The Burning Platform brought to you by Nando’s is always bringing you the hottest in local affairs. This week Pauli van Wyk turns up the heat on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and how she is missing in action post her big loss in court. Bob Mugabe getting his wife Grace out of South Africa, KPMG’s integrity, the ANC disciplining their ‘disloyal’ MPs, and the mess that is Faith Muthambi.

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The Burning Platform, fired up by Nando’s, sees Justice Malala fan the flames of the parliamentary secret ballot discussion. The ANC won’t vote against the ANC, but there is more to it than this, as the numbers don’t help the opposition. The race to take over from Jacob Zuma as head of the ANC continues to divide, but will it create splinter groups worth worrying about?

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The stories of corruption and greed don’t rest, and neither does Justice Malala. Hot as ever on the Burning Platform brought to you by Nando’s, Justice talks about the levels of corruption exercised by Brian Molefe, the issues around Trillian Capital and how easily the dots join around key role players. Is there a light at the end of this dark tunnel which is the current state of affairs in South Africa? Well Justice is the man to reveal this, as well as comment on the mess that is Bathabile Dlamini and how South Africans are becoming prisoners of politics.

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Busisiwe Mkhwebane has an art Justice can only simply describe as ‘the flip-flop’. Following the SACP conference which President Zuma wasn’t invited to, Justice also explains how it was the perfect opportunity for Deputy President Ramaphosa to find his backbone. With the team involved, they also discuss death threats to Makhosi Khoza and her family, Baleka Mbete’s talk of biased judges, and robberies at the NPA.

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Justice Malala tried, but he couldn’t find anything positive to take away from the ANC’s policy conference. On the Burning Platform brought to you Nando’s he elaborates on this latest ANC disaster. The party’s problems are more apparent than ever, but there are no solutions in sight, nor any signs of Jacob Zuma being too worried about this.

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The ANC are having a policy conference… it may be boring, but Justice Malala puts the fire into the subject on the Burning Platform, brought to you by Nando’s. The party stalwarts seem against this conference, potentially creating fresh rifts within the ruling party. The process of claiming land in South Africa, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s failing presidential campaign, Jacob Zuma gatecrashing meetings to give boring speeches, and Dudu Myeni.

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The political climate is making it hard to operate in SA, Justice breaks down what this means for business and citizens alike. Busisiwe Mkhwebane has a lot on her mind. Why is she linked to a Holocaust denier? He also chronicles the actions of the public protector, as well as trying to figure out how President Zuma will respond to detractors in parliament. Find out why Justice believes the ANC is finding its backbone and his tribute to human rights lawyer Joel Joffe.

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Justice Malala gets the Burning Platform going with DA talk. Helen Zille apologised for the tweets, but what does the whole incident mean for the DA going forward. Are there two DAs? How will the ANC capitalise on this weakness in the opposition party? Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Ben Ngubane leaving burning ships in one week, and some good news that may lead to more around getting rid of corrupt individuals.

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It’s never a quiet week on the Burning Platform brought to you by Nando’s. Justice Malala gives you an idea about Jacob Zuma’s future and the presidential race outside of him. While the ANC look unsettled, the DA are in disarray but the EFF are cashing in with some straight talk. More from the Gupta mails, and even some British politics to round things off.

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Is this a chilled week in South African politics? When you have Justice Malala cutting to the chase, this is never the case. Jacob Zuma may still be in charge, but the heat is not off him as Justice points out recapping on the ANC NEC and other affairs linked to the embattled and directionless ruling party. The vast criminal enterprise around Jacob Zuma has never been more apparent, but where to from here?

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