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Mkhwebane Demands R5 Million From Daily Maverick Over ‘Derogatory Headline’

Former Public Protector and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member of parliament (MP) Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane…

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…

Carl Niehaus, ARETA Members, Join EFF In Bid To Unseat ANC

In a new political twist, African Radical Economic Transformation Alliance (ARETA) President Carl Niehaus has…

EFF Councillor Lives in Fear As Home is Petrol-Bombed ‘Over Road Project’

An Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) councillor in Limpopo lives in fear after his home was…

ANC’s Donkey Label Drove Me Into EFF Arms – Ngrayi Ngwenya

The EFF’s decision to embrace Michael “Ngrayi” Ngwenya, a polarizing figure known for his aggressive tactics and suppression of opposing viewpoints within the ANC in Mpumalanga, has sparked a wave of controversy. On Sunday, Ngwenya was paraded as one of the 3,000 former ANC members recruited to join the red berets as part of an undoubtedly calculated strategy to bolster their electoral prospects within the Nkomazi sub-region. According to Ngwenya, the ANC drove him to the EFF. “No one in…

“Kill the Boer” Furore Exposes The Irrationality of White Fears As A Determining Factor In SA Politics

John Steenhuisen, the DA Leader, was three months old when the apartheid police massacred Hector Pieterson and other youths on June 16, 1976. His fellow DA leader, Federal Council Chairperson Helen Zille, was 25 and working as a journalist at the Rand Daily Mail. Their fellow traveller Kallie Kriel, the Afriforum CEO and face of white Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa, was six years and three months old.  The trio are the faces of white South Africans who accuse EFF…

EFF Formally Urges BRICS Heads Of State To Boycott Summit

South Africa’s third biggest political party, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), has formally written to the BRICS heads of state, urging them to boycott the upcoming summit in the country later this month.  The EFF’s stance on the boycott follows South Africa’s failure to guarantee protection for Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was initially expected to attend the summit in Johannesburg physically but cancelled last month.  The summit is a meeting between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa on…

‘Mashatile’s VIP Protectors Learned From National Assembly Bullies’

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has likened the incident in which Deputy President Paul Mashatile’s security detail assaulted motorists on the N1 highway in Johannesburg to the actions of parliamentary police officers who have unleashed violence on opposition members in the past. Malema was speaking during a media briefing held at Uncle Tom’s Hall in Soweto earlier today. He was speaking in reference to the assault that took place on the N1 over the weekend, where motorists who…

ANC Defends Lawmaker Over Claims He Has No Matric Certificate 

The African National Congress (ANC) in Mpumalanga’s Ehlanzeni region has refuted claims that its regional leader, Jackie Macie, is of Mozambican origin and has no matric certificate. This was in response to an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) statement mocking Macie’s swearing-in at the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature this week. Provincial EFF leader Collen Sedibe said Macie, a former Council Speaker at the Nkomazi Local Municipality, was not fit to become a lawmaker as he had not completed Grade 12. “The EFF…

Gordhan Must Go, Says EFF

The EFF has called upon President Cyril Ramaphosa to fire Department of Public Entreprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for allegedly deliberately destroying state-owned companies and running the South African economy down the drain. Spokesperson Sinawo Thambo said the office of the Auditor-General’s damning reports into the state-owned enterprises overseen by the minister were proof of his incompetence in managing the department. “The calls for the immediate removal of Pravin Gordhan as Minister of Public Enterprises for his deliberate destruction of strategic…

King Charles’ coronation: EFF slams ‘flaunting of stolen diamond’

Left-wing political party, the EFF, has once again condemned the British monarchy’s continuous public display of the diamond taken from South Africa in 1907, said to be worth R6 billion, that adorns the royal crown. The party was responding to the display of the world’s biggest diamond, known as the Star of Africa, at the coronation of British monarch King Charles III in London on Saturday. The diamond was discovered in South Africa and handed over to the British Monarchy…

Bester more likely to serve time in Tanzania – lawyer Godrich Gardee

A PROMINENT lawyer has cautioned South Africans not to hold their breath on the immediate return of recaptured rapist and murderer Thabo Bester.  Godrich Gardee, who is also former EFF secretary-general Gardee, said the Tanzanian Police Field Force Unit (FFU) had a reputation for holding criminals accountable. He told African Times that they might force Bester and his accomplices to first serve time in that country for violating its immigration laws before handing them over to their South African counterparts. …

The Panic And Paranoia Could Only Expose Government’s Shortcomings And Propensity For Heavy-Handedness And Militarisation

 MOGOMOTSI MOGODIRI WHILST reflecting on the impact of the EFF “national shutdown”, my attention was drawn to a media statement on the use of the army to suppress legitimate protests in eSwatini released by the ANC in 2021. In it, the ANC emphatically scolded the eSwatini junta by stating, in part, that “the use of security forces to quell political dissent and the failure to address legitimate civilian concerns complicates the conflict and adds fuel to the fire”.  It is…

State security questioned over ‘wrong shutdown intelligence’

EFF leader Julius Malema has questioned the strength of the South African intelligence community following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s deployment of the army for a month. Ramaphosa deployed the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in the wake of reports that the EFF’s national shutdown might result in anarchy characterised by looting, vandalism, and loss of life. The deployment of more than 3 000 SANDF members has cost the taxpayers R160 million. However, Malema has slated intelligence operatives for allegedly misinforming…

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