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SA govt unable to confirm Hamas presence in the country

The South African government says it could neither confirm nor deny the presence of Hamas members within the country. This after recent media reports said that there are individual members of the organisation currently in the county.

Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says the state has no business whatsoever in looking at the existence of certain groups operating in the country at the moment. She says Hamas was never declared as a terrorist organisation according to the United Nations directives.

“On the presence of Hamas in the country and they are regarded as terrorists, I don’t recall the UN classification of Hamas as terrorists. And we don’t, I am not tracking the presence of individuals in the country. We don’t know the Hamas office in South Africa. So, I can’t say there is Hamas or no Hamas. I don’t have that type of evidence but there is no UN declaration that classified Hamas as the terrorist organisation.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Robbie Malinga’s widow Ann still fighting for his royalties

Ann Malinga, the wife of the late award-winning producer Robbie Malinga is fighting to get hundreds of thousands, if not millions, she says are owed to her late husband. The skeletons of Thembinkosi “TK” Nciza, Gauteng ANC provincial secretary have come to haunt him. Malinga, who died on 25 December 2017, produced Zahara’s top-selling albums – from her debut Loliwe, Phendula to Country Girl.

A furious Ann says, “Universal is also part of this fraud by the way. How did they sign the Loliwe catalogue without checking the existing agreement which is between three parties, TS Records, Robbie and Universal. Read more