Barney Mthombothi, a columnist for the Sunday Times, is a former editor of the Financial Mail and the Kwazulu-Natal-based Sunday Tribune, and also headed SABC News earlier. He is respected as a political commentator.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | How Brics made a former champion of human rights into the ...

SA makes a cameo, and unflattering, appearance in Barack Obama's best-selling first volume of his presidential memoirs, 'A Promised Land', writes ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Brace yourself, Ace, life is about to get awfully lonely ...

Dear Ace, we've never met but I can identify with what you're about to go through. I've experienced it a couple of times, writes Barney Mthombothi.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Whoever replaces Mogoeng when he makes his welcome ...

There will be obvious sighs of relief in the more sober quarters of the government - and among some of his berobed colleagues - that chief justice ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Navel-gazing of leaders sees lofty ideals for Africa go ...

"In a stirring speech to the National Assembly exactly two decades ago, then president Thabo Mbeki seemed to speak for an entire continent of what he ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Outside courtrooms or in Nkandla, corruption is being ...

It is perhaps appropriate that all the miscreants, rogues and crooks should be beating a path to Nkandla, the small KwaZulu-Natal town that has ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Mkhwebane is guilty as hell, but will parliament have ...

The case against Busisiwe Mkhwebane is overwhelming. If it were a boxing match we'd be deploying a slew of cliches: she's on the ropes, she's out for ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Led by politicians who can't organise enough jabs because ...

It is astonishing that in the midst of the historic pandemic that is remorselessly mowing down lives and livelihoods, the ANC, instead of ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Lack of electoral consequences turns the pillars of our ...

It's quite ironic - and sad - that the South African democratic project seems to be coming a cropper despite the painstaking efforts made at the very ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | A windbag and a wimp point to the weakness in ANC leadership

Ordinarily one wouldn't waste breath on Panyaza Lesufi. Yet this windbag has somehow propelled himself on to the national stage. He'd hardly make it ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | The ANC has stolen more than our money, it has stolen our ...

It's hard to believe that the ANC now running rampant, stealing everything in sight, including funds for life-saving Covid relief and personal ...

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