April 26, 2017

ANC hits back at Malema

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ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema and the ANC stared each other down on Wednesday, with a defiant Malema saying he had been the victim of a witch-hunt and the party hitting back at him for casting doubt on the ANC’s national disciplinary committee. Responding to Malema’s stand at a press conference on Wednesday, the ANC said some of the issues should be subjected to the appeal process, where arguments could be made. “We find it very unfortunate that they have chosen to cast doubt on the NDC, the process of the NDC itself and the outcome thereof,” the ANC…

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The Weekly Editorial

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The story that appeared in this newspaper last week regarding senior Motheo ANC regional leader Mzwandile Phupa and his councillor wife Ntswaki and their involvement in the alleged swindling of RDP sites belonging to the poorest of the poor in Bergman Square, Khayelitsha, and surrounding areas is a shining example of investigative and human rights journalism that this newspaper intends to pursue going forward. The story was accompanied by another one exposing the outlawed practice of corporal punishment in Viljoenskroon schools. Both stories have a common feature. They are essentially about a fundamental violation of people’s human rights as stipulated…

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Letters to the Editor

Free State Times perpetuates a sinister agenda that projects Magashule as corrupt A few years ago I came across The Weekly and followed the newspaper with keen interest. Since the first copy that I read I made an observation that The Weekly has strategically positioned itself as a true mirror of the Free State Province. The newspaper has always been critical with an independent voice, promoting democracy yet in-depthly communicating government service delivery achievements to the citizens of the province. I also observed how the newspaper challenged government and exposed administrative weaknesses and slammed some departments for failing to attend…

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