• WATCH VIDEO: Hijacking in Moreleta Park

    Garsfontein police spokesperson Captain Ilze Jones said a man (29) was hijacked and robbed of personal belongings, including his watch and wallet, around 09:10. “The man was overpowered by three armed suspects in the centre’s basement parking,” said Jones. She said Garsfontein police station commander Colonel Solomons met with the centre’s management to establish a partnership so residents could be kept safe. “A pamphlet was created and distributed in the area to create awareness and ensure the safety of the community,” said Jones. The pamphlet stipulated that valuables should not be left in vehicles and, where possible, people should not park on pavements. Residents were also told to be vigilant

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  • Malema: Metro FM Awards 'corrupted by Mabala Noise'

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and the party’s national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi have taken to social media to criticise the Metro FM Awards that took place at the ICC in Durban on Saturday night. Malema criticised the event that he said was not the right platform to honour legendary musicians Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu, alleging that the awards were corrupted by Mabala Noise. “We love Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu,we need a proper event to honor them. Not this Mom Rubby’s shebeen called #MMA16 corrupted by Mabala noise,” he said. Malema’s comment comes after Mabala Noise artist Riky Rick’s rant during his acceptance speech in which he called the music that was being

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  • Home Affairs depart visits Sunnyside in PTA in support of non-nationals

    PRETORIA – Following violent protests in Pretoria on Friday, the Home Affairs department is visiting Sunnyside to assure non-nationals of government’s support. The department says South Africa has a progressive view on tolerance, and does not stand for last week’s events. The anti-immigrant march in the capital on Friday, spilled over into violent clashes between police protesters and non-nationals. Violence broke out during a march, with protesters trying to break into foreign-owned shops, claiming the shopkeepers were drug lords and stockpiling weapons. Contrary to Friday, today is taking on a healing approach with a visit to the Lighthouse Chapel Church where home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba

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  • South Africa to Become First African Country to Legalise Cannabis

    South Africa is a country of many firsts. The rainbow nation will soon become the first African country to legalise cannabis sativa popularly called marijuana. The country's Medicines Control Council (MCC) stated that it would soon publish its proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use. In what the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) considers a major achievement after championing the legalisation of cannabis through its late MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini who died of lung cancer in 2014, the same year he introduced a bill in Parliament seeking for the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, cannabis sativa, under the Medical Innovation Bill will soon be legalised, but only for medicinal purposes.

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  • uMlazi family murder horror

    Durban - uMlazi householders are in shock after gunmen stormed the Mzila home and shot four family members in the early hours on Saturday. According to a family member, they were woken by the front door being kicked in. Three men entered the house and demanded money and cellphones. They first shot her brother Zithulele Mzila, 33, who was sleeping in an outside bedroom then proceeded into the main house where they raped Hlengiwe, 30, then murdered her and her mother, Sibongile, 69, and her younger brother, Lungisani, 25. “One of the assailants ordered my cousin to take off all her clothes and then raped her, while the others were busy collecting the valuables around the house. “One of their neighbours

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  • Zimbabwe restricts DsTV payments

    Harare – Mobile money companies in Zimbabwe are no-longer accepting dollar payments for pay television platform, DsTV while some banks are also now restricting payments for the service. This comes as Zimbabwe has started to tighten the screws on “excessive” spending and use of scarce foreign currency. The country has introduced local bond notes after bank notes started to run out. Following stinging criticism on banks by the reserve bank, finance institutions have now started to limit payments for DsTV. Telecel Zimbabwe announced on Monday that it will stop accepting payments for DsTV using its Telecash mobile money platform. “Due to factors beyond our control, DsTV payments on Telecash will

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  • Reshuffle Catch-22: Would a Cabinet shake-up help Zuma or backfire against him?

