• Mugabe sued over Hong Kong haven

    The house already proved controversial after President Robert Mugabe's wife and his daughter, Bona, were found to be living there while studying in Hong Kong. Asked how they could afford the expensive property, the Mugabes claimed it belonged to the Zimbabwean government and their daughter had been "borrowing it". Mugabe has subsequently claimed the original purchase of the flat was part of a "secret government project". Expensive lawyers from Hong Kong and South Africa have been hired for the dispute, which is due to go to mediation this week.

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  • Chris Brown doesn't want Karrueche Tran dating anyone else

    The 27-year-old model got the attention of her ex-boyfriend after Tyson Beckford posted a selfie of the pair together. A source shared: "He basically told Karrueche that it makes him look like a fool and less of a man when she’s out partying with other men. Another insider added to HollywoodLife.com: "This is one of those crazy and over-the-top incidents that Karrueche's shaking her head over. The only drama Karrueche wants in her life are the scripts she has to read for a role.

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  • Hi, Minister, this is your boss speaking - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA EFF leader Julius Malema and DA leader Mmusi Maimane are among the politicians whose cellphone numbers have been made public. The list includes the contact details of ANC heavyweights Gwede Mantashe and Zweli Mkhize, DA Leader Mmusi Maimane, EFF president Julius Malema, NFP president Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi and IFP stalwarts Narend Singh and Blessed Gwala.

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  • EFF interrupts Zuma in National Assembly again

    MPs from the Economic Freedom Fighters protested silently but visibly as President Jacob Zuma tabled his budget vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday. Despite gasps from ANC benches, Zuma ignored the interruption from the defiant EFF MPs and continued with his speech. Earlier, EFF MP and spokesman Mbuyiseni Ndlozi had tried unsuccessfully to raise a “point of privilege” demanding that Zuma release the Farlam commission of inquiry report into the killing of at least 44 people during the 2012 upheaval in the platinum mining sector. Ndlozi insisted that Zuma release the report following a threat by injured miners and the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union to take the President to court in a bid to force his hand.

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  • Bonang cost R1.2m last night - SundayWorld

    This is because Queen B, as the popular Metro FM mid-morning presenter and Top Billing face is widely known, was draped in ultra-luxurious Cartier jewellery and fashion accessories that any skhothane would die for.

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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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  • Calls grow for South Africa to ease border controls

    AFRICAN leaders’ calls for more open borders were echoed by researchers at a seminar held in Johannesburg on Thursday. The seminar followed a sitting of the Pan African parliament earlier this week, where Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta called for African countries to open up their borders and increase trade amongst each other.

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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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  • 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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  • Post office, Telkom, Eskom becoming obsolete

    TWENTY years ago, it was unthinkable that SA could manage without efficient service from the post office, Telkom and Eskom. Today, the post office hardly matters in economic terms. Management’s unwillingness to curb widespread theft meant that parcel delivery has been increasingly replaced by private couriers. As a result, the four-month post office strike last year scarcely registered on the economic radar.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Anger At Mugabe's U.S $30 Million Kaukonde Debt

    ZANU PF leaders were falling over each other Tuesday, expressing anger on behalf of their 91-year-old leader. The source of the outrage was a report by a local daily claiming Mugabe last week admitted to politburo colleagues that he owes expelled former Zanu PF Mashonaland East chairman Ray Kaukonde about $30 million. According to the report, Mugabe said he would finally repay the sum, having ignored the obligation for years. The veteran leader was said to have opened up as Kaukonde and several other party heavies became the latest casualties of a purge targeting alleged allies of former vice president Joice Mujuru.

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  • Kaizer Chiefs to speak on Khune, Mashamaite contracts

    Kaizer Chiefs will to hold a press conference this week to clear up speculation surrounding the futures of Itumeleng Khune and Tefu Mashamaite. A Sunday tabloid reported this weekend that Khune and Mashamaite were to be “booted” out of the club because of their wage demands in negotiations over new contracts. Big-spenders Mamelodi Sundowns are believed to be keen on signing the pair. “At the end of every season, we hold a press conference before we go to the off-season, but this is obviously now highlighted because of the issues relating to Masha and Itu,” Chiefs Corporate Communications manager told Phakaaathi on Monday.

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  • 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 Emndeni, Soweto.

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  • Maimane takes blue wavelet to Soweto

    THE blue flags of the Democratic Alliance (DA) flew high on the streets of Soweto’s ward 35 in Jabavu on Monday, providing a rare contrast to the normally dominant green, black and gold of the African National Congress (ANC). DA leader Mmusi Maimane surprised residents when, in a door-to-door campaign, he and his small entourage of party members marched down the street chanting — albeit with a DA twist — popular songs associated with the ANC. The visit marked Mr Maimane’s first public event in Soweto since he was elected DA party leader earlier this month.

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  • 19 Times Australia Failed So Hard It Just Failed

    Don't make Milo while you're drunk kids.

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  • Ronaldo backs boss Ancelotti

    Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has signalled strong support for coach Carlo Ancelotti and sent a clear message to club president Florentino Perez that he does not want the Italian to be sacked. Perez is widely expected to make Ancelotti the scapegoat after Real ended the season without winning a major trophy, but the intervention of dressing room heavyweight Ronaldo may make him think twice. Ronaldo netted a hat-trick in Real's final game of the campaign on Saturday, a 7-3 drubbing of city rivals Getafe at the Bernabeu, taking his tally at the top of the La Liga scoring chart to 48 goals. It was his best single-season haul in Spain's top flight since he joined from Manchester United in 2009, and two short of the record of 50 set in 2011-2012 by Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who scored 43 this term.

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  • Can the colonel save an ailing brand? - Opinion | IOL Business

    He might have been buried in 1980 having reached 90 years of age, but that doesn't mean Colonel Harland Sanders can't still sell fried chicken. Earlier this week the world's largest restaurant company (owner of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and WingStreet) revealed that it has hired a comedian called Darrell Hammond, best known for playing Bill Clinton on Saturday Night Live, to perform as the late colonel in a series of adverts scheduled to run on American television from Monday. It won't be the first time the company has used Colonel Sanders in ads since he died, but it is the first time it has used an actor to play him. A source close to the company revealed that KFC will also re-introduce the “finger lickin' good” phrase as part of a global rebranding exercise.

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