CAPE TOWN - Management at the V&A Waterfront said they would review CCTV footage to establish exactly what happened during an alleged incident of racism involving Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Phumzile van Damme and a white family. Van Damme has admitted on social media to punching a young man, saying she was defending herself after he threatened violence. She said the incident happened after a woman threatened her while she was standing in a queue. “And then her son came and said 'f#tsek' in my face, I asked him what gives him the right to say that and he said because I'm black.” V&A Waterfront's Donald Kau said they were investigating the matter. WATCH: DA's Phumzile van Damme punches
JOHANNESBURG - FNB has clarified what happened with numerous customers' accounts when unknown amounts of money were deposited into them from seemingly nowhere. Customers took to social media on Tuesday to share that they'd gotten various amounts of money ranging from hundreds to a few thousands in their accounts that they didn't know the origins of. The bank has on Wednesday explained what happened to clear all the confusion. "We can confirm that the issue of incorrect balances on some of our customers' transactional accounts have been resolved. The incorrect balances were due to delayed debit card transactions for purchases. Sincere apologies to impacted customers for the inconvenience caused."
CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) on Wednesday said it would lay a criminal complaint against Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr following "racist" comments he made on social media about Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile van Damme and South Africa's ambassador to Denmark Zindzi Mandela. The tweet has been met with much anger, with some calling it reckless. Hofmeyr made death threats against Van Damme and Mandela. In a statement released on Wednesday evening, the ANC described Hofmeyr's comments as "racist" and "inhumane". "The party will lay a charge of crimen injuria against Steve Hofmeyr (on Thursday) on behalf of its member and leader comrade Zinzi Mandela-Hlongwane." The ANC said
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Michael Jackson's children reportedly wear necklaces containing his ashes after his body was cremated after his death in 2009. The 'Beat It' singer died from acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 and his body is believed to have been cremated afterwards, and now it has been claimed Prince Michael, 22, Paris, 21, and 17-year-old Bigi had his remains encased in jewellery shaped like broken hearts, though they rarely don the pieces in public. A source told RadarOnline.com:"The ashes are now in necklaces like the one that Paris wore to Michael's memorial service and wrapped around his wrist as he lay in his open coffin," said a source. Although the 'Thriller' hitmaker's golden casket was publicly installed in a crypt at Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Great Mausoleum in California, it was previously claimed his mother Katherine had actually had his body cremated in order to deter grave robbers and his coffin is actually empty.
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“Some players weren't actually happy that he was there, but I could see something in him,” says Peter de Villiers about picking Tendai Mtawarira for the Springboks. Peter de Villiers said it was sad to hear Tendai Mtawarira saying that the former national coach's “methods and approach didn't really work with the Springboks”. De Villiers responded to an extract from Mtawarira's book 'Beast' during an interview by Robert Marawa on the Room Dividers segment of the Marawa Sports Worldwide programme on Radio 2000 on Tuesday evening. In an extract that was released to Netwerk24, Mtawarira wrote: “He was a fantastic coach of the Junior Springboks, but I think at the high level, he was probably lucky that a very good group of players was handed over to him.
ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule's bid to take over parliament may have failed, but he still succeeded in getting his close allies to chair strategic portfolio committees in the House. Magashule's list of proposed portfolio committee chairpersons shows compromises had been reached between his faction and supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa. For more on this story, please visit Times Select.
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A woman's quick and easy method to remove cloves of garlic from the bulb has gone viral, leaving Twitter users amazed. On Sunday, a Twitter user @VPestilenZ posted a video showing an unknown way to remove cloves from a head of garlic, and people are shocked. The video shows someone using a knife, or a pointed blade, to stab the individual cloves from the head. They then pull out each clove quickly and easily from the bulb. “As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!” the caption read. Twitter user, @KaviMontanaro said, “oh boy it's real. I got it pretty quickly although not nearly as fast as you are.” @phxnso said, “This is why I'll never leave