Voice of the Cape


Your government has failed you – Malema

South Africans who vote for the African National Congress have only themselves to blame if their service delivery needs are not met, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Sunday. The ANC needed to remember there was “a difference between government and retailers”, he told about 1 500 supporters[…]

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Hawks deny Gordhan inquiry moved to new unit

South Africa’s elite Hawks police unit denied on Sunday a report that an investigation involving Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, which has helped to weaken the rand, has been transferred to another part of the force. Citing an unnamed source, the City Press newspaper said the police crime intelligence unit had[…]

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Beware of fake Zam Zam water

The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa has urged Muslims to be cautious about Islamic outlets that are selling bottles of Zam Zam water that may be allegedly fake and filled with ordinary tap water. Zam Zam water is derived from the well of Zam Zam in Makkah, Saudi Arabia and is[…]

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Malaysia govt backs Islamic penal law

The Malaysian government has pledged its support for an Islamic penal code seeking to expand the jurisdiction of Shariah law by introducing harsh punishments like amputations and stoning, shocking its predominantly multi-ethnic society. Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government unexpectedly submitted for parliamentary approval a controversial bill that had been proposed[…]

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Far-right anti-migrant rally sweeps Paris

A far-right rally has been held in Paris with hundreds of young people taking to the streets to join the demonstration organized by the French anti-immigration Generation Identitaire movement to protest against “islamization.” Hundreds of people marched through the streets of Paris waving French national flags and holding giant banners[…]

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Tik worth R7,5m seized at OR Tambo

The latest drug bust at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg netted 25kg of tik (crystal methamphetamine) valued at R7.5-million on Friday night. South African Revenue Service customs officials made the seizure during an inspection of a flight from Cotonou in Benin‚ West Africa. “All unaccompanied bags were escorted to[…]

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EFF claims ANC behind alleged ‘campaign violence’

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has condemned violent acts the party claims was allegedly caused by the ANC during their campaign gatherings. “The ANC leadership is involved in the programme to violently disrupt EFF activities because they know the EFF appeals to the people and will defeat them in the[…]

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