• Senzo Meyiwa's parents know their son's killer - SundayWorld

    "If I were to give you the name of the killer, I would be arrested," his mother Ntombifuthi Meyiwa said in an interview with Drum magazine. The parents told the magazine that a scuffle had broken out and that Meyiwa was killed by accident. Meyiwa's girlfriend Kelly Khumalo claimed just after the shooting that Meyiwa had died protecting her from armed robbers inside her childhood home.

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  • Moment of truth: Number One shows his hand on Eskom, Hawks and the NPA | Daily Maverick

    The one thing we know for certain now is that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko have been keeping their boss updated about the controversies in their respective portfolios. It was an opportune moment for President Zuma to speak on the issues besetting power utility Eskom and the troubles in the criminal justice system. On Thursday, Business Day reported that Zuma was “directly involved” in advocating the controversial inquiry at Eskom that saw four executives placed on suspension. “Individuals with direct knowledge of events at the Department of Public Enterprises and in the government’s energy war room said that in the days preceding the board meeting at which the decision was taken, Mr Zuma contacted acting director-general Matsietsi Mokholo suggesting that the department support the idea of an inquiry,” the report stated.

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  • Muntari splashes on $900,000 Mercedes

    Footballers are known to be the all eyes on me when comes to exotic pimped cars but AC Milan and Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has taken it to another level. On Tuesday the talented midfielder took a picture of himself next to his top of the range Mercedes Brabus G63 AMG 6×6 limited edition. Since 2013, Muntari has owned a 4fk Motorsport garage in Milan where the wealthy go to pimp their rides.

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  • 'If Cristiano Ronaldo touched his balls, he should be punished'

    Spain Professional Football League (LFP) president Javier Tebas has suggested Cristiano Ronaldo should be punished after he was alleged to have

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  • ‘Rhodes, Shaka don’t compare’ - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Gareth Cliff's blog on Rhodes and Shaka sparked a Twitter frenzy. Durban - A historian has criticised attempts to draw parallels between Cecil John Rhodes and King Shaka, saying the latter was driven by his desire to unify Africans. Cliff’s column came after the call by UCT students for the removal of Rhodes’s statue from their campus. On Thursday, the King George V statue at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus in Durban was defaced.

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  • Video of 'drunk' police officer goes viral

    A video of a KwaZulu-Natal police officer who appears to be drunk has gone viral. The policeman, who was driving a white VW Polo with a Pinetown number plate, is believed to have almost caused an accident, Highway Mail reported. In the video, which was shared close to 17 000 times on Facebook, the motorist is seen confronting the police officer.

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  • We Could Easily Have Planes Without Pilots – If Only Passengers Would Fly In Them

    The weakest link in cockpit safety — the pilots — appears to have snapped in the the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, which killed 150 passengers on Tuesday. French investigators on Thursday said that the doomed airliner’s copilot, Andreas Lubitz, had locked the pilot out of the cockpit and crashed the flight into the French Alps. “The technology is already there, modern planes could take off, fly and land themselves,” engineering psychologist Stephen Rice, of the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida told BuzzFeed News. The U.S. Air Force already launched a winged space-plane, the X37B, which, after months in orbit conducting classified operations, lands under its own control in an explicit demonstration of robotic pilot technology.

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  • In jet's last moments, calm co-pilot ignores pleas to open cockpit

    Andreas Lubitz was breathing, steady and calm, in the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525. It was the only sound from within the cockpit that the voice recorder detected as Lubitz, the co-pilot, sent the plane into its descent. The sounds coming from outside the cockpit door on Tuesday were something else altogether: knocking and pleading from the commanding pilot that he be let in, then violent pounding on the door and finally passengers’ screams moments before the plane, carrying 150 people, slammed into a mountainside in the French Alps. The sound of Lubitz’s breathing indicated that he was conscious to the end, Brice Robin, the Marseille public prosecutor, said at a news conference.

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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria in selection drama ahead of Bafana clash

    Nigeria assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has caused a stir in the Super Eagle’s camp by telling FA bosses that Stephen Keshi, and not him, was the one who selected the team that suffered a shock defeat at home to Uganda.

