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    Fikile Mbalula to Mmusi Maimane: 'You are gone my chief, it's done'

    Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has weighed in on Helen Zille's appointment as the DA's federal council chair, saying DA leader Mmusi Maimane's time is up. On Sunday, Zille won the position after 155 party delegates voted for her at a federal council meeting at DA headquarters in Johannesburg. DA national spokesperson Solly Malatsi confirmed the news on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

  • Independent Online

    Passenger banned for life after taking dangerous selfie on cruise ship railing

    Washington - They get too close to wild animals. They perch on statues. They pose at the edge of a cliff hours after a woman's deadly fall. Stories abound of tourists dangerously eager for the perfect photograph - and a group that caters to travellers has had enough. Cruise company Royal Caribbean said this week that it has banned a passenger for life after she was spotted "recklessly" standing on a balcony railing for a picture. The guest and her companion, who helped with the shot, disembarked in Jamaica "as a result of their actions", the company said. The companion is banned too. A fellow passenger on the Allure of the Seas ship told CNN he witnessed the risky photo-shoot from his balcony

  • AllAfrica.com

    South Africa: Mashaba Is Running Away From the Soon to Be Exposed Truth That Joburg Is Broke

    The ANC in the Greater Johannesburg region says it is not shocked by the resignation of Herman Mashaba as Johannesburg mayor. During a media briefing in council chambers on Monday, Mashaba announced that he would step down. His announcement was made shortly after Helen Zille was elected the DA's federal council chairperson. But, in a statement issued on Monday, regional spokesperson Jolidee Matongo said Mashaba's resignation had very little to do with Zille's election. "His resignation is informed by the dire financial crisis that he has plunged the City of Johannesburg into," Matongo said. "He has over time been able to get away with lies about the financial affairs of the City. "Mashaba is

  • AllAfrica.com

    Do You Know This Man Who Fell Off KQ Plane to London?

    Nairobi - The Metropolitan Police in London has released a composite image of a man believed to be a Kenyan, who died after falling off a Kenya Airways flight to Heathrow Airport on June 30. The e-fit image shows a man of dark complexion whom they believe is Kenyan, with no certainty because he did not have any form of identification documents on his body or luggage. He is estimated to be in his 30's. He was found dead when his body landed at a garden in Offerton Road, Clapham. Also recovered in the plane's landing gear compartment was his luggage comprising a bag with distinctive lettering spelling "MCA" on the straps. In it, police said, was a small amount of Kenyan currency. Kenyan officials

  • Independent Online

    5 quotes from Baleka Mbete's interview that left SA fuming

    Former National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's interview with Mehdi Hasan, who hosts Al Jazeera's Head to Head talk show, has been roundly criticised by South Africans on social media. Mbete was invited to discuss whether the ANC has betrayed former president Nelson Mandela's legacy in the 25 years since the dawn of democracy. She was was joined on set by former ANC politician Makhosi Khoza, who resigned from the party in 2017 after calling for then-president Jacob Zuma to step down; former politician and now Watch UK director and author Andrew Feinstein;  and ANC member Xolani Xala, the founder of South African Business Abroad and member of the ANC.

  • Independent Online

    WATCH: SA youngsters go viral after performing their very own take on the haka

    Cape Town - Recently youngsters have gone viral for doing their very own South African haka. According to New Zealand's official tourism  website,  the haka is a type of ancient Māori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield, as well as when groups came together in peace. The haka is still used during Māori ceremonies and celebrations to honour guests and show the importance of the occasion in New Zealand, but have gained a lot of prominence due to its use  to challenge opponents on the sports field. Other Polynesian countries also have their own haka.

  • Independent Online

    WATCH: Mom freaks out after seeing 'ghost baby' on baby monitor

    Illinois mother of two Maritza Cibuls got the fright of her life after she had just put her 18-month-old son to bed in his crib. While looking on her child's baby monitor, she noticed what appeared to be a ghost baby snuggled up against her own child. Alarmed by what she saw, she immediately rushed to his room and shined her phone's flashlight into her boy's crib but saw nothing, the Washington Post reported. Plagued by a steepness night, Cibuls shared the photo with parenting groups on Facebook, telling herself there “must be some kind of logical explanation - but what is it?” Her fears were only put to rest the next morning. The ghostly apparition she saw was the mattress label. But Cibuls's