City Press 9/20/2020

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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7 min
‘corrupt’ list: the cadres reject it

The ANC appears to be losing the opening round in its fight to clean up its tainted image as party members and office-bearers challenge their inclusion on the lists of people with outstanding issues, and defy the party’s requirement that they step aside. Following the last meeting of the party’s national executive committee (NEC), the ANC headquarters instructed provincial leaders to provide audited reports on members accused of wrongdoing for a decision on whether they should step aside from their positions or appear before the party’s integrity commission. This step was meant to be the ANC’s most forthright signal that it was responding to public outrage about corruption, and was now ending the era of impunity. But with lists of names compiled by provincial executive committees, those who face the chop are…

5 min
csa board fights back

Cricket SA (CSA) board member John Mogodi this week went against the grain by claiming the organisation’s much-maligned board of directors were the right people to take the game forward and out of its current crisis-a-week existence. The comments made by Mogodi – a registered accountant who is also the president and chair of the board of Limpopo Impala Cricket – come after widespread calls for the CSA board to resign en masse in the wake of a crisis of leadership that has seen the game in consistent meltdown mode since December. The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) – the country’s governing body for all sporting codes – was the latest organisation to voice its lack of trust in the CSA leaders’ competence, with its acting president Aleck Skhosana saying:…

5 min
cele vows heads will roll after top cape town cop killed

Heads are set to roll in the police force because the country’s number three investigating officer and his family did not get the protection they needed when they were threatened by figures enmeshed in Cape Town’s dark underworld. Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear was gunned down outside his home in Bishop Lavis on Friday. “We failed the colonel,” said police minister Bheki Cele when he visited the slain detective’s home yesterday. Kinnear investigated various high-profile matters and sometimes received threats from criminals and gangs. Last year, a “hit list” featuring his name was leaked. In November, a man carrying two hand grenades was arrested outside his home. The police then arranged 24-hour security for Kinnear and his family, but withdrew it in January. Kinnear’s widow, Nicolette, made an emotional plea for protection in the media. It went…

3 min
lebo m comes home

The personal life of controversial The Lion King producer Lebo M is being captured on camera in a 10-part reality show. Lebo M, whose real name is Lebohang Morake (56), will give viewers a glimpse into his life as he rekindles his love with third wife, Angela Ngani-Casara. The series reveals how he has overcome alcohol addiction and delves into his journey to mending his relationship with his children. Lebo M: Coming Home premiers on Showmax Original in November. Morake is known for being unlucky in love and has been married four times before. The world-renowned South African producer and composer was first married to Viveca Gipson for five years. He divorced her and wedded Nandi Ndlovu, and they were together for 11 years. He then fell in love with Ngani-Casara, and their marriage…

3 min
chakela not paid, despite court ruling

”This court was taken aback to hear that, from time to time, the department’s officials disregard legal advice” The bruising three-year legal battle between festival director Joe Chakela and the Limpopo department of sport, arts and culture may finally be over, but he is still waiting for payment. This despite the Polokwane High Court ruling in July that Chakela should be paid more than R3 million in compensation within 14 days. City Press can reveal that the department only told Chakela this week that it would pay him “by the next run”. Chakela, known for successfully organising the long-running Macufe Festival in Mangaung, Free State, confirmed that he had reluctantly agreed to the department’s request. “They have been owing us since 2016 and some of the money must be used to pay the artists,”…

2 min
double celebration for cassper

Cassper Nyovest’s latest album is evidence that he has evolved as a hip-hop artist – this is the best album of his music career, judging by how it has been received by his fans. Many have described Nyovest, whose real name is Refiloe Phoolo, as an entertainer, but hardly as a top songwriter and producer. But his much-anticipated 21-track album, Any Minute Now, looks set to prove his detractors wrong. He really outdid himself this time with the composition and arrangements. Nyovest (29), has grown as an artist since his debut studio album Tsholofelo was released in 2014. The new father’s fans have already given his latest offering the thumbs up. Any Minute Now is a tribute to his infant son Khotso, who is named after his brother. The album cover is an ultrasound…