• Wanted: Killer Mphela

    Football authorities, critics and fans around the country are looking for former Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs striker Katlego “Killer” Mphela. The 30-year-old Brits-born former Bafana Bafana striker was last spotted training with Polokwane City as his football future remains bleak. Killer has had no luck finding a home after being released by Amakhosi following a dismal campaign for the current league champions. Chiefs boss Kaizer Motaung revealed that Mphela was released from the club after failing to attend a number of “important events.” Mphela vehemently denied this.

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  • Zuma's wife to be charged for poison plot: report

    City Press reports Ma Ntuli is under investigation by the National Prosecuting Authority after a plot to poison president Jacob Zuma was unveiled recently. Zuma's wife, Ma Ntuli was an alleged co-conspirator to the plot, which was said to be the brain child of a Kwa-Zulu Natal businessman and local and foreign nationals. Ma Ntuli has allegedly confessed to knowing about the poison plot. The Sunday Times broke the story of how Ma Ntuli was banned from Nkandla after Zuma and his aides caught wind of the plot.

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  • Bobbi Kristina’s funeral draws a crowd - IOL Tonight

    Dozens of onlookers gathered on Saturday near the Georgia church for the funeral of Brown, 22, who died this week, months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub. Alpharetta, Georgia - Dozens of onlookers gathered on Saturday near a Georgia church for the funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, who died this week, months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub.

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  • Michelle wants to be Beyoncé - IOL Tonight

    REUTERS U.S. first lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at a Naturalization Ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, June 18, 2014. Michelle Obama wants to be Beyoncé Knowles. Although Michelle is the First Lady of the United States, she admitted that if she could choose who to be in life, it would be Beyoncé. When asked by rapper Wale, while promoting their Reach Higher campaign, what she would like to do if she had a different occupation, Michelle gave the surprising answer.

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  • Experts challenge the facts of viral Coke graphic

    BuzzFeed Life went on a fact finding mission by contacting experts to check the validity of the claims made by the Coke graphic posted by pharmacist Niraj Naik on his blog The Renegade Pharmacist. Kimber Stanhope, Ph.D., RD,  says the statement made about the the sweetness of the coke making people want to vomit is not true. Stanhope also disagrees with the claim that your insulin levels go up, causing your liver to create fat. Michael A. Taffe, Ph.D. was asked to verify the claim that things that happen in your brain when you drink caffeine are the same things that happen when you take heroin.

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  • Bobby Brown says 'final private goodbye' to Bobbi Kristina

    Bobby Brown said his ''final private goodbye'' to his daughter Bobbi Kristina when he visited her funeral home.

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  • 'How I became an apartheid spy' - Olivia Forsyth's story

    Thibault Arcade housed a motley assortment of shops with which I would become familiar in the next few weeks - a bridal boutique that never seemed to have any customers, the lobby for a huge multistorey car park, a grotty-looking tea shop ... In the middle was a small diagonal passage that joined the arcade to another, Polly's Arcade, which ran parallel. Later I was to learn that half the secret service fraternity hung out here; it was a veritable who's who of the CIA, Security Branch, and British Intelligence. On a later occasion I was to sit there drinking coffee with Captain Vic McPherson, who took great pleasure in surreptitiously pointing out to me various interesting individuals, including the head of the CIA in South Africa. Surely the Security Branch was all cloak and dagger?

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Exposed

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe could have played both puppet and puppeteer, in the Zanu PF debacle that resulted in the removal of then Vice-President Joice Mujuru while the same exposed his wife First Lady Grace as empty, a think tank has said. In a comprehensive paper released last week that looks at the events prior to and after the 2014 Zanu PF fall-out and the ruling party's emotive succession conundrum, the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) says Mugabe's "opaque and secretive style of governance" made it very difficult to determine whether he was playing his cards close to his chest, or in fact, not playing any cards at all. "Mugabe is singularly coy in accepting responsibility for decisions generally. "Most usually, when referring to his determinations, particularly if they are sensitive, Mugabe opts for the first person plural, rather than singular, even where the decision is clearly his and his alone.

