• 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.

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  • 23 Times Kelly Rowland Was So Gorgeous It Almost Hurt

    Somebody make this woman the face of their beauty company ASAP.

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  • Trevor Noah heading back to SA for tour

    Daily Show host Trevor Noah will be heading back to South Africa for his next tour NationWild, which will be featured on the Comedy Central International Comedy Festival next month. The annual comedy extravaganza will see African and international comedy stars together under one roof. Noah, fresh from his hosting duties at The Daily Show, will kick off the festival with gala performances of his upcoming SA tour, NationWild, at The Globe (26-28 November) at Silverstar Casino in Johannesburg. The festival starts November 26 and ends December, 5. “It’s always so much fun performing with this many amazing comedians and Comedy Central Africa has done an amazing job of putting on this world-class festival,”

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  • Three quit DA over Kohler Barnard furore - Politics | IOL News

    Cape Town - A DA proportional representative councillor has abandoned his Durbanville office and R35 000-a-month salary, with benefits, to defect to the ANC citing “systematic racism” which was highlighted when DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard shared a Facebook post calling for the resurrection of PW Botha. Cyril Mack, the PR councillor for Ward 67, was joined by his secretary Danny Bolton and his UWC student activist son Grant as they shed their blue DA T-shirts for yellow ones, to the delight of ANC provincial chairman Marius Fransman. The former DA members and councillor left their prominent positions within the party to become ordinary ANC members on Tuesday at the party’s offices in Sahara House

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  • A Photographer Went To North Korea To Prove That Female Beauty Is Everywhere

    “I was so curious to see North Korean women and to photograph them. I knew that they live in a different world, far away from global trends, and I wanted to observe how beauty evolved in this kind of environment,” she told BuzzFeed News.

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  • DJ Zinhle confirms Bonang wrecked her home with cheating AKA

    Taking to her blog, Zinhle Jiyane wrote an entry about how she found out that Matheba and AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes had hooked up behind her back for five months. This means AKA and Matheba carried on with their saucy dalliance while Jiyane was pregnant. Matheba was linked to D'Banj, and while dating him, she also juggled her affair with AKA. Jiyane wrote that because of all the media attention Matheba and AKA were receiving she felt it was time to come clean about their affair.  Bonang and AKA in Los Angeles - where their affair is said to have started. Image via Bonang's Instagram. "A week before our daughter was born, I found out about an affair between Kiernan (the father of my child)

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  • Nigeria: Alison-Madueke's UK Interrogation Continues, Husband Flies in Legal Team

    Following the arrest of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on allegations of bribery, corruption and money laundering, her interrogation continued yesterday at the Charing Cross Police Station, just as her husband, a former Chief of Naval Staff, Rear-Admiral Alison Madueke (rtd), has put together a legal team to defend his wife against the charges by the United Kingdom authorities. The former minister was arrested last Friday in London by the British National Crime Agency (NCA) alongside four other people, but was granted bail after over five hours of questioning. Even though the identities of the four other people arrested along with Mrs. Alison-Madueke

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  • Bafana trip over US transit visa hurdle

    THE South African Football Association (Safa) on Monday blamed their Central American hosts for their botched travel plans after Bafana Bafana were turned away at OR Tambo Airport on Sunday evening. There were red faces all around after Bafana were told they needed transit visas to be allowed to fly via the US on their way to Costa Rica. The national team was expected to board a flight to Atlanta and then connect to Costa Rica, where they will play an international friendly on Thursday and another against Honduras five days later. But Shakes Mashaba’s men left only on Monday morning and were forced to travel through Sao Paolo in Brazil to reach their destination, robbing them of half a day in

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  • Nigerian Army Arrests Alleged Boko Haram 'Financier'

    The suspect, Mohammed Maina, sells and supplies stimulants used by the insurgents. Nigeria:  Troops Arrest Boko Haram Financier, Destroy Terrorists Camps Daily Trust, 6 October 2015 The Nigerian army on Tuesday said troops on Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole in the north east arrested a suspected Boko Haram financier Mohammed Maina in Bama, Borno state. read more » (file photo). Nigeria:  Troops 'Arrest Boko Haram Financier' Premium Times, 6 October 2015 Nigerian troops have arrested a suspected financier of the extremist sect, Boko Haram, the army said Tuesday. read more »

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  • Cash gang cop out | The New Age Online

    Karabo Moloi Mystery surrounds the handling ofa case involving R78m confiscated at OR Tambo airport from five suspected Hawala gang members. Efforts to determine why the five en route to Dubai have not been charged for attempting to smuggle the money out of the country have hit a brick wall. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have claimed not to know what happened to the five men arrested at the OR Tambo International Airport in August. When asked where the men are and if they had been charged, SARS referred The New Age to SAPS who also said they did not know. “The necessary evidence together with the apprehended people were handed over to the

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  • Ramaphosa is not black: Malema

    Democratic US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's criticism of President Robert Mugabe's anti-gay address to the UN last week was above her pay grade, according to Zimbabwe's presidential spokesman.

