• Suspected hijacker kills himself - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Bonginkosi Ndlovu shot and killed himself before the police could arrest him for his alleged involvement in truck hijackings. Johannesburg - Police believe that they are closing in on hijacking syndicates operating in Soweto. On Monday morning, they arrested four suspects and the fifth man shot and killed himself before the police could make an arrest. Bonginkosi Ndlovu, 25, who is believed to have been part of a gang involved in hijackings trucks, shot and killed himself when he was cornered by police in a room he was renting in Emndeni, Soweto.

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  • Minnie and Nonhle slam newspaper

    TV presenter and actress Minnie Dlamini could not contain her “disgust” over the reports published by Sunday Sun on 24 May. The TV personality took to Twitter to speak her mind about what she thinks of the paper. Sunday Sun is a prime example of #junkyardjournalism in SA: unethical, unprofessional and irresponsible.

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  • Brazilian begs EU to take in SA whites

    The petition on the website www.change.org, had about 15000 signatures last night. It calls for the EU to allow white South Africans, Namibians and Zimbabweans to be given automatic European citizenship. Rodrigo de Campos, a Brazilian, is behind the campaign and his motivation is that "the white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions at the hands of the ANC government, the Economic Freedom Fighters and various individual anti-white aggressors. Neither the ANC nor the EFF could be reached for comment last night.

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  • Trevor Noah asks Twitter 'which one of us died?'

    Noah took to Twitter to say: "Thanks to some crafty journalism my family and I have spent the whole day trying to figure out if one of us died. The Sunday Times reported that Noah's cousin‚ Cebisile Happiness Khoza‚ a teacher from a village near Wasbank in KwaZulu-Natal had been buried by relatives. The newspaper added that "Noah had not been reached by his family as he was travelling overseas"‚ which might explain Noah's tweets. The newspaper quoted Noah's grandmother‚ Nomalizo Noah‚ confirming the death on the record.

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  • Chiefs deny Khune and Mashamaite exit | The New Age Online

    Kaizer Chiefs has dismissed reports that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and defender Tefu Mashamaite have been booted out of the team adding that they both still have contracts with the club. Reports surfaced that the duo have been shown the door at Naturena after contractual talks have stalled and it is reported that the players want more improved contract with the club. “ As we do every season, we'll hold a press conference to update fans on who's staying and going ,it will be this week,” Chiefs communication manager Vina Maphosa told Power FM. Khune and Mashamaite's contracts with the Glamour boys are coming to end of June and big spenders Mamelodi Sundowns are monitoring the situation closely with the intention of bringing the duo to Chloorkop.

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  • ON THE WATER: Resistance to e-tolling is not about the money

    IT TOOK apartheid’s bullies a long time to learn that force will be met with force, that violence begets violence, and so on. Most citizens lived through apartheid’s endgame, especially those in the plush seats with their struggle credentials, which is why citizens may safely assume that their government knows it cannot serve the people by abusing them. At least, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should know it, but also in great part because he is a flyfisher, which by definition means he is a man of good character and superior intelligence, and possessed of goodwill towards his fellow citizens. Such an event (as related by Business Day columnist Allister Sparks) — in which Ramaphosa wielded the pliers and National Party negotiator Roelf Meyer was the beneficiary — became central to the myth of SA’s negotiated revolution.

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  • Kendall Jenner 'snubbed by Hollywood film-makers'

    US model Kendall Jenner was reportedly snubbed by movie producers at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Anger At Mugabe's U.S $30 Million Kaukonde Debt

    ZANU PF leaders were falling over each other Tuesday, expressing anger on behalf of their 91-year-old leader. The source of the outrage was a report by a local daily claiming Mugabe last week admitted to politburo colleagues that he owes expelled former Zanu PF Mashonaland East chairman Ray Kaukonde about $30 million. According to the report, Mugabe said he would finally repay the sum, having ignored the obligation for years. The veteran leader was said to have opened up as Kaukonde and several other party heavies became the latest casualties of a purge targeting alleged allies of former vice president Joice Mujuru.

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  • 8 Indian spices that prevent cancer | The New Age Online

    When the opposition in question is an adamant disease like cancer, our armoury should be packed with a lifestyle of regular health check-ups and a diet including foods that double as anti-cancer agents. When actress Lisa Ray was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a relatively rare cancer of the bone marrow, all she said was, "I'll beat cancer". Carrying this spirit of defeating a disease often labelled 'incurable', we try to find out diet methods, especially in the selection of spices that can avert the multiplying of malignant cells in the body that gradually mature into insurmountable cancer cells. Spices like turmeric and saffron are inherent with medicinal properties that, when incorporated to our diet from an early stage strengthens our bodies against invasion of toxins, bacteria and virus.

