The Briefly.co.za editorial team brings you the top six stories that made headlines in South Africa between Monday and Friday. These are the stories which your friends and family are most likely to chat about over the weekend get together.
It’s been a busy week, but two familiar names have once again grabbed the bulk of the country’s attention with their antics this week. EFF leader Julius Malema and former president Jacob Zuma.
Malema has been the mainstay this week and has grabbed the top 4 spots on our list. Meanwhile, Zuma is having anything but a quiet retirement.
Here is the top six list of news you need to know from Briefly.co.za:
Malema did not take the news that Gerrie Nel would be privately prosecuting him on charges of fraud and corruption lying down. He hit back at Nel and AfriForum almost as soon as the news broke. This matter is sure to send sparks and emotions flying in the coming weeks and months.
On Wednesday, the EFF announced it had beefed up security measures around Malema and the entire party leadership group after uncovered a plot to assassinate Malema. The party said the plot originated in the volatile North West province.
Former state prosecutor turned private pit bull, Gerrie Nel, teased the country on Wednesday by saying it planned to privately prosecute the leader of a prominent political party. Nel joined forces with AfriForum in 2017 to privately prosecute matters which the state could or would not prosecute. The news that Malema was Nel's target yesterday set tongues and social media a flutter.
Malema shocked many when he showed respect and restraint towards ANC leaders during Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s funeral. He did make some cringe when he said he believed Zuma was still more popular than Cyril Ramaphosa
The Zuma family was forced to postpone a traditional homecoming ceremony for JZ which was scheduled to take place at the Nkandla homestead this weekend. It emerged some pretty brave criminals used the Zuma name to raise funds, before making off with the loot. The family have not yet announced a new date for the ceremony.
The former president has according to News24.com been blessed with another baby, a 24-year old woman allegedly gave birth to a baby last week on Zuma’s birthday. The woman is thought to be the same woman which Citizen.co.za reported would become Zuma’s seventh wife.
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