• Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

    According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed impending demise of Mugabe. A Malawi publication, the Maravi Post, reported at the time that Liabunya had predicted, during a New Year’s Day service, that Mugabe would pass away this year. This was not the first time the

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  • Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    He made this startling claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing battle with the taxman. This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled

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  • This Is What Women With The Same BMI Look Like Side-By-Side

    BMI, or body mass index, is a number used to determine your body’s mass based on your height. The actual number is your weight in kilograms divided by your squared height in meters. BMI is often used as a screening tool for obesity — usually at the population level — but it’s also a relatively quick and inexpensive way for doctors to asses your weight and your risk for certain metabolic diseases.

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  • ANC NGC: Paul Mashatile on ANC succession, e-tolls and the premier league | Daily Maverick

    The Gauteng ANC is known for rattling cages and swimming against the tide. From playing a central role in the botched campaign to replace President Jacob Zuma at the ANC’s 2012 national conference in Mangaung to digging in its heels on e-tolls, the Gauteng ANC has a tendency to stir things up. In June, provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile defied the ANC line of march on the Nkandla issue and said at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering that the ANC had not approved Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko’s report on the security upgrades, nor had the organisation endorsed any more funds being spent on the project. At an alliance summit a few weeks later, Mashatile was mauled for talking about these matters publicly.

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  • Cruyf joins anti-Mourinho brigade - Cape Times

    Sami Mokbel london: Jose Mourinho has come under attack from two of European football’s biggest names. Former England manager Fabio Capello and Holland legend Johan Cruyff have heavily criticised the under-fire Chelsea manager, while Cruyff has also reopened his war of words with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. Capello accused Mourinho of driving his Chelsea players to mental exhaustion while Cruyff said the Portuguese offered a bad example to youngsters with his behaviour and also with his criticism of referees. The Premier League champions have endured a dreadful start to the season and players, privately, have already given up hope of retaining their title. Mourinho was handed a public

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  • Suspend Hlaudi Motsoeneng says Appeal Court

    The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng must be suspended and face disciplinary charges as ordered by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, stressing that her findings may not be ignored. The ruling comes as a vindication for Madonsela after a 2014 Western Cape High Court judgment in the same case provided government with apparent leverage to overrule her reports, notably on the Nkandla controversy. Thus the SCA upheld Judge Ashton Schippers’s ruling regarding Motsoeneng, but criticised his pronouncement on the powers of the chapter nine institution as potentially confusing. Schippers had held that its findings were not binding in the absolute,

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  • Sfiso Ncwane in baby mama drama, says 'I'm not going to support another man's child'

    Pinky Dlamini, 29, added to Ncwane’s woes after she told Drum magazine’s latest issue that the Kulingile Baba hit-maker is not supporting the boy. But the Bayede Baba singer denies paternity and rubbished Dlamini as “jealous and bitter.” Ncwane challenged her to do DNA tests to prove that he is truly not the father of the boy, according to the report. “That boy is not mine and I know who the real father is. I’m not going to support another man’s child. Pinky knows the truth and if she insists on saying I’m the father, then let’s go for a DNA test,” Ncwane told Drum. “Like all ex-girlfriends she’s not happy that I dumped her and became successful.” Pinky said: “My son doesn’t even have shoes as

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  • Motsoeneng: I won't shy away from disciplinary hearing

    The SABC COO has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling that he be suspended. SABC Public Protector Hlaudi Motsoeneng CAPE TOWN - SABC operations chief Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he is ‘not running away’ from a disciplinary hearing. Motsoeneng has lost his appeal against a Western Cape High court ruling that he be suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary process. The Supreme Court of Appeal's decision today is the latest development in a legal battle between Motsoeneng and the DA. It began when the opposition party took the SABC and Motsoeneng to the High Court last year for failing to implement the Public Protector's remedial action following a damning report into governance failures

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  • Rihanna still cares for Chris - Tonight News

    Rihanna will care for Chris Brown “until the day I die”. The 'Where Have You Been' hitmaker insists she will never stop thinking about her ex-boyfriend despite admitting the pair aren't “friends” anymore. She said: “I will care about him until the day I die. We're not friends, but it's not like we're enemies. We don't have much of a relationship now.” The 27-year-old beauty admits she thought she could change the 'Loyal' hitmaker following the abuse, which Chris subsequently served community service for. She explained: “I was that girl. That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I'm one of those people built to handle

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  • Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    Nato yesterday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the airspace of alliance member Turkey at the weekend by mistake and said Russia was sending ground troops to Syria and building up its naval presence.

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  • Beyonce, Rihanna, others sue Paris firm over clothing knockoffs

    The challenged products include clothing bearing the singers’ names and song lyrics. Rihanna Pharrell Williams Beyonce Knowles NEW YORK- Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have teamed up to sue a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, cellphone cases, and other items featuring their likenesses without permission. The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York said ElevenParis has ignored the singers’ warnings to stop the sales, including in a store in Manhattan’s Soho district, and on its website. The artists accused ElevenParis and its affiliates of being “habitual, willful intellectual property infringers that,

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Did Boks have too much bite? - Springboks

    AFP Springbok prop Frans Malherbe allegedly sunk his teeth into the shoulder of American lock Matt Trouville. South Africa might have left east London last night believing they had emerged from a crisis but they could yet find themselves at the centre of a biting scandal. While the match commissioner will want to examine video evidence to assess an incident that occurred in the first half of this Pool B encounter, Sportsmail’s photograph appears to show Springbok prop Frans Malherbe sinking his teeth into the shoulder of American lock Matt Trouville. When shown the photograph here last night, Trouville told team USA officials he could not recall the incident, although he was wearing padding across his shoulders.

