• Zodwa Wabantu fever hits Zimbabwe

    Unlike the late King of Rock n’ Roll‚ Elvis Presley‚ or the King of Pop Michael Jackson‚ with no music to her name‚ Zodwa Wabantu has found a following from impersonators and she will go head-to-head against them when she visits Bulawayo‚ Zimbabwe this weekend. Club Connect has in the past hosted “Zodwa Nights‚” with the craze being so popular that skimpy clothes‚  natural hair and high heels can get a woman free entry into the club and even complementary drinks. Last weekend Trinity Sibanda was crowned “Zodwa Twin” and when Zodwa descends on Bulawayo for a celebrity visit‚ the two will party together. “I want to be an entertainer like her. She’s made a career out of keeping it real. If I can

  • Bonang, Mandela family get their cellphone contracts downgraded by Vodacom

    Vodacom has stopped issuing unlimited free airtime to several members of the Mandela family due to rising data costs. According to Sunday World, Winnie Madikizela Mandela was downgraded to a capped top-up contract of R2 500 per month while Zinzi, Zenani, Mandla, Mbuso and Ndaba Mandela are on R750 top up contracts. Vodacom spokesperson Byron Kennedy confirmed this, commenting that the Mandelas had been long-standing customers of the telecommunications giant. “As governance requirements and expectations in South Africa and around the world have progressively changed over the past two decades, so too has the contractual relationship between corporates and the likes of the Mandela family,” he added.

  • DJ Tira recovering after health scare

    DJ Tira is on the road to recovery after collapsing at his home and being rushed to hospital. The musician was treated for fatigue and was later discharged. Speaking to TshisaLIVE‚ Tira said he was feeling much better and was trying to take it easy.  “Unfortunately for me the work doesn’t stop. So with very strict monitoring from my wife and my management team‚ I am getting ready to go on a tour for the Gumba festival‚” he said.  Even though Tira hasn’t completely stopped working‚ he is under strict supervision.  “I am under very strict supervision. My health is the number one priority for everyone around me and I also don’t want to end up in hospital again‚ so I am helping them help me by working

  • More SABC sports presenters sacked

    A group of eight sports presenters and analysts has been shown the door by the beleaguered SABC, bringing the number of casualties to 13. The eight were fired, allegedly because the public broadcaster could not afford to pay them because it is going through financial difficulties. Sunday World has learnt football legend Marks Maponyane and coach Mike Mangena, together with Papi Khomane, Rabbie Moripe, Gloria Brown and Fabian McCarthy were issued with letters by SABC sports management in June informing them ofthe SABC's intention not to renew their contracts when the new soccer season kicks off. Also included on the list was Soccer Laduma presenter Tshepo Mabona. Former referee Sylvester Ndaba,

  • Malema tells leaders to go back to school

    No South African will trust an uneducated leader after President Jacob Zuma. This has led to EFF leader Julius Malema and his party executives pushing that all their leaders should further their studies. Zuma does not have a formal education and corruption became rampant under his presidency. Malema, who was once mocked after his poor matric results were widely circulated, said while they focused on building the party, they all agreed education was important and pushed for leaders to be in stable family structures. ALSO READ: EFF 'ready to work' with the ANC He recalled how his results attracted attention because he had failed woodwork. "I have to explain that when I did my matric, I was elected

  • DA files application to intervene in EFF's case to impeach Zuma

    CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Alliance (DA) has filed a Constitutional Court application to intervene in the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)’s impeachment case against President Jacob Zuma. The United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the Congress of the People (Cope) are already backing the case to force Speaker Baleka Mbete to initiate impeachment proceedings against Zuma for his conduct related to the Nkandla scandal. The DA says it believes it can provide new evidence that can assist the court. In March, the EFF initiated impeachment proceedings after the Constitutional Court found Zuma did not uphold the Constitution when he failed to implement the Public Protector’s remedial action that he repays

  • Twitter asks: Where in the world is Shaun Abrahams?

    CAPE TOWN - Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille, took to Twitter posting a fake picture stating that National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams was missing, asking if anyone had seen the prosecuting authority's top boss.