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Who is this DD Mabuza?

A Gauteng high court judge appealed for peace to prevail in Mpumalanga at the end of a gruelling weeklong legal showdown between two of the province’s influential leaders, but the battle seems far from over. “I wish you all the ...

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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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Mabuza’s witness reveals alleged plot to kill Phosa

The man who once accused former Mpumalanga premier, Dr Mathews Phosa, of authoring a report which claimed that the current premier, David Mabuza was an apartheid-era spy, now claims there’s a plot to kill Phosa. Jan Venter, once employed as ...

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Deputy ANCYL boss denies HR director appointment was a dodgy affair

Mpumalanga education authorities have denied suggestions that the requirements of a director’s post in the Department of Education were lowered to suit newly elected deputy president of the ANC Youth League (ANCYL), Desmond Moela. Provincial department spokesman Jasper Zwane said ...

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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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ANC’s cash man mum on R2m tender in wife’s dept

Mpumalanga’s overgenerous ANC regional deputy chairman Siphiwe Nathaniel Mashile has refused to comment on a R2 million tender he received from the same provincial department where his wife is an official. Mashile, of the Ehlanzeni regional ANC structure, made headlines ...

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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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Premier denies “dirty tricks”

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza allegedly formed a “dirty tricks” task team and promised its members R3 million and government jobs if they quashed allegations that he was behind political assassinations in the province. Mabuza, through his spokesman, admitted to being ...

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Premier Mabuza’s office spends R5 million on cars

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza’s office has bought three luxury vehicles worth R5 million in one year for his use. At least one of these was purchased barely a few weeks after finance minister Pravin Gordhan announced cost curtailment measures to ...

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