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Sex scandal cover-up claims rock legislature

After months of denial by the Mpumalanga legislature that one of its senior managers was implicated in a sexual harassment scandal, new information has emerged which confirms the allegations. In October 2016, the Mpumalanga provincial legislature spokesperson, Zamagambu Memela-Gamede denied ...

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Speaker’s car is safe to drive – panel beater

The Mpumalanga legislature may have lied in order to splurge almost R1.5 million on a new vehicle for speaker, Thandi Shongwe, after the vehicle she had been using was involved in an accident. In a statement issued in September 2016 ...

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Disabled government employees shut out of work due to broken elevators

Disabled government employees in Mpumalanga are forced to go back home because elevators in most buildings at the provincial government complex are broken. An investigation by Ziwaphi revealed that of the 6 government buildings, only two had elevators that are ...

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Molefe often visited the Gupta home – Atul Gupta

Eskom CEO, Brian Molefe often visited the Gupta home at Saxonwold. This was confirmed by one of the Gupta brothers, Atul, during an interview with former Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela. According to the State of Capture report which was released ...

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DA’s U-turn on blue lights

The Democratic Alliance (DA) – led City of Tshwane municipality says it will not remove the blue lights from the official vehicle used by the executive mayor of the capital because it is expensive to do so. This is despite ...

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Mpumalanga splurges R3m on cars for Legislature speaker

Mpumalanga province has splurged almost R3 million on two luxury German SUV cars for the legislature speaker, Thandi Shongwe, a mere 14 months apart. According to documents seen by Ziwaphi, soon after the 2014 national and provincial elections, then secretary ...

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A useless reshuffle, lessons for those who go up

Finally the inevitable but futile exercise of “cabinet” reshuffle in Mpumalanga has happened. In two weeks, Mpumalanga premier, David Mabuza, made four changes to his executive council (also called cabinet), but as always there is unlikely going to be any ...

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Premier gives four MECs the boot

Mpumalanga premier, David Mabuza on Wednesday axed two more members of the executive council (MECs), bringing to four the number of MECs who lost their jobs within a week. Mabuza axed the MEC for agriculture, rural development, land and environmental ...

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AG makes damning findings against the legislature

The Mpumalanga provincial legislature failed to submit its tender files for auditing purpose, according to the Auditor-General’s (AG) report for the 2015/16 financial year. This was just one of the damning findings contained in the AG’s report on the audit ...

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Premier breaks silence on axed MECs

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza has broken his silence on the removal of two MECs and he also hinted that this was in response to dissatisfaction that the people of the province had raised. “As you deploy our cadres, you must ...

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