• Xenophobia: Curtain comes down on local musicians’ global stage - City Press

    The ongoing violent xenophobic attacks across KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have had unexpected casualties: big names in the South African music industry. Kelly Khumalo, Biz Nuz and Cassper Nyovest have had their international tours affected by calls for a South African boycott. KwaZulu-Natal-based group Biz Nuz were set to perform in Zimbabwe tomorrow but have had to put their trip on ice after demands for the boycott reached fever pitch. Speaking to City Press this morning, DJ Tira (whose real name is Mthokozi Khathi) said there was no way that Biz Nuz would perform in Zimbabwe, adding that the group would release a statement at a later stage.

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  • Nigeria: I Predicted South Africa's Xenophobic Attacks - TB Joshua

    A video has surfaced showing Nigerian pastor, T.B. Joshua, warning South Africans of a "youth revolt" in their nation which would result in deaths of "certain people". The clip, uploaded to Joshua's popular YouTube channel Emmanuel TV, says the controversial cleric prophesied about the deadly xenophobic attacks spreading across South Africa on Sunday 28th July 2013. "In the nation, South Africa, we should help them in prayer because I am seeing youth revolt," the clip quotes Mr. Joshua as saying. Mr. Joshua's prediction made the front cover of South African newspaper-based City Press newspaper in August 2013 when Julius Malema, the fiery leader of South Africa's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), visited his church in Nigeria for "spiritual blessings".

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  • Africa strikes back

    Mozambicans, Malawians, Zimbabweans, Somalis and Congolese nationals have borne the brunt of xenophobic violence, which broke out in Durban three weeks ago before spreading to Johannesburg and Pietermaritzburg. The South African high commissioner to Malawi was summoned yesterday to a meeting by that country's ministry of foreign affairs, concerned about the safety of its nationals in South Africa. International Relations Department spokesman Nelson Kgwete confirmed the meeting and said African ambassadors would meet today to voice their concerns. Sasol spokesman Alex Anderson said work had stopped at its gas plant in Inhambane, Mozambique after fears that South African staff would be attacked.

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  • South Africa: No African Is a Foreigner in Africa

    Wits professor ACHILLE MBEBME sees a nascent "ideology" - that of "national-chauvinism" - taking root in South African society. On Wednesday I asked a taxi driver: "Why do they need to kill these 'foreigners' in this manner?" His response: "Because under Apartheid, fire was the only weapon we blacks had. To kill "these foreigners", we need to be as close as possible to their body which we then set in flames or dissect, each blow opening a huge wound that can never be healed. Or, if it is healed at all, it must leave on "these foreigners" the kinds of scars that can never be erased.

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  • Xenophobic attacks: Malema lashes out at Zuma

    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema blasted President Jacob Zuma and his family following the president’s statement around the current xenophobic violence in the country.

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  • Nicki Minaj engaged to Meek Mill? | The New Age Online

    After a few months of dating rumours rapper Nicki Minaj took to social media to confirm her relationship with fellow rapper Meek Mill.

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  • Zimbabwe: SA Xenophobia - AU Speaks Out

    The African Union has described xenophobic attacks in South Africa as "unacceptable," and called for an immediate halting of violence against African immigrants. AU Commission chairperson Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said in a statement issued on the continental body's website that the attacks were particularly unfortunate, especially when Africa Day celebrations were approaching. Dr Dlamini-Zuma said the challenges faced by South Africa of poverty and unemployment were common to all African countries and it was important that citizens work together in finding solutions in order to build a better future for all Africans.

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  • Zuma wife and Black Coffee join anti-xenophobia march

    Gospel and struggle songs fuelled an estimated 10‚000 people who took to the streets in a peace protest against xenophobic attacks in Durban earlier today.

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  • KZN Premier consults Zwelithini ‘on a daily basis’

    While fresh clashes during Durban’s day of peace make international headlines, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Premier Senzo Mchunu says he has been consulting King Goodwill Zwelithini on almost a daily basis regarding his comments and the way forward. Two weeks ago Zwelithini was reported to have told a gathering that foreigners should pack their bags and leave South Africa because they were the source of economic and social problems in some townships. Ethekwini Mayor James Nxumalo is confident that Durban’s xenophobic clashes are coming to an end. Mchunu would not say if government would ask the king to withdraw his statements or call for an end to the violence.

