What’s New in City Press October 16, 2022
Revealed: Zuma’s support racist rant
Former President Jacob Zuma’s last benefactor apparently believes the apartheid government should have annihilated Soweto with an atomic bomb. Voice notes in the possession of City Press, apparently sent by diamond dealer Louis Liebenberg, contain very foul and racist language against black people. The word k is used freely.
The family of late rapper Nkululeko “Flabba” Habedi are pleading for a tell-all documentary in his name to benefit his children financially.
“We are not investigating for the ANC conference” – Québec Ombudsman
The Public Protector’s office is not racing against time to complete the Phala Phala investigation report before the ANC’s national elective conference where Cyril Ramaphosa will run for a second term as party president.
Union and DA in arms against the city manager linked to VBS
The VBS Mutual Bank scandal is haunting Limpopo again after a municipality decided to appeal a court ruling overturning the appointment of a director who had been implicated in the improper R50 million investment in the now defunct bank.
Mpumalanga departments lost R500m in PPE corruption – SIU
Government departments and municipalities in Mpumalanga have lost R520 million in malfeasance linked to Covid-19, according to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).
War of Attrition as Blackdoor, clash between owners
Sandton’s popular nightclub, the Blackdoor Lifestyle Lounge, postponed its grand reopening on Friday after its owner, the SA Local Authorities Pension Fund, allegedly evicted it illegally.
Medical graduates idle with their degrees
After spending six years training in Russia, the last thing a group of medical students expected was to join the growing list of unemployed graduates in South Africa. But that’s exactly what happened to 38 graduates.
A flamboyant tycoon is about to lose his home
Controversial entrepreneur Lawrence Mulaudzi could have his Cape Town mansion sold following an alleged breach of contractual obligations by a property investment entity which accused him of failing to pay rent and incidental expenses. amounting to almost R1 million for the premises of his ailing business, Blackgold Oil and Gas.
Illegal chrome mining intensifies in Limpopo to supply Chinese market
The seizure of chrome stocks worth R600,000 in a Limpopo village by police last week is just a minor event in an illegal industry that is growing exponentially. The Hawks told City Press this week that the anti-crime unit has arrested 250 suspects of illegal mining activity in the province since January.
The long wait for drinking water
More than 300,000 South African households, mostly in villages, have to wait years before they can have access to running water. Some probably waited 11 years for the government to provide them with water. This is after the water and sanitation department extended deadlines to complete projects to provide water to these communities.
Millionaire Kiviet strikes again
Controversial self-made millionaire Yamkela Kiviet (pictured) is wanted by police after he allegedly sold his associate’s car without his permission.
Acting public ombudsman imperturbable in the face of the attacks
Acting Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka is neither fazed by the attacks she has faced since taking office, nor by allegations that she is being soft on her dealings with President Cyril Ramaphosa over the investigation Phala Phala.
Prasa rocked by more scandals
Allegations of sexual advances, personal threats, blackmail, stabbing in the back, irregular dates and payment for security services on already vandalized assets, the troubled public entity Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) is at the center of a new storm.
City Press has obtained several reports and messages that are now part of the extensive forensic investigation commissioned by the agency’s board into the affairs of SOE last month.
Magashule’s Salvation Rests on Delegates
Suspended ANC general secretary Ace Magashule’s battle to return to lead the ruling party has been left to delegates who are expected to appoint him from the ground up, if those pushing for leadership change dominate the conference in December