• South Africa: Jayde Killed Due to Husband's Affair, Debt, PMB Court Told

    Christopher Panayiotou killed his wife Jayde to stop getting further into debt as he was trying to keep his mistress happy, the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate's Court heard on Thursday. "The motive for killing the deceased is actually very simple," investigating officer Lieutenant Rhynhardt Swanepoel said in affidavit, read to the court by prosecutor Marius Stander.

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  • KFC's knives are streetwise too - video

    It had been filmed by Ashrana Chanderanberg, from the balcony of a nearby hotel. “This is what happens every morning @KFC Coastlands Umhlanga.... "We residence [sic] off Horizon view and Ridgeton Towers back of KFC Coastlands instead of awakening to the smell of KFC we awaken by this agonising sounds of sharpening knives....” she wrote. Earlier this month KFC had responded to another street scandal, after footage of their chickens being washed on the street in Braamfontein.

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  • Home Affairs ready to implement new visa regulations

    The Home Affairs Department says it’s ready to implement the new visa requirements for people coming to South Africa from the beginning of next month. The department has been strongly criticised for requiring people coming here to first have their biometric measurements taken at a South African Consulate in their home country. The department’s Mayihlome Tshwete also says these requirements are no different from many other countries.

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  • Watch: Crocodile almost as long as a car caught in Australia

    A large family car is about 4.8 metres long. This saltwater crocodile, which was caught in a trap in Mandorah on the Cox Penninsula Northern Australia, is 4.1 metres.

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  • DJ Sbu opens up - The Citizen

    Following controversial headlines, DJ Sbu chats to us about his life, and what's really going on.

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  • TWEET OF THE WEEK: Mbalula’s thug life

    There are no strict rules, only that the tweet in question must offer an important insight, define a debate (notorious or otherwise) or mark an occasion. "Honorable Members, I hereby introduce to you the Mayor of P.E Dr Danny Jordaan. Profile: Fikile Mbalula is SA’s minister of sport and recreation and an African National Congress (ANC) MP. Citation: The cult of personality, by and large, dominates South African politics.

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  • Bad juju drives Adebayor mad

    Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino has excused Adebayor from training and the final game of the season against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday. Adebayor has made a series of allegations against his family on Facebook in recent weeks that have prompted concerns over his mental state. Rejecting claims that he had evicted his mother from his house in Africa, Adebayor claimed people were attempting to direct witchcraft, or juju, at him. In his first Facebook post, Adebayor accused younger brother Rotimi of taking 21 cellphones from a French football academy.

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  • Bin Laden considered exiting hideout before being killed by US Navy seal

    In one of those documents - a letter to one of his wives, who had sought refuge in Iran at one point - bin Laden wrote that his hosts in Pakistan appeared to have grown weary of the toll of housing him and had denied his repeated requests to have his wife, Khairiyah, join him in Abbottabad. The three-page letter, first reported by The Washington Post, appears to have been written about five months before the SEAL Team Six raid. It is impossible to know how any change in location by bin Laden might have altered the ability of U.S. intelligence agencies to track him to his secret compound, and the ability of the CIA and the Pentagon to mount the raid that killed him. At one point, bin Laden urges his wife to make sure that she gets dental work done before joining him.

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  • Distrust hurdle to e-toll buy-in by motorists

    AFTER protracted deliberations Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the African National Congress (ANC) have come up with a "deal" on e-tolls that is as unsurprising as it is unimaginative. It was inevitable that they would retain the gantry-based collection model. Commitments made to the collection agency were as opaque as everything else in their patronage-based political system.

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  • The one thing that will force you to pay e-tolls

    While some motorists insist that they will be driving with expired discs, Outsurance, Hippo Car Insurance, Budget and AutoGen have stated that they will not cover cars with expired discs as these are deemed un-roadworthy. If you don't pay your e-toll fees, the new dispensation says that you will not be able to renew your vehicle license according to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Justice Project SA has slammed this decision as sly and 'unconstitutional'. The new dispensation outlines reduced fees for regular drivers at 30c per kilometre and capped at R225 per month.

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  • Hitler’s bronze horses found - IOL SciTech

    AP Two bronze horse statues by artist Josef Thorak are transported on a flatbed trailer in Bad Duerkheim, southwest Germany. London - Two bronze horses which stood outside Adolf Hitler’s grandiose Reich Chancellery in Berlin have been recovered by police probing a black market art ring in Nazi treasures. One was a 16ft by 33ft granite relief by favoured Nazi sculptor Arno Breker. Bombing destroyed the chancellery in 1945 and the horses, by Josef Thorak, were seized by the invading Soviets.

