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#LimpopoRape The MEC for Social Development in Limpopo Nkakareng Rakgoale says the 6 year old girl who was gang rap… https://t.co/QF6azsHktF#drosrapist Nicholas Ninow and his grandmother shortly after the matter was postponed to tomorrow. EN https://t.co/AemBDaymLj#Eskom implemented stage 2 #Loadshedding ... Checkout where and how long your area could be load shed:… https://t.co/Dhi3ngiskr#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo says the commission cannot only look for answers from the accounting officer of the Agri… https://t.co/RdMJqNQq1u#WordOfTheYear other words considered were Vosho, Lit, Okusalayo and Idibala. Zondo Commission that beat them all.A dance technique, to a trending music style, where some of the top contenders of the South Africa's Word of The Ye… https://t.co/rONLSAkHAh#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says treasury was not stopped from monitoring the project because they were able to do site vitists. SZ#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo asks Rockman, was there anything restricting the FS treasury from monitoring whether the… https://t.co/0AU7Pz4gXt#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says cattle seemed to be few but they were told that others were out on the field. SZ#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says she found cattle at the Estina farm each time she went for a site visit, both in 2013 and 2014. SZ#StateCaptureInquiry Rock says the way Agriculture structured the payment to Estina it made provision for phases of… https://t.co/8fA6qOwLnH#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says is asked if when she went for a site visit at the dairy farm could she see how th… https://t.co/yLk8Y3Qp0P#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says when Agriculture approached treasury about additional funding, she asked about a… https://t.co/LMzwWRtzr1#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says it is not treasury's responsibility to monitor projects. She says departments hav… https://t.co/TOhHhwAIKJ#DrosRapist . Genis says Ninow need rehabilitation programs and has shown remorse. EN#StateCaptureInquiry Former Free State mec Elizabeth Rockman continues with her testimony about the Estina Dairy Farm Project. SZThis learner Kaylen Willard says teachers need to be held accountable...@NkoRaphael https://t.co/ke04s75VewThis woman from the local ward calls for the local ward committee raises her concerns...@NkoRaphael https://t.co/SJsjBT02Xn#KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu has called the school ‘A Modern Day Sodom and Gomorrah’. He has repudiated a game… https://t.co/TuAFnL2f9a#MortuaryMarch Funeral parlour owners outside the union building. They are marching against legislation that's maki… https://t.co/V7GkkMH8DqKZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu will address the agitated community members shortly. They want him to find solution… https://t.co/o5cpOMe5YS...The Department now says another pupil believed to have been attacked in retaliation is fighting for his life in hospital. @NkoRaphaelThe DROS. Genis says Ninow has a mood disorder. EN#The DROS. Genis says the use of drugs is not causal thing for Ninow s behaviour but could possibly had an influence on his behaviour. ENThe DROS. Ninow letters continue.EN https://t.co/Ok8eYvqddUThe DROS. Letter Nicolas Ninow wrote which he read to the court . EN https://t.co/DAiWbgLkyo#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says 3 payments to Estina was made based on information received from the Agriculture… https://t.co/Cux8obsF1V[WATCH] A packed hall in the Eastwood community of Pietermaritzburg where a pupil is believed to have died after be… https://t.co/akXtEUbSB5#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman former MEC Mosebenzi Zwane attended at the wedding. SZ#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says she was invited to the Gupta Sun City wedding but she did not attend... She says… https://t.co/64KypawPXW#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says she met Tony Gupta to discuss Estina purely for the funding available in terms of the budget. SZ#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says she had 4/5 meetings with Tony Gupta at SAHARA computers, in Saxonworld and in Bl… https://t.co/zjNugmp7AN#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says she knows that when she was DG, the office of the Premier bought laptops, but