• Independent Online

    Woman sentenced to death for 'unknowingly' smuggling meth in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur - Shanghai had been a disappointment. The 54-year-old Australian grandmother had travelled to China in 2014 in hopes of meeting her boyfriend, a man she'd met online years before who claimed to be Capt. Daniel Smith, a US service member. She had fallen deeply in love with him, she said, and flew to Shanghai to at last see him in person. He never showed up. Upon leaving Shanghai, Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto was approached by a stranger, who asked her to take a backpack back to Melbourne. She said yes. Then, while changing flights at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, she mistakenly went through immigration. She volunteered her bags for custom inspection, according to the Agence France-Presse

  • The Citizen

    Malema: At least in SA we are free to call Zuma a butternut head

    Taking pot shots on Friday at President Cyril Ramaphosa and former president Jacob Zuma, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said South Africa should be grateful it had the freedom to say “Zuma’s head looks like a butternut” and that Ramaphosa wanted to be born to the “Van der Merwes”. He said that while Africa was celebrating Africa Day, the people of Angola were being abused. “The people in Angola can’t choose a government of their own without any form of intimidation. “In another is a crazy law where they say you can’t critique the president. Imagine if that law was in South Africa, we would be in jail - because of all of us who said Zuma’s head looks like a butternut,” said

  • BuzzFeed

    These Bridesmaids In Tuxes Will Make You Say "Wow, Goals”

    Share On facebook Share On facebook Share Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin Jean Ralph Thurin, and Pedestals Floral Decorators created the floral arrangements for the big day, while wedding planner K. Barner Events made it all come together.

  • South Africa: CCTV Footage Captures the Moment Two Men Are Shot Dead in Broad Daylight

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  • Independent Online

    JP Smith blames sinister forces for violent Cape protests

    Cape Town - Authorities are gearing up to contain violent protests after a recent spate of them in Cape Town led to parts of the city becoming temporary “no-go” zones. JP Smith, the mayco member for safety and security, believes two “sinister forces” are behind the recent upsurge in protests in Cape Town and elsewhere in the province. Smith said, according to the SAPS, there was a 73% upsurge in such protests in the Western Cape this year. He blamed some of this on “former components” of the Ses’khona People’s Rights Movement, which he claimed had been “resuscitated”. The radical group made headlines in 2013 when its leader, Andile Lili, along with eight other members, dumped faeces at Cape Town

  • The Citizen

    Komphela responds to Eymael’s jibe

    This comes after Eymael took a slight dig at Komphela after leading Stars to the Nedbank Cup final win over Maritzburg United on Saturday. “I came to Free State Stars‚ second year in South Africa‚ one trophy. I know some of the guys who have worked 13 years without winning a trophy,” said Eymael after the game. This didn’t go down well with Komphela, and he responded to Eymael’s jibe on Metro FM this week. “There’s a guy‚ uGeorge Bernard Shaw… there’s one quote that he once gave‚ making reference to a pig‚ that ‘you don’t wrestle like a pig in the mud‚ because it will get you dirty’,” Komphela said. “And besides‚ the pig just loves that. Which is why I ignored him. “Luc Eymael, I wish he was

  • Independent Online

    Teen soccer boy sues Home Affairs for thwarted travel attempts

    Cape Town - The boy who so wanted to play soccer overseas but was tripped time and again by Home Affairs has now sued the department. George Maskini, 13, from Brooklyn in Milnerton, is preparing to sue them for R461 000. In court papers the family says as a result of the departments gross negligence by its failure to issue the correct and valid travel documents, he could not be part of his Thailand and Dubai tour. George made headlines for trying to leave after receiving two opportunities. First, he had his dream crushed when his teacher raised funds for him to participate in a soccer tournament in Phuket, Thailand in November last year, only to find out that he didn’t qualify for a South African