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PRESIDENT ZUMA SHOULD PUBLICLY CONDEMN THE CHAOS IN CAPE TOWN AND REIGN IN DEPUTY MINISTER MARIUS FRANSMAN AND ANC COUNCILLOR LOYISO NKOHLA FOR FUELING THE VIOLENCE.
The Congress of the People is calling on President Jacob Zuma to publicly condemn the outbreak of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals and the public violence in Cape Town this afternoon, instigated by deputy minister Marius Fransman and ANC Cape Town Metro Councillor Loyiso Nkohla .
The looting of shops and the smashing of car windows in the Cape Town CBD today follow hot on the heels of fresh anti-semitic remarks by Fransman to the Cape Town Press Club and calls by Councillor Nkohla to loot shops. During the past weekend Nkohla told Nyanga residents: “You will not have to go hungry because there are so many places that you can loot in the CBD. The police can’t arrest us all because there will be too many of us”.
President Zuma and the ANC’s lack to discipline their members might be interpreted as a silent endorsement of their actions.
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MXOLISI NXASANA DAMAGED THE TRUST SOUTH AFRICANS HAD IN HIM BY MAKING
HIS FIRST DECISION IN OFFICE AS NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC
PROSECUTION says COPE.
Two months ago, after an audit by the South African Police was tabled in parliament, shocking statistics revealed that almost 1500 police officers, including seven high ranking police officers, have criminal records.
Yesterday, President Jacob Zuma’s new appointee as NDPP did not waste time to reveal his true colours when he told parliament’s portfolio committee in the morning that he needed more time to consider the
Richard Mdluli case, but in the afternoon he told MPs that he filed papers to appeal the court ruling in the Freedom Under Law vs Mdluli matter, just hours after he pleaded for more time to consider his decision.
This development is a matter of grave concern to the Congress of the People. In effect, Mxolisi Nxasana is challenging the authority of the courts to correct irregular decisions by his office. By implication this means, should a court in future rule that criminal charges against President Jacob Zuma be reinstated, Nxasanga might challenge same, not only because he appears to view the privileges of prosecution as his birth-right (whether his decision is right or wrong) but also because he now proofed to be out to protect an unsavory character because that is what President Zuma wants.
Mxolisi Nxasana did not make a single other decision since he was appointed before he jumped to the defense of President Jacob Zuma’s political ally, Richard Mdluli. The latter stands accused of criminal charges including murder, intimidation, attempted murder, kidnapping, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, defeating the ends of justice, fraud, corruption, theft and money laundering.
Is Richard Mdluli the type of cop Riah Phiyega wants in the Police?
The Congress of the People reserves our right to withdraw our initial support for Mxolisi Nxasana as NDPP. It also appears as if President Jacob Zuma didn’t learn his lesson after the Menzi Simelane fiasco.
If matters continue this way, Nxasana’s suitability as NDPP is likely to be questioned sooner rather than later.
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Congress of the People
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Congratulations to the Nelson Mandela Metro Region of the Congress of the People for an outstanding program since yesterday. There were more than 10 media houses present at the press briefing last night and today's Election Workshop certainly raised the bar. This Metro is a beacon of hope for COPE not only in the Eastern Cape, but Nationwide. Crd. Rano Kayser is an operator of note and his executive is made up of the most committed workhorses imaginable. We are leaving here with a great feeling of inspiration. read more....
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