Daily Podcast – July 27, 2017

27th July 2017 By: Thabi Madiba - Creamer Media Research Assistant and Reporter

Daily Podcast – July 27, 2017

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza
Photo by: Reuters

Making headlines: Makhosi Khoza rejects Parliament's offer for protection services; Winnie Madikizela-Mandela denies claims she approved Mandela book; And, Malema says only Zuma and his family are living better lives in KZN

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

Makhosi Khoza rejects Parliament's offer for protection services

ANC MP Makhosi Khoza yesterday rejected an offer for protection services by Parliament, saying she cannot expect her ‘executioner’ to have mercy for her.

Khoza said in a statement that she is being persecuted because she can no longer tow the party line. She said she could not accept corruption, looting, a disregard for the people who brought them to power and the propping up of growing kleptocracy.

Khoza has been the subject of threats and intimidation for nearly three months after she started speaking out on the State of the ANC and its president, Jacob Zuma.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela denies claims she approved Mandela book

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela yesterday denied claims that she approved the publication of a controversial book describing former president Nelson Mandela's final years.

Madela's ex-wife said she'd merely signed the first copy of Mandela’s Last Years as a courtesy to its author, Lieutenant General Vejay Ramlakan.

Publisher Penguin Random House South Africa on Monday said it had withdrawn the title from publication out of respect for Mandela’s family.

Madikizela-Mandela said only Ramlakan could explain who gave him permission to write the book.

And, Malema says only Zuma and his family are living better lives in KZN

President Jacob Zuma and his family are the only people in KwaZulu-Natal living better lives, EFF leader Julius Malema said yesterday.

Malema was speaking at a community meeting in Amaoti, ahead of his party’s fourth birthday celebration in Durban on Saturday.

Malema warned residents to stop voting for people just because they were from the province.


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