• Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

    According to News Day, Okafor, the leader of the Liberation City World Outreach Ministries, reportedly said in October last year that Zimbabwe would have a new president by March this year. The prophecy may not have been well-received by Zimbabwean authorities, News Day reported. Okafor is not the only "man of God" who has prophesied Mugabe's death over the past few years. In January, a controversial but hugely popular Malawian prophet, Austin Liabunya, predicted the supposed impending demise of Mugabe. A Malawi publication, the Maravi Post, reported at the time that Liabunya had predicted, during a New Year’s Day service, that Mugabe would pass away this year. This was not the first time the

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  • Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

    He made this startling claim in an 83-page affidavit filed in the High Court in Pretoria this week in his ongoing battle with the taxman. This is the first time a current or former ANC insider has revealed the source of Zuma's funds when he was broke and jobless after former president Thabo Mbeki fired him as South Africa's deputy president in 2005. Malema is also the first high-profile politician to reveal how most ANC struggle veterans funded their lifestyles. Malema said he personally raised funds for Zuma at public ANC rallies "and from unidentified donors" before Zuma became president in 2009. There was no difference, he added, between the conduct of his Ratanang Family Trust, which bankrolled

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  • Three quit DA over Kohler Barnard furore - Politics | IOL News

    Cape Town - A DA proportional representative councillor has abandoned his Durbanville office and R35 000-a-month salary, with benefits, to defect to the ANC citing “systematic racism” which was highlighted when DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard shared a Facebook post calling for the resurrection of PW Botha. Cyril Mack, the PR councillor for Ward 67, was joined by his secretary Danny Bolton and his UWC student activist son Grant as they shed their blue DA T-shirts for yellow ones, to the delight of ANC provincial chairman Marius Fransman. The former DA members and councillor left their prominent positions within the party to become ordinary ANC members on Tuesday at the party’s offices in Sahara House

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  • ANC NGC: Paul Mashatile on ANC succession, e-tolls and the premier league | Daily Maverick

    The Gauteng ANC is known for rattling cages and swimming against the tide. From playing a central role in the botched campaign to replace President Jacob Zuma at the ANC’s 2012 national conference in Mangaung to digging in its heels on e-tolls, the Gauteng ANC has a tendency to stir things up. In June, provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile defied the ANC line of march on the Nkandla issue and said at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering that the ANC had not approved Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko’s report on the security upgrades, nor had the organisation endorsed any more funds being spent on the project. At an alliance summit a few weeks later, Mashatile was mauled for talking about these matters publicly.

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  • Cruyf joins anti-Mourinho brigade - Cape Times

    Sami Mokbel london: Jose Mourinho has come under attack from two of European football’s biggest names. Former England manager Fabio Capello and Holland legend Johan Cruyff have heavily criticised the under-fire Chelsea manager, while Cruyff has also reopened his war of words with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. Capello accused Mourinho of driving his Chelsea players to mental exhaustion while Cruyff said the Portuguese offered a bad example to youngsters with his behaviour and also with his criticism of referees. The Premier League champions have endured a dreadful start to the season and players, privately, have already given up hope of retaining their title. Mourinho was handed a public

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  • Sfiso Ncwane in baby mama drama, says 'I'm not going to support another man's child'

    Pinky Dlamini, 29, added to Ncwane’s woes after she told Drum magazine’s latest issue that the Kulingile Baba hit-maker is not supporting the boy. But the Bayede Baba singer denies paternity and rubbished Dlamini as “jealous and bitter.” Ncwane challenged her to do DNA tests to prove that he is truly not the father of the boy, according to the report. “That boy is not mine and I know who the real father is. I’m not going to support another man’s child. Pinky knows the truth and if she insists on saying I’m the father, then let’s go for a DNA test,” Ncwane told Drum. “Like all ex-girlfriends she’s not happy that I dumped her and became successful.” Pinky said: “My son doesn’t even have shoes as

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  • Gigaba invites foreign students to become 'new South Africans'

    “We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. Explaining his invitation for foreign students to live in SA‚ he said: “No country can produce all of the skills it needs… Skilled immigrants make an important contribution in destination economies”. “International students are especially advantageous‚ as their qualifications have been obtained here in South Africa and are thus able to transition seamlessly into their chosen fields‚” Gigaba said. Pledging to ensure efficiency in the issuing of study visas‚ he said: “We want South Africa to be at the top of list of destinations for prospective students across Africa and the world”.

