The 6th administration is nothing short of drama and it has come with jaw dropping moments than applauses. The resignation of Members in Parliament seems to be an ever growing trend, the recent pair to join the long list of members of Parliament who have bowed down is former ministers Jeff Radebe and Siyabonga Cwele .The list includes former ministers Melusi Gigaba and Nomvula Mokonyane who have been implicated in the Commission of state Inquiries.
There is a new Premier in the Northern Cape and he walks the talk, Premier Zamani Saul dubbed ‘No blue lights Premier’ delivered on his promise, to cut spending on luxurious cars for his provincial executives and rather use the money to buy ambulances in the province. On Tuesday, he took to twitter to announce the good deed “today 27 new ambulances have been released. This is the first batch of 63 ambulances. We are still resolute, no new cars for Premiers and MECs, let’s buy more ambulances”.
Tshwane mayor Stephen Mokgalapa celebrated his 100 days in mayoral office by outlining his achievements since his takeover in February. In a media brief in Centurion, Mokgalapa who has once said that, he inherited a mess from the previous administration boasted that his greatest achievement was closing the controversial Glad Africa deal.
He also mentioned that his “I am Tshwane” campaign has enabled him to share his vision with residents of Tshwane. The mayor also mentioned, the purchase of 73 emergency vehicles, and increased number of WiFi spots amongst his achievements, however the Mayor didn’t mention the water woes in Hammanskraal after he declared the water safe for human consumption, could this mean that the quality of water in Hammanskraal hasn’t improved and isn’t safe for human consumption.
Caster Semenya will be able to run without taking medication to lower her testosterone levels, this comes after the Swiss Supreme Federal Court ordered the IAAF to lift the controversial rule that dictates that women like Caster should take medication to lower testosterone levels or they will be allowed to compete with men. IAAF is clearly subjecting women with higher testosterone levels to sexual orientation. Caster’s orientation has been under public scrutiny since her health records were leaked to the media in 2009.
It’s been four years since the killing of Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, and the case which had seemed to gone cold, has a breakthrough. Following the new evidence that suggests that the suspects who have witnessed the killing of Senzo Meyiwa have allegedly lied. Three media personalities and a top cop will face charges of defeating the ends of Justice.
Since the news of Senzo’s killing have emerged in 2014, the question on everyone’s mind has always been how does a “botched robbery” take place in a house full of witnesses yet neither of them can positively identify the suspect. Finally the truth about what happened on that night when Senzo lost his life will come out.
Sjava’s fans in Mamelodi were left disappointed when the SAMA award winner, was a no show at the DnF black and gold masquerade ball. The event was set to take place on Saturday, the 8th. The event promoters have since apologized to the patrons who were eagerly waiting for him.
One Media personality who has mastered the art of “Giving people what they want” is the media moghel Bonang Matheba. Moghel has announced that her documentary film will make its official debut in Mzansi this coming weekend at the 21st Encounters South Africa Documentary Festival. The screening will have the tasting of House of BNG and Q&A sessions. In the words of Lebonza “monaaaate man!
Forbes published the list of the rich and richer and the hip hop mogul, Shawn Carter affectionately known as Jay Z, has made history as the first rapper to become a billionaire, proving that he didn’t mince his words when he said “I am not a businessman, I am a business man”.
Bad girl Riri shocked many with his 600 million net worth, making history as the highest paid female musician. After being on the verge on bankruptcy, Riri has been hard at work, she meant it when she said, she has her mind on her money and she’s not going nowhere. Her wealth can be attributed to her beauty and fashion line, okay, Riri we are ready for the master classes on how to turn a bankruptcy status to a millionaire empire.
Mzansi mourns the death of the house vocalist Nichume Siwundla. Nichume rose to fame, with her hit single Bhutiza she did with Mobile Dixon. The muso lost her life in apparent suicide, which sparked conversations around depression in the entertainment industry.
If you are suffering from depression or know someone who is, contact South African Depression and Anxiety Group on 0112344837 or the suicidal emergency number on 0800567567.
Condolences to the family!
BY: MEGAN SELLO.
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