In the political and news sphere, it's been a busy week. From a businessman going on a racist rant, to Minister Nene revealing how most of SA's minister and CFOs aren't qualified to do their job, Briefly.co.za shares with you this week's top 5 major news stories.
1. Durban businessman goes on unacceptable rant, calls president the k-word
A video has gone viral on social media which showed a man calling the South African head of state the k-word.
The man, who has been identified as ex-convict turned businessman Kessie Nair, vehemently called Cyril Ramaphosa the k-word in a video, which is almost five minutes long.
“I Kessie Nair do hereby call for that k****r state president, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, be charged for defrauding this nation, for oppressing this nation, for high treason,” he was heard saying.
The video spread like wild fire and social media user Dasen Thathiah shared it on Twitter.
"Durban businessman #KessieNair racially attacks president Cyril Ramaphosa in this Facebook video, calling him a “k***** president.” #eNCA," he captioned the post.
2. Ramaphosa takes a swipe at ANC members who are plotting to oust him
The South African head of state has finally responded to reports that there is a plot to oust him as the president of the country.
On Monday, Cyril Ramaphosa sent a clear message to the ANC members who are conspiring to have his presidency overturned, Briefly.co.za learned.
While passionately speaking at the 13th national congress of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), Ramaphosa addressed those who “meet in dark corners” and plot to divide the ruling party.
“Those who want to divide the ANC, what agenda are they serving? Because coming out of Nasrec, we all held one agenda of unity, renewal, jobs and transforming our economy. So if you are going to divide the ANC tell us what your agenda is,” he was quoted saying.
The head of state added if there should be any plot, it should be against poverty in South Africa.
3. Magashule to explain himself to ANC top 6 leaders over secret Zuma meeting
Meanwhile. African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule had a tense meeting with the party’s top six leaders on Monday.
Magashule was summoned by the leadership to explain himself over attending what has become known as the secret Zuma meeting.
The ANC’s National Working Committee (NWC) met on Monday and the alleged secret Zuma meetings and the subsequent media fallout are expected to dominate proceedings.
Magashule admitted to attending the meeting but said he had done so in his personal capacity.
Magashule denied the meeting was a plot to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa from power but has told the ANC that certain ANC branches planned to challenge the results of the ANC’s 54th national elective conference which was held in December.
4. Man sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for human trafficking and immigration offence
Chinedu Obasi is a Nigerian who immigrated to South Africa with the hope of starting a new life. However, rather than get what he wanted, he has been found guilty of a punishable crime and sentenced to 18 years in prison.
The young Nigerian, who is 30 years old, was said to have married a South African lady in order to obtain a citizenship.
This act of his was exposed when it was found out that he does not live with the woman. Furthermore, Chinedu was allegedly involved in running a brothel and being part of a syndicate.
Due to these offences, the man who was arraigned before the court alongside one Obioma Abba, 33, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment.
His punishment which was supposed to be for only 12 years was further extended because he contradicted the Immigration Act by marrying a South African in order to obtain citizenship.
5. Minister Nene: Half of SA's municipal managers aren't qualified for their jobs
According to South Africa's Finance Minister, more than half of the country's chief financial officers and municipal managers aren't qualified for their jobs.
Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene stated that this included big municipalities like Tshwane and Joburg.
New regulations will be issued that will give officials a year and a half from the day that they are appointed to get the qualifications they need to have.
It will be compulsory for all municipal councils to make the necessary requirements for a job a condition of employment.
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