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Ramaphosa denies money donated to ANC members influenced cabinet

President Cyril Ramaphosa has rejected suggestions that payments made to African National Congress (ANC) members who helped him to become party president influenced his cabinet selections. Some Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members have resigned over money they received from Ramaphosa. The Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane asked during Ramaphosa’s[…]

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Former EFF members form new political party

A new political party has been born in South Africa. The African Federal Convention, AFCO, was launched in Johannesburg on Wednesday by leader Babayi Vusi Mathe. Mathe says he’s decided to form this party after leaving the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) as its former Head of Intelligence in KwaZulu-Natal. Mathe[…]

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Sanef, EFF to square off in court

The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) and the Economic Freedom Fighters will square off on Monday at the Equality Court in Pretoria over the alleged harassment of journalists by members of the party. This relates to Malema’s alleged hate speech he made outside the Zondo commission in November last year and on social[…]

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EFF remains unapologetic about Gordhan protest in Parliament

Facing potential sanctions for misbehaving in Parliament, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have remained defiant saying the rules do nothing but protect corrupt politicians. It all stems back to an issue from the week before when the EFF, led by Julius Malema, interrupted Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s department budget speech. They[…]

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SACP stands with Gordhan amid EFF fracas

Comrade Pravin [Gordhan], we are in solidarity with you, we are with you.” This was part of a message delivered by the SACP’s first deputy general-secretary, Solly Mapaila, to rousing applause from members of the tripartite alliance. Mapaila made the comments just hours after Gordhan faced a standoff from EFF[…]

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