Dismissal of Mkhwebane, debt of the municipality of eThekwini

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Daily News – August 27

Dismissal of Mkhwebane: Dali Mpofu can request the recusal of the president of the investigation under article 194

Lawyer Dali Mpofu, acting on behalf of suspended public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, told parliament he could seek the disqualification of the chairman of the Article 194 committee, Qubudile Dyantyi.

This comes after Mkhwebane’s latest request for annulment was rejected by the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) on Wednesday, with the top court ruling that “no case has been prepared for annulment.”

The ConCourt ordered Mkhwebane to pay the costs of the claim personally, after finding that his legal offer constituted an abuse of legal process.

The Québec Ombudsman had filed a second request for annulment with the aim of annulling the ConCourt’s decision of May 6, which paved the way for the dismissal procedure against him.

New ANC KZN leadership to meet Jacob Zuma this weekend on ‘historic visit’

File photo: Former President Jacob Zuma during the ANC’s 54th National Conference at the Nasrec Expo Center on December 18, 2017, in Johannesburg. Photo: Gallo Images/Netwerk24/Deaan Vivier

The newly elected ANC leadership in KwaZulu-Natal is due to visit former President Jacob Zuma this Sunday at his Nkandla compound.

In what was billed as a “historic visit” by the party, the ANC in the province says he wants to meet Zuma for advice and wisdom.

This follows a visit by senior party leaders earlier this month to former President Thabo Mbeki at his foundation’s offices in Johannesburg.

At the time, ANC KZN President Siboniso Duma said their engagement with Mbeki was part of efforts for organizational renewal and unity.

Interventions to prevent day zero in Nelson Mandela Bay are starting to show positive results, says Mchunu

Nelson Mandela Bay day zero
Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu briefed the media in Pretoria on Friday on the state of water and sanitation in South Africa. Photo: Twitter/ @GovernmentZA

Water and Sanitation Minister Senzo Mchunu said the government has made progress in its drought relief measures in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality to address the water crisis in the Subway.

Mchunu briefed the media in Pretoria on Friday on the state of water supply in the country.

The minister said the Department of Water and SanitationInterventions in the metro to prevent the taps from drying up were beginning to yield positive results.

“Since we intervened in the metro around April, there has been progress. The municipality is even improving compliance in a number of areas and we have so far been able to avoid day zero.

PICS: Assets worth R75m seized from former senior police official in ‘blue lights’ corruption case

AFU seizes assets of defendant in bribery case
On Friday, the NPA’s AFU withheld the assets of former SAPS officials in Gauteng facing fraud and corruption charges in the controversial R191 million ‘blue lights’ case. Picture: Provided.

The National Prosecutor’s Office (postal code) Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) seized the assets of the former South African Police Service (saps) officials facing fraud and corruption charges in the infamous R191 million “blue lights” criminal case.

The case, which involves former senior SAPS officials Kgomotso Phahlane and Deliwe De Lange, relates to a contract awarded corruptly by SAPS to a service provider – Instrumentation for Traffic Law Enforcement – for the supply and installation blue lights and sirens. to Gauteng Police vehicles in 2017.

PICS: Sheriff seizes ‘movable property’ worth R43m belonging to eThekwini

Vehicles were also seized from eThekwini Municipality offices in Durban.  Photo: Supplied
Vehicles were also seized from eThekwini Municipality offices in Durban. Photo: Supplied

eThekwini Municipality has been left red-faced after computers, phones and vehicles were seized from its offices by the Durban High Court Sheriff.

On Thursday, the sheriff executed a warrant of execution by the court which ruled he must seize “movable property” belonging to the municipality worth R43 million. Items must be auctioned to raise funds.

Babita Deokaran murder: Gauteng Health CFO and Tembisa Hospital CEO suspended

Gauteng Premier
Killed Babita Deokaran, Gauteng’s top finance official. Picture: Facebook

The financial director of the Gauteng Department of Health Lerato Madyo and Tembisa Hospital Chief Executive Ashley Mthunzi have both been suspended with immediate effect.

The Gauteng provincial government made the announcement on Friday.

He said the two officials were suspended to ensure that their presence in the office does not hamper the investigation into the serious allegations relating to the abusive purchase and payment of service providers at Tembisa Hospital.

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