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ANC, POLICE slam rumour

The African National Congress (ANC) and police in Mpumalanga issued what is probably the harshest statement in defence of the organisation’s provincial chairperson who is also the Premier of the province, David “DD” Mabuza. Both statements condemn those behind a ...

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ANC, POLICE slam premier raid rumour

The African National Congress (ANC) and police in Mpumalanga issued what is probably the harshest statement in defence of the organisation’s provincial chairperson who is also the Premier of the province, David “DD” Mabuza. Both statements condemn those behind a rumour that ...

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Chiwayo reacts to ANC’s decision to recall him

Chiwayo defies ANC decision to recall him Lassy Chiwayo was appointed as the executive mayor of Mbombela local municipality since 2008 after the removal of Justice Nsibande. In March 2010, the ANC Ehlanzeni region took a decision to recall him, just ...

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Mpumalanga Hawks boss to probe political murders

Safety and security authorities in Mpumalanga hope that the newly appointment provincial head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Simon Mapyane, can crack the whip on crime in the province, including the unsolved political murder cases. Mabutho Sithole, spokesperson ...

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Mpumalanga Hawks boss to probe political murders

Safety and security authorities in Mpumalanga hope that the newly appointment provincial head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, Simon Mapyane, can crack the whip on crime in the province, including the unsolved political murder cases. Mabutho Sithole, spokesperson for premier ...

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What about the state of the economy?

The Premier’s state of the Province Address has wholesomely been criticized by the opposition parties and independent political commentators for being among other “offences”: shallow and making old promises that are tired. Ziwaphi understates the philosophy that underpinned the speech. ...

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Mohlala’s killers killed Sammy, says MEC Shongwe

Mpumalanga’s MEC for culture, sports and recreation, Vusi Shongwe, says his department’s head of communication and spokesperson was killed by the same “scavengers” who assassinated Mbombela’s speaker last year. Samuel “Sammy” Mpatlanyane (45) was shot to death by unknown gunmen in his ...

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MEC Manana orders probe into the “hit list”

The MEC for Community safety, security and liaison in Mpumalanga province has asked the Provincial Commissioner of police in Mpumalanga, Thulani Ntobela, to set up an investigation into the alleged hit-list that contains the names of people who are blowing ...

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ANC threatens to fire councillors unless 2010 kingpin reinstated

The African National Congress (ANC) is ordering Mpumalanga’s capital city to re-instate a municipal manager who was suspended almost one year ago for maladministration. Mbombela municipal manager Jacob Dladla was suspended in February after defying 361 council resolutions and approving ...

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Mayor and ten councillors axed

A major shakeup in a Mpumalanga municipality has seen its mayor and ten of its councillors being axed by the African National Congress (ANC). On Tuesday night, executive mayor of the Thaba Chweu municipality in Mashishing (formerly Lydenburg), Clara Ndlovu, and the ...

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