African National Congress (ANC) leaders representing five provinces have once again called for unity within the party ahead of the 54th national conference. Leaders from the North West, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Mpumalanga attended the special Provincial General Council (PGC) in Mbombela. "We have called you here to say you must make sure that after the ANC conference in December, the ANC is united, it is your duty to ensure it happens," says Mpumalanga ANC chairperson David Mabuza.
Residents of Nkomazi in Mpumalanga have pleaded with government to take drastic steps in curbing vehicle theft which remains rife in the area. Vehicles mainly bakkies are stolen and smuggled into Mozambique. The Department of Safety, Security and Liaison hosted an Imbizo in Steenbok near the Mozambique border to try find solutions to the problem. Steenbok is one of the villages in the Nkomazi Municipality where vehicle theft is rife.
Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson are accused of forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin. (SABC) Judgement in the so-called coffin case will be handed down at the High Court sitting in Middelburg on Friday. The state and defence team have tabled their final arguments. Willem Oosthuizen and Theo Jackson are accused of forcing Victor Mlotshwa into a coffin. Kidnapping and attempted murder are among the charges they face. The state and lawyers representing the accused tabled their final arguments.
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