Politics

EFF ward candidate gunned down in KZN

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will go to the municipal polls one fighter down after one of its councillor candidates, Thulani Shangase, was gunned down in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday afternoon.

NFP promises victory in Zululand District to honour its late leader, but can it deliver?

With the passing of its leader, Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi, as well as the infighting and dwindling votes, one could be forgiven for already penning the obituary of the National Freedom Party (NFP).

Sibling rivalry: four brothers fight same ward for different parties

The upcoming local government has pitted four Eastern Cape brothers against each other, remarkably for four different parties.

Buthelezi claims ANC’s “hatred” for him is the reason for college closures

Former IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has accused the government of shutting down some institutions of higher learning as part of a vendetta against him.

ANC councillor candidate fears for her life as death threats persist

The path to the local government elections on 1 November is a bloodied one filled with assassinations and death threats.

Bitter Jacob Zuma says he’s still a political prisoner

Scores of Jacob Zuma’s supporters arrived at the People’s Park in Durban in a good mood but were disappointed that he was only able to address them virtually.

Fear grips ANC defectors as elections approach

Independent councillor candidates and those from minority parties are living in fear as political intolerance and assassination attempts escalate ahead of local government elections in Limpopo.

Malema’s call for the youth to have ten children sparks outrage

The outspoken leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema, has sparked outrage after encouraging young people to stop being lazy and have at least ten children.

Election Battlegrounds: Herman Mashaba’s ActionSA out to win six municipalities – by bashing immigrants

The new kid on the block, Herman Mashaba’s ActionSA, is pulling out all the stops to win the six municipalities it is contesting in the upcoming local elections.

Sugar tax increase is the “death knell” for KZN’s struggling small farmers

Small scale farmers in KwaZulu-Natal have raised concerns about the proposed increase in the sugar tax which they described as a death knell to them.

Election battlegrounds: Who will bag the big Gqeberha prize?

The winner of the battle for the control of Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape is far from a foregone conclusion.

Zululand mayor faces police probe over R5m business breakfast

IFP Zululand district mayor Reverend Thulasizwe Buthelezi is being investigated by the police after allegedly spending R5 million on a business breakfast in Durban.

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