• Wanted: Killer Mphela

    Football authorities, critics and fans around the country are looking for former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs striker Katlego “Killer” Mphela. The 30-year-old Brits-born former Bafana Bafana striker was last spotted training with Polokwane City as his football future remains bleak. Killer has had no luck finding a home after being released by Amakhosi following a dismal campaign for the current league champions. Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung revealed that Mphela was released from the club after failing to attend a number of “important events.” Mphela vehemently denied this.

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  • Zuma's wife to be charged for poison plot: report

    City Press reports Ma Ntuli is under investigation by the National Prosecuting Authority after a plot to poison president Jacob Zuma was unveiled recently. Zuma's wife, Ma Ntuli was an alleged co-conspirator to the plot, which was said to be the brain child of a Kwa-Zulu Natal businessman and local and foreign nationals. Ma Ntuli has allegedly confessed to knowing about the poison plot. The Sunday Times broke the story of how Ma Ntuli was banned from Nkandla after Zuma and his aides caught wind of the plot.

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  • Bobbi Kristina’s funeral draws a crowd - IOL Tonight

    Dozens of onlookers gathered on Saturday near the Georgia church for the funeral of Brown, 22, who died this week, months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub. Alpharetta, Georgia - Dozens of onlookers gathered on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, who died this week, months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub.

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  • Airport heist gang smashed

    The men were attacking an Angolan couple and their South African host moments after they arrived at the host's home in The Moot, north of Pretoria, from OR Tambo International Airport last night. A Nigerian diplomat, attending the African Union Summit, was similarly attacked two weeks ago. Gabriel Gundo was travelling from the airport to his Sandton hotel when he was attacked and robbed of $500 and R700 in cash by gunmen posing as Nigerian police officers. The Hawks are looking into whether the robbery was planned in advance or if Gundo's taxi was opportunistically followed from the airport.

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  • 'How I became an apartheid spy' - Olivia Forsyth's story

    Thibault Arcade housed a motley assortment of shops with which I would become familiar in the next few weeks - a bridal boutique that never seemed to have any customers, the lobby for a huge multistorey car park, a grotty-looking tea shop ... In the middle was a small diagonal passage that joined the arcade to another, Polly's Arcade, which ran parallel. Later I was to learn that half the secret service fraternity hung out here; it was a veritable who's who of the CIA, Security Branch, and British Intelligence. On a later occasion I was to sit there drinking coffee with Captain Vic McPherson, who took great pleasure in surreptitiously pointing out to me various interesting individuals, including the head of the CIA in South Africa. Surely the Security Branch was all cloak and dagger?

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  • Komphela’s stern warning to Khune - Soccer

    Backpagepix Steve Komphela made it very clear that Itumeleng Khune won t walk his way back into Kaizer Chiefs starting line-up. Steve Komphela made it very clear that Itumeleng Khune won’t walk his way back into his starting line-up following Kaizer Chiefs’ Carling Black Label Cup defeat against Orlando Pirates at the weekend.

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  • Boko Haram Chief Recruiter Arrested - CameroonOnline.org

    Bana Fanaye also known as Mahamat Moustapha, said to be the mastermind of Boko Haram operations in Chad and northern Cameroon, has been arrested by authorities in Chad. Assorted weapons, as well as cell phone SIM cards for various countries, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger were recovered from his residence.

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  • Bobby Brown says 'final private goodbye' to Bobbi Kristina

    Bobby Brown said his ''final private goodbye'' to his daughter Bobbi Kristina when he visited her funeral home.

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  • Nigeria: Military Arrests Boko Haram Commander, Rescues 178 People

    The Nigerian military announced on Sunday that it has arrested a Boko Haram commander. The army said the culprit was arrested in an operation by troops of 7 division along Aulari in Bama axis of Borno State. The "offensive operation" that led to the capture of the terrorist was done in collaboration with troops of 21 Brigade and elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, spokesperson of the division, Tukur Gusau, said in a statement. "Also, three Boko Haram flags were recovered while five motor cycles were burnt by the troops," Mr. Gusau said.

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  • Khune salary chopped - SundayWorld

    Sunday World authoritatively learnt that Khune, who earned a whopping R325000 per month last season, took at least a 20% salary cut to avoid being jobless. Chiefs team manager, Bobby Motaung, on Friday declined to comment on the club's decision to slash the footie's salary and referred us to club spokesman Vina Maphosa. Maphosa also declined to comment and said the club would announce details of Khune's contract at a press conference billed for tomorrow. "I'm not allowed to talk about that matter but all I can confirm now is that Khune's matter was settled today, and he will start training with the team on Sunday.

