• 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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  • 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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  • Minnie and Nonhle slam newspaper

    TV presenter and actress Minnie Dlamini could not contain her “disgust” over the reports published by Sunday Sun on 24 May. The TV personality took to Twitter to speak her mind about what she thinks of the paper. Sunday Sun is a prime example of #junkyardjournalism in SA: unethical, unprofessional and irresponsible.

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  • ‘Operation Fiela casts fear into foreigners’

    Doctors Without Borders said the remaining foreign nationals at refugee camps in KwaZulu-Natal are afraid of going back to their homes because of Operation Fiela. The camps were set up in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng to accommodate those displaced during xenophobic attacks last month. Doctors Without Borders Borrie la Grange said they are providing therapy to prepare people who will have to reintegrate into society. Last week, KwaZulu-Natal police said they've arrested over 12,000 people for crimes ranging from rape to theft thanks to Operation Fiela.

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  • Brazilian begs EU to take in SA whites

    The petition on the website www.change.org, had about 15000 signatures last night. It calls for the EU to allow white South Africans, Namibians and Zimbabweans to be given automatic European citizenship. Rodrigo de Campos, a Brazilian, is behind the campaign and his motivation is that "the white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions at the hands of the ANC government, the Economic Freedom Fighters and various individual anti-white aggressors. Neither the ANC nor the EFF could be reached for comment last night.

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  • ON THE WATER: Resistance to e-tolling is not about the money

    IT TOOK apartheid’s bullies a long time to learn that force will be met with force, that violence begets violence, and so on. Most citizens lived through apartheid’s endgame, especially those in the plush seats with their struggle credentials, which is why citizens may safely assume that their government knows it cannot serve the people by abusing them. At least, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should know it, but also in great part because he is a flyfisher, which by definition means he is a man of good character and superior intelligence, and possessed of goodwill towards his fellow citizens. Such an event (as related by Business Day columnist Allister Sparks) — in which Ramaphosa wielded the pliers and National Party negotiator Roelf Meyer was the beneficiary — became central to the myth of SA’s negotiated revolution.

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  • Kendall Jenner 'snubbed by Hollywood film-makers'

    US model Kendall Jenner was reportedly snubbed by movie producers at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Real players thank sacked Ancelotti - World Leagues

    AP Some of Real Madrid's key players have rallied around coach Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian was sacked for a season without major trophies. Madrid - Some of Real Madrid's key players have rallied around coach Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian was made the scapegoat for a season without major trophies and sacked. Top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo had already signalled his support for Ancelotti on Saturday, the Portugal forward saying he hoped to work with him again next season. President Florentino Perez decided, however, that “a new impetus” was needed and fired Ancelotti two years into a three-year contract.

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  • Calls grow for South Africa to ease border controls

    AFRICAN leaders’ calls for more open borders were echoed by researchers at a seminar held in Johannesburg on Thursday. The seminar followed a sitting of the Pan African parliament earlier this week, where Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta called for African countries to open up their borders and increase trade amongst each other.

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  • Kenny Kunene's book of dirt on Sophie Ndaba - SundayWorld

    According to the associate, who asked to remain anonymous on the basis of having business dealings with Kunene, the Sushi King wrote that he dated Ndaba but broke up with her because she was "toxic" to him. In the past, there was speculation that Ndaba was sleeping with Kunene's business partner Gayton McKenzie. Kunene's associate said he had also informed Ndaba about the coming kiss-and-tell tale from Kunene. When contacted for comment, Kunene said he was attending a funeral and promised to respond afterwards.

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  • Zahara's house on the line - SundayWorld

    The City of Johannesburg and Nedbank are said to be gunning for her plush house in Little Falls, west of Joburg, because of her alleged tardiness with payments. The award-winning songbird, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, was reportedly R35000 in arrears after defaulting for two months and the bank was planning to hand her account over to the repo men if she failed to settle the debt in the third month. The City of Johannesburg allegedly handed her account over to its lawyers because she was about R200000 in arrears for water and electricity. Zahara laughed off the allegations that her house is about to go under the hammer.

