The shop is the Deligo Convenience Store and has now been brought to Mbombela.
Former ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa and daughter Tshepiso have now added a grocery store to their horde of other businesses.
The two opened the Deligo Convenience Store in Mbombela and said this was brought for the people of the city to experience shopping from the best store in town.
Deligo will be owned by Tshepiso’s company called Milviforce Puma N4 Nelspruit, specialising in fuel filling stations.
The shop is located at the Puma N4 garage, Mbombela.
Mathews and Pinky Phosa. PIC ShowMe.
Phosa at the opening of his daughter’s shop came and cut the ribbon and unveiled the commemorative plague.
Scores of people attended the launch of the Phosa family’s supermarket, including his wife Pinky, Tshepiso’s business partner Lewis Dippenaar, current and former beauty peagents winners, friends and admirers.
Patrons at the opening of the supermarket. PIC ShowMe.
Mathews Phosa and daughter Tshepiso Phosa. PIC ShowMe.
The launch saw whiskey, champagne and non-alcohol drinks being served while guests watched entertainers on the stage doing what they do best.
Later Phosa and daughter delivered speeches and thanked everyone for the support and promised to offer the best service in town.
“And when we discuss with comrades, they’ve been used in BGMs to disrupt BGMs which were not in the favour of either Mr Unity or comrade DD (Mabuza),” Phosa said.
“They are there, they are the private army, they are a disruptive private army,” he added.
But the ANC in Mpumalanga is not happy with these comments.
The Mpumalanga ANC says first of all Mabuza is protected by the South African Police Service – 24hrs a day – and can not therefore have a private army.
They say all that Phosa was saying during the exclusive interview with Mngambi was just Phosa trying to build his dying campaign to be ANC president.
The party also said Phosa lied on TV when he said that overall he has been nominated by over 400 Mpumalanga delegates.
“We plead with Mr Phosa not to drown in the extravagance of his uncontrollable ambition to be ANC President,” provincial spokeswoman Sasekani Manzini said, “and ultimately loose the tittle of being a comrade,” she said.
“Comrade DD Mabuza is a law abiding citizen, who will never encourage the unfortunate events shown in that video,” Manzini said.
Phosa is also criticised for manufacturing lies in order to “create a shadow of doubt on the credible organisational process the ANC in Mpumalanga conducted in the build up to the upcoming 54th national conference.
They say he was supposed to lodge his complains with the party disputes committee than with the media.
“To the best of our knowledge and as confirmed by the recently held provincial general council (PGC), no branch in the province nominated Mr Phosa for the position of President and these nominations he is referring to can only be created and live in his mind,” Manzini said.
“We want to assure members and supporters of the ANC that the process for the 54th national conference administered by the PEC was credible and free of violence and intimidation. The PEC and the dispute committee of the national executive committee, attended all disputes lodged consistent with the guidelines of the 54th national conference,” she said.
“We want the nomination process to be re-run because 35 branches lodged disputes and there was no report-back,” Malomane said.
On Friday, the ANC in Mpumalanga pronounced Unity for all the positions in the top 6 after this particular candidate received 223 nominations for the position of president against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s 117 and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s 123.
Though Dlamini-Zuma was announced as the winner for the nomination of president for her narrow defeat of Ramaphosa, provincial leader DD Mabuza said the province’s stance is Unity over any other contestant.
“Unity has won,” he said after the provincial general council had concluded at the Mbombela stadium on Friday evening.
Mandla Ndlovu, the ANC secretary, said it was fine if Phosa is taking them to court.
“It’s up to them. They can go to court and we’ll defend,” he said.
The matter concerns Branch General Meetings that were sitting to nominate leaders for the December congress.
ANC contender Mathews Phosa is currently not a happy man and he is not folding his arms about it.
He says he is taking the Mpumalanga ANC branches to headquarters to report what he says were “corrupt activities” during BGMs.
Phosa, a fierce rival of Mpumalanga ANC leader David Mabuza and who also doesn’t really enjoy support in the province, said what occurred during branch nomination meetings was shocking – intimidation and flouting of nomination processes.
“We request the NEC to intervene in Mpumalanga,” Phosa’s campaign organiser Ronnie Malomane told journalists in Mbombela.
He said more than 70% of Mpumalanga branches which sat for their BGMs in the past four weeks were not convened properly.
“Here, delegates who are elected in BGMs and who are having a different view from that of the REC and PEC of the ANC are being eliminated from the list and are replaced with people who are told who to vote for during the conference,” Malomane said during a press briefing a week ago.
He said in cases where people refused to nominate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma some found themselves being intimidated and even assaulted by members of the Practical Radical Economic Transformation (PRET).
He said a letter has already been written to party national secretary Gwede Mantashe to report Mpumalanga branch corrupt activities.
Phosa eyes the position of President of the ANC in December 2017’s national elective congress.
He has said more and more branches in the Eastern Cape were nominating for the position.
Phosa earlier this year had some branches in the Western Cape endorsing him to succeed outgoing president, Jacob Zuma when the party’s 54th national congress sits at the Nasrec Expo Centre, Soweto from 16-20 December 2017.
Mantashe confirmed complaints were received but said they were from “across the country” and he was dealing with them as they come.
A call alerting staff at lawyer Mathews Phosa’s law practice about a bomb planted inside the building has been discovered to be nothing but a hoax, the police said on Friday.
“The bomb specialists discovered a suspicious looking parcel inside the building after a thorough search. That parcel turned out to be an electric pressure plate placed in a box,” police spokesman Colonel Motsholi Bhembe said.
Police were called on Friday morning to the Du Toit-Smuts & Mathews Phosa Attorneys building in the Mbombela inner city after a call was made by four unknown people that there was bomb in the building.
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Bhembe said the box was thoroughly analysed but what was found was not a bomb.
“At the end, it turned out that the calls were nothing but a hoax,” he said.
He said a charge of bomb threat has been opened and called on the public to assist them with any information regarding the issue.