Former president Nelson Mandela will be buried at Qunu in the Eastern Cape on December 15, 2013, President Jacob Zuma said today.
WHEN the Daily Dispatch team arrived at former president Nelson Mandela’s Qunu home, Xhosa praise singer and teacher Xolile Madolo was shouting outside the gates, begging villagers to wake up as the “great tree has fallen”.
THE country has been captivated by the battle between the public protector and ministers in the security cluster over her report on the construction of President Jacob Zuma’s private home in Nkandla.
ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa, who is struggling to rid himself of the corporate suits in exchange for political boxing gloves, has predictably sparked controversy with his “boer” remark.
PUBLIC Protector Thuli Madonsela is unwilling to leave her Nkandla report in the hands of government security departments for too long, her office said yesterday.
POLICE Minister Nathi Mthethwa has claimed that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s provisional report on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home contains several state security breaches which needed to be identified for the public protector to omit.
TACKLING ANC stalwarts Jackie Selebi and Jacob Zuma was just part of the job, said former National Prosecuting Authority head Vusi Pikoli this week.
THE gospel according to President Jacob Zuma is being challenged by Christian leaders, as are the actions of his government.