Nathi Mthethwa

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Jan 29th, 2014
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Tuesday was a befuddling day in politics. The Democratic Alliance leadership, led by Helen Zille (still the DA’s ELECTED leader) gave South Africans the impression that they could vote directly for their next president, whom they believe should be their new recruit, Mamphela Ramphele. (We can’t...
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Aug 20th, 2012
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Former ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema on Sunday called for President Jacob Zuma and Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa to step down. Malema, addressing striking workers, said Zuma did not do anything to prevent the killings at the Lonmin mine in the North West, even after 10 people had initially b...
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Aug 17th, 2012
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Police shot dead more than 30 at Marikana mine; Brutal images shock post-apartheid South Africa; President Zuma cuts short Mozambique trip; World platinum prices spike, Lonmin shares slump. The killing by police of more than 30 striking platinum miners in the bloodiest security operation since the en...
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Jul 3rd, 2012
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Pietermaritzburg – Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has demanded immediate answers on corruption allegations involving top ANC and government leaders. This includes a charge that Gugu Mtshali, partner of Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, solicited bribes in exchange for facilitating a...
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Jun 12th, 2012
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Johannesburg – Forty-three of the offenders who were granted special remission of sentence by President Jacob Zuma are back in jail, the department of correctional services said on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma announced on April 27 – Freedom Day – that his administration would gran...
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Apr 29th, 2012
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South African authorities say they are releasing up to 35,000 offenders to ease overcrowding in the nation’s prisons. Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said Saturday some 14,600 prison inmates will be released “conditionally or unconditionally,” along with more than 20,000 offenders on probation o...
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Jan 27th, 2012
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One way of measuring the quality of a democracy is to assess the behaviour of its police. The recent brutal attack on the Unemployed People’s Movement leader Ayanda Kota reveals the sad state of democracy in South Africa. There are at least two ways of dealing with the abject problem of poverty: one ...
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Oct 23rd, 2011
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A DEFIANT Julius Malema yesterday warned party bosses that his expulsion would not end the poor’s anger over government’s failure to deliver on promises made since 1994. Speaking at a packed community hall in Diepsloot – near Fourways in Johannesburg – ahead of this week’...
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Sep 16th, 2011
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Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Friday said that ANCYL leader Julius Malema had not reported any bomb threats to the South African Police Service (SAPS). Speaking to Talk Radio 702′s Redi Thlabi in August, Malema alleged that he was being threatened and authorities were sent to his Sandton ho...
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Aug 17th, 2011
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The family of the female police officer at the centre of a row about explicit sex video pictures splashed in a daily newspaper is devastated at the disclosure. They fear that the woman may take her own life as the scandal takes its toll on her. “We visit her every day. She is trying to […]...