• '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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America | The New Age Online

    The wait is finally over for Chile. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a save and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning penalty as the hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa America final on Saturday, finally winning its first major tournament. The result extended Argentina’s 22-year title drought, and Lionel Messi will continue to hear criticism for his lackluster play with the national team when it needs him the most. Bravo stopped Ever Banega’s low shot by diving to his left to make the save and, earlier, Gonzalo Higuain also missed for Argentina, sending his shot over the crossbar.

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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 Slits Throats of 11 Defecting Members

    Eleven defecting members of the Boko Haram sect were slaughtered by the group in order to instill discipline among the members of the terror group, a member of the youth vigilante group, Abba Modu told our correspondent on phone in Maiduguri. Modu said the militants stormed Miringa town in southern part of Borno state about 04:30am on Friday, slitting the throats of the 11 persons believed to be the members of terrorist group who defected a few days ago. Modu said the villagers were previously living in fear as "they had known that the eleven persons were up to no good.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • South Africa: SARU Gives Andre Watson the Boot

    The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Friday confirmed the arbitration award that was issued by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) to the effect that the employment of Andre Watson, the general manager of referees, with SARU has been terminated. At the beginning of this year, a number of people within the referees' department lodged a grievance against Watson and SARU commissioned an independent investigation into the grievance.

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  • Lesotho warning to SA

    The warning by an international governance analyst follows President Jacob Zuma, who described the security situation as "explosive", dispatching his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, to Lesotho to meet that country's political leaders. Ramaphosa's mission follows a fact-finding visit by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to Lesotho over the weekend after the killings of several high-ranking opposition politicians over the last week. Last year, Ramaphosa succeeded in ensuring a coup was averted and that this year's elections were brought forward from 2017. Last year's violence saw then prime minister Tom Thabane flee Lesotho months before he lost the election to Pakalitha Mosisili.

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  • Vavi apologises to Thabo Mbeki for backing Zuma

    Mbeki’s 73rd birthday. Zuma was sacked as deputy president by then president Mbeki‚ amidst a wave of corruption allegations‚ in 2005. Vavi‚ general secretary of the then powerful Cosatu union movement‚ became a vocal supporter of Zuma which helped JZ beat Mbeki at an ANC elective conference two years later. “I believed the charges were being made up by Mbeki and his clique… 10 years down the line I don’t believe in that anymore‚” Vavi said in an interview on Power FM.

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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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  • 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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  • Miss Universe resists pressure to quit - Tonight News

    AP Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, right, crowns Paulina Vega of Colombia, left, during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, on January 25, 2015. BOGOTA  - The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant’s owner, was “hurtful and unfair” in his comments about Mexican migrants. Vega has been under pressure at home and from abroad to renounce her title over Trump accusing Mexico of sending rapists and drug traffickers into the U.S.

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  • Amnesiac woman reunited with family - World News | IOL News

    A public appeal by a woman who turned up in southern California with almost total amnesia five months ago has borne fruit, with her nephew identifying her from an online news report and alerting other family members. The woman, who called herself “Sam”, turns out to be 53-year-old Ashley Manetta. In fact, she is American, from Pennsylvania, although her family has told her she has made numerous extended trips to Australia. In February, Ms Manetta was found disoriented and barely conscious in Carlsbad, a beach town north of San Diego, with no idea of her name, age or personal history.

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