• It has got to a stage where they want to kill my son Bellarmine: Grace Mugabe

    The official Chronicle newspaper has reported that Zimbabwe's first lady told rally-goers in the north of the country, "Imagine it has got to a stage where they want to kill my son Bellarmine." "Is it fair to expect me to smile at you," she reportedly asked in a tirade that clearly showed the ambitious former secretary is backing a faction in her husband's party opposed to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Mrs Mugabe also claimed party officials might have killed "dozens" of orphans living in an orphanage she runs next to her dairy in Mazowe, if they hadn't been found out by the authorities first. But Zimbabweans were largely disbelieving on social media. This is not the first time the first

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  • Woman tells Malema he has no authority to talk about land, he isn't Khoisan

    "Mr Malema, you have no authority to talk about land. "The Khoisan is the only authoritative voice which can talk about land," she said to loud applause and some cheers. The woman said the Khoisan were the "first freedom fighters" who fought the colonials when they came here 360 years ago. "We were the first people of this nation. We were the first people of southern Africa and we still face oppression." She said the country's history did not start in 1910 when the ANC was formed. "We lived here and you, your ancestors, and the white ancestors found us here. Only we can talk about land ownership." Self isolation Malema told the woman that he thought she was "extremely missing a point". "Me and

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  • Ramaphosa car in blue light crash - Western Cape

    Cape Town - A blue light brigade vehicle in Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s cavalcade has been involved in a crash in Blouberg. Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, spokesman for the directorate for priority crime investigation (the Hawks) confirmed the incident on Friday, saying “the lead car in deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa’s cavalcade was hit by a bakkie which allegedly jumped the red robot. One member was injured”. Ramaphosa was not in the vehicle involved in the crash on the corner of Blaauwberg Road and the R27, said Mulaudzi. The injured bodyguard is believed to be in intensive care unit in a nearby private hospital, said a police source. The source said a driver faced possible charges of

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  • Thug to Thug

    Dear fellow thug Julius Malema, our Conmander in Thief, you haven’t held back in expressing your disdain for me. So allow me to respond. Pull up a chair. I have no problem with someone drawing attention to my dark past, because it’s not something I’ve ever tried to hide. I did do despicable things; I was a criminal. I know other people who did the kinds of things I did and today it doesn’t seem to bother them. Some of them are still doing crime and are better at it than ever. But unlike them, my past bothers me, which is why I give back today and have spent the past decade making amends wherever and however I can. But I find that what bothers many people more than the fact that I once committed

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  • Gordhan flies economy as government cuts costs

    Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan flew economy on his way to Johannesburg from Sona 2016. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan SAA Gordhan Pravin Gordhan on economy CAPE TOWN - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was spotted flying economy class on board a South African Airways (SAA) flight to Johannesburg from Cape Town. Gordhan was returning from the State of the Nation Address where President Jacob Zuma announced measures to cut costs as the South African economy continues to struggle. His picture which was shared on social media, received praise from South Africans. This is not the first time that Gordhan is flying economy class. Last September, he flew economy class to Durban.

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  • Young African Leadership Initiative asks ANC to recall Zuma for 'betraying SA and party': iLIVE

    The announcement by President Jacob Zuma to replace the finance minister has recklessly endangered the South African economy. This decision can only be described as a disaster. As representatives of a young professional generation, passionate about building a better South Africa, we call on the ANC to recall the President for the betrayal of the people of South Africa. This betrayal will be experienced differently by the rich, the middle class, and the poor; but it will negatively impact everyone. From declines in social services to sky-rocketing interest rates, life in South Africa has just become tougher.   The financial indicators of the announcement yesterday have clearly communicated the

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  • South Africa: 10 Moments From Sona2016 That Killed Us

    Since 2015, the State of the Nation Address has become an event marked by drama and plenty of crazy antics to look out for. AAISHA DADI PATEL rounds up the ten most ridiculous moments that had us tweeting flame emojis during #SONA2016. 1. "Honourable Malema, take a seat." The proceedings had barely begun at 7:13pm. As the speaker of the House Baleka Mbete began to introduce the president, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were already trying to raise points of order. Her patience was obviously running thin as she remembered the events of last year, Mbete had no qualms about threatening to throw the EFF out, and told Malema to take a seat. 2. "Mr Zupta" When President Zuma tried to begin his

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  • Zimbabwe: Prof Jonathan Moyo Misses Stem Engine!

