— The South African Communist Party (SACP) and trade union federation Cosatu have called for the ANC to elect councillors who are supported by their communities for the local government elections in August.
The tripartite alliance partners made the call during a march in Durban on Saturday to demand the implementation of the National Health Insurance and the transformation of the financial sector. (Business Day).
— Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s report on Nkandla has been ridiculed and dismissed as irrelevant, but he insists that his findings were factual.
Shrugging off allegations that he had been thrown under the bus in the wake of the damning Constitutional Court ruling on Nkandla, he said: “Those are opinions. I am pretty fine with the work that I did.”.(City Press).
— State-owned armaments manufacturer Denel on Saturday moved to “set the record straight” on a number of issues in the news recently.
Over the past months, Denel and its board and senior executives had been “under tremendous media attack and scrutiny”, the board said in a statement.(Mail & Guardian). Enditem