Lamoer case: IPID presents stats on how pervasive corruption is in SAPS | News24

Statistics compiled by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) were presented in the sentencing proceedings in the case against former Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer and three others at the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. IPID’s head of investigations Matthew Sesoko was asked to present the statistics at…

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Churches threaten to act against Mkhwebane over state capture inquiry | News24

Johannesburg – The South African Council of Churches has threatened to act against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane if she fails to explain her call for the terms of reference for the state capture inquiry to be expanded beyond the remedial action in the State of Capture report. In a letter…

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‘We are dealing with criminals with badges and gowns,’ says defiant O’Sullivan | News24

Pretoria – Private forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan says he will not back down until certain “corrupt” people are behind bars. “We are dealing with criminals – criminals with badges and criminals with gowns. They are going to go to prison for what they did. I will not stop,” O’Sullivan said…

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Corrupt’ company sponsored Zuma’s birthday parties | News24

Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma’s birthday parties in 2015 and 2016 were sponsored by controversial facilities management group Bosasa. Bosasa, led by CEO Gavin Watson, was found to have bribed prisons officials for tenders by the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and is currently under criminal investigation by the Hawks. News24…

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#UnitedBehind activists expected to march demanding Zuma’s arrest | News24

Cape Town – Activists from #UnitedBehind are on Wednesday expected to march from Central Methodist Mission in Greenmarket Square in Cape Town to an undisclosed location to demand the arrest of President Jacob Zuma. An organiser with the movement, Bruce Baigrie, said the march was expected to begin at around…

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KZN man hacked to death on a farm on #BlackMonday | News24

Durban – A 73-year-old man has been hacked to death on a farm in Vryheid, northern KwaZulu-Natal as the #BlackMonday protest against farm murders continues around the country. Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala told News24 that the suspect also died when he crashed the deceased’s Ford Bantam bakkie into an…

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SACC excluded from interfaith council | IOL News

The SA Council of Churches was neither informed of nor invited to the recent formation of the National Interfaith Leaders Council (NILC), it said on Wednesday. “Although we do not presume that our exclusion was malicious, but the SACC is disappointed at not having been offered the courtesy of invitation,”…

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Zuma seems to position Mahlobo to ‘push through’ nuclear deal – Steve Friedman | News24

Johannesburg – President Jacob Zuma has reshuffled his cabinet, adjusting six portfolios including the Ministry of Energy, in a move analysts say is linked to a contentious nuclear energy deal with Russia. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Presidency said it had moved David Mahlobo, former minister of state security…

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Elderly Potch farmer found dead after alleged scuffle with gunmen | News24

Potchefstroom – A man believed to be in his 70s was found dead on Friday night in an alleged farm attack, on a plot outside of Potchefstroom.ER24 spokesperson, Russel Meiring, said paramedics had arrived on the scene and found an elderly man lying outside. Local security forces were already on the scene.…

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BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement – Wikipedia

The BRICS Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA) is a framework for the provision of support through liquidity and precautionary instruments in response to actual or potential short-term balance of payments pressures. It was established in 2015 by the BRICS countries Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The legal basis is…

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Why ANC dumped council of churches | News | National | M&G

The ANC has marginalised the South African Council of Churches in favour of Pastor Ray McCauley’s National Interfaith Leaders’ Council because it refuses to cosy up to the ANC, SACC leaders said this week. Two SACC sources told the Mail & Guardian that the council felt it was being punished…

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Religious leaders urge Zuma to ‘do honourable thing’ and resign | The Citizen

South Africa’s top religious leaders who include well-known former anti-apartheid church activists, have called on President Jacob Zuma to “do the honourable thing” and resign. In a joint statement, the leaders said Zuma has lost all moral legitimacy to govern and therefore should do the honourable thing and step down.…

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Church council to come out of ‘ICU’ for nation building – Chikane | News24

Johannesburg – The South African Council of Churches (SACC) will no longer sit on the sidelines while society suffers, its senior Vice President Reverend Frank Chikane told journalists on Saturday. ‎ “Today it’s a beginning of a new thing,” Chikane said at the SACC’s June 16 commemoration in Orlando Stadium. “The…

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#StateCaptureReport: SACC calls for corruption TRC | News24

Johannesburg – The South African Council of Churches has called for a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) into corruption following the release of the State Capture report on Wednesday. “The Gupta chapter is only one part of the larger tapestry of possible corruption and improper influence, and that for South…

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Country risks collapsing from systematic siphoning of state assets – SACC | News24

Soweto – The South African Council of Churches has warned that the country risks collapsing if the ANC does not act on the “systematic siphoning of state assets pivoted around President Jacob Zuma”. “The country is going to collapse. It is difficult to rebuild once you go into lawlessness,” SACC…

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Council of Churches report on state capture can be used in NEC discussions – Mantashe | News24

Pretoria – The African National Congress might not have placed the South African Council of Churches (SACC) report into state capture on their agenda, but it can still be used in debates during its national executive committee (NEC) says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe. He was speaking on the sidelines of…

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