• 'I need them to rot in jail' says wife of Eastern Cape mob justice victim - video

    The nine-minute long clip shows a group of people assaulting David Tsali from Mayabuleni village in Tsolo after he had been accused of stock theft. Tsali – who is seen lying on the ground with his hand and legs bound and a bag placed over his head – is whipped with sjamboks by several people while others watch. Villagers alleged Tsali was the mastermind behind a series of stock theft incidents in the area. Mthatha police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela confirmed the arrests.

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  • Watch Julius Malema praise Robert Mugabe

    Julius Malema sang the praises of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, claiming that the 'true African leader' has never killed any of 'our own people'. Evidently Ndebeles don't count as 'our people' to the EFF's leader. Video posted to YouTube by My Africa.

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  • Obama's grandmother to cook for president on Kenya trip

    President Barack Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, known as Mama Sarah, vowed Friday to cook a traditional meal for her grandson when he visits the East African nation, the birthplace of his father, later this month.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Beheads 11 of Its Own Members - Witnesses

    Islamist group Boko Haram on Friday beheaded 11 of its own fighters in north-eastern Nigeria, said an official representing witnesses to the killings. The 11 were executed because they had left a Boko Haram camp in Sambisa Forest and wanted to surrender to the government, said Mahmud Babagana from the National Union of Road Transport Workers, members of which were witnesses to the murders. The killings took place in Miringa village in Borno state. Meanwhile, two female suicide bombers on Thursday killed 11 people on a roadside in Borno state, according to the website Sahara Reporters.

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  • Threat of Swazi revolution if Bucs, Chiefs match proceeds

    Swaziland human rights lobbyists say they have already put in place "underground" plans to launch a revolution should Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates play in a tournament organised by Swazi King Mswati III. The participation of the two Soweto soccer giants in the King's Cup to be held in Swaziland next month will be discussed in a meeting this week with the clubs' bosses when they meet Swaziland People's United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) and Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN). The lobbyists are fighting against King Mswati III for violating human rights and for ruling the country with an iron fist.

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  • Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Bedroom Coup

    WHEN former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda last October warned of a "bedroom coup" brewing in Zanu PF ahead of the party's acrimonious December congress, his remarks could have simply been dismissed as polemics in an intensifying succession battle. In fact, Grace -- using her now widely acknowledged influence over Mugabe at home and in the office -- did something unthinkable: ousted a liberation struggle stalwart and precipitated unprecedented political purges in the party's history. At the height of succession-fuelled factionalism and infighting, Sibanda threatened that real war veterans would resist Grace's "a bedroom or boardroom coup".

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  • Zuma's wives cost you R54.6-million in his first term

    The average annual cost of the Presidential Spousal Support Unit for the last four years of former president Thabo Mbeki's administration, from 2005 to 2008, was R7.1-million. In Zuma's first term, the average rose to R10.9-million a year - an increase of R3.8-million. In response to questions, the spokesman for the president, Mac Maharaj, said the unit cost R7.877-million in 2010-11; R11.165-million in 2011-12; R7.068-million in 2012-13 and R13.019-million in 2013-14. The last time information was made publicly available on the unit was in February 2010 when the Presidency revealed in response to a parliamentary question that during Zuma's first year in office, 2009 to 2010, the unit cost R15.517-million.

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  • What you didn't know about Mariah Carey - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS Singer Mariah Carey arrives at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 17, 2015. Mariah Carey - who is currently dating Australian billionaire James Packer - is rarely seen without her stilettos and admitted she doesn't even like to take them off in the water. Meanwhile, Mariah insisted she doesn't observe birthdays but, tongue firmly in cheek, said that she, "celebrates the anniversary of my birth [March 27] every day at 3:27 a.m., p.m., EST, PST, and ST!". Other gems from Mariah's 25 Things You Don't Know About Me interview, include her "extreme aversion to overhead lighting".

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Zim’s power-hungry first lady eyes top job - Africa | IOL News

    Zimbabwe’s apparently fit first lady, Grace Mugabe, says she is working closely with the country’s two vice-presidents, developing policies and charting the way forward. As President Robert Mugabe’s health and memory declines, the first lady says she is working closely with Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, appointed by her husband at the Zanu-PF congress in December.

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  • Cyril probed after EFF lays charges - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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  • Jen & Ben’s not so perfect 10 - Tonight News

    AP Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck arrive for the Oscars in Los Angeles on February 24, 2013. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, you need only examine the relationship upon doomed relationship that has come crumbling down under the merciless glare of the showbiz scene. Some romances are so completely incongruent, that they should be fleeting is not the startling factor; rather, that they should have ever been regarded as anything other than an obvious ploy for added publicity (Miley Cyrus!) is what boggles. Until recently, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were chief among them.

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  • 'We'll set the world on fire,' proclaims Turkish minnows after signing Eto'o and Ronaldinho

    Newly promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor have completed the signing of Samuel Eto'o and are on the verge of adding Ronaldinho to their squad as the minnows prepares for the Super League season.

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  • South Africa: Putco Confirms Buses Attacked in Mamelodi

    Putco on Friday confirmed that two of its buses were attacked near Mamelodi on Friday but there were no fatalities reported. In a statement, Putco's Managing Director, Franco Pisapia said five people had been hospitalised after their buses were shot at. It was earlier reported that the bus was allegedly shot at by four men in a car about 5km from the intersection of Solomon Mahlangu Drive and Pretoria Road, leaving the bus driver dead. Autopax had taken over after Putco announced that it will not be renewing contracts in the Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and Sedibeng municipalities.

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  • Renewal of the romance of the Tutus - Daily News | News

    Independent Media Archbishop Desmond Tutu sharing a kiss with his wife Leah after they

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  • Aguero praises Chile trio - Soccer Cup Competitions

    REUTERS Chile's (L-R) Gary Medel, Jorge Valdivia, Arturo Vidal, Jean Beausejour and Alexis Sanchez attend a training session in Santiago. Santiago - Gary Medel, Jorge Valdivia and Eduardo Vargas are three Chile players who have caught Sergio Aguero's eye at the Copa America, the Argentina striker said on Friday.

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  • 5 Things You Missed This Week - Connect

    A young woman named Nokuthula Hlongwane Thuleh has shocked the social media sphere. Hlongwane posted a thread of posts relating to her departure. 2. What was Rihanna doing to Floyd Mayweather? There was a lot of action on stage at the BET Awards, but what happened off-stage with Rihanna and Floyd still has people talking.

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  • Mandela children douse fire pool 'nonsense'

    Nelson Mandela's Qunu home does not have a fire pool.

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  • Royals get ready for Charlotte’s christening - IOL Tonight

    PA Prince George and Princess Charlotte are seen in this undated handout photo taken by the Duchess in mid-May at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. London - Britain's royal family was gearing up on Saturday for the christening of Princess Charlotte, when the public will have their second chance to glimpse the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate. The two-month-old will be christened on Sunday in a low-key ceremony in a church on her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II's country estate of Sandringham in Norfolk, eastern England. The Church of St Mary Magdalene is also a short walk from Anmer Hall, the secluded mansion to which William and Kate have relocated to bring up their children away from the glare of the media.

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