• 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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  • White ignorance in a time when #RhodesMustFall - City Press

    As a white South African, watching reactions to #RhodesMustFall unfold is horrifying. For some reason, be it the design of our cities, the segregated character of our schools, the whiteness of universities or white economic power, us white people seem to think we are the majority and therefore, can dictate the terms of how things should be – white, of course.

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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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  • Video of a drunk police officer goes viral

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  • 29 Things Only Girls Over Five Foot Nine Will Understand

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  • What can Mugabe teach us about #RhodesMustFall? - City Press

    Barely 35 years ago, our northern neighbour Zimbabwe was still called Rhodesia. The truth is, Zimbabwe has been wrestling with colonial remnants – and, in particular, Cecil John Rhodes’ remnants – for longer than we have. This week, a Zanu-PF official attempted to rekindle the conversation about moving Rhodes’ remains to the UK, but it is largely expected that the 2012 decision made by the governing party and President Robert Mugabe will remain party policy. In 2012, Mugabe said Rhodes’ body should not be removed from its burial site in the Matobo National Park, 35km south of Bulawayo.

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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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  • SA airlines shake up cockpit rules - Gauteng | IOL News

    Local airlines Comair, Virgin Atlantic and FlySafair are reviewing their cockpit procedures to ensure that none of their pilots are left alone in the cockpit in future. Comair, which operates British Airways and kulula, told the Saturday Star on Friday that it was re-examining its procedures, after it emerged that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings plane, locked out the flight captain before deliberately crashing the aircraft into the French Alps. “Comair is presently reviewing its procedures in light of this incident and is in discussion with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and other regulators with respect to possible changes,“ it said.

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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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  • Zimbabwe: Joice Mujuru - a Victim of Unquestionable Loyalty

    THE relentless onslaught on Joice Mujuru by the Mugabes together with marauding wolves from the Mnangagwa camp is meant to taint the poor widow's image and that of her late husband, Rex Nhongo. Added to this mystery are feeble attempts by victims, Mujuru and Mutasa in particular, to exonerate Robert Mugabe, the claim being that the dictator is being misled by others, hence, desperate attempts to seek audience with him. For, how can Teurai Ropa Nhongo, a renowned former freedom fighter be slaughtered at the alter like a sacrificial lamb in silence? Based on this hypothesis, it implies that the poor widow hasn't given up yet but has just postponed the fight for tomorrow in Mugabe's absence, the assumption being that she outlives the dictator.

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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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  • EFF, ANC take on farmer

    THE threat of eviction has united political foes ANC and EFF against a farmer in KwaZulu-Natal. A total of six families are facing possible eviction from a peach and livestock farm in Kokstad. Noel Fleming bought the farm last year. The matter has been reported to the department of rural development and land reform, but the farmer has apparently increased his efforts in intimidating the farm tenant s.

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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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  • ‘No one wants to touch a Mandela’ - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    REUTERS A case of fraud against Zondwa Mandela, a director of Aurora, was registered in 2012 after he deposited two fraudulent cheques to buy shares into an account of the lawyer representing the company. Both cheques bounced, said Mulaudzi. Johannesburg - It has been more than three years, but the Hawks have not questioned Nelson Mandela’s grandson Zondwa in connection with a fraud case. Hawks spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi said a case of fraud against Mandela, a director of Aurora, was registered in 2012 after he deposited two fraudulent cheques to buy shares into an account of the lawyer representing the company.

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  • Tutu: Why not raise a statue to Graça? - Western Cape | IOL News

    The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation have weighed in on the Rhodes statue debate. Cape Town - The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation weighed in on the Rhodes statue debate on Friday, proposing that a statue of UCT’s chancellor, Graça Machel, could be erected on the university’s campus. It added that a monument to the white UCT students who played a role in the anti-apartheid struggle should also be considered.

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  • Airlines change cockpit rules - Gauteng | IOL News

    The co-pilot of the plane barricaded himself in the cockpit intentionally ramming the plane full speed into the Alps, ignoring the captain s frantic pounding on the cockpit door. Johannesburg - Airlines internationally rushed to introduce two-person cockpit rules after the Alps crash, but South Africa may not be among them. Airlines started changing their rules to require a second crew member in the cockpit at all times, hours after French prosecutors suggested a co-pilot who barricaded himself alone at the controls of a jetliner had crashed it on purpose.

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  • Manchester City give Ancelotti until April 30 to accept job offer: report

    “The Premier League club have given Ancelotti a deadline of April 30th to come back with an answer to their proposal,” according to Italian sport daily Gazzetta dello Sport Stadio, as relayed by AS. “Manchester City are in the process of looking for a substitute for Pellegrini, who may only be able to save his position by winning the Premier League. The next month and a half will be key in determining Ancelotti’s future. Real face city rivals Atletico Madrid in the quarter finals of the Champions League as well as a difficult league program where the team can’t afford any more slip-ups with Barcelona four points clear at the summit of La Liga.

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  • Zuma appoints deputy Reserve Bank governor | The New Age Online

    "We wish the new Deputy Governor all the best in the execution of this critical responsibility in our country's socio-economic dispensation," said President Zuma. Naidoo had been serving as an advisor to the Governor of the Reserve Bank and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee.

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  • From jailbirds to platteland queens

    The former jailbirds spent more than a year touring South Africa's criminal justice system, including a stretch in an East London prison. Now they are touring small-town South Africa with a sexy drag show that has injected some "Ooh!" into the Karoo. Gregg's saucy stage persona, "Falicity Spitfire", bears no resemblance to the convicted fraudster with a receding hairline who received a suspended sentence for fraud in 2013.

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