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Daily news – August 27
Mkhwebane impeachment: Dali Mpofu may apply to impeach chairman of Section 194 inquiry
Lawyer Dali Mpofu, acting on behalf of suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, has told Parliament that they may apply to impeach Section 194 Committee chairman Kubudile Dianta.
This comes after the Constitutional Court rejected Mkhwebane’s latest application for annulment (ConCourt) on Wednesday, with the high court ruling that “no case has been filed for reversal.”
The ConCourt ordered Mkhwebane to pay the costs of the application in her personal capacity, after finding that her legal application was an abuse of process.
The public defender filed a second motion to quash in an attempt to overturn the ConCourt’s May 6 ruling, which cleared the way for impeachment proceedings against her.
New ANC KZN leadership to meet Jacob Zuma this weekend in ‘historic visit’
The newly elected leadership of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is set to visit former President Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla homestead this Sunday.
In what the party called a “historic visit.” ANC in the province says he wants to meet Zuma to get his advice and wisdom.
This follows a visit by senior party leaders earlier this month to former president Thabo Mbeki at his foundation’s office in Johannesburg.
At the time, ANC KZN chairman Sibanisa Duma said their collaboration with Mbeki was part of efforts for organizational renewal and unity.
Actions to prevent ‘Day Zero’ in Nelson Mandela Bay are beginning to yield positive results, says Mchunu
Water and Sanitation Minister Senza Mchunu says government has made progress on drought relief measures in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to address the metro’s water crisis.
Mchunu on Friday briefed the media in Pretoria on the state of water supply in the country.
The minister said that Department of Water Supply and SewageRussia’s measures to prevent taps from drying out in the metro have begun to yield positive results.
“Since we intervened in the metro around April, there has been progress. The municipality is even improving compliance in a number of areas and so far we have been able to prevent Day Zero.
PHOTOS: R75m worth of assets seized from ex-policeman in ‘blue lights’ corruption case
National Prosecutor’s Office (NGO) The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) restricted the assets of the former South African Police Service (Saps) officials accused of fraud and corruption in the infamous R191-million “blue lights” criminal case.
The case, which involves former senior Saps officials Kgamotso Fahlan and Delive De Lange, relates to Saps’ corruptly awarded contract to a service provider – Instrumentation for Traffic Law Enforcement – for the supply and installation of blue lights and sirens. on Gauteng police cars in 2017.
PHOTOS: Sheriff seizes ‘movable goods’ worth R43 million belonging to eThekwini
The eThekwini Municipality has been left red-faced after the sheriff of the Durban High Court seized computers, phones and vehicles from its offices.
On Thursday, the sheriff executed a court enforcement order ordering him to attach R43 million worth of “movables” belonging to the municipality. The items are planned to be auctioned off to raise money.
Babita Deokaran murder: Gauteng Health CFO, Tembisa Hospital CEO suspended
The chief financial director of Gauteng Department of Health Leratha Madio and Tembisa Hospital chief executive Ashley Mtunzi have been suspended with immediate effect.
This was announced by the Gauteng provincial government on Friday.
It said the two officials were suspended to ensure that their presence in the office does not interfere with investigations into serious allegations of improper procurement and payment of service providers at Tembisa Hospital.
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