• Update: Motorcyclist dies following Sandton shootout

    Following yesterday’s dramatic high-speed chase and shootout on William Nicol Drive, the motorcyclist who was injured during the fatal shooting has succumbed to his wounds and died yesterday evening. A family friend messaged the Sandton Chronicle Facebook page, requesting that the video to be removed of the aftermath of the shooting, stating that the motorcyclist had died. Ward Councillor David Potter also confirmed the motorcyclist’s death, having received notice from a local community group. Emer-G-Med paramedics, alongside paramedics from other emergency medical services, attended to the scene of a shooting at the corner of Republic Road and Woodlands Avenue in Hurlingham, Sandton where one suspect was shot dead.

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  • Old Ndlozi rape allegation gets revived

    At the start of 2015, the media was first given the “lead” that EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had possibly raped a woman (and even had her killed) during the party’s first elective conference in Bloemfontein. At the time, the story seemed intriguing because Ndlozi had been replaced by an acting spokesperson in the form of Fana Mokoena. When the media requested comment on the allegations, we were told by the EFF in a statement that Ndlozi was not actively involved in his party role while doing work on his PhD thesis. “Commissar Mbuyiseni Ndlozi is on study leave, working on his PhD thesis, and will come back as head of communications and spokesperson on the 1st of February 2015,” the opposition party said at the time.

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  • Mourinho’s United thrashed by Dortmund

    New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho saw his side get off to a poor start on their tour of China when they lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund. Temperatures of 35 Celsius (95 Farenheit) at the 8:00 pm kick-off time in Shanghai meant the International Champions Cup match was largely played at a pedestrian pace with frequent breaks to take on water. Mourinho did not include Wayne Rooney, opting to give his captain more time to get fit after only joining the squad earlier in the week after Euro 2016. Dortmund enjoyed the better of the early skirmishes and when they took the lead in the 19th minute the United defence had only themselves to blame. A long-range Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang free-kick

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  • Cape Town woman killed in her drive-way

    Cape Town - A 45-year-old Cape Town woman has been shot dead by ruthless hijackers in front of her home. Eleanor Wyngaard arrived at her Westridge home just before 10pm on Wednesday from an evening out with her boyfriend. She was opening the driveway gate to park her white 2014 Toyota Etios, when two attackers struck. Eleanor, an administrator at the Metro East Education Department, was shot twice; once close to her heart and the other in her leg. She died at the scene. Authorities now believe hijackers are targeting women in Mitchells Plain. Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum Cluster Chairperson, Hanif Loonat, said several cases have been reported in the area over the past few months where

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  • Vote EFF to 'empower' the ANC, Malema tells Cliff

    CliffCentral founder, Idols SA judge and former 5FM DJ Gareth Cliff hosted Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on web radio on Friday. The EFF leader admitted to feeling a bit tired while criss-crossing the country “back to back” on the campaign trail. The podcast introducing the show says: “Julius Malema is a polarising figure in South Africa, and someone who always attracts a lot of attention for his political actions. But do we really know what he and his EFF party are all about? Gareth gives him an opportunity to talk like never before, providing an interesting pre-election discussion.” Because CliffCentral (punted as “UnRadio”) does not broadcast on air, it is not subject

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  • The Company Man: Trevor Manuel marries the Rothschilds

    Earlier this week, a press release printed on parchment fashioned from the bark of the Tree of Knowledge was placed in the beaks of gold-plated carrier pigeons and sent forth into bright blue skies of a mining town. Paradoxically, the release was both the announcement of a union and a note of bereavement—a wedding and a funeral, if you will. In calligraphy painted by angels with diamonds for eyes, it stated that long-serving former minister Trevor Manuel was recently appointed “a senior advisor to the Group worldwide and Deputy Chairman of Rothschild in South Africa”. He would be whisked to Johannesburg on October 1 by one of those angels, and start generating capital forthwith. I sort of made

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  • Gang rape at primary school

