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Vol 51 No 24

Published 3rd December 2010

South Africa

Why Nyanda had to go

When President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet last month, he fired the powerful Communications Minister, General Siphiwe Nyanda. We can reveal that Nyanda fell out of favour for refusing to support Zuma's allies and financiers, the Gupta brothers, in their application to the Independent Communications Authority to start a new television station. Atul, Ajay, Rajesh and Tony Gupta will on 6 December launch a daily newspaper, The New Age, which they say will be 'broadly supportive' of the African National Congress government.

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