Union Buildings will get Mandela statue in December

A statue of Nelson Mandela will be unveiled at the Union Buildings by the end of the year, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.

This would be part of the marking of the building’s centenary.

Zuma was speaking in Houghton, … Read the rest

EFF accused of ‘hijacking’ Mooiplaas protest

EFFLogo1The Economic Freedom Fighters was accused of hijacking a march to the Union Buildings by residents of the Mooiplaas settlement, west of Pretoria, on Thursday.

“You are ruining our march. This is not a political party-led event,” said Emely Morongwe.… Read the rest

Shots fired at protesters at Union Buildings

Shots were fired at protesters at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Tuesday, police said.

“A shooting did take place at the Union Buildings where some people were injured,” said police spokesperson Tsekiso Mofokeng.

No further details were immediately available.… Read the rest

Red October march calls for end to black violence

Almost 600 Afrikaners marched on the Union Buildings on Thursday to protest white genocide. The Red October group released hundreds of red balloons to mark the day while calling for tolerance and warned against hate speech and racism.

The mostly … Read the rest