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Newspaper distorted Zuma’s comments on racism: Presidency

The Presidency has accused Independent Newspapers of distorting President Jacob Zuma’s recent comments about racism in its coverage of his interview with eNCA. On Monday morning, the group’s titles “erroneously stated” that Zuma had said that racism was not an issue in South Africa, the Presidency said. “The President stated[…]

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Freedom of speech not absolute, says attorney

A local attorney has pinned the recent wave of racism scandals on a lack of understanding as to how freedom of speech is governed as per the South African Constitution. Local media has been awash with reports of incidents where citizens, including these within positions of prominence, have made questionable[…]

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Zuma stands by ‘ANC comes first’ comments

While he loves the ANC, it does not mean he loves his country less, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. This was in response to his comments at the KwaZulu-Natal ANC conference earlier this month that the “ANC comes first”. “South Africa needs a united, strong, cohesive and effective African[…]

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Lili arrested over ‘kill criminals’ comment

ANC provincial executive member Andile Lili was arrested on Wednesday night following his remarks earlier in the week that criminals should be “killed immediately and brutally”. Lili, who is also the leader of the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement, on Tuesday addressed a cheering crowd of supporters outside the Bellville Magistrate’s[…]

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Calls for Lili to withdraw criminals comment

Comments made by ANC provincial executive member Andile Lili that criminals should be “killed immediately and brutally” incites mob justice and must be withdrawn, the DA said on Wednesday. “If he does not withdraw his statements, the DA will lay a charge against him of inciting violence,” DA Western Cape[…]

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Dlamini’s Hitler comments were ‘freedom of speech’

The legal office of the University of Witwatersrand has found that the institution cannot fault its former SRC president Mcebo Dlamini for expressing his admiration for Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler. “On the basis of existing case evidence, the legal office found that Mr Dlamini’s utterances did not breach the exceptions[…]

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HRC not ready to release findings on king’s remarks

The SA Human Rights Commission is not ready yet to hand over the findings on its report on alleged xenophobic remarks by King Goodwill Zwelithini, an official said on Monday. “We are at this stage unable, in fact not ready, to release the preliminary findings. We’ve had to allow additional[…]

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Youth groups want Wits SRC president removed

Some youth organisations are supporting a call by the SA Union of Jewish Students for Wits University to remove its SRC president Mcebo Dlamini, following remarks he made about German dictator Adolf Hitler. AfriForum Youth said it supported SAUJS in its demand as Dlamini’s comments were racist. “We are glad[…]

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Scholar denies threats over ISIS comments

A Johannesburg based scholar has rubbished media reports that he was subject to threats over his condemnation of the Islamic State (ISIS). Maulana Shabbier Ahmed Saloojee was quoted in an article as saying he received threatening phone calls over his opposition to the group. He said the supposed threat was[…]

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CWU, SACP clash over Nzimande comments

The CWU and SACP on Tuesday exchanged criticism over comments allegedly made by the party’s general secretary Blade Nzimande regarding union funding. The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) claimed Nzimande had said unions had to stop helping one another financially in times of need, and chastised him for the comment. “Nzimande’s[…]

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