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Making headlines: DA welcomes Hangwani Mulaudzi’s resignation from the Hawks, Ramaphosa calls for 'restraint' after Brackenfell parents trade blows with EFF supporters and, ActionSA expresses shock as IEC rejects application appeal
DA welcomes Hangwani Mulaudzi’s resignation from the Hawks
The DA has welcomed the resignation of the national spokesperson for the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.
The DA’s Mat Cuthbert said his party welcomed the move as the opposition believed “there is sufficient prima facie evidence in the public domain to suggest that an urgent investigation be done regarding his alleged involvement in the misappropriation” of National Lotteries Commission funds.
It has been reported that a non-profit organisation that was named after Mulaudzi allegedly received R3-million for the building of a sports centre in Mashamba in Limpopo from the NLC, which if true, is a clear conflict of interest as the Hawks were already probing other matters of alleged corruption pertaining to the disbursement of NLC funds.
Ramaphosa calls for 'restraint' after Brackenfell parents trade blows with EFF supporters
President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the confrontation outside Brackenfell High School in Cape Town as deeply regrettable and has called on all parties involved to act responsibly.
On Monday, Brackenfell residents and Economic Freedom Fighters protesters squared up when the party protested about a private event held by Brackenfell High School parents that was allegedly only attended by white pupils.
Ramaphosa said what happened on Monday brings back hurtful memories of a past we should never seek to return to.
ActionSA expresses shock as IEC rejects application appeal
Former Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba’s newly formed party ActionSA has expressed shock at the decision by the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa to reject its appeal as it tries to register as a political party.
ActionSA’s application was rejected on the grounds that its logo is similar to that of the Party of Action and the fact that its colours include that of the South African flag.
The IEC said it could confuse voters and violated part of the Electoral Act.
ActionSA has questioned why its appeal was not considered as the IEC has previously accepted registrations of other political parties with similar logos.
That’s a roundup of news making headlines today
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