Planes dropped bombs from the blue, artillery shelled suburban houses, riflemen fought street battles, snipers fired from bedroom windows and tanks rumbled through the suburbs.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has tested negative for coronavirus, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday.
In a live television broadcast after a special cabinet meeting, Ramaphosa said the outbreak, first detected on March 5, could have a significant and “potentially lasting” impact on a struggling economy, which is already in recession.
SA’s President Cyril Ramaphosa releases the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Public Investment Corporation report
By Presidency RELEASE OF THE REPORT OF THE JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO PUBLIC INVESTMENT CORPORATION
Before South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa uttered a word in his State of the Nation Address in Parliament in Cape Town the proceedings were thrown into chaos.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa won a court case against the anti-corruption watchdog on Thursday over a matter concerning ally Pravin Gordhan, ahead of a fresh battle over findings against the president himself.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, who investigates allegations of wrongdoing by state officials, told reporters that Ramaphosa had violated the constitution and breached the executive code of ethics.
While holding corrupt leaders accountable sends a powerful message, if Ramaphosa’s long-term strategy does not include investments in innovations that lead to prosperity creation, he’s effectively snipping the buds while the roots remain intact.
The ANC seems divided after Secretary General Ace Magashule told a news conference on Tuesday that the party’s executive had “agreed to expand the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank beyond price stability to include growth and employment however senior ANC economic official Enoch Godongwana said there was “no decision” to expand the bank’s mandate.