January 17, 2019


Residents run amok


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


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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‘Radical economic transformation unstoppable’


The ANC is now beginning to tap into the economy and those who’ve been benefiting all these years are now vexed, says Minister Zwane Mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane has vowed the ruling ANC will go ahead with its radical economic transformation programme despite protestations by its detractors to derail government’s spirited efforts. Zwane also called on ANC supporters to guard against people who want to destroy the party and the credibility of its leaders, in particular President Jacob Zuma. Addressing a cadres’ assembly in Sasolburg last Friday, Zwane who is also the ANC Free State treasurer, condemned the attack…

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