M&G Newsroom: McBride, Malema and the DA

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Robert McBride's nomination as head of the police watchdog, Julius Malema's day in court and the Democratic Alliance (DA) and black economic empowerment

Those are the topics up for discussion on the next M&G Newsroom radio show on 2oVfm.

Join your hosts Verashni Pillay and Amanda Strydom on Monday at 1pm here for the latest on these issues and more.

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa nomination's of McBride as head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) shocked many South Africans.

The former Ekuhurleni metro chief has had a series of run-ins with the law, and was last in the news when he won an appeal against a conviction for drunken driving and attempting to obstruct justice. He was arrested in 2006 after crashing his official car on the R511 following a Christmas party. 

We talk to police expert Johan Burgher from the Institute of Security Studies about what the nomination and possible appointment of McBride means for the police and the independence of the IPID.

DA's bungled stance
The 10-day trial of the Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters, starts at the high court in Polokwane on Monday, where he is facing charges of money laundering and racketeering related to the alleged irregular awarding of a R52-million tender to On-Point Engineers, partly owned by Malema's Ratanang Family Trust.

The Mail & Guardian's reporter Phillip de Wet will report from the courtroom and give listeners the latest on the trial during the show. 

We also discuss the DA's bungled stance on black economic empowerment these past few weeks, including an interview with Lindiwe Mazibuko. 


And of course we play you our favourite local songs, as well the Weekly Choon where we take a pot-shot at a deserving public figure. 

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