Jackson Mthembu

Activists say ICASA’s shutting down of community radio stations are an attempt to “violate democratic values”

Africa’s oldest community radio station project has called on government to uphold its commitments to the community radio sector, as the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) announced plans to shut down dozens of local stations On Friday, 18 October 2019, the National Community Radio Forum (NCRF) held an[…]

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Mantashe, Duarte move to end tension

The ANC’s top leadership moved to defuse tensions in the party’s parliamentary caucus this week, after ANC chief whip Jackson Mthembu’s call for the national executive committee (NEC) to step down caused disquiet in some quarters. Four ANC sources in Parliament independently told City Press that the party’s secretary-general, Gwede[…]

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ANC soon disintegrating: analyst

Newly appointed African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu over the weakened raised eyebrows when he called on the ANC executive leadership to step down. Mthembu reportedly told the City Press newspaper that the governing party’s current leadership is worse than its Apartheid predecessors. He further slammed the use[…]

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Mthembu tipped as next ANC chief whip

Former ANC spokesman Jackson Mthembu is widely tipped to become the party’s chief whip. Independent Media has reliably been informed that an announcement is imminent. Mthembu is believed to be the front-runner to succeed Stone Sizani. National Assembly house chairwoman Thoko Didiza is also said to be in the running.[…]

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Mthembu released from hospital

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was discharged from hospital on Wednesday morning following treatment after he was shot in a robbery, the ruling party said. Mthembu left the Emalahleni Private Hospital where he had spent 10 days since being shot on October 19, spokesman Zizi Kodwa said in a statement. Mthembu[…]

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Mthembu still in ICU: ANC

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu remains in the intensive care unit of a Witbank hospital after being shot and wounded in an armed robbery, the ruling party said on Wednesday. “He is recuperating well,” African National Congress spokeswoman Khusela Sangoni said. “He is still in hospital in ICU, but he seems[…]

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Three not linked to Mthembu shooting: Police

Three men arrested in Limpopo could not be linked to an armed robbery in which ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded, Mpumalanga police said on Wednesday. “Those guys have not been linked to the issue of Jackson Mthembu,” Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said. No one had been arrested yet[…]

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Parliament concerned by Mthembu shooting

Parliament’s presiding officers on Monday expressed concern at the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu during an armed robbery in Mpumalanga. “We trust the law will take its course and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice as soon as possible,” Parliament said in a statement. It said the[…]

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