• Independent Online

    PICS: Cops foil Steenberg hijacking after high-speed chase, shootout

    Cape Town - Five men have been arrested following a botched hijacking in Grassy Park, Cape Town.  The incident started in Steenberg on Wednesday morning, when suspects hijacked two vehicles - a black Hyundai Tuscon and a silver Audi A6. One of the suspects was shot and wounded by police after he pointed a firearm at them during a high speed chase from Steenberg to Grassy Park. The suspect was being treated in hospital. "Swift response by members of the National Intervention Unit resulted in the arrest of five men aged between 24 and 36 in Steenberg," police spokesperson Noloyiso Rwexana said. "According to reports the police followed up on information they received about hijacked vehicles in

  • Independent Online

    "Babes Wodumo relieved Masechaba Ndlovu asked about abuse," says father

    DURBAN - BABES Wodumo's father, Reverend Welcome Simelane, has made a U-turn on his comments earlier on Wednesday where he slammed Metro FM jock Masechaba Ndlovu for the manner in which she had interviewed his daughter about allegations that Mampintsha had beaten her.  In a statement released on Wednesday morning, Simelane slammed Ndlovu for the way she “handled” abuse allegations that his daughter had been beaten by her ex-lover Mampintsha. He said it was clear that his daughter had been cornered during the interview. However, Reverend Simelane has since changed his stance after he met for the first time with Babes Wodumo on Wednesday.  Reverend Simelane contacted the Sunday Tribune and revealed

  • Independent Online

    WATCH: Pearl Thusi shares heartfelt tribute to Basetsana Kumalo

    Pearl Thusi celebrated her 30th birth earlier this month, and in delayed social media post of her birthday dinner speech reveals that the local actress took time to thank fellow TV personality Basetsana Kumalo for her friendship. Being nostalgic on milestone birthdays is not uncommon, and a teary-eyed Thusi couldn't help but tell a story of how Kumalo has been there for her over the years in the industry. In this specific story, Thusi shared how Kumalo helped her "bury her grandmother" when the star couldn't afford to do it.  Kumalo bought Thusi and her daughter aeroplane tickets to Durban and paid for a hired car, enabling the actress to be present when her grandmother was laid to rest.  The

  • BuzzFeed

    Blue Ivy Told Her Grandma To Stop Taking A Video Because She's Blue Ivy And She Can Do That

    So what am I here to tell you about today? Obviously Blue Ivy being in charge, and this time it includes the legendary mother of Beyoncé and Solange, Tina Lawson, who is currently in Paris celebrating her anniversary.

  • The Citizen

    Malema files ‘missing person’ alert for Mabuza

    None other than EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema joined the unofficial roasting squad today, tweeting a ‘MISSING PERSONS’ alert for the man known colloquially as ‘DD’. Popular Twitter parody account @AdvBarryRoux had earlier tweeted a cleverly photoshopped, imaginary conversation on the Hawks WhatsApp group about Deputy President David ‘DD’ Mabuza’s whereabouts. Julius Malema’s tweet, however, seems to have taken questions regarding Mabuza to the next level. At the time of this story being published, the tweet had received more than 800 retweets in just an hour. The fact that the picture accompanying the tweet lists the colour of Mabuza’s eyes as red was, we felt, a nice touch. Speculation

  • The Citizen

    ‘Technical fault on set’ reportedly led to Willemse’s walkout

    A technical fault on set precipitated SuperSport presenter Ashwin Willemse’s walk-off on live television last weekend, according to reports. Sport24 reports that the studio panel ran out of time which meant Willemse was not given the chance to speak, after a pre-match segment for the Lions-Brumbies match had to be cut from 10 minutes to three. Before Willemse walked off he said: “I’m not going to be patronised by two players who played in Apartheid - a segregated era - who come and want to undermine me.” Pay-TV station Multichoice’s SuperSport started an investigation into the Willemse saga with a meeting in Johannesburg on Monday. The presenters of Saturday’s rugby broadcast Willemse, Nick Mallett,

  • AllAfrica.com

    Uganda: Museveni Meets Ramaphosa's Son

    Kampala - President Museveni hosted the son of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday, who had visited Kampala to agree on dowry for marrying former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi's niece. In a tweet, Mr Museveni said Andile Ramaphosa and his delegation had called on him at State House Entebbe on Tuesday. "I met Andile Ramaphosa and his delegation that called on me in Entebbe. Andile, son of President Cyril Ramaphosa, came to seek permission to marry Bridget Birungi, niece of former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi. I wish the couple, that will be marrying soon, a fruitful marriage," Mr Museveni said. The 36-year-old Andile was accompanied by his mother and 11 other relatives. They were