    THE Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, Prof Moyo must be hailed for his STEM initiative. His program of sponsoring A' level students to study Math, Biology, Chemistry and Physics with a full government scholarship and even with C grades at O level is a step in the right direction. However, worryingly, the program excludes Computer Science which is the most important subject for the 21st century. Recently, the World Economic Forum in Davos ran under the theme, "the Fourth Industrial Revolution" and put STEM education as an answer to the challenges of the coming decade. Therefore, Prof Moyo is in lock step with global approach to education in the 21st

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  • Billiat vows he won't be chicken

    If Zimbabwe club Chicken Inn have been studying South African football lately, they'll know who to keep a close eye on when they host Mamelodi Sundowns in the CAF Champions League at Luveve Stadium tomorrow. A man they should know very well, Khama Billiat, is giving opposition defenders sleepless nights and he'll show no mercy to his compatriots as Sundowns look to get their continental campaign off to a good start. Billiat, who bagged his eighth league goal and the man of the match award against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday, says he will put his emotions aside to get the job done when he returns to his home country to face players he is familiar with. "We had to take care of the Pirates game first and then we prepare for the game against Chicken Inn," said Billiat.

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  • Time to drag Mbete to the ConCourt for shielding Zuma: Cope

    “The people's Parliament is in danger of becoming something other than the Constitution envisaged‚” the party said. “Cleaners‚ secretaries and many other people working in Parliament were given the day off. Police will be everywhere‚” it added‚ describing security measures taken to control three different marches protesting against President Jacob Zuma on Thursday. And Baleka Mbete is to blame. Cope’s Dennis Bloem said it was the speaker’s fault that Parliament had “patently failed in the past seven years to scrutinise and oversee executive action because Mbete will not allow that”. “Parliament has become less and less a national forum and more and more an executive appendage willing to do the

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  • Unprotected Krejcir witness fears for life - Crime & Courts

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir is being held in Kokstad C-Max prison. Johannesburg - A key witness against Czech criminal Radovan Krejcir is fearing for his life after he was removed from a state protection programme. This was revealed through a letter of demand written by the man’s attorneys, Darryl Furman and Associates, to Deputy National Commissioner of Police Lieutenant-General Khehla John Sithole, as well as affidavits and transcripts of meetings the witness had with the police. The letter of demand asks that the witness protection funding previously afforded to him for nearly two years be reinstated this week, failing which he would approach the high court to ask that his life be protected.

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  • South Africa: Eagles and Agriculture

    Conservationists worry about the impact of agricultural development on Africa's biodiversity. But a recent study shows it isn't necessarily all doom and gloom. Some species, like eagles, can coexist successfully with agricultural development. As the world's human population continues to increase, so too does our demand for food. One of the biggest challenges is how to meet this demand and not damage the environment. Based on experiences from Europe and north America, as natural land is converted to farming, biodiversity suffers. Much research has focused on the negative impact this can have on birds. Agricultural development is on the rise in Africa. And the world is increasingly looking to it

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  • Zuma says disruptive opposition showed 'how useless they are'

    Watch the moment EFF walked out of #SONA2016 "They are showing how useless they are, people will never vote for them," Zuma said a day after seeing his annual state of the nation address interrupted. "They don't understand democracy, how it works." "They just move with the wind when it goes this way, that way, shame on them," said Zuma. Lawmakers from the leftist Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), dressed in their uniforms of red workers' overalls and hard hats, noisily interrupted his speech for an hour before being ordered out of the chamber on Thursday night. "Zuma is no longer a president that deserves respect from anyone," EFF's firebrand leader Julius Malema yelled at the president. But Zuma

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  • Liverpool Ticket U-Turn a 'Game-Changer'

    London - Liverpool fans' successful walkout protest over ticket prices is a "game-changer", according to the Football Supporters' Federation. Owners Fenway Sports Group performed a U-turn on controversial plans to introduce a £77 match ticket and Anfield's first £1,000 season ticket after an estimated 10,000 fans walked out of Saturday's draw at home to Sunderland in protest. The Americans have been praised for recognising there was a problem but with ticket prices an ongoing issue for Premier League clubs there are more supporters' groups who may be considering direct action themselves. "It is obviously a significant success for the Liverpool supporters' groups, Spion Kop 1906 and Spirit of

