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South Africa

Tony Sithembiso Yengeni

Date of Birth: 11/10/1954


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All politics is provincial

On 10 October, the ANC’s National Working Committee dissolved the Western Cape’s pro-Mbeki faction, whose leaders dominate the Cape Town caucus, and put Tony Yengeni of the National Executive Committee in charge...


Zuma's people on top

The Congress of South African Trade Unions, SA Communist Party, ANC Youth League and populists such as Tony Yengeni and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela now dominate the party machine...


Exit Pikoli, Chief Prosecutor

Zuma claims he has been targeted on political instructions as do other senior ANC figures, such as the party's former Western Cape leader, Tony Yengeni, former Limpopo Premier Ngoako Ramatlhodi, ex-Transport Minister Mac Maharaj and members of parliament involved in the 'Travelgate' scandal...


The banishing of Billy

Masetlha also fell out with Mbeki and Kasrils over the National Prosecuting Agency’s investigators, the Scorpions, who probed Zuma and other ANC figures, such as former Western Cape leader Tony Yengeni and former Limpopo Province Premier Ngoako Ramatlhodi...


Women in power

Opposition parties complain that as Speaker she is not impartial; she protected MPs who had flagrantly abused travel allowances, and defended the party Whip and convicted fraudster Tony Yengeni (recently released after serving four months of a four-year sentence for corruption)...


South Africa: If Zuma walks free

 The open Zuma-ites include the businessman Mkhwanazi, possibly the disgraced former member of parliament Tony Yengeni and definitely Zweli Mkhize, the KZN Finance Minister, who is reckoned a capable administrator his links to Shaik notwithstanding...


BAE's role in SA's big arms deal

They included the ANC's Chief Whip and Chairperson of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Defence, Tony Yengeni (who was later stripped of his seat), General Siphiwe Nyanda (chief of the SA National Defence Force) and the former head of state-owned Armscor, Lew Swann...


The blame game

He has promoted others, such as Dumisani Makhaye (former KZN Housing Minister, whose policies heightened tensions in the Province, AC Vol 44 No 2) and 'rehabilitated' Chief Whip Tony Yengeni, who on 13 February was acquitted of corruption and pleaded guilty to misleading Parliament by lying about a discount he'd received on a luxury vehicle from a company involved in bidding for arms contracts when he chaired the parliamentary Defence Committee...


Kraaling out of trouble

The 22-member National Working Committee, the 'inner leadership core' elected by the NEC, includes cabinet members who owe their jobs to him, plus such loyalists as Tony Yengeni, a member of parliament facing charges over an alleged kickback from an arms company, and KwaZulu-Natal Housing Minister Dumisani Makhaye, an ardent admirer of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe who believes the ANC and Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front should merge...

An NEC team, including Tony Yengeni, Dumisani Makhaye and at least two cabinet ministers, has been deployed to 'strengthen' the Eastern Cape leadership and to screen the province's nominations for elections at the national conference...


Sniping at the President

The arms deal has yet to tarnish him, although it could take down some party heavyweights, such as Chief Whip Tony Yengeni...


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