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  • ‘Reducing the number of provinces will improve service delivery’

    The matter of reducing SA's 9 provinces to 6 has been escalated to the ANC’s national office. Democratic Alliance African National Congress Western Cape Marius Fransman CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape believes reducing the number of provinces from nine to six will improve service delivery. The party’s Western Cape Provincial General Council discussed the matter over the weekend and resolved to escalate it to the ANC’s national office.  The plan could potentially see the Western Cape merged with parts of Eastern Cape. ANC provincial chair Marius Fransman says this will also eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy. “If we can deploy the resources, if we can deploy

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  • Former baby Broederbonder gets nod to become a judge

    Van der Linde survived a grilling by members of the Judicial Service Commission interviewing applicants for positions on the benches of divisions of the High Court and of the Labour Court. Justice Minister Michael Masutha asked Van der Linde, who had told the commissioners that he had a "privileged" background, for advice on how to transform the bar. Masutha said the Western Cape bar had more than 400 advocates but only 20 were black. "When it comes to elevation for silk the situation gets more pathetic," he said, noting that there were only four to five black female silks (senior counsel). Van der Linde said: "The only 'practical way' to bring about transformation on the bench is to expose and

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  • Bafana starting XI for Costa Rica clash

    Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has named his starting XI to face Costa Rica in an international friendly, with Itumeleng Khune once again being given the captain’s armband. With Thabo Matlaba rested because of his long trip back from Egypt this week, Ajax Cape Town’s Mosa Lebusa will start at left back. Sibusiso Vilakazi will play as an out-and-out striker, while Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Lebese will make his first appearance for the national team since 2012. Bafana XI v Costa Rica: Itumeleng Khune (capt), Anele Ngcongca, Rivaldo Coetzee, Erick Mathoho, Mosa Lebusa, Andile Jali, Bongani Zungu, Mandla Masango, Thulani Serero, George Lebese, Sibusiso Vilakazi Subs: Jackson Mabokgwane,

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  • Russia backs major Syrian assault - World News | IOL News

    Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian jets mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assaults on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of its new military reach. The combined assault hit towns close to the main north-south highway that runs through major cities in the mainly government-held west of Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group which tracks the conflict via a network of sources within the country. Ground attacks by Syrian government forces and their militia allies using heavy surface-to-surface missile bombardments hit at least four insurgent positions and there were heavy clashes, the head of the Observatory, Rami Abdulrahman, said. Islamic State militants have seized much of Syria since civil war grew out of anti-government protests in 2011, but the areas targeted in Wednesday's combined assault are held by other rebels, some U.S.-backed, fuelling allegations by Russia's critics that its real aim is to help the government.

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  • Meyer just happy to avoid Japan in quarter-finals

    LONDON — SA coach Heyneke Meyer does not care which side the Springboks play in the World Cup quarter-finals, as long as it is not Japan. Bryan Habana’s hat-trick of tries helped his side to a 64-0 rout of the US on Wednesday so that the 1995 and 2007 world champions can more confidently look forward to the last eight. But their minds keep going back to their nightmare opening Pool B match when battling Japan delivered a last minute sucker punch to secure a stunning 34-32 win. Wins since over Samoa, Scotland and now the US — in the most lopsided scoreline of this World Cup so far — ensured SA topped their group. They will now face the losers of Saturday’s Pool A clash between Australia and Wales

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  • ANCYL lambasts Frank Chikane

    The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) on Thursday added its voice to mounting criticism leveled against veteran party leader Reverend Frank Chikane for making public comments about “renewal” of the ANC, ahead of the national general council (NGC). Criticizing Chikane, the ANCYL said while it welcomed robust debates within the structures of the ANC “we are, however, disappointed by the populist posturing by Cde. Reverend Frank Chikane”. Chikane this week said he hoped his document containing proposals for the renewal of the ANC would be placed on the agenda of the NGC, which starts Friday. The reverend’s comments immediately drew rebuke from ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, who accused Chikane of

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  • Nigeria: Ministerial Nominees - Some Are Poster Boys of Corruption - Odumakin

    Spokesman of Afenifere, Mr Yinka Odumakin, on Tuesday, described some of President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial nominees as poster boys of corruption. Odumakin, who was reacting to the long-awaited ministerial list finally announced earlier on Tuesday, by the Senate President Bukola Saraki during plenary on the floor of the Red Chamber said: "Nearly everybody on that list has been involved one way of the other, at one level or the other since 1999. Quite a few of them have serious allegations against them. "In fact, some of them are poster boys of corruption. We hope that those who would do the screening will do a thorough screening. If we are fighting corruption on one hand, then those who

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