• Pastor Mbhoro shot us with a riffle when we asked for our salaries: Employee

    A man claiming to be Pastor Mbhoro's employee has alleged that he was shot, with a riffle, by the pastor when they went to ask for their salary after not getting paid for four months. In the video by Daily Sun, the clearly bleeding man explains his and fellow employees' horror. Pastor Mbhoro has denied the allegations levelled against him. "I have been keeping them in my house and giving them some money by my grace and not as a salary," Mbhoro told Daily Sun.

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  • Nicki Minaj's ex covers up tattoo of her face

    Nicki Minaj's ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has covered up his final tattoo of her face with a bed of roses. Safaree Samuels - who dated the 'Anaconda' hitmaker for 14 years before she dumped him last year - has had a bed of roses inked over his final body art tribute to her. The 34-year-old rapper fuelled rumours he'd split from the 32-year-old star in 2014 after he replaced etchings of her face and name on his chest with a rose and locket and key design. Alongside a split image of a Marilyn Monroe-inspired portrait of Nicki and a rose tattoo design, iAmCompton wrote: ''and u think yo job is hard.

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  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis on Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • Nigerian Air Force Destroys Boko Haram's Solar Panels

    The solar panels are believed to have been used by Boko Haram for electricity in Sambisa forest.

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  • The Big Read: ANC dresses our economic saviour in the devil's robes

    Whoever authored the international relations policy documents for the upcoming ANC national general council meeting ignored Voltaire's wise warning. Here is one nugget from our ruling party document: "The US does not appreciate the resurgence of Russia and China as dominant factors in the arena of international power relations.

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  • Nigeria: Passage - Reclusive and Mysterious Billionaire, Deinde Fernandez, Dies At 79

    Antonio Oladeinde Fernandez, billionaire business magnate, diplomat, mining tycoon, Permanent Representative of Central African Republic to the United Nations, is dead. Deinde Fernandez, as he was popularly known, died on Tuesday in a private hospital in Belgium. Born in Lagos in 1936 to one of the first European migrants to the city, Mr. Fernadez grew up to become one of Nigeria's most mysterious and reclusive billionaires with properties in several African countries as well as in Europe and America. Two years later, he became a Deputy Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations.

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  • Security guards foil robbery near Cape Town International Airport

    A shootout between security guards and robbers targeting a cigarette truck caused mayhem near Cape Town International Airport. Police spokesman Captain FC Van Wyk confirmed that three suspects tried to rob the truck‚ loaded with cigarettes‚ at the BP petrol station near the airport. One of the suspects were fatally wounded‚ one injured and the other fled the scene and is still at large‚’’ said Van Wyk. The body of one of the robbers is lying near a silver Tazz in full view of passing motorists.

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  • Is United losing its identity? - Premier League

    AP Louis Van Gaal took United from seventh back into the Champions League and there are some very good players in his squad. London - How much money is it going to take for Manchester United to become Barclays Premier League champions again? Louis van Gaal has been in charge for over a year and United’s net spend is around £170million. Van Gaal took United from seventh back into the Champions League and there are some very good players in his squad.

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  • Zimbabwe: Urban Farming Mushrooms in Africa Amid Food Deficits

    There is a scramble for unoccupied land in Africa, but this time it is not British, Portuguese, French or other colonialists racing to occupy the continent's vacant land - it is the continent's urban dwellers fast turning to urban farming amid the rampant food shortages that have not spared them. Inadequate wages have aggravated the situation of many, like Agness Samwenje who lives in Harare's high density Mufakose suburb, and they have found that turning to urban farming is one way of supplementing their supply of food.

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  • EFF’s Nkandla battle: Constitutional Court will decide if Zuma should #PayBackTheMoney | Daily Maverick

    “We’ll see you in court,” Julius Malema told President Jacob Zuma on the last occasion on which he appeared in Parliament to answer questions. Malema meant the Constitutional Court. It is rare that the Constitutional Court will grant a legal application direct access, because it is not usually a “court of first instance”. For this reason, when the EFF announced in August that it had filed an application with the Constitutional Court over Nkandla, legal consensus seemed to be that the Fighters would be lucky to have the matter heard.

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  • Promiscuity is murdering us

    Why does South Africa have the largest HIV-positive population in the world? DA leader Helen Zille asked these questions in her statement on Sunday, "Tackling the new Aids denialism", - and she was also kind enough to give us the answer to bringing our HIV-infection rate under control. Zille said the reason we top the list of countries with the largest number of people living with HIV is because we are unfaithful. Quoting Dr Helen Epstein's book, The Invisible Cure on the HIV Pandemic in South Africa, Zille said the only countries in Africa that have turned the Aids pandemic around are those that have focussed on partner reduction.

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  • 'I want a blue-eyed Yazidi': teen describes IS slave market

    Jinan, 18, a Yazidi, was captured in early 2014 and held by IS jihadists for three months before she managed to flee, she said on a visit to Paris ahead of the publication Friday of a book about her ordeal. Seized as IS fighters swept through northern regions inhabited by the Yazidi religious minority, Jinan was moved around between several locations before being bought by two men, a former policeman and an imam.

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  • Why Bieber broke down on the MTV stage - Tonight News

    Matt Sayles/Invision/AP Justin Bieber breaks down in tears after performing at the MTV

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  • The hero everyone forgot: Josia Thugwane

    The picture is of an ageing, tan-brick farmhouse at the end of a long, dusty road.

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  • ANCYL fails to find candidate

    The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) provincial general council (PGC) has been rocked by divisions within its walls, with Gauteng failing to nominate its preferred candidate.

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  • ANCYL's PGC in Gauteng collapses | The New Age Online

    Just a day before the ANC Youth League elective Congress, a major headache has again hit the organisation.

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  • EFF command nails North West university SRC elections | The New Age Online

    The party has matched ANC aligned SASCO in the race for control of the student body. The leadership race has attracted both ANC and EFF bigwigs to the Province over the past weekend, and the campus has been a hive of activity.

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  • Australian man claims he is Jesus Christ reincarnated, garners followers

    Alan John Miller of Kingaroy in the state of Queensland, runs a religious movement known as the Divine Truth from his home, says Sky News. According to the Daily Mail, the presence of Miller and Luck has sparked a property boom in the area - appropriately dubbed Queensland's Bible Belt. Some 30 followers have aggressively bought much of the land surrounding Miller's compound, where he has been living since 2007, leaving very little available to locals.

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  • Chiefs explain Masilela’s Bafana withdrawal 

    This comes after Masilela failed to arrive for an assessment by the Bafana medical team on Tuesday. “Tsepo’s knee swelled up after the match against Bloemfontein Celtic,” Chiefs physiotherapist David Milner told the club’s official website. “Tsepo has a well-documented history of knee problems, which needs to be looked after carefully.

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