• Floyd Mayweather's luxury cars go up in flames

    Recently, the boxer tried to transport four of his luxury cars from his home in Las Vegas to Miami. Floyd Mayweather Jr Mayweathers luxury cars burnt JOHANNESBURG - Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a known big spender with a passion for luxury cars. Recently he tried to transport four of his luxury cars from his home in Las Vegas to Miami. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way (apparently around Phoenix, Arizona), the trailer truck transporting Mayweather's cars caught fire and burnt all four of his cars, including two Rolls Royce and a Bentley. Karma or bad luck? WATCH: The TMZ sports report on the story. 

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  • Bozwana’s last words to his wife - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Pretoria - “Love, I hear you,” were the last words uttered by slain businessman Wandile Bozwana to his wife before he was wheeled into the operating room where he died of his injuries. His widow, Tsholofelo Bozwana, told mourners at his funeral service that she had rushed to his side at Unitas Hospital after hearing of the shooting, and was with him in his final moments. “From the emergency centre to the theatre, I was with him. He would say things, but I did not hear him. However, I was able to hear him say ‘Love, I hear you’,” she said. Bozwana was gunned down on October 2 while travelling with a colleague on the N1 highway in Pretoria. It is understood that when the company-branded Renault

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  • Trump won't be next president: Obama | The New Age Online

    President Barack Obama is fairly certain of one thing when it comes to next year's election: Donald Trump won't succeed him in the White House. The billionaire businessman, the frontrunner in the race to become the Republican party's White House nominee, has raised hackles with his controversial comments on immigration, gun control and women, among other issues. "He knows how to get attention. He is, you know, the classic reality TV character, and at this early stage, it's not surprising that he's gotten a lot of attention," Obama said of Trump in an interview on CBS television's "60 Minutes" news program. "I don't think he'll end up being president of the United States," Obama said in the interview,

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  • 'I am in this situation because of Madiba': Dalindyebo

    An unrepentant AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has promised to fight his court case to the bitter end. The controversial king – who was handed down 12 years in jail by the Supreme Court of Appeals in Bloemfontein two weeks ago after he appealed a 15-year sentence imposed by the Mthatha High Court in 2009 – vowed to never go to jail. He was initially convicted for crimes ranging from culpable homicide, kidnapping, assault, arson and defeating the ends of justice. The appeals court acquitted him on the culpable homicide charge but upheld the other convictions. He said some of the people who turned state witness in order to guarantee his conviction were murderers who were being protected by

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  • Southern Africa: Kariba Dam Wall Faces Collapse

    A catastrophic failure of the Kariba Dam on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia would put three and a half million lives at risk and knock out forty per cent of southern Africa's hydroelectricity supply, according to a recent report.

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • These are the South African provinces where you are most likely to be murdered

    Over the past three years the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100,000 to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100,000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eight out of 167 countries with data available for 2012. Between April 2014 and March 2015, on average 49 people were murdered each day. This is on average two more killings a day than in the previous year and a staggering six more deaths a day than in 2011/12. The 2013/14 South African Police Service annual report showed that 5% of murder victims were children and 14% were women, most of whom were murdered by their intimate partners. By far the

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram and Jonathan - the Truth Unfolds

    We are suddenly back to those dark days when Boko Haram terrorists strike with ease and attack military formations. That was precisely what these blood-thirsty bastards did on Tuesday when they attempted to dislodge the 120 Task Force Battalion located in Goniri, Yobe State. Our gallant soldiers repelled the attack, killing over 100 of these terrorists. On the same day, there were multiple bomb attacks in Damaturu and two mosques in Maiduguri; 38 innocent Nigerians were killed in these attacks. Earlier on October 2, the terrorists attacked Abuja, leaving 20 people dead and scores injured. October is just 10 days old and 83 innocent lives have been lost to Boko Haram. In summary, about 1300 Nigerians

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  • ‘Malema wrong about Indian South Africans’ - Politics | IOL News

    Durban - The notion that Indian South Africans dominated “every sphere of life” in KwaZulu-Natal, as was reportedly said by EFF leader Julius Malema last week, was complete “nonsense”. This was the view of civil rights organisation SA Minority Rights Equity Group, reacting to weekend reports. While questioning Judge Shyam Gyanda in an interview for the vacant KZN High Court deputy judge-president post, Malema reportedly said Indians dominated every sphere of life, “particularly economic and judicial”. Malema also reportedly asked him: “Do you think that the appointment of a deputy judge-president, if we were to consider an African person, would be in line with the transformation of the judiciary?”

