• Independent Online

    How wealthy are the Mugabes?

    Harare - Money and indemnity from prosecution are the main items on the negotiation agenda between Robert Mugabe and the generals who want him to quit office before parliamentarians have to begin a process to expel him from the presidency on Tuesday. Robert Mugabe is a wealthy man. No one is sure how wealthy as so many of his deals have been below the surface and undeclared.  But he needs a great deal of cash to support his wife’s extraordinary spending. She, so far, has failed to make profit from her ventures, except recently when she unlocked a mining deal for contacts in Kazakstan. Grace Mugabe is the wealthiest woman in Zimbabwe. Perhaps among the richest women in sub Saharan Africa.  But

  • The Citizen

    You can't fire a revolutionary leader, says Grace and Mugabe's son

    While Grace and Mugabe’s children have been keeping a low profile and are understood to either be at a R43 million Sandhurst mansion where their half brother resides or back home in Zimbabwe at their blue roof mansion in Harare, the youngest, Chatunga has spoken out about his father’s dismissal from Zanu-PF. In a post on Facebook, Chatunga wrote that ‘you can’t fire a revolutionary leader.’ “Gushungo will always remain the champion of champions! Proud of you Gushungo Proud of Dad. Gushungo always and forever to death,” he added. Gushungo is Mugabe’s nickname and is also shared by his two sons.   Reports have stated that Chatunga and Robert Junior are expected to host Nigerian music star Tekno

  • Independent Online

    WATCH: Group wearing CR17 T-shirts chases off 'bullying' Bathabile Dlamini

    Johannesburg - ANC Women's League President Bathabile Dlamini has been accused by members of ward 32 in KwaMhlanga of bullying them. This comes after the Women's' League leader confronted a group of ANC members wearing CR17 T-shirts when she attended an event in Mpumalanga on Saturday. The drama unfolded behind the scenes of a Women's League mini rally held at the KwaMhlanga Stadium in Ekangala. In a video clip seen by the Independent Media, Dlamini is seen arguing with a group of people wearing black CR17 T-shirts in support of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa who is one of the contenders in the ANC presidential race. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web

  • The Citizen

    Dlamini-Zuma snubs Ramaphosa's request to meet - report

    A senior political staffer was sent to arrange a meeting with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma ahead of the ANC elective conference in December. With less than a month to go before the conference, Dlamini-Zuma turned down Ramaphosa’s proposal which also comes on the back of his announcement of six leaders for key positions within the ANC. According to Sunday Times, a source said the request for a meeting was actually a ploy to dislodge Dlamini-Zuma’s campaign as Ramaphosa’s camp had allegedly started spreading rumours stating their campaign was losing steam. “It would have been made to appear that Mama Dlamini-Zuma did not enjoy support and she was going to negotiate for a place on her ticket,” a source said.

  • Independent Online

    Surgeons remove 27cm worms, parasites from N Korean soldier

    Seoul, South Korea - Surgeons treating a North Korean soldier who was severely wounded by gunfire while escaping to South Korea have removed dozens of parasites from his body, including presumed roundworms as long as 27cm, hospital officials said. The soldier, whose name and rank have not been disclosed, defected to South Korea last Monday by driving a military jeep near a line that divides the Koreas and then rushing across it under a barrage of bullets. Hospital officials said Saturday that it was too early to tell whether he will make a recovery. While treating the wounds, surgeons found the large parasites, which may be reflective of poor nutrition and health in North Korea's military, the

  • ewn.co.za

    Makhosi Khoza: ANC has become inherently corrupt

    JOHANNESBURG - Former ANC MP Makhosi Khoza says her work now involves uniting local community leaders to bring about political change. Khoza visited Zamdela in Sasolburg on Sunday. She says that she's doing work at a municipal level to find out the needs of people and deal with uprooting corruption. LISTEN: Makhosi Khoza: ANC no longer cares about the people Khoza says that the only reason she left the ANC after being a member for 35 years is because of the corruption which has eroded the party. “It has become inherently corrupt. I am here to declare corruption as the number one enemy of the people.” Khoza says she's not sure about working towards the title of president, but says she's working

  • Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian's wedding in pictures

    Tennis champion Serena Williams got married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian Thursday night in New Orleans.