Zodidi Mhlana

Zodidi Mhlana

    Violence within the North West Province ANC has worsened. This week there were more assaults and the party's regional office were torched.

    South African football is becoming a microcosm of society's gap between the haves and the have-nots.

    The Johannesburg High Court has granted an urgent interdict preventing the relocation of foreigners displaced by xenophobic attacks who are being accommodated at the city's Cleveland and Jeppe police stations, Lawyers for Human Rights said on Monday.

    Itumeleng Khune and not Teko Modise should have been named the Premier Soccer League's (PSL) best footballer this season if coaches had voted along the lines they suggested to the Mail & Guardian this week. The credibility of the selection is being compared to that of the Zimbabwean election.

    Ronnie Kasrils, Minister of Intelligence, said on Tuesday that "we are not just seeing spontaneous xenophobic attacks". "There are many social issues at the root of the problem, but we have reason to believe that there are many other organisations involved in sparking the attacks. We are currently analysing the situation."

    Leadership elections at the ANC's provincial congress in the North West province underscore the fact that President Thabo Mbeki is not a spent force in the party. The Mbeki camp won the top five positions, beating candidates aligned with ANC president Jacob Zuma by an average margin of 200 votes for each post.

    North West premier Edna Molewa is set to lose her position as ANC provincial chairperson in what members say is the price for her indecision ahead of the Polokwane presidential vote last year. Molewa does not feature in the two leadership lists that have been circulated ahead of the party's provincial conference at Sun City next week.