CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule's convoy has been blocked from entering a campsite in Hermanus. It's understood Magashule was invited by community leaders in Paradise Park. However, when he arrived on Wednesday, he and ANC supporters were told by security they couldn't enter without an invitation. After a brief scuffle with Paradise Park security, ANC supporters burst through the gates. Some of the supporters shouted: “Open the gate… we're going to wait here.” Under the watchful eye of security, Magashule and several hundred supporters went ahead with campaigning. The campsite comprises chalets, rondavels and caravans. Prior to his visit, MagashuleIndependent Online
Controversial singer Steve Hofmeyr mocked Charlize Theron for accepting her transgender daughter on Sunday. Over the weekend Theron revealed that one of her adopted kids revealed to her at three years old that she identifies as a girl and not a boy. Speaking to Daily Mail the actress said: "Yes, I thought she was a boy, too. Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: 'I am not a boy!' So there you go! I have two beautiful daughters who, just like any parent, I want to protect and I want to see thrive." Theron's admission about raising a transgender child has garnered mixed responses from the public. The "Pampoen" singer also weighed in on the matter by mocking Theron andIndependent Online
Former president FW de Klerk has said that there was element of truth that life and public services was much better under the apartheid government. "I think there is an element of truth in it not because of race or colour but because of bad appointments made in the nine last years inter alia cadres appointed instead of people with the right experience, people with the right training into management posts. De Klerk made the comment during one of eNCA's pre-recorded interviews with former presidents. Asked if the post-1994 democratic government did the right thing to pay apartheid government debts, De Klerk also said: "I think it is a correct thing for any succeeding government to honour debts of a previous government.Independent Online
Johannesburg - Botswana has added Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe, mining magnate and wife of Energy Minister Jeff Radebe, to a list of undesirable individuals who should apply for a visa before entering. The neighbouring country has added Motsepe-Radebe to the list controlled by the Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs along with Sandton socialite Malcolm X. The Star received a copy of the notice on Tuesday. It has been speculated for days that Motsepe-Radebe and Malcolm X could face such action. Botswana accuses Motsepe-Radebe and Malcolm X of being at the centre of a plot to topple incumbent President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Botswana-based newspaper Sunday Standard recently publishedIndependent Online
A picture of African National Congress (ANC) deputy president David Mabuza with the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema, in Moria over the Easter weekend, set tongues wagging on Twitter, with some questioning what was really being quietly discussed between the two. Mabuza and Malema were all smiles in the image. This was while others hailed the show of unity and maturity by the two politicians and argued that it should spill down to supporters of both parties. The photo was posted on the Twitter handle of Mabuza and that of SA's Presidency, and was captioned: “Deputy President David Mabuza sharing a light moment with the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighter, Mr JuliusTimesLIVE
Durban magistrate Jackie Jonck gave gqom star Babes Wodumo a tongue-lashing as car troubles once again delayed her court appearance on Wednesday. The common-assault case against Babes (real name Bongekile Simelane), her sister Nondumiso Simelane and artist Tipcee (real name Thobeka Ndaba) was temporarily stood down after the Simelane sisters failed to arrive on time due to car troubles. Previously a warrant of arrest had been issued for the Simelane sisters after they failed to appear in court and blamed their absence on car troubles. When they finally arrived an an unimpressed Jonck told Wodumo: "If your car is unreliable, take an Uber or a Taxify. This is the last time this court will indulgeSowetanLIVE & Sunday World
Fans have been sharing their observations that Bonang Matheba has been glowing like a woman in love, and while she's been coy about the whole thing, over the weekend B decided to play along after she was asked to show her "man". From past teasers moghel has shared, we know that the guy spoils her and is not a local citizen of Mzansi. So when Bonang replied to a tweep that she would go live with her man on Instagram stories, err'body got their data ready. They got some popcorns and some House of BNG champopo, and waited patiently for the "big reveal".