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General Siphiwe Nyanda (Gebuza)

Date of Birth: 22/05/1950
Place of Birth: Soweto


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MK vs JZ

General Siphiwe Nyanda was during the liberation struggle one of Jacob Zuma's closest confidants in the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC), Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), but has turned against him...


Suddenly, the nationalisation talk gets serious

Influential ‘African nationalists’ in the ANC, such as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Billy Masetlha (former head of the National Intelligence Agency), Tony Yengeni (head of ANC political education) and Siphiwe Nyanda (former head of the South African National Defence Force), also back the call for nationalisation...


Why Nyanda had to go

When President Jacob Zuma reshuffled his cabinet last month, he fired the powerful Communications Minister, General Siphiwe Nyanda...


Party unity trumps national reforms

Zuma also fired his incompetent former ally, the Communications Minister, General Siphiwe Nyanda, replacing him with Roy Padayachie, an ally from KwaZulu-Natal...


Battle of the plans

Some in the cabinet and the ANC, such as General Siphiwe Nyanda, the Communications Minister, want to copy Beijing’s tough stance against internal dissenters as well as its development model...


After the council, a reshuffle

Hard-line presidential allies such as the Communications Minister, General Siphiwe Nyanda, fear the erosion of the President’s authority...


President under pressure

Behind the scenes, Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda, one of Zuma’s closest allies, has supported Ngubane and Molefe...


Zuma’s first-term casualties

Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda, another of Zuma’s close allies, has been fighting with his Director General, Mamodupi Mohlala, who refused to sign off tenders going to supporters of the Minister...


Football fever, faction fever

One of his closest political allies, the Communications Minister and former army chief, General Siphiwe Nyanda, was demanding that the party discipline Zwelinzima Vavi, General Secretary of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) for criticising the ‘lifestyles’ and ‘business interests’ of some leading figures in the governing party...


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