Daily Archives: October 23, 2017

President Jacob Zuma officiates at national OR Tambo Centenary Celebrations in Mbizana, 27 Oct

President Jacob Zuma will on Friday, 27 October 2017, officiate at the OR Tambo Centenary national celebrations to honour the legacy and life of the liberation struggle icon, African humanist and the longest serving President of the governing party, Mr...

Report statement on President Zuma attending the 500 years commemoration of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

President Jacob Zuma yesterday, 22 October 2017, addressed the 500 years commemoration of the launch of the reformation of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa and sent good wishes to the Matric class of 2017 at the ABSA Stadium in Durba...

Finance Minister to table his first mini-budget

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba will this week table his maiden Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) in Parliament.Appointed to head National Treasury following President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle in March, Minister Gigaba is set to deliver ...

Gauteng Roads and Transport invests R55 million in Sedibeng road projects

The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has completed two rehabilitation and maintenance projects in the Sedibeng District Municipality.Sebe and D904 Roads projects - both in the southern corridor - were undertaken at a cost of approximately R55 ...

Kenyatta: Kenya’s Presidential Election Must Go On

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says Thursday's presidential election must go on � with or without opposition candidate Raila Odinga.

"We are here requesting you, with a lot of respect ... Kayole residents, please let's agree to come out in large numbers and vote for me," Kenyatta said at a rally Monday in a Nairobi neighborhood.

Thursday's vote is Kenya's second try this year to elect as president. The Supreme Court threw out the results of the August 8 election because of what it called "irregularities and illegalities."

Opposition leader Odinga has withdrawn his candidacy, saying Kenya's electoral commission has failed to undertake election reforms. The opposition coalition has expressed doubts the commission is ready to "conduct free, fair and credible elections."

Kenyatta said Monday his administration has provided the commission with the funds it needs to do its job. "Now they really should deliver," he said.

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec, read a statement Monday on behalf of 20 western nations, including the European Union, urging all sides to come together in Kenya for a credible election.

But Godec said Kenyan courts should order a postponement if justices feel the commission is not ready.

"The deteriorating political environment is undermining preparations for the new presidential election," the statement said. "Inflammatory rhetoric, attacks on institutions, and growing insecurity all make holding a credible and fair poll more difficult ... it is dangerous and it must stop."

Ruth Odinga, the opposition leader's sister, has been accused of damaging election commission property and encouraging violence.

Kenyatta is daring anyone to try to threaten or attack voters.

Source: Voice of America