Mkhize pays tribute to Ricardo Mthembu

11 July 2020, 6:01 PM
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says he learned with shock and sadness about the passing of ANC KwaZulu-Natal Spokesperson Ricardo Mthembu.
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The Sol Plaatje Municipality in Kimberley in the Northern Cape says it is optimistic that Mayor Patrick Mabilo will overcome the coronavirus.

COPE slams Eskom for latest load shedding 11 July 2020, 4:46 PM

The Congress of the People (COPE) has slammed Eskom's latest round of nationwide load shedding.

Manthata was an epitome of integrity and dedication: Bishop Mpumlwana 11 July 2020, 4:22 PM

South African Council of Churches General Secretary, Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana has described struggle stalwart Tom Manthata as the epitome of integrity and dedication.

TRC
Former TRC commissioner Tom Manthata passes away 11 July 2020, 11:33 AM

Former commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Tom Manthata has passed away at the age of 80 after having succumbed to the coronavirus.

Health Department and DA MP Gwarube in war of words over R10 million scooter project 11 July 2020, 9:39 AM

The Health Department and Democratic Alliance (DA) MP, Siviwe Gwarube, are engaged in a war of words over the Eastern Cape's R10 million scooter project.

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KwaZulu-Natal ANC spokesperson Mthembu to be laid to rest 11 July 2020, 8:32 AM

African National Congress (ANC) KwaZulu-Natal spokesperson Ricardo Mthembu is to be buried in KwaDukuza on the north coast of Durban on Saturday.

‘State security agencies merged to reverse gains of Mbeki’s regime’ 10 July 2020, 10:27 PM

Former State Security Agency (SSA) Director-General Jeff Maqetuka has told the State Capture Commission that he believes the 2009 rush to amalgamate the country's intelligence services was aimed at eroding the gains of Mbeki's regime.

Queen Noloyiso Sandile accorded official special funeral 10 July 2020, 9:01 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has accorded the late Queen of AmaRharhabe Noloyiso Sandile an official special funeral category one. She died of a COVID- 19 related illness at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane on Wednesday.

Ranjeni Munusamy abandons bid to cross-examine State Capture witnesses 10 July 2020, 4:52 PM

Journalist Ranjeni Munusamy has abandoned her application to cross-examine two witnesses, who implicated her at the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture.

Return of load shedding another death blow to economy: DA 10 July 2020, 3:45 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the Eskom's return to load shedding is another death blow to the country's hemorrhaging economy. The DA says apart from the ANC's economic lockdown, the economy now also have to weather the storm of rolling blackouts.

Kegakilwe laid to rest in Vryburg 10 July 2020, 1:11 PM

The North West Co-operative Governance MEC Gordon Kegakilwe has been buried in his home town of Vryburg.

EFF rejects SABC’s new editorial structure 10 July 2020, 1:09 PM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has rejected the newly launched South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) editorial structure and calls for its immediate review.

A third Premier tests positive for COVID-19 10 July 2020, 11:02 AM

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on Friday morning, Makhura says he experienced some mild symptoms on Wednesday.

EFF in the North West calls for people to boycott schools 10 July 2020, 9:31 AM

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in the North West has called on learners, teacher unions and parents to boycott schools. It says the coronavirus (COVID-19) infections continue to increase, hence the call for the boycott.

Scooters
Eastern Cape medical scooters don’t meet criteria for patient transport: Mkhize 10 July 2020, 9:15 AM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the Eastern Cape did not consult his department on the specifications of the medical scooters that the province has procured.

Former State Security Agency DG to take the stand at State Capture Inquiry 10 July 2020, 5:48 AM

The Commission of Inquiry into State Capture will on Friday morning hear testimony from the former director-general of the State Security Agency (SSA), Jeff Maqetuka.

Limpopo ANC veterans want reinstatement of VBS implicated officials reviewed 9 July 2020, 6:45 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) Veterans League in Limpopo has criticised the ANC National Executive Council’s decision to reinstate the two senior officials who had been suspended for their alleged involvement in the looting and collapse of the now-defunct VBS Mutual Bank.

Amarharhabe Queen’s passing described as a loss to the traditional institution 9 July 2020, 2:15 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) has described the passing of late Amarharhabe Queen Noloyiso Sandile as a loss to the traditional institution, and the country at large.

Govt not ignoring calls for racial profiling of COVID-19 patients: Minister 9 July 2020, 7:13 AM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize denied the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)'s claim that government is ignoring the calls to do racial profiling because it knows that the majority of black people are the ones who are infected and dying of COVID-19.

Maimane calls for a national school stay-away 8 July 2020, 8:35 PM

Leader of the One South Africa Movement Musi Maimane is calling for teachers and learners to stay home on Friday in protest of government's decision to reopen schools.

Job Mokgoro admitted to hospital after contracting COVID-19 8 July 2020, 7:26 PM

North West Premier Job Mokgoro has been admitted to hospital. Mokgoro tested positive for the coronavirus(COVID-19) on Tuesday.

Alan Winde tests positive for COVID-19 8 July 2020, 3:45 PM

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

ANC confirms Mthembu died of COVID-19 related complications. 8 July 2020, 3:31 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal has confirmed that its spokesperson Ricardo Mthembu died of COVID-19 related complications. Mthembu died this morning in a Durban hospital.

Elderly politicians warned to be cautious amid COVID-19 scourge 8 July 2020, 7:09 AM

Health experts have warned politicians with advanced age to be cautious when executing their responsibilities as the country grapples to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

‘I’m kicking harder than an ox’ – Mokgoro insisting he is still in good health 7 July 2020, 8:08 PM

North West Premier Job Mokgoro says although he has tested positive for the coronavirus, he is still in good health.

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North West Premier Job Mokgoro tests positive for coronavirus 7 July 2020, 5:47 PM

North West Premier Job Mokgoro has tested positive for the coronavirus. Another MEC has also tested positive and is self-isolating.

Mabuyane takes swipe at those using pandemic to enrich themselves 7 July 2020, 4:08 PM

Eastern Cape Premier Lubabalo Oscar Mabuyane has taken a swipe against those who are using this pandemic to enrich themselves.

Intensifying the war on COVID-19 will be the best tribute to Kegakilwe: ANC 7 July 2020, 11:20 AM

The African National Congress (ANC) says the best tribute members can pay to North West Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC Gordon Kegakilwe is to intensify the war on COVID-19 by encouraging all South Africans to adhere to health safety protocols.

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City of Joburg promises to pass budget by Friday as per Gauteng EXCO’s directive 7 July 2020, 7:30 AM

The City of Johannesburg has assured the Gauteng Executive Council (EXCO) that it will comply with the council's directive to pass a municipal budget by Friday.

ANC
ANC NEC, PEC given 72 hours to intervene in party affairs in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro 6 July 2020, 9:17 PM

Members of the African National Congress (ANC) in the Nelson Mandela Bay region have given the National Executive Committee and Provincial Executive Committee 72 hours to intervene in the party's affairs in the Metro.