• Senzo’s father speaks out - City Press

    Samuel Meyiwa is a man desperate for the truth. Six months after the murder of his son, former Bafana goalkeeper Senzo, he has lashed out at the police officers who are investigating the case, and at Senzo’s best friend, Tumelo Madlala. Every time, when I ask them how far they are with the investigations, I’m told they are still busy with investigations. The person Meyiwa believes holds the answers is Madlala, who was one of seven people with Senzo at Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s house in Vosloorus the night he was killed.

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  • Malema: Don't blame foreigners for SA's problems

    The EFF's Julius Malema called on South Africans to work together to see an end to the xenophobic attacks.

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  • How Zille was pushed - City Press

    DA leader Helen Zille’s final decision to step down from the party leadership was a sudden and tearful one, and her hand was forced. Hill-Lewis was conflicted. There they made a list of the pros and cons of Zille staying on as party leader – she referred to this list when she made her announcement on Sunday. Another consideration was the fact that DA Eastern Cape leader Athol Trollip would be running as the party’s federal chair at next month’s elections against one of the party’s current deputy federal chairpersons and MP, Makashule Gana, and Western Cape member of the provincial legislature (MPL) Masizole Mnqasela.

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  • Zimbabwe: Xenophobia - Zim Woman Decapitated

    A Zimbabwean woman, Mrs Naume Garusa (41), has become the latest victim of horrific xenophobic attacks after her body was found with her head decapitated following violent clashes in the Houghton suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa, last Thursday. Speaking at her funeral wake at a relative's home in Mufakose, Harare, her son Brain Garusa, who is a student at the University of Zimbabwe, said he was shocked to receive reports of his mother's death just two days after talking to her on her mobile phone. Mr Emmanuel Mhondiwa, who is brother to the deceased, said the family was devastated with the manner in which Mrs Garusa lost her life after working in South Africa for more than 12 years. When we started seeing images of xenophobic attacks on television we never imagined that our own flesh and blood could soon be a victim," said Mr Mhondiwa.

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  • Find out who is behind SA xenophobic attacks - Cape Times

    Everything should be done to unearth those who are behind xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Premier Soccer League chairman Irvin Khoza said today. “We should go to the Constitutional Court if it comes to that. “There is no place for xenophobia in South Africa. Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on Sunday told reporters in Pretoria that more than 300 people had been arrested in relation to widespread attacks on foreign nationals and looting.

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  • Gallery: Do you recognise Emmanuel Sithole's killers?

    Gauteng police are offering a reward of up to R100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects who killed Mozambique national Emmanuel Sithole, 35, in Alexandra, Johannesburg on Saturday. Three suspects have been arrested. Police searching for a 4th. Anyone with information can call Crime Stop 0860-010-111.

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  • Dear President Zuma: A letter from Mozambican writer Mia Couto | Daily Maverick

    Perhaps more than any other neighbouring country, Mozambique paid a high price for the support we gave to the liberation of South Africa. The fragile Mozambican economy was wrecked. For us, Mr President, there was no border, there was no nationality. For centuries Mozambican migrants, miners and peasants worked in neighbouring South Africa under conditions that were not far short of slavery.

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  • Pictures of Sithole’s killing ‘make us look bad’: Zuma

    Jacob Zuma on Monday took issue with the publication of images of a dying Emmanuel Sithole. Sunday Times photographer James Oatway’s chronicle of the stabbing death of the Mozambican vendor in Alexandra on Saturday was apparently raised by the president during Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s imbizo against xenophobia on Monday morning. Geoffrey York‚ a journalist for the Globe and Mail covering the gathering at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium‚ tweeted that “incredibly‚ Zuma now attacking Sunday Times for photo of brutal murder of Mozambican man. York followed this post with: “Zuma’s main conclusion from brazen murder of Mozambican man: media should be ‘patriotic’ and not publish it.

