We No Longer Need ANC If It Does What Apartheid Did – Makhosi Khoza

[News24Wire] ANC MP Makhosi Khoza on Thursday evening said it’s time for the country to move past the ruling party, barely an hour after she was removed as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public administration.

[News24Wire] ANC MP Makhosi Khoza on Thursday evening said it's time for the country to move past the ruling party, barely an hour after she was removed as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public administration.

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ANC’s Factions Breaking Parliament – Opposition On Khoza’s Firing

[News24Wire] The removal of outspoken ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration is an indication of how the ANC’s factional battles are hampering the work of Parliament.

[News24Wire] The removal of outspoken ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza as chairperson of the portfolio committee on public service and administration is an indication of how the ANC's factional battles are hampering the work of Parliament.

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Revoke Semi-State Of Emergency, MMD Youth Urges Parliament

MMD Die Hard Youths National Coordinator Gerald Chiluba has called on members of parliament to revoke article 31 which placed Zambia under a semi state of emergency following a declaration by President Edgar Lungu. In a statement, Chiluba states there … Continued

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MMD Die Hard Youths National Coordinator Gerald Chiluba has called on members of parliament to revoke article 31 which placed Zambia under a semi state of emergency following a declaration by President Edgar Lungu. In a statement, Chiluba states there was no need to exhaust all the 90 days owing to the recent political development which has satisfied would be perpetrators. He said there is no need to continue instilling fear and worry in the general citizenry by exhausting the 90 day period as the country is now expected to enjoy its usual peace and stability. “As MMD Die Hard Youth Wing we would like to appeal to parliament as the second session of the twelfth National Assembly opens to consider invalidating article 31 “the state of threatened public emergency” which was declared on the 5th July, 2017 by the president of the republic of Zambia. “We are convinced beyond reasonable doubt that there is no need for us to exhaust all the 90 day period, as suspects and perpetrators of acts of terror and sabotage seem to be satisfied with the recent political development. “The Preservation of public security Act which gives more power to law enforcement agencies and allows searching of people without a warrant should nolonger instill fear and worry citizens as the country is now expected to enjoy the usual peace and stability. Because Zambia is still loyal and committed to the creation of a more peaceful and harmonious environment,” he said. Chiluba further urged political leaders to guard against disruptive acts and language so as to ensure that the smooth flow of peace in the country continues. “We also want to urge political leaders not to entertain and guard against acts and language that might disrupt the smooth flow of peace in the country. “Accordingly, we want to take this opportunity to officially petition parliament in the spirit of enhancing human rights and provision of a free economic environment, to squash Article 31 as it is now obvious that all suspected factors of sabotage had been neutralized,” said Chiluba. The post Revoke Semi-State Of Emergency, MMD Youth Urges Parliament appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Today’s Inhumanity No Different From That of Yesteryear

[Daily Maverick] The conversation around reconciliation and justice often treats black and white South Africans as equally culpable for the atrocities that occurred under apartheid by imputing a false blameworthiness on all South Africans in order to c…

[Daily Maverick] The conversation around reconciliation and justice often treats black and white South Africans as equally culpable for the atrocities that occurred under apartheid by imputing a false blameworthiness on all South Africans in order to counter the guilt that white individuals have to deal with for their role, whether in a blatant or incipient form. We often pretend that apartheid was a type of civil war between two nations who dominated each other, back and forth, in equal measure.

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Right To Respond: Oliver Shalala’s Feedback

Zambia Reports I never said that Edgar should be given credit for HH’s freedom. Your headline is what has misrepresented me. The status which I posted which you used clearly said give ECL credit for agreeing TO DIALOGUE. The dialogue … Continued

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Zambia Reports I never said that Edgar should be given credit for HH’s freedom. Your headline is what has misrepresented me. The status which I posted which you used clearly said give ECL credit for agreeing TO DIALOGUE. The dialogue of course is ongoing and it includes reforms for 2021 which is a better Zambia we want. But I did not say Edgar released HH and we praise him for that. EDITOR’S NOTE: We welcome feedback including semantics. The post Right To Respond: Oliver Shalala’s Feedback appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Mugabe’s Alleged Assault Victim Offered Bribe – Afriforum

[News24Wire] Grace Mugabe’s alleged assault victim has been offered money to drop charges against the Zimbabwean first lady, minority rights organisation AfriForum alleged on Thursday.

[News24Wire] Grace Mugabe's alleged assault victim has been offered money to drop charges against the Zimbabwean first lady, minority rights organisation AfriForum alleged on Thursday.

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‘Bad Blood’ Between Opposing Political Parties Led to KwaZulu Natal Killings

[News24Wire] There was a lot of bad blood between the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) members at Unit 17 hostel in Umlazi in 2012, the Moerane Commission heard on Thursday.

[News24Wire] There was a lot of bad blood between the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the National Freedom Party (NFP) members at Unit 17 hostel in Umlazi in 2012, the Moerane Commission heard on Thursday.

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SAPS Convoy in Accident

[SAPS] At approximately 05:40 this morning on the M1 South near the Marlboro off ramp, a police convoy was involved in an accident while on its way to pick up a VIP. There were no VIPs in any of the vehicles in the convoy and no private vehicle was inv…

[SAPS] At approximately 05:40 this morning on the M1 South near the Marlboro off ramp, a police convoy was involved in an accident while on its way to pick up a VIP. There were no VIPs in any of the vehicles in the convoy and no private vehicle was involved.

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