• Held for ransom after getting on taxi - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Felista Ndlovu, 29, a Zimbabwean living in South Africa says she was kidnapped after boarding a taxi at Beit Bridge. Johannesburg - She bursts into tears and shakes as she describes 25 hours of terror and beatings after being kidnapped and held for ransom. Felista Ndlovu, 29, a Zimbabwean living legally in South Africa, describes how when returning to South Africa after a visit to her family, she boarded a taxi at Beit Bridge on the South African side of the border. There were five other people in the taxi – a woman and four men.

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  • Senzo Meyiwa's parents know who killed their son

    Senzo Meyiwa's parents have revealed in an interview with Drum that they know who killed Senzo. Ntombifuthi and Sam Meyiwa say they know what really happened the night of Senzo's death and claim that it was not a robbery that took their son's life in Kelly Khumalo's childhood home. "If I were to give you the name of the killer, I would be arrested," said Ntombifuthi Meyiwa. According to previous reports the Meyiwas have hired private investigators from Magma Security to assist the police with the case.

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  • Germanwings flight: 400-600 pieces of human remains found in ‘murder-suicide’ crash

    The plane went down in a remote region of the French Alps on Tuesday morning killing everyone on board.

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  • White ignorance in a time when #RhodesMustFall - City Press

    As a white South African, watching reactions to #RhodesMustFall unfold is horrifying. For some reason, be it the design of our cities, the segregated character of our schools, the whiteness of universities or white economic power, us white people seem to think we are the majority and therefore, can dictate the terms of how things should be – white, of course.

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  • ‘Rhodes, Shaka don’t compare’ - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Gareth Cliff's blog on Rhodes and Shaka sparked a Twitter frenzy. Durban - A historian has criticised attempts to draw parallels between Cecil John Rhodes and King Shaka, saying the latter was driven by his desire to unify Africans. Cliff’s column came after the call by UCT students for the removal of Rhodes’s statue from their campus. On Thursday, the King George V statue at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus in Durban was defaced.

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  • Video of a drunk police officer goes viral

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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria in selection drama ahead of Bafana clash

    Nigeria assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has caused a stir in the Super Eagle’s camp by telling FA bosses that Stephen Keshi, and not him, was the one who selected the team that suffered a shock defeat at home to Uganda.

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  • Saudi air strikes rattle rand and JSE

    Rising tensions rose in the Middle East causes volatility in global markets, dragging down JSE and rand

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  • The king’s xenophobic statements are a disgrace - City Press

    South Africa is a democratic state. It is governed by the Constitution, domestic and international laws as well as declarations signed within the United Nations. It is reported that his majesty the king, Goodwill Zwelithini, made statements over the weekend in Pongola that foreigners should leave the country because they are the direct cause to immorality and unruliness. Let me start by saying that in the African culture the King is never wrong and should never apologise to anyone for statements made.

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  • EFF wins elections at VUT

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has won a landslide victory at the Vaal University of Technology. With a historic voter turnout of 4442, the EFF took all the 15 contested seats with its presidential candidate scoring 2389 against Sasco’s 1973: leading with 416 votes. Troy Mathebula is the new EFFSC presidential candidate, who received 2 389 votes to the 1 973 of the Sasco candidate. ANC Sasco has been deposed from an SRC leadership position it had won easily numerous times in recent years.

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  • De Kock in a ‘catch-22 situation’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The ongoing secrecy around Eugene de Kock’s parole conditions hints at an illegal deal with Correctional Services, Cope has said. “I’ve never seen such a parole,” Cope spokesman Dennis Bloem said. “I suspect that these people have made a deal with Eugene de Kock to say that he will come up and point out some of the other cases that have still not been solved. Bloem said there was speculation that De Kock did not in fact have the knowledge to resolve those cases.

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  • Video of 'drunk' police officer goes viral

    A video of a KwaZulu-Natal police officer who appears to be drunk has gone viral. The policeman, who was driving a white VW Polo with a Pinetown number plate, is believed to have almost caused an accident, Highway Mail reported. In the video, which was shared close to 17 000 times on Facebook, the motorist is seen confronting the police officer.

