• Wanted: Killer Mphela

    Football authorities, critics and fans around the country are looking for former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs striker Katlego “Killer” Mphela. The 30-year-old Brits-born former Bafana Bafana striker was last spotted training with Polokwane City as his football future remains bleak. Killer has had no luck finding a home after being released by Amakhosi following a dismal campaign for the current league champions. Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung revealed that Mphela was released from the club after failing to attend a number of “important events.” Mphela vehemently denied this.

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  • Zuma's wife to be charged for poison plot: report

    City Press reports Ma Ntuli is under investigation by the National Prosecuting Authority after a plot to poison president Jacob Zuma was unveiled recently. Zuma's wife, Ma Ntuli was an alleged co-conspirator to the plot, which was said to be the brain child of a Kwa-Zulu Natal businessman and local and foreign nationals. Ma Ntuli has allegedly confessed to knowing about the poison plot. The Sunday Times broke the story of how Ma Ntuli was banned from Nkandla after Zuma and his aides caught wind of the plot.

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  • Nigeria: Military Arrests Boko Haram Commander, Rescues 178 People

    The Nigerian military announced on Sunday that it has arrested a Boko Haram commander. The army said the culprit was arrested in an operation by troops of 7 division along Aulari in Bama axis of Borno State. The "offensive operation" that led to the capture of the terrorist was done in collaboration with troops of 21 Brigade and elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, spokesperson of the division, Tukur Gusau, said in a statement. "Also, three Boko Haram flags were recovered while five motor cycles were burnt by the troops," Mr. Gusau said.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's 'simple' funeral

    The 22-year-old starlet was laid to rest on Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, and family friend Ellin LaVar - who was Bobbi Kristina's late mother Whitney Houston's hairstylist - described the private service as ''perfect, like her, small and delicate''. The service saw Tyler Perry, Bobbi's aunts Pat and Tina Houston, her best friends and middle school principal address the mourners, while her grandmother Cissy Houston, Donnie McClurkin and Cece Winans performed songs.

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  • Airport heist gang smashed

    The men were attacking an Angolan couple and their South African host moments after they arrived at the host's home in The Moot, north of Pretoria, from OR Tambo International Airport last night. A Nigerian diplomat, attending the African Union Summit, was similarly attacked two weeks ago. Gabriel Gundo was travelling from the airport to his Sandton hotel when he was attacked and robbed of $500 and R700 in cash by gunmen posing as Nigerian police officers. The Hawks are looking into whether the robbery was planned in advance or if Gundo's taxi was opportunistically followed from the airport.

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  • 'How I became an apartheid spy' - Olivia Forsyth's story

    Thibault Arcade housed a motley assortment of shops with which I would become familiar in the next few weeks - a bridal boutique that never seemed to have any customers, the lobby for a huge multistorey car park, a grotty-looking tea shop ... In the middle was a small diagonal passage that joined the arcade to another, Polly's Arcade, which ran parallel. Later I was to learn that half the secret service fraternity hung out here; it was a veritable who's who of the CIA, Security Branch, and British Intelligence. On a later occasion I was to sit there drinking coffee with Captain Vic McPherson, who took great pleasure in surreptitiously pointing out to me various interesting individuals, including the head of the CIA in South Africa. Surely the Security Branch was all cloak and dagger?

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  • Khune salary chopped - SundayWorld

    Sunday World authoritatively learnt that Khune, who earned a whopping R325000 per month last season, took at least a 20% salary cut to avoid being jobless. Chiefs team manager, Bobby Motaung, on Friday declined to comment on the club's decision to slash the footie's salary and referred us to club spokesman Vina Maphosa. Maphosa also declined to comment and said the club would announce details of Khune's contract at a press conference billed for tomorrow. "I'm not allowed to talk about that matter but all I can confirm now is that Khune's matter was settled today, and he will start training with the team on Sunday.

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  • Boko Haram Chief Recruiter Arrested - CameroonOnline.org

    Bana Fanaye also known as Mahamat Moustapha, said to be the mastermind of Boko Haram operations in Chad and northern Cameroon, has been arrested by authorities in Chad. Assorted weapons, as well as cell phone SIM cards for various countries, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger were recovered from his residence.

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  • Stay home, Malema tells EFF supporters

    Julius Malema startled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members when he told them to stop coming to court to support him during his corruption trial. “I appreciate that you have been with me and because the leaders of the EFF have abandoned their work to come and support me,” Malema told EFF members outside the High Court, sitting in Polokwane today. Judge Billy Mothle postponed the case because one of the accused Kagiso Dichabe is off sick. Malema told the EFF MPs that they were needed in parliament.

