• Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled his lavish lifestyle, and that of Zuma's trusts.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender and admits contemplating suicide

    In his tell-all interview yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce Jenner confirmed he has undergone a gender transition to become a woman, admitting he contemplated suicide when things got bad eighteen months ago.

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  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia or Afrophobia in South Africa - It Is Just Convenient Amnesia

    All those years when South African freedom fighters crisscrossed the continent in search of support for the anti-apartheid struggle, they received only unstinting hospitality and solidarity. Have South Africans forgotten this? What do they teach their children about Africa? Growing up in Zimbabwe, I vividly remember listening to the soulful music of various South Africans on my grandmother's supersonic gramophone stereo.

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  • KZN cops arrest suspected drug dealers - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Two suspected drug dealers were arrested during a raid at an apartment in Sydenham, Durban, KwaZulu Natal police said on Saturday. “It is alleged that members were doing their crime prevention duties when they followed up information that led them to a flat,” police said in a statement.

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  • US actor falls in love with SA

    US film and television actor Texas Battle is the latest international star to turn South Africa into his happy hunting ground. Battle is taken by the culture, food and the weather in Cape Town - he is even learning to speak a bit of Xhosa. In our telephonic chat, Battle even tried to pronounce words such as umgqusho (samp and beans), which happens to be his favourite dish whenever he is here. Born in Houston, Texas, some 34 years ago, he features in Saf3, an international television drama series set to debut on e.tv tomorrow at 4pm.

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

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  • Malema gets a pop star welcome in uMlazi - Special Features | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema visited eMhlabeni squatter camp near uMlazi on Friday. Durban - Scores of EFF supporters welcomed their leader as they would a pop star at eMhlabeni informal settlement in uMlazi south of Durban. Clad in the party’s T-shirts, the crowd ululated, danced and sang revolutionary songs as Julius Malema, accompanied by the national spokesman, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, made his way on to the packed community sports field on Friday night.

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  • ‘Black Friday’ for SA shops in Malawi - Africa | IOL News

    AFP A South African holds a sign as she stands on the side od a road in Sandton, as xenophobic violence continued. Blantyre - There was an eerie atmosphere in Malawi’s major cities as South African-owned chain stores closed and tightened security amid calls by consumer rights groups for a boycott on what some people dubbed “Black Friday”. Shops like Pep Stores, Shoprite and Game remained closed in the commercial capital, Blantyre, the eastern city of Zomba, the capital, Lilongwe, and the northern city of Mzuzu. “We have Pep Stores and Shoprite here in Mzuzu – they are both closed and armed police are all over,” journalist Winnie Botha said from the northern city.

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  • Mozambique: Zuma Replies to a Letter From Mozambique Top Writer

    South African President Jacob Zuma has replied to the open letter which Mozambique's foremost writer, the novelist and poet Moa Couto, wrote to him last week, urging vigorous measures to end the wave of attacks against foreigners living in South Africa. Zuma said that he recalled the days when he lived in exile in Mozambique, and when Couto was a senior journalist on various of the Mozambican media, including AIM, and the daily paper “Noticias”. “I cannot forget the friendship that Mozambique accorded my comrades and to me personally. In fact Mozambique became my second home and it remains my home”, said Zuma.

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  • Nelson Mandela Bay buses worth R100m gather dust in ‘failed project’ - City Press

    Six years on and buses that were supposed to start the bus rapid transit system in Port Elizabeth are still gathering dust outside a fresh produce market. The 60 buses were acquired by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality in 2009 for R100 million as part of its integrated public transport system, but it has been plagued by problems and allegations of corruption. As a result, the buses remain idle, parked outside the fresh produce market in Motherwell outside Port Elizabeth. The buses were meant to diversify and improve the city’s transport system, but are now exposed to the elements all year round.

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  • Foreign national attacked in North West

    A Bangladeshi national was stabbed and robbed in Taung, North West police said on Saturday.

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  • Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • North Africa: Smuggling Gangs Treat African Migrants More Harshly

    Traffickers smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean are more likely to lock Africans -- including women and children -- into packed boat holds than Syrians and others from the Middle East, an official who interviewed survivors said on Friday. Itayi Viriri, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said shocking testimonies from migrants show that smugglers' treatment of sub-Saharan Africans is especially "inhumane and horrific". Middle Eastern nationals receive preferential treatment, apparently because they pay more, Viriri added. "The reality is that where there is a multiple-deck vessel those who pay less -- who usually are the sub-Saharan Africans -- are in the hold which is sometimes closed off.

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  • UK article calls migrants ‘cockroaches’ - World News | IOL News

    AFP New High Commissioner of the UN for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein of Jordan, said the article was an extreme example of anti-foreigner articles that frequently appeared in UK tabloids. London - The United Nations human rights chief on Friday called on Britain to tackle hate speech in the tabloid press after a columnist compared migrants to “cockroaches” and advocated using gunboats to stop them from coming to Europe. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the article was an extreme example of anti-foreigner articles that frequently appeared in UK tabloids, sapping compassion for people drowning in the Mediterranean in the desperate attempt to reach Europe.

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  • It took Modi minutes to help neighbouring Nepal after earthquake

    IT TOOK Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi less than 15 minutes to swing into action to help neighbouring Nepal, after the worst earthquake in 80 years killed at least 857 people in the landlocked Himalayan state. "News has come in about an earthquake in Nepal," Mr Modi tweeted soon after the quake. India dispatched a military plane and disaster management personnel to Nepal, air force spokesman SS Birdi said by phone. The swift response may ease pressure on Mr Modi as he battles criticism at home on inadequate compensation for crop damage after unseasonal rains and faces rehabilitation work following a cyclone last week that killed as many as 50 people in Bihar, one of India’s poorest states.

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  • We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

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  • Surfer loses leg in shark attack - World News | IOL News

    AP Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said. Sydney - Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said on Saturday. “The shark came in and bit his leg off and the guys helped him in and carried him up the cliff,” a witness told the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper. The badly injured surfer was rushed to local hospital and later flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital in critical condition.

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  • ‘Execution of Bali Nine imminent’ - World News | IOL News

    The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of “Bali Nine” drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was “imminent”. “Indonesian authorities today advised Australian consular officials that the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be scheduled imminently at Nusakambangan prison in central Java,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.

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