More charges added in case against struggle vets who held ministers hostage
The 53 accused face 27 charges which include one count of conspiracy to kidnap and twenty-six charges of kidnapping as there were 26 people in the meeting room, including ministers Mondli Gungubele and Thandi Modise as well as Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla.
Bail granted to 42 out of 53 war vets accused of holding 2 ministers hostage
Fifty-three former combatants face kidnapping charges, among others, after Ministers Thandi Modise, Mondli Gungubele and Deputy Minister Thabang Makwetla were barred from leaving the Saint George’s Hotel in Irene last Thursday.
Court grants bail to 13 military vets accused of holding ministers hostage
Over 50 military veterans accused of holding ministers Thandi Modise, Mondli Gungubele and deputy minister Thabang Makwetla against their will appeared in court on Tuesday for bail applications.
'This is what they do to us': MK veteran decries treatment from ANC leadership
uMkhonto WeSizwe veteran, Obbey Mabena, said that the African National Congress (ANC) leadership had forgotten the sacrifices made by the struggle veterans who were arrested for holding Cabinet ministers hostage.
Lawyers defending war vets arrested for hostage drama oppose case extension
Fifty-two suspects have appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court sitting at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Facility.
Case against 53 war vets arrested for Modise, Gungubele hostage drama postponed
The military veterans appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Monday sitting at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Facility for bail application.
Nomia Ndlovu's trial like a Sherlock Holmes story, says judge
Nomia Ndlovu, a former police officer, is accused of plotting the murders of her relatives and lover in order to pocket more than R1 million from insurance policies she had registered in their names.
SAHRC: Water dept must do something about Bronkhorstspruit water crisis
The commission's officials inspected the Bronkhorstspruit Water Treatment Plant on Wednesday after it was shut down to avoid distribution of poor-quality water to residents.
State: There’s enough evidence to find Nomia Ndlovu guilty of murder, fraud
State prosecutor Riana Williams drew a pattern of inconsistencies in Nomia Ndlovu’s bail affidavit and her testimony in court.
Cope Joburg mayoral candidate Makhubele says party not making empty promises
Speaking in Sandton on Wednesday, Colleen Makhubele said that she was confident that Cope had won the hearts of people looking for fresh new leadership to run the city.
Case against murder and fraud accused Nomia Ndlovu set to resume in court
The former Tembisa constable is accused of ordering hits and plotting the murder of relatives, including her mother and sister, so that she could cash out on several insurance policies.
Cope’s Makhubele: Govt cannot expect poor residents to pay services debt
She insists that government has failed to create jobs, provide adequate services and maintain infrastructure.
Coalition governments are the future, says political commentator
Political commentator Makhosini Mgitywa said that coalitions may not be the answer to failing governance but they did offer an opportunity for better accountability.
Independents & new parties contesting polls signal political reform - Mgitywa
With the disappointment of poor service delivery hanging thick in the air like the now common stench of leaking sewage, many communities in South Africa are looking outside of mainstream political parties for reprieve.
Good governance, public safety: Gauteng IFP says it has solutions for residents
The party held its provincial launch on Sunday at the Five Roses Sports Grounds in Soweto where Gauteng chairperson Bonginkosi Dlhamini explained that their commitments were a product of extensive consultations with communities and IFP structures.
'Despicable': Ramaphosa says DA stooped so low with Phoenix posters
Ramaphosa went on a walk about in ward 13 in Promosa— where he heard that youth unemployment and a lack of housing were the communities’ biggest concerns
Ramaphosa studying Khehla Sitole's response over looming suspension
President Cyril Ramaphosa has subsequently appointed a board of inquiry to look into Khehla Sitole's fitness to hold office.
Promosa residents hope to have Ramaphosa's ear as ANC campaigns in NW
The president will be visiting several communities in the area throughout the day as the African National Congress (ANC) continues to campaign ahead of the local government elections.