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Daily Podcast – November 30, 2017

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Daily Podcast – November 30, 2017

30th November 2017

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.
Making headlines: Fate of DA mayors Mashaba and Trollip rests in EFF's hands, Zuma expected to make new representations on corruption charges And, Ramaphosa condemns threats against MPs

 

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Fate of DA mayors Mashaba and Trollip rests in EFF's hands

The leadership of two DA mayors – Nelson Mandela Bay's Athol Trollip and Johannesburg's Herman Mashaba – will be put to the test today when they face votes of no confidence along with their speakers.

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And while it seems that the Economic Freedom Fighters is in a powerful position to decide the fate of Trollip and speaker of council Jonathan Lawack, the party had been silent amid fierce political campaigning ahead of the vote of no confidence.

The DA-led coalition government in Nelson Mandela Bay lost its majority in council following a debacle surrounding the ousting of former deputy mayor and United Democratic Movement councillor Mongameli Bobani.

The EFF has previously boycotted council, saying the DA in Nelson Mandela Bay demonstrated the "arrogance of power and white supremacy".

 

Zuma expected to make new representations on corruption charges

President Jacob Zuma is expected to submit new representations to the National Prosecuting Authority on why he should not face corruption charges.

The NPA had given Zuma until today to make his representations after the Supreme Court of Appeal dismissed Zuma and the NPA's application to appeal a High Court ruling that the 2009 decision to drop corruption charges against him was irrational.

The charges relate to Zuma's alleged involvement in the country's multi-billion rand arms deal.

Ramaphosa condemns threats against MPs


Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned threats against members of parliament inquiring into allegations of State capture at power utility Eskom.

Ramaphosa told the parliamentary Press Gallery Association that such threats were not acceptable that people should be threatened and abused simply because they were doing their job, a job they were elected for.

The deputy president lauded Parliament for starting to take its "activist" role seriously, referring to inquiries into the South African Broadcasting Corporation and Eskom.


That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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