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 | Glugging his vodka, Mbalula was loath to ask Putin about ...

Why is it that a dissident dies whenever SA shares a stage with the Russians? asks Barney Mthombothi.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Why are we sending our troops to fight — and die — in other ...

The government has not been open with the public on why it is necessary to send South African troops to trouble spots outside the country, writes ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Don’t emigrate – stay and fight for the change this country ...

Through emigration, the country is losing its most valuable assets, people that, as a developing economy, it can’t afford to lose, writes Barney ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | The ANC’s election strategy in two words: Jacob Zuma

Slowly the ANC’s election strategy is beginning to emerge. It’s very simple. It will revolve around one man: Jacob Zuma, writes Barney Mthombothi.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Auction of Mandela's personal items is disgraceful

As someone with a doctorate in anthropology, Makaziwe should surely understand the value and importance of the artefacts of such an iconic figure to ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | With the ANC’s blood in the water, political sharks are in ...

Ramaphosa has decided, like Zuma before him, to put the interests of his party ahead of those of the country. But unlike Zuma, he's turned out to ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Despite charges of hypocrisy, SA has been courageous in ...

Hopefully, with time, the verbal jousting may eventually drown out the guns of war, writes Barney Mthombothi.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Things to do this year: get rid of the cause of our ...

In 30 years, the party has single-handedly taken us from dream to nightmare. It’s enough already, writes Barney Mthombothi.

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Take a royal feud, add a dose of Zuma treachery, and KZN ...

KwaZulu-Natal, a province blessed with reckless leadership — and which can be a tinderbox at the best of times — has had some awkward curveballs ...

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | The ANC has given democracy a bad name, but it's still the ...

The proliferation of new parties is a good sign, and we need all hands on deck, writes Barney Mthombothi