• 50 Cent's family left 'traumatised' by his manhood

    During his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the rapper said his aunt was left fuming, because he had not warned her about the scene - where his former jailbird character Kanan is seen pleasuring himself - before she tuned in for the episode. Pastor Mboro defends his new R2 million BMW: 'God is rewarding me'  "My aunt sees the show, and she's like, 'I'm traumatised!'" he quipped. "'She texted me like, 'What the f***? Why didn't you tell me?'" 50 Cent explained that he was aware his manhood was going to play some role on the scene but pleaded ignorance when it came to how big it ended up being. Winnie Ntshaba wages war on fake 'Julius is a Grigamba' comments  "I knew it was there, but in the original

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  • Parks Tau launches scathing attack on Herman Mashaba

    Former Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau says current mayor Herman Mashaba has no respect for women. Parks Tau Herman Mashaba JOHANNESBURG – Former Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau has launched a scathing attack on the city's new leader Herman Mashaba, calling him a sexist and anti-black individual, leading an anti-transformation coalition government.  Tau was speaking at the funeral service of ANC councillor Nonhlanhla Mthembu who collapsed, and died at the city's inaugural council meeting last week, where he was replaced as the city's mayor.  The former mayor says Mashaba has no respect for women. “The City of Johannesburg is today led by a man who believes that the women who are senior executives prostituted

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  • Sars nails Zuma’s son over fraud

    At the centre of the dispute is a raid on ATM’s cigarette manufacturing business in Pietermaritzburg in 2011. The expensive plant was imported from China. ATM was incorporated in 2009. The company is registered as manufacturing and distributing of tobacco related products. A squad of Sars officials swooped on the premises, seized goods and machinery, shutting the plant down. ATM was later allowed to operate, but the legal wrangle has continued and Zuma and his partners are now immersed in a bitter exchange with Sars officials. In legal papers which our sister paper The Sunday Independent has seen, Zuma accuses the taxman of corruption, racism and running a smear campaign against him. In an affidavit

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  • Could this be SA's next finance minister?

    Johannesburg - The man who is tipped to be the next Minister of Finance has come a long way with President Jacob Zuma. The name Sifiso Buthelezi, has been bandied about in some circles as the man Zuma is likely to announce as the next finance minister. He was sworn in as a member of parliament in April and currently is on the standing committee on finance. He has been a member of the ANC from his youth and a commander for Umkhonto we Sizwe. In the mid 1980s he was arrested and imprisoned on Robben Island until 1991. Buthelezi comes from Mahlabathini in northern KwaZulu-Natal. He has an academic background in commerce with a masters through the University of Cape Town. He was Zuma’s economic adviser

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  • Guptas don’t run SA, says Mbalula

    Parliament – South Africa’s Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula on Thursday sidestepped questions on whether he was approached by the wealthy and influential Gupta family before he was offered his cabinet post, hinting that such “allegations” were part of a plot to undermine the morals of the ruling party. Speaking to journalists following a media briefing on Fifa’s allegations that South Africa paid $10 million in exchange for votes to secure the rights to host the 2010 World Cup, Mbalula insisted President Jacob Zuma, who is seen to be close to the Guptas, offered him his job. However, he would not direcly answer questions on whether the Guptas approached him and offered him his job. “I’m not party

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Panics As Soldiers Rampage

    Uniformed soldiers on Friday night emptied Harare's night clubs and ruthlessly attacked people on the streets after police triggered violent protests in the capital earlier in the day as President Robert Mugabe's government fought to suppress dissent against his rule. Zimbabwe's 18 opposition parties including former vice-president Joice Mujuru's Zimbabwe People First and MDC led by Morgan Tsvangirai had obtained a High Court order barring police from interfering with their intended demonstration. The parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (Nera) and Coalition for Democrats wanted to protest against unfair electoral laws and systems, but were violently blocked by the police; minutes after the High Court had okayed the event.

