• TimesLIVE

    Hawks peer into Floyd Shivambu's luxury Range Rover purchase: Report

    EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu is allegedly under scrutiny over a luxury Range Rover Sport. According to the Mail and Guardian (M&G), the Hawks have asked a Land Rover dealership in Rivonia Road, Morningside, Johannesburg, for documents relating to vehicles bought by various individuals. This forms part of an investigation into alleged money-laundering at VBS bank. The M&G reports that documents handed to the Hawks show the purchase of a white Range Rover Sport in January 2018, for which Shivambu paid cash. The vehicle retails for a minimum of R1.1m. Ownership of the vehicle was then transferred to his cousin, Musa Shivambu, in December, the Mail and Guardian reported. Floyd confirmed to

  • AllAfrica.com

    South Africa: Ramaphosa Calls On Mkhwebane to Explain Where She Got His Cr17 Emails

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a challenge to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to come clean on how she got hold of his private emails surrounding the CR17 campaign. At the same time, Ramaphosa has accused Mkhwebane of breaking the law when she used the emails in her report that centred around a R500 000 donation to his successful 2017 campaign to win the ANC leadership battle. His call on Mkhwebane, in court papers, came amid an investigation by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI, or the Hawks) and crime intelligence seeking to establish the origin of the leak, as reported by News24 earlier this month. Mkhwebane's investigation surrounded a donation by the late Bosasa

  • AllAfrica.com

    Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Roots Mystery Unravelled

    After what seemed an eternity for villagers who gathered at his rural homestead in Zvimba since his demise on September 6, Robert Mugabe's body was on Monday brought back to where his life's journey began 95 years ago. Of course, throughout those years, former president Mugabe - except for the time he spent fighting for Zimbabwe's liberation, mainly from 1960 to 1980 -- never lost touch with the Savanna grasslands where he was born and raised. Each time he got the chance, he would return to his village, either to have some quiet time away from the rigours of high office, or to attend mass at the nearby Kutama Catholic Mission, where he was a parishioner. Remarkably for a man who played a central role in the nation's politics for such a long time, Mugabe's real family roots have remained something of a mystery or murky.

  • AllAfrica.com

    South Africa: Mom Played Dead After Gunmen Killed Kids in Cape Town Slaying

    Bianca Alexander played dead after she was shot when three gunmen barged into a home in Clarke Estate in the middle of the night and opened fire. When her assailants ran out of ammunition, she and her injured friend fled their Elsies River dwelling in which their children had just been killed. "She told me she had begged for their lives, but they shot anyway," her brother, Jayson Alexander, told News24 after visiting her at Tygerberg Hospital. Bianca and her friend, Mandy Samuels, 31, were the only survivors of the massacre on Tuesday night, which saw three children and a teenager die in a hail of bullets. Jayson, who lives in the wendy house next door to where the bloodbath occurred behind Northmead

  • TimesLIVE

    'Head-on' bicycle collision fail leaves battered riders with bruised egos

    It's not a statistic that dominates the country's dire road accident figures but a head-on collision between cyclists proved to be a painful experience for two men in the Eastern Cape. The men were approaching each other from opposite ends of a storm water gully on the side of the N2 near East London. Neither shifted their resolve to make way for the other and an apparent game of chicken ended up with both on their backs on Wednesday.  Now they are making a late charge, judging by some of the comments on social media, for biggest bicycle fail of 2019 after Marelize Horn had everyone sighing “my f*k Marelize” after colliding with a rugby post in Windhoek. “The accident occurred on Wednesday around

  • Independent Online

    Government to ban foreign business from 'certain sectors'

    Johannesburg - The government is developing legislation that will bar foreign nationals from operating in certain sectors of the economy, a key member of President Cyril Ramaphosa's cabinet revealed this week. Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola told a fundraising gala dinner hosted by the Kgalema Motlanthe Foundation on Thursday night that his small business development counterpart, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, was developing legislation in relation to foreign nationals doing business in South Africa. “(The minister) is also developing legislation in relation to foreign nationals doing business in our country - which sectors of the economy can they play in and where and how? That

  • SowetanLIVE

    Don't tell me how to run my home

    My house, my rules. My way or the highway. Our government is now obsessed. You cannot tell me what to do under my roof. Now that they are failing with their responsibilities, they come into our homes. The country is now in crisis, with drug dealing and human trafficking rife, and we all know that mainly Nigerians are responsible. But instead of facing the problem, they pay lip service to it. President Cyril Ramaphosa and the ANC government, please listen to your people. Deal with drugs and human trafficking and stop blaming other people. You lost some municipalities in Gauteng because people in this province complained and cried about e-tolls, but what you did was to turn a deaf ear to their