Mpho Moerane hospitalised and state capture cases

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Daily news update 11 May

Former Joburg Mayor Mpho Moerane ‘fights for life’ in hospital after car crash

Former Johannesburg mayor Mpho Moerane is in hospital following a car crash.

The ANC in the Greater Johannesburg region confirmed the news in a statement Tuesday.

Regional coordinator Dada Morero said Moerane was “in critical but stable condition” at the hospital.

He said the ANC was saddened by the former mayor’s hospital and wished him a speedy recovery.

“His comrade Mpho Moerane is in a critical but stable condition receiving medical attention at the hospital.”

Part 4 of the State Arrest Report was issued by Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. Photo: Gallo Images / Deaan Vivier

The National Prosecution Authority’s (NPA) Directorate of Investigation (ID) announced 82 investigations and registered 20 cases, affecting 65 people from the Judicial Commission of State Arrest Inquiry.

Officials from the NPA and the State Arrest Commission working together to ensure a seamless transfer of the Commission’s work to criminal cases, the recovery of asset forfeiture, or other sanctions that the courts deem appropriate.

“Eliminating impunity for high-level corruption and state arrest cases is a priority for the country,” the NPA said in a statement.

‘Fiscal drain’: US costs US $ 549 billion, Godongwana tells parliament

Godongwana appoints three Black women to key positions in the Ministry of Finance
Picture: Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has labeled South African Airways (SAA) as a fiscal drain, adding that the disposal of government shareholding in the airline is justified.

Godongwana and Minister for Public Enterprise Pravin Gordhan informed Parliament’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scope) on Tuesday on the disposal of a majority of the government’s shareholding in SAA, the CCC Annual Report and the financial statement.

The finance minister said there was no doubt that the SAA was a fiscal drain.

Counsel Malesela Teffo is threatening to sue Minister Bheki Cele and the police for his arrest

Counsel Malesela Teffo is threatening to sue police for his arrest in court
Counsel Malesela Teffo at the dock at Hillbrow Magistrates’ Court, 30 April 2022. Picture by Neil McCartney

Counsel Malesela Teffo, the lawyer arrested in court during Senzo Meyiwa’s murder trial, is considering suing Police Minister Bheki Cele and the police.

“What concerns us is the manner, place, time and manner in which counsel Teffo was arrested. He was not supposed to be trapped inside the courtroom; that is contempt of court and it deserves a legal case that Mr Teffo must bring against the police minister, “Teffo’s attorney, Tshepo Timothy Thobane, said in a report from News24.

Teffo is the defense attorney representing four suspects in the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa in 2014.

The Court upholds the Cuban grant of AfriForum

Cabinet on US relations with Cuba
Image created by Narissa Subramoney with iStock elements.

The Northern High Court of Gauteng in Pretoria rejected an application for leave to appeal from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) against a disagreement received by the lobby group AfriForum.

The ban essentially prevents Dirco from donating R50 million to Cuba.

AfriForum defended Judge Neukircher’s original ruling and opposed the application on the grounds that the urgent interjection was granted on a temporary basis pending the outcome of the request for later review.

DA puts the Joburg region under administration over factions, bad election results

solly msimanga
Democratic Alliance (DA) Gauteng leader Solly Msimanga speaking, 11 September 2021, launching the election campaign of DA mayor candidate in Johannesburg, Dr Mpho Phalatse, at Johannesburg City Council in Braamfontein. Picture: Michel Bega

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng has put its Johannesburg regional executive committee (REC) under administration because of its poor performance at the polls in last year’s local government elections.

In a letter, dated May 9, 2022, seen at The CitizenDA ‘s provincial leader de Gauteng Solly Msimanga communicated the decision to the REC.

Msimanga said the reason for putting the region under administration was “significant underperformance” during the municipal poll.

The CSA dismisses all charges against Mark Boucher

Boucher's fees dropped
Mark Boucher. Picture: Darren Stewart / Gallo Images

All disciplinary charges, including racism charges, against Proteas coach Mark Boucher have been withdrawn by South African Cricket (CSA).

They have found that there is no basis for retaining any of the fees.

Initial charges were brought against Boucher late last year when the Board of the CSA received the report of the independent Committee on Social Justice and Building Nations (SJN) Ombudsman, Adv Dumisa Ntsebeza SC.

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