The week that was

The premier, Mr David Mabuza called on those who left the African National Congress to return home, including Economic Freedom Fighters leader, Mr Julius Malema.


Mabuza attributed declining membership to factionalism and arrogance. “If we still had Malema in the ranks, things would be better. We can still work together despite clashing of personalities. We are stronger when we are all within the ANC, but when people leave, we are weaker,” he said. Full Story here.

• Five houses were damaged, five cars torched beyond repair and three people seriously injured during a violent protest that erupted during a meeting on Tuesday evening.

Among the torched cars were those belonging to City of Mbombela Local Municipality councillors in the Umjindi-North Region, namely Mr Mandla Mamba from ward 44 and Mr Jabulani Mkhabela from ward 41. Full Story

• Buscor has announced that it will increase fares for bus routes in Mbombela and surrounds by 5, 81 per cent from April 1, 2017.

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• Acornbush United, coached by MacDonald “Bambino” Makhubedu, are the Mpumalanga ABC Motsepe League champions after drawing 1-1 against Tjakastaad Junior Sheppards at Elukwatini Stadium on Wednesday. Read more here

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