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  • White business to feel the whip

    The Department of Labour Court issued the threat after receiving the Commission for Employment Equity's latest report into transformation in the workplace. The "alarmed" acting chairman of the commission, Tabea Magodielo, said it found that white people continued to dominate top management structures, particularly in the economic hub of Gauteng. The commission has now called for tougher action, including the docking of annual turnover, depending on a company's size. Businesses fear the possible arrest of directors as part of the Department of Labour's drive to punish insufficient transformation.

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  • Stay home, Malema tells EFF supporters

    Julius Malema startled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members when he told them to stop coming to court to support him during his corruption trial. “I appreciate that you have been with me and because the leaders of the EFF have abandoned their work to come and support me,” Malema told EFF members outside the High Court, sitting in Polokwane today. Judge Billy Mothle postponed the case because one of the accused Kagiso Dichabe is off sick. Malema told the EFF MPs that they were needed in parliament.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Exposed

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe could have played both puppet and puppeteer, in the Zanu PF debacle that resulted in the removal of then Vice-President Joice Mujuru while the same exposed his wife First Lady Grace as empty, a think tank has said. In a comprehensive paper released last week that looks at the events prior to and after the 2014 Zanu PF fall-out and the ruling party's emotive succession conundrum, the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) says Mugabe's "opaque and secretive style of governance" made it very difficult to determine whether he was playing his cards close to his chest, or in fact, not playing any cards at all. "Mugabe is singularly coy in accepting responsibility for decisions generally. "Most usually, when referring to his determinations, particularly if they are sensitive, Mugabe opts for the first person plural, rather than singular, even where the decision is clearly his and his alone.

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  • White settlers never stole any land from Africans: iLIVE

    Black Africans never owned any land. Black Africans NEVER owned any land. Who "disadvantaged" the 'black' people of the interior in Southern Africa before the (supposed) belligerent 'white' settlers moved inland in the mid 19th century..? As certainly, what the 'settlers' found was not a hugely advanced infrastructure, deep mines, airports, vast libraries of written works, grandiose institutions of learning, etc. No, as little as 170 years ago they found masses of black people (indigenous to the Southern tip of Africa, The San) living on the fringes of the stone age.

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  • Nzimande was in the Struggle - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Blade Nzimande's involvement in the Struggle can be delineated into two periods, before and after Shivambu and Malema were born, says the writer. In his humble way, Blade Nzimande has a proud history of contribution to our Struggle, says Alex Mashilo. Johannesburg - Far from the so-called disastrous assimilation of SACP cadres into the neo-liberal project, as Floyd Shivambu would like people to believe, it was the SACP that characterised the growth, employment and redistribution economic strategy and the political agenda that propelled it as “the 1996 Class Project”.

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  • Nkandla: Thuli blasts Nhleko’s report - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said she would hold a press briefing in Pretoria on Monday to talk about the committee and the Nkandla saga. Durban - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has blasted a report by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Nkandla, saying it is unnecessary, has no legal basis and is riddled with mistakes. Responding to a set of questions from The Mercury, Madonsela stood by her own report on President Jacob Zuma’s controversial rural homestead. The “Secure in Comfort” report had found that Zuma had unduly benefited from the R246 million spent on non-security features at his home, and that he should pay back part of the money.

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  • Snow hits South Africa's mountains, expect a sunny but cold weekend

    Snow in the high-lying areas of the Eastern Cape temporarily closed several mountain passes from Graaff-Reinet to Barkley East after heavy trucks stuck on the slippery roads on Thursday.

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  • DA Mpumalanga MPL resigns - Politics | IOL News

    Democratic Alliance Mpumalanga MPL Anthony Benadie resigned his position in the legislature with immediate effect on Sunday. “I regret to announce today [Sunday] my resignation as a DA member of the Mpumalanga provincial legislature. Benadie said his decision followed the declared intention of DA Mpumalanga provincial leader James Masango to serve in the Mpumalanga legislature.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Michelle wants to be Beyoncé - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS U.S. first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a Naturalization Ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, June 18, 2014. Michelle Obama wants to be Beyoncé Knowles. Although Michelle is the First Lady of the United States, she admitted that if she could choose who to be in life, it would be Beyoncé. When asked by rapper Wale, while promoting their Reach Higher campaign, what she would like to do if she had a different occupation, Michelle gave the surprising answer.

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