• 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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  • ‘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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  • Senzo Meyiwa's parents know their son's killer - SundayWorld

    "If I were to give you the name of the killer, I would be arrested," his mother Ntombifuthi Meyiwa said in an interview with Drum magazine. The parents told the magazine that a scuffle had broken out and that Meyiwa was killed by accident. Meyiwa's girlfriend Kelly Khumalo claimed just after the shooting that Meyiwa had died protecting her from armed robbers inside her childhood home.

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

    THEY made international headlines after more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped under the world’s noses. 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... Read more »

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  • Stage 2 load shedding today

    Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding from midday, which is likely to continue until 10pm. Eskom is also calling on all customers to reduce the load on the electricity grid by urgently switching off geysers, air conditioners, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances throughout the day, which will reduce electricity demand. The Citizen has compiled a list of load shedding schedules from across different municipalities. If your schedule does not appear here or is not up to date, let us know.

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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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  • Zayn Malik quits One Direction to be ‘normal 22-year-old’ - City Press

    Zayn Malik has left boy band One Direction. Singer Zayn Malik is quitting the best-selling pop band One Direction because he wants to live a normal life. The decision by Malik to quit the hugely popular British-Irish group yesterday came after he dropped out of an Asian tour due to what he said was stress when pictures of the singer, who is engaged to Perrie Edwards of Little Mix, were published showing him partying with another woman in Thailand. One Direction’s biggest hits include Best Song Ever, Kiss You, What Makes You Beautiful and Story of My Life.

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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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  • 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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  • Nigeria: Fresh Abuja Accord - We'll Accept Outcome of Poll - Jonathan, Buhari

    The two leading presidential candidates in Saturday's presidential poll, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Gen Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have signed another peace accord, with a promise to abide by the outcome of tomorrow's presidential election. The new peace pact signed by the duo yesterday at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, was a renewal of the agreement they signed alongside other presidential candidates on January 14, 2015, tagged the Abuja Accord.

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  • CIA shadow scares ideological dinosaurs

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  • 10 Jeremy Clarkson quotes - Connect

    Jeremy Clarkson has finally been fired from Top Gear. Here are 10 Clarkson quotes.

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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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  • After Paul Walker's death, 'Furious 7' director drives film to finish

    When his lead actor died suddenly, James Wan knew there was not another director who could give him advice on how to finish the film. Wan was in the midst of the punishing production of Furious 7, his first big-budget movie in Universal Pictures’ most lucrative and longest-running franchise Fast & Furious, when Paul Walker was killed in a car crash in Southern California during a break in November 2013. How the 38-year-old director and his cast and crew handled Walker’s demise promises to be one of the most talked about features in one of the year’s biggest films. After a halt in production, the crew began sifting through thousands of hours of shots of the 40-year-old Walker, not only from Furious 7, but also previous films in the car-studded saga.

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  • Miss World visits Leeuwkop correctional services

    Her whirlwind reign as Miss World 2014 has seen Rolene Strauss jet to Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, the Caribbean, Australia and the United States, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t visit her projects back home. Former Miss South Africa and current Miss World visited the Leeuwkop Correctional Facilities and farm yesterday to check up on the vegetable garden project that she started during her reign as Miss South Africa. The project is focused on inmates who maintain the garden which aids both their rehabilitation, with crops donated to the Leeuwkop Primary School to provide nutrition-rich meals to disadvantaged pupils. “When I was a little girl my parents told me that I needed to give back to the world,” Strauss said addressing prison guards and a handful of inmates in a sapphire cat suit.

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  • Stop moaning, Bernie tells F1 teams - IOL Motoring F1 Grand Prix

    Typically outspoken, F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone calls it as he sees it in the paddock after Friday practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. Sepang, Malaysia - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone told teams to stop moaning and focus on improving on Friday after an uprising of complaints rocked the start of the new season. Ecclestone said he was looking at ways to make F1 more competitive and interesting, with ideas including a "Grand Slam" of races and awarding points for qualifying. "I've no complaints or problems about Mercedes doing what they are doing.

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  • Kelly Khumalo's Thingo turned one! - SundayWorld

    Thu Mar 26 12:24:01 CAT 2015   Kelly posted pictures of friends and family  celebrating little Thingo.   Just last year Thingo made her debut to the world on the cover of True Love. This week the little one turned one. Kelly posted pictures of

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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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  • Somizi’s opera request to Fikile Mbalula - SundayWorld

    Thu Mar 26 12:32:10 SAST 2015 The flamboyant choreographer took to Instagram to voice an ‘open letter’ to sports minister Fikile Mbalula. In his best ‘operatic voice’ Somgaga pleads with the minister to swap Bafana Bafana with the Proteas. In his plea

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