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Daily Podcast – February 10, 2020

10th February 2020 BY: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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

Making headlines: Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to unite, Public Protector criticised for celebrating 50th with so-called 'dodgy' guests and, suspended acting Post Office CEO ready to fight charges

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Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to unite

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President Cyril Ramaphosa today reflected on the thirtieth anniversary of the release from prison of late former South African President Nelson Mandela, during apartheid, admitting that the country was now facing different challenges.

Ramaphosa echoed Mandela’s call for South Africans to work together to overcome these challenges.

He explained that the country’s democracy was well entrenched and institutions were robust and durable.

However, he admitted that there was still much to be done, referencing the inequality in the country between races and genders, deepening unemployment and gender-based violence.

 

Public Protector criticised for celebrating 50th with so-called 'dodgy' guests

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has raised some eyebrows with the guest list for her 50th birthday party held at the weekend.

Among the 250 guests were controversial figures, some being investigated by her very office.

The most surprising guest was former mineral resources minister Mosebenzi Zwane. He has been accused of having played a major role in the Estina dairy farm project.

Another guest that caused a stir was former senior National Prosecuting Authority prosecutor Nomgcobo Jiba, who was fired by President Cyril Ramaphosa in April last year.

 

Suspended acting Post Office CEO ready to fight charges

It has emerged that the acting South African Post Office CEO Lindiwe Kwele has been suspended – only four months after assuming the role.

Advocate Eric Mabuza says he is representing Kwele, calling the charges against her "frivolous".   

Media reports suggest that Kwele was suspended in early December 2019. Mabuza confirmed the suspension. 

Kwele took over the running of the Post Office in August 2019 after the resignation of Mark Barnes

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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