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How the deputy president fooled Mpumalanga people

2012 - The year he promised construction was starting.

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The adviser who got R21m, for a half done job

One of the mysteries of the HATC and the Creative Cultural Hub is the appointment of a company for what the department refers to as the “transactional advisor” or at times also referred to as a “transaction advisor”. During the ...

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“This thing doesn’t look like Mandela”

  When Mpumalanga premier, Refilwe Mtshweni, unveiled the province’s first Madiba statue, I received a Whatsapp message accompanied by a picture: “This thing doesn’t look like Mandela”, read the message. As an artist myself, I sympathised with the sculptor, because ...

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Legislature’s Mwale joins the “untouchables” league

Mpumalanga provincial legislature secretary is fast becoming one of the province’s untouchables as corruption allegations against him pile up without the prospects of any consequences.  A scathing auditor-general report and corruption cases opened against Mpumalanga legislature Secretary, Linda Mwale and ...

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“MY MOTHER IS DEAD, I WANT TO SEE HER”

WATCH VIDEO “My mother is dead, I want to go and see her.” These were the words of a five-year old boy after witnessing her mother being allegedly stabbed by her boyfriend. The 21-year-old Mpumalanga law student, Treasure Ndlovu, survived ...

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Kanyamazane rejects Premier again

Residents of Kanyamazane have once more prevented embattled Mpumalanga Premier, Refilwe Mtsweni from addressing them.  This was after Mtsweni’s Spokesperson, Zibonele Mncwango had issued a Media alert that she would be addressing the community at Kanyamazane on Monday morning. Police ...

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Legislature justifies Speaker’s R50 000 Christmas hotel bill

The Mpumalanga provincial legislature has defended its decision to splurge almost R50 000 of taxpayers’ money on former Speaker, Thandi Shongwe’s unexplained stay at a luxurious hotel during the 2015-2016 festive season. Spokesperson for the Legislature, Zama Memela-Gamede, confirmed that ...

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Premier fires, reappoints visionless MEC Mashego

In an unexpected move, Mpumalanga premier, Refilwe Mtshweni removed the MEC for health Gillion Mashego, but shortly after announcing his removal, she told journalists that, in fact Mashego will remain as MEC in the department of public works, roads and transport. ...

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Premier’s Office won’t report thief

The Office of the Premier has admitted that a fraud perpetrator is still in the employ of government, and that they will not report him to the police. In response to a media enquiry following an investigation by Ziwaphi, premier’s ...

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Dodgy heads of department busted

The MEC for finance and economic development and tourism has accused heads of departments in Mpumalanga province of abusing government policy to mismanage funds allocated to departments. Kholwane decried that HODs budget for specific items, knowing very well that they ...

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