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  • Love triangle rocks Limpopo ANC

    2016-08-22 15:31:57.0 | AUBREY MOTHOMBENI | Top ANC officials in Limpopo, including premier and chairman Stan Mathabatha, secretary Knocks Seabi and deputy secretary Makoma Makhurupetje, have been embroiled in a sex scandal involving the newly appointed mayor of Molemole municipality and the wife of his friend, who is a councillor.Next This comes after Conti Mokobane, who is mayor Edward Paya's personal friend wrote to Mathabatha and Seabi seeking an urgent meeting to discuss his marital issues. He alleged in his letter to the provincial leadership of the ANC that Paya was bonking his wife. Sunday World understands that the meeting took place on Thursday at the ANC Limpopo headquarters in Polokwane

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  • Family-linked firm's R167m Transnet bonanza

    AmaBhungane has obtained copies of Trillian invoices totalling R74-million signed off for payment by Transnet chief financial officer Garry Pita at the end of June. The payments underscore how big the stakes are in the battle over state-owned enterprises raging between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and President Jacob Zuma. Trillian Capital Partners, the apex operational company in the Trillian group, is 60% held by Trillian Holdings, whose sole director is close Gupta associate Salim Essa. AmaBhungane has been trying for months to access Trillian Holdings' share register - a legal right under the Companies Act - and has had a summons served at Essa's home and business addresses to force him to comply with the law.

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  • Makhenkesi Stofile's dying wish: keep Zuma away

    The Sunday Times has learnt from several sources in the Eastern Cape and national governments that Zuma pulled out of the official programme for the service after being repeatedly told by family representatives that Stofile had not wanted him to speak at his funeral. It is understood that Stofile made his last wish a few weeks before he died as he had always been aware that he would be granted an official funeral and protocol required Zuma to address it as head of government. His family forced Zuma to pull out by putting together a list of powerful ANC figures opposed to his leadership, such as Trevor Manuel, Kgalema Motlanthe and Sipho Pityana - and insisted he would speak only after they had

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  • Trump buys SA Inc for R3bn

    Afbekistan - US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has bought out all of South Africa for R3 billion, sources close to the deal say. The move comes as Trump’s hopes of winning the next election in the United States, set for later this year, fade. The multi-billionaire, whose net worth is pegged at $4 billion - or around R59 trillion - is said to have met with President Jacob Zuma earlier this month in a bid to secure SA Inc. His purchase of all of SA comes in the midst of several probes into the so-called state capture saga in which the Gupta family is alleged to have offered several government ministers high-profile positions and also to have abused their close ties with Zuma. This

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  • Start packing your bags and leave SA for good‚ EFF tells Guptas

    The Economic Freedom Fighters have urged the Guptas to “start packing their last bags” and leave South Africa for good‚ saying they have caused enough damage. The party also warned that it would “not rest until the last root and trace of the Guptas has been cleared from our history”. It welcomed “with caution” reports that the Guptas intended selling off their businesses to the highest bidder before the end of this year‚ saying it was long overdue. The Gupta family‚ which has close ties with President Jacob Zuma‚ has been accused of state capture “This corrupt relationship has since caused untold divisions in the ruling party which harbours many elements who have also been captured. They appointed

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  • Thabo Mbeki's full letter on Zuma, Nkandla and the Constitutional Court

    The Big Read: Zuma acts the chief, scorns our rule of law The court ruled that Zuma had failed to uphold the Constitution by ignoring orders from the Public Protector that he repay some of the $16 million in state funds spent to renovate his residence at Nkandla. No duty to defend JZ, says Gwede Here is former President Thabo Mbeki's full letter on the issue: On 31 March, 2016, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng conveyed the unanimous decision of the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) in the matter of “Economic Freedom Fighters v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others; Democratic Alliance v Speaker of the National Assembly and Others [2016] ZACC 11.” This decision has evoked much understandable

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  • Directionless Maputo is teetering on a ledge

    We celebrated the growth of Mozambique without asking how sustainable it would be, writes Victor Kgomoeswana. Johannesburg - Mozambique is a long way from the glittering promise of a couple of years ago, and it could be a sign of something deeper than just the commodity story. The failure of what was, until 2013, a star performer en route to becoming an inclusive economy, combined with the persistent threat of rebel movement Renamo, could portend a crisis in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. The SADC, already weakened by the turbulence in Zimbabwe and a stagnant South African economy, can ill afford that. Why not enlist the services of one former president - the unjustly

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  • The Guptas might be up to tricks, says Blade

