• 50 Cent's family left 'traumatised' by his manhood

    During his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the rapper said his aunt was left fuming, because he had not warned her about the scene - where his former jailbird character Kanan is seen pleasuring himself - before she tuned in for the episode. Pastor Mboro defends his new R2 million BMW: 'God is rewarding me'  "My aunt sees the show, and she's like, 'I'm traumatised!'" he quipped. "'She texted me like, 'What the f***? Why didn't you tell me?'" 50 Cent explained that he was aware his manhood was going to play some role on the scene but pleaded ignorance when it came to how big it ended up being. Winnie Ntshaba wages war on fake 'Julius is a Grigamba' comments  "I knew it was there, but in the original

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Panics As Soldiers Rampage

    Uniformed soldiers on Friday night emptied Harare's night clubs and ruthlessly attacked people on the streets after police triggered violent protests in the capital earlier in the day as President Robert Mugabe's government fought to suppress dissent against his rule. Zimbabwe's 18 opposition parties including former vice-president Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First and MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai had obtained a High Court order barring police from interfering with their intended demonstration. The parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) and Coalition for Democrats wanted to protest against unfair electoral laws and systems, but were violently blocked by the police; minutes after the High Court had okayed the event.

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  • Sars nails Zuma’s son over fraud

    At the centre of the dispute is a raid on ATM’s cigarette manufacturing business in Pietermaritzburg in 2011. The expensive plant was imported from China. ATM was incorporated in 2009. The company is registered as manufacturing and distributing of tobacco related products. A squad of Sars officials swooped on the premises, seized goods and machinery, shutting the plant down. ATM was later allowed to operate, but the legal wrangle has continued and Zuma and his partners are now immersed in a bitter exchange with Sars officials. In legal papers which our sister paper The Sunday Independent has seen, Zuma accuses the taxman of corruption, racism and running a smear campaign against him. In an affidavit

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  • DA Joburg mayor Herman Mashaba to sell Pikitup

    The new DA mayor, Herman Mashaba, might remove these mugshots of his bruised enemies. Or he might retain them as a motivational tool. But he has far tougher calls to make. During an interview with Sunday Times on Day Two of his new life, he's in a jubilant mood, and not above gloating. "The critics wrote me off from day one. Nobody gave me a chance. Where am I sitting right now? Here I am." The critics won't back off, however. The ANC will obstruct him in any way they can. The EFF will gouge concessions on every budget, every bylaw. "Die poppe sal dans [The fat will be in the fire]," warned EFF spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi this week, if they think DA policies betray the black poor. Analysts will

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  • SA govt could offer visa waiver for international graduates

    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has encouraged foreign students in SA to consider working in the country. Home Affairs Visa South Africa visa regulations CAPE TOWN - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has encouraged foreign students in South Africa to consider working in the country to boost the country’s skills development. Gigaba addressed the International Students Conference hosted by University of Cape Town in Newlands yesterday. He told the gathering more than 20,000 African health professionals who studied on the continent are either working in Europe or in North America. Gigaba says the government wants to change this and his department will issue a visa waiver for international

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  • Dog owners cautioned after toddler attacked

    On Friday, a one-year-old girl died after the family pit bull attacked her at their home in Hermanus. Dogs Dog attack CAPE TOWN - Dog owners have been cautioned to be responsible with regards to large dogs following the death of a toddler. On Friday, a one-year-old girl died after the family pit bull attacked her at their home in Hermanus. The girl’s grandmother also sustained injuries and had to be treated in hospital. The child’s father, who owned the dog, now faces possible charges. The Hermanus Animal Welfare Society's Lenke Elferink says, “We plea with people who have dogs to consider what they want the dog for, especially with power breeds.” (Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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  • UPDATE: Parking lot victim fights for life

    Despite earlier reports confirmed police were investigating a murder after Tuesday’s armed robbery at a Durban parking lot, the victim remains in hospital fighting for his life. Despite earlier information received from police sources that the victim of  Tuesday’s armed robbery at a Durban parking lot had died as a result of his injuries, a close source has revealed that he is in hospital fighting for his life, Berea Mail reports. After a visit with the victim, the source confirmed the victim was in the high care ward of a hospital in a serious condition after undergoing an operation on Wednesday.

