[Source (text & illustration): http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-03-16-zuma-vs.-madonsela-constitutional-crisis-looms-over-nkandla-investigation/#.UyeOSowaySM by Ranjeni Munusamy.]
A constitutional crisis could be imminent over the powers of the Public Protector as she faces increasing political heat over her investigation into the upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla residence. Daily Maverick has learnt that Zuma has written to Thuli Madonsela questioning whether she has the powers to investigate him at all. Read more
I welcome Cyril Ramaphosa’s response to my speech of 31 January, which dealt, among other topics, with the ANC’s approach to transformation – as embodied in its National Democratic Revolution (NDR).
[Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26558964 by Anne-Marie Tomchak.]
Nigeria has protested to South Africa about a “merciless attack” by police on one of its nationals in Cape Town, its foreign ministry has said.
An amateur video on social media sites purportedly shows the man being stripped, assaulted and handcuffed by policemen and security guards. Read more
A video showing a Nigerian man being brutally attacked by uniformed police in South Africa has sparked public outrage.
The footage, which was posted to social media, led to the suspension and arrest of two police officers and prompted a heated discussion about South Africa’s attitudes towards immigrants. Read more
[Source: http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/richmond-murders-3-arrested-1.1656229 by Sihle Mlambo & Sherlissa Peters.]
Durban – A farm worker and two others have been arrested for the murder of an elderly couple and their son at their Richmond smallholding at the weekend.
Eckhardt Schutte, who turned 77 on Sunday, was shot with his wife, Elizabeth, 66, and their 33-year-old son Lutz, who had just arrived from Germany to visit his father for his birthday. Read more
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