    Pretoria - Tears rolled down a father’s cheeks as he broke down and cried in horror after confirmation that his little girl had been raped at school. He had just spoken to police officers from Boschkop police station, who had taken his 8-year-old daughter and her classmate for an examination following reports that they had been raped. “I am so hurt; the principal has been aware of this for two weeks. Despite telling parents that he has taken the matter to the police, he has done nothing,” the father said. The father had discovered possible sexual assault on his daughter two weeks ago. When he investigated it emerged that his little girl had been one of four girls, aged between 7 and 9, raped

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  • God gave us a gift, says Gugu Zulu's mom

    While thousands of fans across the country are mourning an icon who touched the lives of many through his contribution to sport- his family are mourning the loss of a son, husband, father and brother. Speaking for the first time since the death of Zulu, his parents have praised the impact their son had on people. In an interview with eNCA Zulu's dad, Peter Zulu, said that the family take solace in knowing the athlete died doing what he loved. Twitter wages war on Dineo Ranaka after 'rude' matric dance dress snub  "I was his number one fan and to me it's a great loss, it's really a great loss," he said. A shattered Peter recalled his final moments with Zulu before the athlete left for Mount Kilimanjaro.

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  • Grace Mugabe turns 51

    The ministry of defence has called Grace Mugabe a pillar of strength to her husband, who is 92. Zimbabwe Grace Mugabe Grace Mugabe turns 50 HARARE – Zimbabwe’s first lady, Grace Mugabe turns 51 today and state media has published a 12-page supplement in her honour.  The supplement carries adverts from struggling state-run firms, which had been asked to pay for advertising despite the country's crippling economic crisis. For the second year in a row, the first lady is being given near-presidential treatment by Zimbabwe's state media.  Firms like the loss-making Air Zimbabwe have published full colour adverts in the Herald's birthday supplement.  The ministry of defence calls her a pillar of strength

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  • The Oscar madness continues

    There seems to be no end in sight to the Oscar Pistorius saga that has not only divided the nation, but has been traumatic for the families of the convicted murderer and the victim, Reeva Steenkamp. Although the six-year sentence handed down to Pistorius by North Gauteng High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa triggered a mixture of international and local outcry and some praise, there were still hopes the shamed athlete’s jailing would enable the two families to find closure. Yesterday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) announced it would appeal the sentence, which it described as “shockingly too lenient and has, accordingly, resulted in an injustice and has the potential to bring the administration of justice into disrepute”. The NPA’s decision will certainly reopen wounds.

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  • Bafana coach Mashaba to pay homage to fallen Nigerian icon Stephen Keshi

    It is being held at the Christ Ambassadors Church in Kempton Park at 10am on Saturday. Mashaba will be joined by Andre Arendse‚ who kept goal for South Africa’s 1996 African Nations Cup winning side‚ and Kalusha Bwalya‚ the former African Footballer of the Year who is a member of the executive committee of the Confederation of African football. Peterside said they were also awaiting confirmation that Mark Fish would attend. “We want to pay tribute to a great man of football‚” he said on Friday. “He was my senior in the national team. I played alongside him and he was a big friend‚” said the former Nigeria goalkeeper‚ who is now a pastor at the church. “Keshi’s death was a big blow‚ not only to

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  • SA’s fight against HIV wins donor support

    The department of health’s campaign for an Aids-free generation by 2030 was in the spotlight during this week’s International Aids Conference, Northglen News reports. The department has revealed that the country’s “accelerated response” to the epidemic has made it secure a pledge of donor support from The Global Fund and the United States. On Wednesday South Africa’s Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi highlighted some of the country’s notable HIV/Aids interventions in the fight against HIV/Aids. One of the interventions cited by the minister includes the improved provision of ARV treatment to HIV-positive patients. Motsoaledi noted that over the last 12 years the country had increased ARV treatments

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  • Hlaudi strikes again: SABC caught in R167m Zuma TV deal

    SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng pushed through a R167-million contract with a production company co-owned by President Jacob Zuma’s daughter Gugu Zuma-Ncube, going  against the advice of a six-member review panel at the state broadcaster.