    Brian Molefe would be gambling with his life if he took the oath as an ANC Member of Parliament on Thursday without getting the assurance directly from Zuma that he will be appointed as a minister. If Molefe learnt second hand of his imminent promotion, he might end up with a position he did not count on. Or, worse still, he might be cooling his heels at the Saxonwold shebeen for some time before he gets served. Nobody in the ANC appears to know what Zuma’s game plan is regarding the Cabinet reshuffle. Because Zuma does not make his decisions based on logic or in the interests of the country, speculation about what he will do is futile. Zuma is unlikely to fire non-performers and reward those

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  • Kepler should’ve spoken up earlier on the Cronje match-fixing saga

    Former South African cricket Test captain Kepler Wessels dropped a bombshell this week when he revealed Hansie Cronje was involved in match-fixing long before he admitted to taking bribes in 2000. During an open interview with Fox Sport’s Cricket Legends on Thursday, Wessels suggested Cronje, who went on to captain the national team, was involved in match-fixing before his own retirement in 1994. In 2000, Cronje admitted to taking bribes since 1996 from bookmakers to influence matches. As a result, he was banned for life. He died in a plane crash in 2002. Wessels went back to a triangular one-day international series involving themselves, Australia and Pakistan on the subcontinent 23 years ago,

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  • WATCH: All the Metro FM awards fashion

    See all the red carper fashion from the Metro FM awards here.

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  • WATCH: The 'lifeless' Babes Wodumo performance everybody is talking about

    Funds from a dollar bank account in the name of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace, a charity founded by Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh, flowed to Jammeh himself, not to foundation projects, according to bank records and interviews with a former charity official...

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  • Awkward: Faith Muthambi causes a bit of a stir at the Metro FM awards

    It was a very awkward moment when legendary singers Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu were honoured at the Metro FM awards. Communications minister Faith Muthambi presented the lifetime achievement award with radio presenter Wilson B Nkosi at the Metro Fm awards. It was quite an awkward moment for some, as Muthambi proceeded to shout into the microphone, asking guests to guess who had won the lifetime achievement award. Some members of the audience laughed at this, with co-presenter Nkosi stifling a laugh as well. The reaction on Twitter was funny, with many mocking Muthambi’s presentation. For more news your way, follow The Citizen on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • Evil muthi gang prey on shoppers

    Concerned eSikhaleni residents in KwaZulu-Natal believe an evil syndicate is making its rounds at the township’s mall and preying on innocent shoppers, Zululand Observer reports. It is believed a group of muthi practicing criminals are robbing shoppers of their belongings. A regular shopper claimed an elderly woman and her accomplices are using ‘black magic’ to lure people into their car and then rob them. ‘A young man comes and touches a victim from behind and disappears in the crowd. Soon after an old woman comes to the targeted person, telling them that the first guy has rubbed powerful muthi on them and that she can help,’ said the shopper. ‘She normally tells victims she is a sangoma and

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  • Nigeria: How Foreign Names Worsen Nigeria's Identity Crisis

    In most African cultures, a lot goes into the making of a name. There is a belief that a name says a lot about the roots, lineage, future, and in some cases, a person's destiny. The circumstances of birth and the impact such births have on the family are reflected in the newborn's given name. For instance, in the past, names were sometimes given to people based either on their striking resemblance with a family member or whether the death of a family member, especially that of a grandfather or grandmother, was recorded. Any child born after this is believed to be the reincarnation of the dead man or woman and named accordingly. There was no separating the African belief system from names. In

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  • Mabuza blames Motlanthe for ANC mess

    This is according to David “DD” Mabuza, the ANC  provincial chairman in Mpumalanga, who is in the running for the party’s top job. Speaking to the Sunday Times at his state house in Nelspruit, Mabuza said Motlanthe “broke the ANC tradition” of a deputy president awaiting  to be elected to high office,  allowing factionalism to deepen in the governing party. It was undesirable for a sitting president to be challenged while he had another office term to serve, said Mabuza. The ANC would not be facing a fierce and divisive leadership battle today had Motlanthe stayed on as Zuma’s deputy, he said.  “Yes, he [Motlanthe] created disorder. According to me, coming to this conference [the ANC elective

