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Another former ANC mayor joins EFF

Mpumalanga’s former executive mayor at the Ehlanzeni district, Khosi Mkhonto, has joined the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) after being frustrated as an ANC member. Mkhonto served as mayor of the district, which consists of Mbombela, Mashishing (formerly Lydenburg), Malelane and ...

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ANCYL pushes again for “cabinet” reshuffle

Now that David Mabuza has been elected unopposed for a third term as chairman of the ANC in Mpumalanga, the party’s youth league is renewing calls that he get rid of five MECs. ANCYL national deputy president Desmond Moela, who ...

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SPY SAGA: Hunter becomes the hunted

It’s a case of the hunter becoming the hunted between politician-turned businessman, Mathews Phosa, and Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza as the spy saga took yet another twist. Almost a year since Mabuza announced that he was suing Phosa for R10 ...

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Zuma tells ministers to address Bushbuckridge problems before February

President Jacob Zuma  has given his ministers until February to address challenges raised by residents of Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga. Zuma, cabinet ministers and the provincial executive visited the area on Friday as part of the Presidential  Siyahlola Monitoring Programme. This is ...

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“The cat is back,” Premier tells his detractors

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza has warned his detractors that the time for mice running around the provincial government headquarters spreading rumours that he was either insane or dead has come to an end. Mabuza became the centre of attention during ...

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ANC leader expelled through social media

A high ranking leader and a member of the ruling ANC’s provincial executive committee in Mpumalanga province, Peter Nyoni, has been expelled from the party, following a disciplinary hearing on Monday. This decision has not been officially communicated to Nyoni, ...

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“MECs and HODs must fall,” ANCYL deputy president

ANC Youth League Deputy President Desmond Moela has called upon the newly returned Premier David Mabuza to deal harshly with MECs and top government officials who did as they pleased when the premier was off sick. During his welcome gathering ...

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EFF official in a plot selling scam

A member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) accused of illegally selling plots in Mpumalanga has been released on R1 000 bail. Edwin Mshika, from Mataffin near Mbombela, was arrested by the Nelspruit Commercial Branch unit on Friday. He was ...

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Feeding scheme part of R440m irregular expenditure

The Mpumalanga Department of Education’s nearly R500 million irregular expenditure has been attributed to failure to follow rules when allocating tenders for the province’s school feeding scheme and construction projects. The department’s 2014/15 Annual Report showed that it accumulated R162 ...

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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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