• 50 Cent's family left 'traumatised' by his manhood

    During his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the rapper said his aunt was left fuming, because he had not warned her about the scene - where his former jailbird character Kanan is seen pleasuring himself - before she tuned in for the episode. Pastor Mboro defends his new R2 million BMW: 'God is rewarding me'  "My aunt sees the show, and she's like, 'I'm traumatised!'" he quipped. "'She texted me like, 'What the f***? Why didn't you tell me?'" 50 Cent explained that he was aware his manhood was going to play some role on the scene but pleaded ignorance when it came to how big it ended up being. Winnie Ntshaba wages war on fake 'Julius is a Grigamba' comments  "I knew it was there, but in the original

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  • DA Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba to sell Pikitup

    The new DA mayor, Herman Mashaba, might remove these mugshots of his bruised enemies. Or he might retain them as a motivational tool. But he has far tougher calls to make. During an interview with Sunday Times on Day Two of his new life, he's in a jubilant mood, and not above gloating. "The critics wrote me off from day one. Nobody gave me a chance. Where am I sitting right now? Here I am." The critics won't back off, however. The ANC will obstruct him in any way they can. The EFF will gouge concessions on every budget, every bylaw. "Die poppe sal dans [The fat will be in the fire]," warned EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi this week, if they think DA policies betray the black poor. Analysts will

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Panics As Soldiers Rampage

    Uniformed soldiers on Friday night emptied Harare's night clubs and ruthlessly attacked people on the streets after police triggered violent protests in the capital earlier in the day as President Robert Mugabe's government fought to suppress dissent against his rule. Zimbabwe's 18 opposition parties including former vice-president Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First and MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai had obtained a High Court order barring police from interfering with their intended demonstration. The parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) and Coalition for Democrats wanted to protest against unfair electoral laws and systems, but were violently blocked by the police; minutes after the High Court had okayed the event.

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  • Urgent medicine recall in South Africa

    The potentially life-threatening labelling error led this week to the recall of at least 60 000 bottles of the generic drug‚ distributed mainly in the Western Cape. A pharmacist there raised the alarm last month after discovering that a container of Mylan Oxybutynin 5mg 100’s tablets — used to treat urinary incontinence and urgency — actually contained Mylan Indapamide 2.5mg 30’s. Indapmide is given to patients suffering from hypertension. The mix-up at Mylan's packaging plant in Germiston means patients who are not hypertensive are taking pills that drop their blood pressure. Not only could the wrong medication lead to them urinating more‚ rather than less‚ it could also lead to nausea and dizziness.

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  • Thabo Mbeki's full letter on Zuma, Nkandla and the Constitutional Court

    The Big Read: Zuma acts the chief, scorns our rule of law The court ruled that Zuma had failed to uphold the Constitution by ignoring orders from the Public Protector that he repay some of the $16 million in state funds spent to renovate his residence at Nkandla. No duty to defend JZ, says Gwede Here is former President Thabo Mbeki's full letter on the issue: On 31 March, 2016, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng conveyed the unanimous decision of the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) in the matter of “Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others; Democratic Alliance v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others [2016] ZACC 11.” This decision has evoked much understandable

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  • Makhenkesi Stofile's dying wish: keep Zuma away

    The Sunday Times has learnt from several sources in the Eastern Cape and national governments that Zuma pulled out of the official programme for the service after being repeatedly told by family representatives that Stofile had not wanted him to speak at his funeral. It is understood that Stofile made his last wish a few weeks before he died as he had always been aware that he would be granted an official funeral and protocol required Zuma to address it as head of government. His family forced Zuma to pull out by putting together a list of powerful ANC figures opposed to his leadership, such as Trevor Manuel, Kgalema Motlanthe and Sipho Pityana - and insisted he would speak only after they had

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  • Scorpions raid highest office in the land

    While all eyes were on former deputy president Jacob Zuma's Johannesburg home on Thursday, about 60km away the highest executive office in the land was also being raided by the elite Scorpions unit. In an unprecedented move the Scorpions swooped on the Union Buildings in Pretoria, as well as the Tuynhuys office in Cape Town. In Pretoria they occupied a large part of the second floor, in which most of Zuma's former offices and staff were based. Among the offices targeted was that of Zuma's former spokesperson, Lakela Kaunda, who continues to be employed in the office under new Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. By 8pm, the Scorpions had yet to complete their search at the Union Buildings

