Making headlines: Mantashe comes down hard on injured ANC MP Khoza; ICC to rule on Bashir's visit to SA; And, DA says Mahlobo must account for his Vuwani 'failings' in public
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Mantashe comes down hard on injured ANC MP Khoza
ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has come down hard on ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza for speaking to the media during th e ANC's national policy conference.
Mantashe yesterday said he took exception to Khoza revealing that she had written to Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete requesting a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
Khoza told eNCA on Monday that the secret ballot was necessary, as her life was under threat following previous public announcements that were critical of Zuma's leadership.
ICC to rule on Bashir's visit to SA
The International Criminal Court will today hand down its ruling on South Africa's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he attended an African Union summit in South Africa in June 2015.
In 2009 and 2010, two warrants of arrest were issued by the ICC for Bashir for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in connection with widespread violence in Darfur in western Sudan in 2003 between government and rebel forces. It is believed that about 300 000 people were killed and 2.7-million forced to flee their homes.
If South Africa is found to have been wanting, it will be decided whether the matter should be referred to the Assembly of State Parties to the Rome Statute and/or the United Nations Security Council.
And, DA says Mahlobo must account for his Vuwani 'failings' in public
State Security Minister David Mahlobo must account "for his failings" in front of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education, which is open to the public, and not the closed Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence, the DA has said.
DA MP Nomsa Marchesi has written to the chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education to request that the minister appears before it.
Marchesi wants Mahlobo to "explain how his department knew about the protests in Vuwani a year before they happened" but chose not to act on the intelligence they were given in a bid to prevent it.
On Tuesday evening, Mahlobo addressed the media at the ANC national policy conference, where he said, "We knew of Vuwani, Malamulele a year ago, that it will happen".
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