• 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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  • Red carpet glamour at Miss SA 2015 (PHOTOS)

    My News My Community - Sowetan LIVE.

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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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  • Foreigners attacked in Isipingo - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA The locals allegedly told the foreigners that King Goodwill Zwelithini had given them an ultimatum that by April 1 they should have gone back to their home countries. Durban - Congolese living and running businesses in Isipingo came under siege on Monday when locals attacked them in their shops and trashed the house they had run to for refuge. The locals allegedly told the foreigners that King Goodwill Zwelithini had given them an ultimatum that “by April 1” they should have gone back to their home countries.

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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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  • Chiefs to sign Messi? - it has to be April Fools' Day

    April Fools’ Day always brings with it an array of ‘joke’ stories from the footballing world, from the far-fetched to the downright ridiculous. Kaizer Chiefs’ official twitter feed wins today’s award for the story no-one was ever going to believe. Chiefs tweeted that Amakhosi had signed Lionel Messi, a tweet they subsequently deleted, presumably ashamed at their own absurdity. Chiefs out here making jokes about signing Messi when they can't afford an improved deal for Khune.

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  • Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa reunite | The New Age Online

    Actress Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa have agreed to put aside their differences for their two-year-old son Sebastian. Rose and Khalifa were at each other's throats, each calling the other a horrible parent and unfit to care for their two-year-old toddler. Khalifa asked Rose to listen to the song, and after she heard it, she tearfully called him back and they agreed to work as parents to care for their son Sebastian.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sms may have sparked Philander move - Proteas Cricket

    Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has denied Vernon Philander s inclusion in the World Cup semi-final was to fulfil quotas. Cape Town - Hours after Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat denied that there had been interference in the Proteas’ Cricket World Cup semi-final team selection comes fresh allegations that he had indeed stamped his authority on the process. For the greater part of Monday, Haroon had been quoted at length in the print media and had been interviewed on radio, saying that he had not influenced the selection process in order to satisfy quota demands which in the case of the Proteas, requires the team to field at least four players of colour at any one stage.

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  • Rhodes protester repeats faults he reviles

    WHEN Chumane Maxwele threw faeces over the statue of Cecil John Rhodes, he sparked a largely unhelpful "poo debate". Interviewed by Chris Barron of the Sunday Times, he struggled to offer an argument. Barron was repeatedly told he could/would not understand because he’s "a white male and privileged and so on".

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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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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Appeals for Diaspora Support to Re-Build Zimbabwe

    Exiled Zimbabweans were also effectively labelled traitors by President Robert Mugabe for allegedly supporting the opposition which he claimed to be in the pay of western imperialists supposedly keen to recolonize the country. Speaking to Zimbabweans based in Ethiopia Monday while on one of his numerous foreign trips, Mugabe said other countries had benefited immensely from their diasporans.

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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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  • Kenny Rogers heads to SA for last time - Music | Tonight

    Supplied Kenny Rogers Big Concerts is excited to announce that Kenny Rogers will be returning to South Africa for the final time, performing his Farewell South Africa Tour in Johannesburg on 15th and 16th June at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City

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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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  • Kanye West And Kris Jenner Taking A Nap, Together

    Two angelic souls, sleeping their way to Paris.

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