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Slain ANC leader spoke of hit list

When you get involved in ANC party politics in Mpumalanga, you know you may be killed. This is according to ANC councillor candidate Themba Mpila, whose friend Michael “Zane” Phelembe was shot at his home in Pienaar, outside Mbombela, on ...

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EFF member shot at Malema rally

Mpumalanga police are investigating a case of attempted murder following a shooting incident in which an Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member sustained an injury to his leg while attending a Julius Malema election campaign in Nkomazi. The shooting took place ...

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Premier probably encouraged witness to lie against Phosa – judge

Mpumalanga premier David Mabuza may have encouraged a witness to lie against businessman and politician, Mathews Phosa, said Gauteng High Court Judge Bill Prinsloo when he handed down judgment in the R10m civil claim that Mabuza had brought against Phosa. ...

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A blow to premier Mabuza as witness’s testimony expunged from court records

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza suffered a setback in his R10 million law suit against businessman Mathews Phosa after a judge at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled that evidence from one of Mabuza’s witnesses be expunged from the court ...

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Mandela memorial scandal: R4,5m paid, but for what?

langa premier’s office authorised the payment of R4,5 million to Carol Bouwer Productions (CBP), for an unidentified service as part of the province’s R70 million splurge for the late president Nelson Mandela memorial services in 2013. This follows the revelations ...

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Philile drops nursing dream to care for orphaned siblings

Twenty-year-old Philile Nindi has given up her dreams of being a nurse to take care of her younger siblings after both their parents died of cancer. At 18, Nindi, from Matsulu outside Mpumalanga’s capital city, dropped out of Grade 10 ...

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ANC’s “apartheid” scripture a surprise to church leaders

The South African Council of Churches (SACC) has warned the African National Congress (ANC) against using the same Biblical scriptures that apartheid presidents often quoted to defend racial discrimination and oppression in the past. This follows a recent statement from ...

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“My ears are intact,” says councillor

A Mpumalanga capital city councillor has denied media reports that both his ears were cut off when angry community members attacked him the nomination of a ward councillor in Kanyamazane outside Mbombela. The councillor, Bheki Zulu, who is also the ...

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Why a new vaginal ring could be a game-changer in HIV prevention

The results of the two studies showing that a vaginal ring can help reduce the risk HIV infection among women is being hailed as an important HIV prevention breakthrough. Launched four years ago, the two clinical trials, known as ASPIRE and The Ring Study, ...

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SACP leader’s murder case postponed for six months

It will take six months before members of the South African Communist Party (SACP) in Mpumalanga can hear what happened to their late comrade Bomber Ntshangase. Ntshangase was killed in Bethal on May 4 2010, in what his comrades have ...

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