We will take Metro- Malema

Khanyisa Sinqe ECONOMIC Freedom Fighters (EFF) President Julius Malema assured the huge crowd which came to celebrate Workers Day at the NU1 Stadium in Motherwell that EFF will take Nelson Mandela Metro. “This metro is permanently sleeping. You can never have an 83-year-old Mayor. You need a young energetic person and that person will come from EFF,” Malema said. Malema who was accompanied accompanied by national and local leaders of

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DA rejects budget

DA rejects budget By Nozipho Ntshingila THE DA has rejected the Executive Mayor’s Draft Integrated Development Plan (IDP) at today’s specialcouncil special meeting saying it was not pro-poor. “In a metro which has the highest rate of unemployment, it is a shame that we cannot create an environment where we can create jobs for our people,” DA caucus leader, Councillor Retief Odendaal said. “We need a pro-poor budget that will

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Nozipho Ntshingila NELSON Mandela Bay Metro can now look forward to a festival to end all festivals if last night’s official launch of the Nelson Mandela Bay cultural festival lives up to its promises. All the speakers at the event emphasized the need for the metro to recognise creative artists and give them their rightful place in society. Sports, Arts and Culture portfolio Head, Nomamerica Magopeni urged for the revival

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Amjimbos aim for Chile

SA NATIONAL under-17 coach, Molefi Ntseki says he aims to finish in the semis at least the 2015 African Youth Championship which kicks off in Niger this weekend. Reaching the semis would guarantee them a place at the U17 World Cup in Chile October. Amjimbos arrived in Niger on Sunday. “We had confidence when we qualified for Niger, now we are looking forward to go to Chile,” Ntseki said. “Going

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SA COP ARRESTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING IN CHINA

  A Durban police officer has been arrested in China for alleged drug trafficking, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday. “We were informed that [Sergeant Busisiwe Zungu] was arrested in Hong Kong,” said Major Thulani Zwane. He said he had no further information. Earlier, IOL reported that Zungu, 36, was arrested at Hong Kong international airport two weeks ago. Zungu had been suspended and police were conducting their own investigation into

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MOGOENG DEFENDS MASIPA, TRAVERSO RULINGS

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has defended decisions made by two judges in recent high-profile trials, news channel eNCA reported on Monday. Judges Thokozile Masipa and Jeanette Traverso faced criticism and even death threats after they acquitted paralympian Oscar Pistorius and British businessman Shrien Dewani, respectively, of murder. “I think it was vicious, I think judges must be criticised, we expect them to be critical of us, but I think there

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SAPS ‘DISAPPOINTED’

Management of the SA Police Service (SAPS) is disappointed by the alleged conduct of officers at Douglasdale police station, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Friday.“The SAPS was concerned and disappointed with what transpired at the Douglasdale Police Station on Thursday, January 29th,” Phiyega said in a statement.“The Code of Conduct requires police officers to uphold the law and to ensure compliance with SAPS policies and regulations.” A group of

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POWER GRID UNDER PRESSURE: ESKOM

 The power grid is under pressure on Monday after one of Koeberg’s units — which produces 900MW — has been taken out of service, Eskom said.“Unit one is out of service because of a technical fault,” Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said.“The power system is relatively stable, but the grid will be under pressure later today because we have lost 900MW from that unit.” The unit went down on Sunday. “We

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SIX COPS ARRESTED IN THREE PROVINCES 

Six police officers, from three different provinces, have been arrested for various crimes, the Hawks said on Sunday.A 30-year-old constable was arrested in Mthatha, Eastern Cape on Friday in connection with the murder of a 23-year-old woman on New Year’s eve, spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.The officer was allegedly having an affair with the woman’s mother and the she told her father about the affair. “The father confronted the wife

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Xundu is a man the ANC cannot afford to forget – Fihla

A man of many accolades and who did much in his lifetime, was simply known as a father and a husband to his family. Reverend Mcebisi Osman Xundu, who died last week of pneumonia was given an official provincial funeral, declared by President Jacob Zuma. The funeral, which was held in Nangoza Jebe Hall in New Brighton, was attended by thousands. Among them was former first lady, Zanele Mbeki, ANC

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