• Video of 'drunk' police officer goes viral

    A video of a KwaZulu-Natal police officer who appears to be drunk has gone viral. The policeman, who was driving a white VW Polo with a Pinetown number plate, is believed to have almost caused an accident, Highway Mail reported. In the video, which was shared close to 17 000 times on Facebook, the motorist is seen confronting the police officer.

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  • 'If Cristiano Ronaldo touched his balls, he should be punished'

    Spain Professional Football League (LFP) president Javier Tebas has suggested Cristiano Ronaldo should be punished after he was alleged to have

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  • Moment of truth: Number One shows his hand on Eskom, Hawks and the NPA | Daily Maverick

    The one thing we know for certain now is that Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko have been keeping their boss updated about the controversies in their respective portfolios. It was an opportune moment for President Zuma to speak on the issues besetting power utility Eskom and the troubles in the criminal justice system. On Thursday, Business Day reported that Zuma was “directly involved” in advocating the controversial inquiry at Eskom that saw four executives placed on suspension. “Individuals with direct knowledge of events at the Department of Public Enterprises and in the government’s energy war room said that in the days preceding the board meeting at which the decision was taken, Mr Zuma contacted acting director-general Matsietsi Mokholo suggesting that the department support the idea of an inquiry,” the report stated.

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  • In jet's last moments, calm co-pilot ignores pleas to open cockpit

    Andreas Lubitz was breathing, steady and calm, in the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525. It was the only sound from within the cockpit that the voice recorder detected as Lubitz, the co-pilot, sent the plane into its descent. The sounds coming from outside the cockpit door on Tuesday were something else altogether: knocking and pleading from the commanding pilot that he be let in, then violent pounding on the door and finally passengers’ screams moments before the plane, carrying 150 people, slammed into a mountainside in the French Alps. The sound of Lubitz’s breathing indicated that he was conscious to the end, Brice Robin, the Marseille public prosecutor, said at a news conference.

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  • Video of a drunk police officer goes viral

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  • Held for ransom after getting on taxi - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    THE STAR Felista Ndlovu, 29, a Zimbabwean living in South Africa says she was kidnapped after boarding a taxi at Beit Bridge. Johannesburg - She bursts into tears and shakes as she describes 25 hours of terror and beatings after being kidnapped and held for ransom. Felista Ndlovu, 29, a Zimbabwean living legally in South Africa, describes how when returning to South Africa after a visit to her family, she boarded a taxi at Beit Bridge on the South African side of the border. There were five other people in the taxi – a woman and four men.

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  • Saudi air strikes rattle rand and JSE

    Rising tensions rose in the Middle East causes volatility in global markets, dragging down JSE and rand

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  • Super Eagles of Nigeria in selection drama ahead of Bafana clash

    Nigeria assistant coach Daniel Amokachi has caused a stir in the Super Eagle’s camp by telling FA bosses that Stephen Keshi, and not him, was the one who selected the team that suffered a shock defeat at home to Uganda.

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  • ‘Rhodes, Shaka don’t compare’ - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Gareth Cliff's blog on Rhodes and Shaka sparked a Twitter frenzy. Durban - A historian has criticised attempts to draw parallels between Cecil John Rhodes and King Shaka, saying the latter was driven by his desire to unify Africans. Cliff’s column came after the call by UCT students for the removal of Rhodes’s statue from their campus. On Thursday, the King George V statue at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Howard College campus in Durban was defaced.

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  • Senzo Meyiwa's parents know their son's killer - SundayWorld

    "If I were to give you the name of the killer, I would be arrested," his mother Ntombifuthi Meyiwa said in an interview with Drum magazine. The parents told the magazine that a scuffle had broken out and that Meyiwa was killed by accident. Meyiwa's girlfriend Kelly Khumalo claimed just after the shooting that Meyiwa had died protecting her from armed robbers inside her childhood home.

