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South Africans advised to ignore Friday SHUTDOWN

In a series of tweets on [Black]Monday night, government called on South Africans to NOT participate in a planned nationwide shutdown on Friday the 7th of April. There is a social media campaign, the day SA came to a Stand still, which calling on all South Africans to down tools and head to the streets.

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#BlackMonday NOT so black for South Africans

Civil Rights organisations and some politicians called on South Africa to wear black . Trouble started when President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet firing five ministers, including the much loved Finance Minister Pravin Ghordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas last week, sending the rand tumbling and the market into a frenzy.

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SABC doing a reshuffle of their own?Unathi leaves METRO Fm, and Dj Fresh in

It looks like the SABC is doing it’s own reshuffling. This morning popular radio and TV personality Unathu Msenga announced that today’s show was his last at the station. Msengana had been at Metro fm for a decade. That’s a really long time

It doesn’t look like the Idols judge will be missed much

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President Jacob Zuma’s overnight cabinet reshuffle, who is IN, who is OUT?

While some of us slept, President Jacob Zuma decided it was a good idea to fire five cabinet minister, reshuffle some in all appointing 10 new ministers and 10 deputy ministers.

Malusi Gigaba who has a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Masters in Social Policy from the University of Durban Westville is NOW the new Finance Minister taking the reigns from Pravin Gordhan. His Deputy replacing Mcebisi Jonas is  while Sifiso Buthelezi who was at one time the chairperson of the PRASA board- the one NOW axed chair at the parastatal Popo Molefe reported to the public protector for investigation for alleged maladministration and corruption under his term.

It turns out he did NOT consult the ANC about his decision to reshuffle cabinet, only on Finance Minister. The ruling party’s General secretary Gwede Mantashe told a number of radio stations including SAfm this morning that, the party’s top six was just given a list of the appoints but not consulted.

It is President Jacob Zuma’s prerogative to appoint and recall minister as head of state and government. But it would be great if he took the country into his confidence and told us why he fired the ministers.

Who is in, who is out? 

the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and Mcebisi Jonas have said they will remain members of parliament. If a motion of NO confidence against President Jacob Zuma is brought before parliament, will they along every ANC MP who is NOT agreeing with the reshuffle going to vote for the impeachment of Zuma.

For now it is a game of wait and see.

How beautiful is Cassper Nyovest’s #TitoMboweniVideo, but the SONG

South African Hip Hop star Cassper Nyovest has released a music video for his single Tito Mboweni. The video features the Queen Twerk, Nadia Nakia and Ricky Rick [wonder if he has joined the Family tree record label since he said he left Mabala noise]. The video looks great, colour schemes and location are all beautiful. I am NOT sure about Cassper’s Dracula like gold teeth and I hope they are just grills for his own sake.

The song, Tito Mboweni, sha sha on the other hand is far from what many imagined it would be- a song about the country’ first black Reserve Bank governor. @CassperNyovest what is this song about anyway?

We see the R10s, but where are the millions?

Some Tweeps [people who tweet] are impressed, others think the only good thing about the video is Nadi Nakai.

By the way, what’s up with the final frame of the video? Is the but rise from the pool necessary?

If you can tell me what the song or the music video is about, I will give you some brownie points

SACP supports Gordhan and shuns Zuma

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The ANC’s tripartite alliance partner the South African Communist Party (SACP) is protesting against rumoured move by President Jacob Zuma to fire current Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy Mcebisi Jonas.

Solly Mapaila, the SAP’s, deputy secretary general told journalist at a news conference on Thursday that they object to the removal of the comrades as well as the intended replacements, of course even the reasons given.

Solly Mapaila seemed to also throw shade at the infamous Gupta family

Some media reports suggests that President Jacob Zuma was planning to use a fake intelligence report called #OperationCheckMate which a report which states that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his deputy, Mcebisi Jonas, planned to meet foreign businesses to discredit him while on an international raod show.

At the funeral of Ahmed Kathrada, ANC’s chief whip in parliament seemed to suggest he supports the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

The question remain, will President Jacob Zuma reshuffle his cabinet and fire the Finance minister?

Grace Bible Church demands R89 000 to host Mofu Joe Mafela memorial service

Grace Bile church in Soweto is making headlines for ‘unholy’ reasons this morning. The church is allegedly charging the family of legendary South African actor and musician Joe Mafela R 89 000 for hosting his memorial.

Mafela died this past weekend after being involved in a car accident. It is NOT clear whether Mafela died as a result of the accident or an existing heart condition. Police have opened a inquest docket.

Mangaliso J Ngema who blew the whistle on the charge by the church has since removed the post on twitter and apologised, saying that his post was unwarranted as he was NOT appointed the spokesperson of the family.

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All that did NOT stop people from sharing their views on the church

Share your views with us. Should churches charge people to hold memorial services.

Who will replace Glen Lewis as Breakfast Presenter at Metro fm?

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This Afternoon, news broke that legendary, I says so because Glen Lewis has been with Metro fm since time in memorial, well he is leaving the station to reportedly join TBo Touch, who incidentally also resigned from the broadcaster, in his online radio station. Glen who is the host of the 1St Avenue on Metro fm has been at the public broadcaster for 22 years.

Metro fm is one of a few comercial radio stations run by the SABC andhas seen a declining listenership after the introduction of 90% local music decision introduced by the embattled Hlaudi Motšoeneng.

According to the Broadcast Research Council’s Radio Audience Measurement there has been a drop in the numbers of listners for Metro FM

Now that Glen is going, who will host the Breakfast show along radio and TV personality Unathi Msengana and Mel Bala, sorry but I can’t remember the other guy’s name who is on the show doing sport? Metro fm has made some curious decisions recently addiying to its line-up Somizi Mhlongo and Khanyi Mbau.

 

 

 

 

White man confronts woman at Spur over kids spat

In a video which has gone viral posted on Facebook by Lebohang Mabuya, a white man wearing a blue Uzzi t-shirt is seen arguing with a patron at a Spur restaurant at the Glen, South of Johannesburg about one child bullying the another. The woman, black, is sitting at a table with a number of children when the man angrily approaches threatening to assault her.

It is alleged the kids +/-3 years old had a small spat earlier in the games room. The man had approached the woman to alert her that his child was bullied by her child and that she must discipline her kid, to which the woman responded saying it was his child who started the bullying.

Social media users have been angered by the incident, some saying it is racist while other say the man bullied the woman

Spur has since responded saying the man seen in the video is not welcome at any Spur restaurant nationally.

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