doe… https://t.co/uLKoEJ9FfM#DrosRape. Psychologist Marina Genis has taken the witness stand .EN#DrosRape. Convicted child rapist Nicholas Ninow has wrapped up his testimony in mitigation of sentence.EN#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says there was a meeting with at the Gupta compound in Saxonworld in 2015 about concer… https://t.co/gDDmfrnlw4#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says finance did not have any relationship with Estina, and the questioned asked would… https://t.co/SNhk8OiRvB#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman is asked why the Guptas were asking for more money despite not finishing the first ph… https://t.co/iZzGHlD83E#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says was aware that R30 Million was paid to Estina. SZ#StateCaptureInquiry Dealing with the Estina Dairy Project now.... Rockman says she met with Tony Gupta about money… https://t.co/SjJZJHNeE3The DROS. Court GC proceedings underway https://t.co/srAp06xtxU#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo asks the inquiry to check the number of copies of the New Age and how many percentage of… https://t.co/eXzlduOu6V#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says government t was providing support through advertising to a new player in the market at the time. SZ#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo asks Rockman: why did you have to go to the extent of subscribing to buying thousands Ne… https://t.co/hKsJjpdQqS#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says Mzwanele Manyi made his owned presentation after he took over the news paper whic… https://t.co/Mj4DIsdens#StateCaptureInquiry Says the Free State government signed a subscription agreement with the New age because it cov… https://t.co/gmhXNMww7i#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman in 2011 she held a meeting with reps from the New Age to discuss a subscription. She s… https://t.co/R2hN0G3W70ALERT: Two pupils have been killed in another wave of school violence in KwaZulu-Natal. More on this story here:… https://t.co/pWtmBbx2kt#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman describes that in July 2010 there was an agreement in principle that the FS governmen… https://t.co/HbqJBEw3P3#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says August 2011 they were advertising on an ad hoc basis on the New Age without a subscription. SZ#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says she only met with Tony Gupta in April 2013 after she was appointed as MEC for Fin… https://t.co/2FuEQcVIVf#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says in May 2012 the first New Age Business Breakfast in Bloemfontein, Some of the Gup… https://t.co/s8qC8FGrOy#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says it was not strange for strangers to be present as EXCO held meetings.#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says in July 2010 the New Age newspaper made a presentation with the Free State Depart… https://t.co/ffUpDmRrxY#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says the Premier presided over treasury meetings but hardly chaired/attended the meetings. SZ#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says the HOD is responsible to implement an EXCO resolutions within the confines of ap… https://t.co/QZdwBcrkPm#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman is being questioned about her role as DG and MEC for Finance in the Premier's office.… https://t.co/nZoXOSqwCb#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman " there were a lot of contracts that we discovered were not in the interest of govern… https://t.co/kWQGxPOyq0#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says the Executive Committee in the Free State did not see anything irregular about… https://t.co/BA9M53jRXG#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says she attended regular Lekgotla hosted by the provincial government where the inter… https://t.co/NuWkEE87Nu#StateCaptureInquiry Rockman says she joined Free State government after the 2009 general elections. SZWATCH LIVE: “I made a mistake and I intentionally did those things with that girl.” Rapist #NicholasNinow said.… https://t.co/GnW1XGOYZL#StateCaptureInquiry Elizabeth Rockman says she did not return to the Free State Legislature after this year's elec… https://t.co/cnWEJr01ht#StateCaptureInquiry Zondo says he would like oral evidence to focus on areas where there may have been corruption,… https://t.co/febVq8QfNQ#StateCapture Inquiry Chair Raymond Zondo says Rockman's statement is unlikely to be controversial or disputed by anyone.