• Floyd Mayweather's luxury cars go up in flames

    Recently, the boxer tried to transport four of his luxury cars from his home in Las Vegas to Miami. Floyd Mayweather Jr Mayweathers luxury cars burnt JOHANNESBURG - Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a known big spender with a passion for luxury cars. Recently he tried to transport four of his luxury cars from his home in Las Vegas to Miami. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way (apparently around Phoenix, Arizona), the trailer truck transporting Mayweather's cars caught fire and burnt all four of his cars, including two Rolls Royce and a Bentley. Karma or bad luck? WATCH: The TMZ sports report on the story. 

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  • Southern Africa: Kariba Dam Wall Faces Collapse

    A catastrophic failure of the Kariba Dam on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia would put three and a half million lives at risk and knock out forty per cent of southern Africa's hydroelectricity supply, according to a recent report.

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  • Inside the confused mind of Hlaudi Motsoeneng

    ON SEPTEMBER 2 SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng gave an interview to Insig, hosted by Waldimar Pelser. It made headlines because of this sentiment, expressed by Motsoeneng late into the exchange: "Maybe we need to understand the role of media. The role of media is to influence the mind-set of people, young and old. Let’s take example [sic] — the young ones. If you always put crime on media, you report about crime … actually what you are doing you are encouraging young people to commit crime." You can watch the full exchange here. Rightly, a fair bit of criticism has been written about that particular position. However, it was largely at the expense of everything else Motsoeneng

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  • 'I am in this situation because of Madiba': Dalindyebo

    An unrepentant AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo has promised to fight his court case to the bitter end. The controversial king – who was handed down 12 years in jail by the Supreme Court of Appeals in Bloemfontein two weeks ago after he appealed a 15-year sentence imposed by the Mthatha High Court in 2009 – vowed to never go to jail. He was initially convicted for crimes ranging from culpable homicide, kidnapping, assault, arson and defeating the ends of justice. The appeals court acquitted him on the culpable homicide charge but upheld the other convictions. He said some of the people who turned state witness in order to guarantee his conviction were murderers who were being protected by

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram and Jonathan - the Truth Unfolds

    We are suddenly back to those dark days when Boko Haram terrorists strike with ease and attack military formations. That was precisely what these blood-thirsty bastards did on Tuesday when they attempted to dislodge the 120 Task Force Battalion located in Goniri, Yobe State. Our gallant soldiers repelled the attack, killing over 100 of these terrorists. On the same day, there were multiple bomb attacks in Damaturu and two mosques in Maiduguri; 38 innocent Nigerians were killed in these attacks. Earlier on October 2, the terrorists attacked Abuja, leaving 20 people dead and scores injured. October is just 10 days old and 83 innocent lives have been lost to Boko Haram. In summary, about 1300 Nigerians

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  • Judge questions timing of Motsoeneng case - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance’s application for a review of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as chief operating officer of the SABC got underway on Tuesday, with Western Cape High Court Judge Dennis Davis voicing reservations about letting it proceed, given Motsoeneng’s pending disciplinary process and the upcoming court case over the powers of the Public Protector. Davis told the DA’s counsel, Anton Katz, there was a risk that by the time he had ruled on whether it was indeed irrational, as the opposition contends, to appoint Motsoeneng, the SABC may already have decided to remove him from his post. “By the time the disciplinary is finished Mr Motsoeneng might already be on his bicycle,”

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  • No SA player nominated for African Footballer of the Year award

    Kermit Erasmus, Thamsanqa Gabuza, Oupa Manyisa and goalkeeper Felipe Ovono were on a list of 24 released by the Confederation of African Football on Sunday. The lists are compiled by staff members at CAF and reflect a poverty of expertise as they highlight goal-scorers and popular performances, but fail to recognise any consistency of performance. Ovono's selection devalues the merited choice of his three club- mates, although it could be on the basis of his penalty-saving ability for the Equatorial Guinea national team at the African Nations Cup finals at the start of the year. Senegal-born Pirates midfielder Issa Sarr was also outstanding in the campaign and should have been included on the list.

