Politics 2019: From Zuma spy claims to Maimane saying goodbye


- news24.com | 3 months ago

The country’s politicians once again had the nation talking around water coolers, at dinner tables, on social media as they entertained and shocked the nation.

From the dramatic resignations of Mmusi Maimane and Herman Mashaba form the DA, the arrests of ANC leaders Bongani Bongo and Zandile Gumede to the jaw dropping testimony at the Zondo commission on state capture and the EFF and Freedom Front Plus springing strong showings at the national and provincial polls in May, it was another year of intrigue, twists and turns, and power battles in South Africa’s political arena. News24 takes stock of the year that was: Mkhwebane vs Gordhan, Mkhwebane vs Ramaphosa Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been on a collision course with President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for much of 2019.

It’s been the battles everyone’s been watching.

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