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Ramaphosa must explain appointment of Mabuza as envoy to Russia

The DA notes President Cyril Ramaphosa’s appointment of Deputy President, David Mabuza, as his special envoy to Russia. With this appointment, it appears Ramaphosa is following former President Jacob Zuma’s lead after he appointed former Energy and Intelligence Minister David Mahlobo as his liaison to Russia. That culminated in the revamping of the Integrated Resource…

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DA wishes the Muslim community a blessed Ramadan

I would like to wish the Muslim community in South Africa and around the world a blessed holy month of Ramadan. The DA’s support is with the Muslim community as you fast from sunrise to sunset during this time of goodwill and selflessness. My most heartfelt condolences also go out to the family and loved…

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DA urges SAPS to ensure full accountability against officials who turned away family wanting to report their autistic child missing

This statement follows our visit to the Mamelodi SAPS Station today by DA Shadow Minister of Police, Zakhele Mbhele MP and Member of Gauteng Legislature, Adriana Randall MPL.  Please find attached soundbites in English and IsiZulu by Mr Mbhele. Today the DA visited the Mamelodi Police Station following reports that the police initially refused to…

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DA lays extortion and corruption charges against Mduduzi Manana

Please find attached an English soundbite by DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Women, Terri Stander MP. Please find pictures attached here, here and here.  Today, DA Shadow Deputy Minister of Women, Terri Stander MP, accompanied by DA Spokesperson on Community Safety in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature, Michele Clarke MPL, and DA Gender Chairperson in Gauteng…

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No ‘secret meeting’ on possible ‘secret bailout’ of SAA

The Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF), has unilaterally been scheduled as a closed meeting for a secret briefing by SAA on their latest quarterly report on Wednesday 16 May 2018. This is deeply concerning, not only because members of the public will apparently be barred from attending, but because a R 5,0 billion secret bailout…

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