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  • Foreigners turn their backs on government

    Almost 600 Zimbabweans yesterday packed up what remained of their lives here and crammed into nine buses parked on a soccer field in Chatsworth, Durban. Ronald Dandavare desperately wanted to get on one of those buses. "He [President Jacob Zuma] says we will be safe, but it's not safe for us. Since Friday, the South African and other governments in Africa have hired buses to repatriate hundreds of people displaced in three weeks of xenophobic violence in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

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  • 29 Photos That Prove Punctuation Is VERY Important

    Remember: commas are your friends.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobic Attacks - Protests Target S-African Business Outfits

    Angry Nigerians, yesterday, stormed the South African High Commission in Abuja, threatening to shut down South African companies in Nigeria over xenophobic attacks against foreigners in South Africa, including Nigerians. According to the Nigerian Consul-General in South Africa, Ambassador Uche Ajulu-Okeke, the loss by Nigerians in the attacks included looted shops, burnt shops, two burnt mechanic shops, 11 burnt cars and two stolen cars among others.

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  • Xenophobia hits MTN, Sasol square on

    SOUTH African companies with operations north of the border are suffering a fierce backlash from this week's wave of xenophobic violence, blamed on remarks by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. On Friday, officials of the newly elected Nigerian government handed a memorandum to the South African high commission in that country, demanding that South Africa take swift action against the attackers — or else South African business in Nigeria would be shut down, news network eNCA reports. This will be of particular concern to MTN as Nigeria is the cellular giant's largest market, responsible for a third of its revenue for the year to December. On Friday, Chris Moroleng, MTN's head of corporate affairs, said none of its staff had been threatened.

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  • Another child for Brad and Angelina - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly adopting another child. The couple - who already have six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, Shiloh, eight and adopted children Maddox, 13, Zahara, 10 and Pax, 11 - are said to be planning on adding to their brood once again "before the end of summer". Angelina, 39 - who recently underwent a double mastectomy - and Brad, 51, are reportedly ready to adopt a young Syrian girl after the actress was "moved to tears" when learning of the difficulties facing youngsters in the war torn country.

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  • The Ultimate High Heel Survival Guide

    Wear the heel, don't let it wear you.

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  • Five dead, 50 injured in Carletonville accident

    Five died and 50 others were injured on Monday when a bus and car collided head-on near Carlertonville, Gauteng, paramedics said. ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived on scene and found the bus and light motor vehicle both lying on the side on the Welverdiend Road. “On inspection, paramedics discovered the lifeless bodies of five women lying inside the light motor vehicle. Unfortunately all five patients had sustained fatal injuries and had already succumbed to their injuries prior to the arrival of paramedics,” he said in a statement.

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  • Nigeria: How I Predicted Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa - - T.b Joshua

    Televangelist and cleric of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Joshua, has claimed that he predicted the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa. There have been repeated attacks on foreign nationals and the looting of their shops in South Africa, while the Nigeria government has threaten to frustrate the interest of South Africa in Nigeria. "On Sunday 28th July, 2013, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave a prophetic warning to the nation of South Africa concerning a serious revolt led by youth which would cost lives.

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  • Nick Cannon: Mariah Carey is 'love of my life'

    Nick also admitted he is fed up of people ''perpetuating negativity'' and has insisted there is no bad feelings between the pair. ''That's one thing I actually admire Mariah because she is professional.

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  • 17 Things You Learn After Living With Someone For A Year

    Everyone has weird food habits, and some people think totally normal habits like sprinkling sugar on your peanut butter and toast is weird. If they don’t share condiments they’re probably fundamentally evil.

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  • Please Call Me inventor says Vodacom not off the hook

    NKOSANA Makate, the inventor of the "Please Call Me" cellphone SMS service, just won't give up. The former Vodacom employee has filed papers in the Constitutional Court in yet another bid to force the cellular giant to pay for "stealing" his idea. The high court dismissed his case last year, and Makate now wants the highest court to give him the right to appeal. Last month, the Supreme Court of Appeal rejected Makate's application for leave to appeal, finding he had "no reasonable prospects of success".

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