• Mugabe sued over Hong Kong haven

    The house already proved controversial after President Robert Mugabe's wife and his daughter, Bona, were found to be living there while studying in Hong Kong. Asked how they could afford the expensive property, the Mugabes claimed it belonged to the Zimbabwean government and their daughter had been "borrowing it". Mugabe has subsequently claimed the original purchase of the flat was part of a "secret government project". Expensive lawyers from Hong Kong and South Africa have been hired for the dispute, which is due to go to mediation this week.

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  • New SA visa regulations have airlines in a frenzy

    International airline Virgin Atlantic says it expects to have to turn some foreign passengers away at airports when new regulations come in on Monday, and that airlines are going to suffer financially as a result. From next week, people travelling in and out of South Africa will be required to have unabridged birth certificates for the children travelling with them, and to have affidavits from parents if they're not with the children. The travel industry has strongly criticised the plans, but Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has promised they will be implemented this time around. Virgin Atlantic country manager Liezl Gericke says they're still battling to explain these rules to international markets.

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  • Hi, Minister, this is your boss speaking - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF leader Julius Malema and DA leader Mmusi Maimane are among the politicians whose cellphone numbers have been made public. The list includes the contact details of ANC heavyweights Gwede Mantashe and Zweli Mkhize, DA Leader Mmusi Maimane, EFF president Julius Malema, NFP president Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi and IFP stalwarts Narend Singh and Blessed Gwala.

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  • Another raunchy video arrest? - Connect

    Remember Kansiime's rauchy video that could possibly land her a 10 year sentence? Well, she won't be the only one jailed for shaking her junk in front of the camera.

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  • I regret dating 'creatures' like Sophie Ndaba and Zama Ngcobo: Kenny Kunene

    Kenny Kunene has revealed how he regrets dating celebs like Sophie “Queen” Ndaba and radio personality Zama Ngcobo, claiming that “they became different creatures.”

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  • Man offers lobola for Obama's 16-year-old daughter

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  • Support grows for SA whites to return to Europe idea - Daily News | News

    The man behind a controversial but popular petition calling on the European Commission to allow South African whites to “return” to the continent, considers himself a Good Samaritan helping to save them from “total ethnic cleansing”.

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  • South Africa: Helen Zille Rescues Lost German Tourists

    In what can only be described as a James Bond 007-like rescue operation, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and her journalist accomplice saved two German tourists, from sleeping on the streets of Cape Town. The rescue mission started off with Netwerk24 reporter, Marelize Barnard, offering to assist the two lost German tourists in a supermarket in Buitengracht street after dark on Friday 22 May. The tourists, Mr Lee and Mrs Kim, were not only completely lost in translation - since they did not speak a word of English - but also completely lost, geographically speaking. After attempting to find their mystery hotel by driving to various popular hotels in the vicinity, Barnard decided to call for backup. Barnard, who speaks no German, frantically scrolled through her contact list on her cellphone in search of someone with at least some comprehension of the German language.

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  • Nigeria: Killed Boko Haram Commander Found With Thousands of Euro

    The Nigerian Army found thousands of Euro on the body of a killed terrorist commander, as the Defence Headquarters claimed the army recorded more gains in the ongoing onslaught to wipe out Boko Haram terrorists from Nigerian territory, when it repelled an attack on Dikwa, Borno State, in the North-East. The casualties included a high-ranking terrorist commander, who was suspected to be a foreigner, and about 30 other Boko Haram fighters. In a statement released on Monday, the Defense Headquarters, through the Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said the Army routed a wave of terrorists in shootout in their bid to attack a border settlement. Olukolade said, "Thousands of the Euro currency was found on the body of a terrorist commander after troops successfully repelled a terrorist on Mafa, towards the border.

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  • Nigeria: New Nigerian Law Outlaws Female Circumcision, Forceful Ejection of Widows

    President Goodluck Jonathan has signed two bills recently passed by the National Assembly into law, one of which prohibits female circumcision. The new Acts are the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 and the Immigration Act, 2015. Spokesman for the President, Reuben Abati, confirmed the development to reporters in Abuja on Monday. The Senate had on May 4 passed the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015, into law.

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  • EFF slams ANC's silence in Matome's death

    The ANC refused to give even a single comment on Matome Hlabioa’s death just because he left the party to join the EFF, EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema said. “They forget they are sitting in the Frans Mohlala House built by his money,” Malema said while addressing mourners who attended the funeral of the Limpopo tycoon, Matome Hlabioa, who was buried in Thohoyandou on Saturday, Capricorn Review reported.

