WE’RE now well into the last quarter of the year and yet it feels as though we ushered it in just yesterday. I don’t know if it’s just me but there seems to be fewer and fewer hours in the day to get through everything that needs to be done.
For that very reason, we at DRUM will always ensure that you get all the news you need to know, when you need to know it.
Imagine the horror of your four-year-old child going missing and then, walking down the street two years later, you meet them with their new “mother”. That’s exactly what happened to Thabisa Dongolwane whose daughter was abducted by a seemingly desperate woman whose deceitful web of lies finally caught up with her. See our story on page 14.
Our beautiful and extremely talented cover girl Zonke – one of Mzansi’s best talents – let us into her life, sharing the reasons behind her decision to be a single mother and why she left the father of her baby and her record label.
I commend her for choosing to live the best life for her and her children, and having the courage to walk out of an unsatisfactory relationship – regardless of how ideal it seemed from the outside.
It’s that time again – the ANC nomination lists are open and with that starts the leadership race that will define the party’s next 100 years. That’s if the ANC has 100 years left in it, which it won’t if it continues in the same fashion we’ve seen in the past ten years of leadership contests, says author William Gumede on page 92.
He also reasserts the view held by many that the Nationalist government was not solely responsible for imposing apartheid; big business played a huge role too and has done little to remedy the situation apart from tokenism and public relations appointments.
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Until next week,