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    Bushiri's wings clipped as NPA wins court fight over his private jet

    Johannesburg - Controversial prophet Shepherd Bushiri looks set to lose his luxury jet after National Director of Public Prosecutions Shamila Batohi, successfully applied for a court order to have the pastor forfeit the aircraft to the state. North Gauteng High Court Judge Takalani Raulinga granted the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) a preservation order against Bushiri on February 4, stating to interested parties that “if you have interest in the aircraft, you should understand that it is now at risk” in his order. The preservation order was granted in terms of the Prevention of Organised Crime Act (Poca), as the NPA suspects the aircraft is “the proceeds of unlawful activities” and was

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    After money spent on Bushiri 'special prayers', congregant has no taxi fare to go home

    Tebogo Mogashoa made her usual trek from Krugersdorp to Pretoria to hear Shepherd Bushiri preach.

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    'I come from old money, my hands are clean,' says Patrice Motsepe

    Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe on Monday distanced himself and his business interests from the government's proposed independent power producers' contract. Motsepe has two brothers-in-law in the cabinet: President Cyril Ramaphosa and energy minister Jeff Radebe.  He told a Sandton news briefing that there was no favouritism in the renewable energy project bids and admonished South Africans for thinking of irregularities when a black businessperson became rich. It was unclear which detractors he was referring to. EFF leader Julius Malema has previously taken swipes at Motsepe. To the bemusement of social media, Motsepe's news conference included a reference to how he grew up with money

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    Plato in hot water over immigrant comments

    Cape Town - Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato is at the centre of a political storm after his comments about people coming into the Western Cape and sponging off taxpayers. Plato was recorded making the comments on the sideline of a public meeting in Mitchells Plain. On Tuesday, Plato was invited to a meeting with Westridge residents, hosted by Mayco Member for Area South, Eddie Andrews. In the 84-second long clip, Plato is seen chatting to a man while standing at a podium. Plato says: “If you must see how we must trim the budget. We pay, currently as we speak, 99 percent for those coming into the Western Cape. The two of us pay for them. “They can't fend for themselves. Lots and lots of our budgets

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    Being a one-woman man has paid off says Tlou Molekwane

    Molekwane, now playing for Baberwa in the ABC Motsepe League, says being committed to one woman has helped him tremendously, he would have gone broke long ago if it was not for their longstanding relationship. "She has always been there for me, advising me what to do and what not to do. Many footballers have blown their money on slay queens . I am happy that I settled with one woman long ago. If it was not for her, I would have gone broke by now, hopping around the nightclubs with all the girls," said the Baberwa player. To show his humble lifestyle, the former Bloemfontein Celtic and Polokwane City defender is still driving a BMW 1 series 130i he bought seven years ago while still at Chiefs.

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    Maimane: Cyril must tell SA the truth about proposed Chinese-owned power plant

    THOHOYANDOU - President Cyril Ramaphosa must tell South Africa the truth about the proposed Chinese-owned power plant in Limpopo, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Sunday. Speaking at a DA 2019 elections event at Makhuvha Stadium in Thohoyandou in Limpopo, Maimane said Ramaphosa had visited Thohoyandou on Saturday and "had a lot to say about accountability and basic service delivery, which are foreign concepts to the people of Limpopo". "In this province, the corrupt walk free while the people are left in crippling poverty. In this province, there are 937,000 unemployed people - mainly young people. And this number continues to grow," Maimane said. "Not too far from here, the multi-billion

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    Former Eskom bosses Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko blasted

    Two controversial former Eskom executives Brian Molefe and Matshela Koko have leapt to the power utility's crisis to make a public comeback. The two, who were implicated in allegedly running Eskom down, appeared to have found their voices when they gave TV interviews as experts on load-shedding at the weekend. Their re-emergence has attracted criticism from some quarters. Yesterday, eNCA aired its interview with Molefe on the problems at Eskom, a few days after Koko was interviewed by the SABC. The two believe that Eskom has sufficient capacity and there is no reason for load-shedding. "When I joined Eskom there was a huge maintenance backlog and we devised a plan to implement maintenance in