• WATCH: Pastor's bizarre 'phone call with God'

    Just when you think you have seen it all‚ a Zimbabwean pastor has filmed himself having a telephone conversation “directly with God”. Congregants have endured having Doom sprayed in their faces‚ being fed grass‚ snakes and Rattex in a series of bizarre – and harmful - stunts by charismatic pastors over the past few years. Pastor Paul Sanyangore from Victory World International Ministries Church has gone one better. To rapturous applause he demonstrated‚ on video‚ that he has a telephone number for God. WATCH: From snakes to Doom - 5 pastors that made bizarre headlines in 2016 He was filmed “speaking to God” while pacing up and down during a live church service in March while a female member of

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  • Euphonik, Bonang get Twitter talking

    Ex-partners Bonang Matheba and DJ Euphonik found themselves on the Twitter trends list on Monday for separate reasons. However, both trends could be publicity stunts. Bonang trended because of her boyfriend, AKA, who seems to have mastered the art of creating controversy while promoting some product. Euphonik trended for accusations that he sent DMs to a social media influencer’s girlfriend. The drama with Euphonik started after he tweeted that being a DJ was a tough job, a tweet that got a response from influencer Deso Bilzerian, who accused Euphonik of sending direct messages on Twitter to his girlfriend. “And DM’ming our girlfriend is easier,” he told Euphonik, to which he responded: “Wena

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  • Teenage girl linked to Springs human trafficking syndicate

    A 17-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with an alleged human trafficking syndicate operating in Springs‚ police said on Sunday. “The girl was recruiting young girls into this thing‚” said Captain Thivhulawi Tshilate.  “She is in custody at the Walter Sisulu Children’s prison.”  The human trafficking ring was busted following a tip-off to police on Friday.  “Police received information that there were some girls being kept in a house on 8th street in the Springs CBD. Police acted fast as they heard these girls were about to be moved from the house‚” Tshilate said.  Two police officers who were patrolling the area rushed to the premises where they found five girls. Two of them are 14

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  • Gigaba slated for his 'radically transformed' pants

    Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has again found himself on the wrong side of Twitter after a picture of him addressing an ANC event in an “inappropriate” outfit emerged on Sunday. In the picture, the minister can be seen on stage addressing a crowd wearing a white shirt, Oslo cropped trousers and a beanie. Twitter is just not impressed that a minister could dress like this and expect things to run smoothly in the country. These were some of the reactions on Twitter: “Ja! The trouser is radically transformed.” “Looks like his trousers been nationalised….looks like his trousers been nationalised.” “Looks like he’s expecting floods. He’s obviously nowhere near Cape Town.” “Maybe his wife threw him

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  • Jeff Radebe's alleged sexting gets Twitter hot and bothered

    Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, an outside contender for ANC president, allegedly begged a 29-year-old staffer to send him pictures of her private parts. This revelation was published by the Sunday Times, which detailed a story of how Siyasanga Mbambani, a presidential photographer, received the SMSes from the 64-year-old struggle veteran. The exchanges reportedly began in 2014. The paper published samples of the texts, which included Radebe apparently begging her to do more than just send him a picture of herself fully clothed (which she had). She later allegedly obliged with a pic of herself in a bubble bath, and finally exposing her naked breasts. “Let me see there,” a later text from

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  • Kelly Khumalo looks stunning in this wedding gown

    The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear whether a truce would take hold.

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  • Moyes resigns as Sunderland manager after relegation

    LONDON – Sunderland manager David Moyes has resigned following their relegation from the Premier League this season, the northeast club said in a statement on Monday. Moyes, who joined Sunderland at the start of the campaign, said earlier this month he would stay in charge next term but the Scot decided to leave after a meeting with the board in London on Monday. “I would like to thank (chairman) Ellis Short and the board for giving me the opportunity to manage Sunderland and the fans for always being so passionately supportive of their club,” Moyes, 54, said in a statement. “I wish the players and my successor well in their efforts towards promotion back to the Premier League”. Short added:

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  • King Goodwill Zwelithini's R1-billion palace splurge

