Jessie Duarte

ANC, eNCA settle dispute after Duarte outburst

eNCA and the African National Congress have settled their dispute following a meeting held on Wednesday. The meeting comes after an on-air altercation between the ANC’s Jessie Duarte and political reporter Samkele Maseko. During the meeting eNCA re-stated its position that it will continue to ask tough questions of all[…]

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ANC stands by Jessie Duarte after spat with eNCA journalist

The ANC has fiercely defended deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte over a public altercation with a journalist. In a recorded interview, Duarte criticised eNCA reporter Samkele Maseko for asking “attacking” questions and accused him of intimidation. Duarte said Maseko “had a habit of intimidating everybody – a habit of making people[…]

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No campaigning at ANC’s policy conference, warns Duarte

ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte has warned policy conference delegates that there will be no space for campaigning for their favoured leaders. The ANC’s 5th policy conference gets underway at Nasrec, amidst succession talk that has divided the party between the presidential campaigns of deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa and[…]

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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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SABC 8 entitled to challenge dismissals – ANC

ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte has said the eight SABC journalists fired this week have every right to challenge their dismissals. The journalists, dubbed the SABC 8, have taken their dismissals at the broadcaster to the Constitutional Court, filing a supplementary affidavit on Wednesday to have their axings overturned.[…]

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Unfortunate SA had to disobey Bashir court order: Duarte

It was unfortunate that South Africa had to disobey the High Court in Pretoria’s order and not arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, deputy ANC secretary general Jessie Duarte said on Wednesday. “It’s unfortunate that we actually had to disobey a judge’s order to comply with an international obligation that we[…]

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Kathrada Foundation slams Chief Rabbi

South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein has raised eyebrows with his comments on the Gaza conflict, with the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation condemning his verbal attack on ANC deputy secretary-general, Jessie Duarte. On Sunday, Rabbi Goldstein lambasted Duarte for comparing Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to the Nazi Holocaust, calling it a[…]

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