• Mbali, Thembi, Bob and Zolani make news

    This includes Andile Ncube’s wife denying the cheating rumours, Mbali Mlotshwa finally confirming her pregnancy, and Thembi Seete and Bob Mabena joining a new show. The rumour mill was circulating that Black Coffee’s wife, Mbali Mlotshwa was pregnant. Lo and behold, Mbali is pregnant and she proudly announced on her Instagram with the following post.

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  • Listen to exactly what King Goodwill Zwelithini said about foreigners

    Zulu King Zwelithini was recorded saying that foreigners must pack up and leave the country. Many believe this is what has fuelled the xenophobic attacks across South Africa. This audio is in Zulu, with English subtitles.

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  • Xenophobia: Curtain comes down on local musicians’ global stage - City Press

    The ongoing violent xenophobic attacks across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have had unexpected casualties: big names in the South African music industry. Kelly Khumalo, Biz Nuz and Cassper Nyovest have had their international tours affected by calls for a South African boycott. KwaZulu-Natal-based group Biz Nuz were set to perform in Zimbabwe tomorrow but have had to put their trip on ice after demands for the boycott reached fever pitch. Speaking to City Press this morning, DJ Tira (whose real name is Mthokozi Khathi) said there was no way that Biz Nuz would perform in Zimbabwe, adding that the group would release a statement at a later stage.

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  • Xenophobia attacks: concerns rise over reprisal attacks in African countries

    Concerns are now being raised about reprisal attacks in other African countries in response to the xenophobic violence in South Africa. In Mozambique, there were reports that cars with South African registration plates were being stoned and trucks exporting goods grounded. Text messages have also apparently been circulating in that country warning citizens about violence in South Africa. In Zimbabwe, a student leader called on youths to retaliate by attacking South African businesses operating there.

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  • Nigeria: South Africa Attacks - House Wants Diplomat Recalled

    In the wake of the xenophobic attacks on Africans in South Africa, the House of Representatives Thursday urged the Federal Government to promptly recall the Nigeria's High Commissioner to the country. Cautioning that Nigeria will no longer treat the wanton killings of its citizens with levity, the House prompted by a motion of urgent matter of public importance moved by the chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora Matters, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the House expressed sadness that the attacks has claimed many lives, ruined businesses and left many wounded. Attributing the mayhem to an alleged statement by the South African Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, "Nigeria frowns at the attacks and will no longer tolerate the killing of its nationals in South Africa.

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  • Nigeria: Why I Conceded Defeat to Buhari - Jonathan

    President Goodluck Jonathan spoke for the first time, yesterday, on why he conceded defeat to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in the March 28 presidential election, saying he did so to avert a collective tragedy. President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during his visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) in Lagos, on March 12, 2015. President Jonathan visited the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on March 12, and launched a new online mobile platform, X-Gen, designed to increase local investment. President Jonathan was responding to remarks by the French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Denis Guaer, who commended him for setting a record of humility, patriotism and courage in safeguarding the democratic process in Nigeria and Africa for which he will always be remembered.

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  • South Africa: No African Is a Foreigner in Africa

    Wits professor ACHILLE MBEBME sees a nascent "ideology" - that of "national-chauvinism" - taking root in South African society. On Wednesday I asked a taxi driver: "Why do they need to kill these 'foreigners' in this manner?" His response: "Because under Apartheid, fire was the only weapon we blacks had. To kill "these foreigners", we need to be as close as possible to their body which we then set in flames or dissect, each blow opening a huge wound that can never be healed. Or, if it is healed at all, it must leave on "these foreigners" the kinds of scars that can never be erased.

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  • Africa strikes back

    Mozambicans, Malawians, Zimbabweans, Somalis and Congolese nationals have borne the brunt of xenophobic violence, which broke out in Durban three weeks ago before spreading to Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg. The South African high commissioner to Malawi was summoned yesterday to a meeting by that country's ministry of foreign affairs, concerned about the safety of its nationals in South Africa. International Relations Department spokesman Nelson Kgwete confirmed the meeting and said African ambassadors would meet today to voice their concerns. Sasol spokesman Alex Anderson said work had stopped at its gas plant in Inhambane, Mozambique after fears that South African staff would be attacked.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Reps Vow to Invoke Laws to Frustrate S/African Interests

    The House of Representatives yesterday asked President Goodluck Jonathan to recall Nigeria's envoy to South Africa over xenophobic attacks on foreigners. The lawmakers also vowed to invoke relevant business laws to frustrate South African concerns in Nigeria.