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  • SA hit in US-China trade battle - Business News | IOL Business

    The collapse of the Doha trade negotiations has pitted the US against China in a bid to dictate new global terms of trade, with developing countries like South Africa caught in the middle. South Africa’s former ambassador to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Faizel Ismail, told a colloquium on China and Africa relations at UCT on Friday there was “a massive global competition for the ability to make new rules in the world trading system”.

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  • Zimbabwe: Namibia Approaches Zimbabwe Over Fake Academic Qualifications

    NAMIBIA and Zimbabwe have agreed to work together in evaluating academic qualifications following the arrest of 23 Namibians over fake documents October last year. Most of those arrested had applied to join the Namibia Defense Force. A team from the Namibia Qualifications Authority (NQA) visited Zimbabwe where they toured several high education colleges and exchanged information on evaluation processes. In a statement this week, the NQA chief executive officer Frant Gertze said they held talks with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education; Zimbabwe School Examinations Council; and Zimbabwe Council on Higher Education.

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  • Cara Delevingne walks out of Cannes party due to former partner Michelle Rodriguez | The New Age Online

    "Cara and Michelle haven't spoken since they split and they aren't friends anymore. Cara was with her new girlfriend and she couldn't face any kind of awkward confrontation," The Sun newspaper quoted a source as saying, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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  • Naomi Campbell to celebrate birthday in Cannes | The New Age Online

    Model Naomi Campbell, who turned 45 on Friday, will reportedly celebrate her 45th birthday here at a star-studded party with her friends Leonardo DiCaprio and P. Diddy. According to The Sun newspaper, the supermodel, who was spotted at the Cannes International Film Festival on Wednesday, will be holding the star-studded bash on Saturday, reports femalefirst.co.uk. DiCaprio and P. Diddy will be co-hosting the party which is a fundraiser, with all money going towards the Nepal earthquake victims.

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  • E-toll rule ‘will create false discs’

    The announcement motorists might not be issued with vehicle licence discs when renewing them has been slammed by opposition political parties, activists against e-tolling, and the general public. The Justice Project of South Africa’s Howard Dembovsky said in a statement the possibility of a whole new industry of mass false licence disc production could become a “very real possibility” and added it was a serious criminal offence. “Your licence transaction will not be blocked,” he told The Citizen. “The Road Traffic Act states in part: ‘No person shall operate a motor vehicle on a public road unless a valid licence disc or licence disc and roadworthy certificate is displayed on such motor vehicle’.

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  • Molinari retains lead at Wentworth - Golf

    Reuters Francesco Molinari overcame a shaky start to maintain his lead after completing his second round of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth. Francesco Molinari overcame a shaky start to maintain his lead after completing his second round of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth. Molinari made bogey fives at the first and third holes but recovered to post a 69 to add to his opening 65 for a two-round total of 134, 10-under par. Argentina's Emiliano Grillo also jumped up the leaderboard with a 65 to finish two shots shy of Molinari whilst England's James Morrison got himself to within three of the lead after handing in a 66.

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  • Man bazooka-ed into oblivion by jihadists

    Revenge killings began almost immediately. A picture sent by activists to a Western journalist showed a row of men in a street in Palmyra, known locally by its Arabic name Tadmur, lying in a pool of blood. Other activists said that the dead men were members of the Shaitat tribe, anti-IS Sunnis from eastern Syria. The Shaitat suffered one of the worst IS massacres yet when they rose up against the jihadists' conquest of eastern Syria last year.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Gukurahundi Role Exposed

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, some of his ministers and senior army officials were closely involved in the planning and execution of the Gukurahundi massacres, new research and recently declassified Australian government documents have revealed. The revelations are likely to embarrass the ruling Zanu PF government at a time the emotive issue has creeped back into the spotlight. Australian embassy dispatches to Canberra from 1983 reveal how Zanu PF ministers, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangwagwa, Defence minister Sydney Sekeramayi and the late Eddison Zvobgo were aware of the 1980s massacres, with the aim to finish off Zapu and create a one-party state. The Australian cables reveal that embassy officials had met with former Midlands governor Cephas Msipa, who revealed that Zanu PF ministers had told him that Gukurahundi massacres had been planned by the party's central committee.

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  • Why it's been raining spiders in Australia

    The town is experiencing what is called an Angel Hair event (spider migration). @OsricChau if I were in Australia I would be wearing a hazmat suit and standing on a chair with a flamethrower. Scientists shed some light on why it has been “raining spiders” in Australia. “This is not the first time this webbing of entire landscapes has happened and it is not the last,” said naturalist Martyn Robinson from the Australian Museum.

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