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  • McCarthy's Bafana dream

    Benni McCarthy has been patient but is keen on coaching Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates. The former FC Port striker was strongly linked with the job of assistant coach at his former club Pirates – a job which was given to Bradley Carnell. McCarthy has a Uefa A licence and he is currently busy with his Uefa Pro Licence which he is expected to finish in 2017. “I am keen on coaching and on a return to Mzansi to impart my knowledge to the country,” McCarthy was quoted as saying on SunSport.

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  • Cops seize illegal Landrovers worth R3m - Crime & Courts

    Police on Thursday seized four brand-new 2016 Land Rover Defenders, worth an estimated total of R3 million, at a storage facility in Carlisle Road, Paarden Eiland, in a crackdown on what they suspect is an illegal vehicle export syndicate. Norman Lamprecht, executive manager of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), said on Friday that because the automotive industry was the largest manufacturing sector in South Africa’s economy, contributing 7.5 percent to its GDP last year alone, the illegal import and export of vehicles was eroding foreign investment and local employment. Businesses and individuals can only import and export vehicles if they have been granted permission to do so by the South African Bureau of Standards (Sarbs) in a bid to protect the local manufacturing industry.

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  • Zimbabwe: Pastor Evan Mawarire Is No Saint

    To the world, Evan Mawarire is a hero who stands up to Government, an upright man who represents the downtrodden. His touching story is that he is an honest hardworking Zimbabwean who struggled to raise school fees for his two daughters, leading him into action under the #ThisFlag, Mugabe Must Go Now cam- paign. His emotional breakdown during an interview with Sky News made millions around the world empathise with this poor preacher. At least that is the story that has been sold to the world. What the world has not been told is that Mawarire is a fraudster who collected money from gullible believers in the United Kingdom through his church, only to evade tax. Failure by Mawarire and his wife,

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  • Zuma wants six months as a dictator

    Johannesburg - All President Jacob Zuma wants is six months as a dictator to solve South Africa’s problems. In that six months Zuma would force the unemployed to return to school or get arrested. “If you just give me six months to be a dictator, things will be straight. Right now, to make a decision you need a resolution, decision, collective, petition. Yoh! It’s a lot of work. I am emphasising that let us pay more attention to our children in education,” said a laughing Zuma. He was visiting Marhulana Primary School in Tembisa on Wednesday along with Gauteng Premier David Makhura, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi as part of the Mandela Month celebrations.

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  • A million a line for Damon's new Jason Bourne

    In Jason Bourne, the fifth film in the hit franchise, Damon is up against Alicia Vikander's Heather Lee, head of the CIA's Cyber Ops department who is determined to flush out her nemesis. Paul Greengrass, director of The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) was persuaded to rejoin Damon for the next chapter after both men sat out 2012's The Bourne Legacy.

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  • Zimbabwe threatens 'traitorous' war veterans after Mugabe attack

    Zimbabwe's government denounced leading independence war veterans as traitors on Saturday for an unprecedented attack on ageing President Robert Mugabe and vowed to identify its unnamed authors and put them on trial. Veterans who fought against white minority rule in the former British colony turned on their long-time ally and commander on Thursday, calling him a dictator in a jolting rebuke highlighting political manoeuvring over his succession and mounting anger over economic woes. State-owned newspapers reflected the power struggle on Saturday with a highly unusual 12-page supplement praising his wife Grace on her 51st birthday. War veterans have accused her of having too much influence over her 92-year-old husband.

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  • IMF boss Lagarde to stand trial over $400 mn payout

    France's highest appeals court dismissed Lagarde's challenge against the decision to try her for negligence in her handling of a dispute between a state-owned bank and businessman Bernard Tapie. Tapie walked away with a staggering 404 million euros ($445 million) in compensation in 2008 after Lagarde ordered the long-running row over the sale of Adidas to be resolved by arbitration. Tapie claimed he was defrauded by Credit Lyonnais bank, which handled the sale of the sportswear giant that he owned between 1990 and 1993. Friday's ruling means 60-year-old Lagarde will go before a special tribunal that hears cases against government ministers accused of wrongdoing in the discharge of their duties.

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