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  • South Africa: Paramedics and Patient Flee On Foot After Being Robbed At Gunpoint

    Two paramedics and a patient were forced to flee on foot after they were robbed at gunpoint in Hurst Hill, Johannesburg on Friday morning. The team had responded to a call at around 04:00 and were attacked as they attended to a patient, said EMS spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi. "While the crews were busy treating the patient in... the ambulance, five armed man came from nowhere, pointed the firearm at the driver and demanded his wallet. He handed the wallet to them and managed to run for his life," said Mulaudzi. His partner at the back of the ambulance heard the commotion, grabbed the patient and both of them ran down the main road where the flagged down a taxi. The taxi driver took them to the

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  • Zimbabwe: First Lady Dares Lacoste Group - Threatens to Name, Shame Factionalists

    The First Lady Amai Grace Mugabe says she will soon name and shame senior Zanu-PF officials fanning factionalism, saying such people were behind youths who were paraded donning T-shirts inscribed "Team Lacoste." Team Lacoste is alleged to be a faction within Zanu-PF reportedly led by Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and some youths appeared in the private media putting on the regalia at the funeral of the uncle of Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantine Chiwenga. She also warned some service chiefs whom she said were behind the attempted bombing of the First Family's Alpha Omega Dairy in Mazowe, Mashonaland Central. Addressing thousands of villagers at Kanyemba Secondary School

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  • No quick fix miracle - Klopp

    Reuters Jurgen Klopp says he feels very comfortable at "special club" Liverpool, but warned fans it will take time to achieve success. Jurgen Klopp says he feels very comfortable at "special club" Liverpool, but warned fans it will take time to achieve success. Victories over Chelsea, Manchester City and Southampton have been interspersed with disappointing defeats at West Ham, Watford and Newcastle, but the former Borussia Dortmund chief has been able to guide his side to the Capital One Cup final, where City lie in wait at the end of the month, and also the last 32 of the Europa League. "I've been here for four months now and I really get the impression that everybody in this club is hungry for success," he told a special gathering of German journalists ahead of next week's return home to face Augsburg in the Europa League.

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  • Maine spoils it for the savvy party propagandists

    COLLEN Maine, once suspected to be a closet member of the Congress of the People, was appointed leader of the reconstituted African National Congress (ANC) Youth League last year. Last weekend he delivered a speech in Pretoria during which he stumbled over a set of notes in his hand that he — alarmingly — kept turning upside down. With a justifiably puzzled expression on his face, he insulted his political opponents, threatened them and spoke of civil war. Reports that he had to be persuaded to postpone detonating a hydrogen bomb he may or may not have procured from his friend Kim Jong-un over Seshego in Limpopo later that evening could not be confirmed. The expulsion of Julius Malema and the

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  • South Africa: De Lille Weighs in On Possible Parliament Move

    The national government needs to cut the Cabinet and streamline Parliament, Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said on Friday. This follows President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address on Thursday, in which he raised the possibility of moving Parliament to Pretoria. De Lille said the issue was not about moving Parliament to Pretoria to cut government wastage. "The key issue is that government is too big," she said. "National government needs to cut the Cabinet, [and] streamline and rationalise Parliament in order to save costs to the taxpayer, and work more efficiently." She said regardless of the possible move, the City of Cape Town "would always be open to the people of Gauteng". During

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  • SA's car industry faces tough 2016 - IOL Motoring Industry News

    Johannesburg - South Africa's motor industry faces a third successive year of declining sales as a weak economy and rising interest rates hit demand for vehicles, Naamsa said on Thursday. After four successive years of growth in new vehicle sales from 2010 to 2013, total sales in 2014 fell 0.7 percent, followed by a 4.1 percent drop last year. The Reserve Bank has cut its economic growth forecast for this year to 0.9 percent from 1.5 percent, slightly above the 0.7 percent and 0.8 percent estimated by the International Monetary Fund and the Wold Bank respectively. “The industry's outlook has become more pessimistic for 2016. The industry is looking at a rather unfavorable environment as far as

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