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  • South Africa: Xenophobia - Foreign Nationals Fight Looters in Joburg CBD [VIDEO]

    The xenophobic attacks that began in KwaZulu-Natal two weeks ago have now spread to Johannesburg. A video shot by SABC reporter Aldrin Sampear, captures some of the chaos. According to reports, foreign nationals under threat in the region have now armed themselves against looters. Sampear captured his video in the Johannesburg CBD on Wednesday, saying that foreigners were fighting back in the city after looters had invaded their stores.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Leader Shekau Makes Time 100 Most Influential List

    Nigeria's president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, and three other Nigerians have been named among the world's 100 most influential people by Time Magazine. The three other people on the list are former minister of education, Oby Ezekwesili, bestselling author, Chimamanda Adichie and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

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  • Khune charged by the PSL | The New Age Online

    The Premier Soccer League disciplinary committee has charged Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune with making improper statements and bringing the league and SAFA into disrepute following his comments on social media. Khune will appear before the PSL disciplinary committee on the 23rd of April to state his case before the committee panel. This comes after Khune took to twitter to lambaste match officials after being red carded in a match against Amazulu. Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has also been charged with contravening Rules 51 and 53 of the NSL after he attended post match press conference, despite being ordered from the field of play during the game by the referee.

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  • Oppenheimer farm invaded in Zim - Africa | IOL News

    Seven men were released on bail this week for allegedly invading a vast ranch owned by a company controlled by South Africa’s wealthy Oppenheimer family about 80km east of Bulawayo. The Debshan ranch is still a major beef producer and safe haven for much game. Prosecutors at the Bulawayo Magistrate’s Court charged Tichaona Hove, Julius Maromom Leonard Maphosa, Ronias Mawerewere, Roman Ndlovu, Talent Matungamire and Pride Maphosa, for building huts on a section of the ranch in January.

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  • It is your fault - Malema tells Zuma

    Opposition parties have torn into President Jacob Zuma, his son and the ruling ANC Thursday, blaming them for the xenophobic violence currently gripping KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the country. “We can’t just go round and round listening to the views of one group,” Mbete said. Zuma, then allowed to proceed with his prepared speech, offered Parliament insight into government’s plans to help quell the volatile situation, including strengthening border control.

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  • SA workers must go - Mozambique marchers - Africa | IOL News

    REUTERS South African police encourage a group of foreign nationals to move back to their homes after a peace march in Durban on April 16, 2015. At least four people have been killed in a wave of anti-immigrant violence that started two weeks ago in Durban. Maputo - South Africans working in Mozambique on Thursday faced threats of reprisals in retaliation for the pogroms against foreign workers in Durban - but in the event no violence occurred. Mozambican workers at the natural gas treatment facilities of the South African company Sasol, in Inhambane province, demanded the removal of the 250 South Africans working there.

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  • US condemns violence against foreigners

    US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick H. Gaspard said, “The US government has long recognised the challenges posed by an influx of migrants and refugees throughout Southern Africa and provides various forms of assistance in South Africa. Total funding for US refugee programs in South Africa amounted to approximately $1.3 million in 2015.

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  • School probed over twerking video - World News | IOL News

    The video, called Winnie-the-Pooh and the bees , shows a group of girls in striped orange leotards and short black wrap skirts performing on stage at a dance school in the central Russian city of Orenburg. Moscow - Russian investigators on Tuesday were investigating a dance school after a video showing teenage girls in bee costumes performing the sexually explicit “twerking” dance move was viewed millions of times online.

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  • ‘We are prepared to die in SA, rather than die at home’ - City Press

    Men, women, children and babies were all corralled into tents in numerous areas in Durban this week as the violence continued across the city. City Press visited two of the refugee camps, in Isipingo and Chatsworth, to speak to displaced and injured foreigners as the grey clouds of cold gathered over the port city. Domingo Felekeni from the Democratic Republic of Congo said that leaving South Africa or reintegration wasn’t as easy as people made it out to be. “I have a wife, a life, children and family here.

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  • Bomb scare at Gerrie Nel’s home - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    AP The Garsfontein home of veteran prosecutor Gerrie Nel and the High Court in Pretoria had to be evacuated following bomb threats. Pretoria - The High Court in Pretoria and the Garsfontein home of veteran prosecutor Gerrie Nel had to be evacuated on Wednesday morning following bomb threats. The police bomb squad searched both premises, but nothing was found.

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