• WATCH VIDEO: Hijacking in Moreleta Park

    Garsfontein police spokesperson Captain Ilze Jones said a man (29) was hijacked and robbed of personal belongings, including his watch and wallet, around 09:10. “The man was overpowered by three armed suspects in the centre’s basement parking,” said Jones. She said Garsfontein police station commander Colonel Solomons met with the centre’s management to establish a partnership so residents could be kept safe. “A pamphlet was created and distributed in the area to create awareness and ensure the safety of the community,” said Jones. The pamphlet stipulated that valuables should not be left in vehicles and, where possible, people should not park on pavements. Residents were also told to be vigilant

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  • South Africa: R30 Million Crystal Meth Bust At OR Tambo

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  • Home Affairs depart visits Sunnyside in PTA in support of non-nationals

    PRETORIA – Following violent protests in Pretoria on Friday, the Home Affairs department is visiting Sunnyside to assure non-nationals of government’s support. The department says South Africa has a progressive view on tolerance, and does not stand for last week’s events. The anti-immigrant march in the capital on Friday, spilled over into violent clashes between police protesters and non-nationals. Violence broke out during a march, with protesters trying to break into foreign-owned shops, claiming the shopkeepers were drug lords and stockpiling weapons. Contrary to Friday, today is taking on a healing approach with a visit to the Lighthouse Chapel Church where home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba

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  • South Africa to Become First African Country to Legalise Cannabis

    South Africa is a country of many firsts. The rainbow nation will soon become the first African country to legalise cannabis sativa popularly called marijuana. The country's Medicines Control Council (MCC) stated that it would soon publish its proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use. In what the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) considers a major achievement after championing the legalisation of cannabis through its late MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini who died of lung cancer in 2014, the same year he introduced a bill in Parliament seeking for the legalisation of cannabis for medicinal purposes, cannabis sativa, under the Medical Innovation Bill will soon be legalised, but only for medicinal purposes.

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  • Malema: Metro FM Awards 'corrupted by Mabala Noise'

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema and the party’s national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi have taken to social media to criticise the Metro FM Awards that took place at the ICC in Durban on Saturday night. Malema criticised the event that he said was not the right platform to honour legendary musicians Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu, alleging that the awards were corrupted by Mabala Noise. “We love Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu,we need a proper event to honor them. Not this Mom Rubby’s shebeen called #MMA16 corrupted by Mabala noise,” he said. Malema’s comment comes after Mabala Noise artist Riky Rick’s rant during his acceptance speech in which he called the music that was being

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  • Two of Free State's most wanted criminals killed

    At about 7.30am on Saturday morning, Kagisanong police were called to the scene of a murder near a primary school in phase two, Colonel Thandi Mbambo said. "On arrival there they found two male bodies, one with two gunshot wounds to the head and hand and the other one with a gunshot wound to the head and multiple stab wounds to the body. "Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased were part of a notorious gang and were on the police wanted list for a number of murders in [the] Mangaung [metro municipality] area," she said. Free State police commissioner Lt-Gen Lebeoana Tsumane said: “We believe that their death was related to gang violence, either between rival gangs and or between same gang members.

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  • WATCH: All the Metro FM awards fashion

    See all the red carper fashion from the Metro FM awards here.

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  • Awkward: Faith Muthambi causes a bit of a stir at the Metro FM awards

    It was a very awkward moment when legendary singers Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbulu were honoured at the Metro FM awards. Communications minister Faith Muthambi presented the lifetime achievement award with radio presenter Wilson B Nkosi at the Metro Fm awards. It was quite an awkward moment for some, as Muthambi proceeded to shout into the microphone, asking guests to guess who had won the lifetime achievement award. Some members of the audience laughed at this, with co-presenter Nkosi stifling a laugh as well. The reaction on Twitter was funny, with many mocking Muthambi’s presentation. For more news your way, follow The Citizen on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • Man kills ex-business partner; then himself

    Meyerton police spokesperson in south of Johannesburg, Constable Maria Letsele has confirmed that a murder-suicide case has been opened after two people died on Friday in Galloway Street, Sedibeng Ster reports. A man is said to have visited his ex-business partner at the business premises and shot him multiple times before finally turning the gun on himself. The incident happened around 8:00 in the morning. Letsele says that details around the murder-suicide are still being investigated as it is not yet known what might have triggered the incident. Further details will be shared as the investigation unfolds. – Caxton News Service For more news your way, follow The Citizen on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • Nigeria: How Foreign Names Worsen Nigeria's Identity Crisis

    In most African cultures, a lot goes into the making of a name. There is a belief that a name says a lot about the roots, lineage, future, and in some cases, a person's destiny. The circumstances of birth and the impact such births have on the family are reflected in the newborn's given name. For instance, in the past, names were sometimes given to people based either on their striking resemblance with a family member or whether the death of a family member, especially that of a grandfather or grandmother, was recorded. Any child born after this is believed to be the reincarnation of the dead man or woman and named accordingly. There was no separating the African belief system from names. In

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  • Furore over Molefe's new job implodes

    Johannesburg - The swearing-in of Brian Molefe as an MP is causing ructions of seismic proportions within the ANC and its alliance partners, the SACP and Cosatu, as the party battles a groundswell of criticism over Molefe’s elevation to Parliament. The Sunday Independent can reveal that the ANC’s special national executive committee meeting to discuss policy documents on Monday degenerated into a heated argument between the top leaders over Molefe’s nomination as an MP by the North West province. Secretary-general Gwede Mantashe is said to have led the charge against the decision, expressing his unhappiness to President Jacob Zuma. Mantashe is alleged to have been backed by chairperson and Speaker

