victor Verster prison in 1990, Ramaphosa told thousands of the party faithful that Zuma’s exit should be handled with care.

“As the leadership of the African National Congress, we are currently engaged in discussions around the transition to a new administration, and specifically, to resolve the issue of the position of the President of the Republic of South Africa. It is therefore important that we should manage the discussions that are underway with care and purpose, ensuring that we put the interest of South Africa first. It’s therefore important that we should draw deep from Madiba’s wisdom and Madiba’s style of doing things, in an orderly manner, in a purposeful manner… we’re doing all this with the key of uniting all our people.”

Ramaphosa called for a decision that will unite the party.

 

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