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  • Airport heist gang smashed

    The men were attacking an Angolan couple and their South African host moments after they arrived at the host's home in The Moot, north of Pretoria, from OR Tambo International Airport last night. A Nigerian diplomat, attending the African Union Summit, was similarly attacked two weeks ago. Gabriel Gundo was travelling from the airport to his Sandton hotel when he was attacked and robbed of $500 and R700 in cash by gunmen posing as Nigerian police officers. The Hawks are looking into whether the robbery was planned in advance or if Gundo's taxi was opportunistically followed from the airport.

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  • Khune salary chopped - SundayWorld

    Sunday World authoritatively learnt that Khune, who earned a whopping R325000 per month last season, took at least a 20% salary cut to avoid being jobless. Chiefs team manager, Bobby Motaung, on Friday declined to comment on the club's decision to slash the footie's salary and referred us to club spokesman Vina Maphosa. Maphosa also declined to comment and said the club would announce details of Khune's contract at a press conference billed for tomorrow. "I'm not allowed to talk about that matter but all I can confirm now is that Khune's matter was settled today, and he will start training with the team on Sunday.

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  • Nkandla: Thuli blasts Nhleko’s report - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said she would hold a press briefing in Pretoria on Monday to talk about the committee and the Nkandla saga. Durban - Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has blasted a report by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Nkandla, saying it is unnecessary, has no legal basis and is riddled with mistakes. Responding to a set of questions from The Mercury, Madonsela stood by her own report on President Jacob Zuma’s controversial rural homestead. The “Secure in Comfort” report had found that Zuma had unduly benefited from the R246 million spent on non-security features at his home, and that he should pay back part of the money.

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  • In Case Meek Mill's Week Couldn't Get Any Worse, Nicki Minaj Reportedly Ended Things

    Meek Mill and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.

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  • Those who fake their qualifications must pay - Sunday Independent

    It’s criminal that black students have to stomach racist institutions to get a degree as CV cheats jump the queue, writes Malaika wa Azania. It is worsened by the conditions prevailing in my institution of learning, Rhodes University. Two years ago I joined the multitudes of black students across South Africa who are on the receiving end of financial exclusions. While tertiary institutions have seen a significant growth in student numbers and historically white universities a dramatic shift in demographics (black students account for 68 percent of university enrolments), the number of students who successfully complete their courses is alarmingly low.

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  • Three W Cape kids go missing - Western Cape | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Calssifieds & more.

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  • Nigeria: Army Captures Boko Haram Commander, Rescues 178 Captives in Bama Axis

    The Nigeria military has captured Boko Haram Commander and rescued 178 captivities in Bama axis, Borno State.

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  • Phiyega breaks her silence - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    The presidency has received National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s response to questions around her fitness to hold office, it said on Saturday. “The National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega submitted, just before 23h00 last night [Friday], her comments and views to President Jacob Zuma, following recommendations of the Marikana Commission of Inquiry chaired by Honourable Judge Ian Gordon Farlam,” the presidency said in a statement.

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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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  • DJ Zinhle's family didn't know she gave birth

    While the whole of South Africa celebrated the birth of baby Kairo Forbes recently, it appears Dj Zinhle’s relatives did not know she gave birth, according to a report.

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  • Zimbabwe: The Rise and Fall of Tsvangirai

    FROM a trailblazing labour leader who transformed into a fiery democracy activist who came within a whisker of deposing one of Africa's strongmen, to the sorry sight of his furniture strewn outside his house pending seizure, Morgan Tsvangirai has lived across extremes. The leader of the opposition MDC-T took the gamble and challenged President Robert Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabwe has known since majority rule from Britain almost four decades ago, to form a political party "literally" out of the ashes of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) in 1999. At his peak, he called on Mugabe to "go peacefully or we will remove you violently". Tsvangirai had Mugabe's military generals out of their barracks sensing power slipping through their fingers, leading to the late General Vitalis Zvinavashe's infamous "straight jacket statement" hours before Zimbabweans trooped to the polls in 2002.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg Announces Pregnancy And Opens Up About Past Miscarriages

    1. Earlier today, Mark Zuckerberg announced on his Facebook profile page that he and his wife Priscilla are expecting their first child, a baby girl. In the post, Zuckerberg also opens up about the couple’s three miscarriages. 2. “Priscilla and I have some exciting news: we’re expecting a baby girl!” Zuckerberg writes. The 31-year-old Facebook founder and 30-year-old doctor have been married since 2012.

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