July 21, 2017

News:

ANC councillors defy

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 . . . Councillors, officials accused of flexing muscles and influencing awarding of tenders to line their pockets as residents cry for development Mohokare Local Municipality in Xhariep District in the Free State is suffocating under a myriad of challenges amidst growing public discontentment and allegations that some councillors are working in cahoots with council officials and the opposition to flex their muscles and influence the awarding of lucrative tenders in a bid to line their pockets. Two of the councillors, Lefa Lekhula and Chabeli Phatsoane, have been accused of blatantly undermining the ruling ANC by defying its regional caucus…

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Tripartite Alliance moots harmony indaba

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Partners mull an urgent meeting to iron out differences afflicting and threating the alliance and hope to emerge a stronger and more coherent unit. . . The premeditated ambush on President Jacob Zuma and other senior leaders who were scheduled to give speeches at a May Day rally in Bloemfontein on Monday has raised the need for serious engagement among the Tripartite Alliance members. Sources said Zuma trekked to Bloemfontein for the workers’ commemoration despite a presidential intelligence report predicting that some members of the Cosatu affiliates would disrupt the event and embarrass the leaders. The sources noted that after…

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Mpumalanga initiation school deaths worrying: police

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Four initiates, aged between 14 and 21, died after complications at initiation schools in KwaMhlanga, Kwaggafontein, Vosman and Belfast, Mpumalanga police said on Thursday. “All the four initiates aged between 14 and 21, had complications that led to their deaths and a probe is underway,” spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said. “A preliminary investigation, discovered that one of the victims was 14-years-old, of which according to the Mpumalanga Ingoma Act 3 of 2011, no person under the age of 16 may attend an Ingoma as an initiate (umkhethwa).” He said that the circumstances under which the teenager was admitted or accepted…

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