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Zondo Commission vs Bushiri: SA's biggest political stories of the week
In this week's episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the politics team, dive head-first into the topics of former President Jacob Zuma and his attempt to get Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo to recuse himself.
They also consider what Shepard Bushiri's flee to his native country means for the future of his case and the country's politics.
Ace and race: SA's biggest political stories of the week
In this week's episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the politics team, with the help of commissioner Andre Gaum of the SA Human Rights Commission, dive headfirst into the topics of racial tensions at Brakenfell High and the arrest of ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.
They negotiate the fine line between a private social event and racial discrimination. They also consider what Magashule's arrest and court appearance will mean for the future of the ANC and the country's politics.
Coalition chaos and state capture spice
In this weeks episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the team looks into the system of coalition governments which has caused instability in many of SA's major cities. They discuss why they are becoming more prevalent in SA and why they cause such controversy.
The team also tackles the latest from SA's longest ongoing political story, the state capture inquiry, where former SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni's antics in the witness chair enthrall the nation.
Tough times don't touch SA politicians
Politicians continue to frivolously spend taxpayer money.
Well paid, expenses covered by the taxpayer and living opulently, SA politicians are living the high life.
In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the politics team finds themselves questioning the integrity of SA's politicians. They discuss the public works department's splurging of more than R226m of taxpayers' money to renovate the houses of MPs and parliamentary kitchens, perimeter fencing and "anti-ramming devices", despite a rapidly shrinking public purse and plummeting tax revenue.
Zuma vs Zondo: He won't be able to run from the commission forever
From revelations of alleged “historical, personal, family and professional relations” to alleged subpoenaed bank statements, it's been a month of high drama between former president Jacob Zuma and deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo.
In this week's episode of the Sunday Times Politics Weekly podcast, Sunday Times political editor Sibongakonke Shoba, deputy editor Mike Siluma and political reporter Mawande Amashabalala dive head first into the tension. They come to the conclusion that Zuma's days of avoiding the commission and his criminal trail are numbered.
Zondo Commission begins to bear fruit as asbestos audit arrests wow SA
The Hawks on Wednesday arrested six people involved in the alleged masterminding of a R200m asbestos audit project in the Free State.
Hawks spokesman Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi said that, "among those arrested are three senior government officials, three businessmen and five companies. The accused face 60 charges which include corruption, fraud, money laundering, contravention of the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act (Precca) as well as contravention of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA)."
In this episode of Sunday Times Politics Weekly, the politics team looks deeper into the the arrests and testimony on the matter heard at the State Capture Commission of Inquiry.
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