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Daily Podcast – September 08, 2017

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Daily Podcast – September 08, 2017

8th September 2017

By: Thabi Madiba
Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter


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Making headlines: Mugabe says Mantashe 'stupidly' reacted to his remarks about Mandela, Motsoeneng faces Labour Court judgment over SABC8's legal costs, And, Home Affairs minister says Guptas must be treated with dignity

For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Thabi Madiba.


Mugabe says Mantashe 'stupidly' reacted to his remarks about Mandela

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly accused ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe of reacting "stupidly" when he called on him to stop attacking Nelson Mandela's legacy.


According to New, Mugabe said this during a meeting with business leaders in Harare yesterday.

Mugabe's comments came after Mantashe on Tuesday told the media in Johannesburg that he had lodged a formal complaint in a telephonic conversation with his counterpart in Zanu-PF for Mugabe to stop making "unwarranted and unfortunate attacks" on Mandela.

Motsoeneng faces Labour Court judgment over SABC8's legal costs

A ruling is expected in the Johannesburg Labour Court today on whether former South African Broadcasting Corporation chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng should be held liable in his personal capacity for the wrongful dismissal of the SABC8.

The eight journalists were fired by the public broadcaster in July 2016 for speaking out against Motsoeneng's policy of no longer airing footage of violent protests.

In June, the SABC announced Motsoeneng's dismissal after he was found guilty by an internal disciplinary hearing where charges of bringing the SABC into disrepute and causing irreparable damage to his employer were investigated.

Home Affairs minister says Guptas must be treated with dignity

Minister of Home Affairs Hlengiwe Mkhize will not revoke members of the Gupta family’s citizenship if their businesses are sold and they relocate to Dubai, saying she wants the family to be treated with dignity.

During questions to the security cluster ministers, Economic Freedom Fighters MP Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi asked Mkhize what the exceptional business circumstances were that compelled her department to grant a certain family citizenship.

Mkhize said the relevant legislation allows the minister of home affairs to grant South African citizenship under certain circumstances.

Also making headlines:

President Jacob Zuma yesterday reiterated that he would not resign based on "people with big mouths", saying that even if he were poisoned, he would "not go anywhere".

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