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  • Back to the future: Afrikaners unveil R3.5-billion plan to secure future autonomy | Daily Maverick

    Welcoming delegates and guests to the conference at the Heartfelt Arena opposite the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria on Saturday, Solidarity chief executive Dirk Hermann reminded those gathered that there was another summit happening in South Africa at the weekend, the African National Congress's (ANC's) national general council 40km down the road in Midrand. The ANC policy conference's registration figure was 2,315. Hermann encouraged those present, including the Democratic Alliance's Anchen Dreyer and Freedom Front Plus Leader Pieter Mulder, to use 21st century technology to get the summit's handvatsel (hashtag) Toekoms2020 trending on Twitter (it didn't) as well as post photographs on “bakkiesblaie” (Facebook).

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  • Dalindyebo’s son to take over as successor if he's jailed

    Dalindyebo's son, Prince Azenethi Dalindyebo, was chosen as the heir to the throne by the AmaDlomo clan. Thembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo CAPE TOWN – AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's 23-year-old son will take over as ruler of the kingdom if the controversial royal is sent to jail. Dalindyebo has launched a Constitutional Court appeal against a 12-year jail sentence for defeating the ends of justice and kidnapping. Traditional leaders met in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape yesterday to deliberate about Dalindyebo's successor should he go to jail. The king’s son Prince Azenethi Dalindyebo has been chosen as the heir to the throne by the AmaDlomo clan. The resolution

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  • Inside the confused mind of Hlaudi Motsoeneng

    ON SEPTEMBER 2 SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng gave an interview to Insig, hosted by Waldimar Pelser. It made headlines because of this sentiment, expressed by Motsoeneng late into the exchange: "Maybe we need to understand the role of media. The role of media is to influence the mind-set of people, young and old. Let’s take example [sic] — the young ones. If you always put crime on media, you report about crime … actually what you are doing you are encouraging young people to commit crime." You can watch the full exchange here. Rightly, a fair bit of criticism has been written about that particular position. However, it was largely at the expense of everything else Motsoeneng

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  • OPINION: Where to next for the ANC’s ‘premier league’?

    ANC African National Congress Carien du Plessis says the group of three premiers seems keen to demonstrate their loyalty to Jacob Zuma. There’s no such thing as a tune without reason when President Jacob Zuma sings it. At the end of his closing speech to the ANC’s national general council plenary in Midrand on Sunday night, it was this song that was sung: Ngomhla sibuyayo kothula kuthi tu; kokhal’ imbayimbayi. It translates as: On our return, it will all go quiet but the machine gun. It’s a nostalgic song of homecoming that MK soldiers sang in camps in exile. It resurfaced around 2008, when the songs about individual leaders became the trend. Most recently Zuma has been singing it at funerals.

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  • Nigeria’s pan-African aspirations bode well for local market

    A QUESTION Nigerians often raise in discussions about SA and its West African counterpart is why there are not more Nigerian companies investing here. Where are the Nigerian banks, the food franchises, the supermarkets and IT companies? they ask. The diplomats are particularly exercised by the trade and investment imbalance. This, they say, reflects badly on the bilateral relationship. It is true that there are few Nigerian investments here more than 20 years after SA opened its doors to the rest of the continent. Dangote Cement has acquired a cement operation, and oil and gas company Oando has a few, largely inactive, shares listed on the JSE. But there is little else if you don’t count the

