• SA trucks attacked in Mozambique

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  • Mugabe blamed for xenophobic attacks on Zimbabweans living in South Africa

    Firebrand Zimbabwean female war veteran and former Zanu PF MP Margaret Dongo has blamed the horrific xenophobic attacks in South Africa on President Robert Mugabe's and Zanu PF's

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  • 2 shot dead in volatile Jeppestown

    The area has been a hotspot for xenophobic attacks and the looting of both local and foreign owned shops. Two South Africans have been killed in a hostel in Jeppestown during the xenophobic attacks on 18 April 2015.

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  • Xenophobia: ‘payback’ threats issued - IOL News

     Cape Town - African-based terror groups Boko Haram and al-Shabaab’s threats to attack South Africans in retaliation for xenophobic violence should not be taken lightly. Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks, president of the Cape Town-based Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), who said at its Crawford headquarters that “we should not be naive”. A number of Nigerian media outlets reported late this week that Boko Haram “gives South Africa 24 hours to end xenophobic attacks, or face bombing”.

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  • SARS could be handing Julius Malema a golden chalice

    IT WAS not without a sense of irony that the nation watched on Saturday as Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chairman Dali Mpofu announced the expulsion of four members for a number of transgressions they allegedly committed. It was barely three years ago that Mpofu and EFF leader Julius Malema were on the other side of such a disciplinary process. While the three — Andile Mngxitama, Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala and Mpho Ramakatsa — are relative political lightweights, it was a route the party did not initially want to pursue, particularly against the talented Mngxitama. The trio, along with former members Kenny Kunene and Gayton McKenzie — who went on to form their own political party, the Patriotic Alliance, which was a nonstarter in last year’s elections — have been campaigning against the leadership of the EFF ever since its National People’s Assembly.

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  • ...But AKA, you are so, so wrong! | The New Age Online

    Your tweets are unfortunate and insensitive. Your disregard of the power that you and other entertainers have to shift mindsets over the xenophobic attacks is sad. Understand that xenophobia and Afrophobia come from a place of ignorance. Ignorance so sad some locals believe South Africa is not in Africa.

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  • KZN foreigners demand repatriation from Zuma

    More than 1,000 foreigners told Jacob Zuma that they want to go back to their countries of origin soon. President Jacob Zuma addresses foreign nationals in Durban after he cancelled his visit to Indonesia in order to attend to the matter on 18 April 2015.

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  • South Africa: No African Is a Foreigner in Africa

    Wits professor ACHILLE MBEBME sees a nascent "ideology" - that of "national-chauvinism" - taking root in South African society. On Wednesday I asked a taxi driver: "Why do they need to kill these 'foreigners' in this manner?" His response: "Because under Apartheid, fire was the only weapon we blacks had. To kill "these foreigners", we need to be as close as possible to their body which we then set in flames or dissect, each blow opening a huge wound that can never be healed. Or, if it is healed at all, it must leave on "these foreigners" the kinds of scars that can never be erased.

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  • Watch: Malema puts the blame for xenophobic attacks on Zuma

    In Julius Malema's address to parliament on Thursday, he attributed the current xenophobic violence to the results of the teachings of President Jacob Zuma and claims that the president should bear the responsibility thereof. Posted to YouTube by My Africa.

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  • Virgin Active sold off to Brait - Companies | IOL Business

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Brait says it has been tracking Virgin Active since 2011 and moved in quickly on the opportunity to acquire it. Virgin Active agreed to be bought by the investment company owned by South African billionaire Christo Wiese for £682 million (R12 billion), prompting the British health club chain to cancel plans for a share sale. Wiese’s Brait would take an 80 percent stake in Virgin Active, valuing the gym chain at £1.3bn, Brait said in a statement yesterday. British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Group will retain a 20 percent stake, while London-based private equity firm CVC Capital Partners will sell its entire shareholding.