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  • Two of Free State's most wanted criminals killed

    At about 7.30am on Saturday morning, Kagisanong police were called to the scene of a murder near a primary school in phase two, Colonel Thandi Mbambo said. "On arrival there they found two male bodies, one with two gunshot wounds to the head and hand and the other one with a gunshot wound to the head and multiple stab wounds to the body. "Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased were part of a notorious gang and were on the police wanted list for a number of murders in [the] Mangaung [metro municipality] area," she said. Free State police commissioner Lt-Gen Lebeoana Tsumane said: “We believe that their death was related to gang violence, either between rival gangs and or between same gang members.

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  • Zimbabwe: Cowboy Hats, Cake and a Cooler Box

    First Lady Grace Mugabe led thousands of revellers in singing Happy Birthday to her visibly tired husband, Zimbabwe's longtime ruler Robert Mugabe on Saturday at a party to mark his 93rd birthday that was heavily criticised by the opposition. Here are some of the highlights of the party and Mugabe's speech: Row over cake provider Popular baker Lobels provided the main birthday cake, which, if previous years are anything to go by, weighed 93kg (one kg for every year of Mugabe's life). But news of the donation got some Zimbabweans hot under the collar, with calls for Lobels to be boycotted. Tweeted @ThisFlag1980, the official Twitter account of the protest movement started by pastor Evan Mawarire

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  • Leslie Sedibe sues Fifa for $5m

    JOHANNESBURG – Former South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Leslie Sedibe has served Fifa with a letter of demand for $5 million (R64.7 million) for defamation of character. According to the City Press, the letter was served to visiting Fifa president Gianni Infantino, who was in the country for a Fifa summit this week. Sedibe’s lawyer, David Swartz, said they sent a court sheriff to deliver the letter to Infantino at the Sandton Convention Centre on Monday. Swartz said they were also demanding Fifa to publicly and officially withdraw the report on Bafana Bafana match-fixing; withdraw the sanctions imposed on Sedibe; and release a media statement on the retraction of the report, at Fifa’s

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  • [OPINION] Sipho Pityana's open letter to Brian Molefe

    Under different circumstances, I would have been the first to congratulate you on your appointment as a member of South Africa’s Fifth Parliament, and your apparently pending ascension to a Cabinet post. But I cannot do so with a clear conscience. I have watched your rise to leadership roles with great admiration, respect and pride. In a society that is determinedly forging a non-racial society, your competence and excellence in the many spheres of leadership the nation afforded you, put paid the racist notion of equating blackness with mediocrity and under-performance. You were among those I encouraged many youth to look up to. In you I had a role model for many and a shining example of black

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  • IN PICTURES: xenophobic violence in Pretoria

    Against the backdrop of an anti-immigrant march in Pretoria, Ihsaan Haffejee photographed a clash between protesters and Somali immigrants in the west of the city on Friday. A group of protesters trying to displace immigrants were confronted by police as they attempted to enter a predominantly Somali neighbourhood in Pretoria West. Police separated the groups and released stun grenades and tear gas to disperse the crowds. Image: Ihsaan Haffejee via GroundUP This is the anti-immigrant group. They were apparently on their way to a widely advertised anti-immigrant march in Pretoria. Image: Ihsaan Haffejee via GroundUP The residents were however well organised … Image: Ihsaan Haffejee via GroundUP

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  • Sassa boss in hot water for defying minister

    Johannesburg - In the midst of a potential social grant crisis, the recently appointed chief executive of the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) is facing suspension for allegedly defying Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini. Chief executive Thokozani Magwaza allegedly wrote to SA Post Office (Sapo) chief Mark Barnes requesting that the struggling parastatal take over the distribution of social grants when the Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) contract expires next month. The Constitutional Court ruled in 2014 that the contract had been awarded irregularly. Magwaza, who was appointed in June last year, allegedly tried to withdraw the letter when Dlamini became aware of it. The letter was

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