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  • Thabo Mbeki's full letter on Zuma, Nkandla and the Constitutional Court

    The Big Read: Zuma acts the chief, scorns our rule of law The court ruled that Zuma had failed to uphold the Constitution by ignoring orders from the Public Protector that he repay some of the $16 million in state funds spent to renovate his residence at Nkandla. No duty to defend JZ, says Gwede Here is former President Thabo Mbeki's full letter on the issue: On 31 March, 2016, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng conveyed the unanimous decision of the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) in the matter of “Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others; Democratic Alliance v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others [2016] ZACC 11.” This decision has evoked much understandable

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  • Listen: Zuma 'raping government of every last cent', says Gareth Cliff

    Cliff's comments come after it emerged that Gordhan had been summoned to appear before the Hawks on Thursday about allegations related to his role in the formation and activities of the so-called "rogue unit" set up when he was head of the SA Revenue Service. Gordhan, who has maintained that the setting-up of the unit was above board and had ministerial approval, said on Wednesday afternoon that he would not be complying with the summons as advised by his legal team. Euphonik, Boity and Thembisa Mdoda to 'tell-all' on new show  Weighing in on the debate surrounding the issue, Cliff levelled accusations against Zuma claiming the president is trying to "escape with as much money as he can from

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  • I'm prepared to die to save SA from the thieves

    South Africa flirted with the prospect of economic meltdown this week‚ with President Jacob Zuma’s allies moving yet again to neutralise Pravin Gordhan‚ the finance minister made a dramatic vow: that he is prepared to die to save the country from thieves‚ Sunday Times reported. A defiant Gordhan promised that he would never back down from fighting corruption. The embattled finance minister also told hundreds of Treasury staff members he was aware of speculation over a cabinet reshuffle‚ the Sunday Times report said. “He said ministers come and go and we must just commit to work with whoever is the minister of finance‚” said a Treasury employee who was at a staff meeting addressed by Gordhan in

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  • Scorpions raid highest office in the land

    While all eyes were on former deputy president Jacob Zuma's Johannesburg home on Thursday, about 60km away the highest executive office in the land was also being raided by the elite Scorpions unit. In an unprecedented move the Scorpions swooped on the Union Buildings in Pretoria, as well as the Tuynhuys office in Cape Town. In Pretoria they occupied a large part of the second floor, in which most of Zuma's former offices and staff were based. Among the offices targeted was that of Zuma's former spokesperson, Lakela Kaunda, who continues to be employed in the office under new Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. By 8pm, the Scorpions had yet to complete their search at the Union Buildings

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  • Makhenkesi Stofile's dying wish: keep Zuma away

    The Sunday Times has learnt from several sources in the Eastern Cape and national governments that Zuma pulled out of the official programme for the service after being repeatedly told by family representatives that Stofile had not wanted him to speak at his funeral. It is understood that Stofile made his last wish a few weeks before he died as he had always been aware that he would be granted an official funeral and protocol required Zuma to address it as head of government. His family forced Zuma to pull out by putting together a list of powerful ANC figures opposed to his leadership, such as Trevor Manuel, Kgalema Motlanthe and Sipho Pityana - and insisted he would speak only after they had

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  • No hope for SA universities: Jansen

    Jansen said that history would show that the turning point in the destruction of South African universities was when President Jacob Zuma‚ despite Minister Blade Nzimande's position of a 6% fee increase‚ announced a 0% increase for the 2016 academic year in order "to get the kids out of the union buildings". "In the meantime‚ the political situation has caught up with us such that‚ it is now impossible to ask for anything in terms of a fee increase and that is our dilemma." Jansen also offered insights into the moment he decided to step down – after receiving a WhatsApp message at 2.30am – and the personal strain endured by other vice-chancellors who are grappling with financial constraints at

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  • Guptas, don't think fronting will help you – Malema

    Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Julius Malema has written on Twitter about his concern that the Gupta family’s statement that they will be selling all their shares in South Africa by the end of the year may merely be an attempt to keep trading in South Africa by other means. By selling to a company headed by someone not directly linked to the Guptas, that would be “fronting”  if that entity were still somehow indirectly controlled by the family. Malema has long been a thorn in the side of the Guptas, and he even went as far as to allege that President Jacob Zuma had personally worked as a courier using a presidential jet to deliver huge amounts of cash to the family’s new home, Dubai.

