• The Citizen

    Malema says ‘He banna!’ to pics of Lekota’s tiny ‘national congress’

    EFF president Julius Malema, his deputy Floyd Shivambu and many others on Twitter were taken aback at photographs posted by Congress of the People president Mosiuoa Lekota of the party’s supposed “national congress” - which looked more like a small team-building session for a minor start-up company in Midrand. Some on Twitter said they could only count 14 people. Shivambu and Malema reacted with disbelief that the gathering could be so humble and that Lekota could so proudly share photos of it. Lekota realised why he was getting these reactions and tried to qualify the photos by explaining that it was in fact just a meeting of his Congress National Committee, not a full-blown national congress.

  • AllAfrica.com

    Nigeria: D'Banj's Son Dies

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  • Independent Online

    PICS: Bonang Matheba and Thando Thabethe celebrate their birthdays in style

    Media queens Bonang Matheba and Thando Thabethe celebrated their birthdays at Joburg's Taboo nightclub on Sunday night, where everyone and their uncle showed up.  Thabethe turned 28 on 18 June, while Matheba turned 31 on Monday. And while both celebrities chose the same venue, they hosted separate parties. However, both ladies, who are Ciroc and Courvoisier ambassadors looked gorgeous.  Lorna Maseko, Boity Thulo, Maps Maponyane, Pearl Modiadie, Lorna Maseko and Ayanda Thabethe were just some of the celebrities who were spotted at the A-lister venue. Bonang and her dearest cousin, Pinky Girl A post shared by Taboo Sandton (@taboo_jhb) on Jun 23, 2018 at 4:24pm PDT A post shared by Taboo Sandton

  • BuzzFeed

    A White Woman Was Filmed Allegedly Calling The Cops On A Girl Selling Bottled Water On The Street

    Video footage shows the woman, dubbed #PermitPatty on social media, complaining about a girl "illegally selling water without a permit." A white woman was accused of calling the police on an 8-year-old nonwhite girl selling bottled water Friday on a sidewalk in San Francisco. The girl's mother posted a video of the encounter to Instagram on Saturday morning, in which she can be heard saying, "This woman don't want to let a little girl sell some water. She's calling the police on an 8-year-old little girl." The woman, identified by HuffPost as Alison Ettel, appears to be making a phone call. She ducks behind a low wall as the camera follows her, and then can be heard saying "illegally selling

  • Independent Online

    Please spare a thought for the children

    Ever wondered what it’s like to be a famous person in the age of social media? Or what it might be like to be close family of those whose lives total strangers take liberties with on social media platforms? I don’t really know how to approach this, but I find myself worrying a lot about family, especially children, at a time when the privacy curtain of people’s lives gets ripped apart by invisible attackers on social media platforms. My first thought is almost always the children. Then the elders. When an uncomfortable story breaks, I worry about all the old folks. We rural folk are answerable to entire clans, not just mom and dad. The confusion a report is likely to cause and all of the pain

  • Nigeria: Score Prediction - Nigeria 3

    The Argentina national football team has always given their Nigerian opponents the blues at FIFA World Cups. On Tuesday, however, the result must be different for Nigerians to progress. La Albiceleste of Argentina have met the Super Eagles of Nigeria four times, all in World Cup group stages and have won all four times. Though the margin of victory has always been very close - 2-1 in 1994, 1-0 in 2002, 1-0 in 2010 and 3-2 in 2014. Javier Mascherano says it is destiny giving Argentina another chance, the Eagles should make it an occasion of making Argentina history in Russia. Head to head 25 Jun 1994 Argentina 2 - 1 Nigeria FIFA World Cup 10 Jan 1995 Nigeria 0 - 0 Argentina FIFA Confederations

  • The Citizen

    Zuma believes the ANC is trying to expel him - source

    A story in the Sunday Times has confirmed the view among some in the ANC’s top decision-making structure between conferences, the national executive committee (NEC), that the repeated presence of former president Jacob Zuma in NEC meetings has seen “senior party leaders” accusing him of trying to “intimidate them”. Several ANC members who spoke anonymously to the paper said there was “widespread unhappiness” about Zuma attending NEC meetings. Thabo Mbeki reportedly never attended a meeting since he lost the presidency to Zuma in 2007, although all former ANC presidents are entitled to attend in their capacity as ex-officio NEC members. Reportedly, Zuma sits quietly in the meetings observing proceedings from start to finish, without saying a word.