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February 5, 2018

DEFIANT KOKO SAYS HE WON’T QUIT ESKOM

Koko told Parliament’s Eskom inquiry on Wednesday night that he was being “hung out to dry” over state capture, and that he has not read the Public Protector’s ‘State of Capture’ report.

Embattled Eskom executive Matshela Koko says that he won’t be quitting, despite a government recommendation that he be axed.

Koko told Parliament’s Eskom inquiry on Wednesday night that he was being “hung out to dry” over state capture, and that he has not read the Public Protector’s State of Capture report.

His lawyer has written to the Eskom board saying that any attempts to remove him from his job, must be [...]

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January 19, 2018

Grace Mugabe ‘supported her ageing husband’s decision to resign’, says former aide

Former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe supported her ageing husband’s “decision to resign”, Robert Mugabe’s former spokesperson George Charamba has reportedly revealed.

Reports indicated that Grace had previously held her own presidential ambitions, as she reportedly led a campaign to get the then vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa out.

She was a key figure of the G40 faction that, until November 15, had the upper hand within the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Grace reportedly looked certain to become one of the country’s two vice presidents following the sacking on November 6 of then vice president Mnangagwa, who led a rival faction.

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January 18, 2018

British MP claims UK law firm complicit in state capture in South Africa

British politician Peter Hain has accused London-headquartered law firm Hogan Lovells of being complicit in state capture in South Africa.

Lord Hain, a Labour party peer and former anti-apartheid campaigner, is an outspoken critic of President Jacob Zuma, the Gupta family and companies he says have been involved in corruption linked to the SA government.

In his latest salvo in the UK House of Lords on Monday evening, Hain said that he had referred law firm Hogan Lovells to the UK’s Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for allegedly enabling corruption at the SA Revenue Service (SARS).

The SRA is the independent body that regulates solicitors and law firms in [...]

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May 16, 2017

Minister Motsoaledi Welcomes Health Survey

Pretoria – Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has welcomed the 2016 South African Demographic and Health Survey (SADHS), saying some of its key results prove that government intervention has worked, while also alerting government to issues that need to be addressed. “This type of report always made our work easier because we then know what to do. What gets measured gets done and I think that’s the direction you have given us today because we know what to do and when,” said Minister Motsoaledi.

Teenage pregnancy Speaking shortly after receiving the survey from Statistician General Pali Lehohla on Monday, the Minister said he was happy to see that the report has noted that [...]

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