• Senzo Meyiwa's parents know who killed him: report

    Slain Orlando Pirates soccer player Senzo Meyiwa's parents are adamant that they know who killed him.

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  • Man dies following Black Mamba bite

    A man in his early 30s has been killed after he was bitten by a Black Mamba in Mpumalanga. Local police were called, and the man was rushed to hospital, where he was certified dead on arrival, Mpumalanga News reported. According to an eyewitness, the man was with others on a field when the snake surprised them. “I think the snake got defensive when they tried to kill it.

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  • 'If Cristiano Ronaldo touched his balls, he should be punished'

    Spain Professional Football League (LFP) president Javier Tebas has suggested Cristiano Ronaldo should be punished after he was alleged to have

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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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  • Boko Haram strikes again, kidnapping another 500 people in Nigeria

    More recently, Boko Haram was in the news again, this time for pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. Just in case you think they couldn’t get any worse, the militant group reportedly abduct another 500 women and children. According to reports, hundreds of civilians, including many children were abducted and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists. Town trader Souleymane Ali told Reuters: “They took 506 young women and children.

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  • 10 Jeremy Clarkson quotes - Connect

    Jeremy Clarkson has finally been fired from Top Gear. Here are 10 Clarkson quotes.

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  • Muntari splashes on $900,000 Mercedes

    Footballers are known to be the all eyes on me when comes to exotic pimped cars but AC Milan and Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has taken it to another level. On Tuesday the talented midfielder took a picture of himself next to his top of the range Mercedes Brabus G63 AMG 6×6 limited edition. Since 2013, Muntari has owned a 4fk Motorsport garage in Milan where the wealthy go to pimp their rides.

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  • EFF condemns Zuma's 'anti-black' remarks

    The EFF on Wednesday condemned President Jacob Zuma’s alleged “anti-black” remarks made in a speech to the SA Local Government Association. “The Economic Freedom Fighters condemns the racist anti-black and self-hating remarks of President Zuma that poor South Africans are lazy particularly because whites are not in control,” spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said.

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  • Floyd Mayweather advisor denies boxer was 'floored' by Zab Judah during sparring

    Mayweather has “never gone down ever, not in sparring or in the ring” but reports this week suggested he was floored during a recent session with Judah, who he defeated on points back in 2006. In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe denied the reports. Zab is a tremendous fighter - he’s been helping with the preparations along with several other sparring partners,” said Ellerbe. Mayweather is said to have gotten straight back up and beaten Judah to a "bloody pulp", something Judah has since denied after he was questioned on Twitter.

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  • Why did Zuma intervene at Eskom?: Zille

    The answer perhaps lay in the fact that the suspensions "followed shortly after the Eskom executive's attempts to appoint an audit committee to oversee procurement processes for major contracts". Zille said industry insiders believed this move "may have upset political interests benefiting from lucrative diesel and coal supply deals". A fortnight ago, Eskom suspended four of its top executives, with chairman Zola Tsotsi announcing at the time that the parastatal's poor performance would be investigated. Business Day reported on Thursday that Zuma was directly involved in advocating the controversial inquiry into Eskom, initiated by Tsotsi two weeks ago.

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  • Child brides take Zimbabwe government to court over marriage laws

    Two former child brides have taken Zimbabwe's government to court in a ground-breaking bid to get child marriages declared illegal and unconstitutional. Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi say child marriage, which is rife in Zimbabwe, is a form of child abuse which traps girls in lives of poverty and suffering. "I want to take this action to make a difference," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from Harare on Tuesday. Data published last year indicates one third of girls in Zimbabwe marry before their 18th birthday and 5 percent before they turn 15.

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  • Electricity woes bad luck for Goodluck - Africa | IOL News

    Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan's election campaign has trumpeted his reform of the power sector as a crowning achievement. Jonathan took the bold step in 2013 of selling parts of the moribund state electricity firm and says the privatisation has bourne fruit. “Power supply in many parts of the country has improved to a consistent level of 15 hours a day,” a presidential website says. Saturday's vote between Jonathan's People's Democratic Party (PDP) and former junta leader Muhammadu Buhari is expected to be the closest since the end of military rule in 1999 and could see the PDP and Jonathan lose power.

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  • Co-pilot ‘deliberately’ crashed Alps plane - World News | IOL News

    AP Police hold media away from the house where Andreas Lubitz lived in Montabaur, Germany. Lubitz was the copilot on flight Germanwings 9525 that crashed with 150 people on board in the French Alps. Paris - The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside “intentionally” sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the commander left the cockpit, presumably to go to the lavatory, and then was unable to regain access.

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  • Nigeria: Malaysia to Hang Nigerian Student for Drug Trafficking

    A 29-year-old Nigerian student at a private college in Malaysia, Luke Nnaemeka Ugwu, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Malaysian High Court for drug trafficking.

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  • Zimbabwe: Outstanding Zimbabweans in Cape Town to be Honoured

    NOMINEES have been revealed for the inaugural Cape Town Zimbabwe Excellence Awards.

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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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  • HRC advises leaders to choose words carefully - Daily News | News

    The South African Human Rights Commission has reiterated its warning to leaders to choose their words carefully when making any comments in public. Isaac Mangena, spokesman for the commission, cemented the watchdog’s stance in response to Daily News queries on Wednesday, after King Goodwill Zwelithini’s comments regarding foreigners at the weekend ignited furious debate. The monarch said, as was reported in Daily News’s sister newspaper Isolezwe, and on radio station Igagasi FM, foreigners should go back to their home countries because they were changing the nature of South African society with their amanikiniki or goods and enjoying wealth that should have been for local people.

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  • 15 Powerful Photographs That Will Change Your Perception Of Australia

    This dramatic photograph captures mixed emotions on the faces of European migrants about to start their new lives in Australia as their ship berthed at Circular Quay. This photo of people relaxing on the banks of the Adelaide River in the Northern Territory was taken by Paul Foelsche, a policeman and amateur anthropologist.

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  • Oxford University weighs in on Rhodes statue saga

    Oxford University's Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton added his voice to the ongoing discussion around the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes Statue from the University of Cape Town (UCT’s) campus. The university held a debate on campus on Wednesday about the statue which they feel is a symbol of racism and a lack of transformation at the university.

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  • Whistle-blower gets suspended - Gauteng | IOL News

    Loyiso Marasela, who is the Department of Roads and Transport’s chief director of transport services, said he reported the matter to head of department (HoD) Ronald Swartz, who allegedly failed to act. Marasela said Swartz had appointed an investigator who allegedly did not have any financial background to investigate his complaint. “Having suspected that the HoD’s actions were to deliberately conceal the matter, I then went back to report the matter to the MEC.

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