Charges Dropped Against Philippi Pupils Arrested in Protest for New School

[News24Wire] Fifteen Philippi High School pupils were on Wednesday released without appearing in the dock following their arrest for public violence during a protest.

[News24Wire] Fifteen Philippi High School pupils were on Wednesday released without appearing in the dock following their arrest for public violence during a protest.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Kalushi – Story of Solomon Mahlangu to Premier in Cinema

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela will on Thursday host a special screening of the South African film, Kalushi, which will be released in cinemas on Friday.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Deputy Minister in the Presidency Buti Manamela will on Thursday host a special screening of the South African film, Kalushi, which will be released in cinemas on Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Home Affairs to Be Repositioned

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni says a repositioned Home Affairs will be a critical enabler of delivering mandatory services, economic development and national security.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni says a repositioned Home Affairs will be a critical enabler of delivering mandatory services, economic development and national security.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

PF Protest At LAZ Is An Assault On Rule Of Law – Catholic Church

Caritas Zambia has castigated the ruling Patriotic Front for allegedly sending cadres to attack the Law Association of Zambia last week. Caristas, an extension of the Catholic Church, has expressed dismay at the recent attacks directed at the LAZ and … Continued

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Caritas Zambia has castigated the ruling Patriotic Front for allegedly sending cadres to attack the Law Association of Zambia last week. Caristas, an extension of the Catholic Church, has expressed dismay at the recent attacks directed at the LAZ and its President in her personal capacity. “That is why we totally agree with the SADC Lawyers Association that said, “The march and siege of the Bar Association’s offices in broad daylight is the height of assault on the Rule of Law and independence of the legal profession in Zambia.” Indeed, what transpired on the material day goes to show how low we have sunk as a country on such matters, and this worrying assault on what is remaining of our democratic tenets in Zambia needs to be halted and reversed henceforth. “At the same time, Caritas Zambia wishes to state that it fully and solidly stands in solidarity with LAZ and its President, Ms. Linda Kasonde,” a state by Caritas Executive Directo Eugene Kabilika. “Some sections of the media for some time now have been involved in verbal war against the association calling it all sorts of names and in some extreme cases calling for it to disband. Some people even suggested for the establishment of another association for lawyers. “It is strange and unfortunate that in a democratic country that Zambia claims to be, voices that have defended the role and integrity of LAZ are often demonized and not given the space and opportunity to express their views. When this is done, especially by the public and some pro-government media, they are expressed in the negative and in a number of cases, condemned and referred to as not sincere. “We wonder how the voices of credible organisations such as NGOCC, Medical Association of Zambia the Oasis Forum, the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) and many others can be said to be insincere on this matter, concerning the observance of the Rule of Law.” Kabilika stresses that LAZ has done no wrong to warrant attacks from hired party cadres. The post PF Protest At LAZ Is An Assault On Rule Of Law – Catholic Church appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Concourt’s Stern Questions to Sassa Over Grants

[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court has put the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and its CEO on the spot with a sternly-worded request for details on when exactly the agency realised it would not be able to pay welfare grants by itself, a…

[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court has put the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and its CEO on the spot with a sternly-worded request for details on when exactly the agency realised it would not be able to pay welfare grants by itself, and would instead renew its contract with Cash Paymaster Services (CPS).

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Armsgate – How Dasuki Paid Friends N5.6 Billion for 22 Tanks

[Daily Trust] A prosecution witness yesterday narrated how former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, paid N5.6billion to companies owned by his friends to purchase 22 military tanks.

[Daily Trust] A prosecution witness yesterday narrated how former National Security Adviser (NSA), retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, paid N5.6billion to companies owned by his friends to purchase 22 military tanks.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Did Policeman Fire Handgun At Philippi School Protest?

[GroundUp] On Tuesday, 15 Philippi High School students were arrested for public violence. Minors were released into their parents’ custody, but seven students were detained overnight at the Nyanga police station according to police. They were not char…

[GroundUp] On Tuesday, 15 Philippi High School students were arrested for public violence. Minors were released into their parents' custody, but seven students were detained overnight at the Nyanga police station according to police. They were not charged and they were released on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Outgoing Chief Justice Chidyausiku Might Have Misfired – VP Mnangagwa

[The Herald] RETIRED Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku could have violated the Constitution of Zimbabwe by appointing Justice Vernanda Ziyambi as Acting Judge of the Constitutional and Supreme Court without her first taking oath of office, Vice Preside…

[The Herald] RETIRED Chief Justice Godfrey Chidyausiku could have violated the Constitution of Zimbabwe by appointing Justice Vernanda Ziyambi as Acting Judge of the Constitutional and Supreme Court without her first taking oath of office, Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa said yesterday. Justice Ziyambi retired from the bench in November last year at the age of 70, but she was reappointed to the bench in an acting capacity for a year.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe