The proceedings around Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address (#SONA2015) is more telling about South Africa than the content of his speech. The 2 leading opposition parties were not present with the EFF being ejected from the chamber and the DA leaving in protest.
Jacob Zuma’s pre-local election campaign comments have caused an uproar with other political parties and Christian groups in South Africa. Mr Zuma claims that only ANC supporters will be entitled to passage into heaven – followers of other parties will be going straight to hell.
Black Wednesday in 2010 sees South Africa being downgraded to having their Freedom of the Press declared only partially free. Will the ANC adopt similar policies to the apartheid regime in the so-called national interest?
South African cartoonist Zapiro fails to make headline news with his latest Mohammed cartoon but does manage to score a few death threats. Fatwa is pending.
The recent eruption of an Icelandic volcano wreaked havoc around the world. A giant ash cloud paralysed air traffic across Europe stranding passengers worldwide. Wonkie interviewed a number of international political figures for their opinion on this natural disaster.