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BREAKING | Busi Mkhwebane finds Ramaphosa in breach of parliament's ethics code

President Ramaphosa failed to disclose a donation from Bosasa and is therefore in breach of the Executive Ethics Code and Disclosure of Members’ Interests, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane revealed

'I chained my girl to shield her from harm'

A 30-year-old mother has admitted to chaining her disabled daughter, 12, to a chair in their home, but says she only did so to protect her.

Madiba toasted with reading culture

Group donates books to poorly resourced school

Phone call to girlfriend leads to murder, suicide

A Khutsong, West Rand, woman was yesterday shot and killed by her jealous lover who then turned the gun on himself after she allegedly received a call from another man.

Pupils fed-up with Zama-zamas 'terrorising' school

Pupils protest over theft of learning, teaching material

Jackson Mthembu tells daughter to run if she sees a red overall and Mzansi is here for it

Jackson Mthembu warned Thuli to run away should "anyone wearing red overalls and boots" approach her

Jacob Zuma, Marc Batchelor and Johnny Clegg: Mzansi has been through the most

Here is what you might have missed this week:

'It's not about Indians' - Julius Malema denies racism allegations

EFF leader Julius Malema has rejected an accusation that his party is racist towards South Africans of Indian origin, and that its pursuit of public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan is due to his race.

Ramaphosa calls for resilience as those accused of corruption fight back

President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to be resilient in the face of an open fightback plan from those who benefited from state capture and other forms of corruption. Closing the debate on the presidency’s budget vote in parliament on Thursday, Ramaphosa told MPs it was important for the country to unite against those who were resisting efforts to rid the public sector of corruption.

WATCH | Smiles all round as soldiers finally join the Cape Flats gang war

Exactly a week after police minister Bheki Cele said soldiers would be deployed on the Cape Flats, the first military vehicles rolled into Manenberg on Thursday.

Jacob Zuma returns to state capture hotseat again on Friday

Former president Jacob Zuma will return to the state capture inquiry on Friday after a day-long adjournment in his testimony.

'Good Samaritan' shot dead on Durban street as he went to woman's aid

A Durban man was shot dead on a street in Cato Manor on Thursday.

Mpumalanga ANC appoints regional task team to merge two regions

The ANC provincial committee (PEC) of Mpumalanga has disbanded its two regions, Ehlanzeni and Bohlabela, to form one region as per instruction from the national executive committee (NEC).

KZN truck drivers threaten to stop driving if interdict isn't dropped

Members of the All Truck Drivers Foundation (ATDF) say that they will not go back to work until the interdict against them is struck off the Pietermaritzburg High Court roll.

Mom who chained, locked up disabled child gets R500 bail

A 30-year-old Limpopo woman accused of child neglect after she chained and locked her disabled child in a room was released on R500 bail on Thursday.

WATCH | Jackson Mthembu tells daughter to run when she sees a red overall

Minister in the presidency Jackson Mthembu left parliament in stitches when he warned his daughter about EFF members.

Security guards killed after KZN school receives new equipment

The principal of a KwaZulu-Natal high school made a shocking discovery on Thursday when he stumbled upon the lifeless bodies of two security guards and a critically injured guard at his school.

SACP slams Zuma's 'made-up' spy claims about Nyanda, Ramatlhodi

The South African Communist Party (SACP) has strongly criticised former president Jacob Zuma’s spy allegations against high-ranking ANC members made at the state capture commission. According to SACP first deputy secretary Solly Mapaila, “made-up” allegations by Zuma that former SANDF commander Siphiwe Nyanda and former cabinet minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi were spies are irresponsible, reckless and were meant to divert the commission from uncovering the rot of state capture in the country.

Reserve Bank cuts repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5%

The Bank also slashed its GDP growth forecast for the year from 1% to 0.6% while inflation is expected to average 4.4% for 2019

Pupil dies in hospital after being shot during protest at Limpopo mine

Limpopo police are investigating a case of murder after a pupil who was shot during a protest succumbed to his injuries in hospital.

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