• TimesLIVE

    House panel approves Donald Trump charges, sets up impeachment vote

    US lawmakers took the grave step on Friday of approving two charges against Donald Trump, setting up a full House of Representatives vote to impeach the president for abusing his powers and obstructing Congress. Democrats and Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee voted along strict party lines, 23 to 17, appearing somber as they put Trump on track to become only the third US president ever to be impeached. "Today is a solemn and sad day," committee chairman Jerry Nadler said after the votes, which were called with surprising speed following a caustic, 14-hour debate the previous day. The historic votes approved two articles: one charges the president with abuse of power for conditioning

  • Independent Online

    Arsenal distances itself from midfielder Ozil's comments on China, Uighurs

    SHANGHAI - English soccer club Arsenal tried on Saturday to distance itself from the comments of its star midfielder Mesut Ozil after he posted messages on Twitter and Instagram critical of China's policies toward its Muslim Uighur minority. "The content he expressed is entirely Ozil's personal opinion," the official account of Arsenal Football Club said in a post on China's Twitter-like Weibo platform. "As a football club, Arsenal always adheres to the principle of not being involved in politics." Ozil's posts called Uighurs "warriors who resist persecution" and criticised both China's crackdown and the silence of Muslims in response. "(In China) Qurans are burned, mosques were closed down,

  • Just Get Married, Fans Tell Lupita Nyong'o and Trevor Noah

    Lupita Nyong'o's and her The Daily Show host "BFF" Trevor Noah has left fans with more questions than answers after Lupita shared captivating photos of the duo on her Twitter and Instagram pages. Based on the photos Lupita posted on December 12, captioned "BFF (Best Friends Forever) tings on the Daily Show Tonight" on her twitter page, their fans are reading and demanding more from the stars. BFF tings on the #DailyShow tonight. @Trevornoah pic.twitter.com/AZsXQBybqc - Lupita Nyong'o (@Lupita_Nyongo) December 12, 2019 Their fans are suggesting they consider getting married and hinting at how cute a couple they would make. Can't you guys make it official already, we already know pic.twitter.com/Sy0gqi9bYp

  • Independent Online

    Brian Molefe's offer to Eskom: 'I can help with load shedding crisis'

    Johannesburg - Former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe has broken his silence on the electricity crisis, saying the power utility needed to deal with systematic problems, increase the energy availability factor of its power plants, maintain them regularly and stop witch-hunts and diversion tactics. In a wide-ranging interview with Sunday Independent at Irene in Tshwane on Wednesday, Molefe urged the Ramaphosa administration to run Eskom's power plants by the book, focus on planned maintenance and dump ideological and “politically correct” decisions on the inclusion of renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs) into the national grid. The former Transnet boss, who is credited with ending

  • Independent Online

    Joburg couple shot dead after armed robbery

    JOHANNESBURG - A 24-year-old woman and her husband have been shot dead and her 27-year-old sister was seriously wounded in a "suspected" armed robbery at their home in Kibler Park in Johannesburg on Saturday night, paramedics said. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 11.04pm to find "the body of a man, presumed to be around 40 years of age, and the injured sister inside the house", ER24 spokesman Ross Campbell said on Sunday. "The body of the wife was found outside; all had suffered gunshot wounds. The 27-year-old woman was treated on [the] scene and stabilised before being transported to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital for further care. An advanced life support medic from another private

  • SowetanLIVE

    Minnie Dlamini is living her best life in France

    While many of us are getting ready to go away this December, Minnie Dlamini-Jones has already started living her best life in Europe. The star recently jetted off to France, where she was a world away from flooding and power outages in Mzansi. The media and TV personality uploaded pictures of herself in Cannes, on the French Riviera coast. In one of the pictures she posted she was sailing a yacht while laughing and dancing.  Mrs Jones also visited the beautiful Ville-Franche-sur Bay.

  • SowetanLIVE

    Zozibini Tunzi has taught our children to embrace their natural selves, says Zizo Tshwete

    “Zozibini, together with all South Africans and everybody who stood behind you, you have all sent a very clear message to our children that our authentic selves have a space in the universe! “I am crying typing this up! I am beyond proud of this milestone in your life. If anybody needs reminding that our absolute wildest dreams are possible - today is that exact reminder,” Zizo said. She then wished Zozibini well on her journey and in all she planned to do. “Zozibini, may you continue to be guided to execute your mission with the purity of heart, unconditional love for all who you will impact and go on to be effective in every single space that you occupy! Camagu, Sisi omhle! Camagu!” Zozibini