• Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

    According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed impending demise of Mugabe. A Malawi publication, the Maravi Post, reported at the time that Liabunya had predicted, during a New Year’s Day service, that Mugabe would pass away this year. This was not the first time the

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  • This Is What Women With The Same BMI Look Like Side-By-Side

    BMI, or body mass index, is a number used to determine your body’s mass based on your height. The actual number is your weight in kilograms divided by your squared height in meters. BMI is often used as a screening tool for obesity — usually at the population level — but it’s also a relatively quick and inexpensive way for doctors to asses your weight and your risk for certain metabolic diseases.

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  • Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    He made this startling claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing battle with the taxman. This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled

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  • ANC NGC: Paul Mashatile on ANC succession, e-tolls and the premier league | Daily Maverick

    The Gauteng ANC is known for rattling cages and swimming against the tide. From playing a central role in the botched campaign to replace President Jacob Zuma at the ANC’s 2012 national conference in Mangaung to digging in its heels on e-tolls, the Gauteng ANC has a tendency to stir things up. In June, provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile defied the ANC line of march on the Nkandla issue and said at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering that the ANC had not approved Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko’s report on the security upgrades, nor had the organisation endorsed any more funds being spent on the project. At an alliance summit a few weeks later, Mashatile was mauled for talking about these matters publicly.

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  • Cruyf joins anti-Mourinho brigade - Cape Times

    Sami Mokbel london: Jose Mourinho has come under attack from two of European football’s biggest names. Former England manager Fabio Capello and Holland legend Johan Cruyff have heavily criticised the under-fire Chelsea manager, while Cruyff has also reopened his war of words with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. Capello accused Mourinho of driving his Chelsea players to mental exhaustion while Cruyff said the Portuguese offered a bad example to youngsters with his behaviour and also with his criticism of referees. The Premier League champions have endured a dreadful start to the season and players, privately, have already given up hope of retaining their title. Mourinho was handed a public

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  • Sfiso Ncwane in baby mama drama, says 'I'm not going to support another man's child'

    Pinky Dlamini, 29, added to Ncwane’s woes after she told Drum magazine’s latest issue that the Kulingile Baba hit-maker is not supporting the boy. But the Bayede Baba singer denies paternity and rubbished Dlamini as “jealous and bitter.” Ncwane challenged her to do DNA tests to prove that he is truly not the father of the boy, according to the report. “That boy is not mine and I know who the real father is. I’m not going to support another man’s child. Pinky knows the truth and if she insists on saying I’m the father, then let’s go for a DNA test,” Ncwane told Drum. “Like all ex-girlfriends she’s not happy that I dumped her and became successful.” Pinky said: “My son doesn’t even have shoes as

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  • Suspend Hlaudi Motsoeneng says Appeal Court

    The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng must be suspended and face disciplinary charges as ordered by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, stressing that her findings may not be ignored. The ruling comes as a vindication for Madonsela after a 2014 Western Cape High Court judgment in the same case provided government with apparent leverage to overrule her reports, notably on the Nkandla controversy. Thus the SCA upheld Judge Ashton Schippers’s ruling regarding Motsoeneng, but criticised his pronouncement on the powers of the chapter nine institution as potentially confusing. Schippers had held that its findings were not binding in the absolute,

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  • Beyonce, Rihanna, others sue Paris firm over clothing knockoffs

    The challenged products include clothing bearing the singers’ names and song lyrics. Rihanna Pharrell Williams Beyonce Knowles NEW YORK- Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have teamed up to sue a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, cellphone cases, and other items featuring their likenesses without permission. The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York said ElevenParis has ignored the singers’ warnings to stop the sales, including in a store in Manhattan’s Soho district, and on its website. The artists accused ElevenParis and its affiliates of being “habitual, willful intellectual property infringers that,

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  • Rihanna still cares for Chris - Tonight News

    Rihanna will care for Chris Brown “until the day I die”. The 'Where Have You Been' hitmaker insists she will never stop thinking about her ex-boyfriend despite admitting the pair aren't “friends” anymore. She said: “I will care about him until the day I die. We're not friends, but it's not like we're enemies. We don't have much of a relationship now.” The 27-year-old beauty admits she thought she could change the 'Loyal' hitmaker following the abuse, which Chris subsequently served community service for. She explained: “I was that girl. That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I'm one of those people built to handle

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  • Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    Nato yesterday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the airspace of alliance member Turkey at the weekend by mistake and said Russia was sending ground troops to Syria and building up its naval presence.