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  • Patricia de Lille elected as the new leader of the DA in the Western Cape

    CAPE Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has been elected as the new leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape. Ms de Lille, who was favourite to win from the moment she announced her availability for the position earlier this year, defeated former Western Cape police commissioner and community safety MEC Lennit Max. Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela was elected deputy provincial leader. More than 1,100 Western Cape delegates attended the party’s elective conference on Saturday at HIS People church in Goodwood. The Western Cape is the DA’s power base and the only province the party governs.

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  • 30 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    As this week comes to an end and we gear up for the weekend ahead, let’s take a moment to look back at the pictures that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, impactful, and at times ...

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  • Did TB Joshua predict the xenophobic attacks?

    In the wake of the recent spate of xenophobic attacks in parts of South Africa, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, it has emerged that controversial Nigerian pastor TB Joshua may have predicted the attacks. According to his official Facebook page, Joshua gave a prophetic warning to South Africa about a serious revolt led by young people, which would result in the loss of lives at his congregation in July last year. In a video where Joshua is seen sharing his prophecy, he urges his congregation to pray for South Africa because he sees a youth revolt in the country. Revolt in South Africa,” Joshua says.

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  • Missing De Kock interdict puzzle - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA To get out of jail, Eugene de Kock allegedly had to agree to effective detention by state officials. Johannesburg - To get out of jail, Eugene de Kock allegedly had to agree to effective detention by state officials. This emerged in papers filed in an urgent high court application this week, in which De Kock’s lawyers want the court to order that the State produce him within 24 hours, saying they were refused access to De Kock, that he was being held illegally in a “safe house” that was effectively a prison, and that he was illegally deprived of his parole. De Kock is apparently being held by the State Security Agency.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobic Attacks - President-Elect Supports FG's Steps

    The President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday expressed full support to the steps taken by the Nigerian government to protect its citizens from xenophobic attacks in South Africa. This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, Director Media and Publicity, All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, in Abuja. "Nigeria's Head of Mission in Pretoria had taken the right steps by advising the Nigerian community in South Africa to close their shops, stay at home and keep out of trouble. "Nigerians in South Africa should obey the laws of their host country," the statement quoted Buhari as saying.

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  • THE INSIDER: Why be treated abroad if you can die at home?

    HEALTH Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has no aspirations of becoming a diplomat because, as he says, he just "can’t speak diplomatically". On Motsoaledi’s mind was the fact that far too many African presidents travel overseas for treatment when they are sick — an admission that their own healthcare facilities are not up to scratch. If you need evidence, Motsoaledi lamented, look at West Africa, which struggled to contain Ebola because "indoda iyazibonela" (in this context, "a man is left to his own devices") when he is sick in those countries. This comment would no doubt have landed Motsoaledi in hot water elsewhere on the continent, although it was reported recently that our own President Jacob Zuma has received treatment in Russia, while Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe reportedly frequents Singapore for health reasons.

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  • Swaziland: Swazi King's Secret Jet Purchase

    In May 2010, in the depths of Swaziland's worst financial crisis in its history, King Mswati III secretly bought himself a private jet for US$11.45 million, it can be revealed publicly for the first time. In December 2010, unable or unwilling to pay his debts, the King sold the plane to Millers Capital, a Singapore-based investment company, for US$7.5 million - US$3.95 million less than he paid for it five months earlier. The tangled financial history of the King's MacDonnell Douglas DC-9 jet (also known as MD87) was revealed in papers at the Court of Appeal, Ontario, Canada, where the jet is being held in a business dispute over an alleged unpaid bill of US$3.5 million for upgrades made to the plane. Papers presented to the court on 9 April 2015 revealed that on 20 May 2010, SG Air Leasing, a company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands, sold the jet to Inchatsavane, a company whose sole shareholder was King Mswati, for US$11.45 million.

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  • Xenophobic attacks fuelled by myths about foreigners

    Government should act decisively in response to xenophobia and attacks on foreigners, but solutions must be based on unity and cohesion, not more segregation, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said. ISS governance, crime and justice division head Gareth Newham said the recent attacks on foreign nationals in the country were fuelled by two myths about foreigners.

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