By: The Sunday Independent Monday was a day of reflection for former death-row prisoner Mthetheleli Mncube who was sentenced to death in 1988 for his uMkhonto WeSizwe (MK) activities that resulted in the murder of 10 white people. Monday marked 28 years since Mncube, with co-accused Mzondeleli Nondula, were set free after their death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment. Mncube, Nondula...
By: Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG- The Gauteng RET President Zuma Support Group has on Tuesday expressed its concern at the public megaphone-style of propanda politics that Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, the Chair of the Commission of Enquiry into State Capture, has adopted towards President Jacob Zuma. This comes after Judge Zondo said what has been decided was the date for when the commission's...
By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- The Gauteng RET President Zuma Support Group has expressed its deep concern on the targeting and victimization of Andile Lungisa because of the political beliefs he holds, and his unwavering and outspoken support for Radical Economic Transformation. This comes after Lungisa was served with notice to begin his 3-yearr sentence. “The Gauteng RET President Zuma Support Group has...
By: Ayanda Mdluli ( Independent Media) Johannesburg – ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule has been instructed to appear before the ruling party’s Integrity Commission next week. Independent Media is in possession of a leaked letter addressed to Magashule, that reads: “The Integrity Commission had initially hoped to meet with you to discuss and clarify the interview with you on Saturday, 29th August,...
By: Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG- The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has, on Tuesday, condemned the wanton acts of looting and corruption that characterizes the abuse of COVID-19 emergency solidarity funding. "Nothing can be more depraved than stealing from the poor, destitute and hungry, and enriching oneself at their cost", the movement said. According to the Movement, in the instance of the large...
CAPE TOWN, August 1- Parliament's tourism portfolio committee has expressed sadness at the death of one its members, ANC MP Zamuxolo Joseph Peter, after a short illness due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) on Friday. "Mr Peter, who was driven by the objectives of non-racialism, non-sexism, and a united South Africa, joined Parliament as a member of the National Assembly after the...
PRETORIA, July 22- The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Wednesday said it was deeply saddened by the passing of Andrew Mokete Mlangeni, the last remaining Rivonia trialist. The SAHRC reminded all people within South Africa and the rest of the world, that the sacrifices of Mlangeni and many of his comrades should never be forgotten. “After nearly three decades...
By: Sello Theletsane JOHANNESBURG- After being given notice that the City of Johannesburg has until Friday, 10 July to pass the city’s budget after failing twice to do so, COJ sat on Thursday to approve the budget. This came after the city failed twice last week to adopt the budget for a number of reasons that included legal and consultative considerations. The City...
By: Staff Reporter The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) has on Thursday, dipped their revolutionary banner in remembering one of their greatest heroes. A young soldier of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), comrade Ashley James Kriel, who was killed by the apartheid regime today 33 years ago, on the 9th of July 1987. Comrade Ashley Kriel was born on the 17th...
DURBAN, June 29 - South African political party the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has issued a statement on Monday condemning taxi associations' plans to overlook the Covid-19 regulation of physical distancing and operate at 100% capacity. This comes after the government denied the associations' request to increase its Covid-19 financial relief for the industry to R 20,000 per taxi. "In essence,...
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