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City Press

10/25/2020

City Press is a Sunday newspaper founded in 1982 in Johannesburg, South Africa. It is an agenda setting publication, which specialises in politics, investigations, football, and leading opinion and business pages.

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South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
Frequency:
Weekly
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4 min.
fired da member molapo cries foul

Instead of clearing the air regarding the termination of Gauteng member of the provincial legislature Nkele Molapo’s DA membership, a leaked preliminary report (seen by City Press) compiled by investigating officer Anton Coetzee on Molapo’s alleged sharing of confidential information and strategies with the EFF is raising further questions about the DA’s handling of the matter. Molapo was expelled from the DA after being found guilty of the offence. She also recently lost an appeal against the ruling. The preliminary report, sent by Coetzee via email in January last year to Advocate Glynnis Breytenbach, the chairperson of the DA’s federal legal commission – conceded that the investigation could not ascertain a clear nexus between the screenshot that Molapo allegedly shared with the EFF and her electronic device. Providing the nexus, wrote Coetzee, “could…

3 min.
ntuli unlikely to beat steenhuisen

The DA’s interim leader, John Steenhuisen, and federal council chairperson, Helen Zille, will most likely retain their positions when the party hosts its national congress next weekend. About 2 000 delegates are expected to take part in the organisation’s first virtual national congress, which will elect a leadership structure that will hopefully resurrect the party from its recent slump in the polls ahead of next year’s local government elections. More critically, the party hopes to elect new leaders who, over the next three years, will attempt to restore its image, which has been tarnished following an exodus of black leaders from its structures. With the DA having taken a serious beating at the polls in last year’s general elections, the new leadership will also have to sell the policies adopted at the party’s…

4 min.
‘complacency’ leads to new covid-19 infections

As emphatic warnings were sounded by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize about increasing new daily cases of Covid-19, igniting fears of a second wave of infections in the country, a recent survey has shown that the population is not only experiencing pandemic fatigue, but lapsing into complacency. The survey found that people are adhering less to safety measures such as wearing masks, observing social distancing and sanitising because they fear losing their incomes and going to bed hungry more than they fear contracting the virus. As of Friday, the country had recorded 712 412 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 18 891 deaths. On Wednesday, Mkhize – who also contracted the virus – emerged from his own recovery process to issue a warning that the threat of a resurgence remained high. While he added that…

3 min.
ex-wife gets half of cheating husband’s investment

A housewife from Gauteng’s East Rand, who moved out of her matrimonial home in 2007 because of her husband’s infidelity, is set to get half of his living annuity, even though the money was invested years after she left. The couple were married for 22 years in community of property. Their divorce was only granted in the Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court in 2018. The court ruled then that she was not entitled to the proceeds of the joint estate as this had lapsed on June 20 2007, when she left their home. The husband had argued that she had contributed nothing to the estate from that point on. He also argued that, as a housewife, she had made no contribution to the estate during the marriage – from 1985 to 2007. When he…

2 min.
‘i hid my child from you’

Ingane Yam Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) Tuesday, 8pm Mzansi Magic’s new half-hour reality show, created by the producers that gave us I Blew It, is all about spouses who want to disclose that they have fathered or mothered a child outside marriage or a relationship. Hosted by The Real Housewives of Johannesburg star Lethabo LeJoy Mathatho and directed by Kopano Molokoane, the show is nothing special in terms of format or production value, but the salacious concept is sure to get viewers tuning in. “My aim as host is to understand the story fully,” Lethabo told #Trending. “Every story came with its own developments and somehow, somewhere you are touched and can relate.” Molokoane says that he created the show because he felt the children who were born into these kinds of situations suffered…

4 min.
victor mpitsang ‘excited’ about new csa role

Former Proteas fast bowler Victor Mpitsang was this week named by Cricket SA as the country’s first full-time convenor of selectors. The 40-year-old, who was the convenor of selectors for the South Africa Under-19s, succeeded Linda Zondi, as the Proteas’ performances have taken a dip. He spoke to City Press this week about wanting to create fair and equal opportunities for everyone. Is it a big leap, getting the national team selector’s job from the Under-19s, given that people probably don’t even know the juniors but everyone has an opinion on the seniors? It is in some way or the other. The luxury of it is that, with the national team, you already know the players. So your reference point will be guys who are playing at international level and guys who…