Cope, Mkhwebane case and Phala Phala


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Daily News – September 1

WATCH: Fight breaks out between Cope members as Lekota presser gets disrupted

Suspended Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota briefs the media in Johannesburg, November 26, 2018. Photo: Nigel Sibanda

Members of Cope physically attacked each other during Wednesday’s press conference in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg.

Lekota was due to speak to the media about his suspension by Cope’s National Congressional Committee (CNC) on Sunday for allegedly dividing the party and “lacking energy and strength” due to his poor health.

However, a group of angry Cope members stormed the press conference accusing Lekota of being a faction and defying the CNC’s decision to suspend him.

Mkhwebane perjury case postponed until December

Busisiwe Mkhwebane
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Photo: Gallo Images/City Press/Tebogo Letsie

The perjury case against suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane took place on Wednesday and was adjourned to December 9 for a decision on the request for review of the two remaining counts in the perjury case.

Mkhwebane appeared briefly in Pretoria Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

The perjury charges relate to her investigation of the Bank/Bankorp case in which she is accused of lying under oath about her meetings with former President Jacob Zuma.

Phala Phala: Ramaphosa has until September 8 to respond to Reserve Bank

Cyril Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: GCIS

Lawyers for President Cyril Ramaphosa have until September 8 to provide further information on the unspecified foreign currency stolen in the 2020 Phala Phala Farm heist.

According to Bloomberg, the Financial Supervisory Department (FSD) of the Reserve Bank of South Africa (SARB), which administers exchange control regulations, is expected to continue its investigations once responses are received.

Governor Lesetja Kganyago revealed this on Tuesday in a letter to the opposition Democratic Alliance.

VBS Mutual Bank Obtains Seizure Order for Zuma’s Assets in Nkandla

Jacob Zuma
Former President Jacob Zuma. Photo: AFP/SIMON MAINA

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has reportedly granted VBS Mutual Bank custodian Anoosh Rooplal an order forcing former President Jacob Zuma to repay money he spent on Nkandla upgrades in 2011.

This after the former president fell behind on payments on the infamous R7.8million loan he took out in 2016 from the now liquidated VBS Mutual Bank.

Louise Brugman, spokeswoman for the bank’s liquidator, Anoosh Rooplal, confirmed Daily Maverick Tuesday that the bank had received a default judgment against Zuma.

Rooplal had filed documents with the High Court in Pietermaritzburg demanding the money from Zuma after he fell behind in his monthly repayments of 70,000 rand.

“Stop the Hunt for Weight” – Sol Phenduka’s confrontation with Nota

Confrontation Sol and Nota
The confrontation between Nota Baloyi and Sol Phenduka filmed for social networks. Photo: Instagram

Celebrities aren’t afraid to grab hands these days, a slang term often used on the internet to describe people who are ready for a fight, and controversial commentator Nota Baloyi seems to be on everyone’s bad side. .

Nota Baloyi has ruffled many local celebrities with her controversial posts and podcast appearances. The former Kwesta manager and music producer is not on good terms with many people in the entertainment industry.

His often harmful, discriminatory and abusive comments, with outrageous comments that were also directed at his estranged wife Berita, made him the center of attention on Twitter.

Ex-Chiefs Sundowns star Lebese continues search for new club

George Lebese has been left out of the Swallows’ final roster for the upcoming season but Given Thibedi is there, despite still being at the Chiefs.

George Lebese has reportedly acquired the services of a professional fitness trainer to help him get back into shape, with the former Kaizer Chiefs winger promising a return to professional football.

Lebese has been in the wilderness since moving to Colorado Springs Switchbacks in the United States two years ago, hence the need to find a suitable coach to help him get back to full fitness in his search for a club.

The former Chiefs winger terminated his contract with Switchbacks but has since failed to make a move after failing to secure an International Transfer Certificate (ITC) from Fifa.

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