The Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court in Mpumalanga has granted bail of R 5000 each to four suspects who allegedly defrauded Eskom of over R 2 million in 2013. The suspects include two former Eskom employees and two service providers allegedly colluded in submitting false invoices for work they did not do. Eskom paid them a sum of R2.9 million, which was later deposited in different bank accounts. The case has been postponed to 29 March 2018 for further investigations.
Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in Mpumalanga says President Jacob Zuma should not be allowed to deliver the 2018 State of the Nation Address (SONA). The SONA has been scheduled to take place on 8 February. Speaking during the Joe Slovo memorial lecture in KaNyamazane outside Mbombela, the federation’s secretary Thabo Mokoena said Zuma should step down as president of the country. “As Cosatu we agree with the Communist Party to say Zuma must step down.
Former Save Mpumalanga ANC group leader, Peter Nyoni, has accepted nomination for provincial chairmanship. The position is vacant following the election of David Mabuza to the position of ANC deputy president during the party’s 54th National Elective Conference in Nasrec in December. Nyoni is among the six contenders that are vying for the position. Others include the current Secretary Mandla Ndlovu, former Deputy Chairman Charles Makola, former Secretary Lucky Ndinisa and veteran Fish Mahlalela.
Accident on the N4 road at about 03h50 this morning at Karino Near Nelspruit involving an SUV and an LDV. Both vehicles caught fire as a result, seven fatalities recorded. The road is currently closed for traffic. Motorists should utilise the KaNyamazane.@ayandamsweli46
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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