• Zwelithini, the elephant in the room - Sunday Independent

    AFP/ Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has vehemently denied that he said people should take up arms and attack foreign nationals. King Goodwill Zwelithini escapes sanction for his speech which incited xenophobic violence because of his importance to the ANC, writes Jovial Rantao. It is also good that the rule of law has, to a certain extent, prevailed, and the perpetrators of these heinous deeds will be held accountable for their crimes. In court, they will learn you cannot commit crimes in a constitutional democracy, where the rule of law is king, and get away with them.

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  • Nigerian govt recalls SA ambassador, SA govt responds

    “We are not sure which actions or behaviour of the South African Government the Nigerian Government is protesting. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Monyela added that South Africa wished to retain good relations with Nigeria, and that it did not blame the Abuja government for the death of scores of South African nationals in the collapse of an evangelical church in Lagos in September last year or lengthy delays in the repatriation of the victims’ remains.

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  • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender and admits contemplating suicide

    In his tell-all interview yesterday (24.04.15), Bruce Jenner confirmed he has undergone a gender transition to become a woman, admitting he contemplated suicide when things got bad eighteen months ago.

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  • This Dad Has A Controversial Plan To Keep Boys Away From His Daughter

    It's every girl's dream to go to school wearing a T-shirt featuring her shirtless dad, right?

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  • Whites-only bursaries to be scrapped - South Africa | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Judge Siraj Desai. Whites-only student bursaries at Stellenbosch University are set to become a thing of the past after a ruling in a test case in the Western Cape High Court declared such discriminatory bequests violate the constitution. The investigation resulted in the adoption of a policy that these discriminatory bursaries would no longer be advertised, and that steps would be taken to remedy the situation. The application went to court on Monday, where Judge Siraj Desai declared the word “white” in the will of one Martha Maria Hattingh null and void, and in violation of the constitution.

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  • We Don't Blame Nigeria for Boko Haram, Says Pretoria

    The South African Government takes note that the outgoing Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has recalled its Acting High Commissioner to South Africa. It is only Nigeria that has taken this unfortunate and regrettable step. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has just returned from Indonesia to attend the Africa-Asia Summit and the 60th Anniversary of the historic Bandung Conference.

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  • Wilmot James challenges Mmusi Maimane to public debate

    Outgoing Democratic Alliance (DA) chairperson Wilmot James has challenged his opponent in the party’s leadership race Mmusi Maimane to a public debate. James and Maimane who is the DA’s Parliamentary leader will be going up against Adrian Naidoo and Morgan Oliphant for the party’s top position after Helen Zille announced she will not run for re-election at the DA’s federal congress next month.

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  • Zimbabwe: Is He the Next Diego Maradona Protégé?

    Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport. This is the case with DilIian Munashe Chipunza, a Zimbabwean born soccer star based in the United Kingdom who has had the good fortune to take part in major competitions and playing for Fulham junior team which he said has created unforgettable moments. CLS caught up with the soccer player who is in Zimbabwe for a holiday. "I started playing soccer at the age of seven.

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  • SA swim star held for theft in US - Western Cape | IOL News

    SUPPLIED South African Duncan Bonney allegedly robbed his US dorm mates blind. The student, award-winning swimmer Duncan Bonney, 22, has now been arrested in connection with 18 counts of burglary at the Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) in Alabama, where he was studying economics. Bonney is the son of Su and Gary Bonney, from Welgedacht in Bellville, who own the well-known Vineyard swimming club. Birmingham police spokesman Lieutenant Sean Edwards confirmed the arrest.

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

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  • The Zulus are our cousins - Swazis - Africa | IOL News

    Swazis working in South Africa are reacting with fear, confusion and a sense of betrayal at the prospect of becoming victims of ongoing anti-foreigner violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. “The Zulus are our cousins. How can King (Goodwill) Zwelithini do this to us? In Mbabane on Thursday, police broke up a march by the Swaziland Anti-Xenophobia Society.

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  • ‘Execution of Bali Nine imminent’ - World News | IOL News

    The Australian government on Saturday said it has been told by Indonesia that the execution of “Bali Nine” drug traffickers Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan was “imminent”. “Indonesian authorities today advised Australian consular officials that the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be scheduled imminently at Nusakambangan prison in central Java,” Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement.

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  • Nigeria asks SA for compensation for xenophobia victims

    Nigeria has asked the South African government for compensation for the victims of the xenophobic attacks. Three weeks ago, xenophobic violence flared up in KwaZulu-Natal then spread to Gauteng. Seven people have since been killed. The South African High Commissioner in Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, says he has been in consultations with the foreign affairs department. He says that while ties between the two countries are strong the South African government must protect the lives of foreigners.

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  • Hazard was too pricey - Wenger - Premier League

    Getty Images Arsene Wenger insists he isn t haunted by his decision to back out of signing

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  • Immigrants to Zuma: SA is our last hope

    Several representatives of immigrants on Friday requested President Jacob Zuma to intervene in efforts to regularise their stay and be integrated in the diverse South African community. Zuma spent five hours in a meeting with the leaders of the immigrants’ organisations at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria following rampant incidents of xenophobic violence in the country. Frank Ntwali of the Commission for Human Rights of Refugees said in his native Rwanda, democracy remains a mirage prompting millions to cross borders in search of security and safety. “We come to South Africa to complain but we cannot do it in our own countries.

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  • Mozambique: 'Leave Your Pain Behind', PM Urges Returnees

    Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario has urged Mozambican victims of the anti-foreigner pogroms in South Africa to transform the pain caused by the wave of xenophobic violence into an internal force for the development of the country. Let us not copy what is bad about the South Africans”.

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  • Surfer loses leg in shark attack - World News | IOL News

    AP Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said. Sydney - Surfers said they saw a 6-metre great white shark bite the leg off one of them near the coast of southern Australia, reports said on Saturday. “The shark came in and bit his leg off and the guys helped him in and carried him up the cliff,” a witness told the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper. The badly injured surfer was rushed to local hospital and later flown to Royal Adelaide Hospital in critical condition.

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  • 'Asylum seeker in coma after scuffle with police'

    An asylum seeker is recovering in hospital after he was injured in an apparent scuffle between police and foreigners at a displacement camp in Isipingo, south of Durban. The altercation was apparently sparked by an attempt by authorities to take down some of the tents housing people who have been displaced in recent flare ups of xenophobic violence in parts of KwaZulu-Natal. At least seven people have been killed in the violence that first erupted in Isipingo, late last month. The lunch queue at the displacement camp where around 1,000 people are being housed.

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  • Zimbabwe: Murder Most Foul

    Shell-shocked villagers could not hold back their tears as they prepared to bid farewell to Mrs Naume Garusa (41) (in the portrait, right), who was brutally murdered under unclear circumstances in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week. Naume's uncle, Mr Thomas Mhondiwa Garusa (73), said he was speechless following the grisly murder.

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  • Pellegrini urges Toure to stay - Premier League

    The new challenges Yaya Toure craves can be found at Manchester City and the midfielder does not need to leave the Premier League club, manager Manuel Pellegrini said. London - The new challenges Yaya Toure craves can be found at Manchester City and the midfielder does not need to leave the Premier League club if he wants to fight for silverware, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Friday.

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