• The Citizen

    Gigaba the catalyst behind a multibillion-rand civil claim against Eskom, Zuma, Guptas

    Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba threw the weight of National Treasury behind a multibillion-rand civil claim against Eskom, President Jacob Zuma, the Guptas and 69 others on Friday, before Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa fired the entire Eskom board and appointed a new one on Saturday. Gigaba’s intentions were revealed yesterday by citizen activist and CEO of financial company Sygnia Magda Wierzycka, who shared the notice from Gigaba’s attorneys. The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF), supported by Wierzycka, has initiated legal proceedings against Eskom, Zuma, the Gupta family, Duduzane Zuma and others in a bid to recover R5 billion in illicit expenditure. The Guptas’ bank, Bank of Baroda, said on

  • dailymaverick.co.za

    Analysis: When Ace Magashule met the National Press - pretty it was not

    The press briefing room at Luthuli House is one of the best equipped in Johannesburg. It has plenty of space, dozens of chairs, some cables for the radio journos, and steps to help out the TV people. Over many years it has been the domain of former secretary-general Gwede Mantashe. While he was in the position he made it his own, taking the time to get to know individual journalists, to crack jokes and generally appear to enjoy the experience; mostly due to his larger than life personality, he came to dominate these moments. Before him, the secretary-general was Kgalema Motlanthe. He did not give many press briefings; they were usually hosted by Smuts Ngonyama who occupied a position known as

  • Rwanda/Equatorial Guinea: CHAN 2018

    Midfielder Thierry Manzi's glancing header on 66 minutes was enough for Rwanda to secure victory over Equatorial Guinea in Group C in Tangiers. The victory places Amavubi at the top of Group C with Nigeria who earlier edged Libya 1-0 on four points each. Rwanda's Yannick Mukunzi played in Savio Nshuti who failed to hit the target when he faced the keeper Miguel Eyama after five minutes. Eyama was again called into action midway through the first half coming out of his line to punch away Eric Rutanga's left footed inswinger. Equatorial Guinea's Pedro Oba missed from close range after Rwanda goalie Eric Ndayishimiye fumbled a set piece to path but he hastily fired over on the half hour mark. Amavubi

  • Independent Online

    Home-made ammunition factory meant to arm Cape Flats gangs: police

    Cape Town - Police have uncovered a home-made ammunition factory at a house in Lansdowne, where they confiscated hundreds of bullets they believe were intended for alleged Cape Flats gang members. Cops made the bust in Bombay Street on Saturday following a tip-off, and seized large amounts of gunpowder, ammunition projectiles and cartridges, as well as a device used to make bullets. Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel André Traut, said the bullets were being manufactured for Hanover Park gangsters. No arrests have been made yet. “A search of the premises resulted in the discovery of an illegal make-shift factory for ammunition, which we believe is intended for the gangs in the Hanover Park

  • Independent Online

    Davos a reality check for Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa

    JOHANNENSBURG - The World Economic Forum will welcome Zimbabwe’s new leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa - who has been on a crusade to reassure and draw international capital back into the country - this week, the first such visit by the leader of the country in many years. As all economic eyes across the world focus on the yearly Davos gathering of global leaders and business leaders, Mnangagwa and his Zimbabwean delegation are looking forward to putting the country back on the map. This follows engagements with business leaders, youth investors and fund managers back home, ahead of the Davos meeting. Mnangagwa, who will join Cyril Ramaphosa at the global economic forum, appears to be a hard worker

  • BuzzFeed

    WWE Has Suspended High-Profile Champion Enzo Amore Amid Rape Allegations

    World Wrestling Entertainment has suspended its Cruiserweight champion Enzo Amore (real name Eric Arndt) following allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a hotel room last year. The allegations were made on Monday night by a woman named Philomena on her Twitter account. The woman, who asked that her surname be withheld, claimed Arndt raped her in a hotel room in mid-October. Arndt first broke onto the professional wrestling scene in 2012 through WWE's developmental brand, NXT. There, he wrestled as Enzo Amore and established himself as a future star with tag-teammate Big Cass (real name Colin Cassady). He was promoted to WWE's flagship program, Monday Night Raw, in 2016. A spokesperson

  • AllAfrica.com

    Africa: CHAN 2018

    Playmaker Achraf Bencharki missed a penalty five minutes into the second half as Sudan held Morocco in an entertaining goalless draw in their Group A ultimate clash on Sunday in Casablanca. The draw ensured Morocco finished as group winners, Sudan following in second with Guinea and Mauritania in third and fourth respectively. Morocco coach Jamal Sellami started with a much changed side which included Achraf Bencharki and Wydad Athletic Club teammate Walid El Karti but the home side lacked the cutting edge which was their strength in the first two matches. Bencharki came close to opening the score after three minutes when he recovered possession deep in the Sudan half racing through before chipping