• Xenophobia: ‘payback’ threats issued - IOL News

     Cape Town - African-based terror groups Boko Haram and al-Shabaab’s threats to attack South Africans in retaliation for xenophobic violence should not be taken lightly. Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks, president of the Cape Town-based Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), who said at its Crawford headquarters that “we should not be naive”. A number of Nigerian media outlets reported late this week that Boko Haram “gives South Africa 24 hours to end xenophobic attacks, or face bombing”.

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  • Watch: Prophet TB Joshua's 2013 prophecy on xenophobic attacks in South Africa

    On Sunday 28 July, 2013 Prophet T.B. Joshua gave a prophetic warning to South Africans concerning a serious revolt led by youth which would cost lives.

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  • King, Mantashe to blame - refugees body

    Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe, pictured, should be held responsible for the escalating xenophobic attacks in some parts of Kwazulu-Natal as their sentiments appear to be "encouraging the current attacks". This is the view of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA). In a statement sent to Sowetan yesterday, the consortium condemned the two leaders for reportedly making "utterances that fuel xenophobia, cause divisions and disrupt peaceful coexistence in communities". "CoRMSA strongly condemns the utterance made by his royalty (sic) King Goodwill Zwelithini that 'all foreigners must go back to their countries where they come from', including the utterance made by comrade Mantashe that South Africa needs refugee camps as a solution to the current xenophobic attacks," its executive director Roshan Dadoo said.

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  • Zuma: SA could have been run by Mbeki’s puppet president - City Press

    If President Jacob Zuma’s political enemies had succeeded in having him prosecuted on corruption charges, South Africa would have ended up with a “puppet president” controlled by Thabo Mbeki from Luthuli House. This is the vision Zuma paints through his attorney, Michael Hulley, in an affidavit filed in the North Gauteng High Court this week. The affidavit was Zuma’s response to the DA’s application to review the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to drop corruption charges against him. In the affidavit, Hulley – and by extension Zuma – takes aim at former Scorpions boss, Leonard McCarthy, accusing him of trying to “thwart Zuma’s political ambitions” by relentlessly pursuing criminal charges against him.

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  • Mugabe blamed for xenophobic attacks on Zimbabweans living in South Africa

    Firebrand Zimbabwean female war veteran and former Zanu PF MP Margaret Dongo has blamed the horrific xenophobic attacks in South Africa on President Robert Mugabe's and Zanu PF's

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  • Kill thy neighbour: Alex attack brings home SA's shame

    In those moments, Emmanuel Sithole was no longer a man, a neighbour, a human being. The attack on Sithole lasted about two minutes. Alexandra township, next door to Sandton, had just emerged from a night of violent unrest, as had townships around South Africa. In Soweto on Friday night, metro police rescued two South Africans apprehended by locals as they tried to break into a Pakistani-owned shop.

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  • Nigeria: Xenophobic Attacks - President-Elect Supports FG's Steps

    The President-elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Saturday expressed full support to the steps taken by the Nigerian government to protect its citizens from xenophobic attacks in South Africa. This is contained in a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, Director Media and Publicity, All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, in Abuja. "Nigeria's Head of Mission in Pretoria had taken the right steps by advising the Nigerian community in South Africa to close their shops, stay at home and keep out of trouble. "Nigerians in South Africa should obey the laws of their host country," the statement quoted Buhari as saying.

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  • Xenophobia hits MTN, Sasol square on

    On Friday, officials of the newly elected Nigerian government handed a memorandum to the South African high commission in that country, demanding that South Africa take swift action against the attackers - or else South African business in Nigeria would be shut down, news network eNCA reports. This will be of particular concern to MTN as Nigeria is the cellular giant's largest market, responsible for a third of its revenue for the year to December. On Friday, Chris Moroleng, MTN's head of corporate affairs, said none of its staff had been threatened. Other companies with exposure to Nigeria - including Standard Bank, Nedbank, Shoprite, Sun International, Old Mutual, Naspers's MultiC hoice and Massmart - may yet feel the sting of this threat.

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  • Nigerians vow to fight back - KwaZulu-Natal | IOL News

    REUTERS African immigrants carry machetes before being dispersed by police officers in Johannesburg. Police fired rubber bullets and a stun grenade to disperse a gang of African immigrants who had armed themselves with machetes in a run-down district of east Johannesburg, a Reuters photographer said. Durban - A group of Nigerians living in Mahatma Gandhi Road in Durban have vowed to defend themselves if attacked by the locals. Solomon Okoro, 31, of the Igbo tribe, said they have been receiving threatening messages but were alert and prepared for any trouble if police are not willing to protect them.

