• Another metro cop caught asking for bribe (video)

    Another video of a Johannesburg Metro Police officer allegedly soliciting a bribe from a motorist has emerged. The video, captured on a cellphone and later posted on YouTube, shows an exchange between a Johannesburg Metro Police officer and a motorist who was stopped for allegedly driving drunk. The officer then tells the unidentified motorist that a breathalyser test can be avoided if he pays R200. “We can talk now, give only R200 [and] you can go, because if [my captain and superintendent] can say you are drunk, there is no more talking”, the officer says.

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  • Nicki Minaj reportedly dumps Meek Mill

    Nicki Minaj has reportedly split up with Meek Mill after he became involved in bitter feuds with her pal Drake and ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels.

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  • Zuma lashes out at Madonsela - Report

    President Jacob Zuma has reportedly lashed out at Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, accusing her of disrespecting the police minister and undermining Parliament. The Sunday Times is reporting that Madonsela responded to Zuma's criticism of her, drawing attention to what she calls an altered Nkandla report, where Zuma asked Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to determine whether he should repay some of the R246 million spent on the homestead. The paper says in a letter, the president rebukes Madonsela saying he finds her criticism and innuendo unfair and warranted because a police minister is a member of Cabinet. It says Zuma further accuses Madonsela of interfering with the work of Parliament suggesting that she allow Members of Parliament (MPs) to proceed with their work.

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  • ANC will fix immigration act - Mantashe

    "There is a lot about the [immigration] act that is good," Mantashe told Business Times on Friday. Mantashe was speaking in the wake of a minor public spat between Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, whose department is responsible for immigration, and his counterpart in tourism, Derek Hanekom. In an interview with Talk Radio 702 on Wednesday, Hanekom broke ranks and talked about the woeful effects the new immigration laws were having. The number of visitors to South Africa is drastically down (in the case of those from China, by 40% year on year), which cuts into tourism revenue (a major contributor to GDP) and puts much-needed jobs at risk.

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  • From shocking to bizarre: SA's list of fakes and their flaky stories

    For more than three decades, Jordan was regarded abroad and in South Africa as one of the country's best political brains, with a doctorate from the London School of Economics. If Jordan's story was shocking, the one involving SABC chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is downright bizarre. Tshabalala was appointed to the SABC board late last year as part of the government's strategy to turn around the fortunes of the public broadcaster. Tshabalala promised to provide evidence that she did have the degree.

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  • South Africa has had 116 farm attacks in six months: Afriforum, Tau SA

    Gauteng previously had the number one spot‚ said agriculture union TAU-SA and activist group AfriForum. Releasing updated data on farm attacks for the first half of 2015‚ the groups recorded 27 murders and 116 attacks. A total of 1‚747 farm murders and 3‚542 attacks took place between 1990 and mid-year 2015‚ AfriForum and TAU SA said in a statement and via social media. Of the murder victims‚ 1‚133 were farmers‚ 465 direct family members‚ 130 farm workers and 19 visitors.

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  • EFF items burnt over Malema's 'dictatorship'

    Enraged Economic Freedom Fighters in Limpopo yesterday allegedly burnt party paraphernalia in a protest against what they called ‘dictatorship’ of their leader Julius Malema. The items included a poster bearing Malema’s face and what appeared to be T-shirts, overalls and CDs of EFF’s struggle songs. Junior told Saturday Citizen the items were burnt by disgruntled EFF members somewhere in the Vhembe district in Limpopo. “People defend Malema unnecessarily.

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  • Saps top cop lied about qualifications

    Ngcobo resigned on Friday after it was revealed there were discrepancies with his matric certificate. He is the latest high profile head to resign over qualifications after rail agency Prasa's Daniel Mthimkhulu, left the organisation last week, after he failed to produce proof of the higher education qualifications he claims to have.

