• The brutal death of Emmanuel Sithole

    Shortly before 7am yesterday, Sunday Times journalists were in Alexandra township, near Sandton, speaking to shop owners who had their businesses looted overnight. Children played, people walked the streets, some stopped to gawk at the carnage from the night before. Then this happened ...

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  • Dear President Zuma: A letter from Mozambican writer Mia Couto | Daily Maverick

    Perhaps more than any other neighbouring country, Mozambique paid a high price for the support we gave to the liberation of South Africa. The fragile Mozambican economy was wrecked. For us, Mr President, there was no border, there was no nationality. For centuries Mozambican migrants, miners and peasants worked in neighbouring South Africa under conditions that were not far short of slavery.

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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia - Zim Woman Decapitated

    A Zimbabwean woman, Mrs Naume Garusa (41), has become the latest victim of horrific xenophobic attacks after her body was found with her head decapitated following violent clashes in the Houghton suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, last Thursday. Speaking at her funeral wake at a relative's home in Mufakose, Harare, her son Brain Garusa, who is a student at the University of Zimbabwe, said he was shocked to receive reports of his mother's death just two days after talking to her on her mobile phone. Mr Emmanuel Mhondiwa, who is brother to the deceased, said the family was devastated with the manner in which Mrs Garusa lost her life after working in South Africa for more than 12 years. When we started seeing images of xenophobic attacks on television we never imagined that our own flesh and blood could soon be a victim," said Mr Mhondiwa.

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  • Find out who is behind SA xenophobic attacks - Cape Times

    Everything should be done to unearth those who are behind xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza said today. “We should go to the Constitutional Court if it comes to that. “There is no place for xenophobia in South Africa. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Sunday told reporters in Pretoria that more than 300 people had been arrested in relation to widespread attacks on foreign nationals and looting.

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  • Senzo’s father speaks out - City Press

    Samuel Meyiwa is a man desperate for the truth. Six months after the murder of his son, former Bafana goalkeeper Senzo, he has lashed out at the police officers who are investigating the case, and at Senzo’s best friend, Tumelo Madlala. Every time, when I ask them how far they are with the investigations, I’m told they are still busy with investigations. The person Meyiwa believes holds the answers is Madlala, who was one of seven people with Senzo at Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house in Vosloorus the night he was killed.

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  • Foreigners turn their backs on government

    Almost 600 Zimbabweans yesterday packed up what remained of their lives here and crammed into nine buses parked on a soccer field in Chatsworth, Durban. Ronald Dandavare desperately wanted to get on one of those buses. "He [President Jacob Zuma] says we will be safe, but it's not safe for us. Since Friday, the South African and other governments in Africa have hired buses to repatriate hundreds of people displaced in three weeks of xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Nigeria Spent U.S.$61 Billion to Free S'africa - African Standard

    The 21 days of violent xenophobic attacks in South Africa have drawn global outrage and condemnation in the strongest terms. Ironically, this is the same South Africa and other Southern African states that Nigeria spent $61 billion to free from apartheid. At least the Africa Standard Newspaper acknowledged this much when it published a banner headline in one of its edition: "Revealed! The latest was by Germany's foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who warned on Sunday against racism and xenophobia, at a ceremony marking 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Sachsenhausen near Berlin.

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  • EFF man shot ahead of Malema’s address in Alexandra

    FIVE gun shots were fired around 5pm on Monday just outside the Madala Hostel in Alexandra township, a walking distance from where the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema was due to speak. A man in EFF regalia was shot in the leg and rushed to hospital. A resident told Business Day that Madala hostel was a no-go area even for the police. Also in Alexandra, on Saturday a Sunday Times photographer captured three South African men killing a Mozambican man, Emmanuel Sithole.

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  • We are reaping what we sowed - Zuma

    President Jacob Zuma has admitted that the ANC made a mistake by not explaining to South Africans what freedom entails when it came into power in 1994. Addressing the ANC’s stakeholders’ forum against xenophobia at Luthuli House on Monday, Zuma said: “We keep on telling people that the constitution does not allow this. The xenophobic violence which has gripped the country started about two weeks ago in KwaZulu-Natal. Zuma said he was confident if former Nelson Mandela was alive there would still be xenophobic violence.

