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South African Presidency Denies Media’s Reshuffle Rumours

By SAPeople 21-03-16 11:23

The South African Presidency has rejected a story published by Independent Newspapers about an alleged imminent Cabinet reshuffle by the President during the coming week. In the newspaper report it was claimed that President Zuma is planning to remove the following members from Cabinet: Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel, […]

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Guptas Deny Sunday Times Explosive Revelations as ANC Stands Behind Zuma

By SAPeople 20-03-16 21:09

Oakbay Investments – the holding company for the Gupta family’s businesses in South Africa – has vehemently denied allegations claimed by Themba Maseko in today’s Sunday Times newspaper. In the report Maseko, who is former Government Communications and Information System (GCIS) CEO, claims that the South African president, Jacob Zuma, urged him in 2010 to meet […]

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DA and Picketers Urge for Recall of Zuma at ANC NEC (and Cellphones Sealed)

By SAPeople 19-03-16 17:07

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on the ANC to “do the honourable thing” this weekend at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting…and recall South African President Jacob Zuma. In a message today, federal leader of the DA Mmusi Maimane said that “following this week’s explosive revelations by senior ANC members pertaining to President Zuma’s […]

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South Africans React to Zuptagate: 15 of the Top Tweets

By SAPeople 18-03-16 17:47

Reactions to the confirmation by Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Jonas, that members of the Gupta family (who are renowned to have close ties with President Zuma) “offered me the position of Minister of Finance to replace then Minister Nene” have been met with outrage and – of course – humour in South Africa! Here are 15 of the top tweets: […]

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Gupta Family Deny Allegations & Challenge Minister Jonas to Day in Court

By SAPeople 16-03-16 23:24

The Gupta family has responded to today’s statement by Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas in which he alleged that “Members of the Gupta family offered me the position of Minister of Finance to replace then Minister Nene. I rejected this out of hand”. The Gupta family claim the allegations are false and have challenged Minister Jonas to […]

Jonas Confirms Guptas Offered Him Finance Minister’s Position

By SAPeople 16-03-16 19:51

South African Deputy Minister of Finance, Mcebisi Hubert Jonas, has today issued a statement confirming media rumours that he was approached by non-governmental members of the Gupta family and offered the position of Finance Minister, to replace then Minister Nene. After detailing his historical commitment to South Africa’s constitution, and to the ANC (of which he […]

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Zuma Spoof Lyrics to “I Did It My Way”

By SAPeople Contributor 18-02-16 15:28

Amidst all the reactionary articles, opinions and TV shows comes this twist on the lyrics to Frank Sinatra’s legendary “I Did It My Way”, which seems to sum up what many in South Africa are currently thinking regarding our president, Jacob Zuma. These ‘lyrics’ were posted on Facebook by Yster Steyn Le Roux on 9 February: And now, […]

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Nando’s Fires It Up Fast with Post-SONA Ad

By SAPeople 12-02-16 02:19

Nando’s South Africa has done it again. No sooner had President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address (SONA) Thursday evening, than the successful South African restaurant chain – famous for its chicken peri-peri – had posted an advert making fun of Speaker Baleka Mbete. “We see you Baleka. #SONA2016” the message says on Nando’s […]

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Zuma May Pay Back (Some of) The Money

By SAPeople 03-02-16 07:01

After all the jokes, the marches, the petitions and the videos – it appears that President Jacob Zuma has made the first step towards possibly paying back some of the South African tax payers’ money that was used to fund renovations at his private Nkandla residence. The news broke late Tuesday night in South Africa […]

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Mixed Reactions as DA’s Mmusi Maimane Says: “Let’s Find Each Other Again”

By SAPeople Contributor 19-01-16 19:06

Reactions today in South Africa to Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane’s speech on race and identity in the country have been mixed. While many welcomed his words and said it was “charged with emotion”, “showed sincerity” and laid bare “some uncomfortable truths”, there were some who said it made them “cringe”. If you weren’t watching the live feed, […]

‘Zuma Must Fall’ VIDEO as No-Confidence Debate Stalls

By SAPeople 13-01-16 13:45

South African musicians Don Clarke and Special Care have collaborated to release a song, named after the hashtag #ZumaMustFall. The video is being shared at the same time as a question now hangs over whether the debate of no-confidence in South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma – which had been welcomed by many – will take place […]

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