• timeslive.co.za

    'Heartless criminals' behind killing of security guards in parked car in Soweto

    The two gunmen are then seen opening the doors of the vehicle and searching the guards‚ taking a firearm off one of the men. The other lifeless guard is yanked out of the vehicle and thrown to the ground. The gunmen appeared oblivious to the dash-cam which captured their faces and tattoo marks distinctly. "We believe the motivation for the attack was to disarm and steal the officers' firearms‚" Schapiro said. He said the company at no stage made the footage available for release on social media‚ nor approved the release of the footage. Pictures of the two gunmen with their distinctive tattoos had been shared widely on social media. "While this may aid Saps (South African Police Service) to identify

  • Independent Online

    Judge in Timothy Omotoso case accused of acting 'improper'

    Port Elizabeth - “You were prepared to let him rape you?” was the question Timothy Omotoso’s lawyer put to 22-year-old witness Cheryl Zondi which angered Judge Mandela Makaula in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Monday.  Zondi was under cross-examination in the trial involving Omotoso and his two alleged accomplices, Lusanda Sulani and Zukiswa Sitho.  Defence attorney Peter Daubermann questioned Zondi on the alleged sexual abuse which took place at Omotoso’s house in Umhlanga in Durban.  Zondi who stood her ground under the circumstances broke down several times but continued to answer graphic questions.  After explicitly detailing sexual abuse by the hands of a man likened to God, Daubermann

  • AllAfrica.com

    Nigeria: 24-Year-Old Nigerian Medical Worker Might Be Executed Today

    Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has called on the Nigerian government and the masses to save Hauwa Mohammed Liman, a 24-year-old Nigerian midwife from execution. The president in a letter pleaded with the ISWAP (Islamic State's West African province group) to prevent killing Hauwa, a medical worker at a hospital in partnership with ICRC and UNICEF. According to the letter, she and two other colleagues, Alice and Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa were abducted in March. Unfortunately, Saifura Hussaini Ahmed Khorsa was executed in September. "Hauwa and Alice are medical workers who chose to work and help vulnerable communities in Rann, an area heavily

  • Independent Online

    Zodwa Wabantu: 'So what if I've gained weight? I'm happy'

    Local entertainer Zodwa Wabantu doesn't care what people say about her weight and knows that her body is how she makes her shmoney. Wabantu has no problem with showing off her thick body and is unbothered by internet troll commenting about her weight.  Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Wabantu says she is aware of people commenting on her weight on social media.  "I saw the comments on my Instagram. People were asking me if I want to lose my career by gaining weight. But fam, I am good. We are good. I am in a good space and at the rate that things are happening, it doesn't look like my luck will run out soon". Wabantu also commented on whether she gained weight saying she didn't think she gained weight

  • Independent Online

    PICS: Khanyi Mbau party's up a storm for her 33rd birthday

    Local actress Khanyi Mbau kicked off her birthday celebrations last week with a brunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant in Soweto. The 'Abomama' star is making sure she starts her 33rd year in style with multi-celebratory events. The first one was held on October 11, four days before her actual birthday, in Soweto, where friends and family gathered to kick off the festivities.   Those in attendance included Mbau's sisters, singer Vusi Nova, Kenny Kunene and "Real Housewives of Johannesburg" star Naledi Willers' friend, Lerika Kleinhans.  The party then moved to Moloko in Pretoria on Friday, where Mbau is pictured partying with her bae Tebogo Lerole and Sumo Nightclub on Sunday.  Mbau is also set to have

  • Independent Online

    Malema blames 'dangerous' Pravin Gordhan for VBS looting debacle

    Johannesburg - Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema on Tuesday, put the blame on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan for the VBS Mutual Bank looting scandal faced by his deputy Floyd Shivambu. "This is how Pravin survives. He fights extremely dirty with information...he thinks we are scared of him. He thinks we are not aware that the [SA Revenue Services (Sars)] rogue unit still exists," Malema told reporters in Johannesburg. "The president [Cyril Ramaphosa] must never allow Pravin to capture him. Pravin and the rogue unit continue to fight anyone else who doesn't praise their names. I know the members of the rogue unit...leave what the Sunday Times said...I know what is

  • BuzzFeed

    Nicole Kidman Said Being Married To Tom Cruise Kept Her "From Being Sexually Harassed"

    "Being married to Tom Cruise at 22 is something I’m always reluctant to talk about."