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  • Of mangoes, or not waiting for fruit of fraud to fall

    ON TUESDAY, we were treated to an illuminating lesson on how not to pick mangoes, by the president of the republic, no less. At a conference organised by the South African Local Government Association, President Jacob Zuma explained that placing your sack strategically underneath a mango tree filled with ripe, red, juicy mangoes — coincidentally, my favourite fruit — and waiting for the fruit to fall was not the best way to pick them. This attitude towards work, and picking mangoes, is certainly bearing fruit for our president and is already mimicked in all spheres of the government and society. This at a time when there is a war room — put in place by Zuma — under Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to deal with the ailing parastatal.

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  • Cape Town puts key municipal sites on the market - Business News | IOL Business

    The mayor of Cape Town on Friday announced the release onto the market of a number of key properties which were no longer required for municipal purposes. Among the properties to be disposed of are two high-value sites – Erf 171453, located in Lower Long Street in the Cape Town CBD, and Erf 5161 in Montague Gardens, located on Century Boulevard in Century City.

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  • Leave Tymon alone, says Clarkson - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    REUTERS Clarkson has told reporters outside his home in west London that none of what has happened is the fault of producer Oisin Tymon, the colleague he attacked, and that they should leave Tymon alone. London, England - Jeremy Clarkson has defended the co-worker he attacked in a fracas that led to his sacking by Britain's BBC. The outspoken presenter’s contract was not renewed after an internal BBC investigation found he physically attacked a “Top Gear” producer, Oisin Tymon, after a lengthy verbal tirade. Clarkson, 54, has yet to comment on the decision, but paused to defend Tymon when stopped by reporters outside his London home.

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  • Cassper accuses Kanye West of 'stealing' Kwaito

    Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter this week to voice his frustration about Kanye West stealing kwaito from South African artists. The world is doing Kwaito. “First it was Years and Years with a beat that sounds Exactly like Spikiri ‘s style and now this Wale record Kanye made with Ty Dollar?

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  • In jet's last moments, calm co-pilot ignores pleas to open cockpit

    Andreas Lubitz was breathing, steady and calm, in the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525. It was the only sound from within the cockpit that the voice recorder detected as Lubitz, the co-pilot, sent the plane into its descent. The sounds coming from outside the cockpit door on Tuesday were something else altogether: knocking and pleading from the commanding pilot that he be let in, then violent pounding on the door and finally passengers’ screams moments before the plane, carrying 150 people, slammed into a mountainside in the French Alps. The sound of Lubitz’s breathing indicated that he was conscious to the end, Brice Robin, the Marseille public prosecutor, said at a news conference.

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  • Tourists up against a Brics wall - The Star

    REUTERS Fewer travellers from the Brics nations are visiting South Africa thanks to strict visa rules. South Africa begged to be part of the club, but “draconian” visa regulations are turning away visitors from these emerging economies, says Peter Fabricius. Pretoria - It could be said that ministries of Home and Foreign Affairs are natural opposites. Foreign Affairs (or as we call it International Relations and Co-operation) goes out of its way, or should, to welcome foreigners into the country, for business, tourism, culture, education and a host of other forms of exchange.

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  • Malawi: Mutharika's Death Is Imminent, Man Declares Claiming He Has a Vision

    A social commentator has indicated that President Peter Mutharika has a few days to live and has ordered the country to be bracing for another state funeral soon. In a post to the liberal group My Malawi, My Views the man using the name of Vitumbiko Chihanga Kayira Mwenewenya indicated that Malawi will be having a state funeral soon as God was not happy with the rule of Mutharika which he labelled stupid. In further outbursts Mwenewenya used the social media space to allege that after his death Mutharika was to be committed to hell for being a homosexual.

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  • EFF, ANC take on farmer

    THE threat of eviction has united political foes ANC and EFF against a farmer in KwaZulu-Natal. A total of six families are facing possible eviction from a peach and livestock farm in Kokstad. Noel Fleming bought the farm last year. The matter has been reported to the department of rural development and land reform, but the farmer has apparently increased his efforts in intimidating the farm tenant s.

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