Johannesburg - "Don't abandon the ANC to those involved in state capture and corruption," ANC stalwarts said in a statement on Friday reacting to former MP Makhosi Khoza's decision to quit the party. The group of 101 stalwarts said while Khoza's decision to leave "appears rational", she should have stayed to end the "nightmare engulfing the country".
Johannesburg - Democratic Alliance Gauteng leader John Moodey, who is seeking re-election, wants to lead the party in its quest to take the province from the African National Congress in the "make or break" 2019 national elections. Moodey is seeking to be re-elected at the party's provincial elective conference due to be held in November. He has, however, turned down standing as a candidate for the premiership, saying he prefers to be the "general that leads the blue brigade".
Johannesburg - Democratic Alliance Gauteng leader John Moodey has dismissed the legal challenge by the African National Congress to force a secret ballot to oust Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba as an attempt to block ongoing graft investigations. "They know their time is running out and they will end up behind bars sooner than later, Moodey told News24 in a broad interview ahead of the party's elective provincial conference.
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Selecting a term
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