• Mom runs over her little girl - Independent on Saturday | News

    An Umlazi mother is still in shock after she accidentally ran over and killed her one-year-old daughter. The horrific accident was on Monday morning at about 9am as Khanyile, an eThekwini Municipality employee, was reversing out of her P-Section Umlazi home. The child had been certified dead at the scene and a culpable homicide docket had been opened at Umlazi SAPS for investigation, said provincial police spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker. Neighbours said Khanyile’s piercing screams had alerted them to the awful accident.

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  • Joburg woman cut off in `road rage incident`

    An eBlockwatch member has been cut off by a male driver in an apparent road rage incident along Woodmead Drive in Johannesburg yesterday. During the argument, one motorist allegedly fired a shot, fatally wounding another one.

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  • Gwede Mantashe speaks up about Nkandla

    African National Congress Secretary General Gwede Mantashe has lashed out at Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's statements that more money must be spent on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal. The City Press is reporting that Mantashe said Nhleko's statement was reckless and he must explain why more tax money is needed. The Public Works Department has also distanced itself from Nhleko's claim that he doesn’t know who authorised the construction of 21 three bedroom houses on land just a kilometre from Nkandla.

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  • Bobbi Kristina's family rages anger over 'death bed' pics | The New Age Online

    Bobby Brown's sister Leolah Brown recently broke her anger over news that someone has been selling Bobbi Kristina's death bed pictures . Further, responding to the claims that the person who is selling the photo might be an extended family member, she said that she will make sure that anyone who comes near Bobby Brown's daughter takes a lie detective test.

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  • Malawi: JB Wanted MSB to Be Sold - Thom Mpinganjira

    First Discount House (FDH) owner, Thom Mpinganira, has disclosed that it is Joyce Banda who started the initial move to sell state-owned Malawi Savings Bank (MSB). Mpinganjira who has bought MSB at K9.5 billion through his FDH disclosed that he was in fact already in negotiation with the previous government to buy the bank.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • 'French and German presidents applied pressure before 2018 and 2022 World Cups'

    As the Fifa scandal continues, the federation's president, Sepp Blatter has made new claims saying French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively. Blatter has been quoted in an international Sunday newspaper saying there were two political interventions from former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German counterpart Christian Wulff before the hosts were announced in December 2010. He also says he is tired of taking the blame for something he had no control over. Blatter has suggested that the German football federation received a recommendation from Wulff “to vote for Qatar out of economic interests”.

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  • Zim’s power-hungry first lady eyes top job - Africa | IOL News

    Zimbabwe’s apparently fit first lady, Grace Mugabe, says she is working closely with the country’s two vice-presidents, developing policies and charting the way forward. As President Robert Mugabe’s health and memory declines, the first lady says she is working closely with Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, appointed by her husband at the Zanu-PF congress in December.

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  • Ghosts of the past: How Jacob Zuma and other ANC political figures unwittingly interacted with Apartheid's best spy | Daily Maverick

    In the late 1980s South Africa was plunged into a countrywide low-grade civil war. While Nelson Mandela and PW Botha had already begun secret talks, outside of this enclave of delicate negotiation, in the rest of the country, pockets of chaos erupted. As internal resistance to the Apartheid regime grew, police clamped down ruthlessly. Anti-Apartheid activists across the country led itinerant lives of instability, mistrust and secrecy as spies and informers infiltrated underground anti-Apartheid networks.

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  • Do or die for 450kg man - Gauteng | IOL News

    This weekend, the worried family of 450kg Corrie Le Grange will know whether he will live or die. La Grange has been bedridden for months during which time he put on 200kg. Desperate, they called the Gauteng Department of Health. Merwitz said the team of doctors attending to Le Grange were trying to obtain a solid diagnosis.

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  • Horror as mom, 2 kids killed on railway - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    PRETORIA NEWS Members of the Forensic Pathology Service remove the bodies of a mother and her two children who were hit by a train travelling to Mabopane between Akasia and Kopanong station. Pretoria - Residents of Soshanguve were greeted by the horrifying news of the death of four people on Friday morning – three in an apparent suicide – murder on the railway tracks, and a fourth, who was found in a nearby river. An unidentified woman and her two children were killed by a speeding rush-hour train in a suspected double murder-suicide. Bystanders said the woman stood on the tracks with her children, firmly clutching their hands, just after 6am.

