State Refuses to Disclose Parts of ‘Project Sunday Evenings’ Docket to SARS Trio

[News24Wire] Prosecutors have yet to disclose the full docket to defence attorneys for three former South African Revenue Service (SARS) officials accused of illegally bugging the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) head office in 2007.

[News24Wire] Prosecutors have yet to disclose the full docket to defence attorneys for three former South African Revenue Service (SARS) officials accused of illegally bugging the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) head office in 2007.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Investigations Under Way After Man Found Dead Near Ex-Girlfriend’s House

[News24Wire] Police in Verulam are investigating a case of murder after the body of a 25-year-old man was found near his former girlfriend’s house at an informal settlement in Canelands on Monday morning.

[News24Wire] Police in Verulam are investigating a case of murder after the body of a 25-year-old man was found near his former girlfriend's house at an informal settlement in Canelands on Monday morning.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Labour Hosts Blitz Inspections Programme Targeting Wholesale and Retail Sector, 18 to 29 Jun

[Govt of SA] Gauteng Department of Labour will embark on two weeks long blitz inspections from today, June 18- 29 targeting malls around Tshwane area to enforce compliance with labour legislation of South Africa and enhance compliance.

[Govt of SA] Gauteng Department of Labour will embark on two weeks long blitz inspections from today, June 18- 29 targeting malls around Tshwane area to enforce compliance with labour legislation of South Africa and enhance compliance.

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Mental State of Camps Bay Murder Accused Brings Trial to a Halt

[News24Wire] Determining Guatemalan national Diego Novella’s mental state and his fitness to stand trial may delay his case in the Western Cape High Court for an “indeterminate amount of time”, Judge Vincent Saldanha said on Monday.

[News24Wire] Determining Guatemalan national Diego Novella's mental state and his fitness to stand trial may delay his case in the Western Cape High Court for an "indeterminate amount of time", Judge Vincent Saldanha said on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

29 Vie for Mayoral Ticket Under PF

The Patriotic Front that has received 29 applications from both their Party members and interested individuals for consideration to be adopted on the party ticket to contest the 26th July, 2018 Lusaka Mayoral Election and will select their successful Candidate … Continued

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The Patriotic Front that has received 29 applications from both their Party members and interested individuals for consideration to be adopted on the party ticket to contest the 26th July, 2018 Lusaka Mayoral Election and will select their successful Candidate on 23rd June, 2018. Party secretary General Davies Mwila says the high number of applications demonstrates that the Patriotic Front is the most attractive Party and that the party’s internal democracy cannot be compared to any in Zambia. “I wish to inform the nation that there has been an overwhelming response from the general membership of the Party who have applied to stand on the Patriotic Front ticket for the Lusaka Mayoral and Council Chairperson positions and Local Government elections” said  Mwila. He said that the party Central Committee will meet on Sunday next week to select their preferred Candidate out those who expressed interest to contest the Mayoral Election. “Let me also announce that Central Committee will sit on 23rd June 2018 to consider applications for Mayoral and Council Chairpersons in all the upcoming by-elections. I want to call on all our members to prepare for a people centred-campaigns in all the affected districts” he said. He has also called on all the aspiring candidates to appreciate that under a democracy, there can only be one candidate and once that decision has been made, the party will be expected as always to move together and embrace the unity of purpose. “In its deliberations, Central Committee will consider what is best for the people of Lusaka and other districts where the elections will be held as well as the Party at large” said Mr. Mwila. The Former Chipili Lawmaker has preached peace telling their member to shun political violence ahead of the Mayoral Elections for the Greater City of Lusaka on 26th July 2018 in order to promote a culture of peace and tolerance. “This call is in line with the directive His Excellency President Edgar Lungu made for all political parties, ourselves included, to carry out serious introspection on the question of violence by our members” he said. He added that the Patriotic Front is therefore calling on its membership at all levels to exercise high levels of restraint even under great provocation from our opponents.   The post 29 Vie for Mayoral Ticket Under PF appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Kavindele Writes Pres. Lungu to Return Dr Chiluba’s Seized Properties

Former Vice President Enock Kavindele has written to President Edgar Lungu to facilitate the handover of property that was grabbed from former President Frederick Chiluba on account of alleged corruption. And MMD faction secretary general Raphael Nakachinda said that his … Continued

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Former Vice President Enock Kavindele has written to President Edgar Lungu to facilitate the handover of property that was grabbed from former President Frederick Chiluba on account of alleged corruption. And MMD faction secretary general Raphael Nakachinda said that his party would be forced to conduct peaceful demonstrations to ensure that Chiluba was honoured. Meanwhile the Jewish Community in Zambia held a Memorial ceremony for Dr Chiluba at Embassy Park that was attended by his first wife Vera. Kavindele who served as Dr Chiluba’s deputy said he had teamed up with former cabinet ministers in the Chiluba administration to compel President Lungu to restore the seized properties. He said that he would lead a fight that would ensure that Chiluba’s immunity was resolved posthumously. “Dr. Chiluba wanted Zambians to become property owners that is why he sold council houses to sitting tenants, the idea was to start the construction of the Presidential Housing Initiative-PHI, Dr Chiluba, was a great man,†Kavindele said. Kavindele said Chiluba never stole but was framed by individuals he helped ascend to power. “I know that Dr. Chiluba, was not a thief and society has been made to believe that. He was framed by those who used the media to make Citizens think that the Man, who brought democracy in Zambia stole money in Government†said Kavindele. Kavindele said that he was writing a book detailing the presidency of Dr. Chiluba, which he hopes will avail more details which most Zambians may not be privy to. And Nakachinda said that members of the former ruling party will be forced to conduct peaceful demonstrations in view of pressing the current administration to honour late Chiluba. “Some of the people, who are now cabinet ministers, are beneficiaries of the freedom of association that Dr. Chiluba, believed and wanted to see to it that Zambians can freely talk†said Nakachinda. The event was attended by former first Lady Vera Chiluba, former ministers Peter machungwa, ambassador Mumba Kapumba, former deputy speaker of the National ASssembly Mutale Nalumango among other eminent persons in Society. The post Kavindele Writes Pres. Lungu to Return Dr Chiluba’s Seized Properties appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Meet Nthabeleng Likotsi, the Woman Set to Become South Africa’s First Black Female Bank Owner

[This is Africa] Nthabeleng Likotsi is on course to establish the first black women-owned bank in South Africa. Her aim is for the bank to empower black female entrepreneurs with the financial support they lack. “I asked myself what it meant to be a yo…

[This is Africa] Nthabeleng Likotsi is on course to establish the first black women-owned bank in South Africa. Her aim is for the bank to empower black female entrepreneurs with the financial support they lack. "I asked myself what it meant to be a young black woman in South Africa. Truth is that not much is happening for black women."

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Motorist Gets 10 Years for Death of Top Billing Presenter Simba Mhere

[News24Wire] The man found guilty of culpable homicide in connection with the 2015 car accident that led to the deaths of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O’Bryan, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

[News24Wire] The man found guilty of culpable homicide in connection with the 2015 car accident that led to the deaths of Top Billing presenter Simba Mhere and his friend Kady-Shay O'Bryan, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Liquor Firms Hail New Government Stamps

[Daily News] Dodoma -LIQUOR producers have commended the government decision to introduce electronic tax stamps to replace the current ones on paper, saying the system would help curb illegal production of the popular liquid.

[Daily News] Dodoma -LIQUOR producers have commended the government decision to introduce electronic tax stamps to replace the current ones on paper, saying the system would help curb illegal production of the popular liquid.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania