• Suspected hijacker kills himself - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Bonginkosi Ndlovu shot and killed himself before the police could arrest him for his alleged involvement in truck hijackings. Johannesburg - Police believe that they are closing in on hijacking syndicates operating in Soweto. On Monday morning, they arrested four suspects and the fifth man shot and killed himself before the police could make an arrest. Bonginkosi Ndlovu, 25, who is believed to have been part of a gang involved in hijackings trucks, shot and killed himself when he was cornered by police in a room he was renting in Endeni, Soweto.

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  • Minnie and Nonhle slam newspaper

    TV presenter and actress Minnie Dlamini could not contain her “disgust” over the reports published by Sunday Sun on 24 May. The TV personality took to Twitter to speak her mind about what she thinks of the paper. Sunday Sun is a prime example of #junkyardjournalism in SA: unethical, unprofessional and irresponsible.

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  • Brazilian begs EU to take in SA whites

    The petition on the website www.change.org, had about 15000 signatures last night. It calls for the EU to allow white South Africans, Namibians and Zimbabweans to be given automatic European citizenship. Rodrigo de Campos, a Brazilian, is behind the campaign and his motivation is that "the white South African population currently faces ethnic cleansing and persecutions at the hands of the ANC government, the Economic Freedom Fighters and various individual anti-white aggressors. Neither the ANC nor the EFF could be reached for comment last night.

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  • ON THE WATER: Resistance to e-tolling is not about the money

    IT TOOK apartheid’s bullies a long time to learn that force will be met with force, that violence begets violence, and so on. Most citizens lived through apartheid’s endgame, especially those in the plush seats with their struggle credentials, which is why citizens may safely assume that their government knows it cannot serve the people by abusing them. At least, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa should know it, but also in great part because he is a flyfisher, which by definition means he is a man of good character and superior intelligence, and possessed of goodwill towards his fellow citizens. Such an event (as related by Business Day columnist Allister Sparks) — in which Ramaphosa wielded the pliers and National Party negotiator Roelf Meyer was the beneficiary — became central to the myth of SA’s negotiated revolution.

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  • Chiefs deny Khune and Mashamaite exit | The New Age Online

    Kaizer Chiefs has dismissed reports that goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune and defender Tefu Mashamaite have been booted out of the team adding that they both still have contracts with the club. Reports surfaced that the duo have been shown the door at Naturena after contractual talks have stalled and it is reported that the players want more improved contract with the club. “ As we do every season, we'll hold a press conference to update fans on who's staying and going ,it will be this week,” Chiefs communication manager Vina Maphosa told Power FM. Khune and Mashamaite's contracts with the Glamour boys are coming to end of June and big spenders Mamelodi Sundowns are monitoring the situation closely with the intention of bringing the duo to Chloorkop.

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  • Zahara's house on the line - SundayWorld

    The City of Johannesburg and Nedbank are said to be gunning for her plush house in Little Falls, west of Joburg, because of her alleged tardiness with payments. The award-winning songbird, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana, was reportedly R35000 in arrears after defaulting for two months and the bank was planning to hand her account over to the repo men if she failed to settle the debt in the third month. The City of Johannesburg allegedly handed her account over to its lawyers because she was about R200000 in arrears for water and electricity. Zahara laughed off the allegations that her house is about to go under the hammer.

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  • Kendall Jenner 'snubbed by Hollywood film-makers'

    US model Kendall Jenner was reportedly snubbed by movie producers at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Listen to the Sunday Times Show (24-05-2015)

    David O’Sullivan presents the stories-behind-the-stories with the journalists and editors of the Sunday Times.

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  • Kenny Kunene's book of dirt on Sophie Ndaba - SundayWorld

    According to the associate, who asked to remain anonymous on the basis of having business dealings with Kunene, the Sushi King wrote that he dated Ndaba but broke up with her because she was "toxic" to him. In the past, there was speculation that Ndaba was sleeping with Kunene's business partner Gayton McKenzie. Kunene's associate said he had also informed Ndaba about the coming kiss-and-tell tale from Kunene. When contacted for comment, Kunene said he was attending a funeral and promised to respond afterwards.

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  • Noah casts doubt on family death report - Gauteng | IOL News

    The family of comedian Trevor Noah has reportedly been struck by tragedy - but Noah has cast doubt on the report. The Sunday Times reported on Sunday that Noah's family was in mourning after the killing of his 24-year-old cousin. On Sunday evening at 7.24pm, Noah said on Twitter: “Thanks to some crafty journalism my family and I have spent the whole day trying to figure out if one of us died. The report had said that relatives attended the funeral of the murdered teacher, Cebisile Happiness Khoza, in a village near Wasbank in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

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  • Khayelitsha toilet plan bemoaned - Western Cape | IOL News

    CAPE TIMES Ten pilot project toilets built at BM section in Khayelitsha were launched by Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane. Cape Town - BM Section residents have welcomed the government’s interim sanitation solution in the area, but said the 10 toilets would be in high demand and result in long queues in Khayelitsha. Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane unveiled two pilot projects at BM Section informal settlement in Site B and at the BT informal settlement in Site C on Friday.

