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Daily Podcast – June 18, 2019

18th June 2019 BY: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Researcher and Writer

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

Making headlines: EFF pledges support for Ambassador Zindzi Mandela, former Egyptian president Mursi buried in Cairo and, pressure mounts on Jacob Zuma to testify at inquiry

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EFF pledges support for Ambassador Zindzi Mandela

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The Economic Freedom Fighters says it is in full support of the views expressed on Twitter by the Ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela, which has divided public opinion across South Africa on the emotive land issue.

Mandela, the daughter of former president Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, set Twitter ablaze with a series of tweets about “white cowards and shivering land thieves”. 

On Tuesday, EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said Zindzi Mandela had "correctly tweeted about the need for black people to get their land back from white land thieves and racists". 

 

Former Egyptian president Mursi buried in Cairo

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi has been buried alongside other senior figures of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, his son, Ahmed Mursi, has said.

The burial was attended by members of the family in Cairo’s Nasr City after authorities refused burial in Mursi’s home province of Sharqiya in the Nile Delta.

The 67-year-old Mursi died on Monday from a heart attack after collapsing in a Cairo court while on trial on espionage charges, authorities and a medical source said.

 

Pressure mounts on Jacob Zuma to testify at inquiry

The Zondo commission of inquiry has informed former president Jacob Zuma's lawyers that it urgently needs him to indicate whether he agrees to testify.

Pressure has been mounting on Zuma to answer to allegations witnesses made against him at the commission.

In September last year, commission chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, said he would like Zuma to give his side of the story.

Zondo said he has invited the lawyers of the former president to request that he could put his version in an affidavit.

 

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

To keep in touch with the news while you are on the move, visit m.polity.org.za 

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