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DA headed for showdown as Zille shocks SA

As pressure mounts for him to be removed as leader and opposing camps gear up for a divisive and damaging clash, Maimane warns attempts to turn the DA into a ‘narrow, minority party’ would be dangerous for the country Former DA leader Helen Zille’s announcement that she would be contesting[…]

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Politicians react to Mmusi Maimane’s ‘Steinhoff-sponsored car’ scandal: ‘Hope you enjoyed church today’

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has raised eyebrows after allegations that he drove a Steinhoff-sponsored SUV, despite being warned not to. The claims were published in Rapport. The paper claimed that the car was given to Maimane during the 2016 elections by Markus Jooste, former CEO of Steinhoff. Investments worth billions were lost[…]

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DA councillor arrested, charged with business robbery

JOHANNESBURG – A Democratic Alliance councillor in the West Rand municipality has been arrested. He was one of three men arrested for the robbery of a Pep Store in Hillbrow this week. Police spokesperson Captain Musa Shihambe says police officers patrolling Pretoria and Catherine streets on Wednesday spotted a suspicious-looking Mercedes which[…]

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DA calls for a Sexual Offences Court

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called for the establishment of a Sexual Offences Court to deal with gender-based violence. A number of marches have been taking place around the country against the escalating problem. Maimane says gender-based violence is a specialised crime, hence the call for the establishment of the court. “People get arrested for[…]

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City of Cape Town will be looking at relaxing water tariffs

Mayor Dan Plato on Wednesday said the City of Cape Town will be looking at relaxing water tariffs at the end of the hydrological year in October/November to provide some additional relief to residents. Potentially reducing water tariffs This follows after heavy downpours in parts of the Western Cape in recent days, which has[…]

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Ramaphosa still has to explain Bosasa funding: Maimane

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, says President Cyril Ramaphosa still has a case to answer on whether or not he deliberately misled Parliament over receiving R500 000 from Bosasa for his campaign for African National Congress (ANC) presidency. Maimane says his party will reconsider its position once the Public[…]

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