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  • Dispute over ‘Zim first lady’s’ flat - Africa | IOL News

    Expensive Hong Kong lawyers were due in court on Monday representing Zimbabwe’s “secret project”, which is a R7 million villa much loved by first lady Grace Mugabe. Ownership of the flat is disputed as Jack Ping, a Taiwanese-born businessman, who lives in Joburg, claims he bought and paid for it in 2008, first via a company, Cross Global, and he then says he transferred it into his name two years later. The Zimbabwe government describes the property in papers before the Hong Kong High Court, as a “secret project”, and says it paid cash for it but has not yet produced any receipt.

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  • Wiz’s Billboard Awards weed debacle | The New Age Online

    Khalifa was almost handcuffed on the red carpet right in front of the most elite entertainers in music. The offence was what Wiz is most known for, smoking marijuana. Popular for his love of puffing the widely contested narcotic, Khalifa showed up at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with no intention of finishing his special cigarette while on the red carpet, until a nearby police officer strongly suggested he consider putting it out. According to photographer Jeff Kravitz, who snapped a shot of the moment, the officer on duty came up to the rapper and told him something along the lines of “do not light that in my face again or we will take a ride downtown”.

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  • 15 Signs Your Invisible Boyfriend Is Really Starting To Get On Your Nerves

    Let's be honest, you deserve better.

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  • South Africa: 'Prophet' Claims to Change Temperature, Turn People Into Snakes

    A church that claims to be able to turn people into snakes and allows a 'prophet' to jump on congregants without them feeling pain is being lambasted on Facebook. End Times Disciples Ministries in Soshanguve has been criticised following photos being published of congregants, led by one Prophet Penuel Tshepo, during "demonstrations of God's power". On Friday, a gallery was uploaded of worshippers writhing on the floor with their tongues out after the prophet "commanded the spirit of snakes to enter the congregation".

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  • 8 Indian spices that prevent cancer | The New Age Online

    When the opposition in question is an adamant disease like cancer, our armoury should be packed with a lifestyle of regular health check-ups and a diet including foods that double as anti-cancer agents. When actress Lisa Ray was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a relatively rare cancer of the bone marrow, all she said was, "I'll beat cancer". Carrying this spirit of defeating a disease often labelled 'incurable', we try to find out diet methods, especially in the selection of spices that can avert the multiplying of malignant cells in the body that gradually mature into insurmountable cancer cells. Spices like turmeric and saffron are inherent with medicinal properties that, when incorporated to our diet from an early stage strengthens our bodies against invasion of toxins, bacteria and virus.

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  • Trevor Noah asks Twitter 'which one of us died?'

    Noah took to Twitter to say: "Thanks to some crafty journalism my family and I have spent the whole day trying to figure out if one of us died. The Sunday Times reported that Noah's cousin‚ Cebisile Happiness Khoza‚ a teacher from a village near Wasbank in KwaZulu-Natal had been buried by relatives. The newspaper added that "Noah had not been reached by his family as he was travelling overseas"‚ which might explain Noah's tweets. The newspaper quoted Noah's grandmother‚ Nomalizo Noah‚ confirming the death on the record.

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  • Fear and tension on Panayiotou’s turf - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    By day Christopher Panayiotou was your friendly family grocer. In fact, Panayiotou was so good at his job that the OK Grocer supermarket in Algoa Park - in which he has a 10 percent share - was nominated as franchisee of the year three years in a row. Panayiotou allegedly paid R70 000 to Thando Siyoli, a bouncer at Infinity Club - a cocktail lounge Panayiotou owns in the same complex - to arrange the hit on Jayde. Siyoli was the first suspect arrested by police for Jayde’s murder and is said to have “co-operated fully” with them, pointing out Panayiotou as the mastermind and Vumazonke as the man who pulled the trigger.

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  • Malawi: NPL Journalist Rabecca Chimjeka Undressed in Public

    Malawi's Nation Publications Limited journalist Rabecca Chimjeka had a rude awakening on Sunday 24 May when her dirty linen was washed in public. Chimjeka who joined NPL from Joy FM and earned a reputation as an investigative journalist in the Bingu wa Mutharika regime me her fate on Facebook when renowned businessman Joshua Chisa Mbele who is based in South Africa decided to lay bare the private and secret dealings of the journalist. Without disclosing the reason why he was pouring vitriol on the journalist, Mbele started by accusing her of being a liar who had told people that he had promised to start a radio station in Malawi and would make her the station manager.

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