NFP calls for Ramaphosa and Cele’s resignation over recent violent unrest

23 July 2021, 5:40 PM
The National Freedom Party  (NPF) is calling on president Cyril Ramaphosa and police minister, Bheki Cele, to step down following the violent unrest that has claimed more than 300 lives in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.
SAFPA offers burial help to families of Phoenix killings 27 July 2021, 2:29 PM

The South African Funeral Practitioners Association (SAFPA) has offered their assistance to bury victims of the unrest two weeks ago in the Phoenix area, north of Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal.

Calls for justice and gun raid in Phoenix at memorial service for unrest victim Delani Khumalo 23 July 2021, 10:00 PM

It is believed that the 41-year-old internationally acclaimed choreographer is one of the over 20 people who were killed in Phoenix when Indian community members, who were patrolling the area during the unrest, allegedly assaulted and shot suspected looters.

VIDEO: The Presidency gives an update on recent unrest 23 July 2021, 4:40 PM

Acting minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, briefs the media on the latest events after the recent looting and unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

NPA promises independence in prosecuting looters, violence instigators 23 July 2021, 2:42 PM

The head of the National Prosecuting Authority, Shamila Batohi, has assured members of Parliament that the entity will be steadfast in its independence while prosecuting those responsible for the recent violence and looting in the country.

EXPLAINER | What you need to know about the Films and Publication Act 23 July 2021, 2:20 PM

Social media is fast becoming a primary source of information for many online users. While some use it for interacting or touch base with it for current affairs – others use it primarily to disseminate information as seen with the recent unrest that took South Africa by storm. SABC News looks at why you need to be cautious when sharing information online.

The killings in Phoenix can be categorised as a genocide: ANC KZN PEC member 22 July 2021, 10:15 PM

African National Congress (ANC) Provincial Executive Committee (PEC) member, Kwazi Mshengu, has called the loss of lives in Phoenix,  north of Durban, during last week's violent unrest, a genocide.

Government refutes claims of renewed unrest, says death toll now at 337 22 July 2021, 8:00 PM

Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has dismissed reports of renewed unrest on the country's highways as fake news but has confirmed that the death toll from last week's looting and arson in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng has risen to 337.

SA unrest could have happened anywhere in Africa as unemployment and economic exclusion concerns persist, says analyst 22 July 2021, 6:50 PM

The unrest that followed former president Jacob Zuma's arrest may have exposed deep seated unresolved issues in South Africa among a section of the country's population, but analysts say this could have happened anywhere in Africa.

Zikalala mum on push for Zuma’s presidential pardon, says ex-president is in high spirits 22 July 2021, 5:38 PM

Former President Jacob Zuma is in good health and high spirits, says ANC KwaZulu-Natal chairperson and premier, Sihle Zikalala.

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Zuma’s supporters flock to ANC KZN offices, demand ex-president’s immediate release from jail 22 July 2021, 3:17 PM

The governing party in KwaZulu-Natal has distanced itself from the event, with ANC provincial spokesperson, Nhlakanipho Ntombela, saying they do not know who organised the event.

Government worried about possible outbreak of new COVID-19 cases in KZN following unrest 21 July 2021, 10:16 PM

Acting health minister, Mamoloko Kubayi-Nguban,i has urged people in the province to be on the lookout for medicines sold on the black market as they could be contaminated.

Social grant payments postponed in parts of KwaZulu-Natal following recent unrest 21 July 2021, 9:44 PM

Social grant payments have been postponed in parts of KwaZulu-Natal following last week's unrest in the province.

Saccawu decries membership loss due to retrenchments 21 July 2021, 8:55 PM

The country's biggest food and retail workers union  South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers Union (Saccawu) says it has lost over 10 percent of its membership due to the ongoing massive retrenchments in the sector.

Diverse views over allegations of racism in Phoenix 21 July 2021, 7:47 PM

As KwaZulu-Natal picks up the pieces after the unrest, residents in the mixed-race township of Phoenix, are dealing with allegations of racism levelled against them.

Correctional Services confirms it’s considering Jacob Zuma’s application to attend brother’s funeral 21 July 2021, 7:13 PM

Correctional Services has confirmed that it is considering an application by jailed former President Jacob Zuma to attend the funeral of his late brother, Michael.

Former DJ Ngizwe Mchunu remanded in custody for allegedly inciting public violence 21 July 2021, 5:15 PM

The case against former Ukhozi FM DJ, Ngizwe Mchunu, has been postponed to July 28 at the Randburg Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Sharks rugby union raises R2 million to help those affected by recent unrest 21 July 2021, 5:00 PM

The Sharks rugby union has raised close to R2 million to help those who have been affected by the violent unrest in KwaZulu-Natal last week.

NPA head concerned SA might not have investigative skills needed to successfully prosecute unrest instigators 21 July 2021, 4:07 PM

The head of the National Prosecuting Authority, Shamila Batohi, says she is concerned about whether the country has the investigative skills to successfully prosecute those who instigated the recent violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Video | High Court delivers judgment on postponement of Zuma’s fraud and corruption case 20 July 2021, 10:05 AM

The High Court in Pietermaritzburg delivers judgment on former president Jacob Zuma’s application to have his fraud and corruption case postponed.

Public urged not to pick up dead fish nor harvest marine resources between Umhlanga and Umdloti coastal area 18 July 2021, 3:17 PM

The public has been warned not to pick up dead marine life or to harvest living marine resources on the coast between Umhlanga and Umdloti north of Durban.

3 alleged instigators of the violence in KZN and Gauteng arrested 18 July 2021, 2:37 PM

The three are not part of the 12 people mentioned last week who are suspected to be the masterminds of the violence and looting. They are expected to appear in court within the next few days.

Road freight movement off to slow start on N3 with backlog at Port of Durban 17 July 2021, 9:51 PM

The resumption of movement of road freight got off to a slow start on the N3 road linking Gauteng and Durban.

Former US ambassador urges the Biden administration to make SA unrest foreign policy priority 17 July 2021, 9:16 PM

A former United States (US) ambassador to South Africa is now calling for the US to step up and make the unfolding unrest more of a foreign policy priority.

Zuma foundation slams high court’s decision to hear ex-president’s graft case virtually 17 July 2021, 9:01 PM

The Zuma foundation says it is concerned by the court’s directive as it is not consistent with provisions of both the Criminal Procedure Act (CPA) and the Constitution.

OPINION | Protests are not about Zuma but the unchanged social structure of SA, 27 years into democracy 17 July 2021, 4:32 PM

The destruction of property and looting is a result of poverty and inequality - these are structural and deliberately designed through unequal education or lack of access thereof, limited economic activity enforced by spatial injustice to put Black people at the bottom of the food chain to inherit a life of destitution.

KZN-born coaches unite against racial tensions and violence in the province 16 July 2021, 10:27 PM

For many years, sport has been used to unite people from different backgrounds and professional football coaches born and bred in the province of KwaZulu-Natal say it is for this reason that they have come together to call for peace in the province.

Government was poorly prepared for the unrest that rocked parts of the country: Ramaphosa 16 July 2021, 9:45 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa was addressing the nation on the riots, which were sparked by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma.

Automobile Association warns of further fuel hikes 16 July 2021, 8:00 PM

The Automobile Association is warning of steep fuel price hikes at the end of July.

#FreeJacobZuma campaign gives government 14 days to release the former president 16 July 2021, 7:40 PM

The campaign organisers claim that the protests and the accompanying destruction of property over the past few days were as a result of the outpouring of anger from those supporting Zuma.

VIDEO: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation on security situation in KZN and Gauteng 16 July 2021, 7:00 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing the nation on the security situation in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.