Workers rise against Chamisa


A SHADOWY workers’ union has emerged pitching its narrative around the mass dismissal of workers following a Supreme Court judgment in July 2015 in which MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa was reportedly an instructing advocate. The Zimbabwe Workers for Justice said it had been saddened by “short memories” exhibited by Zimbabweans in general given Chamisa’s role in what it…

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We won’t be bullied by taxi associations: City of Johannesburg

The DA run City of Joburg says it will not be bullied by taxi associations to condone lawlessness. This follows Monday’s strike by members of the Alexandra Taxi Association. They are protesting against what they say is the ill-treatment by law enforcement agencies in the City of Johannesburg. The Johannesburg Metro Police Department has been removing un-roadworthy, unlicensed and illegal vehicles including taxis from…

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Turkey election: Erdogan win ushers in new presidential era

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is taking on extensive new executive powers following his outright election victory in Sunday’s poll. Parliament has been weakened and the post of prime minister abolished, as measures approved in a controversial referendum last year take effect. Defeated opposition candidate Muharrem Ince said Turkey was now entering a dangerous period of “one-man rule”. Mr Erdogan…

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JOHANNESBURG – SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane says Advocate Vincent Maleka has found that there was no racism involved in Ashwin Willemse walking out from an on-air broadcast. Multichoice CEO Calvo Mawela and Khobane are addressing the media on Tuesday. Willemse walked off a live broadcast last month after the Lions’ 42-24 win over the Brumbies, saying that he would not…

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Former Zanu-PF Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, Acquitted


Former Zanu-PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, who was facing charges of skipping the border at the height of Operation Restore Legacy, has been acquitted. Kasukuwere was arrested on his return from self imposed exile for violating immigration laws. In acquitting Kasukuwere, Magistrate Ms Josephine Sande said he did a reasonable thing by escaping to save his life. She said the…

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JOHANNESBURG – As South Africans continue to mourn the passing of media personalities Akhumzi Jezile, Siyasanga Kobese and Thobani Mseleni, police say an investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway. The three died on Saturday morning along with two others when the car they were traveling in collided with another vehicle near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape.…

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