April 26, 2017

Metro suspends ‘racist Facebooker!

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After he allegedly used the social media platform to attack blacks, calling them calling bastards that should be kept away from town … A Mangaung Metro employee has been suspended for allegedly insulting black people on Facebook, labelling them bastards who belong in the locations or townships — the poor and overcrowded residential areas that apartheid town planners reserved for blacks. Executive mayor Olly Mlamleli wasted no time in taking action against Chris Kruger when she became aware of his alleged racist rant, immediately putting him on suspension pending conclusion of an investigation into the matter which could lead to…

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Free State hails selfless Kathrada

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… Says Uncle Kathy and his comrades’ struggle for a truly non-racist, democratic and prosperous South Africa was not in vain The Free State government this week joined the rest of South Africa and progressive forces around Africa and the world in mourning the death of anti-apartheid struggle hero Ahmed Kathrada, whose work against racism it said was a good fight not fought in vain. A veteran of the South African liberation struggle, long-serving political prisoner on Robben Island and Pollsmoor Maximum Prison, Kathrada died on Tuesday at the Donald Gordon Medical Centre in Johannesburg after a short period of…

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SA to appear before ICC over Sudan’s al Bashir

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Al Bashir is the first sitting president to be wanted by the ICC, and the first person to be charged by the ICC for the crime of genocide South Africa is expected to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) next Friday to account for failing to arrest President Omar al Bashir, when he attended an African Union Summit in South Africa in June 2015. The president of Sudan is wanted by the ICC for crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes and murder – among other serious crimes committed in Darfur. The ICC has issued two warrants of arrest for…

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