SA Navy rocked by submarine tragedy

By Aneeqa du Plessis Tragedy struck the SA Navy yesterday after seven of its members were involved in a fatal incident during a training exercise in Kommetjie. The incident that happened near Slangkop Lighthouse left three deceased and four others injured. According to a statement released by the South African[…]

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Zuma finally appoints commission of inquiry into state capture

In a statement released on Tuesday evening, Zuma said Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng selected Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Mnyamezeli Mlungisi Zondo to head the commission. Zuma says while he has “reservations” about the legality of North Gauteng High Court directive that Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng appoint the judge, he has[…]

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SABC Inquiry committee awaits parly’s legal advice on report

Parliament’s legal advisers are expected to give an opinion on whether the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) inquiry draft report can be sent to the affected parties without recommendations. Debate flared up on Thursday between the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Ad hoc Committee,[…]

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SABC inquiry MPs to begin drafting report

The ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the SABC board will begin deliberations on its draft parliamentary report on Thursday. Deliberations are set down from 10:00 to 17:00 in Parliament. The ad hoc committee’s working document, which highlights some of the preliminary findings from the nine days of[…]

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MPs want inquiry over Phiyega support

Parliament’s police committee wants a board of inquiry to be established to look into the actions of provincial and divisional commissioners, who openly declared their support for suspended head Riah Phiyega. Discussing the final draft of the report into the committee’s section 201 investigation into the matter, Members of Parliament[…]

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Riah Phiyega suspended

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega will remain on suspension with full pay until the board of inquiry into her fitness to hold office has completed its work, the Presidency said on Wednesday. The Farlam Commission, headed by retired Judge Ian Farlam, investigating the deaths of 44 people killed during strike-related[…]

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Phiyega has until Monday to challenge suspension

National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has until Monday to motivate why she should not be suspended pending the inquiry into her fitness to hold office. President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday announced that the board of inquiry would be made up of Judge Cornelis Johannes Claassen, who would chair it, and[…]

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Cape Flats residents want inquiry into organised crime

President Jacob Zuma should deploy the military or other official forces to stabilise Hanover Park, Cape Flats residents demanded on Tuesday. In a memorandum of demands handed over to a representative of the presidency, the residents also asked that a commission of inquiry to investigate organised crime in the Western[…]

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French judges end inquiry into Arafat’s 2004 death

French judges re-examining the evidence surrounding the 2004 death of former president Yasser Arafat have concluded their investigations, the prosecutors office in the Paris suburb of Nanterre said Tuesday. “The judges have closed their dossier and it was sent to the prosecutor on April 30,” he said. The prosecutor now[…]

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