• King Dalindyebo: I am in this situation because of Madiba

    The controversial king – who was handed down 12 years in jail by the Supreme Court of Appeals in Bloemfontein two weeks ago after he appealed a 15-year sentence imposed by the Mthatha High Court in 2009 – vowed to never go to jail. Dalindyebo was addressing a general meeting of the AbaThembu nation at his Bumbane Great Place near Mthatha on Sunday afternoon regarding his decision to appeal his 12-year jail sentence at the Constitutional Court. He was initially convicted for crimes ranging from culpable homicide, kidnapping, assault, arson and defeating the ends of justice. The appeals court acquitted him on the culpable homicide charge but upheld the other convictions. “I am not going to hand

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  • Kylie Jenner and Tyga involved in crash

    The couple had enjoyed a night out at Los Angeles nightspot 10ak, where the Rack City hitmaker had performed but their evening ended on a bad note when the rapper's $320,000 Rolls Royce was hit from behind by another vehicle. Neither Jenner nor Tyga were hurt in the accident and the car suffered minor damage, with just a few scratches to the rear. Meanwhile, 18-year-old Jenner has revealed she keeps a framed copy of Tyga's 2012 mugshot at her home. The  Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has given fans a behind-the-scenes look at her $2.7 million Calabasas mansion, which she bought eight months ago, via her new app and has revealed it features a three-year-old police photograph of her rapper boyfriend.

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  • ‘Malema wrong about Indian South Africans’ - Politics | IOL News

    Durban - The notion that Indian South Africans dominated “every sphere of life” in KwaZulu-Natal, as was reportedly said by EFF leader Julius Malema last week, was complete “nonsense”. This was the view of civil rights organisation SA Minority Rights Equity Group, reacting to weekend reports. While questioning Judge Shyam Gyanda in an interview for the vacant KZN High Court deputy judge-president post, Malema reportedly said Indians dominated every sphere of life, “particularly economic and judicial”. Malema also reportedly asked him: “Do you think that the appointment of a deputy judge-president, if we were to consider an African person, would be in line with the transformation of the judiciary?”

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  • 11 memorable moments from Our Perfect Wedding season 4

    Our favourite Mzansi show on Sundays? Our Perfect Wedding, of course! Here are 11 of our favourite moments and episodes - both for good and bad reasons.   1. The flamboyant groom People on Twitter found Thabiso (the groom) way too talkative, but it was his choice of wedding day attire that left us all confused (and maybe even bewildered). What in the actual fact was he wearing? He was compared to Prince, a character on JAG and, most accurately, Pope Francis. Pope Francis 2. The bride with the hater cousin  This bride was not in control of her wedding - her cousin was in charge of everything, from the dress (she designed it and the bride had no input) to the cake (which was very pretty) - and

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  • Parties planned at Oscar’s ex-home - Cape Times

    Nomaswazi Nkosi OSCAR Pistorius’s family have refused to be drawn into the “bizarre issue” of a video about the disgraced athlete’s former home in Pretoria East. It is the house in which he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, which was sold and is now rented by business partners David Scott, 33, and Kagiso Mokoape, 23. They were captured in the two-minute video showcasing the inside of the house while holding what looked like beer cans. The video was posted on YouTube on Saturday by the two men. “We will decorate the house in honour of what happened here and then we will invite people over,” Scott says in the video. The two said they wanted to make the house a party house and invite people

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  • Back to the future: Afrikaners unveil R3.5-billion plan to secure future autonomy | Daily Maverick

    Welcoming delegates and guests to the conference at the Heartfelt Arena opposite the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria on Saturday, Solidarity chief executive Dirk Hermann reminded those gathered that there was another summit happening in South Africa at the weekend, the African National Congress's (ANC's) national general council 40km down the road in Midrand. The ANC policy conference's registration figure was 2,315. Hermann encouraged those present, including the Democratic Alliance's Anchen Dreyer and Freedom Front Plus Leader Pieter Mulder, to use 21st century technology to get the summit's handvatsel (hashtag) Toekoms2020 trending on Twitter (it didn't) as well as post photographs on “bakkiesblaie” (Facebook).