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  • Taxi driver’s wisdom on target - Sunday Independent

    REUTERS BACKLASH: A group of foreign nationals defend themselves as police get between them and South Africans after a peace march in Durban this week. Johannesburg - Forget the rest of Africa and its business headlines this week; there is a stench of self-hatred in the air, fuelled by yet another surge of attacks directed against fellow Africans in South Africa. My airport shuttle driver helped me come to terms with the looting, the assault and killing of foreign nationals from African countries. KwaZulu-Natal, the tourist mecca of our country, witnessed a surge of Afrophobic violence against children, women and men who should be expecting protection from us.

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  • Can You Guess What Kris Jenner's Ringtone Is?

    The answer may not surprise you!

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  • 29 Photos That Prove Punctuation Is VERY Important

    Remember: commas are your friends.

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  • Xenophobia hits MTN, Sasol square on

    SOUTH African companies with operations north of the border are suffering a fierce backlash from this week's wave of xenophobic violence, blamed on remarks by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. On Friday, officials of the newly elected Nigerian government handed a memorandum to the South African high commission in that country, demanding that South Africa take swift action against the attackers — or else South African business in Nigeria would be shut down, news network eNCA reports. This will be of particular concern to MTN as Nigeria is the cellular giant's largest market, responsible for a third of its revenue for the year to December. On Friday, Chris Moroleng, MTN's head of corporate affairs, said none of its staff had been threatened.

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  • Bobby Brown Says Daughter Bobbi Kristina "Is Awake" From Coma

    Bobby Brown’s lawyer told BuzzFeed News he had no comment on if he said Bobbi Kristina is awake or her condition. Bobbi Kristina, 22, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her home in Georgia on Jan. 31. Bobbi Kristina was released last month from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta and has been moved to an undisclosed location, but her condition at the time remained unchanged.

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  • Please Call Me inventor says Vodacom not off the hook

    NKOSANA Makate, the inventor of the "Please Call Me" cellphone SMS service, just won't give up. The former Vodacom employee has filed papers in the Constitutional Court in yet another bid to force the cellular giant to pay for "stealing" his idea. The high court dismissed his case last year, and Makate now wants the highest court to give him the right to appeal. Last month, the Supreme Court of Appeal rejected Makate's application for leave to appeal, finding he had "no reasonable prospects of success".

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  • This Guy Invented Shoes That Grow Five Sizes In Five Years For Kids In Developing Countries

    1. Kenton Lee was working at an orphanage in Kenya when he noticed a little girl with the ends of her shoes cut off and her toes sticking out. “For years the idea of these growing shoes wouldn’t leave my mind,” he told BuzzFeed News.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia - Break Diplomatic Ties With South Africa, Nigerians Tell FG

    The killings of other Africans in South Africa has provoked the anger of Nigerians who want federal government to break diplomatic ties with that country. Hundreds of Africans residing in South Africa were said to have been killed and their property looted over the flimsy excuse that the foreigners have taken over their jobs. Thousands of Nigerians are living in South Africa and were affected. Some Nigerians have vented their anger on the South Africans who killed their fellow Africans with impunity while their government watch without protecting foreigners.

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  • Kill thy neighbour: Alex attack brings home SA's shame

    In those moments, Emmanuel Sithole was no longer a man, a neighbour, a human being. The attack on Sithole lasted about two minutes. Alexandra township, next door to Sandton, had just emerged from a night of violent unrest, as had townships around South Africa. In Soweto on Friday night, metro police rescued two South Africans apprehended by locals as they tried to break into a Pakistani-owned shop.

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  • Watch: Comedian Skhumba's take on what would happen if Pastor Zondo met Pulane - video in Zulu

    Kaya FM '180 with Bob' resident comedian Skhumba talks about Pulane, how she has affected relationships, and what would happen if Pastor Zondo ever met her.

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  • Another child for Brad and Angelina - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly adopting another child. The couple - who already have six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, Shiloh, eight and adopted children Maddox, 13, Zahara, 10 and Pax, 11 - are said to be planning on adding to their brood once again "before the end of summer". Angelina, 39 - who recently underwent a double mastectomy - and Brad, 51, are reportedly ready to adopt a young Syrian girl after the actress was "moved to tears" when learning of the difficulties facing youngsters in the war torn country.

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