MAIL & GUARDIAN: Politics

Clicks-bait: EFF MP’s new parole probe

Kenny Motsamai, a parolee who is also an EFF MP, could be sent back to jail if correctional services finds he violated his parole conditions

More North West mayors face recall

The ANC is wielding its axe to clear out ineffective councillors and those facing criminal charges

Zandile Gumede and her supporters face ANC backlash

Defiant backers of the former eThekwini chairperson and mayor, who has appeared in court over corruption charges linked to a tender, face disciplinary action over ‘divisive’ court protest

Mmusi Maimane doesn’t want DA’s political ‘superstars’

The leader of the new One South Africa Movement says his former party has set itself on a course away from multiracialism after its recent policy conference

EFF MPs to be investigated for disrupting parliamentary proceedings

Under the spotlight will be the Economic Freedom Fighters’ behaviour at the State of the Nation address and during the public enterprise department’s budget speech

Zandile Gumede’s backers spoil ANC clean-up

The governing party appears to be struggling to enforce the ban on support for leaders facing criminal charges

The farm, the millions and Patricia De Lille

An irregular farm lease is at the centre of a legal tussle between Patricia de Lille and her suspended director general at public works

No mass DA exodus, for now

Despite growing disgruntlement and a string of high-profile resignations, often by black members, DA rank and file don’t appear to be jumping ship

‘We are painstakingly putting things right’ — Ramaphosa

Talking to the media, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he too was frustrated by the slow pace of justice around corruption, but that ‘the change that we have all wanted to see is unfolding’

DA moves to a ‘colour-blind’ future

The official opposition said current ANC policies to undo historic economic injustices have only benefited an elite few

De Lille adviser hung out to dry on ‘washing line’

A report by the Special Investigating Unit has urged Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille to take action against Melissa Whitehead and others

DA policy conference to signal which way party is headed

Party’s policy conference could provide clarity on its future direction and clues about the likely contenders for leadership positions

DA claims Moodey jumped ship before he was pushed

The DA says former Gauteng leader John Moodey resigned from the party amid allegations that he was conspiring against fellow party members ahead of crucial party meetings

Why the ANC clean-up is dragging on

The outcome of the ANC’s NEC meeting was clear: ask party members who are facing or who have been convicted of criminal charges to step aside. But as Paddy Harper and Lester Kiewit report, the ANC cannot act against those who have not been criminally charged — until then, any ‘reputationally toxic’ members can stay

A healthy Mabuza appears in Parliament

After a lengthy absence from public life, Deputy President David Mabuza returns to Parliament, providing assurances that rolling blackouts are temporary

ANC caucus mum on Bongo resignation

The ANC parliamentary caucus as yet to confirm whether Bongani Bongo, who faces bribery and corruption charges, has resigned as an MP in line with the NEC’s directive

Ramaphosa reaffirms ‘line in the sand’ as ANC talks tough on corruption

President Cyril Ramaphosa said the NEC had reaffirmed the decision of the earlier NEC meeting to draw a line in the sand” between the party and those of its members and leaders accused of corruption and other crimes.

Ace pulls diplomatic strings for Steinhoff-linked pal

If the ANC general secretary has his way, Ithala chair Roshan Morar could soon be an ambassador

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