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  • These are the South African provinces where you are most likely to be murdered

    Over the past three years the South African murder rate has increased from 30 murders per 100,000 to 33. This is five times higher than the global average of 6.2 per 100,000. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, South Africa ranked eight out of 167 countries with data available for 2012. Between April 2014 and March 2015, on average 49 people were murdered each day. This is on average two more killings a day than in the previous year and a staggering six more deaths a day than in 2011/12. The 2013/14 South African Police Service annual report showed that 5% of murder victims were children and 14% were women, most of whom were murdered by their intimate partners. By far the

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  • Nigeria: Buhari Is Not Alone, Join or Resign Now!

    All well-meaning Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora must now rise up and join to return looted wealth that is stashed away abroad, and to fight grand corruption at home. It is time bring back decency in government and restore human dignity to the people. As we celebrate our 55th Independence Day Anniversary of our dear country, Nigeria, on this day, 1 October 2015, I congratulate you all fellow Nigerians, brothers, sisters and friends of our dear country! Let me use this opportunity to join my voice to the call made by President Buhari to world leaders at the 70th United Nations General Assembly, for the leaders to help return Nigeria's stolen treasures hidden in their territories. We must

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  • ‘Malema wrong about Indian South Africans’ - Politics | IOL News

    Durban - The notion that Indian South Africans dominated “every sphere of life” in KwaZulu-Natal, as was reportedly said by EFF leader Julius Malema last week, was complete “nonsense”. This was the view of civil rights organisation SA Minority Rights Equity Group, reacting to weekend reports. While questioning Judge Shyam Gyanda in an interview for the vacant KZN High Court deputy judge-president post, Malema reportedly said Indians dominated every sphere of life, “particularly economic and judicial”. Malema also reportedly asked him: “Do you think that the appointment of a deputy judge-president, if we were to consider an African person, would be in line with the transformation of the judiciary?”

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  • South Africa: 'I Was Just a Normal Village Girl' - First Black Female Navy Commander

    As a girl in the village of Lady Frere, Zimasa Mabela's life revolved around school, and fetching firewood and water from the river. The country's first black female navy commander says she only saw the sea for the first time when she was 18. "I guess, having read books and watched movies, it was not something to be shocked by and say: 'so much water!'" the 38-year-old told News24 aboard her vessel, the SAS Umhloti. "I wasn't scared of the water because where I grew up, we had swimming pools." Mabela and her friends used to sneak off to the pools at a Catholic mission in McKay's Neck Village. It was the place to be "for fun and to relax" especially on hot Eastern Cape days, although their parents

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  • Bozwana’s last words to his wife - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    Pretoria - “Love, I hear you,” were the last words uttered by slain businessman Wandile Bozwana to his wife before he was wheeled into the operating room where he died of his injuries. His widow, Tsholofelo Bozwana, told mourners at his funeral service that she had rushed to his side at Unitas Hospital after hearing of the shooting, and was with him in his final moments. “From the emergency centre to the theatre, I was with him. He would say things, but I did not hear him. However, I was able to hear him say ‘Love, I hear you’,” she said. Bozwana was gunned down on October 2 while travelling with a colleague on the N1 highway in Pretoria. It is understood that when the company-branded Renault

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  • Nigeria: Can Oliseh Trust Mikel for the Super Eagles?

    After the brouhaha caused by Vincent Enyeama's sudden retirement from the Super Eagles and the naming of Ahmed Musa as the substantive captain of the national team, attention shifted to the friendly encounter against Congo, which the team subsequently lost 2-0. In the aftermath of that game, in an interview, Sunday Oliseh said he was surprised at Mikel Obi's excellent input in the match. "I was very impressed with Jon Obi Mikel. It has been a long time that I have seen him play like this," Oliseh told Toyin Ibitoye. "He carried the team, he played, he moved, he was mobile. And he was doing something I asked him to do that I like very much. "He was taking charge and telling people what to do.

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  • OPINION: Where to next for the ANC’s ‘premier league’?

