“Sometimes I hear things when I’m doing interviews on live radio that I have to stop and be like WTF.”

July 18, 2020

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How do you know about the case against her? Where did you read it? Where did you read this tweet? How did you learn about state capture? And digital vibes? And Babita Deokaran? And VBS? Just checking.

Now that Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has resigned, she must go appear in court and be charged. No sneaky side entrance. No special treatment. The media must be allowed access and she must not hide her face. The NPA knows that it doesn’t prosecute with any kind of fear or favour.

Her deployment to Parliament by the ANC was a disgrace and confirmed the governing party's disdain for the legislature and oversight. The damage done to constitutional democracy is severe, and the ANC must be severely punished for it. via @news24

BREAKING: National Assembly Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has resigned from the post and as member of parliament. She says the decision is due to the criminal case against her but not an admission of guilt.

[JUST IN] Jacob Zuma has been disqualified from standing as a candidate in the upcoming general elections.

The IEC said it received an objection against Zuma’s nomination and it was upheld.

The former state president appears first on the uMkhonto WeSizwe party list. TCG

There will be a real sense of Deja Vu for the head of the Investigating Directorate Andrea Johnson.

The Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula case has real shades of the one against Jackie Selebi. But no political interference this time from the President.

Looking forward to this one. I'll be talking at #INVESTtalk2024 on 18 April with Capital International Group about #EmbraceDisruption and telling stories about those who are choosing to disrupt in SA rather than sit back and complain.
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If Jacob Zuma can be an MP, then the system needs fixing.

The Constitution is a living document, and it does get altered through legislation passed by the National Assembly and through legal challenges to the Constitutional Court.

Perhaps this is an inflexion point to consider whether the legal requirements to be a public representative in the National Assembly, as per the Constitution, are sufficient in our current climate.

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National Assembly speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has resigned.

She says it is not an admission of guilt.
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There will be a real sense of Deja Vu for the head of the Investigating Directorate Andrea Johnson.

The Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula case has real shades of the one against Jackie Selebi.

What is considerably different though is how Ramaphosa is responding compared to how Mbeki did all those years ago. Remember how he protected the top cop?

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Mandy is one of the country’s best known and most credible journalists and authors. She is the current host of the Midday Report on 702 and Cape Talk and is a regular columnist for News24.

She has published numerous best-selling books and is a prominent social media commentator.

For the past two decades Mandy has worked as a multi award-winning reporter specialising in investigative journalism and legal matters.

Covering stories such as the trial of former national police commissioner Jackie Selebi and the murder of Brett Kebble, she earned a reputation for her work in exposing South Africa’s criminal underworld. These included exposes on Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, Teazers boss Lolly Jackson and other mysterious murders.

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Mandy was short-listed in the prestigious ‘Alan Paton Sunday Times Literary Awards’ for her book, ‘Killing Kebble’ which was a local publishing phenomenon, selling in excess of 100 000 copies. It was also chosen as Jenny Crwys-Williams’ ‘Book of the Year’ in 2011.

Her second book, ‘My Second Initiation’, written with former head of the NPA Vusi Pikoli, was also short-listed for the Alan Paton award and was Crwys-William’s non-fiction book of the year in 2013. In 2014, she published ‘Behind The Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story’ with her colleague Barry Bateman.

The book was released internationally and contained new, exclusive information about the trial. Her 2018 book, Ministry of Crime, took a deep dive into organised crime, police corruption and politics. In 2020, Mandy published The Whistleblowers highlighting the stories of several South African whistleblowers and advocating for a change in legislation and culture.

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Mandy has won a number of National and Regional Vodacom ‘Journalist of the Year’ awards, has been named ‘The CNN African Radio Journalist of the Year’ and has received several commendations in the Webber Wentzel ‘Legal Journalist of the Year’ awards.

In addition, she has received the National Press Club award in the Radio Category and the Social Media category and was awarded the ‘Rising Star – Women in the Media’ award in 2011.

On the writing front, Mandy was short-listed in the prestigious ‘Alan Paton Sunday Times Literary Awards’ for her book, ‘Killing Kebble’ which was a local publishing phenomenon, selling in excess of 100 000 copies. It was also chosen as Jenny Crwys-Williams’ ‘Book of the Year’ in 2011. Mandy’s second book, ‘My Second Initiation’, written with former head of the NPA Vusi Pikoli, was also short-listed for the Alan Paton award and was Crwys-William’s non-fiction book of the year in 2013. Ministry of Crime was long-listed for the Alan Paton.

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Killing Kebble

A gritty, fast-paced chronicle of how one death blew the lid off Johannesburg’s shadowy underworld.

The Whistleblowers

Raw and evocative accounts of South Africa’s whistleblowers, told in their own voices and from their own perspectives.

My Second Initiation

This memoir traces Pikoli’s journey from his graduation to manhood, to his experience in the corridors of government.

Behind The Door

Behind the Door is a compelling narrative that unpacks the true facts of the Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp story.

Ministry of Crime

Ministry of Crime examines the nexus between organised crime figures, corrupt police officials and powerful politicians.