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  • Nigeria: Why Keshi Dropped Mikel, Emenike From Eagles Squad

    Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi, has invited 15 foreign-based players for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match against Chad on June 8. However, the list does not include regulars like John Mikel Obi and Emmanuel Emenike.

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  • South Africans don't need to use force to address xenophobia: Motlanthe

    Mr Motlanthe told this to delegates while speaking during a Pan African Youth debate at Rhodes University on Monday. Hundreds of foreign nationals‚ most of whom are believed to be asylum seekers and refugees‚ have been detained during the raids‚ as well as a trickle of South Africans. Mr Motlanthe‚ who has kept a low profile since he was defeated by President Jacob Zuma at the African National Congress' (ANC) elective conference in Mangaung in 2012‚ called for an end to discrimination on the basis of race and nationality.

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  • Russia slams 'illegal' use of US law in FIFA probe

    "Without going into the details of the accusations... this is clearly another case of illegal exterritorial use of US law," said a statement on the website of the Russian foreign ministry. "We hope that this will not in any way be used to cast a shadow on the international football organisation as a whole and its decisions. Swiss police detained several FIFA leaders in a dawn raid as part of a twin corruption inquiry that rocked world football's governing body two days before its leader Sepp Blatter seeks a new term. The investigation plans to question 10 members of the FIFA executive committee who took part in the 2010 vote awarding the World Cups to Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022.

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  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Anger At Mugabe's U.S $30 Million Kaukonde Debt

    ZANU PF leaders were falling over each other Tuesday, expressing anger on behalf of their 91-year-old leader. The source of the outrage was a report by a local daily claiming Mugabe last week admitted to politburo colleagues that he owes expelled former Zanu PF Mashonaland East chairman Ray Kaukonde about $30 million. According to the report, Mugabe said he would finally repay the sum, having ignored the obligation for years. The veteran leader was said to have opened up as Kaukonde and several other party heavies became the latest casualties of a purge targeting alleged allies of former vice president Joice Mujuru.

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  • Some of our kings seem more equal than others

    Every year there is an outcry when King Zwelithini's budget is announced. The recent crowning of King Zwelonke Sigcawu has opened debate on the funding of our kings and chiefs. South Africa has seven kingdoms and all get funding from the state. With our leaders afraid to open the debate around Zwelithini's budget and the rising costs of his upkeep, we should not be faulted when we call for a debate on how we fund our monarchs.

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  • Chris in child support war over Royalty - IOL Tonight

    EPA/JIMMY MORRIS Chris Brown, with daughter Royalty, arrives for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on 17 May 2015. Chris Brown and Nia Amey are reportedly at war over child support. The 'Loyal' hitmaker - who it was revealed earlier this year had fathered a child with Nia - had been paying her $2 500 a month in child support but stopped the payments in March.

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  • Mourinho pokes fun at rivals | The New Age Online

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his Premier League winning players have not been given the credit they deserve and took time to make fun of the teams that finished below them on Tuesday. The 52-year-old Portuguese -- whose side finished the season eight points clear of 2014 champions Manchester City -- used the end of season Chelsea dinner to use a convoluted story to poke fun at City, Arsenal, who finished third, and fourth-placed Manchester United. To a backdrop of a graphic showing a pitch with two goals he addressed first of all Louis van Gaal-managed United -- the 'plain red shirted team' -- saying they would have preferred to play without goals. "That team plays really well and the ball goes and goes and goes and the quality of the ball possession is really beautiful, but no goals," said Mourinho.

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  • Department launches awards to ‘honour and recognise migrants’

    XENOPHOBIA was forgotten, if only for just one evening, at the Department of Home Affairs’ inaugural Mkhaya Migrant Awards on Monday. The ceremony took place at Gallagher Estate, with Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba opening his speech with "Africa must unite!" a phrase associated with Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of independent Ghana. Coming weeks after a fresh wave of attacks on foreign migrants, mainly in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, the awards are the latest attempt at creating an atmosphere of acceptance for migrants.

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  • South Africa: Jayde's Husband 'Plotted Killing for Months'

    Much loved school teacher Jayde Panayiotou spent the last eight months of her life living with a man who allegedly was plotting to have her killed. On Wednesday last week the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court heard how Christopher Panayiotou had approached an employee, who worked for him as a bouncer at his Infinity Club in Algoa Park, as early as September last year to hire a hitman. Panayiotou' 28' faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder, murder' kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances and defeating the ends of justice. Thando Siyoli' 31' and Sizwezakhe Vumazonke' 30' are Panayiotou's co-accused.

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