• Wanted: Killer Mphela

    Football authorities, critics and fans around the country are looking for former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs striker Katlego “Killer” Mphela. The 30-year-old Brits-born former Bafana Bafana striker was last spotted training with Polokwane City as his football future remains bleak. Killer has had no luck finding a home after being released by Amakhosi following a dismal campaign for the current league champions. Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung revealed that Mphela was released from the club after failing to attend a number of “important events.” Mphela vehemently denied this.

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  • Zuma's wife to be charged for poison plot: report

    City Press reports Ma Ntuli is under investigation by the National Prosecuting Authority after a plot to poison president Jacob Zuma was unveiled recently. Zuma's wife, Ma Ntuli was an alleged co-conspirator to the plot, which was said to be the brain child of a Kwa-Zulu Natal businessman and local and foreign nationals. Ma Ntuli has allegedly confessed to knowing about the poison plot. The Sunday Times broke the story of how Ma Ntuli was banned from Nkandla after Zuma and his aides caught wind of the plot.

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  • Teenage girl found dead in North West guesthouse

    A teenage girl was found dead at a guest house in Zeerust, North West police said on Sunday. “It is alleged that the deceased, who wore a red jacket, blue T-shirt with an emblem of a local middle school, blue jeans pair of trousers, and black all-star sneakers was found inside an empty bathtub at the guest house,” he said. Makau said it was alleged the pair did not register at the guest house on arrival. Apparently they were known at the guest house because they had booked in on several occasions previously.

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  • Nigeria: Military Arrests Boko Haram Commander, Rescues 178 People

    The Nigerian military announced on Sunday that it has arrested a Boko Haram commander. The army said the culprit was arrested in an operation by troops of 7 division along Aulari in Bama axis of Borno State. The "offensive operation" that led to the capture of the terrorist was done in collaboration with troops of 21 Brigade and elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, spokesperson of the division, Tukur Gusau, said in a statement. "Also, three Boko Haram flags were recovered while five motor cycles were burnt by the troops," Mr. Gusau said.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown's 'simple' funeral

    The 22-year-old starlet was laid to rest on Saturday at St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, and family friend Ellin LaVar - who was Bobbi Kristina's late mother Whitney Houston's hairstylist - described the private service as ''perfect, like her, small and delicate''. The service saw Tyler Perry, Bobbi's aunts Pat and Tina Houston, her best friends and middle school principal address the mourners, while her grandmother Cissy Houston, Donnie McClurkin and Cece Winans performed songs.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Announces Pregnancy And Opens Up About Past Miscarriages

    1. Earlier today, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook profile page that he and his wife Priscilla are expecting their first child, a baby girl. In the post, Zuckerberg also opens up about the couple’s three miscarriages. 2. “Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!” Zuckerberg writes. The 31-year-old Facebook founder and 30-year-old doctor have been married since 2012.

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  • ANC will fix immigration act - Mantashe

    "There is a lot about the [immigration] act that is good," Mantashe told Business Times on Friday. Mantashe was speaking in the wake of a minor public spat between Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, whose department is responsible for immigration, and his counterpart in tourism, Derek Hanekom. In an interview with Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday, Hanekom broke ranks and talked about the woeful effects the new immigration laws were having. The number of visitors to South Africa is drastically down (in the case of those from China, by 40% year on year), which cuts into tourism revenue (a major contributor to GDP) and puts much-needed jobs at risk.

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  • Nigeria: Why I Invested N2 Million in Drugs

    Strange as it sounds, a 44 year-old drug suspect, Chibude Chide arrested by the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) actually invested a whooping N2 million in drug business. The suspect who was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, (MMIA), Lagos, while he was attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to China told anti-drug agents that he invested the huge sum in drug trafficking because he wanted to earn four million naira profit in return. The NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Mr Hamza Umar said that the suspect had ingested 1.185kg of whitish substances that tested positive for cocaine.

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  • Nzimande was in the Struggle - Sunday Independent

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Blade Nzimande's involvement in the Struggle can be delineated into two periods, before and after Shivambu and Malema were born, says the writer. In his humble way, Blade Nzimande has a proud history of contribution to our Struggle, says Alex Mashilo. Johannesburg - Far from the so-called disastrous assimilation of SACP cadres into the neo-liberal project, as Floyd Shivambu would like people to believe, it was the SACP that characterised the growth, employment and redistribution economic strategy and the political agenda that propelled it as “the 1996 Class Project”.