    ANC African National Congress Carien du Plessis says the group of three premiers seems keen to demonstrate their loyalty to Jacob Zuma. There’s no such thing as a tune without reason when President Jacob Zuma sings it. At the end of his closing speech to the ANC’s national general council plenary in Midrand on Sunday night, it was this song that was sung: Ngomhla sibuyayo kothula kuthi tu; kokhal’ imbayimbayi. It translates as: On our return, it will all go quiet but the machine gun. It’s a nostalgic song of homecoming that MK soldiers sang in camps in exile. It resurfaced around 2008, when the songs about individual leaders became the trend. Most recently Zuma has been singing it at funerals.

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  • Phiyega slams actions of shady JHB top cop

    A 51-year-old colonel was arrested in a sting conducted by the hawks and crime intelligence. Riah Phiyega Police Drugs JOHANNESBURG – National Police Commissioner, Riah Phiyega, has described as a “horrendous deed” the alleged collusion between a senior Johannesburg policeman and drug dealers in and around his jurisdiction.  A 51-year-old colonel from Sophiatown was arrested this morning along with four other suspects in a sting conducted by the hawks and crime intelligence.  All five suspects are expected to appear in court soon.  The accusation is that the senior policeman would arrest people buying drugs, take a bribe to release them and then sell the drugs back to the drug dealers.  The police's

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  • The seven most ridiculous things Fikile Mbalula said about the World Cup bribery allegations

    Mogadishu - A top al-Shabaab commander and two other senior members of the Islamist group have been captured by Somali and African Union troops in the Horn of Africa country, intelligence sources said on Monday.

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  • Two men apologise for promising to turn Pistorius’s home into ‘party pad’

    Two men made a video in Oscar Pistorius's house, promising, ‘every weekend it is going to go down’. Oscar Pistorius Oscar Pistorius house Party house JOHANNESBURG - According to international media reports, business partners David Scott and Kagiso Mokoape have apologised for promising to turn Oscar Pistorius’s house into a place where they would host parties with ‘hot girls’. The property in Pretoria is where the athlete shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. Scott and Mokoape made a video of themselves in the house, which they rented, promising that ‘every weekend it is going to go down’ and ‘hot girls can invite themselves’. They also go through the house

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  • Trump won't be next president: Obama | The New Age Online

    President Barack Obama is fairly certain of one thing when it comes to next year's election: Donald Trump won't succeed him in the White House. The billionaire businessman, the frontrunner in the race to become the Republican party's White House nominee, has raised hackles with his controversial comments on immigration, gun control and women, among other issues. "He knows how to get attention. He is, you know, the classic reality TV character, and at this early stage, it's not surprising that he's gotten a lot of attention," Obama said of Trump in an interview on CBS television's "60 Minutes" news program. "I don't think he'll end up being president of the United States," Obama said in the interview,

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  • Dalindyebo’s son to take over as successor if he's jailed

    Dalindyebo's son, Prince Azenethi Dalindyebo, was chosen as the heir to the throne by the AmaDlomo clan. Thembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo CAPE TOWN – AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's 23-year-old son will take over as ruler of the kingdom if the controversial royal is sent to jail. Dalindyebo has launched a Constitutional Court appeal against a 12-year jail sentence for defeating the ends of justice and kidnapping. Traditional leaders met in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape yesterday to deliberate about Dalindyebo's successor should he go to jail. The king’s son Prince Azenethi Dalindyebo has been chosen as the heir to the throne by the AmaDlomo clan. The resolution

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  • Nigeria: Chibok Girls Alive - Escapee Girl Reveals

    There were indications weekend that many of the 200 girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok abducted in April 2014, are alive and holed up in the Lake Chad region of the North-East epicentre of the battle to dislodge Boko Haram terrorists from Nigeria. Sources disclosed to Saturday Vanguard that the girls who were relocated from the initial Sambisa Camps of the terrorists, following unrelenting bombardments by air and land operations, have been relocated to Lake Chad area with some of the girls spread along border communities. Saturday Vanguard gathered that about two weeks ago, one of the abducted girls who was formerly kept in a Sambisa forest camp, escaped from the hands of the abductors and ran into the hands of some Fulani herdsmen. It was the Fulani herdsmen having confirmed that the girl was a Chibok girl, who assisted her to get to the Baga military base of the multi-national Joint Task Force.

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