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Reshuffling: Zuma missed the jokers

They say in every war there are casualties, and it would seem President Jacob Zuma has gone to war far too many times, leaving a trail of body bags in his wake. This week the man from Nkandla caught many, including those in the ruling party, by surprise when he announced a cabinet reshuffle at…

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Zuma eyeing Manguang?

In the last few days and weeks President Jacob Zuma has released advocate Michael Donen’s report on the Oilgate inquiry, sacked Public Works Minister Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde and Cooperative Governance Minister Sicelo Shiceka, suspended National Police Commissioner Bheki Cele, pending the outcome of a Section 9 Inquiry, and appointed a commission of inquiry in terms of…

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Mahlangu-Nkabinde downs the chalice and burps contentedly

Alas, like many things nowadays, poisoned chalices aren’t what they used to be. Once upon a time it used to be that the recipient of the alluringly bejewelled goblet would take one sip and drop dead. Nowadays, the partakers seem curiously invigorated — “Rattex, the drink that refreshes!” — if one is to deduce anything…

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