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  • 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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  • '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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  • 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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  • #AprilFool's: Did you fall for any of them?

    Here are a few April Fool's jokes from various media houses.

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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)

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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  • Trevor Noah faces flood of controversy over 'racist, sexist' jokes

    The 31-year-old South African comedian, largely unknown in the United States, was named by Comedy Central television on Monday as the successor to long-serving "Daily Show" star Jon Stewart. In one post from 2009, Noah appears to take aim at the Holocaust, tweeting to followers: "Almost bumped a Jewish kid crossing the road.

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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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  • 'Furious 7' cast finds beauty, emotion in Paul Walker tribute

    When actors from the Fast & Furious films gathered recently in the parking lot at Dodger Stadium to promote the seventh installment, they spent a lot of time talking about a cast member who wasn’t there: Paul Walker. Director James Wan and Universal Pictures decided to retire Walker’s character, Brian O’Conner, in a way that his cast mates found, in their words, beautiful, emotional, joyful and respectful. Lead actor Vin Diesel, who had worked with Walker since the 2001 debut film The Fast and the Furious, said audiences are likely to think the ending will make them sad.

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  • Chiefs in Casablanca showdown | The New Age Online

    Kaizer Chiefs fly out tonight to Morocco in a bid to rescue their CAF Champions League campaign against Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca. It’s no easy mission to north Africa, but a true test of resolve, strength and character for Stuart Baxter’s men as they head into the rough and tumble of continental football where only the mentally and physically strong survive. Amakhosi take on Raja at the Mohammed Stadium in the Moroccan capital on Sunday in a must-win fixture after losing at home three weeks ago. The journey to Casablanca will first take them to Dubai where they will board a connecting flight and will arrive late tomorrow.

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  • 'Never trust an individual': Vavi

    Following his support of President Jacob Zuma in the run-up to the ANC elective conference in Polokwane in 2007‚ the former Cosatu leader today expressed his disillusionment with the macro-economic policies of the Zuma administration.

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  • Mandla Mandela found guilty of assault in road rage incident - City Press

    Mandla Mandela has been found guilty of assault and grievous bodily harm by the Mthatha Magistrates’ Court. The complainant, Mlami Ngudle, accused Nelson Mandela’s grandson of assualting him on the streets of Mthatha in 2013. State witness, Lwandile Madala, testified about how he saw Mandla taking his firearm from his car before pointing it at his victim in an apparent road rage incident. Madala said the altercation happened after he heard Mandla asking Ngudle, a teacher in Mthatha, why he had insulted him and made reference to his mother’s private parts.

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  • EDITORIAL: SA scores an own goal

    ONE thing that can be said about Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba: when he takes a view, however misguided, he stands firm. In the case of new visa regulations, SA is only just starting to count the cost in terms of lost tourist visits, particularly from fast-growing markets such as China and India. It is not clear what problem Mr Gigaba was trying to fix when he introduced the regulations last year, but they have proved controversial. There has been blanket condemnation from the tourist industry, in particular of the demands for extra documentation for child travellers, and the requirement that tourists apply for visas in person.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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