The following are news items in South African major news outlets on Saturday.

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— African National Congress stalwarts are unhappy that their proposal to hold a separate national consultative conference (NCC) seems to have been left off the agenda at the party’s meeting this week.

“The stalwarts noted with disappointment that the de-linking of the NCC from the policy conference was not mentioned in the press briefing and statement of the last NEC (National Executive Council),” they said in a statement on Friday.(News24).

— The African National Congress (ANC) said on Friday it finds comments made by the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Gauteng on the Life Esidimeni tragedy atrocious and this should not be a time for squabbling over leadership positions and displaying disunity.

The ANCYL in Gauteng Province joined opposition parties in pressing charges against former city official Qedani Mahlangu and called for Premier David Makhura to resign over their handling of the tragedy in which dozens of psychiatric patients died due to neligence.(Eyewitness News).

— France has a “trump card” up its sleeve to help South Africa afford the planned giant nuclear power plant project – and therefore to help France win the bid.
Visiting French Minister of Economy and Finance Michel Sapin met his SA counterpart Pravin Gordhan on Friday.(Fin24) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/


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