ANC has ‘sold out’ the youth‚ say opposition MPs

Opposition MPs say South African youth are “worse off” under the ANC‚ whom they accuse of having “sold out” young people to the Gupta family and teachers’ union SADTU. The MPs were speaking in the national assembly during a debate on youth day‚ due to be commemorated on Friday. DA[…]

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UDM’s secret ballot application set for 15 May

An application by the United Democratic Movement (UDM) for a vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma to be held by secret ballot has been set down for 15 April, Parliament said on Thursday. “Parliament has received further directions from the Constitutional Court regarding the application from the UDM[…]

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Opposition parties to hold Freedom Day rally

A number of opposition parties and civil society organisations will mark Freedom Day at a rally to be held in Pretoria on Thursday. The ‘Reclaim our Freedom Rally’ will be held under the banner of the Freedom Movement. Leaders of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), the Democratic Alliance (DA), Outa,[…]

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No-confidence vote ‘must be secret’

The decision to vote out President Jacob Zuma in a no-confidence motion is a contested one, in which there is no “unanimity” even within the ANC and so should be held in secret, EFF leader Julius Malema has argued in court papers. The EFF and the Inkatha Freedom Party filed[…]

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Opposition parties react to reshuffle

President Jacob Zuma’s decision to fire Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas is an “act of complete state capture”, DA leader Mmusi Maimane has said. Zuma reshuffled his Cabinet in the early hours of Friday morning, sacking Gordhan, Jonas and Derek Hanekom. He also moved sports minister[…]

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