At times opinion polls are misleading, but at most they give you a clear idea on the public’s thoughts.
It is very disheartening that men continue to brutally kill women. What occurred at KaBokweni is unforgivable. A woman who was last seen with her boyfriend was eventually found buried in a shallow grave.
Regardless of how the motion of no confidence against president Jacob Zuma went on Tuesday, the ruling party does need to test its strength against a vigilant group of opposition parties in parliament.
For once, politicians have begun to realise the impact their mistakes have had on the poor communities who recently silently vented their anger by either abstaining from voting – a turnout of only 49 per cent – or by voting for the opposition.
On Youth Day we as Mpumalanga News will join in the march organised by concerned women to protest against the brutal killing of women and children in society.
The ANC is likely to face tough times in the forthcoming general elections in 2019 if they do not put their house in order.
The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer by the day.
These are very trying times on the political front, with the country’s citizens up in arms demanding that the president, Jacob Zuma step down. On the other hand, diehard Zuma supporters are adamant that he is going nowhere. Bongani Hlatshwayo writes.
Just a week ago we awoke to a cabinet reshuffle by president Jacob Zuma which took place at midnight.
The poor mother with four young children, the oldest being 11 years, live in a one-roomed stick-and-mud house. The floor is just soil, and there is only one bed which the mother shares with the unemployed stepfather of her children.
My heart bleeds when I think of the miners’ children who will never get to see their parents again.