    Taxpayers are facing a fresh government overspending scandal — and this one could be even costlier than Nkandla‚ the Sunday Times newspaper reported. A shock report seen by the Sunday Times has warned that a new facility being built for Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini near Nongoma could cost R1-billion‚ about eight times more than the R129-million approved for the first phase of the project‚ it said. As part of the project‚ intended to improve the reed-dance venue‚ contractors also intended replacing “poor soil” in the area with “imported suitable soil“. While the Zulu royal house has expressed shock at the bill‚ King Zwelithini is insisting the work will go ahead. A report by Gobodo Forensic &

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  • Spur boycott hitting some franchises hard

    In a Facebook post‚ Front National called this a “principle case” and called for no compromising on the issue‚ saying they will not be treated as “second-rate citizens”. The boycott stems from an incident in March in which an aggressive white man began threatening a black woman at Texamo Spur at The Glen Shopping Centre in Johannesburg. The company banned the man from all Spur stores. Mark Farrelly‚ COO of Spur‚ said despite some areas facing some hardship‚ the majority of Spur stores were still “very strong”. Law professor appointed to probe ‘Spur bully’ incident  The post emphasised two things‚ two months after originally calling for the boycott. It said the action was not aimed at the franchise

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  • Nigeria: Troops Kill 13 Boko Haram Fighters in Lake Chad

    Abuja — MILITARY troops drawn from the 8 Task Force Division , Maiduguri, on Saturday, killed 13 members of the Boko Haram terrorists in Lake Chad region. The troops operating in Chikun Gudu, Tumbuma Karami and Tumbuma Baba, according to a statement by Col.Timothy Antigha, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 8 Task Force Division, killed the 13 terrorists while many others escaped with gunshot wounds. The feat was achieved during clearance operation around the fringes of Lake Chad. It was gathered that the troops of 8 Task Force Division hit the few remaining Boko Haram hideouts and what was left of their logistics holding. During the operation, the troops recovered three AK 47 and one pump

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  • SACP: If Zuma chooses Dlamini-Zuma, our choice is Ramaphosa

    Battle lines have been drawn in the ANC succession debate as the South African Communist Party (SACP) has now openly backed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to take over from President Jacob Zuma as ANC president. Following the president’s backing of his ex-wife and former AU chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, which the SACP sees as the president’s attempt to turn the ANC into a “Zuma dynasty”, the communist party has now decided to back Ramaphosa to take over. “If President Jacob Zuma’s choice is Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, our choice is Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa,” the SACP was quoted as saying by The Sowetan. SACP North West provincial secretary Madoda Sambatha reportedly slated the president

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  • Cassper Nyovest: I made R8 million from shows alone in 2015

    Not shy to let people know exactly where his bank balance sits, Cassper Nyovest responded to a fan who said AKA makes more money than he does by saying that he is a millionaire. Cassper is the CEO OF Family Tree Media, the company that independently publishes his music and organises his gigs. He also has various revenue streams in the form of clothing lines, a seven figure deal with MTN, a brand ambassadorship with AG Mobile and KFC.  The Mafikeng born muso also hasn't been shy about splurging his hard earned cash - in the past year he has showed off two cars, A BMW 2 Series and a Mercedez Benz tour bus. He has also been spotted in a Lamborghini and a Rolls Royce.   His bachelor pad, a Kyalami

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  • WATCH: Horrified screams as lion attacks keeper during show

    In the video posted to Facebook, horrified parents are seen grabbing their screaming children and rushing out of the circus as the lion attacked midway through a show in Doullens, northern France on Sunday afternoon. Smoke was pumped into the arena to distract the lion which eventually lets go of the keeper, allowing him to scramble to safety. Sevda Binici, who captured the video, wrote on her post, 'It's my girl who screams in the video, she cried all night.' WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT NOT FOR SENSITIVE VIEWERS According to the Daily Mail, the injured man was rushed to hospital where he underwent a successful five hour surgery. The lion will reportedly stay at the circus and resume his performances

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  • SA hunter crushed by elephant during hunt in Zimbabwe

