• Failed Pretoria hit victim confirmed as controversial NW businessman

    It’s understood Wandile Bozwana sustained 8 gunshot wounds after an attack at the Garsfontein Road exit. Pretoria shooting Garsfontein Road shooting PRETORIA - Eyewitness News can confirm that the victim of a failed hit in Pretoria yesterday is controversial North West businessman Wandile Bozwana.  He remains in a critical condition in hospital, while the female colleague he was with sustained only minor injuries.  The shooting took place at the Garsfontein road exit off the N1 highway.  Witnesses described how a lone gunman got out of a BMW and fired repeatedly into the Renault that had stopped at a red traffic light. It’s understood Bozwana sustained eight gunshot wounds. One driver says she

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  • Restaurant apologises to Kelly

    The Free State restaurant accused of racism by Afro-pop star Kelly Khumalo has offered an apology to her. Sowetan reported yesterday that Antoinette Roos of The Cabin Stall in Clocolan, near Ladybrand, called Khumalo a "liar" after the singer complained that she was told black people were not allowed into the establishment. Roos also maintained that Khumalo owed her an apology. Things changed overnight as Anja Roos, who identified herself as Roos's daughter, extended an olive branch on Khumalo's Instagram account. She said they were sorry and assured Khumalo they were not racists. "We are very sorry if you felt discriminated against. We apologise if there was a misunderstanding on the day you

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  • ‘Vavi, Malema plot state overthrow’ - Politics | IOL News

    Lethabong – Former Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema are plotting to overthrow the government, North West premier Supra Mahumapelo said on Sunday. “They are rallying people around them; they want to instigate people and ultimately overthrow the government,” he said at the launch of the SA Communist Party’s annual Red October campaign in Lethabong, near Rustenburg. Vavi portrayed himself as an anti-corruption activist to defocus people about his conduct as Cosatu general secretary. “He is trying to clear his tracks. He wants people to forget about what he did in an office at Cosatu house…” Mahumapelo said in

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  • Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani-Madueke, 'arrested' in London - CameroonOnline.org

    Five people were arrested across London as “part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money-laundering offences”. NIGERIA’S former oil minister has been arrested in London, the BBC said on Friday quoting unnamed family members, after Britain’s National Crime Agency said it had detained five people over alleged international corruption. The identities and nationalities of those held were not disclosed but the broadcaster said on its website that relatives of Diezani Alison-Madueke confirmed she had been arrested in the British capital. Alison-Madueke was Nigeria’s minister of petroleum resources from 2010 until earlier this year when Muhammadu Buhari defeated Goodluck Jonathan in presidential

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  • 'Cops' help steal school tablets - devices worth R2.1m pinched

    Thieves, allegedly working with police, stole 1600 tablets worth R2.1-million due to be delivered to North West schools. The China-made 3G Prestigio tablets were stolen in a more than five-hour operation caught on closed circuit television at the warehouse of MIB Technology in Bramley View, northern Johannesburg. The stolen tablets were part of Operation Phakisa in ICT in education and were due to be delivered to 55 primary schools and 15 high schools in North West this week. President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to officially launch the Operation Phakisa in Boksburg, on the East Rand, today. The initiative aims to enhance South Africa' s standard of basic education and train and prepare teachers

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  • Are you schooled or are you educated?

     Those of you who have had schooling followed the rules of the school, attended your classes, did your homework, wrote the tests, passed, and received a certificate of some kind. When you fell out of line, and came late or missed an assignment deadline, you were punished for this bad behaviour. You were, in a sense, institutionalised. But you can be schooled and still be a barbarian. You can frame and hang your certificates against a wall and still be uneducated. You can attend many years of formal schooling and still be reckless. I see this all the time. School, in this sense, is therefore not primary school or high school; it is all forms of institutionalisation, including college and university,

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  • Russia bombs '10 IS targets' as it ramps up Syria campaign

    Russia on Sunday said it had bombed ten new Islamic State group targets as it prepared to ramp up its bombing campaign in Syria. Moscow (AFP) “Over the past 24 hours SU-34, SU-24M and SU-25 jets made 20 sorties,” the defence ministry said. “Ten infrastructure targets of ISIL bandit groups have been struck,” it said, referring to IS. Russian bombing raids against what Moscow says are Islamic State targets went into their fifth day despite criticism from Washington and its allies that the military action may be strengthening the jihadists. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Moscow’s bombing campaign in Syria is “unacceptable”, warning that Russia is making a “grave mistake”.