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  • Obama Visit to Kenya Cost U.S.$80 Million

    The cost for one week of accommodation for the 1,200 people accompanying Obama is estimated to have cost U.S.$2.5 million.

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  • Snow hits South Africa's mountains, expect a sunny but cold weekend

    Snow in the high-lying areas of the Eastern Cape temporarily closed several mountain passes from Graaff-Reinet to Barkley East after heavy trucks stuck on the slippery roads on Thursday.

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  • 'How I became an apartheid spy' - Olivia Forsyth's story

    Thibault Arcade housed a motley assortment of shops with which I would become familiar in the next few weeks - a bridal boutique that never seemed to have any customers, the lobby for a huge multistorey car park, a grotty-looking tea shop ... In the middle was a small diagonal passage that joined the arcade to another, Polly's Arcade, which ran parallel. Later I was to learn that half the secret service fraternity hung out here; it was a veritable who's who of the CIA, Security Branch, and British Intelligence. On a later occasion I was to sit there drinking coffee with Captain Vic McPherson, who took great pleasure in surreptitiously pointing out to me various interesting individuals, including the head of the CIA in South Africa. Surely the Security Branch was all cloak and dagger?

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  • Wenger wins ego battle too - Cape Times

    � Catherine Ivill/AMA The friction between Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho in Sunday s Community Shield clash was straight out of the proverbial top drawer. London: There are not two managers in the business who avoid a handshake with more carefully calibrated timing and brimming ego than Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger. You only had to watch them as the Arsenal players came down the steps and Wenger ducked left, avoiding the trap Mourinho had set for him, and the latter decided against breaking right and chasing his quarry. The game was an early-season dust-up that went Arsenal’s way, an unpolished contest between players of varying degrees of match-readiness.

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  • Mugabe birthday guests to dine on lion, elephant and sable

    Tendai Musasa, of Victoria Falls, is reportedly intent on donating two elephants, two buffaloes, two sables, one lion and five impala for Mugabe's birthday festivities, which about 20000 guests are expected to attend. Mugabe turns 91 on February 21 but the big bash is slated for February 28 at a five-star hotel in the resort town of Victoria Falls.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Khune salary chopped - SundayWorld

    Sunday World authoritatively learnt that Khune, who earned a whopping R325000 per month last season, took at least a 20% salary cut to avoid being jobless. Chiefs team manager, Bobby Motaung, on Friday declined to comment on the club's decision to slash the footie's salary and referred us to club spokesman Vina Maphosa. Maphosa also declined to comment and said the club would announce details of Khune's contract at a press conference billed for tomorrow. "I'm not allowed to talk about that matter but all I can confirm now is that Khune's matter was settled today, and he will start training with the team on Sunday.

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  • Stay home, Malema tells EFF supporters

    Julius Malema startled Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members when he told them to stop coming to court to support him during his corruption trial. “I appreciate that you have been with me and because the leaders of the EFF have abandoned their work to come and support me,” Malema told EFF members outside the High Court, sitting in Polokwane today. Judge Billy Mothle postponed the case because one of the accused Kagiso Dichabe is off sick. Malema told the EFF MPs that they were needed in parliament.

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  • Boko Haram Chief Recruiter Arrested - CameroonOnline.org

    Bana Fanaye also known as Mahamat Moustapha, said to be the mastermind of Boko Haram operations in Chad and northern Cameroon, has been arrested by authorities in Chad. Assorted weapons, as well as cell phone SIM cards for various countries, including Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger were recovered from his residence.

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  • SA-Nigeria motor industry plan is a win-win, says Erwin

    FORMER cabinet minister Alec Erwin says his work to get Nigeria’s automotive industry off the ground is no threat to auto companies in SA, but rather that the sectors in SA and Nigeria will "complement each other". The "whole intention" was to "increase opportunities for the SA auto industry", said Mr Erwin, who is chairman of Ubu Investment Holdings.

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  • Body found in water canal in North West | The New Age Online

    A body of a male has been found  in a water canal next to the R53 outside Potchefstroom, North West Province. Meiring said "paramedics assessed the man and found that he had been dead for some time. Meiring said "the body was pulled from the water by the SAPS prior to the arrival of paramedics".

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