By Nikho Mageza
Carl Niehaus, ormer ANC spokesperson, is asking ora second chance rom the party. According to News24,Niehaus quit his position in February due to allegationso raud. Accusations pointed to his extravagant liestyle,his raudulent doctorate and a raudulent letter usedto obtain loans. Niehaus said he has had time to reectupon his actions. “I want to be the person who madethe decision to join the ANC when I was 19 and stuck with it,” he said in a press conerence. “I don’t want tobe the person who made wrong decisions.” Accordingto
, known ANC spin-doctor Brian Sokutu saidthe party viewed Niehaus’ immediate resignation as anunortunate event. Sokutu explains that i Niehaus wouldlike his position back, there are structural units within theANC to which he must rst report.
Niehaus asks or job back
By Nikho Mageza
, advocate Glynnis Breytenbachmay need police protection aer being targeted in ashooting on her way home and a second attack by twomotorbikes attempting to throw her o the road inCenturion. Breytenbach is known as a no-nonsensecorruption judge and is in the process o investigatingthe arms deal case, as well as the National Police CrimeIntelligence Chie Lieutenant-General Richard
’scorruption case. I Breytenbach is placed under policesurveillance, she will be the second judge who is dealingwith the arms deal case to be placed under surveillance.“I it was an attempt to intimidate me, it was notsuccessul,” she said.
Advocate targeted in shooting
A SPLA-N ghter stands with a mortar shell near Jebel Kwo village in therebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, Sudan. May 2,2012.
Sana, a ve-year-old girl, plays on a cloth sling hanging from a signalling pole as smoke from a garbage dumprises next to a railway track in Mumbai. May 2, 2012.
A rebel ghter points his gun at a suspected Gadda supporter as other rebelstry to protect him, on a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah. March 21,2012.
Arst and poet Barry Edgar Pilcher, age 69, is the only inhabitant of the islandon which he has lived for the past 20 years. May 1, 2012.
By Kayla Roux
Last weekend saw the birth o the Cape Canna Festival,which was kicked o by about 400 protesters who took part in the Global Marijuana March in Cape own.Te march started outside Cape ech University andprogressed through the city streets with no intererencerom authorities.Tey joined orces with over 700 other cities across theworld to make their voices heard or the decriminalisationo marijuana. Te Global Marijuana March, also knownas the Million Marijuana March, started in 1999 by mainorganisers Dana Beal, a marijuana activist, and magazineCannabis Culture. “Te goals o the protest were todecriminalize spli, and to not be hassled or our liestylechoices,” explained James Speirs, a Rhodes graduate whoattended the march.“Tere were lots o cool people,” said Speirs. “Tere wasa nice vibe rom the cars that drove past – even a riendly police escort that didn’t harass us, even though peoplewere smoking.”
Cape Canna Festival kicks of
By Sibulele Mabusela and Brenda Sekgota
Soon to satisy the sweet tooth o Rhodes students aswell as Grahamstown locals is a dessert parlor scheduledto open right across the Arch on Somerset Street on 19May. Tis student-owned project is an extension o whatmany already know as Freshly Fun Doughnuts, a businessthat ormerly worked on an order-and-delivery basis.Luke Muyambi, who was eatured in an earlier editiono
or his entrepreneurial skills, started Freshly Fun Doughnuts in his at when he ound a doughnutmachine at a discounted price. Muyambi is nowbranching out and will be trading to the greater publicrom the building that currently houses driving schoolPronto’s ofces, and will be renaming his business toDessert Island.No longer just selling doughnuts, Muyambi will beadding other desserts to his menu and although he willcontinue to deliver, he admits that those who come to thestore will have the pleasure o seeing how the doughnutsare made.
From doughnuts to desserts
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