Judgment in the defamation case brought by senior ANC leader Derek Hanekom against former president Jacob Zuma is expected in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court on Friday. Hanekom is suing Zuma to the tune of R500 000 for defamation following a tweet on July 25 in which he referred to Hanekom[…]
And here we are, thinking that official statements from the ANC are meant to be diplomatic: Their response to Derek Hanekom’s little rendezvous with EFF back in 2017 has unleashed a torrent of fury from the ruling party, who slammed the official in the Presidency for “being a wedge-driver” in[…]
Former South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said he expects to be charged over an investigative unit set up when he ran the revenue service as a battle rages in the African National Congress to choose a successor to President Jacob Zuma as party leader in December. Gordhan, who was[…]
The ANC has taken aim at MP and chairperson of its disciplinary committee Derek Hanekom. Hanekom, who was tourism minister before losing his position in the Cabinet reshuffle in March, did not want to comment on a letter written to him by the ANC. In the letter, Hanekom was given[…]
Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan says he was surprised by the scale of state capture revealed through the #GuptaLeaks, saying South Africa could have doubled social grants with the suggested R100bn stolen. Gordhan and his former deputy Mcebisi Jonas were speaking at a panel discussion at a Daily Maverick media[…]
Never fall into the trap of defending wrongdoing, chairperson of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation Derek Hanekom warned on Tuesday. He was speaking at a multi-faith prayer session at Liliesleaf Farm for Ahmed Kathrada, who is recovering from surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain. “We know which party[…]
A “fierce” and “robust” ANC national executive committee meeting had to be extended as it could not agree on holding a secret vote for President Jacob Zuma to step down. The meeting which was due to end on Sunday has been extended to Monday. However, spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said the[…]
Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom is reviewing the new visa regulations regarding children which came into effect on 1st June to ensure that South Africa does not have a loss of existing and potential tourist markets. The regulation states that children under 18 who are travelling with both parents are[…]
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