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The Year In Review

Mpumalanga’s political scene was as frenzy as always. We have, however, selected some of the issues which kept the people of the province talking. JANUARY 2015 79% Matric Pass: The year started on a positive note, with Mpumalanga obtained its highest ever ...

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SPY SAGA: Hunter becomes the hunted

It’s a case of the hunter becoming the hunted between politician-turned businessman, Mathews Phosa, and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza as the spy saga took yet another twist. Almost a year since Mabuza announced that he was suing Phosa for R10 ...

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The Cat that came from a sick bed to declare war

Listening to ANCYL deputy president, Desmond Moela’s speech during the return of Mpumalanga premier, David Mabuza, from a lengthy sick leave, one can almost tell what type of a leader Mabuza is. A question may be asked, why use Moela’s ...

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ANC leader expelled through social media

A high ranking leader and a member of the ruling ANC’s provincial executive committee in Mpumalanga province, Peter Nyoni, has been expelled from the party, following a disciplinary hearing on Monday. This decision has not been officially communicated to Nyoni, ...

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YES, I PAID VENTER: Admits Premier Mabuza’s lawyer

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza’s lawyer Ian Small-Smith has admitted paying money for Jan Venter’s legal fees in his cases against his former employer, Dr Mathews Phosa. Small-Smith’s startling admission follows Ziwaphi’s expose in the previous edition which published copies of ...

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Bank silent on possible ANC fraud

First National Bank is refusing to answer media enquiries regarding a teller who has been appending the bank’s official stamps on blank ANC membership forms, which are believed to be used in manipulating the ANC’s membership system. The teller may ...

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HOD mum over security clearance

Mpumalanga provincial government’s head of treasury has failed to answer media questions whether she has a security clearance or not. This follows the emergence of allegations that the head of department for provincial treasury, Nombedesho Nkamba, does not have security ...

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Troubled MEGA gets new CE

The Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency has a new chief executive officer, affectionately known as Mr X, and this is the man that the leaders in the province believe will finally find the solution to the troubled parastatal. Xola Sithole was ...

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AFCON 2013 scandal – city manager fired

Ziwaphi’s exposé of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) scandal claimed its first casualty with the decision by the Mbombela municipality to dismiss the capital city’s manager, Xolani Mzobe for his role in the scandal. Last year, Ziwaphi exposed the ...

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Ex-COO gets a backdoor job

Both the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) and the Department of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism have failed to explain the processes followed in the controversial appointment of the agency’s former chief operations officer (COO), Edward Thwala. Thwala’s five-year ...

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