Tag Archives | James Selfe

Zuma’s trial proves we are all equal before the law

On 6 April 2009, Adv Mokotedi Mpshe, the then Acting National Director of Public Prosecutions, announced that he had decided to discontinue the prosecution against Jacob Zuma on 789 counts of fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering that arose from his relationship with his “financial adviser” Schabir Shaik. Mpshe took this decision based on some…

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De Lille hearing adjourned

Note to Editors: Please find attached a soundbite by the DA Federal Council Chairperson, James Selfe MP, in English. The disciplinary hearing against Ms De Lille was adjourned today after one of the Panel members, Adv P Monchusi, decided to withdraw from the proceedings. This should in no way be construed as an admission of…

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We have begun the legal process of ensuring Jacob Zuma personally pays back his R15.3 million legal bill

The following statement was delivered today by Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a media briefing in Parliament, Cape Town. Maimane was joined by DA Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe.  Yesterday, the State Attorney revealed in a letter to the Democratic Alliance (DA) that the Presidency has to date spent a total of R15 300 250 of…

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We will not allow Parliament to become one of the “President’s Keepers”

The following statement was delivered today by DA Leader Mmusi Maimane, at a press briefing in Parliament, Cape Town. Maimane was joined by DA Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe, and DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen. Last week Thursday, President Jacob Zuma appeared before Parliament in his last oral question session for the year, and quite…

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Zuma loses, South Africa wins

Finally, after almost a decade of ducking and diving, and squandering millions of rands of public money on his own legal fees, President Jacob Zuma will now face 783 charges of corruption, fraud and racketeering for stealing the people’s money. The Democratic Alliance (DA) welcomes the judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal…

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Those involved in State Capture will be held to account, whether in private sector or government

The following statement was delivered today by Democratic Alliance (DA) Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at a press briefing in Parliament, Cape Town. Maimane was joined by Federal Executive Chairperson, James Selfe, and DA Chief Whip, John Steenhuisen.  I want to begin by welcoming yesterday’s decision by ANC Member of Parliament, Dr Makhosi Khoza, to quit the…

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Zuma misses deadline to supply reasons for cabinet reshuffle

President Jacob Zuma has failed to comply with the ruling, handed down last week Thursday by Judge Vally of the North Gauteng High Court, to hand over his reasons and record of decision for his disastrous midnight cabinet reshuffle, by 4 pm today. Given that President Zuma has only filed an application to appeal handing…

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