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  • Real Madrid fire Ancelotti - World Leagues

    Real Madrid have sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti after the world's richest club by income failed to win major silverware this season and, according to local media, Napoli's Rafa Benitez is the favourite to succeed him.

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  • South Africa: Petition Calls On EU to Let White South Africans Return

    The European Union needs to admit white South Africans as they face ethnic cleansing, according to a petition circulating online on Sunday. "The white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions at the hands of the ANC government, the EFF, and various individual anti-white aggressors," according to Rodrigo Herhaus de Campos, who says in the petition, posted on the website change.org, that he comes from Brazil. The site allows for anyone to put up a petition about anything they feel strongly about.

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  • Dispute over ‘Zim first lady’s’ flat - Africa | IOL News

    Expensive Hong Kong lawyers were due in court on Monday representing Zimbabwe’s “secret project”, which is a R7 million villa much loved by first lady Grace Mugabe. Ownership of the flat is disputed as Jack Ping, a Taiwanese-born businessman, who lives in Joburg, claims he bought and paid for it in 2008, first via a company, Cross Global, and he then says he transferred it into his name two years later. The Zimbabwe government describes the property in papers before the Hong Kong High Court, as a “secret project”, and says it paid cash for it but has not yet produced any receipt.

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  • Post office, Telkom, Eskom becoming obsolete

    TWENTY years ago, it was unthinkable that SA could manage without efficient service from the post office, Telkom and Eskom. Today, the post office hardly matters in economic terms. Management’s unwillingness to curb widespread theft meant that parcel delivery has been increasingly replaced by private couriers. As a result, the four-month post office strike last year scarcely registered on the economic radar.

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  • 15 Signs Your Invisible Boyfriend Is Really Starting To Get On Your Nerves

    Let's be honest, you deserve better.

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  • Hamilton ducks the parties as Rosberg offers sympathy

    "Stopping wasn't on my mind at all," said Rosberg. What Rosberg saw was the brief battle between Hamilton and four-time champion German Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari after the Briton had returned to the fray following his pit-stop.

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  • Famous Brands exits India - Companies | IOL Business

    South African fast-food group Famous Brands has pulled out of India two years after re-entering the world's second most populous nation, it said on Monday. The company, which also has operations in Britain, the Middle East and 16 countries in the rest of Africa, reported a 15 percent rise in headline earnings per share (EPS) to 467 cents in the year to February 28.

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  • Video: Voices from the camps – Steven Mware | Daily Maverick

    Steven Mware came to South Africa from Malawi in 2010, and had never been ‘home’ to see his family until April 2015, when he was one of 3,000 Malawians repatriated from Durban. Steven had been working for a non-profit organisation taking care of people with disabilities. On the night of 16 April, he was warned by friends to leave his home in Chatsworth, Durban, as it was about to be attacked. Once things have ‘quietened down’, Steven plans to return to South Africa, as he is still owed a salary, and wants to continue providing for his family.

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  • Caution at kingdom division - Politics | IOL News

    Eastern Cape AbaThembu chief, Ngangomhlaba Mathanzima, has cautioned against comparing kingdoms with one another as this could lead to divisions among the nations. Instead, Mathanzima said kings should find appropriate platforms to address issues they felt needed rectification. Mathanzima was commenting on a Sunday newspaper report that the recently crowned amaXhosa king, Zwelonke Sigcawu, wants all kings to be paid as much as Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. The Sunday Times reported that Sigcawu and his advisors, Prince Xhanti Sigcawu and Chief Daliwonga Mgwebi, said they liked the way Zwelithini was treated and wished the same treatment for other kingdoms.

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  • Wiz’s Billboard Awards weed debacle | The New Age Online

    Khalifa was almost handcuffed on the red carpet right in front of the most elite entertainers in music. The offence was what Wiz is most known for, smoking marijuana. Popular for his love of puffing the widely contested narcotic, Khalifa showed up at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with no intention of finishing his special cigarette while on the red carpet, until a nearby police officer strongly suggested he consider putting it out. According to photographer Jeff Kravitz, who snapped a shot of the moment, the officer on duty came up to the rapper and told him something along the lines of “do not light that in my face again or we will take a ride downtown”.

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