• Kenny Kunene's Beyonce moment

    Cape Town – Businessman and socialite Kenny Kunene has tied the knot and has chosen to announce it Beyonce style. In an apparent exclusive for online website Weekly Xpose, Kunene poses with his new bride, 22-year-old Nonkululeko Whitney Mhlanga, and her pregnant belly in carefully posed shots that are intentionally or not (we can't figure it out) a tribute to Beyonce's recent announcement of her pregnancy with twins. Kunene is the founder and funder of Weekly Xposé. IOL could not afford the pictures, which the PR agency priced at R1500 each. According to the story, the couple are expecting a baby boy and are set to hold a  Zulu ceremony called umembeso (when the groom's family takes gifts to

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  • #XenoMarch: Tensions mount in Atteridgeville, President Zuma condemns violence

    JOHANNESBURG - Atteridgeville residents in Pretoria have described how protestors have started to block roads with burning tyres ahead of today’s planned anti-immigrant march. At the same time, President Jacob Zuma has condemned the violence between locals and foreigners in recent weeks. Dozens of foreign-owned shops and properties have been looted in Pretoria West, Mamelodi and Atteridgeville over the last two weeks. Earlier this month, locals in Rosettenville, in southern Johannesburg, torched 12 houses believed to be drug dens and brothels. Today a group calling itself the ‘Mamelodi Concerned Residents’ is planning to march to the Home Affairs Department to protest against illegal immigrants

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  • WATCH: Ndlozi's interruption in parly leaves Gordhan with hilarious sad face

    If you did not watch the budget speech on Wednesday and thought there was no point of order raised, allow us to update you. For someone who does not seem to like trouble, Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan was left dismayed at the sound of EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s voice after raising a point of order. The minister was doing his introductions, which were going well, until he decided to thank President Jacob Zuma, on behalf of South Africans, for his “guidance”. As a South African himself, Ndlozi felt the minister was not speaking for him, so he raised a point of order. He said Gordhan thanking Zuma was like “a springbok thanking a lion for passing all the other bucks and targeting

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  • SAPS slammed for 'condoning' attacks on foreigners

    The SA Police Service (SAPS) came under fire from Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) for not always acting in the best interest of foreign nationals, especially when they or their property are under attack by South Africans. Mametlwe Sebei, coordinator for the Coalition of Civics Against Xenophobia and lawyer for the Lawyers for Human rights (LHR), said for this reason they have set up their own interventions in the form of community patrollers to react once an immigrant is under attack. The coalition has set up a helpline WhatsApp group for foreigners because “policing in many ways seem to be condoning it (attacks)”. “We have seen incidents where basically police are just standing by watching as

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  • ANC condemns xenophobic violence, blames Mashaba

    JOHANNESBURG – The African National Congress (ANC) has condemned the xenophobic violence in Pretoria this morning, calling for peaceful coexistence between those living in our borders. The party has called for law enforcement agents to deal with perpetrators accordingly. It’s also blamed Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba, saying he incited the violence in Gauteng with comments made about foreigners in December last year. Dozens of foreign-owned shops and properties have been looted in Pretoria West, Mamelodi and Atteridgeville over the last two weeks. Earlier this month, locals in Rosettenville, in southern Johannesburg, torched 12 houses believed to be drug dens and brothels. Today a group calling

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  • ‘Sumo’ wife airs ex-husband's dirty laundry

    Durban – Hurt that her husband had allegedly likened her to a “sumo wrestler", saying he would rather go fishing than sleep with her, a KwaZulu-Natal woman has turned the tables on him. After her now ex-husband allegedly tried to derail her new marriage to a wealthy doctor by hauling him before a Health Professions Council of South Africa tribunal, the scorned woman has laid bare the troubles she claims had doomed their relationship. Her ex, a 42-year-old auto electrician, claims the general specialist surgeon had wrecked his marriage by having had an inappropriate relationship with his then-wife while she was a patient of his between 2013 and 2014. The South Coast woman, 37, divorced her husband

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  • Nigeria: Before President Buhari Returns Home

