April 24, 2017

We let Kathrada die with a sore heart, says Lindiwe Sisulu

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She tells Kathrada’s fellow Rivonia Trialist, one of only two surviving, Denis Goldberg that the movement had allowed Kathrada to leave without the honour he deserved. “The truth that should stare all of us in the face is that if we lose the 2019 elections we will have completely dishonoured all those people who gave us everything,” says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. She spoke on Wednesday night at a memorial service in honour of Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada in Rylands. The memorial at the Ghousia Manzil Hall, hosted by the Robert Waterwitch Thornhill ANC branch, was also in honour…

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Residents run amok

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Block road, burn tyres as community, councillor clash over municipal road project The Seven Days community in Bochabela in Bloemfontein was this week plunged into disarray after a group of militant residents went on a rampage accusing the local councillor of overlooking them in employment opportunities on a multi-million rand road paving project. The community was left at sixes and sevens as some residents supported the councillor, Khosi Mogapi, while others felt she had treated them unfairly by favouring outsiders at their expense. The disgruntled group took to the street on Sunday and Wednesday and blocked Fort Hare Road with…

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Succession debate premature: Ace

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ANC provincial chairperson Ace Magashule has come out strongly to remind loyal cadres that they should always respect the decisions of the party’s national executive committee and not dabble in the succession debate as the race to jostle for positions has not been officially opened. Magashule told a cadres’ assembly in Sasolburg last Friday that said it was important for ANC members in the province and everywhere else to continue supporting the current leadership appointed during the last elective conference in Mangaung. “This is leadership that was elected and must be afforded time and space to run the ANC until…

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