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Malema vows to beat corruption charges

EFF leader Julius Malema was confident of beating looming fraud, corruption, money-laundering, and racketeering charges against him, he said on Monday. “I do not fear anything, because I know I’ve not done anything wrong,” Malema told journalists outside the High Court in Pretoria. He was referring to his pending trial,[…]

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“Profiling targets US Muslims too”

A leading American Muslim civil rights activist has complained that US Muslims were enduring similar racial profiling to African-American in Ferguson suburb in Missouri state. “Profiling in post-9/11 America of Arab-Americans and South-Asian Americans cannot be dealt with in a silo separate from the profiling and misconduct that is done[…]

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Syria could work with West against ‘terror’

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem has said that his country is ready to work with the international community to battle against “terrorists” within the framework of a recent UN resolution. In a news conference in Damascus on Monday, he also warned that Syria must be involved in co-ordinating any air[…]

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Mufti Menk ‘attacked’

A group of men have attempted to assault renowned Zimbabwean scholar, Mufti Ismail Menk. The incident took place at the Overport City Shopping Centre in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday evening, 18th August. According to a source, Mufti Menk was at the shopping centre and as he was about to leave, a[…]

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Irony of tearing pages: “Why Israel?” and MRN’s advocacy role

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat Advocacy for justice and human rights defines the role of a multitude of social movements across the world.  It has purpose and follows rigorous process in addition to creating networks and sustainable partnerships sharing common goals.  Methods may differ amongst various formations which constitute a vibrant kaleidoscope[…]

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Malema back in court over taxes

EFF leader Julius Malema’s lawyers were expected to argue in court on Monday why a provisional sequestration order against him should not be made final. In May, Malema’s provisional sequestration was extended and the matter was postponed. According to Sunday’s Rapport, the SA Revenue Service (Sars), would ask for a[…]

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Khayelitsha inquiry report to be released

The final report of the commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha, Cape Town will be handed over on Monday. The commissioners, former Constitutional Court justice Kate O’Regan and advocate Vusi Pikoli, would present the report to Western Cape premier Helen Zille and community safety MEC Dan Plato. The report[…]

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Public Protector letter concerning: ANC

The ANC was concerned on Sunday by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela sending President Jacob Zuma a letter after his reply to Parliament over Madonsela’s Nkandla report. “It is the view of the ANC that the Office of the Public Protector has done its work which it referred to Parliament for[…]

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Islamic State captures key Syrian air base

Fighters from the Islamic State group have taken over an airbase in northeast Syria, capturing it from government forces after fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group and state media have said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), a London-based rights group, said at least 346[…]

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