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Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.
    ‘I had no interaction with Vytjie Mentor’ — Zuma
    ‘I had no interaction with Vytjie Mentor’ — Zuma
    Former president Jacob Zuma had ‘no interaction’ with former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor at the Gupta residence, the judicial commission of inquiry...
    Zuma tells Zondo: My life is under threat
    Zuma tells Zondo: My life is under threat
    The second day of former president Jacob Zuma’s appearance at the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture started with the revelation that...
    Zuma denies twisting Maseko’s arm for his Gupta media brainchild
    Zuma denies twisting Maseko’s arm for his Gupta media brainchild
    The extent of Jacob Zuma’s involvement in propping up the Gupta family’s now defunct media empire was met with ambivalence by the former...
    Zuma tells Zondo commission: ‘Ramatlhodi was a spy’
    Zuma tells Zondo commission: ‘Ramatlhodi was a spy’
    Former president Jacob Zuma accused Ngoako Ramatlhodi, the former minister of public service and administration, of being a spy in his...
    ‘I have been provoked and provoked’ — Zuma
    ‘I have been provoked and provoked’ — Zuma
    Allegations of state capture against former president Jacob Zuma are part of a conspiracy spanning as far back as the early 1990s, the Zondo...
    Zondo commission: Zuma supporters expected to come out in their numbers
    Zondo commission: Zuma supporters expected to come out in their numbers
    The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture is braced for former president Jacob Zuma’s appearance which it anticipates will draw...
    How to catch a serial killer – and why South Africa is good at it
    How to catch a serial killer – and why South Africa is good at it
    "I often don’t like to tell people what I do,” forensic psychologist Gérard Labuschagne says, leaning back comfortably in his seat at the...
    Jiba, Mrwebi still to clear their names
    Jiba, Mrwebi still to clear their names
    Axed National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi may have been successful in fighting an effort to have their...
    Prasa leaves guards in the cold
    Prasa leaves guards in the cold
    ‘I think in my company we have buried four workers who were shot dead on site,” says Sizwe Mabasa*, his hands buried in the pockets of his...
    ConCourt dismisses case to have Jiba and Mrwebi struck from the roll
    ConCourt dismisses case to have Jiba and Mrwebi struck from the roll
    In a victory for axed National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) officials Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, the Constitutional Court has dismissed an...
    Minimum wage: Over 360 employers want out
    Minimum wage: Over 360 employers want out
    Over 360 employers, employing over 42 000 workers, have applied to be exempt from the R20 an hour national minimum wage.
    We’re ‘doomed’ if justice isn’t fixed
    We’re ‘doomed’ if justice isn’t fixed
    The role of a broken criminal justice cluster in the state capture project was brought into sharp focus during the recent appearance of former...