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ANC, POLICE slam premier raid rumour

The African National Congress (ANC) and police in Mpumalanga issued what is probably the harshest statement in defence of the organisation’s provincial chairperson who is also the Premier of the province, David “DD” Mabuza. Both statements condemn those behind a rumour that ...

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Mohlala’s killers killed Sammy, says MEC Shongwe

Mpumalanga’s MEC for culture, sports and recreation, Vusi Shongwe, says his department’s head of communication and spokesperson was killed by the same “scavengers” who assassinated Mbombela’s speaker last year. Samuel “Sammy” Mpatlanyane (45) was shot to death by unknown gunmen in his ...

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Mayor and ten councillors axed

A major shakeup in a Mpumalanga municipality has seen its mayor and ten of its councillors being axed by the African National Congress (ANC). On Tuesday night, executive mayor of the Thaba Chweu municipality in Mashishing (formerly Lydenburg), Clara Ndlovu, and the ...

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The three years leading to Jimmy Mohlala’s death

MARCH 2006: Mbombela council official Differ Mogale signs a secret deal with the Matsafeni Trust to transfer a portion of their ancestral land to the municipality for the construction of the 2010 stadium. The land, worth R46 million, is transferred ...

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Jimmy Mohlala continues his fight from the grave

Murdered Speaker of Mbombela Municipality, Jimmy Mohlala, may have been killed and buried, however, he continues to fight in death, just as he did when he was still alive. Last week, Mohlala scored two important victories, the first was against Bobby Motaung ...

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Slain speaker killed days before testifying

Slain speaker of the Mbombela local municipality Jimmy Mohlala was assassinated a week before he was to testify against suspended municipal manager Jacob Dladla. Mohlala (44) was scheduled to testify on January 12 about Dladla’s refusal to implement 361 council ...

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