Recent looting and burning of infrastructure was an insurrection, says Blade Nzimande

1 August 2021, 6:41 PM
The SACP general secretary's views come after several ANC members and ministers contradicted one another on whether the unrest was an insurrection or not.
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Manyi accuses NPA of second-guessing Zuma’s medical team 16 August 2021, 7:34 AM

The J.G. Zuma Foundation says there is an agenda behind the National Prosecuting Authority's decision to appoint another doctor to re-examine former president Jacob Zuma in a state-owned hospital where he has undergone a medical procedure.

Zuma to be examined by state’s medical practitioner 10 August 2021, 5:05 PM

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has ordered that the State be allowed to appoint a medical practitioner to examine former President Jacob Zuma who is currently in a military hospital.

Zuma Foundation says it feels vindicated by ConCourt latest decision 7 August 2021, 8:02 PM

The Jacob Zuma Foundation says it feels vindicated by the decision of the highest court in the land to have a relook into the case of the former President.

Zuma, Thales corruption case to be heard on Tuesday 4 August 2021, 1:01 PM

The JG Zuma Foundation has in a statement confirmed that the matter involving former President Jacob Zuma and the Thales Group will be heard in an open court at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday.

eThekwini municipality issues harmful smoke warning 1 August 2021, 9:00 PM

The eThekwini municipality has issued a harmful smoke warning to Hammersdale and surrounding communities west of Durban. This follows a fire on the 13th of July at a logistics warehouse in the area.

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DA urges Didiza to urgently set up task team to address ‘looming food crisis’ in KZN and Gauteng 1 August 2021, 9:00 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling on Agriculture Minister, Thoko Didiza, to urgently set up a task team to address what the party says is a looming food crisis in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal after the recent massive looting and violence.

Two KZN political activists in hot water over inflammatory remarks on Phoenix killings 1 August 2021, 4:39 PM

Two political activists have landed in hot water following inflammatory comments in which they called for justice for more than 20 people killed in Phoenix, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, two weeks ago.

UN agencies pledge support to help rebuild KZN following looting, violence and destruction 31 July 2021, 11:00 PM

United Nations (UN) agencies in South Africa have pledged their full support to assisting KwaZulu-Natal recover from the devastating looting and violence that gripped the province almost three weeks ago.

Alleged unrest instigator Ngizwe Mchunu’s bail application postponed to Thursday 28 July 2021, 5:20 PM

The bail application of former radio DJ Ngizwe Mchunu has been postponed to Thursday at the Randburg Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Damage to property due to unrest may cost Sasria more than R15 billion, says Mboweni 28 July 2021, 2:45 PM

The finance minister has also revealed that government has set aside R36.1 billion to fund all the social relief measures provided to deal with the impact of COVID-19 and the violence and looting that engulfed the country recently.

Alleged unrest instigator Ngizwe Mchunu expected to apply for bail 28 July 2021, 5:00 AM

On Monday last week, Mchunu handed himself over to police after a warrant for his arrest was issued for allegedly instigating violence during the unrest and looting that rocked KwaZulu-Natal and parts of Gauteng.

Hostel dwellers’ organisation distances itself from social media posts urging people to attack Phoenix 27 July 2021, 7:35 PM

Ubunye BamaHostela spokesperson, Steve Thusi, says they have become aware of such messages on social media by people claiming to represent the organisation.

DA seeks access to KZN-Gauteng unrest intelligence report 27 July 2021, 6:45 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it apply to gain access to the intelligence report which the State Security Minister claims she handed over to the police before the recent looting and unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Parliament’s joint inquiries into recent unrest and looting to start soon: Cedric Frolick 27 July 2021, 5:38 PM

Parliament will conduct two joint inquiries into the violent unrest, looting and destruction of property that gripped KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng recently.

OPINION | Recent looting and destruction show that crime, violence remain a disease in SA 27 July 2021, 4:50 PM

The issue of riots, crime, and violence in South Africa is a growing concern as it presents a significant obstacle to human rights and respect for the rule of law in the country.

ActionSA wants president Ramaphosa to establish a commission of inquiry into recent unrest 27 July 2021, 3:36 PM

Action SA says it will write to President Cyril Ramaphosa to request him to establish a Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of over 300 people, looting and vandalism that took place in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal recently.  

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.

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.

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.