• South African shops in Malawi shut amid anti-xenophobia protests

    Malawians have protested at shops owned by South Africans demanding their immediate closure following the recent xenophophic attacks in South Africa.

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  • Xenophobic thugs: ‘We’ll burn you alive’ - City Press

    Security has been beefed up at the Durban offices of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) after a series of violent threats. Anonymous callers have threatened to burn down the office if it continued its investigation into Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini after his alleged anti-foreigner speech in Pongola last month, which is widely believed to have sparked the xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal three weeks ago. Another was directed at SAHRC staff: “Be careful. SAHRC spokesperson Isaac Mangena confirmed the organisation had received numerous threatening letters and calls that came through to the provincial offices “regarding our investigation into the alleged utterance by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini at the moral regeneration event in Pongola”.

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  • Malema says he knows who funded Zuma: Report | The New Age Online

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says he has first-hand knowledge of secret donors who funded President Jacob Zuma using obscure trusts, the Sunday Times reported. Malema made the claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing legal battle with the SA Revenue Service, the newspaper reported. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at African National Congress rallies “and from unidentified donors” before he became president of the country in 2009. There is no difference between his Ratang Family Trust, which paid for his lifestyle, and that of Zuma’s trusts, he claimed.

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  • The next top cop to fall from grace? - Politics | IOL News

    Beleaguered National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega could be hauled before a disciplinary committee (DC), a move that could signal the beginning of an end to her tenure as South Africa’s top cop. A special committee set up last year by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to investigate a number of allegations against Phiyega has recommended that she face the DC.Various independent sources close to the investigation have told The Sunday Independent that the committee – called the Reference Group – has completed its six month investigation and has already handed its report to Nhleko. Nhleko’s Reference Group is believed to have arrived at similar findings to those made by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which previously recommended that Phiyega face an internal disciplinary hearing – and not criminal charges – for her alleged interference in the criminal investigation that led to last week’s arrest of Western Cape Police Commissioner Arno Lamoer on fraud, racketeering and corruption charges.

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  • Maimane will turn DA into a church: Malema

    EFF leader Julius Malema has expressed doubts over whether Mmusi Maimane can handle himself as leader of the DA, saying he can make a very good priest but 'he is no politician'.

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  • The Zulus are our cousins - Swazis - Africa | IOL News

    Swazis working in South Africa are reacting with fear, confusion and a sense of betrayal at the prospect of becoming victims of ongoing anti-foreigner violence in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. “The Zulus are our cousins. How can King (Goodwill) Zwelithini do this to us? In Mbabane on Thursday, police broke up a march by the Swaziland Anti-Xenophobia Society.

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  • Man shot dead in Johannesburg

    A man was shot in the head outside a guard hut in Crown Mines, south of Johannesburg on Friday, paramedics said.

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  • ‘Black Friday’ for SA shops in Malawi - Africa | IOL News

    AFP A South African holds a sign as she stands on the side od a road in Sandton, as xenophobic violence continued. Blantyre - There was an eerie atmosphere in Malawi’s major cities as South African-owned chain stores closed and tightened security amid calls by consumer rights groups for a boycott on what some people dubbed “Black Friday”. Shops like Pep Stores, Shoprite and Game remained closed in the commercial capital, Blantyre, the eastern city of Zomba, the capital, Lilongwe, and the northern city of Mzuzu. “We have Pep Stores and Shoprite here in Mzuzu – they are both closed and armed police are all over,” journalist Winnie Botha said from the northern city.

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  • Let's not forget our history as a country

    Many South Africans went into exile to fight against apartheid so that we can all enjoy the freedom we have today. African countries extended a helping hand by accommodating and integrating us into their communities while we fought an internal force and system designed to oppress us in our own country. When I went into exile my journey started in Swaziland, with a brief stop in Mozambique, then Tanzania and Kenya.

