May 23, 2017

Businessman faces perjury charge over sale of car

Local businessman Benson Kago on Wednesday made a brief appearance at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court facing a charge of perjury. Legally, perjury refers to the act of wilfully and knowingly making a false statement about a material fact while under oath. The perjury charge arose after Kago allegedly reported his BMW X6 stolen in January after entering into an agreement with Bloemfontein car dealership the Car Company based in Church Street. But Kago, who is originally from Kenya and is now a South African citizen, is denying that he ever entered into any agreement with the company to sell his…

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Zuma: I reshuffled Cabinet to make room for young people

President Jacob Zuma yesterday said he reshuffled his Cabinet recently to make room for young people to join government. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Durban, Zuma was responding to a question from the floor on how young people can play a bigger role in decision-making. “I reshuffled my Cabinet recently and I put a lot of young people in my Cabinet,” Zuma said in his response. “Of course people have different views about that, but that’s democracy.” Zuma said in his address that the youth have been clear: leaders must address unemployment and inequality. He said…

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Parents urged to vaccinate children against killer diseases

Health MEC Butana Komphela has encouraged parents to vaccinate their children against killer diseases saying the service was free of charge and that public health facilities did not discriminate on the basis of nationality. Komphela to The Weekly that some parents who are in the country illegally were endangering the lives of their children by not having them vaccinated on time because they believe they do not qualify to be assisted at local health centres. The MEC said this as the country joined the rest of the continent to celebrate the African Vaccination Week, an annual event celebrated during the…

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