• Wanted: Killer Mphela

    Football authorities, critics and fans around the country are looking for former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs striker Katlego “Killer” Mphela. The 30-year-old Brits-born former Bafana Bafana striker was last spotted training with Polokwane City as his football future remains bleak. Killer has had no luck finding a home after being released by Amakhosi following a dismal campaign for the current league champions. Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung revealed that Mphela was released from the club after failing to attend a number of “important events.” Mphela vehemently denied this.

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  • Bobby Brown says 'final private goodbye' to Bobbi Kristina

    Bobby Brown said his ''final private goodbye'' to his daughter Bobbi Kristina when he visited her funeral home.

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  • Ntuli 'a victim' in Zuma poison plot

    The family of one of President Jacob Zuma’s wives, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, yesterday rallied behind her in the wake of claims she had been involved in a plot to poison her husband. “She is a victim of powerful people doing everything possible to impress the president – they are taking advantage of the fact that she comes from a humble family with no political connections whatsoever,” said Ntuli-Zuma’s brother, Linda Ntuli from KwaMaphumolo, northern KwaZulu-Natal. City Press yesterday reported that Ntuli-Zuma – who now lives in Durban North after being allegedly kicked out of the president’s Nkandla homestead in January – was on the verge of being arrested in connection with the poison plot. Citing sources within the National Prosecuting Authority, the newspaper alleged Ntuli-Zuma, otherwise known as MaNtuli, had already been questioned by investigaters about her role in the plot.

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  • Khune salary chopped - SundayWorld

    Sunday World authoritatively learnt that Khune, who earned a whopping R325000 per month last season, took at least a 20% salary cut to avoid being jobless. Chiefs team manager, Bobby Motaung, on Friday declined to comment on the club's decision to slash the footie's salary and referred us to club spokesman Vina Maphosa. Maphosa also declined to comment and said the club would announce details of Khune's contract at a press conference billed for tomorrow. "I'm not allowed to talk about that matter but all I can confirm now is that Khune's matter was settled today, and he will start training with the team on Sunday.

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  • Zimbabwe: The Rise and Fall of Tsvangirai

    FROM a trailblazing labour leader who transformed into a fiery democracy activist who came within a whisker of deposing one of Africa's strongmen, to the sorry sight of his furniture strewn outside his house pending seizure, Morgan Tsvangirai has lived across extremes. The leader of the opposition MDC-T took the gamble and challenged President Robert Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe has known since majority rule from Britain almost four decades ago, to form a political party "literally" out of the ashes of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) in 1999. At his peak, he called on Mugabe to "go peacefully or we will remove you violently". Tsvangirai had Mugabe's military generals out of their barracks sensing power slipping through their fingers, leading to the late General Vitalis Zvinavashe's infamous "straight jacket statement" hours before Zimbabweans trooped to the polls in 2002.

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  • Airport heist gang smashed

    The men were attacking an Angolan couple and their South African host moments after they arrived at the host's home in The Moot, north of Pretoria, from OR Tambo International Airport last night. A Nigerian diplomat, attending the African Union Summit, was similarly attacked two weeks ago. Gabriel Gundo was travelling from the airport to his Sandton hotel when he was attacked and robbed of $500 and R700 in cash by gunmen posing as Nigerian police officers. The Hawks are looking into whether the robbery was planned in advance or if Gundo's taxi was opportunistically followed from the airport.

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  • Those who fake their qualifications must pay - Sunday Independent

    It’s criminal that black students have to stomach racist institutions to get a degree as CV cheats jump the queue, writes Malaika wa Azania. It is worsened by the conditions prevailing in my institution of learning, Rhodes University. Two years ago I joined the multitudes of black students across South Africa who are on the receiving end of financial exclusions. While tertiary institutions have seen a significant growth in student numbers and historically white universities a dramatic shift in demographics (black students account for 68 percent of university enrolments), the number of students who successfully complete their courses is alarmingly low.

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  • In Case Meek Mill's Week Couldn't Get Any Worse, Nicki Minaj Reportedly Ended Things

    Meek Mill and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.