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  • ANC slams Madondela's move to join EFF on Nkandla

    The ANC says Thuli Madonsela's decision to legally align herself with a political party is ill-advised. Jacob Zuma Nkandla Thuli Madonsela Nkandla scandal CAPE TOWN – The African National Congress (ANC) in Parliament has sharply criticised Public Protector Thuli Madonsela for joining the Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF)'s constitutional court case against President Jacob Zuma. Julius Malema's party has turned to the highest court in the land to get Zuma to pay back part of the money spent on upgrading his private home in Nkandla. Last year the public protector found Zuma benefitted unduly from the non-security features which formed part of the R246 million project. The ANC says Madonsela's decision

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  • South Africa: 'I Was Just a Normal Village Girl' - First Black Female Navy Commander

    As a girl in the village of Lady Frere, Zimasa Mabela's life revolved around school, and fetching firewood and water from the river. The country's first black female navy commander says she only saw the sea for the first time when she was 18. "I guess, having read books and watched movies, it was not something to be shocked by and say: 'so much water!'" the 38-year-old told News24 aboard her vessel, the SAS Umhloti. "I wasn't scared of the water because where I grew up, we had swimming pools." Mabela and her friends used to sneak off to the pools at a Catholic mission in McKay's Neck Village. It was the place to be "for fun and to relax" especially on hot Eastern Cape days, although their parents

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  • Fan applies for Liverpool coaching job

    When Liverpool Football Club fired Brendan Rodgers as coach of the Merseyside club, a lot was said about who would replace him, but no one thought a fan would be considered for the job. Liverpool fan Adam Kneale applied for Rodgers’ position at Anfield and he got a letter from Reds Chief Executive Officer Ian Ayre. Kneale coached Portsmouth for four seasons from League Two to winning the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League on FIFA 15. In the response letter Ayre explained why Kneale couldn’t be Rodgers’ successor. “Unfortunately, we are unable to process your interest at this time as we are looking for someone with more experience in the professional game,” the letter read. “In relation

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  • Cop shoots wife ‘accidentally’ in face - Cape Times

    Johannesburg: A Florida woman was in a stable condition in hospital last night after she was “accidentally” shot in the face while trying to stop her police officer husband from committing suicide. Yesterday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) detained the officer on charges of attempted murder after the incident. Ipid spokeswoman Grace Langa said that on Saturday the police constable had taken his service pistol from his station with the intention to shoot himself at his Florida home. “According to the suspect, when he was about to shoot himself, his wife came and tried to take away the gun from him, which led to the wife being shot accidentally in her face,” said Langa.

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  • SA's most exclusive estates for super-rich revealed

    This 700 hectare estate is located next to Balito, 45kms north of Durban. Along with Umhlanga and La Lucia, it has become the premier luxury area on the east coast of South Africa, according to the report. Zimbali features a world class golf course, hotel and spa. It also has access to the beach. Fin24 previously reported on New World Wealth's rating of the top 10 residential estates in SA. This time they rate the most exclusive estates in the country, based on their appeal purely to the super-rich. “The top things that wealthy people look for when buying an estate property are space, exclusivity, security, view, nature and scenery. Locality and lifestyle offerings are also critical,” explained

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  • Inside the confused mind of Hlaudi Motsoeneng

    ON SEPTEMBER 2 SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng gave an interview to Insig, hosted by Waldimar Pelser. It made headlines because of this sentiment, expressed by Motsoeneng late into the exchange: "Maybe we need to understand the role of media. The role of media is to influence the mind-set of people, young and old. Let’s take example [sic] — the young ones. If you always put crime on media, you report about crime … actually what you are doing you are encouraging young people to commit crime." You can watch the full exchange here. Rightly, a fair bit of criticism has been written about that particular position. However, it was largely at the expense of everything else Motsoeneng

