• 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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  • ‘Rhodes, Shaka don’t compare’ - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Gareth Cliff's blog on Rhodes and Shaka sparked a Twitter frenzy. Durban - A historian has criticised attempts to draw parallels between Cecil John Rhodes and King Shaka, saying the latter was driven by his desire to unify Africans. Cliff’s column came after the call by UCT students for the removal of Rhodes’s statue from their campus. On Thursday, the King George V statue at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus in Durban was defaced.

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  • Video of a drunk police officer goes viral

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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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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria in selection drama ahead of Bafana clash

    Nigeria assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has caused a stir in the Super Eagle’s camp by telling FA bosses that Stephen Keshi, and not him, was the one who selected the team that suffered a shock defeat at home to Uganda.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Held for ransom after getting on taxi - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Felista Ndlovu, 29, a Zimbabwean living in South Africa says she was kidnapped after boarding a taxi at Beit Bridge. Johannesburg - She bursts into tears and shakes as she describes 25 hours of terror and beatings after being kidnapped and held for ransom. Felista Ndlovu, 29, a Zimbabwean living legally in South Africa, describes how when returning to South Africa after a visit to her family, she boarded a taxi at Beit Bridge on the South African side of the border. There were five other people in the taxi – a woman and four men.

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  • Video of 'drunk' police officer goes viral

    A video of a KwaZulu-Natal police officer who appears to be drunk has gone viral. The policeman, who was driving a white VW Polo with a Pinetown number plate, is believed to have almost caused an accident, Highway Mail reported. In the video, which was shared close to 17 000 times on Facebook, the motorist is seen confronting the police officer.

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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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  • The Big Read: Unravel history, don't erase it

    For years many of them did not utter a word of protest as they lived off the generous stipends of these famous scholarships and basked in the prestige of the Rhodes name as students at the great University of Oxford. Now it appears their collective consciousness was awoken from its slumber as human excrement trickled down the man's ponderous statue at the foot of the steps coming down from UCT's Jameson Hall. There are generations of students, myself included, who accepted bursaries part-funded by the government of the US at the very point in history when President Ronald Reagan advanced his policy of constructive engagement in Southern Africa.

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  • Rand expected to track dollar moves - Currencies | IOL Business

    South African government bonds weakened on Friday, extending the previous day's losses, after the central bank signalled inflationary pressures were narrowing its scope to pause hiking interest rates. The rand held steady versus the dollar and was expected to track moves in the greenback on the day, ignoring the moderately hawkish monetary policy statement. South Africa's Reserve Bank left interest rates unchanged as expected on Thursday to support the ailing economy, balancing concerns about a deterioration in the inflation outlook with those over weak growth. At 06h45 GMT, the yield on the 2026 benchmark was up 8.5 basis points to 7.855 percent, after rising as much as 16 basis points on Thursday.

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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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  • Nigerian army says it has destroyed Boko Haram headquarters

    The Nigerian military has been hunting down Boko Haram soldiers with the aim of destroying the terrorist group.

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  • Proteas big guns misfire - Proteas Cricket

    With the World Cup a thing of the past for for the Proteas, Stuart Hess rates AB De Villiers side. With the World Cup a thing of the past for for the Proteas, Stuart Hess rates AB De Villiers’ side. Got a career best score against Ireland and a half century against the West Indies, but other than that failed to dominate at the top of the order. Could barely scratch a run together until the quarter-final.

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  • ‘Zayn’s girl is One Direction’s Yoko’ - Music | Tonight

    WHATEVER other achievements Yoko Ono can put her name to, to many she will always be the woman who broke up The Beatles. The Little Mix singer, who is engaged to Malik, 22, has been compared to Miss Ono and has also become something of a hate figure for some online fanatics. One tweeted: ‘Perrie Edwards?

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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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  • Health benefits of coffee | The New Age Online

    Contrary to popular belief, experts insist that coffee is indeed good for health. Other than preventing skin cancer and melanoma-related diseases, coffee has antioxidant ingredients that can help reduce the occurrence of skin problems and diseases in general. The coffee plant is grown in the shade with the help of natural soil organisms to sustain its growth. Thus, the valuable nutrients needed to preserve coffee beans are retained, adding to their health quotient.

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  • Zimbabwe: If Mugabe Had Lee's Vision

    LEE Kuan Yew, the leader who transformed Singapore within a generation from a tiny barren colonial outpost without natural resources into a prosperous modern city-state with some of the best economic indicators in the world, died this week aged 91 like President Robert Mugabe. Lee, also like Mugabe, had led his country to independence and thus became its founding father. Mugabe did his legal studies by correspondence with the University of London. The death of Lee, Singapore's first prime minister from 1959 to 1990, marked the passing of one of the last towering post-independence Asian leaders.

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