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  • First lady denies knowing of plot to poison Zuma

    First lady Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma has denied newspaper reports that she allegedly crumbled and confessed to having knowledge of a plot to poison her husband and president of the country Jacob Zuma. The City Press is today reporting that plans are afoot to lay charges of conspiracy to commit murder against Ntuli-Zuma. The allegations surfaced following newspaper reports that the president had been poisoned and his wives were suspected of being behind it. Attorneys representing the first lady have issued a letter denying that she was part of any plot to poison the president or that she was aware of it.

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  • I’d much rather be Hansen now

    I’m first and foremost a South African and it would give me real pleasure to see the Springboks win the Rugby World Cup … but I’m also a realist. There has been a lot of positive talk doing the rounds that South Africa are on track. Of course Hansen is going to talk up South Africa’s chances.

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  • Outpouring of affection for Oscar - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    In 20 days, Pistorius will walk out of the Kgosi Mumpuru prison in Pretoria. Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. In June, Correctional Services officials confirmed Pistorius would be releasedinto house arrest on August 21 after having spent less than a year behind bars.

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  • People still desperately trying to re-apply for UK visas

    Some South Africans have had to postpone their trips abroad, while others are still desperately trying to re-apply for their passports and visas after a courier van carrying UK visa applications was hijacked this week. Three men, one of whom was dressed in a Johannesburg Metro Police uniform, hijacked the vehicle in Johannesburg on Monday. It’s understood about 200 UK visa applications, with passports and supporting documents were stolen.

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  • Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash

    In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash one can take on board a plane is $10,986.00. Snoop Dogg, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album “Bush” earlier this year, will have to pay a fine, said Andrea Parisi, his lawyer.

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  • Nigeria: D'Banj, Still On Top of the World

    Koko Master, D'banj is literarily on top of the world.

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  • Donald Trumps calls South Africa 'a very dangerous mess'

    Donald Trump as taken to Twitter to voice his opinion on what is currently making headlines in South African news.

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  • Church probe into missing millions

    The case of a church's missing millions has now been escalated to the church's general assembly to seek answers. The general assembly is the church's highest statutory body. An amount of R40-million from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Southern Africa investment account went missing seven months ago. It is alleged that the money was disinvested from insurance company Old Mutual with the understanding that it was to be re-invested offshore for a short term.

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  • Mourners pay respects to Bobbi Kristina Brown amidst family feud

    Family members including Bobby Brown's wife, Alicia Etheredge, were seen arriving at the service whilst Bobbi Kristina's aunt Pat Houston's car was seen in a convoy heading for the church, the Daily Mail newspaper reports. Meanwhile, a source has revealed Bobby said his ''final private goodbye'' to his daughter - who he had with the late Whitney Houston - at the Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta on Frida. Controversy has surrounded the funeral after Pat was said to have specifically requested the service should have a ''sweet 16'' theme, angering Bobbi Kristina's godmother Dionne Warwick who reportedly threatened to boycott the funeral. Members of the Brown family are also believed to be fearful that photographs of the deceased star's body in her casket may be taken and sold to the media, which is what happened to her mother Whitney.

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  • 'Axed' SABC presenter seeks legal advice

    SABC Ndebele weather anchor Lebo Dlamini is seeking legal advice to ascertain why her contract with the broadcaster was not renewed. As reported in The Citizen yesterday, Dlamini said she had not returned to work from maternity leave because her boss at the SABC insisted on vetting her attire before she went on air. “I am talking to a lawyer in order to take the matter further,” Dlamini said yesterday. A senior staffer, whose name has been withheld for legal reasons dismissed Dlamini’s claims.

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  • Mourinho eyes early chance to strike blow on Wenger

    Jose Mourinho has played down the significance of Sunday's clash with Arsenal in the Community Shield showpiece at Wembley but a chance to strike an early blow against old adversary Arsene Wenger will prove irresistible. The traditional curtain-raiser for the new English season sees Mourinho's Premier League champions take on FA Cup winners Arsenal and it should offer plenty of clues as to what awaits both clubs over the next nine months. Wenger, who signed Chelsea's stalwart goalkeeper Petr Cech in the summer, believes his squad is now as strong as the 2003-04 Invincibles who went through the season undefeated to claim Arsenal's last Premier League title.

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