• Man dies following Black Mamba bite

    A man in his early 30s has been killed after he was bitten by a Black Mamba in Mpumalanga. Local police were called, and the man was rushed to hospital, where he was certified dead on arrival, Mpumalanga News reported. According to an eyewitness, the man was with others on a field when the snake surprised them. “I think the snake got defensive when they tried to kill it.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Boko Haram strikes again, kidnapping another 500 people in Nigeria

    THEY made international headlines after more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped under the world’s noses. More recently, Boko Haram was in the news again, this time for pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. Just in case you think they couldn’t get any worse, the militant group reportedly abduct another 500 women and children. According to... Read more »

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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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  • SA in for a bumpy ride over changes at WTO

    IN THE light of the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, which has been awaiting President Jacob Zuma’s signature for the past year, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko wrote on this page this week that SA would start talks at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to amend its commitments to the private security sector under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (Gats). If the government decides a 49% cap on foreign ownership in the private security industry is a legitimate policy objective, according to Gats, WTO members have a fundamental right to amend their schedules of commitments.

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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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  • 10 Jeremy Clarkson quotes - Connect

    Jeremy Clarkson has finally been fired from Top Gear. Here are 10 Clarkson quotes.

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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 his Facebook post, Tomlinson said the officer tried to drive his son off the road before attempting to run him over. In the video, which was shared close to 17 000 times on Facebook, Tomlinson is seen confronting the police officer.

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  • Zizo Beda's Selimathunzi reign coming to an end

    Television personality Zizo Beda is leaving Selimathunzi. The former Miss South Africa teem has decided to leave the lifestyle and entertainment show in order to pursue other television interests. Speaking to Sowetan LIVE, Beda revealed that the seven year relationship with Selimathunzi will be coming to a close soon but said she would still be within the national broadcaster SABC on a different TV show. “I’ve really enjoyed my journey with Selimathunzi, it has been great and I learned a lot through out.

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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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  • ‘We want statues of our heroes’ - Daily News | Opinion

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in KwaZulu-Natal said they supported calls by their leader, Julius Malema, for the removal of apartheid and colonial symbols outside Parliament, and had zeroed in on two statues in Durban. Newly-elected EFF provincial deputy chairman, Jackie Shandu, said they were “concerned” by the statues of King George V at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus and that of Louis Botha at King Dinuzulu Park near the Durban CBD.

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  • CIA shadow scares ideological dinosaurs

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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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  • After Paul Walker's death, 'Furious 7' director drives film to finish

    When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film. Wan was in the midst of the punishing production of Furious 7, his first big-budget movie in Universal Pictures’ most lucrative and longest-running franchise Fast & Furious, when Paul Walker was killed in a car crash in Southern California during a break in November 2013. How the 38-year-old director and his cast and crew handled Walker’s demise promises to be one of the most talked about features in one of the year’s biggest films. After a halt in production, the crew began sifting through thousands of hours of shots of the 40-year-old Walker, not only from Furious 7, but also previous films in the car-studded saga.

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  • Nasa aims to sling rock round moon - IOL SciTech

    AP This 2005 photo provided by Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency shows an asteroid named Itokawa photographed by the Hayabusa probe. Cape Canaveral - A Nasa robot ship will pluck a large boulder off an asteroid and sling it around the moon, becoming an ad hoc destination to prepare for future human missions to Mars, the U.S. space agency said on Wednesday. The so-called Asteroid Redirect Mission is estimated to cost about $1.25 billion not including launch costs and is targeted for liftoff in December 2020. It would be followed five years later by a human expedition to the space rock, a modification of a plan proposed by President Barack Obama in 2010.

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  • HRC advises leaders to choose words carefully - Daily News | News

    The South African Human Rights Commission has reiterated its warning to leaders to choose their words carefully when making any comments in public. Isaac Mangena, spokesman for the commission, cemented the watchdog’s stance in response to Daily News queries on Wednesday, after King Goodwill Zwelithini’s comments regarding foreigners at the weekend ignited furious debate. The monarch said, as was reported in Daily News’s sister newspaper Isolezwe, and on radio station Igagasi FM, foreigners should go back to their home countries because they were changing the nature of South African society with their amanikiniki or goods and enjoying wealth that should have been for local people.

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