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Nkandla: Public Protector found President Zuma guilty of wrongdoing

Last night, during an SABC interview, President Jacob Zuma misled the nation by declaring that he had done “absolutely nothing wrong”, relating to the R246 million of taxpayers’ money spent at his private Nkandla residence. The President also misrepresented the report of the Public Protector. Millions of Rands of public funds were squandered on one…

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Police Minister must come clean on Selebi’s legal fees

The DA challenges the Minister of Police, Nkosinathi Nhleko, to come clean and make public how his office or the office of the National Police Commissioner determined the formula to have Jackie Selebi only pay back R1.6 million of his R17.4 million in legal fees. Minister Nhelko must explain why it is being proposed by…

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DA requests emergency funding for National Forensic Labs

I will write to Health Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, to urge him to grant emergency funding to the Forensic Chemical Laboratories (in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria and the new one under construction in Durban) to improve their efficiencies and speed up the elimination of backlogs. The war against drunk driving requires swift and severe justice,…

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Was Defence Intelligence’s secret R1.4 billion Russian Kondor-E “spy satellite” launched this morning in Kazakhstan?

Roscosmos announced that a Kondor-E earth observation satellite was launched this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Kondor-E satellite was scheduled to be launched at 06h43 (South African Time) this morning. The launch was initially scheduled to take place at 06h55 (South African Time) on Thursday 18 December 2014, but was reportedly delayed…

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