June 25, 2018


Alleged sex pest pastor ‘not on the run’

Some congregants of a Durban church have come out in support of a pastor who has been accused of sexual exploitation of young women. The Hawks confirmed this week that they were investigating charges related to human trafficking and sexual exploitation related to the church. Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Robert Netshiunda confirmed to The Mercury that the pastor was not on the run. “We have this under control. That is all we will reveal. We do not want to destroy our case by revealing too many things.” The pastor, who is not being named owing to the nature of the…

We let Kathrada die with a sore heart, says Lindiwe Sisulu


She tells Kathrada’s fellow Rivonia Trialist, one of only two surviving, Denis Goldberg that the movement had allowed Kathrada to leave without the honour he deserved. “The truth that should stare all of us in the face is that if we lose the 2019 elections we will have completely dishonoured all those people who gave us everything,” says Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu. She spoke on Wednesday night at a memorial service in honour of Struggle icon Ahmed Kathrada in Rylands. The memorial at the Ghousia Manzil Hall, hosted by the Robert Waterwitch Thornhill ANC branch, was also in honour…

Zuma to launch special economic zone


Developments in the multi-billion rand project Maluti-a-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ) to be launch by President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday next week are an advance stage, with more international investors showing interest. Zuma is expected to launch the project in Tshiame, Harrismith, in the Eastern Free State where he will be joined by trade and industry minister Rob Davies and his deputy Gratitude Magwanishe, as well as Free State Premier Ace Magashule A Chinese delegation has already visited the Tshiame area where the project will be carried out in order to identify options on their investment. Consul General of the…