    Fellow Nigerians, something major is happening in our dear beloved country and it is very positive. Every disappointment they say is a blessing. While we are very sad that our President, Muhammadu Buhari, has not been feeling too well for some time now and needs treatment and recuperation abroad, I now believe that God wants him to also have some time for sober and deep reflection. Someone asked me about two weeks ago, on Twitter if I have given up on the Buhari government? My answer was an emphatic NO! And the reason I gave was simple and straight-forward enough: I believe in miracles. What has happened in Nigeria in the past few weeks, even days, can only be a testimony to that miracle I prophesised.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobia

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  • Pretoria gears for anti-migrant march

    Pretoria - There is massive support for today’s Pretoria march against foreigners, with people from KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, the Western Cape and other areas urging organisers to go ahead with the protest. On Thursday, organiser Makgoka Lekganyane said: “Support for the march is overwhelming and we are forging right ahead with it, come rain or sunshine.” Lekganyane said he had been inundated with calls from people in different provinces supporting the march. “This problem of illegal immigrants is not exclusive to Pretoria; it’s a countrywide problem and needs to be thoroughly addressed,” said Lekganyane. He said he was pleased with the attention the march was receiving. “It’s

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  • Cameroon: English-speaking Regions Boycott AFCON Trophy

    Cameroon is still basking in the glory of this month’s upset victory at the Africa Cup of Nations. The trophy has been touring major cities in a government bid to bolster national unity. But that plan appears to be backfiring in English-speaking regions where an anti-government strike is deepening. Thousands of supporters cheered the national football team as the trophy they won this month (Feb. 5) at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations arrived in Bafoussam, western Cameroon. President Paul Biya called people to come out massively as a demonstration of national unity, says Njitack Ngompe Pele, traditional ruler of Bafoussam. He says when youth score a victory, it is but normal for the community to

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  • Here are Gordhan's five Cabinet colleagues who snubbed him during #Budget2017

    Despite Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan receiving unanimous praise for delivering a well-balanced national budget speech on Wednesday, five of his Cabinet colleagues snubbed the minister after MPs from all parties represented in Parliament gave him a standing ovation at the end of his address. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini – who has recently denied having any “enmity” between herself and Gordhan over the issuing of social welfare grants – and Gupta-linked Minister Des van Rooyen, were among the ministers who decided to rebuff the finance minister. ALSO READ: Malema says Gordhan deserves a standing ovation Other ministers who clearly were not impressed with the speech included

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  • Cape’s spring water wasted

    Cape Town - For eight years Caron von Zeil of Newlands has worked on Reclaim Camissa, a project that uncovered and documented the vast amount of fresh water that flows to waste underneath Cape Town. Her work has been cutting edge: most of the springs and rivers that flow from Table Mountain have been paved over and forgotten, and every day millions of litres of fresh mountain water rushes away unused into drains or sewers. Von Zeil’s archive research showed that historically there were 36 springs in the City Bowl. She has uncovered 25 springs and four underground rivers. The City of Cape Town has only 13 springs on their records. Parliament is sitting on two springs and a huge underground reservoir.

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  • Nigeria: Tonto Dikeh's Estranged Hubby Signs Singer, Praiz

    Despite the crisis rocking his marriage, Tonto Dikeh's estranged hubby, Olakunle Churchill, shocked many critics, Tuesday, when he unveiled popular singer, Praiz Adejo, as one of his foundation, Big Church Foundation, ambassadors for the 2017 project year.The signing of the deal was done at the Ikoyi, Lagos boardroom of the foundation. At the unveiling board conference was the current Ambassador for Women and Child, actress Rosaline Meurer, who has been at the centre of Tonto Dikeh's marital mess, the Foundation Executive Manager of Abuja branch, Tomiwa Yebo, Foundation coordinator/ PR, Mr. Raphael Cudjoe, Head of IT, Clay-Multi Media Department, Maureen Cyril of GoodGirl Foundation, Ivy Cypriel of Crown and Glamour TV among others.