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  • Suspected hijacker kills himself - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Bonginkosi Ndlovu shot and killed himself before the police could arrest him for his alleged involvement in truck hijackings. Johannesburg - Police believe that they are closing in on hijacking syndicates operating in Soweto. On Monday morning, they arrested four suspects and the fifth man shot and killed himself before the police could make an arrest. Bonginkosi Ndlovu, 25, who is believed to have been part of a gang involved in hijackings trucks, shot and killed himself when he was cornered by police in a room he was renting in Emndeni, Soweto.

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  • EFF interrupts Zuma in National Assembly again

    MPs from the Economic Freedom Fighters protested silently but visibly as President Jacob Zuma tabled his budget vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Despite gasps from ANC benches, Zuma ignored the interruption from the defiant EFF MPs and continued with his speech. Earlier, EFF MP and spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had tried unsuccessfully to raise a “point of privilege” demanding that Zuma release the Farlam commission of inquiry report into the killing of at least 44 people during the 2012 upheaval in the platinum mining sector. Ndlozi insisted that Zuma release the report following a threat by injured miners and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union to take the President to court in a bid to force his hand.

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  • Pitso out for top players

    Pitso Mosimane has been provocative in response to reports linking Mamelodi Sundowns to several high-profile players who are out of contract at their equally high-profile clubs next month. "I don't know the exact words to use, but if we want to be different we can be different," Mosimane said.

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  • Trevor Noah 'surprised' by 'crafty' Sunday Times story

    Comedian Trevor Noah has reacted with surprise to a weekend report claiming one of his cousins from KwaZulu-Natal had been brutally killed. The Sunday Times reported on its front page that Noah’s 'alleged cousin' Cebisile Khoza’s badly burnt body was discovered in a sugar cane plantation near Wasbank. #awkward — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) May 24, 2015 The Sunday Times quotes Noah’s grandmother as saying she believes her family is cursed after the killing of Khoza, as two other women in her family have also recently been killed. It claimed that the family had not told Noah about his cousin's death.

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  • South Africa: Shocked EFF Wants to Go to Court Over Overalls

    The EFF is seeking legal advice after one of its members of the Free State provisional legislature, Willy Tshabalala, was ejected from a meeting on Thursday for wearing red overalls. MPL Tshabalala broke no law by wearing red overalls, what the party called "workers' attire", the EFF's Free State chairperson Kgotso Morapela said on Friday.

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  • Nigeria: Fuel Scarcity Bites

    Nigeria is facing a full-blown national crisis as virtually all sectors of the economy has grounded to a halt as the fuel scarcity bites harder across the country. As the economy races to breakdown, the Nigerian government appears helpless, with President Goodluck Jonathan merely counting days to hand over the problem to the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. From the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to the 36 states of the federation, reports are that virtually all public and private institutions have shut down in the face of shortage of fuel to maintain normal businesses. For most part of last week, several airline operators announced plans to significantly alter their normal flight schedules, blaming it on their inability to get aviation fuel for their aircraft.

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  • Post office, Telkom, Eskom becoming obsolete

    TWENTY years ago, it was unthinkable that SA could manage without efficient service from the post office, Telkom and Eskom. Today, the post office hardly matters in economic terms. Management’s unwillingness to curb widespread theft meant that parcel delivery has been increasingly replaced by private couriers. As a result, the four-month post office strike last year scarcely registered on the economic radar.

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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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  • Chris Brown doesn't want Karrueche Tran dating anyone else

    The 27-year-old model got the attention of her ex-boyfriend after Tyson Beckford posted a selfie of the pair together. A source shared: "He basically told Karrueche that it makes him look like a fool and less of a man when she’s out partying with other men. Another insider added to HollywoodLife.com: "This is one of those crazy and over-the-top incidents that Karrueche's shaking her head over. The only drama Karrueche wants in her life are the scripts she has to read for a role.

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