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  • Leslie Sedibe sues Fifa for $5m

    JOHANNESBURG – Former South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Leslie Sedibe has served Fifa with a letter of demand for $5 million (R64.7 million) for defamation of character. According to the City Press, the letter was served to visiting Fifa president Gianni Infantino, who was in the country for a Fifa summit this week. Sedibe’s lawyer, David Swartz, said they sent a court sheriff to deliver the letter to Infantino at the Sandton Convention Centre on Monday. Swartz said they were also demanding Fifa to publicly and officially withdraw the report on Bafana Bafana match-fixing; withdraw the sanctions imposed on Sedibe; and release a media statement on the retraction of the report, at Fifa’s

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  • Amanda Black gets her first award and Twitter goes crazy

    The talented song writer and singer got her first award at the Metro FM awards on Saturday evening. Amanda was nominated for five awards. Her hit song ‘Amazulu’ took South Africa by storm. In fact, the song became something of a national anthem last year. See an interview we had with the hitmaker below. (Featured Image: Facebook) Twitter shows Amanda some love For more news your way, follow The Citizen on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • Mugabe talks of own death at 93rd birthday party

    Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe celebrated his 93rd birthday with a lavish party on Saturday, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of stepping down. Wearing a black cowboy hat, Mugabe, who is increasingly frail, paused for lengthy periods and mumbled at times as he spoke for more than an hour. “It’s not always easy to predict that, although you are alive this year, you will be alive next year,” he said. “It does not matter how healthy you might feel. The decision that you continue to live and enjoy life is that of one personality we call the Almighty God. “We should thank the Almighty God that I was able to live from 92 years last year to 93, but much more than that

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  • AB de Villiers and his ruthless bowlers whack New Zealand

    It turns out losing now and then isn’t a bad thing. The Proteas on Saturday quickly recovered from a narrow loss earlier in the week as they thrashed New Zealand by 159 runs in the third ODI in Wellington. They lead the five-match series 2-1. Neil McKenzie, South Africa’s batting coach, had said the side were still aiming to deliver a complete performance and this came pretty close. Despite a mid-innings wobble, the Proteas’ varied bowling attack was absolutely outstanding in ripping the home side’s batting to shreds. Dwaine Pretorius, who is rapidly trying to make himself look indispensable, took 3/5 in 5.4 overs as the Black Caps were shot out for 112 but it was definitely a team effort. Kagiso

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  • Reshuffle Catch-22: Would a Cabinet shake-up help Zuma or backfire against him?

    Brian Molefe would be gambling with his life if he took the oath as an ANC Member of Parliament on Thursday without getting the assurance directly from Zuma that he will be appointed as a minister. If Molefe learnt second hand of his imminent promotion, he might end up with a position he did not count on. Or, worse still, he might be cooling his heels at the Saxonwold shebeen for some time before he gets served. Nobody in the ANC appears to know what Zuma’s game plan is regarding the Cabinet reshuffle. Because Zuma does not make his decisions based on logic or in the interests of the country, speculation about what he will do is futile. Zuma is unlikely to fire non-performers and reward those

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  • [OPINION] Sipho Pityana's open letter to Brian Molefe

    Under different circumstances, I would have been the first to congratulate you on your appointment as a member of South Africa’s Fifth Parliament, and your apparently pending ascension to a Cabinet post. But I cannot do so with a clear conscience. I have watched your rise to leadership roles with great admiration, respect and pride. In a society that is determinedly forging a non-racial society, your competence and excellence in the many spheres of leadership the nation afforded you, put paid the racist notion of equating blackness with mediocrity and under-performance. You were among those I encouraged many youth to look up to. In you I had a role model for many and a shining example of black

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  • We're sorry we rigged the rand: Barclays

    "We deeply regret that this conduct took place within our organisation," CE Maria Ramos said. The Competition Commission said last week it had found more than a dozen local and foreign banks had colluded to co-ordinate trading in the rand and the US dollar using an instant chat room called ZAR Domination, a reference to the rand's market code. It recommended fines amounting to 10% of the banks' South African revenues and piled political pressure on the four banks, which have about 90% of the national banking market. The commission began its investigation in April 2015, joining an international probe into the manipulation of foreign exchange rates that has already led to big banks paying more than $10-billion in settlements.

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  • Madrid stage Villarreal fightback, Messi nets winner

    Earlier, Barca had momentarily usurped Real thanks to Lionel Messi’s winner four minutes from time in a 2-1 victory at Atletico Madrid. Real lead Barca by a point, but also have a game in hand on their title rivals. “We showed character to turn the game around,” said Real boss Zinedine Zidane. “With everything that happened today it was vitally important to get the three points.” Bale was recalled to the starting line-up for the first time in three months after a long-term injury layoff and Real’s shock 2-1 defeat to Valencia in midweek. And the European champions looked set for a second straight defeat as Villarreal struck twice early in the second half. Firstly, Manu Trigueros volleyed home

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  • uMlazi family murder horror

    Durban - uMlazi householders are in shock after gunmen stormed the Mzila home and shot four family members in the early hours on Saturday. According to a family member, they were woken by the front door being kicked in. Three men entered the house and demanded money and cellphones. They first shot her brother Zithulele Mzila, 33, who was sleeping in an outside bedroom then proceeded into the main house where they raped Hlengiwe, 30, then murdered her and her mother, Sibongile, 69, and her younger brother, Lungisani, 25. “One of the assailants ordered my cousin to take off all her clothes and then raped her, while the others were busy collecting the valuables around the house. “One of their neighbours

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