Several dozen people including Andile Mngxitama violently disrupted a meeting by independent investigative unit amaBhugane on Thursday evening in Braamfontein. amaBhungane’s first town hall meeting in Gauteng kicked off at about six thirty in offices in Braamfontein when Mngxitama and several dozen people stormed the room and started shoving individuals off their chairs, including this reporter. He later accused the gathering of being attacked by “white men”.
I did not feel anger when I first saw Marius Roodt's face. I felt a deep and almost crippling sorrow. Sorrow, because at first glance he looked like someone I could be friends with. But mostly, sorrow that this happened on my watch. If you're wondering why I have not spoken sooner, it's because I've been listening and trying to understand. Many things went wrong but here's what I could have done better. But there's a deeper sorrow at play here for me: our lack of racial healing.
As supporters of Jacob Zuma gathered at Freedom Square in Kliptown, Soweto, on Wednesday afternoon there was a nasty surprise to kick them off. The Financial Times in London reported that a PR company that has rapidly become a household name in South Africa, Bell Pottinger, had just terminated its agreement with the Guptas' Oakbay Investments. The vehicle hosts companies spanning from ICT and media to mining and engineering.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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