• South Africa: Bitter Boy Who Shames His Father and His People

    President Zuma's son Edward is xenophobic and racist. Like the disgarceful Zulu King Zwelithini he supports, whose reckless utterances sparked the attacks on foreginers, Edward continues Cecil Rhodes' odious legacy of dividing Africans. It is quite overwhelming to see the grown son of the most powerful man in South Africa act like a child that grew up in a home without discipline or education. Today, we can say that Edward Zuma is xenophobic, even though he himself was born in Swaziland.

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  • Graeme Smith’s divorce gets messier

    Morgan Deane‚ estranged wife of former Proteas captain Graeme Smith‚ is accusing his mates of bullying her. The Irish singer took to Twitter – twice – this morning to hit out at his fellow Cricket South Africa teammates. There were further rumours that the former Proteas captain has formed a close relationship with blonde beauty Justine Haddon‚ a Cape Town businesswoman who owns a clothing boutique. Smith has denied the affair and sending Deane the “divorce” SMS.

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  • Africa's richest man Dangote plans to buy Arsenal

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Experts for and against king’s proposal - Politics | IOL News

    While King Goodwill Zwelithini’s proposal on how foreigners in areas under traditional leadership should be treated has been welcomed by a top criminologist, constitutional law experts say the plan will not fly. Professor Johan Burger, of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), said on Monday that the government should pay attention to the guidelines King Goodwill Zwelithini recently set out for foreigners in rural areas.

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  • Benni McCarthy robbed – report

    Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy was robbed at gunpoint in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on Tuesday, according to the website kickoff.com.

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  • South Africans Have Never Really Wanted Nigerians

    I had barely spent 10 minutes on South African soil when I knew that Nigerians were unwelcome. Arriving at the O R Tambo International Airport, an immigration officer irritatingly asked me how long I was staying, despite seeing clearly on my passport that I had a visa to stay up to 30 days.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobic Erruption, Diplomatic Farce and Goodluck Jonathan

    JUST when the number of days he has left in Abuja could be counted off one's fingers or reeled off without much thought, President Goodluck Jonathan finally did what any leader who is in control of his turf does: takes the hard decisions. The PS, Danjuma Sheni, allegedly recalled the Nigeria's High Commissioner to South Africa, or caused to be released statement to the effect that President Jonathan had recalled the country's High Commissioner to South Africa, without clearing from the president. What is known from the entire episode is that Ambassador Sheni was in the centre of what is now said to be the unauthorized recall of Nigeria's High commissioner to South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African immigrants in South Africa.

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  • ‘Drunk driving' wife charged after husband’s death

    A woman has been charged with drunken driving and culpable homicide after she crashed her car in Phoenix, KwaZulu-Natal, which resulted in the death of her husband. It is alleged 24-year-old Sabrina Sewsanker had crashed her car on the intersection of Redfern Drive and Roundfern Road on Sunday, April 26. Police reportedly found the vehicle on its roof, Phoenix Sun reported. On receiving medical treatment, it was allegedly discovered that Sabrina had been under the influence of alcohol.

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  • Mayweather open to Pacquiao rematch - Boxing

    EPA Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) throws a left against Manny Pacquiao during their welterweight unification championship boxing fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. New York - Floyd Mayweather added another wrinkle to the fallout of his fight against Manny Pacquiao by saying he would be open to a rematch after the Filipino southpaw recovers from shoulder surgery, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday. Mayweather has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract and has repeatedly said he intends to retire after a bout fight in September, although after Saturday's fight he told reporters that he is “human” and occasionally contradicts himself. “I will fight him in a year after his surgery,” Mayweather, who earned a unanimous decision over Pacquiao, told Smith in a text on Tuesday, according to ESPN.

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  • Lecturer suspended over racist SMS - Western Cape | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA A lecturer at Stellenbosch University has been suspended after an alleged racist incident. Student activist Sikhulekile Duma lodged a complaint against nuclear physics lecturer Dr Anton Stander after tracing the message. Duma, a sociology student and member of transformation activist group Open Stellenbosch, received the SMS on April 25. Duma approached the university’s ombudsman on April 30, requesting that Stander be suspended.

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  • Madonna: Don't kiss Drake even if he begs you

    Grammy-winning star Madonna has advised her fans against kissing Drake, even if he ''begs''. The 56-year-old singer-songwriter recently created controversy when she smooched with the 'Started From the Bottom' rapper at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California, and has warned fans against following her lead. The Grammy Award-winning star - who was previously married to actor Sean Penn and film director Guy Ritchie - was also asked whether Drake was a good kisser. Writing on Instagram, Drake - who appeared to be caught off guard by Madonna - said: ''Don't misinterpret my shock!!

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  • 14 Things The Avengers Want To Leave Hidden In The Past

    * "Somebody That I Used To Know" plays softly in the background. *

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  • Emmanuel Sithole alleged killers seeking plea bargain

    The men pictured moments before Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole was stabbed and killed in Alexandra last month, yesterday asked to enter into a plea agreement. The four men, all in their twenties, appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates’ Court on charges of murder and robbery. Mthinto Bhengu and Ayanda Sibiya – with legal aid representation – had abandoned an earlier bail application, while Sizwe Mngomezulu and Sifundi Mzimela – represented by a private attorney – pleaded not guilty. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Velekhaya Mgobhozi would not say if the state would enter into an agreement.

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  • Xenophobia today – genocide tomorrow? - Daily News | Opinion

    Independent Media Residents of Everest settlement, Springs, east of Johannesburg, march with sticks to chase out the foreigners in Gauteng last month. The dust is settling after the xenophobic fallout over the past weeks in South Africa. As South Africans, we must avoid the comfort zone of hiding our shame behind negative headlines elsewhere. What happened to experiences from the xenophobia of 2008, which captured headlines through the horror of a Mozambican being burnt alive?

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  • Huawei strikes gold with P8 phone - IOL SciTech

    Huawei is the biggest phone brand you may never have heard of, though that’s beginning to change. Two years ago it launched the Ascend P6 which was super-slim and aiming directly at the iPhone market, a phone which some would say the P6 resembled. Huawei’s handsets are priced much more keenly than Apple or Samsung products, however. Last year’s Ascend P7 was less of a statement but this week in London the company revealed its latest flagship, the P8.

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  • Charlize Theron: Sean Penn is the love of my life

    Charlize Theron has confessed she thinks Sean Penn is the love of her life and hinted she would give up her career for him.

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  • Nigeria: Many Freed Girls Malnourished or Pregnant

    Boko Haram, fleeing to a new hideout, has abandoned hundreds of women and girls in the Sambisa forest where the high school girls from Chibok were initially taken over one year ago. It is not certain, however, that the freed girls and women were part of the 200 plus kidnapped victims of Boko Haram, officials say. Over the past few weeks, Nigerian troops claim to have rescued about 1,000 women and girls. "Many of them told us that they have been hungry for days," said Sani Datti, spokesman for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency.

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  • Leonardo DiCaprio Flirts While Justin Bieber Dances Behind Him

    An unlikely friendship turned into a beautiful story.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Blame the Victim!

    Maybe President Zuma and his xenophobic countrymen are right, after all. Long before it became a continental problem, Nigeria's incoming president, General Muhammadu Buhari, foresaw the possibility of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians who 'check out' to seek better life. It soon became clear that, at that point in time, Nigerians were not prepared for change as there were reports of open-air inter-denominational prayer sessions where Nigerians reportedly supplicated God's intercession to rid them of the corrective regime. Three decades on, the fear of xenophobic attacks that bothered General Buhari has assumed a frightening dimension.

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