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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘Zuma Took Me to His Bedroom’: New Book Reveals

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ‘Zuma Took Me to His Bedroom’: New Book Reveals

Prominent broadcaster Redi Tlhabi writes that Zuma then asked the journalist to accompany him to another room as he had something to show her. She did not think much of the invitation.

“She followed him, he opened the door to a room and she stepped inside. It was his bedroom. Before she realised what all this meant, he had his arms around her, pressing himself against her body, and he planted a long, determined kiss on her lips.

“Her back to the door, she froze for a moment as his tongue invaded her mouth.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Says: ‘New Homeowners Not Liable for Debts of Previous Owners’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Says: ‘New Homeowners Not Liable for Debts of Previous Owners’

Constitutional Court handed down judgment in an application for confirmation of an order by the High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division: Pretoria (High Court) that declared section 118(3) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 constitutionally invalid. This section provides that an amount due for municipal services rendered on any property is a charge upon that property and enjoys preference over any mortgage bond registered against the property.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: South Africa to Grant Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Immunity: Government Source

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: South Africa to Grant Grace Mugabe Diplomatic Immunity: Government Source

Other countries in southern Africa that supported South Africa’s ruling ANC in the long struggle against apartheid would also see Grace Mugabe’s prosecution as a betrayal, the source said.

“There would obviously be implications for our relations with Zimbabwe. Sadly the other countries in the region are watching us and how we are going to act,” the source said, asking not to be named. “What is likely to happen is that she will be allowed to go back home, and then we announce that we’ve granted diplomatic immunity and wait for somebody to challenge us.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS:  Democratic Alliance Urges Under-Fire UK PR Firm to Donate Fees to Charity

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Democratic Alliance Urges Under-Fire UK PR Firm to Donate Fees to Charity

“The money Bell Pottinger has got must be paid back to South Africa and must be used through charities that will improve the lives of the South African people,” said Democratic Alliance (DA) spokesperson Phumzile Van Damme in London.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe to Be Charged With Assault in South Africa: Minister

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe to Be Charged With Assault in South Africa: Minister

Fikile Mbalula earlier told reporters that 52-year-old Grace Mugabe, a possible successor to her husband, 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, had cooperated with police. A Zimbabwean intelligence source said Grace Mugabe had been traveling on an ordinary non-diplomatic passport. “She was here on business,” the source told Reuters.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Lawmakers Who Voted Against Him Must Be Punished: Zuma Says

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Lawmakers Who Voted Against Him Must Be Punished: Zuma Says

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma called the defectors “people who have double hearts, one for the ANC and one for other parties,” and said they “must be taken to the (ANC) disciplinary committee,” South African media reported.

“What our enemies (opposition members of parliament) were doing was to say: ‘How can we destroy the ANC and weaken it, so that we can take control of the country?’ … We should never do it again,” Zuma was quoted as saying.

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ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe Seeks Medical Treatment in South Africa

ZIMBABWE POLITICS: Grace Mugabe Seeks Medical Treatment in South Africa

“I am alone not that I am not married. She is still in pain from the time she got injured by a car that is why she is not here.” President Robert Mugabe says. Mugabe Grace’s leg was reportedly injured as she was about to enter President Mugabe’s chauffer driven limousine when the first family was arriving from Singapore at the Harare International airport.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Maimane Calls for New Election, Accused of Hallucinating

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Maimane Calls for New Election, Accused of Hallucinating

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane said: “The ANC may have won in the no-confidence motion in parliament yesterday, but it has lost the confidence of the country.”

“We believe the voters should now have the chance to express their opinion about the conduct of the ANC in defending Jacob Zuma. In short, we believe that parliament should be dissolved now so that the country can hold an early election.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nelson Mandela Grandson Mandla Mandela Urges Israeli Envoy’s Expulsion, Sever All Ties

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nelson Mandela Grandson Mandla Mandela Urges Israeli Envoy’s Expulsion, Sever All Ties

“Parliament has stayed true to Nelson Mandela’s commitment to stand by the Palestinian cause until Palestine is free,’’ Mandla Mandela, who is a member of parliament for the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said in a statement.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Mmusi Maimane Biography And Profile

SOUTH AFRICA: Mmusi Maimane Biography And Profile

Mmusi Maimane is from and was raised in the township of Dobsonville in Soweto in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Read Mmusi Maimane Biography And Profile.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Malema Says Ramaphosa Not Black Enough, He Only Pleases White People

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Malema Says Ramaphosa Not Black Enough, He Only Pleases White People

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said the EFF wanted tenderpreneurs “who will not be used by whites”.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Go Back to Roots, Fight Graft: Sisulu Says

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Go Back to Roots, Fight Graft: Sisulu Says

“I would like you to stand with me, because we have to save ANC. Saving the ANC is to save South Africa,” Sisulu said in a speech in Kliptown, Soweto.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Mandela Day: South Africans Observe ‘Action Against Poverty’

“Let us individually and collectively continue to make a difference in addressing the most pressing challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment,” President Jacob Zuma said in a message marking the Mandela Day.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Last Wish to Zuma

Khoza: “In case I do not make it on August 8, 2017, Mr President you must know that you are haunting South African nation. Please Mr President, step down.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Finally Gets Police, Parliament Protections

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Makhosi Khoza Finally Gets Police, Parliament Protections

“The security assessment confirmed that a security threat existed and that appropriate support must be provided to Dr Khoza,” Mothapo said on Tuesday.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: OUTA Condemns Death Threats Against Makhosi Khoza, Thokozani Magwaza

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: OUTA Condemns Death Threats Against Makhosi Khoza, Thokozani Magwaza

Khoza is under fire from within ANC for publicly backing a secret ballot when MPs vote on motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma next month.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

PALESTINE POLITICS: Palestinians Hail South Africa’s Decision to Downgrade Israel Ties

Palestinian Ambassador to South Africa Hashem Dajani also described the decision as an “advanced move to put pressure on the apartheid government of Israel in order to end occupation of the state of Palestine.”

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ICC Declines to Refer South Africa to UN for Not Arresting Sudan’s Bashir

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ICC Declines to Refer South Africa to UN for Not Arresting Sudan’s Bashir

ICC indicted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in 2008 over the deaths and persecution of ethnic groups in Sudan’s Darfur province between 2003 and 2008.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Leadership Battle Overshadows Policy Debate

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ANC Leadership Battle Overshadows Policy Debate

Zuma has drawn unprecedented criticism from senior ANC members in recent weeks. A shock cabinet reshuffle prompted ratings agencies to downgrade South Africa to “junk” status, the economy slid into recession and unemployment hit a 14-year high.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nkoana-Mashabane Likens ‘Pressure’ on DRC to that ‘Placed’ on ANC

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Nkoana-Mashabane Likens ‘Pressure’ on DRC to that ‘Placed’ on ANC

International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says, “The true solutions would be made in DRC, found by the people of DRC.”

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