In the headlines: A wrap of the day's newspapers

Mahumapelo, Mufamadi and a Gupta raid. What's happening in the publications across the country. (Gemma Ritchie, M&G)

Mahumapelo, Mufamadi and a Gupta raid. What's happening in the publications across the country. (Gemma Ritchie, M&G)


  • Behind the Gupta raid

Private jet, supercars, farms, helicopter and property attached in joint Hawks, Sars and NPA swoop on family.

  • Thousands apply for placement

The Gauteng department of education had received 150 000 online applications for grades 1 and 8 by yesterday afternoon.

Business Day

  • Guptas’ Saxonwold mansion raided

The Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) has moved to seize cars, aircraft and properties worth at least R250m belonging to the Guptas and their associates, allegedly bought with looted state funds.

  • VBS’s 2017 audited statements withdrawn

In another blow to two of the country’s top four audit firms, the curator of Venda Building Society Mutual Bank, Anoosh Rooplal, has announced the withdrawal of the bank’s 2017 audited financial statements.

  • SARS

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is cracking down on non-compliant taxpayers, “including prominent South Africans”, a move seen as a renewed bid by the receiver of revenue to claw back its credibility amid low tax morality.

The Citizen

  • ‘Don’t hide the Winnie truth’

Former DA-leader Tony Leon says he did the right thing in asking for the murder investigation to be reopened into Madikizela-Mandela and claims to the contrary are ‘an attempt to sanitise history’.

  • I never betrayed Madikizela-Mandela, says Mufamadi

Former cabinet minister Sydney Mufamadi was credible in his explanation on why the ANC and its former internal wing, the United Democratic Front, took a stand against the former Mandela Football Club and why they wanted Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to ditch it, says Nomboniso Gasa, independent commentator and gender activist.

  • Ramaphosa names heavyweight team to lure investors to SA

President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday appointed some of the country’s financial heavyweights to head up an ambitious investment drive aimed at attracting at least $100-billion in new foreign direct investments over the next five years.

The Star

  • Families confront murder accused

Two families, living through the heartbreak of losing their daughters in separate heinous murders, yesterday faced the pain of coming face to face with the suspected killers in court.

  • Threats of new EU sanctions

European Union foreign ministers yesterday threatened new sanctions on Syria over what the West says were chemical attacks on its own people, but held off from joining expected new US punitive measures against Russia.

  • Supra faces vote of no confidence over graft

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo’s political career comes under scrutiny today as he faces a motion of no confidence brought by the EFF.

Daily Sun

  • Mufamadi sets record straight

Mufamadi, the first minister of safety and security after apartheid, was speaking at a media conference held at St George’s Anglican Church in Parktown, Joburg.

  • ‘Land Grabs Are Out!’

Da shadow minister of police Zakhele Mbhele said illegal land invasions in Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape will not be tolerated.

  • Court issues restraint order

The Guptas are nowhere to be found but their corrupt deals are still being investigated.


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