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  • Not so bright and beautiful for DA

    The DA could be tempted to rewrite Cecil Frances Alexander’s All Things Bright and Beautiful. With Trollip in the Bay, Joburg in the bag, Mogale City under Lynn Pannell, Bongani Baloyi in Midvaal, Cape Town under Patricia de Lille with Helen Zille at the helm of the Western Cape, things look bright and beautiful for the DA. The jury is still out as to whether the party succeeded because of, or in spite of, its strategy. The DA couldn’t care about that, at least for now. In a rapidly urbanising country, whose wealth resides in its cities, the DA’s urban creep is remarkable, albeit imperfect and incomplete. And yet the DA’s lyrical recital of All Things Bright and Beautiful could be rudely interrupted

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  • What will Zuma do: What does turning tide mean for Yesterday’s Man?

    Had it not been revealed that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was ordered by the Hawks to present himself at their offices and had he decided to comply with the order, one has to wonder what might have happened last week. Would Zuma have decided that Gordhan was effectively a suspect and removed him from his position? Would the economy have bottomed out? Who would be our finance minister now? The big question is, if events had gone according to plan, would the Gupta family have announced on Saturday that they would be selling all their shareholding in their South African businesses? The family said in a media statement that they were “already in discussions with several international prospective

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  • Love triangle rocks Limpopo ANC

    2016-08-22 15:31:57.0 | AUBREY MOTHOMBENI | Top ANC officials in Limpopo, including premier and chairman Stan Mathabatha, secretary Knocks Seabi and deputy secretary Makoma Makhurupetje, have been embroiled in a sex scandal involving the newly appointed mayor of Molemole municipality and the wife of his friend, who is a councillor.Next This comes after Conti Mokobane, who is mayor Edward Paya's personal friend wrote to Mathabatha and Seabi seeking an urgent meeting to discuss his marital issues. He alleged in his letter to the provincial leadership of the ANC that Paya was bonking his wife. Sunday World understands that the meeting took place on Thursday at the ANC Limpopo headquarters in Polokwane

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  • Dead! 5 celebs Malema absolutely nailed

    AKA It's no secret that AKA is firmly ANC, and when the ANC won 43% of the vote in Johannesburg, he celebrated. AKA responds to Malema's 'druggie' remarks: I'm honoured  So when Malema said, "A druggie was saying 'we won Joburg' kere [I said] yoh, drugs are dangerous. These artists, the way he's so innocent, he took nyaope and thought 43% is winning. He thinks it's simple like that," he continued, adding that a "drunkard minister retweeted the druggie." AKA responded, by saying he was honoured. “If Julius is indeed referring to me, man what a day!! With everything on his plate, and he still has time to think of me?! I'm honoured,” AKA tweeted. Kelly Khumalo Afro-pop singer Kelly Khumalo has proven

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  • The Guptas might be up to tricks, says Blade

    The stand-off between finance minister Pravin Gordhan and Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza took another turn today, when the SA Communist Party (SACP) warned of attempts to capture Treasury. SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande said the punitive charges against Gordhan were a flimsy concoction without the slightest basis in law. “They are designed as a pretext to remove comrade Gordhan from office and weaken Treasury’s struggle against corruption and corporate capture,” Nzimande told the media following the party’s central committee meeting in Kempton Park. “The timing has an eerie similarity with the events that unfolded between 2003 and 2007, when the timing of another prosecution attempt against

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  • Pravin, we are with you – struggle vets

    Anti-apartheid struggle veterans Ahmed Kathrada and Barbara Hogan on Friday expressed their solidarity with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is being investigated and was issued with a summons by the Hawks. “Dear Pravin, we recall your courageous and consistent struggle record as a freedom fighter and later as minister. Try as they may, no mischievous elements will succeed in their nefarious efforts to dent your contribution,” the veterans said in a joint media release. Gordhan was asked to present himself to the specialised Directorate Priority Crime Investigation, better known as the Hawks, to sign a warning letter in connection with the unit’s probe into the alleged setting up of a rogue spy unit within the SA Revenue Service.

