• SowetanLIVE & Sunday World

    Zuma says there are plans to kill him, Ramatlhodi was a spy and lashes out at Ramaphosa

    He then told the commission that there had been many attempts on his life which had failed. The most recent one was at a music concert in Durban, he said. “Just recently there was a function in Durban where the maskandis wanted to fill the stadium. Some of those people planned to murder me inside the stadium. I know them. They planned to murder me. What saved my life is because I did not go there. This is an attempt on my life. There's been people sent from outside the country to come and kill me but I have been patient, not saying a thing,” Zuma said. “Perhaps it is important that before I die I tell the story. The plan to kill me in Durban was very detailed. It involved people who are suicidal

  • Independent Online

    'Hero' Durban pastor killed after chasing robbers

    Durban - eThekwini Municipality official, pastor and actor Mhlonishwa Sakhile Langa has been hailed as a hero after being shot and killed when he tried to stop a gunman who had robbed a shop in Durban's South Beach area on Saturday. Langa had parked his car at the roadside to see a friend in the area when he heard people screaming about a robbery. Eyewitnesses, who spoke to the Daily News on Sunday, said Langa was shot in the chest as he alighted from his car to stop the man. Witnesses arrested the gunman, while his accomplices got away. Langa died at Addington Hospital later that day. Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said four gunmen allegedly accosted employees at a South Beach Avenue

  • TimesLIVE

    Ex-footballer Marc Batchelor shot dead in suspected hit

    Former Bafana Bafana striker Marc Batchelor was shot dead in a suspected hit on Monday evening near his home in Johannesburg. Police spokesperson Col Lungelo Dlamini said two men on a motorcycle shot Batchelor “before he could drive into his premises at Olivedale after 6pm”. Dlamini confirmed that Batchelor was the victim in the shooting, and that the retired footballer's family had been informed. “He was shot through the window several times and died at the scene. The motive for the attack is unknown at this stage as nothing was taken. No suspects have been identified.” This is a developing story.

  • Independent Online

    Meet Andrew Draper, the chef that dies every day

    Born and bred in Durban, Andrew Draper is an award-winning chef who creates memories that remain with people forever.  Draper has created mouth-watering experiences for every conceivable occasion for over 20 years. He opened his first restaurant, Harvey's, when he was 21 years old, and within months they won best restaurant in KwaZulu-Natal and top 10 in South Africa.  Speaking to Draper, he said food is incredibly selfless and a wonderful way to show people how much you love and respect them.  “I failed matric, having never failed a thing in my life and in the shock and horror while I was waiting to rewrite so I could attend university I decided to do a chef course as I thought it was a skill

  • AllAfrica.com

    Nigeria: 118 Nigerians Killed in Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

    The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, on Monday condemned the continuous killings of Nigerians in South Africa, warning that further attacks on Nigerians would no longer be condoned. Mr Lawan expressed concern that about 118 Nigerians had so far lost their lives in different attacks over the years, out of which 13 were by the South African Police. A statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa said Mr Lawan made this known when he hosted the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe. Mr Moroe and his delegation paid the visit to brief the Senate leadership on his government's investigations to unravel the causes of the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians

  • Independent Online

    Bonang absent as Lorna Maseko celebrates birthday

    Celebrity chef Lorna Maseko celebrated her 36th birthday earlier this month with her friends.  Maseko teamed up with Tanqueray Gin for the occasion at Marble Restaurant in Johannesburg.  Taking to her social media pages, Maseko shared snaps of her sponsored birthday bash with various pictures of her friends, captioning the post: "Last night was beautiful, blessed and filled with so much love. Celebrated my birthday with love bugs who have been and do life with me through thick and thin.   "It goes without saying it's not always how we want it to be, but as long as we have breath we keep fighting and making the best of these moments. Thanks to my amazing @tanquerayza family who graced the event

  • SowetanLIVE & Sunday World

    WATCH | Death threats to Zuma and his children after state capture testimony

    On Monday, Zuma told the commission that there had been many attempts on his life which had failed. The most recent one was to be at a music concert in Durban, he said. “Just recently there was a function in Durban where the maskandis wanted to fill the stadium. Some of those people planned to murder me inside the stadium. I know them. They planned to murder me. What saved my life is because I did not go there. This is an attempt on my life. There's been people sent from outside the country to come and kill me but I have been patient, not saying a thing,” Zuma said. “Perhaps it is important that before I die I tell the story. The plan to kill me in Durban was very detailed. It involved people