• Watch driver bail as speeding train smashes car

    But what makes this amateur footage so chilling is just how long the driver keeps trying to extricate his UAZ jeep from between the two sets of tracks as the train comes thundering down on him, before hopping out at (almost literally) the last second and scampering to safety. Even the onlookers seem totally relaxed - apart from some shouted words of encouragement to the driver - as hundreds of tons of unstoppable force hurtles towards what turns out to be a very movable object. Want to know how scary a Russian train is? The global standard railway gauge (the distance between the rails) is 1.435 metres; South Africa’s Transnet is the world’s most extensive miniature railway, with a gauge of 1.067

  • 'I held her hand when she took her last breath'

    Doctor Khumalo has opened up about the death of his daughter Theonada in a heart-wrenching tribute. Khumalo penned the tribute in Soccer Laduma, where he remembered the last moments of his daughter and the unique father-daughter relationship they shared. Theonada, 25, passed away in hospital last week following a car crash. Doctor described her as jolly and full of life, a pillar of strength and a woman with the brave heart of a man. "I saw my daughter when she was born, and I held her hand when she took her last breath," he wrote. He said when she was in hospital, he always hoped she would be discharged and return home. Khumalo, who was also known as "16V" during his heyday at Kaizer Chiefs,

  • Taxpayers get penalty surprises

    Several taxpayers have complained about receiving penalties for being non-compliant in the submission of tax returns for prior tax years. The penalties ranging between R500 and R2 000 have been issued mainly for the non-submission of returns, despite taxpayers claiming that they were not required to file tax returns. The South African Revenue Service (Sars) did not acknowledge these complaints, saying they will require specific cases to be able to investigate. Sars spokesman Sandile Memela, says it is advisable for taxpayers concerned to contact them with their specific cases. He says the rules and applications for administrative penalties have not changed. Taxpayers who do not submit returns

  • Pregnant Limpopo schoolgirl shot dead

    A 19-year-old pregnant schoolgirl was gunned down in Xikundu village in Malumelela‚ Limpopo‚ police said on Thursday.  The incident happened on Wednesday evening‚ said Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe’ Ngoepe. “It is alleged that the deceased was attacked at her home by unknown suspects who broke into the house and shot her several times before fleeing the scene. ALSO READ: Pregnant schoolgirl stoned for 'refusing abortion' “The deceased’s mother managed to escape from the house unhurt‚” said Ngoepe.  “The deceased is identified as Nare Beanice Malebana‚ who was a Grade 12 learner at Jim Chavani High School at Xikundu village.”  Malebana was six months pregnant.  The motive for her murder was still

  • Keep your 'R1.5k' English, Somizi's 'broken' English makes him tons of cash

    TV and radio personality Somizi Mhlongo has had an incredible year so far, and his career is soaring to greater heights. Earlier this year, Mzansi Magic gave his reality show, Living The Dream With Somizi, a second season. The show trended every Wednesday on social media without fail. But it seems Somizi’s use of the English language isn’t as “perfect” as some would like it to be. On Twitter, he was slammed for not having a perfect grasp of the language. His charming persona, though, has now landed him an international gig. Somgaga will be hosting the red carpet of the MTV Video Awards in Los Angeles next month. “The date is too close. When will he find the time to rehearse all those lines in

  • Brickz's lawyer withdraws

    Sentencing procedures against convicted rapist and kwaito star Sipho Charles Ndlovu, better known as Brickz, have been postponed to August. His lawyer withdrew from the case and his new legal team asked for a postponement to study the documents. Magistrate John Baloyi was not happy with the delay and said the case had dragged on for long enough. Brickz was last week found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl at his home in 2013. Wearing jeans and a maroon jersey, Brickz was all smiles before court proceedings began. TshisaLIVE on Twitter Magistrate Baloyi states that this case has gone on for long enough and needs to end #Brickz

  • Duduzane Zuma should probably have been prosecuted

    Eight months after the Randburg Magistrate’s Court’s Lalitha Chetty found “the death of the deceased Phumzile Dube was prima facie brought about by the negligent act of suspect 2, Mr [Duduzane] Zuma”, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) sent an email to the young Zuma’s lawyer Gary Mazaham on 18 August 2015 that said: “I decline to prosecute. There are no prospects of a successful prosecution”. Chetty had, however, in effect earlier ruled that Zuma should face prosecution after he was involved in a horrific accident with his Porsche that resulted in the death of Dube, a taxi passenger. In a report based on the #GuptaEmails released by Tiso Blackstar media this morning, it has been alleged