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Daily Podcast – April 25, 2023

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25th April 2023

By: Sane Dhlamini
Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor and Researcher


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

Making headlines: Mbalula says coalitions are in a state of disaster and ANC wants to bring stability, parliamentary committee will not oversee Electricity Minister and, Sudan fighting abates overnight, allowing more to flee



Mbalula says coalitions are in a state of disaster and ANC wants to bring stability


ANC secretary general Fikile Mbalula has said that coalitions in the country are in a state of disaster but he gave assurances that the ANC is working on leading discussions to bring about stability in hung metros around the country.

Mbalula said the recent national executive committee meeting resolved that the ANC will only work with political parties who want to eradicate the legacy of colonialism.

The ANC believes that coalitions must be based on an agreement between involved parties and should be made public.

Former Gauteng premier David Makhura and Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs  Minister Thembi Nkadimeng have been tasked to lead the coalition discussions as metros struggle to hold down stable mayoral positions.


Parliamentary committee will not oversee Electricity Minister

A parliamentary committee will not oversee Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa as his ministry won't have its own budget, the National Assembly Rules Committee has decided.

The rules committee dealt with the establishment of new ministries in the Presidency and whether portfolio committees should be established to oversee them.

Secretary to the National Assembly Masibulele Xaso said the minister does not have a specific budget but draws from the budget of the Presidency.

He said the minister does not have a dedicated department and is supported by staff in the Presidency and outside thereof.

The Presidency also has no committee oversight.


Sudan fighting abates overnight, allowing more to flee

Fighting in Sudan eased overnight after the army and a rival paramilitary force agreed to a three-day truce, allowing more Sudanese to flee today and foreign countries to extract citizens.

The warfare that erupted between the army and the Rapid Support Forces paramilitaries on April 15 has turned residential areas into war zones, killing at least 459 people, wounding over 4 000, and cutting water, power and food in a nation already reliant on aid.

Foreign countries, including South Africa, are also extracting their private citizens to neighbouring countries.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the violence in Sudan "risks a catastrophic conflagration ... that could engulf the whole region and beyond".

That’s a roundup of news making headlines today

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