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  • South Africa: 'I Was Just a Normal Village Girl' - First Black Female Navy Commander

    As a girl in the village of Lady Frere, Zimasa Mabela's life revolved around school, and fetching firewood and water from the river. The country's first black female navy commander says she only saw the sea for the first time when she was 18. "I guess, having read books and watched movies, it was not something to be shocked by and say: 'so much water!'" the 38-year-old told News24 aboard her vessel, the SAS Umhloti. "I wasn't scared of the water because where I grew up, we had swimming pools." Mabela and her friends used to sneak off to the pools at a Catholic mission in McKay's Neck Village. It was the place to be "for fun and to relax" especially on hot Eastern Cape days, although their parents

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  • Kylie Jenner and Tyga involved in crash

    The couple had enjoyed a night out at Los Angeles nightspot 10ak, where the Rack City hitmaker had performed but their evening ended on a bad note when the rapper's $320,000 Rolls Royce was hit from behind by another vehicle. Neither Jenner nor Tyga were hurt in the accident and the car suffered minor damage, with just a few scratches to the rear. Meanwhile, 18-year-old Jenner has revealed she keeps a framed copy of Tyga's 2012 mugshot at her home. The  Keeping Up with the Kardashians star has given fans a behind-the-scenes look at her $2.7 million Calabasas mansion, which she bought eight months ago, via her new app and has revealed it features a three-year-old police photograph of her rapper boyfriend.

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  • SA's most exclusive estates for super-rich revealed

    This 700 hectare estate is located next to Balito, 45kms north of Durban. Along with Umhlanga and La Lucia, it has become the premier luxury area on the east coast of South Africa, according to the report. Zimbali features a world class golf course, hotel and spa. It also has access to the beach. Fin24 previously reported on New World Wealth's rating of the top 10 residential estates in SA. This time they rate the most exclusive estates in the country, based on their appeal purely to the super-rich. “The top things that wealthy people look for when buying an estate property are space, exclusivity, security, view, nature and scenery. Locality and lifestyle offerings are also critical,” explained

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  • Rugby World Cup: Meyer’s anti-logic faces its biggest selection test yet | Daily Maverick

    On Wednesday, when Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer names his team to play against Wales in the quarterfinal of the Rugby World Cup, he will arguably be under more scrutiny than when he announced his team to travel to the tournament. Prior to the World Cup, Meyer might have been excused by the argument that he “does not know” exactly who make up his best team – despite having had the whole duration of the Rugby Championship to prepare. Now, though, he surely knows that the young Lood de Jager’s partnership with Eben Etzebeth is what works best for the Boks. As far as teams South Africa will meet in the knockouts go, Wales are arguably the “weakest”, but that does not mean they should be underestimated.

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  • Judge questions timing of Motsoeneng case - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance’s application for a review of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as chief operating officer of the SABC got underway on Tuesday, with Western Cape High Court Judge Dennis Davis voicing reservations about letting it proceed, given Motsoeneng’s pending disciplinary process and the upcoming court case over the powers of the Public Protector. Davis told the DA’s counsel, Anton Katz, there was a risk that by the time he had ruled on whether it was indeed irrational, as the opposition contends, to appoint Motsoeneng, the SABC may already have decided to remove him from his post. “By the time the disciplinary is finished Mr Motsoeneng might already be on his bicycle,”

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  • Zimbabwe: Girl Power in Zimbabwe

    Loyce Maturu is a petite young woman with a shy smile, but she is also a formidable fighter. Born with HIV, Loyce became an orphan after her mother, father and young brother, also HIV positive, passed away. She lived with relatives, frequently moving from one home to another in her native Zimbabwe. Stigma and the verbal abuse she faced from some family members and at school were part of growing up. Her life turned around when she joined Africaid-Zvandiri, a community-based organization in Zimbabwe that provides prevention, treatment, care and support for children and adolescents living with HIV. Today Loyce, 23, is a confident woman who works as a peer counsellor and advocacy officer with Africaid-Zvandiri,

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