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Mbalula must account for 20 escaped prisoners

The Minister of Police, Fikile Mbalula, must fully account for the 20 prisoners who escaped yesterday evening while being transported in Johannesburg. Reports that twenty awaiting trial prisoners escaped when their transport was ambushed by a group of armed men in Southgate, Johannesburg, yesterday are incredibly concerning. South Africans already fear for their safety every…

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Sell SAA, not the future of SA

Reports that the Minister of Finance, Malusi Gigaba, intends to “dispose of its 39.75% shareholding in Telkom, which is currently valued at approximately R14.4bn” to allow for an R10 billion bailout for SAA are deeply disturbing. The ANC government has known for more than ten years that SAA is doomed. Yet, the ANC government has…

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SASCO’s mini-Zumas disrupt SRC election at TUT

Yesterday, in the run-up to the critical SRC elections taking place today and tomorrow at the University of Pretoria and the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), I and the DA Member of Parliament in the Portfolio Committee of Higher Education and Training, Hlomela Bucwa, visited these campuses. We were deeply concerned by the disruptions caused…

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DA welcomes decision to summon DIRCO Minister over the Mugabe Escape

The DA welcomes today’s unanimous agreement by the International Relations and Co-operation Portfolio Committee on our request for DIRCO Minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, to be summoned to Parliament to account for the decision to grant diplomatic immunity to the Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe. The First Lady’s diplomatic immunity application was only made after assault allegations…

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President Zuma should declare 16 August Marikana Memorial Day

I have today written to President Jacob Zuma requesting that he declare 16 August a commemorative day to be observed annually in honour of those workers who lost their lives in Marikana on 16 August 2012. Last week marked the fifth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy, where some 34 mineworkers – brothers, fathers, and sons…

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CVs of shortlisted candidates for SABC board will now be available for public to scrutinise

Today Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications shortlisted the 36 candidates to be interviewed as permanent members of the SABC board. The DA welcomes the ANC and other opposition parties in the committee agreeing to our preferred candidates and also agreeing to remove problematic candidates such as Snuki Zikalala, Tony Kgoroge, Yakhe Kwinana and others. The Committee…

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