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Gauteng man pays with fraudulent cheque in Tzaneen

    According to the Lt. Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the 26 year old man purchased six laptops at a computer shop in Tzaneen by depositing a fraudulent cheque into the account of the seller, Letaba Herald reports. The suspect send an sms stating that the money was transferred via an EFT bank payment to the shops bank account. The seller become suspicious and called the police. A trap was setup by the Tzaneen police Tekkie Squad led by Station Commander Brig. Thomas Shingange. ‘The suspect sent a courier vehicle to collect the laptops on his behalf. He later went to go and collect the laptops at the delivery point were he was then arrested,’ Ngoepe said. The suspect will appear before the Magistrate Court

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  • Joburg will never be the same again

    The ANC were hit hard by the Monday blues with the help of a vengeful red tide, writes Madala Thepa. Johannesburg - It was always going to be a day of reckoning at City Hall in Joburg. The shock demise of the ANC-ruled Joburg council made it extraordinarily hard and painful - heartless even - as technology, the producer of speed, began to announce their defeat. The precarious start and countless disruptions at the ballot booths, whether to have the vote secret or not - personal choice versus what the rule book says - only made it worse. As the night drew to a close, outgoing mayor Parks Tau could no longer contain himself. He broke down in tears in the city hall’s foyer and minutes later left

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  • Second Earth found, and it could be home to ET

    London - British astronomers have discovered the nearest Earth-like planet that could be home to alien life. Named Proxima b, it orbits Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun. At 4.2 light years away, in space terms it is right on the doorstep – and high speed spaceships now being devised could reach it within decades. In time, scientists say, the rocky planet 1.3 times the size of Earth could even be colonised by space travellers. Proxima b is thought to be only 4.7million miles from its star, one-twentieth of the Earth’s distance from the Sun. Its year lasts just 11.2 of our days. One side may be perpetually stuck in daytime, while the other experiences perpetual night. But Proxima Centauri,

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  • No hope for SA universities: Jansen

    Jansen said that history would show that the turning point in the destruction of South African universities was when President Jacob Zuma‚ despite Minister Blade Nzimande's position of a 6% fee increase‚ announced a 0% increase for the 2016 academic year in order "to get the kids out of the union buildings". "In the meantime‚ the political situation has caught up with us such that‚ it is now impossible to ask for anything in terms of a fee increase and that is our dilemma." Jansen also offered insights into the moment he decided to step down – after receiving a WhatsApp message at 2.30am – and the personal strain endured by other vice-chancellors who are grappling with financial constraints at

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  • Zimbabwe: Prophet Makandiwa Speaks On Protests

    United Family International Church founder Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa on Friday said he decided to move his annual all night prayer meeting dubbed the Judgement Night 4 to the outskirts of Harare after God told him the capital would be covered in mist, in apparent reference to teargas and protests rocking the city. Police last week teargassed Harare residents indiscriminately in an attempt to break a High Court sanctioned demonstration by 18 opposition parties that were demanding electoral reforms. Makandiwa has held previous prayer meetings at the National Sports Stadium but Friday's event was moved to UFIC headquarters in Mt Hampden. He said he got the vision about the mist last year. "We knew

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  • DA puts e-tolls on poll agenda

    The controversial system, which cost the ANC votes in the 2014 elections, remains a thorn in the side of Gauteng motorists. The DA's mayoral candidates for Gauteng, speaking outside Sanral's offices, pleaded with voters to elect them into power, saying a vote for the party was a vote in favour of eliminating the system. The DA's Tshwane mayoral candidate, Solly Msimang, said if the party won Gauteng's highly coveted metropolitan municipalities, the party would launch multiple efforts to disrupt a further rollout of electronic tolling on the province's freeways. Rethink e-tolls, says ANC Gauteng "When we are elected into government we will ensure that there will be no further e-tolling in Gauteng.

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  • Trump buys SA Inc for R3bn

    Afbekistan - US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has bought out all of South Africa for R3 billion, sources close to the deal say. The move comes as Trump’s hopes of winning the next election in the United States, set for later this year, fade. The multi-billionaire, whose net worth is pegged at $4 billion - or around R59 trillion - is said to have met with President Jacob Zuma earlier this month in a bid to secure SA Inc. His purchase of all of SA comes in the midst of several probes into the so-called state capture saga in which the Gupta family is alleged to have offered several government ministers high-profile positions and also to have abused their close ties with Zuma. This

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