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DA now awaits ruling of Bell Pottinger disciplinary hearing

Note to Editors: Please find attached a soundbite by the DA National Spokesperson, Phumzile Van Damme MP. Today the DA presented its evidence against Bell Pottinger in the Public Relations and Communications Association’s (PRCA) disciplinary hearing into the embattled PR firm’s conduct. The DA presented a solid case against the PR firm, on how it…

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ANC firing Makhosi Khoza won’t save Muthambi from appearing before committee

The DA will be writing to the Acting Secretary to Parliament, Penelope Tyawa, to ensure that bunking Minister of Public Service and Administration, Faith Muthambi, be subpoenaed to appear before her portfolio committee at the soonest possible date. The ANC’s disgraceful decision to fire the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration,…

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Khoza’s axing shows the ANC cannot be trusted

The axing of the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Public Service and Administration, Makhosi Khoza, is the clearest example yet of how the ANC’s in-fighting is preventing Parliament from doing the people’s business. The message this sends to other Chairpersons and office bearers in Parliament is that if they do their job and fulfil…

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If the ANC won’t remove Zuma, let the people do it

The following speech was made today by the DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at the Cape Town Press Club.  Ladies and Gentlemen, Honoured guests, Members of the Press, Whenever we have a conversation about where we stand as a country and what lies ahead, the temptation is to delve into what brought us here. And as…

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Grace Mugabe has no right to diplomatic immunity and must be arrested

The Police Ministry have finally confirmed that Zimbabwean first lady, Grace Mugabe, is in South Africa and that she is claiming diplomatic immunity. According to the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act, Ms Mugabe cannot invoke diplomatic immunity. She is not here in an official capacity and the immunity extended to Heads of State is not…

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DA requests Public Protector to probe R1,3 billion Set-Top Box tender

The DA has lodged a request with the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, to investigate possible corruption in the process undertaken by the Universal Service and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA) to procure 1,5 million government-sponsored Set-Top Boxes (STBs), satellite dishes and antennae at a cost of R1,3 billion. Depending on the Public Protector’s…

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Where is Grace Mugabe?

The South African Government and Police Minister, Fikile Mbalula, have either managed to lose track of the Zimbabwean first lady, Grace Mugabe, or they may be trying to figure out how to get her out of the country. However, there is a simple way to find out where she is. All the Police Minister needs…

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