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  • Family-linked firm's R167m Transnet bonanza

    AmaBhungane has obtained copies of Trillian invoices totalling R74-million signed off for payment by Transnet chief financial officer Garry Pita at the end of June. The payments underscore how big the stakes are in the battle over state-owned enterprises raging between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and President Jacob Zuma. Trillian Capital Partners, the apex operational company in the Trillian group, is 60% held by Trillian Holdings, whose sole director is close Gupta associate Salim Essa. AmaBhungane has been trying for months to access Trillian Holdings' share register - a legal right under the Companies Act - and has had a summons served at Essa's home and business addresses to force him to comply with the law.

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  • Second Earth found, and it could be home to ET

    London - British astronomers have discovered the nearest Earth-like planet that could be home to alien life. Named Proxima b, it orbits Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun. At 4.2 light years away, in space terms it is right on the doorstep – and high speed spaceships now being devised could reach it within decades. In time, scientists say, the rocky planet 1.3 times the size of Earth could even be colonised by space travellers. Proxima b is thought to be only 4.7million miles from its star, one-twentieth of the Earth’s distance from the Sun. Its year lasts just 11.2 of our days. One side may be perpetually stuck in daytime, while the other experiences perpetual night. But Proxima Centauri,

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  • DA puts e-tolls on poll agenda

    The controversial system, which cost the ANC votes in the 2014 elections, remains a thorn in the side of Gauteng motorists. The DA's mayoral candidates for Gauteng, speaking outside Sanral's offices, pleaded with voters to elect them into power, saying a vote for the party was a vote in favour of eliminating the system. The DA's Tshwane mayoral candidate, Solly Msimang, said if the party won Gauteng's highly coveted metropolitan municipalities, the party would launch multiple efforts to disrupt a further rollout of electronic tolling on the province's freeways. Rethink e-tolls, says ANC Gauteng "When we are elected into government we will ensure that there will be no further e-tolling in Gauteng.

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  • Love triangle rocks Limpopo ANC

    2016-08-22 15:31:57.0 | AUBREY MOTHOMBENI | Top ANC officials in Limpopo, including premier and chairman Stan Mathabatha, secretary Knocks Seabi and deputy secretary Makoma Makhurupetje, have been embroiled in a sex scandal involving the newly appointed mayor of Molemole municipality and the wife of his friend, who is a councillor.Next This comes after Conti Mokobane, who is mayor Edward Paya's personal friend wrote to Mathabatha and Seabi seeking an urgent meeting to discuss his marital issues. He alleged in his letter to the provincial leadership of the ANC that Paya was bonking his wife. Sunday World understands that the meeting took place on Thursday at the ANC Limpopo headquarters in Polokwane

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  • Start packing your bags and leave SA for good‚ EFF tells Guptas

    The Economic Freedom Fighters have urged the Guptas to “start packing their last bags” and leave South Africa for good‚ saying they have caused enough damage. The party also warned that it would “not rest until the last root and trace of the Guptas has been cleared from our history”. It welcomed “with caution” reports that the Guptas intended selling off their businesses to the highest bidder before the end of this year‚ saying it was long overdue. The Gupta family‚ which has close ties with President Jacob Zuma‚ has been accused of state capture “This corrupt relationship has since caused untold divisions in the ruling party which harbours many elements who have also been captured. They appointed

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  • Pravin, we are with you – struggle vets

    Anti-apartheid struggle veterans Ahmed Kathrada and Barbara Hogan on Friday expressed their solidarity with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, who is being investigated and was issued with a summons by the Hawks. “Dear Pravin, we recall your courageous and consistent struggle record as a freedom fighter and later as minister. Try as they may, no mischievous elements will succeed in their nefarious efforts to dent your contribution,” the veterans said in a joint media release. Gordhan was asked to present himself to the specialised Directorate Priority Crime Investigation, better known as the Hawks, to sign a warning letter in connection with the unit’s probe into the alleged setting up of a rogue spy unit within the SA Revenue Service.

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