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  • Nigeria: Why UK By-Passed EFCC, ICPC in Diezani's Probe

    Abuja — Details of why the United Kingdom's National Crimes Agency (NCA) refused to involve Nigerian anti-graft agencies ‎in its investigation of the alleged bribery and money laundering levied against the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, emerged on Tuesday. A source within the EFCC stated that NCA kept the investigation away from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) because it could not trust the Nigerian government. ‎ In an update on its website, the NCA had declared that the investigation commenced in 2013 under the Proceeds of Corruption Unit, and

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  • Rihanna will always care for Chris Brown

    Rihanna has insisted she will care for Chris Brown ''until the day I die'' and admits she thought she could change him after he abused her. The 'Where Have You Been' hitmaker insists she will never stop thinking about her ex-boyfriend despite admitting the pair aren't ''friends'' anymore. She said: ''I will care about him until the day I die. We're not friends, but it's not like we're enemies. We don't have much of a relationship now.'' The 27-year-old beauty admits she thought she could change the 'Loyal' hitmaker following the abuse, which Chris subsequently served community service for. She explained: ''I was that girl. That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some

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  • LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: Now it’s don’t call us, we’ll call you, Mr President

    MUCH has been read into the photograph of presidents Barack Obama and Jacob Zuma crossing paths at a United Nations (UN) lunch last week. We have no way of knowing what was going on in either man’s head. But it’s fun to guess. Here’s what I hope. Obama was table hopping, saw the South African leader and graciously stopped by to say hello. Zuma, cellphone pressed to his ear with one hand, proffered the other. Obama shook it, gestured "call me when you have a moment", and moved on, not wishing to interrupt. What I fear is that Obama, as he shook Zuma’s hand, was amused to see a head of state on the phone at such an occasion, mimicked him by playing the telephonic equivalent of air guitar, and as

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  • Did Boks have too much bite? - Springboks

    AFP Springbok prop Frans Malherbe allegedly sunk his teeth into the shoulder of American lock Matt Trouville. South Africa might have left east London last night believing they had emerged from a crisis but they could yet find themselves at the centre of a biting scandal. While the match commissioner will want to examine video evidence to assess an incident that occurred in the first half of this Pool B encounter, Sportsmail’s photograph appears to show Springbok prop Frans Malherbe sinking his teeth into the shoulder of American lock Matt Trouville. When shown the photograph here last night, Trouville told team USA officials he could not recall the incident, although he was wearing padding across his shoulders.

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  • Listen to Julius Malema advise Lindiwe Mazibuko on how to find a husband

    Nato yesterday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the airspace of alliance member Turkey at the weekend by mistake and said Russia was sending ground troops to Syria and building up its naval presence.

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  • Zuma's rape accuser's mother opens up about fleeing SA after case

    "I was missing home very much...," the mother, who cannot be named to protect her daughter, said. The Sunday Times newspaper reported that her mother said that after Zuma was acquitted on May 5 2006 in the High Court in Johannesburg, they fled to the Netherlands -- where they were given asylum. The mother said she was not sure if justice had been served in the trial. After the interview, Khwezi asked the Sunday Times to leave her mother alone.

