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EFF’s Ndlozi sticks to his tweet, as social media takes him to task
9 September 2020, 5:14 PM

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has come under social media “fire” for a controversial tweet in defence of party members caught on tape pushing away an ENCA journalist.

The incident happened on Tuesday in Cape Town where journalist, Nobesuthu Hejana is seen covering a story where a group of EFF supporters were protesting the publishing of a racist advert by retailer Clicks. In the clip, eNCA says Hejana was man-handled by EFF members.

Ndlozi tweeted on Wednesday morning saying the push was not harrasment as it was not forceful.

Many have strongly condemned Ndlozi’s words and deem his views as a problem in the fight against GBV.

Another user also had strong words for Ndlozi.

This comes during what some have called an epidemic in the country, as South Africa is dealing with frequent cases of gender-based violence against women and just a few days after women’s month.

Earlier in the week, President Cyril Ramaphosa introduced three Bills to help implement laws that will deal with gender-based violence in the country whilst a woman was allegedly killed by her partner at a police station in the Eastern Cape.

But some have come to Ndlozi’s defence.

Another user seems to be in Ndlozi and the EFF’s defence.

 

Ndlozi later tweeted something contrary to his initial message, but the subsequent tweet seems to have been deleted.

Here is a screenshot of the deleted tweet:

Ndlozi has defended his tweet, going as far as showing a clip from former president Nelson Mandela’s release from Victor Verster in 1990, where visuals of current president Cyril Ramaphosa seemingly touching a journalist as another unidentified man pulls the journalist away from Mandela’s path.

 

 

 

Correctional Services reports 90% COVID-19 recovery rate
27 August 2020, 8:44 PM

The South African Department of Correctional Services has reported a recovery rate of 90.83% from COVID-19 infections in its facilities.

Its latest report reflects that 500 people in its facilities remain positive from the new coronavirus, 197 inmates and 303 officials.

See the official statement:

 

Former Buffalo City Municipality mayor Sindisile Maclean passes away
27 August 2020, 7:01 PM

Eastern Cape ANC stalwart and former mayor of Buffalo City Municipality, Dr Sindisile Maclean has passed away.

The African National Congress (ANC) in the province says Maclean was admitted to hospital two weeks ago.  The cause of death has not been made public.

He served as an Eastern Cape MPL from 1994 to 2000 and was the mayor of Buffalo City municipality from 2000 to 2006.

After his political career, he moved into the academic arena at the University of Fort Hare and later the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth.

Provincial ANC spokesperson, Gift Ngqondi, says the party remembers him for his humility, his abilities as a civil servant, and as a person who embodied an upright social standing.

ANC Eastern Cape statement on Maclean’s passing: 

 

VIDEO: State Capture Inquiry, part 2
19 August 2020, 3:06 PM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture continues to hear evidence relating to the asbestos housing project in the Free State Provincial Government.

See video below for the proceedings:

 

VIDEO: Nelson Mandela Foundation discussion on Universal Healthcare
18 August 2020, 3:28 PM

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is holding a panel discussion on access to Universal Healthcare. This comes as the world is dealing with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which has killed hundreds of thousands across the globe.

See video below:

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