Why ANC’s right not to vacate Tlokwe offices

Following the North Gauteng High Court decision yesterday to dismiss African National Congress’s application to declare unlawful a council meeting in Tlokwe Municipality which resolved to elect Democratic Alliance’s Annette Combrink as a mayor, I commended the provincial government decision to respect the court ruling. Continue reading

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Tlokwe: ANC’s test to fight corruption

The reaction from and steps to be taken by @MyANC_ on what happened this week at the Tlokwe Municipality makes one – and reasonable voters too, who, of course, don’t vote for loyalty but for services – wonder whether the ruling party is serious about fighting corruption even when its members are implicated, directly or otherwise. Continue reading

Blacks say Zille “deserves a bullet”. And her response?

Last week Sunday morning I woke up to a group debate on Facebook that challenged (or did it invite?) people to share their views on whether Democratic Alliance leader and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille was “still” haunted by her 20 March tweet in which she referred to pupils from Eastern Cape province seeking better education in hers as “education refugees”. To date Zille had on more than two occasions written about the incident. Continue reading