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  • PW Botha: Racism has become a fine art | Daily Maverick

    Comrades, cadres and revolutionaries in the African National Congress (ANC) may stamp their feet. The communists in Luthuli House may scream their lies. The designer-democrats in the Democratic Alliance might threaten sanctions against Dianne Kohler Barnard, but here is the reality. And I will state it most categorically and even repeat it with conviction. It is 2015 and apartheid is dead! Democratic South Africa no longer practices apartheid. Why practice it, when racism under the ANC has become a fine art? Yes, for security reasons my government made legalised racism our policy. Today the ANC just uses racism as an excuse. Of course we served the members of the public far better under my regime,

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  • ‘Reducing the number of provinces will improve service delivery’

    The matter of reducing SA's 9 provinces to 6 has been escalated to the ANC’s national office. Democratic Alliance African National Congress Western Cape Marius Fransman CAPE TOWN - The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape believes reducing the number of provinces from nine to six will improve service delivery. The party’s Western Cape Provincial General Council discussed the matter over the weekend and resolved to escalate it to the ANC’s national office.  The plan could potentially see the Western Cape merged with parts of Eastern Cape. ANC provincial chair Marius Fransman says this will also eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy. “If we can deploy the resources, if we can deploy

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  • Russia backs major Syrian assault - World News | IOL News

    Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian jets mounted what appeared to be their first major coordinated assaults on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired a barrage of missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of its new military reach. The combined assault hit towns close to the main north-south highway that runs through major cities in the mainly government-held west of Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group which tracks the conflict via a network of sources within the country. Ground attacks by Syrian government forces and their militia allies using heavy surface-to-surface missile bombardments hit at least four insurgent positions and there were heavy clashes, the head of the Observatory, Rami Abdulrahman, said. Islamic State militants have seized much of Syria since civil war grew out of anti-government protests in 2011, but the areas targeted in Wednesday's combined assault are held by other rebels, some U.S.-backed, fuelling allegations by Russia's critics that its real aim is to help the government.

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  • Beyonce, Rihanna, others sue Paris firm over clothing knockoffs

    The challenged products include clothing bearing the singers’ names and song lyrics. Rihanna Pharrell Williams Beyonce Knowles NEW YORK- Beyoncé, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have teamed up to sue a Paris clothing retailer they say has been “brazenly” selling shirts, hats, backpacks, cellphone cases, and other items featuring their likenesses without permission. The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York said ElevenParis has ignored the singers’ warnings to stop the sales, including in a store in Manhattan’s Soho district, and on its website. The artists accused ElevenParis and its affiliates of being “habitual, willful intellectual property infringers that,

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  • Suspend Hlaudi Motsoeneng says Appeal Court

    The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng must be suspended and face disciplinary charges as ordered by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, stressing that her findings may not be ignored. The ruling comes as a vindication for Madonsela after a 2014 Western Cape High Court judgment in the same case provided government with apparent leverage to overrule her reports, notably on the Nkandla controversy. Thus the SCA upheld Judge Ashton Schippers’s ruling regarding Motsoeneng, but criticised his pronouncement on the powers of the chapter nine institution as potentially confusing. Schippers had held that its findings were not binding in the absolute,

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  • Are you schooled or are you educated?

     Those of you who have had schooling followed the rules of the school, attended your classes, did your homework, wrote the tests, passed, and received a certificate of some kind. When you fell out of line, and came late or missed an assignment deadline, you were punished for this bad behaviour. You were, in a sense, institutionalised. But you can be schooled and still be a barbarian. You can frame and hang your certificates against a wall and still be uneducated. You can attend many years of formal schooling and still be reckless. I see this all the time. School, in this sense, is therefore not primary school or high school; it is all forms of institutionalisation, including college and university,

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  • DJ Zinhle confirms Bonang wrecked her home with cheating AKA

    Taking to her blog, Zinhle Jiyane wrote an entry about how she found out that Matheba and AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes had hooked up behind her back for five months. This means AKA and Matheba carried on with their saucy dalliance while Jiyane was pregnant. Matheba was linked to D'Banj, and while dating him, she also juggled her affair with AKA. Jiyane wrote that because of all the media attention Matheba and AKA were receiving she felt it was time to come clean about their affair.  Bonang and AKA in Los Angeles - where their affair is said to have started. Image via Bonang's Instagram. "A week before our daughter was born, I found out about an affair between Kiernan (the father of my child)

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