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    Nigerian Burnt to Death in South Africa

    A Nigerian has been burnt to death in Rustenburg, South Africa, after his vehicle was set ablaze by yet-to-be identified people. He has not been identified. However, the country's North West police did not believe the incident was related to violent protests in the area this week, according to media reports on Sunday. Two vehicles were set alight in two separate incidents by a group of unidentified people, multiple reports said. No one had been arrested and police were investigating, the South African Broadcasting Corporation reported police spokesperson Ofentse Mokgadi as having said. "We can confirm that in two separate incidents, two vehicles were burnt by unknown suspects. In one of the incidents,

  • TheVoiceBW

    Blackbeard stole my baby

    The truth lies somewhere in between as a young mother pleads with the Botswana High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK) and a close ally to former president Ian Khama, Roy Blackbeard to bring back her baby. Blackbeard may soon find himself in the dock to unravel details of the ‘adoption’ of the two-year-old ‘daughter’, he is accused of stealing by the mother. The devasted biological mother of the child, Gaone Ipotseng reached out to The Voice newspaper this week to share her frustrations on getting her child back, which she accused Blackbeard of stealing. Visibly anguished over what she described as a clandestine adoption of her child, Ipotseng, a slim young woman in her mid twenties cried, when she related her story to the Voice reporter.

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    South Africa: Zodwa Wabantu Takes a Trip to the White House

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    South Africa: Baby-Throwing Dad Released On a Warning

    The man accused of throwing his 1-year-old daughter from the roof of a shack earlier this month during municipal demolitions of illegal structures has been released on a warning by the New Brighton Magistrate's Court in Port Elizabeth. The 38-year-old, whose name is being withheld in the interests of the child, was captured in a dramatic series of pictures, first as he threatened to throw her off the roof of a shack in Joe Slovo informal settlement and eventually as he did. The child was caught by a metro police officer, Constable Luyolo Nojulumba. Prosecutor Nontshumayelo Balicawa said the father was now facing a charge of child abuse, after the initial charge was downgraded from attempted murder during his first appearance last week.

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    South Africa: What You're Saying About Former President Zuma's Young Fiance...

    With everything that was on former President Jacob Zuma's to-do list in 2017, from reshuffling Cabinet ministers to traveling the world, he still found the time to start a relationship with a 24-year-old woman, which ended with a baby boy being on his birthday this year. I mean, will he ever cease to amaze us? The news of his soon-to-be wife Nonkanyiso Conco was met with equal parts derision and incredulity. Conco is 10 years younger than his son Duduzani Zuma. Can you imagine Duduzani calling a 24-year- old woman "mama". Many social media users weren't amused by the news - and some went as far as calling him a paedophile. "The child of the new wife is going to have one confusing life. Imagine

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    Southern Africa: Former U.S. Presidents to Visit Lesotho

    Three former presidents of the United States, Bill Clinton, George Walker Bush and Barrack Obama are due in the country in July for a policy dialogue which is expected to lead to the construction of a facility for the treatment of cancer patients in the country. The trio are expected to accompany their spouses, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama to the conference which will hosted by the First Lady, 'Maesaiah Thabane. This was revealed by the Minister of Health, Nkaku Kabi, in an interview with the Lesotho Times this week. "The former USA presidents Mr Bush, Mr Clinton and Mr Obama will be here in July," Mr Kabi said. "They have confirmed that they will accompany their wives to attend

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    South Africa: Gigaba Launches 'War On Queues' At Home Affairs

    Some of the short-term actions to reduce the length of time waiting in queues at Home Affairs are scheduled to roll-out from Monday, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has announced. "I have called for implementation of actions in the short-term, some of which the department is carrying-out already," Gigaba said in a statement on Sunday. He said that offices had also been divided into green, yellow and red status according to their current performance. As such, "performance ratings and performance management interventions" would be rolled out at all red offices. Further interventions to be implemented include the piloting of a one-stop workstation that would take fingerprints and photographs.