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  • People Are Mad That Cosmo Called The Kardashians The "First Family"

    Technically speaking, the USA already has one of those...

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  • UK Court Seizes Cash From Former Nigerian Oil Minister

    Vanguard, 6 October 2015 Determined to press its case of money laundering against former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, the British government, yesterday, seized £27,000 from the ... read more » Vanguard, 5 October 2015 United Kingdom's National Crime Agency secured the seizure of the sum of £27,000 (N8,155,164.37) in the case involving the former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke ... read more » Vanguard, 4 October 2015 There were indications, yesterday, that a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, arrested and released in the United Kingdom, on Friday, on money laundering ... read more » Daily Trust, 2 October 2015 The arrest in London yesterday of former

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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  • Watch angry AKA walk out of interview when asked about Bonang affair

    Despite telling an interviewer that he is comfortable with controversy and thrives on it, an upset AKA, hurriedly walks away from a video interview after the reporter asks if he still denies he had an affair with media personality Bonang Matheba.

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  • 'Unruly' Nigerians say their president has a point | The New Age Online

    Last week Buhari, a straight-backed, straight-laced former army general, called for an end to the "hustle" that characterises life in Africa's leading economy -- which for many is part of its charm. "We must change our lawless habits, our attitude to public office and public trust," he said in a speech to mark 55 years of Nigeria as an independent nation last Thursday. "We must change our unruly behaviour in schools, hospitals, market places, motor parks (bus stations), on the roads, in homes and offices. Balogun market in the heart of Nigeria's financial capital, Lagos, is the definition of chaotic: market traders line the narrow street, loudly hawking their wares from under colourful umbrellas.

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  • Oscar Pistorius's family 'concerned' about parole delays

    Oscar Pistorius’s family has issued a statement that appears to express their anger and frustration. Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years Oscar Pistorius parole PRETORIA – Oscar Pistorius’s family has issued a statement that appears to express their anger and frustration at ongoing delays in the athlete’s release under correctional supervision suggesting he’s being treated unfairly.  The Correctional Services Department announced yesterday that the parole review board has set aside the decision to release the athlete and referred the matter back to the parole board.  Pistorius is serving a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day two

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  • Zimbabwe: Parly Wants One-Stop Beitbridge Border Post

    Parliament wants Government to attend to infrastructure shortages urgently and beef up staff at Beitbridge Border Post to expedite the process for establishing a one-stop border post. The parliamentary thematic committee on peace and security made the call after hearing oral evidence from border management officials recently, including those from the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and the Department of Immigration. The thematic committee members were in Beitbridge on a familiarisation tour recently. Committee chairperson Senator Damian Diamond Mumvuri said the inadequacy in infrastructure at the port of entry was the major bottleneck towards the implementation of the one-stop border post. He said

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  • History-maker Cristiano Ronaldo casts doubt on Real Madrid future

    Ronaldo equalled Raul's record of 323 goals for the Spanish giants in their 2-0 Champions League win over Malmo despite Raul playing over 400 games more for Los Blancos than the Portuguese star, who also passed 500 career goals on the night. Ronaldo has long been linked with a return to Manchester United, where he starred between 2003 and 2009 before a then world record 80 million euro ($90 million, £59 million) transfer to Madrid. A move to Paris Saint Germain or even a shock transfer to Major League Soccer in the United States have also been rumoured. "I am happy here, I want to win things here. I feel good, but as I have said millions of times no one knows what will happen in the future,"

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  • Zuma's former pilot sent to prison for murder

    Yesterday, the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg sentenced Ramolefi to 15 years in prison for murder. His crime: Stabbing the man who had an affair with his wife. In April 2013, Ramolefi, 50, and his wife were at a car wash in Midrand when he spotted Sibusiso Buthelezi, the man who had wooed his wife. Social worker Mosidi Sennelo, who was appointed by the defence to make recommendation for sentencing, compiled a report that painted a picture of a meek Ramolefi who was “greeted by a hot punch in his face” after Buthelezi tapped him on the shoulder. Acting in self-defence, the pilot pulled out a Swiss pocket knife and stabbed Buthelezi, Sennelo said. But Magistrate Gideon Scheidler snubbed

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