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  • Pretoria hit victim dies

    Controversial North West businessman Wandile Bozwana has died after sustaining at least 8 gun shot wounds. Pretoria shooting Garsfontein Road shooting PRETORIA - Eyewitness News can confirm that the victim of a hit in Pretoria yesterday has died in hospital after sustaining as least eight gunshot wounds.  The man was controversial North West businessman Wandile Bozwana. Police officials have told EWN hijacking has been ruled out as a motive as it was clear someone wanted Bozwana killed. The shooting took place at the Garsfontein Road exit off the N1 highway.  Police said a gunman got out of a car at an intersection and fired a dozen rounds into the passenger side where the businessman was seated

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  • Youth League against Cyril for president

    The league's message, conveyed to Ramaphosa during a meeting in KwaZulu-Natal, is a boost for Dlamini-Zuma because the party's young wing has traditionally been billed a "kingmaker" in ANC circles. The league's move also raises new questions about the influence of the so-called "premier league" - comprising three premiers apparently pulling the strings behind the scenes to secure its own candidates in top positions. The ANC has denied the existence of a premier league. Ramaphosa's spokesman, Ronnie Mamoepa, said he did not know if such a discussion had taken place, while league president Collen Maine refused to confirm or deny that a delegation had met the deputy president. However, a league

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  • Outrage as Zuma's pay hike sees him earning R2.7 million a year

    MPs yesterday shouted in objection to an ANC motion confirming that President Jacob Zuma would receive a salary increase of about 5%, taking his total remuneration to R2.7-million a year. Zuma almost didn't get the increase. The ANC just managed to scrape together enough votes, with 203 voting in favour and 88 voting against. Had more than two ANC MPs been absent from the sitting, the opposition could have staged a walkout, making it impossible to get the increase approved. Sittings need a quorum of 201. This increase now means Zuma will receive about R100000 in back payments, as his salary increases from R2.62-million. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's salary will increase from R2.47-million

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  • ANC worse than apartheid govt: Tutu

    "Our government is worse than the apartheid government, because at least you were expecting it from the apartheid government," he said in a news conference on the government's failure to grant Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama a visa. "We were expecting we would have a government that was sensitive to sentiments of our Constitution," Tutu said. "The trouble is that the ANC on the whole reckons that the freedom that we enjoy is due to them. They reckon everyone else is just a sideline." Tutu, who shouted and shook his finger as he spoke, said President Jacob Zuma did not represent him. "Hey Mr Zuma, you and your government don't represent me. You represent your own interests. "I am warning

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  • EFF, DA student bodies claim SRC results were rigged

    The groups protested after it was alleged that some ballot had been tampered with. EFF University of the Western Cape SRC SRC elections CAPE TOWN – Student organisations at the University of the Western Cape are refusing to acknowledge the results of SRC elections, claiming the process was flawed and that votes were rigged.  The groups protested at the Bellville campus last night after it was alleged that some ballot boxes had been tampered with.  The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Democratic Alliance (DA) student bodies, amongst others, consequently abandoned the counting process. Despite their contestation, the South African Students Congress, was declared the winner.  The EFF’s Palesa

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  • Boks start to look dangerous - Springboks

    James’ Park – Sometimes arrogance and confidence can be confused, and eyebrows were raised when Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said midweek that his plan that had long ago been conceived for the Rugby World Cup was going to come together against Scotland on Saturday evening and propel his team into the quarter-finals and beyond. South Africa are starting to look ominously dangerous and the other leading contenders for the William Webb Ellis trophy will be looking over their shoulders at the rapidly improving Boks. The difference that Fourie du Preez made since starting his first Test of the year last week against Samoa has been phenomenal. Meyer has never ceased telling us that Du Preez is key to the Boks’ campaign, and never were truer words said.