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  • Cassper accuses Kanye West of 'stealing' Kwaito

    Cassper Nyovest took to Twitter this week to voice his frustration about Kanye West stealing kwaito from South African artists. The world is doing Kwaito. “First it was Years and Years with a beat that sounds Exactly like Spikiri ‘s style and now this Wale record Kanye made with Ty Dollar?

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  • Bomb threat on Nelson Mandela Bridge

    The Nelson Mandela Bridge and surrounding areas in the Braamfontein area of Johannesburg’s CBD have been closed off following a bomb threat late this afternoon, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said.

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  • EFF, ANC take on farmer

    THE threat of eviction has united political foes ANC and EFF against a farmer in KwaZulu-Natal. A total of six families are facing possible eviction from a peach and livestock farm in Kokstad. Noel Fleming bought the farm last year. The matter has been reported to the department of rural development and land reform, but the farmer has apparently increased his efforts in intimidating the farm tenant s.

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  • Health benefits of coffee | The New Age Online

    Contrary to popular belief, experts insist that coffee is indeed good for health. Other than preventing skin cancer and melanoma-related diseases, coffee has antioxidant ingredients that can help reduce the occurrence of skin problems and diseases in general. The coffee plant is grown in the shade with the help of natural soil organisms to sustain its growth. Thus, the valuable nutrients needed to preserve coffee beans are retained, adding to their health quotient.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Belief in Witchcraft Cause of His Poor Leadership

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's belief in witchcraft to the extent that he fired his deputy, Joice Mujuru, on allegations of indulging in such has exposed his "petty approach" to issues affecting Zimbabwe, an opposition politician has said. MDC-Renewal Team spokesperson, Jacob Mafume, said by believing in sorcery Mugabe had shown his lack of depth and therefore inability to deal with the situation confronting Zimbabwe today. Mafume said this during a discussion organised by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) on Thursday. "We have a president who believes in witchcraft and that shows you the depths to which this country, renowned for its intelligent people, has sunk.

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  • Tutu: Why not raise a statue to Graça? - Western Cape | IOL News

    The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation have weighed in on the Rhodes statue debate. Cape Town - The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation weighed in on the Rhodes statue debate on Friday, proposing that a statue of UCT’s chancellor, Graça Machel, could be erected on the university’s campus. It added that a monument to the white UCT students who played a role in the anti-apartheid struggle should also be considered.

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  • Of mangoes, or not waiting for fruit of fraud to fall

    ON TUESDAY, we were treated to an illuminating lesson on how not to pick mangoes, by the president of the republic, no less. At a conference organised by the South African Local Government Association, President Jacob Zuma explained that placing your sack strategically underneath a mango tree filled with ripe, red, juicy mangoes — coincidentally, my favourite fruit — and waiting for the fruit to fall was not the best way to pick them. This attitude towards work, and picking mangoes, is certainly bearing fruit for our president and is already mimicked in all spheres of the government and society. This at a time when there is a war room — put in place by Zuma — under Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to deal with the ailing parastatal.

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  • Van Gaal ready to spend £100m - Premier League

    Louis van Gaal will continue with his big-spending ‘galacticos’ transfer policy this summer as Manchester United prepare to go big in their search for title glory. United spent close to £150million on the likes of Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria last summer — deals that have not gone as well as expected.

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  • Zuma appoints Kuben Naidoo as new central bank deputy governor

    President Jacob Zuma has appointed Kuben Naidoo as a central bank deputy governor, taking the place of Lesetja Kganyago who was promoted to head the institution last year, the presidency said on Friday. Prior to the appointment, which takes effect from April 1, Naidoo served as an advisor to the governor of the Reserve Bank.

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  • Video of a drunk police officer goes viral

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  • EFF wins elections at VUT

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has won a landslide victory at the Vaal University of Technology. With a historic voter turnout of 4442, the EFF took all the 15 contested seats with its presidential candidate scoring 2389 against Sasco’s 1973: leading with 416 votes. Troy Mathebula is the new EFFSC presidential candidate, who received 2 389 votes to the 1 973 of the Sasco candidate. ANC Sasco has been deposed from an SRC leadership position it had won easily numerous times in recent years.

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