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  • Motsoeneng: I won't shy away from disciplinary hearing

    The SABC COO has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling that he be suspended. SABC Public Protector Hlaudi Motsoeneng CAPE TOWN - SABC operations chief Hlaudi Motsoeneng says he is ‘not running away’ from a disciplinary hearing. Motsoeneng has lost his appeal against a Western Cape High court ruling that he be suspended pending the outcome of a disciplinary process. The Supreme Court of Appeal's decision today is the latest development in a legal battle between Motsoeneng and the DA. It began when the opposition party took the SABC and Motsoeneng to the High Court last year for failing to implement the Public Protector's remedial action following a damning report into governance failures

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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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  • ‘Reducing the number of provinces will improve service delivery’

    The matter of reducing SA's 9 provinces to 6 has been escalated to the ANC’s national office. Democratic Alliance African National Congress Western Cape Marius Fransman CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape believes reducing the number of provinces from nine to six will improve service delivery. The party’s Western Cape Provincial General Council discussed the matter over the weekend and resolved to escalate it to the ANC’s national office.  The plan could potentially see the Western Cape merged with parts of Eastern Cape. ANC provincial chair Marius Fransman says this will also eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy. “If we can deploy the resources, if we can deploy

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  • Did Boks have too much bite? - Springboks

    AFP Springbok prop Frans Malherbe allegedly sunk his teeth into the shoulder of American lock Matt Trouville. South Africa might have left east London last night believing they had emerged from a crisis but they could yet find themselves at the centre of a biting scandal. While the match commissioner will want to examine video evidence to assess an incident that occurred in the first half of this Pool B encounter, Sportsmail’s photograph appears to show Springbok prop Frans Malherbe sinking his teeth into the shoulder of American lock Matt Trouville. When shown the photograph here last night, Trouville told team USA officials he could not recall the incident, although he was wearing padding across his shoulders.

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  • Bafana starting XI for Costa Rica clash

    Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba has named his starting XI to face Costa Rica in an international friendly, with Itumeleng Khune once again being given the captain’s armband. With Thabo Matlaba rested because of his long trip back from Egypt this week, Ajax Cape Town’s Mosa Lebusa will start at left back. Sibusiso Vilakazi will play as an out-and-out striker, while Kaizer Chiefs midfielder George Lebese will make his first appearance for the national team since 2012. Bafana XI v Costa Rica: Itumeleng Khune (capt), Anele Ngcongca, Rivaldo Coetzee, Erick Mathoho, Mosa Lebusa, Andile Jali, Bongani Zungu, Mandla Masango, Thulani Serero, George Lebese, Sibusiso Vilakazi Subs: Jackson Mabokgwane,

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  • SA to host AU military training ops - Africa | IOL News

    Johannesburg - The African Union will stage a field training exercise in the Northern Cape province of South Africa later this month to evaluate the state of readiness of the African Standby Force (ASF), and to exercise its Rapid Deployment Capability (RDC). The field exercise, dubbed Amani Africa II (Swahili phrase meaning Peace in Africa), is set to take place from 19 October to 7 November, and will be used to find gaps and requirements for achieving full operational capability (FOC) of the ASF by December 2015. The field exercise involves the five regional economic communities, as structures of the African Union. They include the North African Regional Capability (NARC), East African Community

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  • Nigeria: Ministerial Nominees - Some Are Poster Boys of Corruption - Odumakin

    Spokesman of Afenifere, Mr Yinka Odumakin, on Tuesday, described some of President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial nominees as poster boys of corruption. Odumakin, who was reacting to the long-awaited ministerial list finally announced earlier on Tuesday, by the Senate President Bukola Saraki during plenary on the floor of the Red Chamber said: "Nearly everybody on that list has been involved one way of the other, at one level or the other since 1999. Quite a few of them have serious allegations against them. "In fact, some of them are poster boys of corruption. We hope that those who would do the screening will do a thorough screening. If we are fighting corruption on one hand, then those who

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  • ANCYL lambasts Frank Chikane

    The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) on Thursday added its voice to mounting criticism leveled against veteran party leader Reverend Frank Chikane for making public comments about “renewal” of the ANC, ahead of the national general council (NGC). Criticizing Chikane, the ANCYL said while it welcomed robust debates within the structures of the ANC “we are, however, disappointed by the populist posturing by Cde. Reverend Frank Chikane”. Chikane this week said he hoped his document containing proposals for the renewal of the ANC would be placed on the agenda of the NGC, which starts Friday. The reverend’s comments immediately drew rebuke from ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, who accused Chikane of

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  • Four women picked as Gauteng High Court judges

    THERE were no surprises or upsets in the Judicial Service Commission’s (JSC’s) choices for the Gauteng High Court announced on Tuesday, with four of the six new appointments being women. Gauteng’s new judges are Labour Court Judge Annali Basson, former director of the Centre for Applied Legal Studies Raylene Keightley, specialist tax attorney Nelisa Mali, gender rights lawyer Lebogang Modiba, magistrate Thifhelimbilu Mudau and Johannesburg senior counsel Willem van der Linde. Interviews for most of the newly recommended candidates were smooth overall, in particular that of Ms Modiba whose interview ended with Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke remarking that he would save his green Constitutional

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  • Three quit DA over Kohler Barnard furore - Politics | IOL News

    Cape Town - A DA proportional representative councillor has abandoned his Durbanville office and R35 000-a-month salary, with benefits, to defect to the ANC citing “systematic racism” which was highlighted when DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard shared a Facebook post calling for the resurrection of PW Botha. Cyril Mack, the PR councillor for Ward 67, was joined by his secretary Danny Bolton and his UWC student activist son Grant as they shed their blue DA T-shirts for yellow ones, to the delight of ANC provincial chairman Marius Fransman. The former DA members and councillor left their prominent positions within the party to become ordinary ANC members on Tuesday at the party’s offices in Sahara House

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