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  • Graphic image: Rhinos butchered in KZN

    On Wednesday, police members near Ermelo arrested two men believed to have been involved in the attack at the Fundinvelo Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage (FTTRO) outside Heatonville, Zululand Observer reports. The attack at about 10pm on Monday night saw two adolescent rhinos dehorned and dying of their massive injuries, staff being bound and beaten, and one international volunteer sexually assaulted. During the arrest, one .458 rifle and ammunition were recovered. In a separate arrest, in a joint operation, Ezemvelo and police Rhino 7 Unit successfully arrested on suspected rhino poacher and seized a .375 rifle and ammunition. In a statement online on Thursday morning, a spokesperson for the FTTRO

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  • Cop shoots dead his robber

    Durban - A robber who pounced on a Phoenix couple driving through a "smash-and-grab" hotspot was shot dead by the male victim, a policeman. The 44-year-old cop pursued one of the two robbers who had accosted them in their car in Bester, near KwaMashu, shooting him three times as he fled with his wife’s handbag. Speaking on their behalf, a relative, who requested anonymity, said the incident occurred on Sunday around 1pm. “The couple had stopped at the intersection and the officer noticed a man staring at the vehicles, but before he knew it the man disappeared only to show up next to him.” The robber reached into the vehicle, switched off the car and demanded the officer’s cellphone. “While this

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  • WATCH: The 'lifeless' Babes Wodumo performance everybody is talking about

    Funds from a dollar bank account in the name of the Jammeh Foundation for Peace, a charity founded by Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh, flowed to Jammeh himself, not to foundation projects, according to bank records and interviews with a former charity official...

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe to Hold Birthday Party in 'Worst City in Africa' (But Is It Really?)

    Is President Robert Mugabe really about to hold his 93rd birthday party right next to the worst city in Africa? The first of at least 100 000 party-goers started arriving on Thursday in Bulawayo, where the big bash is to be held at a school in the adjoining Matopos district on Saturday, according to the official Chronicle newspaper. A controversial decision to close schools in Bulawayo and surrounding areas on Thursday and Friday ahead of the party was revoked on the back of widespread anger, according to Raymond Majongwe of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe. The hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on the festivities provokes outrage each year, given Zimbabwe's fragile economic situation.

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  • South Africa: We Don't Need Public Approval for Russian Nuclear Deal

    The South African government is under no obligation to get public approval for a nuclear agreement it signed with Russia, the Western Cape High Court heard on Thursday. State advocate Marius Oosthuizen SC said a court was also not allowed to get involved in a dispute over whether the public is allowed to have a say, as it was about a "nonjusticiable" international agreement. It did not even need approval from Parliament at the moment, Oosthuizen argued, citing a previous Constitutional Court case which found that it was the members of the executive who are responsible for international matters. In any event, the Russian nuclear treaty was not a procurement contract, said Oosthuizen - it was a just a statement of intent, which gave Russia veto rights.

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  • Rooney's agent in China for transfer talks

    Rooney, 31, has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho heightening expectations he could leave United for the mega-rich Chinese Super League. Guangzhou Evergrande, Beijing Guoan, Jiangsu Suning and Tianjin Quanjian are said to be among those interested in United’s all-time top scorer. British media have reported that he could earn up to $1 million a week, making him the world’s best paid player. However it remains unlikely that any move would be complete before the transfer window shuts next Tuesday. Rooney missed Wednesday’s Europa League last-32 second leg in Saint-Etienne through injury, but dominated conversation in France. Mourinho said that Rooney’s future was in his own hands in comments

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  • Trump's Russia reset on hold as White House adds anti-Moscow hawks

    After he repeatedly pledged to reach "a deal" with Vladimir Putin while hinting at downgraded relations with NATO and the European Union, Trump has yet to set a meeting with the Russian leader. Meanwhile Vice President Mike Pence and top cabinet security and defense officials have gone to great lengths to reassure European leaders that Washington is not giving up on its allies. While Trump still holds out the idea of striking up an amicable relationship with Putin, the administration took a distinct turn away from that stance last week with the replacement of pro-Moscow national security advisor Michael Flynn with Lieutenant General HR McMaster, a hawkish army veteran who sees Russia as the primary threat to US interests and global stability.

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