• I hit her to protect myself - Grace Mugabe

    Mugabe has told South African officials that she was in fact the victim in the attack that happened last Sunday in a flat in Sandton. The assault, which happened last Sunday has Zimbabwean and South African officials scurrying behind the scenes to try to defuse what has become an embarrassing international incident that has brought the diplomatic relations between the two neighbours under intense scrutiny. Engels received cuts and bruises and had to crawl out of the room to escape, she claimed. Since the attack, civil rights organisation AfriForum, has decided to represent Engels and the “Bulldog” advocate Gerrie Nel has taken the case and is hoping to get the Zimbabwean first lady in the dock, despite government’s fears of diplomatic fallout.

  • WATCH: Mugabe sons are victims of their upbringing

    Most people in the capital support the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). The Mugabe boys grew up protected from the public in many ways and were always surrounded by security. To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The births of Robert jr and older sister Bona - born when their father was married to his first wife, Sally - were kept secret until Bona started school. Bellarmine Chatunga was born after Robert and his second wife, Grace, married after Sally Mugabe's death. Sally had been hurt by her husband’s infidelity with Grace, according to friends in the ruling Zanu-PF. Sally and Robert Mugabe’s young son

  • Congratulations pour in for Dr Mbuyiseni Ndlozi

    Cape Town - Congratulations poured in on Twitter on Friday night after EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi announced that he had been awarded a PhD in Political Studies by the University of Witwatersrand.

  • The end of South African universities?

    Jonathan Jansen, vice-chancellor of the University of the Free State in South Africa until a year ago, has written a book on the country’s higher education sector. As By Fire - The End of the South African University is one of a number of recent books that set out to make sense of the current crisis in South African universities. The crisis began in early 2015 with the #RhodesMustFall protests and gained momentum over the course of 2015. These protests fuelled, and eventually overtook the national #FeesMustFall movement. The underlying economic, cultural and political issues that drove the protests remain largely unresolved. As By Fire is structured around three main questions: What in fact happened?

  • Luthuli House to be auctioned over R25m debt?

    Johannesburg - The ANC headquarters in the Joburg CBD, Chief Albert Luthuli House, could be up for grabs soon after the Johannesburg High Court ordered the sheriff to auction the building. The order was issued after the cash-strapped party failed to pay a R25-million debt owed to former spooks who were roped in to help with the 2014 provincial election strategy, court documents show. Sources say an attachment letter will be delivered by the sheriff of the court to Luthuli House tomorrow, an action that is set to cause untold embarrassment to the ANC. The court papers, which The Sunday Independent has seen, show that the ANC is embroiled in a legal battle with Resurgent Risk Managers, a company

  • In Random News, Kate Upton Is Related To The Guys Who Invented The Washing Machine

    Share On facebook Share On facebook Share Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Pin Apparently, it's likely that the Upton Machine Company - which was later known as The Nineteen Hundred Washing Company before it became Whirlpool - sold washing machines before Hurley, but just on a smaller scale, which is why Hurley/Fisher is often incorrectly credited as the inventor. (And yes, this 1921 ad is extremely sexist.)

  • Jay-Z: Kanye West crossed the line dissing Beyonce

    LONDON - Jay-Z says he has a problem with Kanye West because he spoke out of line about his wife Beyonce when he went on a huge rant about the pair at his gig at The Forum in California last November. The pair has feuded ever since the All Day rapper stormed the stage at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards while Taylor Swift was collecting her award to say he felt Beyonce deserved to win. However, things got even more heated in November when Kanye - who has four-year-old daughter North and 20-month-old son Saint with wife Kim Kardashian West - went on a long rant, in which he accused Beyonce of only turning up the VMAs because she was to win Video of the Year. Addressing their spat, Jay-Z said: "You