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  • Police commissioner Lamoer appears in court, granted R5,000 bail

    WESTERN Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer, along with five others, made a brief appearance in the Goodwood Magistrate’s Court earlier on Friday, on charges that include racketeering and money laundering. The string of charges that Gen Lamoer faces also include corruption and accepting bribes in the form of clothes and car repair work from Cape Town Towbar owner Salim Dawjee. Mr Dawjee and his son, Zamir, the CE of Towbars Cape Town and Tow Bars Kings, were also in the dock on Friday.

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  • Why did we cheer on these 'foreigners'?

    In one of the scuffles I saw Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates shirts and I’m pretty certain the colours of other clubs were represented somewhere. The Zimbabwean has been the backbone of Chiefs’ run to their fourth Absa Premiership title in the PSL era.

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  • SA must prepare for ‘global backlash’ - Weekend Argus

    EPA Mozambican police officers keep an eye on workers who blocked the road in Moamba, Mozambique, yesterday at a border post between the country and South Africa in protest against the xenophobic attacks. THE government warned yesterday that South African nationals and companies abroad could suffer a backlash as a result of the deadly attacks on foreigners in recent weeks. “The impact of attacks has far reaching implications on our economic, social and relations with the continent and the world,” Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe told a briefing on the cabinet’s regular fortnightly meeting on Wednesday. Radebe said the government had noted three instances in which South African artists were scheduled to take part in events abroad, but were told they were no longer welcome because of the wave of xenophobic attacks in KwaZulu-Natal and elsewhere.

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  • Stage 4 added to Eskom load shedding schedule

    For the first time ever, Eskom is planning on introducing stage 4 load shedding. "So we are planning to change stage 3 to up to 3 000 MW, and stage 4 will then be up to 4 000 MW," an Eskom spokesperson told Fin24 on Friday.

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  • Rhodes hasn't fallen, his legacy stands

    Cecil John Rhodes has fallen. The University of Cape Town is arguably the largest statue of Cecil John Rhodes on display, whether the students like it or not. What cannot be erased though is that the land on which the university was built was designated by Rhodes. Maybe the destruction of the university or its evacuation from Rhodes's designated area could save the students from his haunting ghost.

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  • Freshlyground brings the fire

    They made headlines last year when they were deported from Zimbabwe. Four years after they’d criticised President Robert Mugabe with the song Too Chicken To Change, Freshly- ground was surprised to find out they were still not welcome in the country when they arrived to perform at the annual Harare International Festival of the Arts. “What happened in Zimbabwe was very unfortunate,” says violinist Kyla Rose Smith. The group, who are a firm favourite at the festival, will be sharing the stage with musicians from all over the world, including this year’s headliners Les Nubians, Australian band Black Jesus Experience, as well as Banda Kakana from Mozambique.

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  • ‘It’s easier to manage Man United’ - Premier League

    AFP Jose Mourinho claims it is easier to manage Man United than Chelsea within the modern confines of UEFA s Fair Play rules. London - Jose Mourinho claims it is easier to manage Manchester United than Chelsea within the modern confines of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules. United, as one of the biggest earners in world football, have the financial scope to fund a massive squad, while Chelsea are forced to sell players such as Juan Mata to balance the books.

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  • If you ‘are black at UCT‚ you do not exist’ - SundayWorld

    First University of Cape Town (UCT) fourth-year student Chumani Maxwele made national headlines when he was accused of “raising his middle finger” to President Jacob Zuma’s security detail in 2010‚ an act for which Mr Maxwele was arrested and “roughed up“. A furore followed that incident‚ with former police minister Nathi Mthethwa issuing an apology as the South African Human Rights Commission rued the authorities’ handling of the saga. Five years later‚ Mr Maxwele hit the headlines again. Clad in a bright pink mine worker’s hardhat‚ Mr Maxwele defaced Cecil John Rhodes’ statue on the campus by pouring human waste from a portable toilet on it.

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  • 30 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

    As this week comes to an end and we gear up for the weekend ahead, let’s take a moment to look back at the pictures that have moved us. Here are the most joyous, sorrowful, impactful, and at times ...

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  • 2 shot dead in volatile Jeppestown

    The area has been a hotspot for xenophobic attacks and the looting of both local and foreign owned shops. Two South Africans have been killed in a hostel in Jeppestown during the xenophobic attacks on 18 April 2015.

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  • Lamoer’s long list of charges - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    WEEKEND ARGUS Arno Lamoer outside the Goodwood Magistrate's Court where he appeared on charges of corruption and money laundering. Cape Town - An investigation indicates that four senior Western Cape cops, including provincial commissioner Arno Lamoer, “accepted the gratifications in circumstances where their salaries were insufficient to sustain their expenses”.

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