    CAPE TOWN - A Johannesburg hunter has been crushed to death by an elephant in Zimbabwe. Theunis Botha was leading a hunt when they stumbled across a herd of elephants on Friday. It’s understood that three elephants approached the hunters and Botha opened fire, prompting a fourth elephant to lift him up with her trunk. According to Netwerk24, another member of the group fired a fatal shot at the elephant, who fell on Botha. His company website (Game Hounds Safaris) says he perfected leopard and lion hunting safaris with hounds in Africa. Botha is survived by his wife and five children. (Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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  • Depressed Indian businessmen driven to suicide

    DURBAN: Withthe number of Indian entrepreneurs growing in a tight economy, experts warn of a risk of depression and death driven by losses in business ventures. The death of businessman Sunny Gayadin, who a ed. Gayadin, 69, of Pietermaritzburg was laid to rest last week. He was found dead on an open plot of land at the Victoria Country Club, where development was under way. The pistol used in his death was found next to his body. Media reported Gayadin had been battling with a medical condition which may have led to him taking his own life. It is believed he suffered clinical depression. Last year, property developer and Gayadin’s business associate, Prakash “Jack” Maistry, shot himself at his

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  • Worry over visa applications in Zim

    Open letter to the Minister of Home Affairs Dear Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize, greetings to you, I hope my letter finds you well and rested after your exceptional Budget Vote in Parliament. I am pleased to note that you are carrying on with the work of your predecessor Malusi Gigaba who, in my opinion, ran the Department of Home Affairs in an impressive fashion. Given your professional and academic history, I have no doubt that you will exceed in your role, especially with your plan to modernise the department. Prof, I would like to bring to your attention an area that sits as deeply concerning for me and many others, which is how the SA embassy manages visa applications in Zimbabwe. You have been appraising

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  • Africa: Be Ready for the Next Global Cyberattack

    On 12 May, more than 150 countries were attacked by ransomware with over 200 000 computers infected. Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that encrypts a computer's data until a ransom is paid. In this case, $300 worth of the cryptocurrency bitcoin was demanded for infected computers. While the scale of the attack makes it seem spectacular, flaws found in the ransomware showed that the attacker was relatively amateur - cybersecurity specialists temporarily stopped the spread of the ransomware using a 'kill-switch' that stops the software from running. But new adaptations of the code are already being found, and if the world was this vulnerable to a relatively unsophisticated attack,

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  • [GALLERY] Pippa Middleton's wedding: A touch of royalty

    Eyewitness News | One of the world's most famous bridesmaids became the bride as she wed on Saturday, with a royal (and super-cute) entourage. Prince George Princess Charlotte Catherine Middleton Royal Family Pippa Middleton

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  • This is how much you need to earn to live in SA's richest suburbs

    Lightstone‚ a property research company‚ has compiled some eyebrow-raising scenarios that break down what size salary one needs in order to afford a house and car in certain suburbs around the country. On the lower end of the scale‚ a salary of R6‚300 is required to acquire a house in Khayelitsha in the Western Cape‚ Hillbrow in Gauteng‚ or Wasbank in KwaZulu-Natal and park a second-hand 0.8 litre Chery QQ3 in the garage. The company based its data on a mortgage that would account for no more than 30% of an individual's gross monthly salary. The data comes from various sources “including all the property transactions taking place in the country as recorded by the registrar of deeds ... to statistically derive a value on each of the 6.3 million residential properties in South Africa”‚ said Lightstone's analytics director Paul-Roux De Kock.

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  • Missing teen found at Park Station

    Thirteen-year-old Kitso Mothibe who went missing three weeks ago has been found alive at Johannesburg’s Park Station‚ police said on Sunday. The girl was found by her cousin on Saturday afternoon‚ said Lieutenant-Colonel Lungelo Dlamini.  “At this stage it is unknown as to what was her state of health when she was found but it is believed that the social workers will deal with the matter‚” Dlamini said.  Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba announced on Saturday night that Mothibe had been reunited with her family.  “I have spoken with her father tonight and the family is extremely relieved. We will assist with any support required.”  Police raided dilapidated Johannesburg buildings last week in

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