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  • Benni warns of money trap

    Benni McCarthy, the former Bafana Bafana striker who earned millions playing in top European leagues, believes South African players still need to be educated on spending money wisely to ensure they can support themselves and their families after retirement. You have never been told how to manage your money. The former Orlando Pirates player, who is doing his Uefa A coaching licence, said he learnt a lot from his former manager Jose Mourinho about player management.

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  • It is your fault - Malema tells Zuma

    Opposition parties have torn into President Jacob Zuma, his son and the ruling ANC Thursday, blaming them for the xenophobic violence currently gripping KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country. “We can’t just go round and round listening to the views of one group,” Mbete said. Zuma, then allowed to proceed with his prepared speech, offered Parliament insight into government’s plans to help quell the volatile situation, including strengthening border control.

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  • Foreigners: We are ashamed of South Africans

    As the country remains on tenterhooks amid a wave of xenophobic violence, foreigners have told Eyewitness News they’re ashamed of South Africans. While some foreigners in Jeppestown say they are bracing for another night of violence, others have started repairing the damage to their homes and businesses. Police have fired rubber bullets throughout the day to disperse crowds. It remains tense in the area as foreign nationals prepare to safeguard their belongings before night falls.

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  • Nicki Minaj is engaged

    Nicki Minaj has got engaged to Meek Mill after two months of dating.

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  • 'I killed six Taliban, now off to barbecue'

    For the cameras on the Predator drones that Rolfe used to operate offered a voyeuristic experience never before known to mankind. Filmed from 2km up, but on a lens so powerful it felt like a hawk hovering at 30m, the cameras captured parallel lives in some of Iraq and Afghanistan's most hostile corners. On his screen at the Combined Joint Predator Task Force, 80km north of Las Vegas, Rolfe and his colleagues would watch locals going about their business. Often they would be unsuspecting farmers or market traders, women hanging out the washing or children playing, but sometimes it would be a high-value al Qaeda or Taliban figure.

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  • SA workers must go - Mozambique marchers - Africa | IOL News

    REUTERS South African police encourage a group of foreign nationals to move back to their homes after a peace march in Durban on April 16, 2015. At least four people have been killed in a wave of anti-immigrant violence that started two weeks ago in Durban. Maputo - South Africans working in Mozambique on Thursday faced threats of reprisals in retaliation for the pogroms against foreign workers in Durban - but in the event no violence occurred. Mozambican workers at the natural gas treatment facilities of the South African company Sasol, in Inhambane province, demanded the removal of the 250 South Africans working there.

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  • Khune charged by the PSL | The New Age Online

    The Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee has charged Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune with making improper statements and bringing the league and SAFA into disrepute following his comments on social media. Khune will appear before the PSL disciplinary committee on the 23rd of April to state his case before the committee panel. This comes after Khune took to twitter to lambaste match officials after being red carded in a match against Amazulu. Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has also been charged with contravening Rules 51 and 53 of the NSL after he attended post match press conference, despite being ordered from the field of play during the game by the referee.

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  • Zimbabwe: SA Xenophobia - AU Speaks Out

    The African Union has described xenophobic attacks in South Africa as "unacceptable," and called for an immediate halting of violence against African immigrants. AU Commission chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in a statement issued on the continental body's website that the attacks were particularly unfortunate, especially when Africa Day celebrations were approaching. Dr Dlamini-Zuma said the challenges faced by South Africa of poverty and unemployment were common to all African countries and it was important that citizens work together in finding solutions in order to build a better future for all Africans.

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  • Watch - Immigrants in Joburg speak out - City Press

    City Press spoke to immigrants in Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday as they closed their shops due to growing xenophobic fear.

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  • SARS could be handing Julius Malema a golden chalice

    IT WAS not without a sense of irony that the nation watched on Saturday as Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chairman Dali Mpofu announced the expulsion of four members for a number of transgressions they allegedly committed. It was barely three years ago that Mpofu and EFF leader Julius Malema were on the other side of such a disciplinary process. While the three — Andile Mngxitama, Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala and Mpho Ramakatsa — are relative political lightweights, it was a route the party did not initially want to pursue, particularly against the talented Mngxitama. The trio, along with former members Kenny Kunene and Gayton McKenzie — who went on to form their own political party, the Patriotic Alliance, which was a nonstarter in last year’s elections — have been campaigning against the leadership of the EFF ever since its National People’s Assembly.

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  • ‘If I die here my parents will have a heart attack’ - City Press

    President Jacob Zuma has been accused of not protecting foreigners. A group of foreigners in Ekurhuleni have lashed out at the South African government, accusing it of failing to protect them against xenophobic attacks. An angry Amos Madhudhu said: “President Jacob Zuma has failed us. The Zimbabwean, who came to South Africa in January, said rumours that an attack was imminent started spreading last night.

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