• READ: The full list of names SA coup plotter allegedly wanted to assassinate

    Ramosebudi was in possession of a confidential letter in which he had allegedly solicited R60 million to assassinate several politicians, the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma. According to Times Live, Gert van der Merwe, the Gupta family’s lawyer, said he wanted R30 million to assassinate former public protector Thuli Madonsela‚ deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas as well as then finance minister Nhlanhla Nene. Below are a few facts about Ramosebudi The Hawks learnt about the existence of the Regime through their investigation into the Alliance. The elite police crime-fighting unit said both organisations were in the process of sourcing funding from SA’s business giants that allegedly

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  • 'Rapist' baboons, monkeys target Kenyan women

    Baboons and stray monkeys from a national park in Kenya reportedly harass women sexually before raiding their farms and homes for food. The Star in Kenya reports the animals from Aberdare National Park invade farms in Endarasha area, Kieni West subcounty, Nyeri early in the morning, in troops of not less than 50.

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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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  • WATCH: This fan FREAK OUT when meeting Bonang

    The orange industry is facing a “disaster”‚ with up to 40% of navels dropping off trees in the Eastern Cape.

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  • Hawks distances themselves from published names on hit list

    JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks have distanced themselves from media reports which reveal names of Cabinet ministers and other political figures who are apparently on an anti-state capture hit list. Gupta-owned news channel ANN7 has been broadcasting a list of people it claims the plot mastermind Elvis Ramosebudi planned to kill. The 33-year-old made his first appearance in the Johannesburg magistrates court on Friday on charges of conspiracy to commit murder. Both the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority have refused to name the alleged targets of the plot. Hawks spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi said, “All information must remain confidential and I cannot confirm or deny that those are the names.

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  • Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi allegedly assaulted his wife

    Police spokesman Daniel Mavimbela told Sunday World that the hunky star was arrested and charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Andile Gumbi, who is also a dancer and singer, was not immediately available for comment and had not returned messages at the time of going to print. Sunday World understands that the actor from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, who once had a stint on Broadway's The Lion King, allegedly punched his other half following an argument. "They were at home sitting and discussing something when Gumbi got irritated," said a source close to the couple. It is understood that the pair had a heated argument when Gumbi pushed his wife and stormed out of their Douglasdale,

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  • WATCH: Blair Underwood shows major love to Pearl Thusi

    Pearl Thusi posted a video of Blair Underwood to her Instagram page and said that his love for South Africa knows no bounds. But we reckon it's his love for her that has no limit.

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  • North-West University student aces her PhD

    Getting there was not easy. Her father‚ a teacher‚ sold his car to help put her through third year. But her determination to succeed paid off and now she has a PhD in industrial psychology. North West University said she had obtained her PhD with no corrections being made to her thesis‚ which was flawless. Sourambe started school at the age of four in Gaborone‚ Botswana. When she was in grade three her teacher promoted her to grade four after the first school term. “My parents had to explain to my teachers after wanting to promote me to other grades that I needed time to mature and it was true because when I got to university I struggled‚” she said. Sourambe matriculated at the age of 15 and

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  • 'SA paying the price for backing Mugabe'

    Harare – Zimbawean opposition political parties say South Africa is paying the price for propping up President Robert Mugabe’s government whose controversial policies are responsible for the influx of economic refugees across the Limpopo River. In response to South African Police minister Fikile Mbalula – who has accused Zimbabwean ex-soldiers of committing armed robbery and other violent crime – the opposition parties said the ANC government has adopted a policy of appeasement by failing to take firmer action against Mugabe. Mbalula’s hard-hitting remarks during a press conference in Pretoria on Tuesday have sparked uproar in Zimbabwe. Some commentators hailed him for his forthright stance while

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  • Wait! Only 36% of your beef burger may be the real stuff

    I&J "Beefers", which sell in packs of 10 and 16, are actually mostly non-meat, 64% of them being made up of "extenders" such as water, soya, flour, onions and seasoning. "On the box, this food substance is referred to as 'beef patties'," said The Times's Dianne Hawker, who bought the product for the first time recently. "I would argue they are not, given that the beef content is only 36%." But it's all perfectly legal. The SA National Standard (SANS) 885 stipulates the minimum meat content of processed meats such as bacon, polony, nuggets and viennas but it excludes raw processed meat. Car spares warranty saga can make you go spare  "Our Beefers product does not fall under SANS 885, as it has

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  • Nigeria: Kanu Fulfils Bail Condition

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  • British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit

    British inventor Richard Browning lifted off from the shore of Vancouver Harbor on Thursday in a personal flight suit that inspired references to comic superhero 'Iron Man.' Using thrusters attached to his arms and back, Browning flew in a circle and hovered a short distance from the ground, captivating attendees at a prestigious TED Conference. The personal flight suit is capable of propeling wearers much higher and faster, according to its creators. "The hypothesis was that the human mind and body, if properly augmented, could achieve some pretty cool stuff," the extreme athlete and engineer said at the gathering a short time earlier. Browning told of experimenting with various numbers and

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  • My family and I have raised an extraordinary child, says Boity's mom

    At least five soldiers were killed and another 40 injured when a Boko Haram jihadist rammed an explosives-laden pick-up truck into a military convoy in northeast Nigeria, security sources told AFP on Friday.