#StateCapture Former Free State Mec for finance Elizabeth Rockman is testifying at the inquiry today on the Vrede Dairy Project. SZ#Loadshedding BREAKING Eskom confirms it will implement stage 2 loadshedding from 9am until 11pm.#HermanMashaba When asked if he will consider to to go to the EFF he said: "I think my political future will be dec… https://t.co/20Nlw4hYyg#HermanMashaba Mashaba also says if things don't improve within the DA, he's out. "If DA is going to be taken over… https://t.co/TlFFhvckf6#HermanMashaba When asked if Maimane is equal to the task Mashaba said: "It's a difficult question, we really hope… https://t.co/4VTy9puo5x#HermanMashaba The mayor touched on a number of thorny issues within the DA, including transformation, his thoughts… https://t.co/gtwC1I4Fru#HermanMashaba Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba says he will leave the DA if the party is taken over by what he calls "r… https://t.co/C6NGyKzbUV
10/16
2019
#CTtaxis Passengers are forced to stand in long queues at the bus terminus and some commuters are left stranded at… https://t.co/c5gT1DqCOS#CTtaxis Calm has been restored at the Cape Town transport hub, following unrest this evening. A number of taxis… https://t.co/UAvascOrxM#KathradaLecture2019 Sachs says for the struggle of SA to survive- Samora Machel died. BD#KathradaLecture2019 Sachs says former Mozambican President Samora Machel had a huge impact on his life. BD#AhmedKathradaLecture Sachs tells the audience a story when he met Ahmed Kathrada when they were all young men. BD#AhmedKathradaLecture @NombonisoGasa will be the respondent to Justice Sachs speech and then an audience participation.#AhmedKathradaLecture the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation is celebrating 10 years of the annual memorial lecture. This ye… https://t.co/BpOgecDaM3#Multichoice UPDATE: Multichoice has confirmed that firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze. They will now ins… https://t.co/YnbOMOKnxY#Multichoice Heshu says they expect no interruption in services or customer care due to the fire.#Multichoice Heshu says the fire is isolated to the technical area. The fire department is on site.#Multichoice DSTV's Joe Heshu confirms the fire broke out at the Magic Centre in the Multichoice campus.#Multichoice has confirmed to no one has been injured. Details are still sketchy.#Multichoice has evacuated its building while the Joburg fire department tries to extinguish a blaze in the property.#JacobZuma closes his short address to supporters with his signature song: Mshini Wami. @NkoRaphael https://t.co/OGkaT73TzB#Zuma says reasons given by the PMB High Court on Friday dismissing his application for permanent stay of prosecuti… https://t.co/nhziRHOoG4There’s a smaller crowd outside court. Supporters of #JacobZuma say they were sabotaged as some busses transporting… https://t.co/iULg4agR5k[WATCH] #JacobZuma’s spokesperson Vukile Mathabela Zuma is still confident that a higher court may rule against the… https://t.co/CaN6ZGiIUm#NPA Batohi says budget constraints and lack of other resources has weighed heavily on NPA, but high conviction rat… https://t.co/T6MlWFQT1vBREAKING NEWS: #JacobZuma to file for an appeal in corruption trial https://t.co/9a4R2k7GZL https://t.co/pOzj3KUVhKBREAKING #JacobZuma’s corruption case postponed to the 4th of February 2020.#JacobZuma’s legal team agree with the proposal by the state for the matter to be heard on February 4, 2020 for a p… https://t.co/qEve98b1hGThe state has proposed for the #Zuma matter to be postponed to February 2020. @NkoRaphael#PIC interim board chairperson Reuel Khoza says they have had a "sound and credible" performance results despite governance challenges. BN#ZumaCourtAppearance The State proposes that the pre-trial conference takes place on the 4th of February 2020. @NkoRaphael#NPA head Shamila Batohi is briefing Parliament's justice committee on its annual report and funding needs GDBREAKING #JacobZuma will file an application for leave to appeal Friday’s judgement dismissing his application for… https://t.co/9iUZA0ZlxvProceedings have commenced. The state says it is ready for trial against #Zuma. It has proposed for the trial to st… https://t.co/x6BJ1eBixV#PIC briefing standing committee on finance on it's annual report. Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo says the P… https://t.co/t0gJcoJHCJ
10/15
2019

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