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Democratic Alliance

27 May ’21 Wrap: The great state capture heist

Our take: What can a state do with a R50 billion 49,157,323,233.68. Quite a tongue twister, right? That’s 50 billion – in this case, rands the Gupta family allegedly stole from South African taxpayers to carry out its elaborate and abhorrent state capture project. This, according to one estimation. The eye-watering figure was revealed at …

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How not to become a politician

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Chief Whip Natasha Mazzone deactivated her Twitter account on Wednesday after coming under fire over questions about her qualifications. This, after one of the party’s MECs in the Western Cape, Bonginkosi Madikizela, was suspended for lying about having a B.Com degree.  On her Wikipedia page, Mazzone was listed as an advocate, …

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