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How official may have abused taxpayers’ money to buy underwear, jeans etc.

Men’s underwear, designer jeans, jerseys and striped shirts, are some of the items that a manager in the Mpumalanga provincial legislature allegedly bought using the tax-payers’ money. An investigation by Ziwaphi has uncovered how a Mpumalanga provincial legislature senior manager ...

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How the deputy president fooled Mpumalanga people

2012 - The year he promised construction was starting.

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“This thing doesn’t look like Mandela”

  When Mpumalanga premier, Refilwe Mtshweni, unveiled the province’s first Madiba statue, I received a Whatsapp message accompanied by a picture: “This thing doesn’t look like Mandela”, read the message. As an artist myself, I sympathised with the sculptor, because ...

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IT magnate rejects “free” R5 million, gets death threats

A brave Johannesburg businessperson refused R5 million in exchange to being part of an arranged “joint venture” to siphon money from the Mpumalanga provincial legislature. The owner of Sarafusion (PTY) LTD, known only as Mr B Musaruwa, is an expert in ...

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Kanyamazane rejects Premier again

Residents of Kanyamazane have once more prevented embattled Mpumalanga Premier, Refilwe Mtsweni from addressing them.  This was after Mtsweni’s Spokesperson, Zibonele Mncwango had issued a Media alert that she would be addressing the community at Kanyamazane on Monday morning. Police ...

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Legislature justifies Speaker’s R50 000 Christmas hotel bill

The Mpumalanga provincial legislature has defended its decision to splurge almost R50 000 of taxpayers’ money on former Speaker, Thandi Shongwe’s unexplained stay at a luxurious hotel during the 2015-2016 festive season. Spokesperson for the Legislature, Zama Memela-Gamede, confirmed that ...

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Premier fires, reappoints visionless MEC Mashego

In an unexpected move, Mpumalanga premier, Refilwe Mtshweni removed the MEC for health Gillion Mashego, but shortly after announcing his removal, she told journalists that, in fact Mashego will remain as MEC in the department of public works, roads and transport. ...

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School to be named after Nzima

A public school to be named after the legendary and award winning photo-journalist Sam Nzima will be built in Lillydale. This was announced by the premier, Refilwe Mtsweni during her maiden policy and budget speech on Tuesday. “During the funeral of ...

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Premier’s Office won’t report thief

The Office of the Premier has admitted that a fraud perpetrator is still in the employ of government, and that they will not report him to the police. In response to a media enquiry following an investigation by Ziwaphi, premier’s ...

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Listeriosis virus claims 11 in Mpumalanga

The recent outbreak of the Listeriosis virus has claimed the lives of eleven (11) people in the province. This was announced by the MEC of health, Gillion Mashego during his policy and budget speech at the provincial legislature on Tuesday. ...

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