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  • Anga Makubalo lands new TV drama - SundayWorld

    Fri Apr 24 09:48:55 CAT 2015 The actor/singer will star in eTV’s new crime drama “Z’bondiwe”. The show will premiere on Tuesday 12 May at 9:30PM.The new primetime drama is being billed as a messy,

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  • Nzimande/Israel visa matter escalated | The New Age Online

    The matter of Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande refused a visa to enter Palestine, has been escalated to diplomatic level between Israel and South Africa.

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  • Whites-only bursaries to be scrapped - South Africa | IOL News

    SUPPLIED Judge Siraj Desai. Whites-only student bursaries at Stellenbosch University are set to become a thing of the past after a ruling in a test case in the Western Cape High Court declared such discriminatory bequests violate the constitution. The investigation resulted in the adoption of a policy that these discriminatory bursaries would no longer be advertised, and that steps would be taken to remedy the situation. The application went to court on Monday, where Judge Siraj Desai declared the word “white” in the will of one Martha Maria Hattingh null and void, and in violation of the constitution.

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  • 36 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometers into the sky. A competitor spits water as he passes under a fence during the first Belik Race on April 19, 2015, in Cabanillas del Campo, in the region of Guadalajara, Spain.

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  • Nigeria asks SA for compensation for xenophobia victims

    Nigeria has asked the South African government for compensation for the victims of the xenophobic attacks. Three weeks ago, xenophobic violence flared up in KwaZulu-Natal then spread to Gauteng. Seven people have since been killed. The South African High Commissioner in Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, says he has been in consultations with the foreign affairs department. He says that while ties between the two countries are strong the South African government must protect the lives of foreigners.

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  • Nigeria: TB Joshua Likens Xenophobia in S'africa to Nigeria's Boko Haram

    One of Nigeria's popular clerics and and the general overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua (T.B. Joshua), has condemned the xenophobic attack in South Africa, while likening it to the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Nigeria. In a message to South Africa in the facebook, the cleric called for peace and unity, stressing that each country has its own challenges. Joshua said to South Africans: "I cannot leave you without addressing my nation, South Africa, concerning the challenges you are facing.

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  • Five dead in Gauteng crash - Gauteng | IOL News

    Five people died and one was injured when two vehicles collided head-on on Sunday morning on the N14, Gauteng, paramedics said. ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said they arrived on the scene and found both wrecked vehicles in the middle of the road. “On assessment, paramedics found that five occupants had been traveling in the first vehicle while only one had been in the second vehicle,” he said. “When paramedics inspected the first vehicle, they found the lifeless bodies of two occupants, while the third lay in a critical condition.

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  • Zimbabwe: Murder Most Foul

    Shell-shocked villagers could not hold back their tears as they prepared to bid farewell to Mrs Naume Garusa (41) (in the portrait, right), who was brutally murdered under unclear circumstances in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week. Naume's uncle, Mr Thomas Mhondiwa Garusa (73), said he was speechless following the grisly murder.

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  • SA media in firing line for xenophobia coverage - City Press

    A police helicopter shines a light on a hostel in Alexandra, Johannesburg, as officers and soldiers carry out a raid. Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu has launched a scathing attack on local media houses for the way they covered the recent violent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals across the country. Speaking at an anti-xenophobia imbizo at the Alexandra stadium this afternoon, Sotyu said: “What the media is showing to the world about South Africa… There are worse things happening in other countries but you will never see them in the media. The function was attended by representatives from Nigeria, Kenya, South Sudan and Burundi.

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  • Zimbabwe: VP Mphoko Hectored At Campaign Launch, 'We Are Hungry', Shouts Man

    VICE President Phelekezela Mphoko was Saturday heckled by a Makokoba man while addressing party supporters at the official launch of the party's by-election campaign in the suburb. Zanu PF is poised to land some seats in the city, dominated by the Movement for Democratic Change for the past two decades, in the June 10 by-elections after the main opposition boycotted the mini elections. A few minutes into his address, Mphoko was interrupted by a man in the crowd who kept shouting, "Silambile" (We are hungry). An alert police officer who was controlling the crowd ordered the man to leave but he refused to budge, forcing one of Mphoko security details to forcibly remove him.

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