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 Jimmy   Manyi  was re-elected as president of the BMF. Pic: MARIANNE SCHWANKHART. 08/10/2009. © The Times.
Guptas sell The New Age and ANN7 to Manyi

The Guptas have agreed to sell their shares in The New Age newspaper and ANN7 channel to Lodidox‚ ow.

Madikizela-Mandela doing fine MEC says

By S’duduzo Dludla | 2016-07-04 15:26:58.0

Gauteng MEC Paul Mashatile has allayed concerns about Winnie Madikizela- Mandela’s health.

Mashatile paid a courtesy visit to the African National Congress stalwart’s home in Soweto on Monday.

“Mama is very well. She is very happy that we came. I thought seeing as that I had a break from campaigning I’d come see her‚” Mashatile said.

 Mashatile said Madikizela- Mandela was a source of strength and the mother of the movement.

 “After this visit I will feel stronger on the ground as I continue with the campaigning‚” Mashatile said.

 Although the media had been invited for a photo opportunity of Madikizela-Mandela‚ due to her health she was unable to come outside and meet the press.

 Even the presence of Mashatile and his two-car convoy did not disturb the quiet street. The only buzz outside Madikizela-Mandela’s house came from passing tourists and journalists.

 Colin Mtilani‚ one of the security guards said the house was usually busy with visits from ANC officials.

Mashatile said Madikizela-Mandela was sad she could not be part of the campaign process for the upcoming local government elections.