Ramaphosa and Dlamini-Zuma are the frontrunners in the ANC leadership race to succeed Jacob Zuma. At the centre of the dispute is the controversial purchase of land by the Greater Tubatse municipality under the supervision of the cooperative, governance, human settlements and traditional affairs department. The initial price for the land, which was sold to a group of developers, was R4-million but the government ended up paying R108-million.
Sowetan has established that the picture was there after the 2014 general elections, together with that of President Jacob Zuma and the premier, who was Senzo Mchunu at the time. If you visit government offices in all the nine provinces, the portraits of the president, deputy president and the leader of that province are displayed.
This is in stark contrast to the situation in parliament where there was open intimidation of MPs, such as ANC MP Makhosi Khoza, who even received death threats after she said she would vote against President Jacob Zuma in a motion of no confidence against him last month. Mashaba's legal advisor Tony Taverna-Turisan told Sowetan yesterday there was no reported intimidation of councillors in the City of Johannesburg and a secret ballot was not warranted.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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