• Video of 'drunk' police officer goes viral

    A video of a KwaZulu-Natal police officer who appears to be drunk has gone viral. The policeman, who was driving a white VW Polo with a Pinetown number plate, is believed to have almost caused an accident, Highway Mail reported. In the video, which was shared close to 17 000 times on Facebook, the motorist is seen confronting the police officer.

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  • ‘Rhodes, Shaka don’t compare’ - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Gareth Cliff's blog on Rhodes and Shaka sparked a Twitter frenzy. Durban - A historian has criticised attempts to draw parallels between Cecil John Rhodes and King Shaka, saying the latter was driven by his desire to unify Africans. Cliff’s column came after the call by UCT students for the removal of Rhodes’s statue from their campus. On Thursday, the King George V statue at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus in Durban was defaced.

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  • The king’s xenophobic statements are a disgrace - City Press

    South Africa is a democratic state. It is governed by the Constitution, domestic and international laws as well as declarations signed within the United Nations. It is reported that his majesty the king, Goodwill Zwelithini, made statements over the weekend in Pongola that foreigners should leave the country because they are the direct cause to immorality and unruliness. Let me start by saying that in the African culture the King is never wrong and should never apologise to anyone for statements made.

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  • Germanwings flight: 400-600 pieces of human remains found in ‘murder-suicide’ crash

    The plane went down in a remote region of the French Alps on Tuesday morning killing everyone on board.

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  • Senzo Meyiwa's parents know who killed their son

    Senzo Meyiwa's parents have revealed in an interview with Drum that they know who killed Senzo. Ntombifuthi and Sam Meyiwa say they know what really happened the night of Senzo's death and claim that it was not a robbery that took their son's life in Kelly Khumalo's childhood home. "If I were to give you the name of the killer, I would be arrested," said Ntombifuthi Meyiwa. According to previous reports the Meyiwas have hired private investigators from Magma Security to assist the police with the case.

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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria in selection drama ahead of Bafana clash

    Nigeria assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has caused a stir in the Super Eagle’s camp by telling FA bosses that Stephen Keshi, and not him, was the one who selected the team that suffered a shock defeat at home to Uganda.

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  • Rooney, Kane on target in England stroll

    Wayne Rooney and debutant Harry Kane scored as England sank Lithuania 4-0 at Wembley on Friday to claim a fifth consecutive win in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship. Rooney’s early header took him to 47 England goals — two shy of Bobby Charlton’s record — and Tottenham Hotspur breakthrough star Kane netted with his second touch after coming on as a substitute to mark his first international appearance with a goal. Raheem Sterling also claimed his first goal in an England shirt, while Danny Welbeck capped a man-of-the-match performance with his sixth strike of the qualifying campaign.

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  • Nigerian army says it has destroyed Boko Haram headquarters

    The Nigerian military has been hunting down Boko Haram soldiers with the aim of destroying the terrorist group.

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  • Cassper accuses Kanye West of 'stealing' Kwaito

    Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter this week to voice his frustration about Kanye West stealing kwaito from South African artists. The world is doing Kwaito. “First it was Years and Years with a beat that sounds Exactly like Spikiri ‘s style and now this Wale record Kanye made with Ty Dollar?

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  • Video of a drunk police officer goes viral

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  • End Eskom’s monopoly, says DA - Business News | IOL Business

    REUTERS To add to Eskom's woes, workers at the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, embarked on a one-day strike earlier this week to protest at their poor living conditions while demanding higher pay. Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance has come up with several proposals to help solve the country’s electricity crisis, which include ending Eskom’s monopoly and moving the management of the power grid to a separate entity to allow more private players. “I think without fail this particular position paper that we’re putting forward takes place in a time where South Africa is experiencing not only load shedding, but as you can see, there’s turmoil in the Eskom executive,” DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said. “What is more critical in fact is that it has emerged that President Jacob Zuma himself instructed Mr Tsotsi to launch the inquiry (which) was then used subsequently to suspend the executives at Eskom.

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  • One monument cannot capture all country’s ills

    SOMETIMES students make it hard for anyone to believe they serve any purpose outside of vomiting in Rosebank alleys or hawking Fair Trade sugar sachets. In December 2010 a privileged student oik named Charlie Gilmour, the stepson of Pink Floyd guitarist Pete Gilmour, embarked on an LSD binge in London during a protest that saw him attack Prince Charles’s car and then violate the sacred Cenotaph by swinging from it. Desecrating anything with human faeces is one of the most contemptible forms of protest; in the context of the University of Cape Town debacle, it was worsened by the reality that staff — black staff — were left to sanitise the defiled statue of Cecil John Rhodes. This has taken two forms: first, the submissive response from the philosophically retarded university management and, second, from quarters of Independent News & Media, whose newspapers’ descent into mediocrity has been hastened by an editorial policy clearly supporting the students, entrenching this faux-persecution facade, inevitably accompanied by nonsensical subarguments demanding black professors for black students, all lined with an emphasis upon that vacuous term, "transformation".

