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Electoral Court Rules Against ANC, Paves Way For MKP To Contest Elections

In a major blow to the ANC, the Electoral Court of South Africa has ruled…

MK Party Accuses NPA Of Selective Prosecution As NA Speaker Fights Off Arrest In Court

The Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) party has accused the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) of selective…

‘IEC Leak Revolting, But Being Handled Internally,’ Says IEC Chief

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of South Africa has responded decisively to address concerns about…

ANC Suspends Zuma As MK Turns Into Major Headache

The ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has suspended its former president, Jacob Zuma, amid a…

The ANC leadership Is Pontificating And Retreating Politically While The Party Sinks

The stature of the ANC as the leader of society has significantly dwindled in recent times, coinciding with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s presidency of both the ANC and the Republic of South Africa.  Political retreat  The recent talks in the South African political context regarding coalition government at the national level is an undisputed admission of failure by the ANC leadership to steer the ship in the right direction while staying afloat throughout the sailing storms. In the recent past, South…

Condolences Flood In For Late ANC MP Violet Siwela

Messages of sympathy have been flooding in following the death of ANC MP Violet Siwela, who died in the early hours of Wednesday, January 19, 2024, at the age of 67. Siwela has steadily climbed the ranks of the governing party, establishing a solid support base in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, where she served as a ward councillor many years ago. Siwela is widely recognized for her impactful role as a woman empowerment activist, bringing the first public library to her community…

Ramaphosa Defends ANC Legacy, Labels Splinter Parties As “Snakes”

ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa criticized those who left the governing party to form splinter parties, which he believes are intended to weaken support for South Africa’s governing party. Ramaphosa spoke to the liberation movement’s members and supporters at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga, where he gave his January 8th Statement to celebrate the ANC’s 112th anniversary. According to him, numerous forces are working against the ANC, attempting to remove it from power by forming alliances. Ramaphosa’s statement comes weeks after…

Fatal Bus Tragedy Spoils ANC Birthday Festivities

Several prominent ANC leaders in Limpopo had to alter their plans to commemorate the party’s 112th anniversary at Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga. They were compelled to attend to a devastating incident that resulted in the loss of five lives in Magoebaskloof, near Tzaneen. The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, January 13, 2024, when one of three buses ferrying ANC members overturned and fell 20 meters into the gorge after crashing onto the back of another on the…

Zuma’s MK Bombshell ‘Seeks To Topple ANC Leaders Who Jailed Him’ 

Ambitions for political office do not drive former President Jacob Zuma, but the strategic toppling of ANC leaders he believes sent him to jail without trial, said insiders.  According to sources close to Zuma, the former ANC leader’s decision to vote for the newly formed party, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK), in the 2024 general elections, and distance himself from “the ANC of Ramaphosa”, is part of a broader strategy to weaken and eventually remove the current leadership, led by President Cyril…

Greedy, Money-Driven Leaders Destroying ANC, Says Former Branch Chair

Greedy ANC leaders who have been corrupted by money are the reason staunch members are leaving because they have led the governing party astray, a former branch chairperson said.  Phaphano Phasha, who resigned as the ANC’s Brian Bunting Branch chairperson in Roodepoort near Johannesburg, said she left the liberation movement because the current leadership turned against the people after accessing billions in taxpayers’ money. In an interview with African Times, Phasha claimed that the current ANC leaders are greedy and…

Zama-Zama ‘Top Guns’ Live Large, Drive Lamborghinis – Cele

The South African Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, says efforts to root out those at the top of the illegal mining value chain are well on course, with “Level 5” kingpins identified as living in Dubai and Sandton. According to Cele, the Justice, Crime Prevention, and Security (JCPS) cluster has identified five distinct groups involved in illegal mining: miners, buyers, sellers, machine owners, and “kingpins” who reap the greatest financial rewards. Cele, who spoke at an ANC national executive committee…

COSATU Pours Cold Water On Mathabatha’s Bid To ‘Unite’ Alliance

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Limpopo has dismissed provincial ANC chairperson Stanley Mathabatha’s statement that the alliance partners in the province have kissed and made up. In preparation for the upcoming much-anticipated 2024 elections, the Mathabatha-led ANC provincial executive committee (PEC) agreed last week to set aside their differences and work together with Cosatu and the South African Communist Party (SACP) to keep the party in power. However, Cosatu resolved to take Mathabatha on by marching…

ANC MP Causes Social Media Stir With Chicken Ritual

A Limpopo ANC parliamentarian who has prevailed in a number of legal battles against the governing party has caused a stir after video footage of her slaughtering a chicken with her teeth went viral on social media. The video, which appeared on the social media site X (previously known as Twitter), shows MP Ponani Makhubele performing an unconventional act of slaughtering a chicken with her teeth. Makhubele, wearing a traditional healing dress, is seen gently approaching the banks of a…

Is Ramaphosa The ANC’s Last President of The Republic And Tuynhuis Tenant?

The imminent collapse of South Africa’s governing party, the African National Congress (ANC), is on the lips of every political commentator, agitator and aggregator, including those who were not born when the late anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela vacated the Union Buildings on June 14, 1999. To some, especially those with ambitions to be sworn in once the Independent Electoral Commission confirms the final tally of the 2024 elections, it has been written in the stars that President Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa…

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