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Digital Vibes secured its R150m communications contract from the Department of Health as a result of alleged tender-rigging and other irregularities in the bidding process, says a Scorpio report on the Daily Maverick site.
The Northern Cape High Court (Kimberley) has found no extraordinary circumstances to justify the release on bail of Suretha Brits, charged for the murder of her Pofadder hotelier husband.
Former President Jacob Zuma has returned to the Estcourt prison to resume his 15-month sentence for contempt of court.
The Socio-Economic Rights Institute (Seri) has expressed concern with the police raids on people’s homes in Sebokeng, near the Vaal, in pursuit of looted goods from the unrest that gripped Gauteng and KZN a few days ago.
Jailed former President Jacob Zuma has applied to the Department of Correctional Services for permission to attend the funeral of his brother, Michael, in Nkandla today – a request that is understood to have created a security nightmare for prison authorities, who have had to come up with a comprehensive security plan before considering the application.
ANC employees have threatened the party’s top six officials, who include President Cyril Ramaphosa, with criminal action over the failure to pay their pension benefits to fund administrators – despite making deductions from their salaries over two years.
Jailed former President Jacob Zuma has won a short-term legal victory, giving him three weeks until his next appearance in his arms deal criminal trial, according to a Business Day report.
Just over two weeks after he flanked Jacob Zuma in front of Zuma’s Nkandla home where the former President addressed a gathering of supporters before his imprisonment a few days later, media practitioner and former DJ Ngizwe Mchunu has turned himself in to the police.
Was it a coup attempt, an insurrection or a counter-revolution? In a sign of the confusion within the government over the causes of the violence that killed more than 200 people, caused billions of rands of damage and sullied the country’s reputation, the Presidency has rebuked the Defence Minister’s attempt to downplay the planned nature of the attacks, says a Business Day report.
Whether former President Jacob Zuma has succeeded in further delaying his corruption trial will be known today when KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) Judge Piet Koen delivers his decision on the former President’s application to postpone a virtual hearing so he can be present to make an oral submission.
A company founded by politically-connected billionaire businessman Vivian Reddy has been accused of defrauding the government of more than R40m through bribery, corruption and the payment of kickbacks.
An ear, nose and throat specialist spent Friday night in the Edenvale police holding cells with four other people. He was accused of violating the Covid-19 curfew, although the doctor told police he was attending to a medical emergency in the West Rand, says a TimesLIVE report.
Jacob Zuma will argue for a postponement of his corruption trial when it resumes in virtual mode before the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) this morning.
Reports published on respected news sites yesterday illustrate how a factionalised ANC and a justice system divided along the same lines has led to the carnage that has engulfed the country this week.
Entire CBDs, factories, shopping malls, stores, restaurants, service stations, supply routes and some crucial installations have all been laid to waste this week by the violence instigated by players behind the scenes.