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Government saddened by death of former Deputy Minister of Defence

6 January 2021

Government is deeply saddened by the passing of former Deputy Minister of Defence, Mluleki Editor George and conveys its heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and the nation. Mr George passed on yesterday, 5 January 2020. He served the country as the Deputy Defence Minister with distinction from 29 April 2004 until 25 September 2008. He was a member of parliament in the National Assembly from 1994 until September 2008.

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Government is continuing its investigation into all aspects of the escape from South Africa of Mr Shepherd and Ms Mary Bushiri

22  November 2020

Government reported last week the failure of Mr Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Ms Mary Bushiri to present themselves to their nearest police station as per their bail condition. Subsequently, the law enforcement agencies commenced the investigations and the process of seeking the extradition of the couple. Government continues to work closely with the government of the Republic of Malawi on this matter.

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South Africa embarks on Bushiri extradition process

15 November 2020

Government is able to confirm that fugitives Mr Shepherd Bushiri and Ms Mary Bushiri did not leave South Africa aboard a flight on which President Lazarus Chakwera and his delegation travelled.

President Chakwera undertook a successful working visit to South Africa on Friday, 13 November 2020, during which South Africa and Malawi discussed a broad range of initiatives to strengthen relations between the governments and peoples of the two countries.

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Government mourns passing of Auditor - General

12 November 2020

Government joins the nation in sending its deepest condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of outgoing Auditor General, Kimi Makwetu following his passing yesterday. 

The country has truly lost one of its most brilliant and dedicated public servants. Makwetu’s passing comes just a week after it was announced that he had been appointed to serve in the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee. The country was looking forward to him serving at this important international body. 

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Media briefing on the outcomes of Cabinet meeting held on 04 November 2020

4 November 2020

Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu will brief media on the outcomes of the Cabinet meeting held today, Wednesday, 04 November 2020. 

The media briefing will take place as follows:
Date: Thursday , 05 November 2020
Time: 10h00 
Venue: Ronnie Mamoepa Press Room, Tshedimosetso House (GCIS), 1035 Francis Baard Street, Hatfield

NB: There will be a live video Iink to the Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Parliament in Cape Town.

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Correction of Cabinet appointments to the PRASA Board

22 October 2020

In our post Cabinet media briefing earlier today, we announced that Cabinet had appointed Ms Jennifer Schreiner as a Non-executive member to the Board of Control of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). In making this assertion, we relied on an outdated Cabinet Memo which has since been updated.

The updated Memo lists Ms Nosizwe Nokwe-Macamo as part of the collective appointed to the Board.

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