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  • Held for ransom after getting on taxi - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Felista Ndlovu, 29, a Zimbabwean living in South Africa says she was kidnapped after boarding a taxi at Beit Bridge. Johannesburg - She bursts into tears and shakes as she describes 25 hours of terror and beatings after being kidnapped and held for ransom. Felista Ndlovu, 29, a Zimbabwean living legally in South Africa, describes how when returning to South Africa after a visit to her family, she boarded a taxi at Beit Bridge on the South African side of the border. There were five other people in the taxi – a woman and four men.

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  • In jet's last moments, calm co-pilot ignores pleas to open cockpit

    Andreas Lubitz was breathing, steady and calm, in the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525. It was the only sound from within the cockpit that the voice recorder detected as Lubitz, the co-pilot, sent the plane into its descent. The sounds coming from outside the cockpit door on Tuesday were something else altogether: knocking and pleading from the commanding pilot that he be let in, then violent pounding on the door and finally passengers’ screams moments before the plane, carrying 150 people, slammed into a mountainside in the French Alps. The sound of Lubitz’s breathing indicated that he was conscious to the end, Brice Robin, the Marseille public prosecutor, said at a news conference.

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  • Leave Tymon alone, says Clarkson - IOL Motoring Industry News | IOL.co.za

    REUTERS Clarkson has told reporters outside his home in west London that none of what has happened is the fault of producer Oisin Tymon, the colleague he attacked, and that they should leave Tymon alone. London, England - Jeremy Clarkson has defended the co-worker he attacked in a fracas that led to his sacking by Britain's BBC. The outspoken presenter’s contract was not renewed after an internal BBC investigation found he physically attacked a “Top Gear” producer, Oisin Tymon, after a lengthy verbal tirade. Clarkson, 54, has yet to comment on the decision, but paused to defend Tymon when stopped by reporters outside his London home.

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  • After Paul Walker's death, 'Furious 7' director drives film to finish

    When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film. Wan was in the midst of the punishing production of Furious 7, his first big-budget movie in Universal Pictures’ most lucrative and longest-running franchise Fast & Furious, when Paul Walker was killed in a car crash in Southern California during a break in November 2013. How the 38-year-old director and his cast and crew handled Walker’s demise promises to be one of the most talked about features in one of the year’s biggest films. After a halt in production, the crew began sifting through thousands of hours of shots of the 40-year-old Walker, not only from Furious 7, but also previous films in the car-studded saga.

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  • Zimbabwe: Govt Sinks Deeper in Fiscal Crisis

    GOVERNMENT is irretrievably sinking deeper into a fiscal crisis as Zimbabwe's tax base continues to shrink, while revenue collections dwindle at an alarming rate amid a severe liquidity crunch which has spawned low capacity utilisation, company closures and job loses. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said in his 2015 budget statement more than 55 000 people had been laid off and 4 600 companies closed since 2011. As a result, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has failed yet again to meet its target, with figures from January indicating a 14% revenue decline.

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  • Nigeria votes in tight presidential election

    From megacity Lagos and the oil hub of Port Harcourt in the south to Kano and Maiduguri in the restive north, polling stations opened at 07:00, to begin accreditation for voting proper from 12:30. The late arrival of election officials and materials delayed the process at some polling stations, where thousands of people had begun queueing from the early hours and some slept overnight, AFP reporters said. Jonathan, wearing his trademark fedora and black suit, stood at a polling station with his wife Patience and his mother in Utuoke, southern Bayelsa state, as officials sought to resolve the problem. APC candidate Muhammadu Buhari, turned up in a white robe with a traditional Muslim cap at a polling station in his hometown of Daura, in northern Katsina state and acknowledged that the accreditation process went smoothly.

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  • Close Cosby encounter no joke: Chelsea - Tonight News

    Chelsea Handler believes one small decision saved her from being one of Bill Cosby’s alleged rape victims. At like 3 o’clock in the afternoon, someone from the hotel came down and said ‘Oh, you know, Mr Cosby would really like to meet you up in his hotel suite’. “I forgot about it when all the stories about Bill Cosby came out,” Handler said.

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  • CIA shadow scares ideological dinosaurs

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