    The stand-off between finance minister Pravin Gordhan and Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza took another turn today, when the SA Communist Party (SACP) warned of attempts to capture Treasury. SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande said the punitive charges against Gordhan were a flimsy concoction without the slightest basis in law. “They are designed as a pretext to remove comrade Gordhan from office and weaken Treasury’s struggle against corruption and corporate capture,” Nzimande told the media following the party’s central committee meeting in Kempton Park. “The timing has an eerie similarity with the events that unfolded between 2003 and 2007, when the timing of another prosecution attempt against

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  • Scorpions raid highest office in the land

    While all eyes were on former deputy president Jacob Zuma's Johannesburg home on Thursday, about 60km away the highest executive office in the land was also being raided by the elite Scorpions unit. In an unprecedented move the Scorpions swooped on the Union Buildings in Pretoria, as well as the Tuynhuys office in Cape Town. In Pretoria they occupied a large part of the second floor, in which most of Zuma's former offices and staff were based. Among the offices targeted was that of Zuma's former spokesperson, Lakela Kaunda, who continues to be employed in the office under new Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. By 8pm, the Scorpions had yet to complete their search at the Union Buildings

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  • Second Earth found, and it could be home to ET

    London - British astronomers have discovered the nearest Earth-like planet that could be home to alien life. Named Proxima b, it orbits Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun. At 4.2 light years away, in space terms it is right on the doorstep – and high speed spaceships now being devised could reach it within decades. In time, scientists say, the rocky planet 1.3 times the size of Earth could even be colonised by space travellers. Proxima b is thought to be only 4.7million miles from its star, one-twentieth of the Earth’s distance from the Sun. Its year lasts just 11.2 of our days. One side may be perpetually stuck in daytime, while the other experiences perpetual night. But Proxima Centauri,

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  • Zimbabwe: Prophet Makandiwa Speaks On Protests

    United Family International Church founder Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa on Friday said he decided to move his annual all night prayer meeting dubbed the Judgement Night 4 to the outskirts of Harare after God told him the capital would be covered in mist, in apparent reference to teargas and protests rocking the city. Police last week teargassed Harare residents indiscriminately in an attempt to break a High Court sanctioned demonstration by 18 opposition parties that were demanding electoral reforms. Makandiwa has held previous prayer meetings at the National Sports Stadium but Friday's event was moved to UFIC headquarters in Mt Hampden. He said he got the vision about the mist last year. "We knew

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  • Slipping and sliding at Cedar Square

    Fourways doesn’t seem immediately the likeliest place for a cold, wet and white ski slope. But who’d have thought you’d find an Italian village respelled as Montecasino this end of Joburg either? Or a stone-age Lonehill surrounded by willows and a burbling befountained ‘loch’? Heather and I pass the entrance a few times because we’re both thinking it’s a restaurant. It is full of tables, occupied by kids slurping blue slush puppies. But here are also long stands of what look like painted boomerangs – but I know are skis and snowboards. Among the grownups, Ryan looks like the likeliest ski instructor. That’s what he is and so’s Mike who stamps in off the slopes. They measure us, one for skiing

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  • SA govt could offer visa waiver for international graduates

    Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has encouraged foreign students in SA to consider working in the country. Home Affairs Visa South Africa visa regulations CAPE TOWN - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has encouraged foreign students in South Africa to consider working in the country to boost the country’s skills development. Gigaba addressed the International Students Conference hosted by University of Cape Town in Newlands yesterday. He told the gathering more than 20,000 African health professionals who studied on the continent are either working in Europe or in North America. Gigaba says the government wants to change this and his department will issue a visa waiver for international

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  • I'm prepared to die to save SA from the thieves

    South Africa flirted with the prospect of economic meltdown this week‚ with President Jacob Zuma’s allies moving yet again to neutralise Pravin Gordhan‚ the finance minister made a dramatic vow: that he is prepared to die to save the country from thieves‚ Sunday Times reported. A defiant Gordhan promised that he would never back down from fighting corruption. The embattled finance minister also told hundreds of Treasury staff members he was aware of speculation over a cabinet reshuffle‚ the Sunday Times report said. “He said ministers come and go and we must just commit to work with whoever is the minister of finance‚” said a Treasury employee who was at a staff meeting addressed by Gordhan in

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