• Senzo Meyiwa's parents know who killed him: report

    Slain Orlando Pirates soccer player Senzo Meyiwa's parents are adamant that they know who killed him.

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  • Man dies following Black Mamba bite

    A man in his early 30s has been killed after he was bitten by a Black Mamba in Mpumalanga. Local police were called, and the man was rushed to hospital, where he was certified dead on arrival, Mpumalanga News reported. According to an eyewitness, the man was with others on a field when the snake surprised them. “I think the snake got defensive when they tried to kill it.

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  • Boko Haram strikes again, kidnapping another 500 people in Nigeria

    More recently, Boko Haram was in the news again, this time for pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. Just in case you think they couldn’t get any worse, the militant group reportedly abduct another 500 women and children. According to reports, hundreds of civilians, including many children were abducted and are being used as human shields by Boko Haram extremists. Town trader Souleymane Ali told Reuters: “They took 506 young women and children.

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  • Muntari splashes on $900,000 Mercedes

    Footballers are known to be the all eyes on me when comes to exotic pimped cars but AC Milan and Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari has taken it to another level. On Tuesday the talented midfielder took a picture of himself next to his top of the range Mercedes Brabus G63 AMG 6×6 limited edition. Since 2013, Muntari has owned a 4fk Motorsport garage in Milan where the wealthy go to pimp their rides.

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  • Zimbabwe: Outstanding Zimbabweans in Cape Town to be Honoured

    NOMINEES have been revealed for the inaugural Cape Town Zimbabwe Excellence Awards.

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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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  • Child brides take Zimbabwe government to court over marriage laws

    Two former child brides have taken Zimbabwe's government to court in a ground-breaking bid to get child marriages declared illegal and unconstitutional. Loveness Mudzuru and Ruvimbo Tsopodzi say child marriage, which is rife in Zimbabwe, is a form of child abuse which traps girls in lives of poverty and suffering. "I want to take this action to make a difference," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone from Harare on Tuesday. Data published last year indicates one third of girls in Zimbabwe marry before their 18th birthday and 5 percent before they turn 15.

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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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  • 19 Things Everyone In A New Relationship Is Guilty Of Doing

    Pretending you don't have bodily functions.

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  • Co-pilot ‘deliberately’ crashed Alps plane - World News | IOL News

    AP Police hold media away from the house where Andreas Lubitz lived in Montabaur, Germany. Lubitz was the copilot on flight Germanwings 9525 that crashed with 150 people on board in the French Alps. Paris - The co-pilot of a Germanwings flight that slammed into an Alpine mountainside “intentionally” sent the plane into its doomed descent, a French prosecutor said Thursday. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said the commander left the cockpit, presumably to go to the lavatory, and then was unable to regain access.

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  • HRC advises leaders to choose words carefully - Daily News | News

    The South African Human Rights Commission has reiterated its warning to leaders to choose their words carefully when making any comments in public. Isaac Mangena, spokesman for the commission, cemented the watchdog’s stance in response to Daily News queries on Wednesday, after King Goodwill Zwelithini’s comments regarding foreigners at the weekend ignited furious debate. The monarch said, as was reported in Daily News’s sister newspaper Isolezwe, and on radio station Igagasi FM, foreigners should go back to their home countries because they were changing the nature of South African society with their amanikiniki or goods and enjoying wealth that should have been for local people.

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  • KhoiSan people demand return of identity

    The Gauteng Khoi and San Council has handed over a memorandum to the Gauteng premier.

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  • EFF wins elections at VUT

    The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has won a landslide victory at the Vaal University of Technology. With a historic voter turnout of 4442, the EFF took all the 15 contested seats with its presidential candidate scoring 2389 against Sasco’s 1973: leading with 416 votes. Troy Mathebula is the new EFFSC presidential candidate, who received 2 389 votes to the 1 973 of the Sasco candidate. ANC Sasco has been deposed from an SRC leadership position it had won easily numerous times in recent years.

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  • Floyd Mayweather advisor denies boxer was 'floored' by Zab Judah during sparring

    Mayweather has “never gone down ever, not in sparring or in the ring” but reports this week suggested he was floored during a recent session with Judah, who he defeated on points back in 2006. In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe denied the reports. Zab is a tremendous fighter - he’s been helping with the preparations along with several other sparring partners,” said Ellerbe. Mayweather is said to have gotten straight back up and beaten Judah to a "bloody pulp", something Judah has since denied after he was questioned on Twitter.

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  • Whitney Houston's mom will cope if Bobbi Kristina doesn't recover

    Doctors attempted to bring Bobbi Kristina out of a medically induced coma last month, but suffered a "setback" when she suffered a number of seizures. A source said at the time: "This is a horrible setback.

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  • Nigeria: Malaysia to Hang Nigerian Student for Drug Trafficking

    A 29-year-old Nigerian student at a private college in Malaysia, Luke Nnaemeka Ugwu, has been sentenced to death by hanging by a Malaysian High Court for drug trafficking.

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  • Oxford University weighs in on Rhodes statue saga

    Oxford University's Vice Chancellor Andrew Hamilton added his voice to the ongoing discussion around the removal of the Cecil John Rhodes Statue from the University of Cape Town (UCT’s) campus. The university held a debate on campus on Wednesday about the statue which they feel is a symbol of racism and a lack of transformation at the university.

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  • Nigeria gears up for presidential poll

    Nigeria  announced the closing of its land and sea borders at midnight on Wednesday as its security forces prepare for presidential and legislative elections on Saturday. Borders will remain shut until midnight on Saturday "to allow for the peaceful conduct of the forthcoming national elections", the interior ministry said in a statement on a government website. President Goodluck Jonathan and his main rival, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, were level on 42% support in a poll last December by Afrobarometer. "Anyone who plans for violence will meet ‘organised’ violence," the army said, citing Chief of Army Staff Lt-Gen Kenneth Minimah.

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  • Zizo Beda's Selimathunzi reign coming to an end

    Television personality Zizo Beda is leaving Selimathunzi. The former Miss South Africa teem has decided to leave the lifestyle and entertainment show in order to pursue other television interests. Speaking to Sowetan LIVE, Beda revealed that the seven year relationship with Selimathunzi will be coming to a close soon but said she would still be within the national broadcaster SABC on a different TV show. “I’ve really enjoyed my journey with Selimathunzi, it has been great and I learned a lot through out.

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  • Keshi given new contract by Nigeria

    Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has finally signed a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation, according to reports yesterday. Keshi has re-signed just in time for a personal grudge match against Bafana Bafana in Nelspruit on Sunday. According to Nigeria's second-most read newspaper, The National, Keshi was asked to select the squad for the Eagles' two friendlies this week - they hosted Uganda last night - despite being out of contract. Despite this, Keshi has ended weeks of speculation about who will coach the Super Eagles, signing a new contract after a federation board meeting yesterday.

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