• Vavi joins EFF as interim head | Daily Maverick

    During a shock press conference called overnight by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), President and Commander in Chief Julius Sello Malema said that he would step down from his leadership roles with immediate effect in order to fight a slew corruption charges regarding the non-payment of taxes. In his stead, recently fired former Cosatu Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi will take over both roles on an interim basis. Vavi has a reputation for calling lengthy press conferences in which he says nothing, but on this occasion the information spilled out at a near supersonic rate. “We are a Marxist-Leninist Fanonian party,” Malema stated.

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  • President Jacob Zuma wins lotto, plans to pay back Nkandla money

    President Jacob Zuma has won the lotto – and plans to use it to pay off part of the expenses involved in upgrading his homestead in Nkandla.

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  • 'Red was always my colour': Vavi joining the EFF

    Former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has joined the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

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  • King Zwelithini buys Orlando Pirates

    The Zulu monarchy has confirmed that King Goodwill Zwelithini, who is known to be a staunch supporter of Orlando Pirates, has acquired 100% of the shares in the club. Phakaaathi has learnt that Pirates Chairman Irvin Khoza approached the king for his advice on his ongoing squabbles with Julius Sono over the ownership of the club. Meanwhile, Kaizer Chiefs are believed to be eyeing the Orlando Stadium as their new home from next season.

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  • Red carpet glamour at Miss SA 2015 (PHOTOS)

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  • Germanwings: New video shows last seconds before crash

    A video showing the chaotic final seconds on board the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps last week has been discovered near the site, Germany’s Bild daily reported on Wednesday, saying it had seen the footage. The video was found on a mobile phone belonging to one of the passengers killed on the flight when German pilot Andreas Lubitz deliberately flew into a mountain, said the paper. The scenes seen on the video were chaotic and very wobbly, said Bild, adding screams and shouts of “My God” could be heard, indicating the passengers knew what was happening. Prosecutor Brice Robin, who is handling the case in France, said none of the mobile telephones collected at the crash site had been sent for analysis.

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  • David Beckham Tagged Along On His Son Brooklyn's First Date

    Every kid's worst nightmare.

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  • Children used as human bombs: UN - Africa | IOL News

    Boko Haram Islamist militants in northern Nigeria are using children as human bombs and targeting women and girls for particularly horrific abuse, including sexual slavery, the United Nations human rights chief said on Wednesday. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein told a special session of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva that his office had received reports of Boko Haram using children as its first line of attack, as “expendable cannon fodder”.

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  • Paula Patton's divorce from Robin Thicke made her feel like a 'real woman'

    The 39-year-old actress first started dating the 'Blurred Lines' hitmaker, whom she officially divorced last month, when she was just 14 years old and she believes she's been forced to grow up since ending their nine-year marriage in 2014.

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  • Zayn Malik’s solo career angers 1D - City Press

    Zayn Malik releases his first solo single. Zayn Malik has released a new song since leaving One Direction and the news has not been well accepted by his former band mates. Meanwhile, Malik is reported to have signed with Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music for his solo career. A source close to One Direction told HollywoodLife.com: “They all feel betrayed by Zayn, but especially Harry.

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  • Hofmeyr lifts lid on Mbeki abuse of NPA - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Then- President Thabo Mbeki, left, and ANC deputy President Jacob Zuma embrace at the 52nd African National Congress conference in Polokwane in December 2007. Cape Town - The Thabo Mbeki administration nonchalantly used the National Prosecuting Authority as a political tool against Jacob Zuma, Willie Hofmeyr said in the authority's court response to the DA's application for a review of the withdrawal of corruption charges against the current president. In his 50-page affidavit Hofmeyr, the head of the Asset Forfeiture Unit and a deputy national director of public prosecutions, writes that upon hearing the so-called spy tapes, acting NPA head Mokotedi Mpshe was shocked at the extent of collusion around the case.

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  • Has Khune signed a pre-contract with Sundowns?

    Speculation is rife that Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune will leave Amakhosi at the end of the season to join rivals Mamelodi Sundowns. Phakaaathi has learnt that the Bafana Bafana shot-stopper has already signed a pre-contract with the Absa Premiership champions. Now it seems that Sundowns have won the race for his signature, with the news that he has signed a pre-contract with them.

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  • R5000 bail for truck driver in Collins Chabane crash - City Press

    Amukelani Rikhotso, the truck driver facing culpable homicide charges for the crash that claimed the life of minister Collins Chabane, was granted R5000 bail by the Polokwane Magistrates' Court. The culpable homicide suspect in the accident that claimed the life of Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane has been granted bail. Family members of the late minister left the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court rather disappointed this morning after 30-year-old Amukelani Rikhotso was granted R5000 bail.

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  • Kanye West And Kris Jenner Taking A Nap, Together

    Two angelic souls, sleeping their way to Paris.

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  • Video 'shows cabin chaos' in seconds before Alps crash: Reports

    French magazine Paris Match and German daily Bild said the authenticity of the video filmed on a mobile phone is “unquestionable” and that it had been retrieved from the wreckage of last Tuesday’s crash. The recording lasting just a few seconds showed that passengers knew what was happening to them before the plane crashed into the French Alps, instantly killing all 150 people on board, according to the reports.

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  • ‘Top Gear’ headed to South Africa under a different name

    Local organisers for the Top Gear Festival, Brand Events, on Wednesday said it was relieved that the Johannesburg-leg of the tour, taking place in June, will go ahead as planned with Jeremy Clarkson. While the tour had been postponed in parts of Australia, both Brand Events and the BBC agreed to run the two-day Johannesburg event under a different name. The company’s Kim Reynard said, “The tour cannot continue with any BBC branding. There is no official release date but Brand Events said ticket sales would be made available soon.

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  • Mandla Mandela convicted of assaulting motorist

    Nelson Mandela’s grandson, Mandla, was today found guilty of assault and grievous bodily harm by the Mthatha Magistrate’s Court. Mandela was on trial for assaulting a motorist. The complainant, Mlamli Ngudle, also accused Mandla of butting him on the head with a firearm. Under cross-examination, state witness Lwandile Madala said he had heard Mandela say to the complainant: “Are you insulting my mother?”, before the accused went to fetch the firearm in his black Toyota double cab, which was parked nearby.

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  • Can you guess which countries cook the most - and the least? | The New Age Online

    The findings of a new report reveal some interesting trends when it comes to how the world cooks, with a breakdown of which countries cook the most, the least, and the countries that are most passionate about food.

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  • Pitbull breeder runs foul of law - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Acting on a tip-off from a member of the public, law enforcement and the SPCA recently carried out a surprise raid on a house in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain, whose tenants were suspected of breeding pitbulls with the intention of selling them. On arrival, law enforcement found two tan pitbulls in the front concrete yard without access to water or shade. Two teenagers at the home did not want to allow access to the house, but were quickly overruled by law enforcement officers. At the back of the premises, a female pitbull was found suckling three puppies.

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  • Metro FM refreshes its line-up, poaches former YFM DJs

    Metro FM is looking to appeal to a younger audience. The station has poached radio presenters Mo Flava and Sammy Sosa who were previously with YFM. Pearl Modiadie who left YFM when she began presenting and producing SABC 1's Zaziwa is also joining Metro FM.

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