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  • More privacy for axe killing survivor Marli - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    FACEBOOK The privacy measures surrounding axe attack survivor Marli van Breda have been ramped up. Cape Town - The privacy measures surrounding axe attack survivor Marli van Breda have been ramped up, as the teen makes the most of her school holiday. Marli’s future was discussed in the Western Cape High Court this week, and a number of decisions taken, including how much the media deals with the 16-year-old. Marli suffered an axe wound to her head and a severed jugular during the attack on January 27 in which the rest of her family died, except her brother Henri, 20, who escaped with minor injuries.

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  • Bid for stake in Sunwest, Worcester Casino collapses - Companies | IOL Business

    Tsogo Sun’s bid to acquire a minority stake in Sunwest International and Worcester Casinos from Sun International and Grand Parade Investments has collapsed, the company announced on Friday. The deal collapsed after the date of implementation for the transaction, a key condition on which it was dependent, was moved from 31 May this year to the end of August. “It has now become apparent that the revised implementation date of 31 August 2015 will not be achieved and based upon recent discussions, the Parties have concluded that it is not possible to extend the date again as the commercial metrics agreed to under the Proposed Transaction have changed due to the effluxion of time,” the company said in a statement.

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  • Shark victims thinking of their next wave - Western Cape | IOL News

    GARDEN ROUTE MEDIA UCT student Dylan Reddering, 19, recovers in a Knysna hospital after being savaged by a shark off Plettenberg Bay. Plettenberg Bay - The two UCT students who were attacked by sharks off beaches along the Garden Route last week are in good spirits and recovering well. Despite the attack at Lookout Beach, a popular surf spot in Plettenberg Bay eight days ago, Dylan Reddering, 19, is already dreaming of his next wave from his hospital bed in Knysna.

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  • Pics: Tutus renew their wedding vows - Gauteng | IOL News

    Joyful hymns rang out as Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and his wife Nomalizo Leah entered the Holy Cross Anglican Church on Saturday for the second celebration of their 60th wedding anniversary. The church was filled with family and friends and guests included former president Thabo Mbeki and former president Nelson Mandela’s wife Graça Machel. The congregation stood as one as Tutu, 83, and his wife, 81, entered the church sanctuary from a side entrance as Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe, one of their daughters, led the service.

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  • Zimbabwe: Biti Warns That Hungry Zimbabweans May Soon Start Eating Each Other

    ZIMBABWEANS might soon resort to cannibalism if the gripping hunger stalking the nation is not averted, former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said. Biti, now secretary general of the MDC Renewal Team, told party supporters in Harare's dormitory town of Chitungwiza that stress related deaths had gone up in the country. "If left to continue, the current situation will lead to cannibalism where human beings will resort to eating human flesh. "Most of the deaths being witnessed in the country are either due to starvation or stress related ailments like High Blood Pressure, hypertension and heart attack, because of the economic, political and social decay we are witnessing," said Biti.

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  • Cape in asteroid tsunami zone

    The map, which combines data on population density with data on where asteroids would most likely hit, came about after software was developed at the University of Southampton in the UK. Astronomer Nicola Laoring, of the South African Astronomical Observatory, says the map indicates that Western Cape would be at risk. "If an asteroid hits water, which is a distinct possibility given that 70% of the Earth is covered in water, then the impact could result in a tidal wave causing a tsunami in coastal regions. "The western coast of South Africa is also a high risk area as it lies along an asteroid impact corridor," she said.

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  • Britain's Princess Charlotte christened in intimate ceremony | The New Age Online

    Britain's Princess Charlotte was christened in an intimate ceremony , in the royal baby's second public appearance since her birth nine weeks ago to proud parents Prince William and Kate. Just 21 guests attended the low-key baptism held inside the 16th century Church of St Mary Magdalene on the country estate of the baby's great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, as crowds waited outside. Overnight campers and early risers, many wearing Union Jack-printed clothing, had braved wet weather to get a prime spot on the paddock outside the church at Sandringham estate in Norfolk, eastern England, ahead of the 4:30 pm (1530 GMT) service. William and Kate walked to the service from a nearby royal residence with Charlotte and her brother George, giving the public their second glimpse of the little princess since she appeared on the steps of a London hospital after her birth on May 2.

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  • Robbery behind SA man’s death in Malawi - Africa | IOL News

    A Ballito man travelling through Africa with friends has been shot dead at a campsite in Malawi by men who made off with a money bag and thousands of rand in camera equipment. Harry Wakeford had been travelling with Bruce Warwick Chapman, executive director of information at the DA’s head office and a former Glenwood councillor, fellow Ballito resident Richard Chapman, Geoff Richardson from Pretoria, and Anne Croasdale. The group set out in May to travel through Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, and Rwanda to the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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