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Malema vows to take bid to unseal CR17 bank statements to ConCourt
26 July 2021, 5:26 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader, Julius Malema, has vowed to lodge a direct appeal with the Constitutional Court to unseal the CR17 bank statements. The High Court in Pretoria dismissed the case with costs earlier this month.

However, speaking during his party’s 8th anniversary on Monday, Malema claimed the refusal to unseal the documents was akin to capture of the judiciary.

Malema said it was amazing to hear the court say Ramaphosa’s ascendency to power was not in the public interest. He has also claimed that people who supported the president’s bid to lead the ANC at its 2017 national conference are now beneficiaries of state tenders.

“We must speak against the decision to refuse to unseal the CR17 documents by the North Gauteng High Court as an exhibition as a possible capture of the judiciary. The court has given no reasonable explanation as to why the president’s ascendency to power is not in the public interest. What type of a judge can say don’t unseal these documents even when there are allegations that there are names of judges in those documents. We want to guarantee you South Africans everybody who donated money into CR17 none of them has received a tender of less than 300 million all of them,” says Malema.

‘Engage citizens’

Malema also touched on the recent unrest that gripped parts of South Africa.

He has also called on president Cyril Ramphosa to go and speak to ordinary South Africans who took to the streets over the past two weeks, instead of setting soldiers on them.

Earlier, Malema also dismissed the president’s assertion that the events of the past two weeks were a failed insurrection. Malema said only despotic governments who have lost their legitimacy resort to setting the army on people who are not happy about the administration.

The firebrand EFF leader says if the president listens to his people, they will defend him instead of rising against him.

“We want to challenge Ramaphosa to remove the soldiers from the streets and confront the reality that our people are confronted with on daily basis. The brave leader will be amongst his people let them insult you let them tell you the problems they have and you must commit to solve their problems. I can guarantee you once you have listened to the masses of our people and you leave anyone who wants to agitate them against yourself the people themselves will say the president was here and the minsters were here they listened to us let’s give them a chance and see if they will not implement what we have told them,” says Malema.

See his full address on the video link below:

Malema dismisses claims of insurrection during EFF anniversary address
26 July 2021, 2:00 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Julius Malema, has described as charlatans and opportunists those suggesting that the unrest that shook the country over the past two weeks was an insurrection. 

Violence erupted in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng a fortnight ago, with protesters looting malls and blockading some roads connecting the country’s two economic hubs.

Government had said the unrest was deliberate, well-planned and coordinated attempt to distabilise the country.

However, addressing his party’s 8th anniversary on Monday, Malema said people were only protesting for a better life and not wanting to overthrow the government.

For more on this story, see video link below:

Over 350 people have lost their lives in the violence and President Cyril Ramaphosa has said all the masterminds behind the violence would be arrested soon.

The unrest came not long after the incarceration of former president Jacob Zuma.

Malema has told SABC News that seeing the the former president going to jail broke his heart.

Malema once led the charge for Zuma’s removal as head of state and called for his arrest.

But speaking in an exclusive interview with SABC News, Malema said Zuma’s arrest was painful to watch.

In conversation with EFF leader Julius Malema – Part 1:

Part 2

The EFF is South Africa’s third biggest political party, with at least 44 Members of Parliament in the National Assembly.

Gigaba labels Noma a pathological liar
17 June 2021, 8:58 PM

Former Public Enterprises, Minister Malusi Gigaba, has denied all the allegations made earlier by his estranged wife Nomachule Mngoma that their trip to Mauritius and Dubai were paid by Dudu Myeni and Ajay Gupta, respectively.

Gigaba testified before the Commission on State Capture in Johannesburg on Thursday evening.

He also denied that he destroyed pictures of their trips to conceal evidence from the commission’s investigation.

Gigaba has described his estranged wife as a pathological liar.

The former minister will return to the commission on Friday morning to give Transnet-related testimony.

For the live proceedings, see video link below:

Mabuza concerned about Eskom’s woes
10 December 2019, 8:00 PM

ANC Deputy President David Mabuza has described the ongoing power crisis in the country as extremely worrying.

For the past few days, Eskom has been implementing Stage 4 load shedding. There are fears that this could be ramped up to Stage 6 if the situtation does not improve.

Earlier, the Minerals and Energy Department warned that this could adversely affect the economy because at Stage 6,  mine workers are not allowed to go underground as the risk of rockfall incidents is very high.

Mabuza was speaking at the SACP Special National Congress in Kempton Park east of Johannesburg.

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet with Eskom’s management on Wednesday. He’s cut short his two-day state visit to Egypt in the wake of the deepening electricity crisis in the country.

Ramaphosa has acknowledged the current challenges and inconvenience that the power cuts are causing.

There are concerns that they are compromising the already ailing economy.

Mines across the country are shutting down after flash flooding caused the largest power blackouts in more than a decade, threatening a key export sector.

Chief Economist at the Minerals Council of South Africa, says Hank Langehoven, “(It) makes it very difficult to plan and to produce. A mine is something that takes out what we know is there. It needs to expand and to explore to continue. So, if your bottom line is not giving you the space to do that, then it is like going into a cul de sac. So, it is unhelpful.”

Listen to Mabuza in the audio below:

 

Special envoys warmly received in African countries: Ramaphosa
18 September 2019, 5:52 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the special envoys he has sent to different African countries are being warmly received.

Speaking to the SABC on the sidelines of the official launch of the District Based Development Model in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday, President Ramaphosa said he was happy with the reception his special envoys were receiving.

He sent the team comprising of the former minister Jeff Radebe, Dr Khulu Mbatha and Ambassador Kingsley Mamabolo to countries such as Nigeria, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

Meanwhile, the President says several departments will work on different projects in the OR Tambo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape in the next five years.

Government has pledged to spend almost R 12 billion on improving the living conditions of residents of the municipality.

The OR Tambo District is one of the poorest municipalities in the country with at least 37% unemployment rate and a shortage of water and sanitation.

He says the aim of the model is to ensure the delivery of basic services from all spheres of government.

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