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  • Sangoma's wife handed 21 years for her role in 17 rapes

    Johan Mlombo (50) was sentenced to 17 life sentences for raping 17 girls in 24 hours. Rape Initiation school Sangoma Sangoma arrested for rape JOHANNESBURG – The District Court in Mpumalanga has sentenced a woman to 21 years in prison for helping her husband rape 17 young girls at their initiation school. Yesterday, 50-year-old sangoma, Johan Mlombo, was sentenced to 17 life sentences, amounting to 425 years behind bars, for raping 17 girls aged between nine and 17 at the camp in 2012. His wife, Mapalase Khoza, was sentenced on two counts of the assault and one count of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The police's Leanard Hlati said, “The court further heard that Khoza was aware

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  • Mourinho blasts rift talk, Arsenal look for aggression | The New Age Online

    Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea's Premier League title defence is not being ripped apart by dressing room rifts. Mourinho's side are languishing eight points behind leaders Manchester United after winning just two of their first seven league matches. The Blues' latest slip came in the Champions League on Tuesday when they were beaten 2-1 by Mourinho's former club Porto. But despite claims that Mourinho's decision to drop John Terry and several other stars has created an antagonistic atmosphere in the squad, the Blues boss is adamant there is no threat to the champions' unity. "In here we speak openly. We criticise people without any kind of problems and no prima donnas crying," Mourinho said ahead

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  • AbaThembu people don't want their king to be incarcerated: Koyana | The New Age Online

    A customary law expert, Professor Digby Koyana says the courts should have taken into account the wishes of the AbaThembu people and imposed a suspended sentence on their king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.Picture Gallo Images A customary law expert, Professor Digby Koyana says the courts should have taken into account the wishes of the AbaThembu people and imposed a suspended sentence on their king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo. On Friday the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein dismissed Dalindyebo's appeal against his conviction and sentence. He is now facing a 12-year jail term for kidnapping, arson and assault. Koyana says the AbaThembu people don't want their king to be incarcerated. "In our system

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  • Zimbabwe: Chiyangwa Angrily Denies Destroying Bulawayo Industries

    ZANU PF politician and flamboyant tycoon Philip Chiyangwa has angrily rejected charges that he is responsible for destroying companies in Bulawayo - once the country's industrial heartland. Through his Native Investment Africa group, Chiyangwa became a huge player in Bulawayo beginning 1998 when he bought companies such as G & D Shoes, Belmont Leather as well as the listed Zeco Holdings. Most of the companies have since closed with Zeco, which was founded in 1964, in mortal decline. The former engineering behemoth once supplied rail wagons to the NRZ locally as well as regionally to countries such as Ethiopia Kenya, Mozambique, and Zambia. AS of Friday, Zeco's market capitalisation stood at US$46,000;

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  • Kohler Barnard relegated to back benches of Parliament

    Ms Kohler Barnard‚ who occupied a prominent position in the party as the DA’s spokeswoman for police‚ has become an ordinary MP‚ a senior DA insider said. She has been replaced by her deputy Zakhele Mbhele. The DA released a statement on Saturday indicating changes to the shadow cabinet. The DA has been in damage-control mode since the scandal broke this week. Ms Kohler Barnard shared a Facebook post by journalist Paul Kirk in which he claimed education‚ health and the police service were better during the days of apartheid era leader PW Botha. The outspoken MP has since apologised saying that she did not read the post properly and deleted it immediately when she realised its contents. But a

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  • Artists reject ANCYL call

    The ANC Youth League's call on performing artists to shun other political parties' events was roundly rejected by artists who told the league that they had a living to make. The call was made by the league's leaders in KwaZulu-Natal at a luncheon in Durban yesterday with singers, actors and poets. Deputy provincial chairman Kwazi Mshengu urged the artists to support the ANC, especially as the 2016 local government elections were drawing nearer. "It dismays us when we see you donning other parties' regalia. Although we don't have money, if you are an ANC member and an artist you should perform at our functions," Mshengu said. However, Nokuthula Nocxy Mabika, an actress on SABC1's Uzalo, told the

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  • For the sake of our kids' future, ANA should be implemented

    May I confess upfront that I am a teacher who left the classroom many years ago at a time when I believed that the struggle that was confronting South Africa was that of transformation . I believed that a democratic government was in power and that as democrats, we should do everything in our power to use every space we were in to build a new nation based on our democratic values. In 1980 the government of the time spent an average of R146 per capita on a black child compared with R1211 for a white child. So for the black child the backlog was huge when transformation started. I also confess to not knowing all the facts around the topic I am writing about, that of the SA Democratic Teachers Union

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