JULY 2016 - THE SPY minister for state security, David Mahlobo taking his job very seriously at an election rally in Mbombela.
2016 – Year-In-Review
2016 - The Year In Review
Mpumalanga’s top student
The province’s best learner, Sumaiya Jeewa, from Middelburg Muslim School was this year’s recipient of a Toyota Aygo and several other prizes.
Department suspends officials
Department of Human Settlements has confirmed that the officials have been suspended and face an internal disciplinary hearing for financial misconduct.
ANC leader defects to EFF
Former Ehlanzeni regional executive member Sipho Monareng, who led the Save Mpumalanga ANC movement, joined to the Economic Freedom Fighters
ANCYL’s Sasekani joins legislature
On 18 February ANCYL’s provincial secretary Sasekani Manzini was sworn in as a member of the provincial legislature, replacing ANC backbencher Basani Violet Nkuna, who “resigned”.
MECs are useless, looters
African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) deputy president Desmond Moela has accused MECs in Mpumalanga of being useless and looters.
EFF member stabbed at SOPA
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member Nduduzi Mnisi, from Hazyview, is stabbed during Premier David Mabuza’s State of the Province Address (Sopa).
ANC’s fake defection ritual
Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Mpumalanga claim ANC coerced into a fake defection “ritual” against their will.
Mabuza, SACP smoke peace pipe
ANC provincial chairperson apologises for the hardships he caused to activists due to his differences with the South African Communist Party (SACP).
ANC borrows from apartheid scripture
On March 31 Constitutional Court ruled that President Jacob Zuma “failed to uphold, defend and respect the Constitution.” The ANC says its rule comes from God, quoting from Roman Chapter 13, the same scripture that the apartheid government used to justify apartheid rule.
Mandela’s R3 million video “vanishes”
The R3 million video that Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza’s office paid for using taxpayer’s money as part of the province’s R70 million memorial services for late former President Nelson Mandela does not exist
Illegals will sh*t themselves
A Mpumalanga MEC threatened to deport illegal immigrants who participated in a mass protests, saying “bazonya.”
Mandela’s R4,5m unaccounted for
Leaked documents reveal that Mpumalanga premier’s office authorised the payment of R4,5 million to Carol Bouwer Productions (CBP), for an unidentified service as part of the province’s R70 million splurge for the late president Nelson Mandela memorial services in 2013.
Nkomazi municipality bans Malema
Nkomazi local municipality has barred the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, from using a municipal stadium to address his supporters ahead of the local government elections.
Clash at Lily Mine
ANC and EFF supporters clash at march to demand the resumption of rescue operation for three Lily Mine employees trapped underground
Probe killings, say widows
Mpumalanga’s political widows, Pinky Mpatlanyane and Bony Mohlala want fresh probe into the killing of their husbands – Sammy and Jimmy respectively. This, after premier David Mabuza claimed he knew who was behind political killings.
SACP picket locked out
SACP pickets outside SABC offices. Mbombela City Centre and SABC management agree to lock the picketers out of the premises.
The Chief Spy at work
JULY 2016 – THE SPY minister for state security, David Mahlobo taking his job very seriously at an election rally in Mbombela, squeezed himself between the chairs of ANC president Jacob Zuma and ANC provincial chairperson David Mabuza.
Mabuza removes 4 MECs
Premier David Mabuza axes four MECs saying this was in response to dissatisfaction that the people of the province had raised.
Legislature’s tender family
Legislature exposed for getting quotes from only two companies belonging to a couple who have alleged links to the legislature secretary, Linda Mwale.
Speaker’s lap of luxury
Legislature exposed after buying two luxury SUV vehicles costing almost R3 million for speaker Thandi Shongwe in 14 months. The other vehicle disappears after returning from panel beaters.