‘I Believe Khwezi Believed She Was Raped’ – Lindiwe Sisulu

[News24Wire] Human Settlements Minister and ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu says she believes Khwezi “believed she was raped” by President Jacob Zuma.

[News24Wire] Human Settlements Minister and ANC presidential candidate Lindiwe Sisulu says she believes Khwezi "believed she was raped" by President Jacob Zuma.

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Justice Committee Decides to Protect, Not Probe, the Public Protector

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday 10 October, a statement released by Justice Committee chair Mathole Motshekga announced that the committee had “resolved to hold an inquiry into Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s fitness to hold office”. Fast-forward…

[Daily Maverick] On Tuesday 10 October, a statement released by Justice Committee chair Mathole Motshekga announced that the committee had "resolved to hold an inquiry into Public Protector Adv Busisiwe Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office". Fast-forward two weeks, and it took the same committee only a few hours to resolve NOT to hold an inquiry into Mkhwebane's fitness to hold office. Fourteen days is a very long time in politics indeed. By REBECCA DAVIS.

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Work Drying Up in Western Cape Drought

[News24Wire] Red flags were raised over possible civil unrest in the Western Cape due to the predicted loss of around 50 000 jobs as the drought hammers the province’s vital agricultural sector, a joint parliamentary committee sitting heard on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Red flags were raised over possible civil unrest in the Western Cape due to the predicted loss of around 50 000 jobs as the drought hammers the province's vital agricultural sector, a joint parliamentary committee sitting heard on Wednesday.

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Heavily Armed Men Rob SBV Van Outside Bloemfontein

[News24Wire] A group of heavily armed men has made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after they shot at and rammed into an SBV cash van on the N6 about 10km outside of Bloemfontein, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] A group of heavily armed men has made off with an undisclosed amount of cash after they shot at and rammed into an SBV cash van on the N6 about 10km outside of Bloemfontein, the Hawks said on Wednesday.

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MTBPS Analysis – Gigaba’s Bleak Numbers Amid the Politics of the Mini Budget

[Daily Maverick] Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday stoically delivered his maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) that played kick-for-touch on the hard decisions. There was one exception: an announcement that government would sel…

[Daily Maverick] Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday stoically delivered his maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) that played kick-for-touch on the hard decisions. There was one exception: an announcement that government would sell "a portion" of its Telkom shares to offset the drain on the national purse by State-owned Entities (SOEs). But how tightly bound were his hands by other considerations, such as ANC factional battles ahead of its December national elective conference, or the recently introdu

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Zimbabwe Elections 2018 – Intimidation and Threats Affect Voter Registration Turnout

[Daily Maverick] Previous elections in Zimbabwe have been marred by violence, intimidation, harassment, torture and sometimes death. Next year’s election appears to be no different, as cases of intimidation have already been recorded during the registr…

[Daily Maverick] Previous elections in Zimbabwe have been marred by violence, intimidation, harassment, torture and sometimes death. Next year's election appears to be no different, as cases of intimidation have already been recorded during the registration process. By SALLY NYAKANYANGA.

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The Molefe Pension Letter That Could Come Back to Bite Lynne Brown

[Daily Maverick] A two-page letter by former Eskom chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane is at odds with Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown’s contention that she was not party to Brian Molefe’s employment contract or in the loop about plans for his generous …

[Daily Maverick] A two-page letter by former Eskom chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane is at odds with Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown's contention that she was not party to Brian Molefe's employment contract or in the loop about plans for his generous retirement benefits. By Jessica Bezuidenhout for SCORPIO.

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Residents of Zandspruit Block Roads Over Disconnected Electricity Connections

[News24Wire] Residents of Zandspruit in Johannesburg have vowed to reconnect electricity connections which were disconnected by the city on Wednesday which led to clashes between the community and police.

[News24Wire] Residents of Zandspruit in Johannesburg have vowed to reconnect electricity connections which were disconnected by the city on Wednesday which led to clashes between the community and police.

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#FeesMustFall – Protests Disrupt Exam At UCT but Varsity Stays Open

[Daily Maverick] Protesting students, led by the current Student Representative Council, followed through on their promise to attempt to shut down the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Wednesday but attempts to march on Parliament were met with resistan…

[Daily Maverick] Protesting students, led by the current Student Representative Council, followed through on their promise to attempt to shut down the University of Cape Town (UCT) on Wednesday but attempts to march on Parliament were met with resistance from the police. By SHAUN SWINGLER.

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