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  • Zimbabwe: Heat Wave Hits Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe yesterday started experiencing a heat wave with most parts of the country recording a surge in temperatures. According to weather reports, low-lying areas such as Kariba, Chiredzi, Binga and Beitbridge had temperatures ranging between 35 and 40˚C. In Harare and Gweru, temperatures averaged 32˚C, while in Bulawayo they were around 34˚C, the same as Masvingo. Among the major cities and towns, only Mutare experienced slightly cooler temperatures of around 30˚C. The Meteorological Services Department (MSD) on Friday warned that different parts of the country would experience high temperatures of between 35 and 45˚C starting yesterday until next weekend. "Daytime temperatures over the country

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  • Kaizer Chiefs fourth, Orlando Pirates 24th in latest African club rankings

    The rankings raised eyebrows considering the fact that Pirates, who lost to Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League final in 2013, are in this year’s CAF Confederations Cup against Tunisian outfit Etoile du Sahel, who are ranked in 10th place. FootballDatabase website, which allocates points based on the club’s performances, ranked Amakhosi as the fourth best team in the CAF region, behind DR Congo duo TP Mazembe and AS Vita, and Al-Merreikh of Sudan. Even Mamelodi Sundowns, in 12 spot, are ranked higher than the Buccaneers with Bidvest Wits coming in 30th and Bloemfontein Celtic in 42nd. TOP 10: 1. TP Mazembe (DR Congo) - 1623 points 2. AS Vita Club (DR Congo) - 1582 3. Al-Merreikh (Sudan) - 1580

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  • Obama defends Clinton email ‘mistake’ - World News | IOL News

    Washington - Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct government business when she served as secretary of state was a mistake but didn’t endanger national security, President Barack Obama said during an interview airing on Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Obama said public officials have to be more sensitive about how they handle information and personal data. Yet he also said the criticism of Clinton, who is leading the Democratic race for the presidential nomination, has been “ginned up” because of politics. “I think she’d be the first to acknowledge that maybe she could have handled the original decision better and the disclosures more quickly,” Obama said. Obama downplayed

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • Everyone Wants To Know Why There's A Bench On This Church Roof

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  • Don't Read These Wikipedia Pages If You Want To Sleep Tonight

    The Original Night Stalker murdered 10 people across southern California from the late ’70s through the ’80s. In 1955, seven people at a rural farmhouse in Hopkinsville, Kentucky claimed to have been harassed and terrorized by “creatures similar to gremlins.” If aliens exist, they are scary assholes.

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  • Sean ‘still heartbroken’ over break-up - IOL Tonight

    Sean Penn reportedly wants to rekindle his relationship with Charlize Theron. The 55-year-old actor is reportedly “still heartbroken” following his split from the 40-year-old actress, but she refuses to return his calls. A source said: “Sean's friends urged him to call her. He's called her a few times.” The former couple, who were rumoured to have gotten engaged in Paris last November, ended their romance in June after 18 months together, but the 'Milk' star can't stop thinking about the South African-born beauty. The insider told InTouch Weekly magazine: “He usually gets over romances quickly, but the more time that passed, the more he thought about Charlize. His ego is taking a big hit.” While

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  • Zimbabwe: Top Cop Infected Me With HIV, Woman Claims

    A woman from Lesotho has accused a Bulawayo senior police officer of infecting her with HIV before hounding her out of Zimbabwe. The woman alleged she met the police officer in 2012 at "Prophet" Blessing Chiza's Eagle Life Church, leading to a friendship that later developed into courtship and traditional marriage in 2014. Yesterday, the cop (name withheld) refused to comment on the allegations when contacted. "You can go ahead and find information from the same person, not from me," he said curtly. However, the woman claimed the cop lied about his health status, which she accidently discovered in July last year. He said they were counselled by Chiza and she had forgiven her husband. "He [Chiza]

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