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    'I'm fine,' says Mike Mabuyakhulu as homes and luxury cars are seized by state

    The National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA's) Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) - armed with a preservation order - was knocking on the door of ANC heavyweight Mike Mabuyakhulu on Thursday morning. Mabuyakhulu, deputy chair of the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal, is before court on graft charges relating to the saga surrounding the R28m North Sea Jazz Festival dating back to 2012 and 2013. A NPA official confirmed to our sister publication TimesLIVE that a team swooped on 16 locations in Durban and Pretoria in an attempt to preserve assets of Mabuyakhulu and his co-accused. Homes and moveable assets like luxury cars were attached in terms of a Durban High court order issued on December 14, said the official, who

  • Independent Online

    Durban father mauled by dogs may never walk, talk again

    Durban - A Phoenix father may never walk or speak again after he was mauled by two dogs, believed to be a boerboel and a labrador retriever, on Thursday night.Dharmaseelan Aubrey Moodley, 49, a casual driver, of Northcroft, is in a stable condition in ICU at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. His windpipe was crushed during the attack and he had to undergo a tracheostomy. He will need to undergo surgery to have a device implanted in his trachea to help him speak. Moodley was also bitten on his head and chunks of his flesh were ripped off his arms, torso and legs. It is alleged that Moodley was walking to his friend's home when he was attacked by the dogs in Rucklen Place. This was the

  • Independent Online

    WATCH: Zodwa Wabantu has no time for fake friends

    Local entertainer Zodwa Wabantu had an apple to peel with her "fake friends" on Wednesday. Taking to Instagram, the vosho queen did not mince her words when she expressed her feelings about her "so-called friends" that are spreading rumours that her flats in South Beach, Durban are filthy and infested with cockroaches.  In the video, Wabanta slammed them as liars, adding that she actually doesn't have friends, and branded those responsible for spreading the rumours as the real cockroaches. View this post on Instagram A post shared by zodwalibram (@zodwalibram) on Jan 15, 2019 at 4:33am PST

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    WATCH | Shoprite manager suspended for swearing at employee

    Shoprite confirmed the incident, which took place in one of its Gauteng supermarkets. "The group strongly disapproves of the conduct of a manager visible in a video circulating on social media following a recent incident in a Shoprite store in Gauteng. The group apologises to its customers and employees and has taken immediate action. "The implicated member of store management was placed on suspension, pending an investigation into the incident to gather all the facts that will inform the disciplinary process," Shoprite said in a statement.  It said appropriate action would be taken in accordance with the company's code of conduct, which applied to all management and staff. "The group is fully

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    WATCH | 'Rolex gang' hits Joburg petrol station, robs German tourist

    The first thing they said to him was “bring your watch, wallet and phone” while grabbing the car keys, said Klaus, Bumann's father.   Klaus said his son, who has since returned to Germany, was hit in the face and was left bleeding. The men also fled with the cars keys, leaving them stranded for hours.   Klaus told TimesLIVE he was outraged and disappointed by the manner in which police handled the incident.  He recalled how the police were called to the scene, but only arrived later and did not open a case.  “A few days after the incident, we went to check up on the progress of the case and to our surprise were told no case there was no case opened,” he said.  Klaus said he made several attempts

  • Independent Online

    South Africans mourn the death of travel blogger #MzansiGirl

    Travel blogger Merushka Govender and founder of the popular Mzansi Girl blog passed away yesterday - 16 January 2019. Her family announced her passing on her Instagram account: The Gauteng Tourism Authority expressed its “profound and deepest condolences” at the news. No cause of death was disclosed. Govender saw it as her personal mission to inspire South Africans to travel more in their own country and the rest of the world to come and see how amazing South Africa is. She described herself as "an Afrophile at heart - I love African travel, music and festivals. I love the energy of African cities, her amazing people, the sounds of the bush, the fabulous sunsets, diverse cultures and beauty everywhere".

  • ewn.co.za

    Brian Molefe: 'It's unfortunate that Popo Molefe revealed info about summons'

    JOHANNESBURG - Former Transnet CEO Brian Molefe says it is unfortunate that the company's board chairperson Popo Molefe told the public about a summons issued to him and seven other former top executives, including himself. The board chair revealed the information during a briefing in Sandton on Thursday. The parastatal has instituted legal steps to recoup the estimated R1.3 billion in stolen funds. Brian Molefe says that Popo Molefe failed to follow and respect due process by making this announcement and insists he's been treated unfairly. “I'm yet to have somebody come up with something concrete that we have done [and] we need to answer to allegations that are properly tested.” The Transnet