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  • Nigerians vote in first genuine contest

    Nigerians will vote in what looks set to be the first genuine electoral contest since the end of military rule in 1999, one in which an opposition aspirant has a fighting chance of unseating the incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan, seeking a second elected term, faces former military ruler and main opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in a tense race with an electorate divided along ethnic, regional and in some cases sectarian lines. At least 56.7 million voters are eligible. A fair, credible and peaceful poll would be a new chapter in the often troubled history of Africa's most populous nation, biggest economy and top oil producer, a past blighted by graft, secessionist movements, military coups and in the last six years an Islamist Boko Haram insurgency that has killed thousands.

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  • After Paul Walker's death, 'Furious 7' director drives film to finish

    When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film. Wan was in the midst of the punishing production of Furious 7, his first big-budget movie in Universal Pictures’ most lucrative and longest-running franchise Fast & Furious, when Paul Walker was killed in a car crash in Southern California during a break in November 2013. How the 38-year-old director and his cast and crew handled Walker’s demise promises to be one of the most talked about features in one of the year’s biggest films. After a halt in production, the crew began sifting through thousands of hours of shots of the 40-year-old Walker, not only from Furious 7, but also previous films in the car-studded saga.

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  • EFF, ANC take on farmer

    THE threat of eviction has united political foes ANC and EFF against a farmer in KwaZulu-Natal. A total of six families are facing possible eviction from a peach and livestock farm in Kokstad. Noel Fleming bought the farm last year. The matter has been reported to the department of rural development and land reform, but the farmer has apparently increased his efforts in intimidating the farm tenant s.

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  • Sundowns' move an option: Khune

    Premier Soccer League moguls Mamelodi Sundowns are set to be keeping a close eye on the ongoing contract negotiations between Itumeleng Khune his club Kaizer Chiefs. The talks between the Soweto giants Amakhosi and their number one keeper Khune have attracted a lot of attention with the club's fans crossing fingers in hopes that the two will reach an agreement that will be beneficial for both the player and the club. The 27 year-old has admitted that he will have to make a big career decision should Amakhosi decide not to extend his contract. Asked about the interest Sundowns has shown in signing him, Khune said that although moving to the Chloorkop outfit is an option he did not want to entertain it as he is still a Chiefs player.

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  • Zuma appoints Kuben Naidoo as new central bank deputy governor

    President Jacob Zuma has appointed Kuben Naidoo as a central bank deputy governor, taking the place of Lesetja Kganyago who was promoted to head the institution last year, the presidency said on Friday. Prior to the appointment, which takes effect from April 1, Naidoo served as an advisor to the governor of the Reserve Bank.

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  • Health benefits of coffee | The New Age Online

    Contrary to popular belief, experts insist that coffee is indeed good for health. Other than preventing skin cancer and melanoma-related diseases, coffee has antioxidant ingredients that can help reduce the occurrence of skin problems and diseases in general. The coffee plant is grown in the shade with the help of natural soil organisms to sustain its growth. Thus, the valuable nutrients needed to preserve coffee beans are retained, adding to their health quotient.

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  • Report: Germanwings co-pilot had psychiatric treatment

    German tabloid 'Bild' said Andreas Lubitz spent over a year in psychiatric treatment.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Belief in Witchcraft Cause of His Poor Leadership

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's belief in witchcraft to the extent that he fired his deputy, Joice Mujuru, on allegations of indulging in such has exposed his "petty approach" to issues affecting Zimbabwe, an opposition politician has said. MDC-Renewal Team spokesperson, Jacob Mafume, said by believing in sorcery Mugabe had shown his lack of depth and therefore inability to deal with the situation confronting Zimbabwe today. Mafume said this during a discussion organised by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) on Thursday. "We have a president who believes in witchcraft and that shows you the depths to which this country, renowned for its intelligent people, has sunk.

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  • Nigerian army says it has destroyed Boko Haram headquarters

    The Nigerian military has been hunting down Boko Haram soldiers with the aim of destroying the terrorist group.

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  • Tutu: Why not raise a statue to Graça? - Western Cape | IOL News

    The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation have weighed in on the Rhodes statue debate. Cape Town - The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation weighed in on the Rhodes statue debate on Friday, proposing that a statue of UCT’s chancellor, Graça Machel, could be erected on the university’s campus. It added that a monument to the white UCT students who played a role in the anti-apartheid struggle should also be considered.

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