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Daily Podcast – December 14, 2018.

14th December 2018 BY: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Sane Dhlamini.

Making headlines: Ramaphosa says Bathabile Dlamini is doing a “fantastic” job, ANC Gauteng sends VBS mayors to integrity commission And, Ramaphosa will abide by Zuma judgment for state to recoup millions in legal fees

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Ramaphosa says Bathabile Dlamini is doing a “fantastic” job

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has defended his retention of embattled women’s minister Bathabile Dlamini, saying yesterday that she was doing a “fantastic job, particularly now during the 16 day of activism” against gender based violence. 

Speaking in a wide-ranging interview on Radio 702 with Xolani Gwala, Ramaphosa dismissed claims made by Gwala that Dlamini was “untouchable” and claimed that he could fire her if he chose to, and did not need to give any reasons why.

In September, the Constitutional Court ordered Dlamini to pay 20 percent of the legal costs related to the South African Social Security Agency grant payment debacle.

 

ANC Gauteng sends VBS mayors to integrity commission

The ANC in Gauteng has decided to refer mayors from two of its municipalities in the West Rand to its provincial integrity commission over the VBS scandal, while its council in Emfuleni will elect a new mayor today.

The West Rand District Municipality invested R81-million, while Merafong local municipality invested R50-million with the now defunct mutual bank.

ANC's provincial secretary Jacob Khawe said the ANC viewed this plunder in a very serious light.  

 

Ramaphosa will abide by Zuma judgment for state to recoup millions in legal fees

President Cyril Ramaphosa's office yesterday said it would abide by a court order setting aside an agreement between the presidency and former president Jacob Zuma to pay for his legal fees.  

The high court in Pretoria ordered the state attorney to take all necessary steps, including the institution of civil proceedings to recover the money spent on paying for Zuma's legal fees.

The state had spent some R15.3-million for Zuma's legal fees to defend allegations of impropriety levelled against him over the years. The fees were incurred as far back as 2006, during Zuma's criminal prosecution in the so-called spy tapes matter.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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