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Image of Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane

22nd July 2022

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor killed, NPA yet to decide on prosecuting ANC bigwigs for alleged theft of money meant for Winnie memorial and, Corruption Watch says Ramaphosa must account to public

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Collins Chabane Municipality Mayor killed

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Mayor of the Collins Chabane Municipality Moses Maluleke was shot and killed in his home in Xikundu, in Limpopo yesterday.

Maluleke died on the scene after three suspects entered his home demanding money and later shot him and his 18 year old son, who is currently recovering in hospital.

The South African Police Services in Limpopo have since activated a 72 hour plan to hunt down the suspects.
Cases of murder and attempted murder have been registered.

The MEC for Safety and Security Mavhungu Lerule-Ramakhanya appealed for calm and appealed to the public to let the police to do their job.

 

NPA yet to decide on prosecuting ANC bigwigs for alleged theft of money meant for Winnie memorial

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane and Public Works MEC Babalo Madikizela will know by September if they will be prosecuted for the alleged theft of R1.1-million meant for the memorial service of late struggle veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

The Director of Public Prosecutions in the Eastern Cape, Barry Madolo said the case, which was opened by the Economic Freedom Fighters in October last year, was still under investigation.

According to Madolo, the public will know by September whether the NPA will add the matter to the court roll for prosecution.

 

Corruption Watch says Ramaphosa must account to public

Corruption Watch is urging President Cyril Ramaphosa to “do the right thing and submit himself to the same processes that he demanded of others”.

Corruption Watch warned that if he does not he risks further eroding public trust in government and damaging the ethical standing of his office.

Earlier this week, Acting Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka confirmed that her office would subpoena Ramaphosa to respond to allegations in the Phala Phala investigation.

Corruption Watch board acting chairperson Professor Mzukisi Qobo said Gcaleka’s intention to subpoena Ramaphosa for answers about the Phala Phala burglary struck the right chord at a time when the country was in need of accountability and transparency from its leaders.

He said transparency should always be the cornerstone of a democracy, and even more so now when confidence in leaders is at an all-time low.

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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