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  • EXPOSED: How arms dealer Thales bankrolled Zuma

    Thales's South African subsidiary Thint won a R2.6-billion contract in 1997 to fit four new navy frigates with combat suites. The documents are transcripts of testimony given under oath before retired Judge Phillip Levinsohn at confidential arbitration hearings held earlier this year in a fee dispute between Sooklal and Thales. The transcripts, totalling 1358 pages, provide a detailed account of Sooklal's work as a lawyer and secret fixer for Thales for six years. Sooklal claims he is owed R70-million in outstanding fees. Thales has offered him R42-million. Zuma declined to respond to detailed questions e-mailed to his spokesman Mac Maharaj this week. "Anyone with information relating to the

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  • Maimane: Coalition with current ANC not an option

    JOHANNESBURG – The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says that whatever happens in 2019, the DA will only go into a coalition with the African National Congress (ANC) if there is a breakaway faction that will agree with the party’s programme and says they will only work with the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) if the party is willing to compromise on its radical policies. Maimane spoke to Eyewitness News in an exclusive wide-ranging interview. The party is already leading coalition governments in three key metros lost by the ANC in last year’s local government elections. Political analyst Prince Mashele predicts a DA-led coalition in 2019, with Maimane as president and the EFF’s

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  • South Africa: Jewish Community Will Remain Vigilant Following Thulsie Twins Revelations

    The Jewish community will continue to be vigilant following revelations that schools and some individuals were listed as targets in a court indictment against twin brothers Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie. In the indictment submitted to the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, the State lists 12 activities the twins were instructed to carry out - using firearms, explosives, and possibly poisons. Other targets included King David High School in Linksfield, Johannesburg, the UK High Commission, the embassies of the USA and Russia, the First Secretary of French Mission, Jewish investment banker Roy Topol, SA Zionist Federation Telfed, state-owned arms manufacturer Denel, Jewish community events and foreign interests at airports.

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  • Baloyi's academy dream on track

    There is the popular adage that a dream delayed is not a dream denied and former Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Brian Baloyi has taken a giant step in his longtime dream of establishing his own goalkeeper academy. Since his retirement from the game in 2011, Baloyi has been trying hard to launch an academy that would specialise in grooming young keepers. Baloyi enjoyed a successful football career keeping goal for Amakhosi and Mamelodi Sundowns while also winning 24 caps for Bafana. "It has been my dream for many years to start my own goalkeeper academy. We plan to launch it in January next year. Up to now, there is no established goalkeeper academy on the whole continent, that's why

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  • Zimbabwe: Banned Products Flood Market

    Some of the products include potato crisps, perfumes, powdered milk, cereals, cooking oil, soaps, as well as hardware products sold in quasi-formal outlets across major central business districts (CBDs). Downtown and at Mbare Musika, in Harare, trucks loaded with washing powder, dairy products, petroleum jelly and biscuits, among other banned products, are offloaded in the wee hours of the morning by suspected smugglers who then distribute to informal traders and tuck shops around the city. The local market has remained attractive for foreign suppliers who have continued to knock on the country's doors even, notwithstanding the resistance from local authorities. In the downtown areas west of Harare's CBD, small wholesalers are offering cheap products and consumers have flocked to these establishments to buy for resale in tuck-shops and on the streets.

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  • Calls mount for Zuma to be barred from May Day event

    Johannesburg – Cosatu has a few hours to make a final decision on whether to allow President Zuma to address the annual May Day rally on Monday. On Thursday, more unions mounted calls to block the president from addressing the Cosatu event in Bloemfontein after a decision by the trade union federation to call for him to step down. The invitation for Zuma to speak at the event highlights the deep divisions in the federation, with two of its biggest affiliates leading the charge to block him from addressing workers. The SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu), SA Municipal Workers Union (Samwu) and National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) joined calls on Thursday to bar Zuma from

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  • 'They wanted to kill us': family narrowly escape death after 'cops riddle car with bullets'

    Joseph Ngobeni, 58, relayed how he leapt to use his body to shield his 16-year-old granddaughter as bullets pierced the car and seats‚ hitting the teenager‚ Kutlwano‚ in the left shoulder. The teenager was rushed to George Mukhari hospital in Ga-rankuwa. Four of the bullets that struck the car grazed Ngobeni's right arm. “They clearly wanted to kill us...I was scared for my life‚” he said. Ngobeni said their horror began on Friday around 7pm as they were driving along Buitekant road in Soshanguve when a bakkie tried to push them off the road. Ngobeni said the bakkie did not have clear police markings. Frightened‚ the driver‚ Ngobeni's 33-year-old son‚ Sidwell‚ managed to get away. He said the

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