• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • DJ Zinhle confirms Bonang wrecked her home with cheating AKA

    Taking to her blog, Zinhle Jiyane wrote an entry about how she found out that Matheba and AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes had hooked up behind her back for five months. This means AKA and Matheba carried on with their saucy dalliance while Jiyane was pregnant. Matheba was linked to D'Banj, and while dating him, she also juggled her affair with AKA. Jiyane wrote that because of all the media attention Matheba and AKA were receiving she felt it was time to come clean about their affair.  Bonang and AKA in Los Angeles - where their affair is said to have started. Image via Bonang's Instagram. "A week before our daughter was born, I found out about an affair between Kiernan (the father of my child)

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  • SA’s renewable energy plan a global success story

    SOUTH Africans may be negative at times about their country’s prospects, but its renewable energy sector has rapidly emerged as a global leader. It is investor friendly, is based on pragmatic policy and sees the government working efficiently with business. The emergence of the sector was triggered in part by the 2008 power crisis and the onset of load shedding. SA could no longer ignore the incredible energy potential of its abundant sun and wind. The government responded with bold targets in its 2010-30 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for 17,800MW of new power generation capacity from renewables. At the time, this was a huge 42% of total power generation capacity. Today, renewables are delivering

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  • Oscar Pistorius's family questions the way he's being treated

    Pistorius's family wants to know if his rights are being affected by confusion around his parole. Oscar Pistorius Reeva Steenkamp Oscar Pistorius parole JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius’s family has questioned the fairness of the way he is being treated saying his constitutional rights are being affected by confusion surrounding parole decisions. The family issued a statement on Tuesday, a day after the athlete’s application to be released under correctional supervision was referred back to the parole board. Pistorius is serving a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day two years ago. Pistorius’s family has questioned why the parole review board didn’t consider

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  • Gaddafi billions found in SA

    The Sunday Times has established that Libyan investigators have already met top government officials to discuss locating, securing and repatriating the loot brought here by Gaddafi and his children. The investigators believe there is evidence of more than $1-billion in cash, gold and diamonds being held by four banks and two security companies in South Africa. It could be the largest haul of Libyan assets found until now, although it is only a fraction of the estimated $80-billion of Gaddafi's foreign assets. It has been established that the Libyans: Met President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria on December 10 2012; Held a follow-up meeting with Zuma at Nkandla on April 20, which was also attended by

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  • Ramaphosa is not black: Malema

    Democratic US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's criticism of President Robert Mugabe's anti-gay address to the UN last week was above her pay grade, according to Zimbabwe's presidential spokesman.

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  • Trump is a 'master brander': Bill Clinton | The New Age Online

    Former US president Bill Clinton attributed outspoken Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's current success in surveys to his skills as a 'master brander' but said his appeal could be short-lived. Speaking late Tuesday on the CBS 'Late Show,' host Stephen Colbert asked Clinton to explain why he thought that Trump -- currently leading a pack of 15 Republican presidential hopefuls -- was doing so well. "He's a master brander, and he's the most interesting character out there ... and because he says some things that overrides the ideological differences," Clinton said. "There is a macho appeal of saying I'm just sick of nothing happening. I make things happen. Vote for me." Clinton however

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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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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • PW Botha: Racism has become a fine art | Daily Maverick

    Comrades, cadres and revolutionaries in the African National Congress (ANC) may stamp their feet. The communists in Luthuli House may scream their lies. The designer-democrats in the Democratic Alliance might threaten sanctions against Dianne Kohler Barnard, but here is the reality. And I will state it most categorically and even repeat it with conviction. It is 2015 and apartheid is dead! Democratic South Africa no longer practices apartheid. Why practice it, when racism under the ANC has become a fine art? Yes, for security reasons my government made legalised racism our policy. Today the ANC just uses racism as an excuse. Of course we served the members of the public far better under my regime,

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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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