The Political Desk
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The Political Desk17 October 2018 | 5 Minute Listen
With Sikhonathi Mantshantsha, Deputy Editor of Financial Mail. The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) respond to the Reserve Banks on corruption at the VBS Mutual Bank. The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is tied in several controversies which put its CEO Dan Matjila in an even more precarious position.
The Political Desk16 October 2018 | 5 Minute Listen
With political analyst Ongama Mtimka. Gauteng appears to be the election battle ground for the country’s opposition parties in next year’s general elections. The City Press reports that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) is expected to invest 60% of its election budget to Gauteng, while the Democratic Alliance is targeting the issue of undocumented migrants.
The Political Desk09 October 2018 | 6 Minute Listen
The Political Desk with Siya Biniza, Political Economist at Political Economy Southern Africa Pressure is mounting on Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene to step down following revelations that he met with the Gupta family. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Monday wrote a strongly-worded letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa asking him to relieve Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene of his duties due to his association with the Gupta family, saying that the country's economy would not be stimulated under a "compromised minister of finance".
The Political Desk08 October 2018 | 6 Minute Listen
The Political Desk with EWN Senior Reporter Barry Bateman. The criminal case against Shadrack Sibiya and Lesley Maluleke for the alleged rendition of Zimbabwean nationals continues in 2010 continues in the High Court in Pretoria. In Durban, Johan Booysen and some Cato Manor detectives also spear before the High Court in Durban… What is there to look forward to in these cases? Is Anwa Dramat out of the dock in the rendition case?
The Political Desk05 October 2018 | 8 Minute Listen
The Political Desk with Thanduxolo Jika, Investigative Editor at the Mail & Guardian Siyabonga Nene asked the PIC to finance a huge investment in Mozambique. He didn’t get that for himself, but the state-owned fund manager appears to have bent over backwards to help his business partner which included depositing millions into an offshore account.
The Political Desk04 October 2018 | 6 Minute Listen
The Political Desk with Sam Sole, Managing Partner at amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism. The day ended on a sour note at the Deputy Chief Justice Zondo’s commission of inquiry into state capture with Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene sharing shell-shocking views about the events leading up to his removal. Which added more fuel to the fire of former Jacob Zuma’s reputation.