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  • First lady denies knowing of plot to poison Zuma

    First lady Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma has denied newspaper reports that she allegedly crumbled and confessed to having knowledge of a plot to poison her husband and president of the country Jacob Zuma. The City Press is today reporting that plans are afoot to lay charges of conspiracy to commit murder against Ntuli-Zuma. The allegations surfaced following newspaper reports that the president had been poisoned and his wives were suspected of being behind it. Attorneys representing the first lady have issued a letter denying that she was part of any plot to poison the president or that she was aware of it.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • Bobby Brown's wife rushed to hospital - IOL Tonight

    Bobby Brown's wife was rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. The RnB singer's spouse, Alicia Etheridge reportedly became unwell in a hotel room on Saturday evening following the funeral of Bobby's daughter, Bobbi Kristina. A source told TMZ when Alicia arrived at a hospital in Atlanta, Bobby was by her side the whole time and she was able to walk through with little help. Alicia's collapse happened just hours after Bobby Brown broke down when he left the reception held after his daughter's funeral.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Announces Pregnancy And Opens Up About Past Miscarriages

    1. Earlier today, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook profile page that he and his wife Priscilla are expecting their first child, a baby girl. In the post, Zuckerberg also opens up about the couple’s three miscarriages. 2. “Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!” Zuckerberg writes. The 31-year-old Facebook founder and 30-year-old doctor have been married since 2012.

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  • Boko Haram Chief Recruiter Arrested - CameroonOnline.org

    Bana Fanaye also known as Mahamat Moustapha, said to be the mastermind of Boko Haram operations in Chad and northern Cameroon, has been arrested by authorities in Chad. Assorted weapons, as well as cell phone SIM cards for various countries, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger were recovered from his residence.

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  • Be very afraid, Queen Bey

    In an interview posted on Instagram with rapper Wale, President Barack Obama's wife was asked a number of questions - ranging from education to entertainment. Michelle replied: "I would be Beyoncé. "I've got the hands-up," she said, demonstrating Beyoncé's Single Ladies hand gesture. It's no secret that the Obamas are fans of Queen Bey, who sang Etta James's At Last at Obama's 2009 inaugural ball, and The Star Spangled Banner at his 2013 inauguration.

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  • Terry’s warning to Arsenal - Premier League

    Chelsea captain John Terry has warned Arsenal that their Community Shield victory over the champions will count for nothing once the real action starts in the Premier League this weekend. Jose Mourinho's team were well below their best as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's first-half strike gave Arsenal a 1-0 win in the prestigious pre-season friendly at Wembley on Sunday. Arsenal's vibrant performance added to the growing sense that the north Londoners, who were already on a high after winning last season's FA Cup, are ready to mount a sustained bid to wrestle the title away from Stamford Bridge. It's one of them where they (Arsenal) will probably come up and say differently.

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  • Bin Laden’s sister killed in jet crash - World News | IOL News

    Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United Kingdom says family members of the late al-Qaeda leader were killed in a private jet crash in southern England. Dubai - A sister of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed along with her husband and mother when a private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Saturday.

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  • South Africa: Fuel Prices Effective From 5 August 2015

    The Department of Energy herewith informs the public about the fuel prices for August 2015. South Africa's fuel prices are adjusted on a monthly basis, informed by international and local factors. All petroleum products prices will decrease with effect from the 5 August 2015. The decrease in the prices of all the petroleum products is due mainly to the drop in the crude oil prices during the period under review.

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  • Nzimande was in the Struggle - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Blade Nzimande's involvement in the Struggle can be delineated into two periods, before and after Shivambu and Malema were born, says the writer. In his humble way, Blade Nzimande has a proud history of contribution to our Struggle, says Alex Mashilo. Johannesburg - Far from the so-called disastrous assimilation of SACP cadres into the neo-liberal project, as Floyd Shivambu would like people to believe, it was the SACP that characterised the growth, employment and redistribution economic strategy and the political agenda that propelled it as “the 1996 Class Project”.

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