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Paddy Harper

Paddy Harper

    Cyril tiptoes around JZ’s removal
    Cyril tiptoes around JZ’s removal
    ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa is unlikely to support calls by his supporters to remove President Jacob Zuma from office with immediate effect as...
    KwaZulu-Natal ANC factions are ready for battle
    KwaZulu-Natal ANC factions are ready for battle
    Axed KwaZulu-Natal economic development MEC Mike Mabuyakhulu has emerged as the favourite of the anti-Jacob Zuma faction in the province to take...
    First day of the laaitie’s next year
    First day of the laaitie’s next year
    Wednesday. It’s barely 7am. I’m already bathed in sweat. I’m in flip-flops and shorts. I’m shirtless. I might as well be wearing overalls,...
    KZN amakhosi enraged over ANC land reform bid
    KZN amakhosi enraged over ANC land reform bid
    KwaZulu-Natal’s traditional leaders appear to be on a collision course with the ANC about the governing party’s decision to dissolve the...
    NEC decision on 68 excluded delegates crucial for provinces
    NEC decision on 68 excluded delegates crucial for provinces
    As the ANC’s newly elected national executive committee (NEC) prepares for its crucial first meeting, legal action over the exclusion of...
    My ass still aches, but 2018 is here
    My ass still aches, but 2018 is here
    Tuesday. January 2. The first working day of the year is upon us. The two weeks of respite from deadlines was a relief. By the second week I was...
    Senzo yields but the fight goes on
    Senzo yields but the fight goes on
    Would-be ANC secretary general Senzo Mchunu’s face was a stony mask when he marched off the podium at the governing party’s elective conference...
    God’s pauper walks the talk
    God’s pauper walks the talk
    Gavin Mitchell is visibly exhausted as he cools down from delivering another blazing sermon on the walkway outside Durban’s City Hall on a...
    Zweli Mkhize: ‘I endorsed no one and I cut no deal’
    Zweli Mkhize: ‘I endorsed no one and I cut no deal’
    Outgoing ANC treasurer general Dr Zweli Mkhize says he withdrew as a candidate for the governing party’s deputy presidency not to boost any...
    Mkhize's move touted as a boost for NDZ
    Mkhize's move touted as a boost for NDZ
    ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize’s shock withdrawal from the party’s leadership race on Sunday is seen to be a calculated move to boost the...
    ​Veterans plead for unity between factions
    ​Veterans plead for unity between factions
    The ANC’s Veterans League plans to meet with presidential candidates Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma together, in a...
    JZ’s swan song: You’re all to blame
    JZ’s swan song: You’re all to blame
    President Jacob Zuma’s final address as ANC president was more an exercise in deflection of blame than an honest assessment of the party’s...