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  • Nzimande was in the Struggle - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Blade Nzimande's involvement in the Struggle can be delineated into two periods, before and after Shivambu and Malema were born, says the writer. In his humble way, Blade Nzimande has a proud history of contribution to our Struggle, says Alex Mashilo. Johannesburg - Far from the so-called disastrous assimilation of SACP cadres into the neo-liberal project, as Floyd Shivambu would like people to believe, it was the SACP that characterised the growth, employment and redistribution economic strategy and the political agenda that propelled it as “the 1996 Class Project”.

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  • Nkandla: Thuli blasts Nhleko’s report - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Public Protector Thuli Madonsela held a press briefing in Pretoria to talk about the parliamentary as hoc committee and the Nkandla saga. Durban - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has blasted a report by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Nkandla, saying it is unnecessary, has no legal basis and is riddled with mistakes. Responding to a set of questions from The Mercury, Madonsela stood by her own report on President Jacob Zuma’s controversial rural homestead. The “Secure in Comfort” report had found that Zuma had unduly benefited from the R246 million spent on non-security features at his home, and that he should pay back part of the money.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Exposed

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe could have played both puppet and puppeteer, in the Zanu PF debacle that resulted in the removal of then Vice-President Joice Mujuru while the same exposed his wife First Lady Grace as empty, a think tank has said. In a comprehensive paper released last week that looks at the events prior to and after the 2014 Zanu PF fall-out and the ruling party's emotive succession conundrum, the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) says Mugabe's "opaque and secretive style of governance" made it very difficult to determine whether he was playing his cards close to his chest, or in fact, not playing any cards at all. "Mugabe is singularly coy in accepting responsibility for decisions generally. "Most usually, when referring to his determinations, particularly if they are sensitive, Mugabe opts for the first person plural, rather than singular, even where the decision is clearly his and his alone.

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  • South Africa: Fuel Prices Effective From 5 August 2015

    The Department of Energy herewith informs the public about the fuel prices for August 2015. South Africa's fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors. All petroleum products prices will decrease with effect from the 5 August 2015. The decrease in the prices of all the petroleum products is due mainly to the drop in the crude oil prices during the period under review.

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  • Obama Visit to Kenya Cost U.S.$80 Million

    The cost for one week of accommodation for the 1,200 people accompanying Obama is estimated to have cost U.S.$2.5 million.

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  • Meek Mill sees himself in Jay Z - Gossip | Tonight

    REUTERS Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill perform at the 2015 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California on June 28, 2015. Meek Mill has compared himself and Nicki Minaj to Beyonce and Jay Z. The 28-year-old star has admitted he sees similarities between himself and Jay Z and believes rappers shouldn't have to always appear independent.

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  • Cape Town to boost traffic fine income - Western Cape | IOL News

    The City of Cape Town has intensified interventions to target “scofflaws” who dodge their traffic fines. This has resulted in traffic fine income increasing from just under R100 million in 2012/13 to more than R200 million in 2014/15, the city said in a statement on Sunday.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Announces Pregnancy And Opens Up About Past Miscarriages

    1. Earlier today, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook profile page that he and his wife Priscilla are expecting their first child, a baby girl. In the post, Zuckerberg also opens up about the couple’s three miscarriages. 2. “Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!” Zuckerberg writes. The 31-year-old Facebook founder and 30-year-old doctor have been married since 2012.

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  • ANC will fix immigration act - Mantashe

    "There is a lot about the [immigration] act that is good," Mantashe told Business Times on Friday. Mantashe was speaking in the wake of a minor public spat between Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, whose department is responsible for immigration, and his counterpart in tourism, Derek Hanekom. In an interview with Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday, Hanekom broke ranks and talked about the woeful effects the new immigration laws were having. The number of visitors to South Africa is drastically down (in the case of those from China, by 40% year on year), which cuts into tourism revenue (a major contributor to GDP) and puts much-needed jobs at risk.

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  • Nigeria: Over 250 Air France /Klm 250 Passengers Stranded in Nigeria

    No fewer than 250 passengers of Air France/KLM Airlines to Europe and other destinations were stranded at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Friday. A source, who spoke to Saturday Independent stated that they had been stranded for almost two days because the airline officials said the aircraft developed technical problem on Thursday. The source added that the airline after lodging the passengers in a hotel at Amuwo-Odofin Area of Lagos, abandoned the passengers there. As a result, the passengers are worried that they may not be flown to their destinations, as there had not been communication from the airline.

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