Zuma is not happy that Madonsela’s interview with him has been leaked, Malema wants an early election and Joburg got some much needed rain… this is all you have to know today.


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5 things you need to know about South Africa today:


How Zuma has used the capture of SA’s state institutions to stay in power

Now, as then, state institutions – in particular the criminal justice system – are being abused in internal power struggles within the governing African National Congress (ANC) and the government. Zuma’s political survival is a core ingredient in both.

But he may have run out of road. Against the backdrop of the ANC’s mounting appreciation of its recent electoral losses, this could be the year that determines his immediate future.

LISTEN: The full audio of Madonsela’s interview with Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma isn’t happy about the release of an audio recording of his interview with then public protector Thuli Madonsela as she tried to get answers regarding allegations of state capture

Julius Malema calls for an early election

The only way to save South Africa is through an early election, says EFF leader Julius Malema.

“This thing called a constitutional democracy is finished,” he said

Flooding in parts of Joburg causes traffic chaos

Motorists in Johannesburg have been stuck in traffic this afternoon following heavy rains.

The N3 Gillooly’s Interchange in Bedfordview and the Silver Lakes Road in Pretoria were among the worst affected

Trump vs Zuma… what Trevor Noah thinks.

Did Jacob Zuma help prepare Trevor Noah for what Donald Trump dishes out in America?


Top 5 trending hashtags in the last 12 hours:



The 2016 US election takes place today, after which the world’s most powerful nation will have a new leader. Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.


The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) has launched another attack on former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela‚ pleading with her to “rest in peace”


Sterkfontein Dam’s sluice gates were opened on Monday morning‚ sending desperately needed water from the Free State towards the critically low Vaal Dam.

The release of additional water reserves coincides with the implementation of water rationing – a similar concept to the load shedding of electricity – by the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.


The new season of Vuzu Rich Kids is underway, and South Africans have been getting a peep into the lives of the super rich


The irony of promo Twitter trending about a promo Twitter gig that didn’t trend.

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Sources: News24 | Times Live | Mail & Guardian | EWN

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