• Malema: If you don't know how to propose, don't blame Nigerians

    The Economic Freedom Fighters is celebrating Africa Day in Joubert Park in Johannesburg. Taking to the stage, leader Julius Malema criticised those who do not celebrate Africa Day, saying they behaved as if the day had nothing to do with them. “It’s our day as Africans,” he said, calling for Africans to unite. Malema said Africans would never achieve anything if they failed to unite, something the “colonisers” managed to do, hence they “conquered”. Xenophobia must come to an end, he said, telling the crowd that true Africans should exercise ubuntu and embrace people from other countries. South Africans must stop attacking people from other African countries over an excuse that they were taking

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  • Support Zuma or shut up

    Although those opposing his leadership have become more emboldened, given the scandals engulfing his presidency, his supporters have again regrouped to stop discussion of his removal from office. ANC Mpumalanga secretary Mandla Ndlovu, whose province has backed Zuma, said the issue of Zuma remaining president had long been resolved - but his province was ready for any eventuality. "There was an extended [meeting of the ANC's] national working committee that dealt with that matter. I reported back to the branches about this matter and the branches accepted [the decision of the committee]. We will deal with anything that comes up but branches here [in Mpumalanga] won't tolerate any shenanigans,"

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  • Trevor Noah finds love in the US

    The long legged and dark haired beauty is a model who moved from Los Angeles to New York and currently lives with Noah.  The two are said to have met a few weeks ago but are already head over heels in love. According to US magazine, Taylor works at Ram, modelling in the dealer’s auto shows. Photos from her Instagram - where she has more than 17,000 followers - show her posing in a Ram polo.   It also appears Taylor accompanied Noah when he visited SA recently. They both uploaded images posing in a game reserve with cheetahs. Noah previously dated Dani Gabriel of Cape Town. The pair split when Noah took up a job as the host of The Daily Show.

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  • Polygamist Musa opens up about being a dedicated dad to his 10 children

    During an interview with TshisaLIVE Musa shared that one of the reasons he chose to lead a polygamous lifestyle was because he wanted to raise his "Mseleku nation". "I always told my grandmother that 'I want to have my own little nation when I grow up.' That is why I took many wives because I wanted many children," he said. Polygamist Musa's last wife talks budgets: 'Because of him I can enjoy my money'   Musa Mseleku and his family have grabbed the attention of many on their reality show Uthando Ne Sthembu which airs on Mzansi Magic. The polygamist has 10 children and has shared that he wants over 20 children. He described how he manages to be a hands on dad and insists he is always present.

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  • Zweli Mkhize: Molefe debacle is an embarrassment to the ruling party

    ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize made his views known during the Sefako Makgatho memorial lecture in Lebowakgomo, Limpopo, last night. He told the gathering that Eskom’s reappointment of Molefe as group chief executive because he was on “unpaid leave”, despite having been been sworn in as an MP in the interim, was a “very difficult issue”. “We [ANC] have expressed our views, and the issue is embarrassing. And we hope that the matter will be dealt with expeditiously because at the end of the day, everything we do is all about services to our people,” he told a gathering amid cheers of approval. Zweli’s statement was a reiteration of ANC’s strongly worded communique to the media after yesterday’s

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  • People Are Crying Laughing At This Woman's Fail When She Tried To Buy A Chair On Amazon

    She said all her stuff came in one big box, so she figured the chair was in pieces that needed to be put together. "When I got to the bottom of the box and nothing was left but a small white box I was confused," she said. "When I opened it and pulled that chair out, I literally busted out laughing tears and all because I couldn't believe I bought that." She added: "[It was] totally not Amazon's fault at all. It was properly advertised, I just didn't read."

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  • WATCH: Woman wakes up to find a black mamba by her bed

    Nick Evans of the KwaZulu-Natal Amphibian and Reptile Conservation organisation was called out to deal with the unwelcome intruder at the house in Dawncliff, Westville. In a post on Facebook, Evans described how he arrived to find the elderly woman and her sister at the front door. "The caller explained that she had just woken up from a nap, when she heard something moving next to her bed. That's when she spotted this large black mamba right next to her bed. Feeling terrified, and wanting to get out the room to call for help, she used her duvet as a shield, and walked past the mamba," Evans said. WATCH: WTF! Massive snake takes a slither across a golf course  Evans discovered the mamba hiding

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  • By the way, are we still calling the Guptas black?

    I remember late last year doing a double take when the Sunday Times Rich List came out and declared that Atul Gupta was now the “richest black man” in South Africa, overtaking Patrice Motsepe in the game of billions. I initially even accepted it, because we’ve become so used to the broad categorisation of “black” in South Africa under the codes that drive BEE and affirmative action, that “black” always includes coloureds, Indians and even Chinese people,– and if you fall into the biggest category outside of these three groups, then you are “black African”. So the Guptas are “black” because they are Indians. But obviously, they can’t be. They are simply Indians. They’re from India, and only migrated

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  • Gordhan makes rousing comeback in Parliament

    Gordhan‚ who was axed as finance minister in March‚ led the roasting of the Eskom board and Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown on Tuesday over the reappointment of Brian Molefe. The former finance minister has been referred to as a 'back-bencher'‚ an informal term used to describe a member of parliament who does not serve in the executive and is not a chairperson. Gordhan's back... and Eskom knows it  Speaking to TimesLive‚ Nonceba Mhlauli‚ acting spokesperson for the office of the Chief Whip in parliament‚ said Gordhan has been deployed to the public enterprises as well as higher education committees. Eleven searing observations made in Parliament about the return of Brian 'Papa Action'

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  • Scandal! actor nabbed in brothel raid: reports

    An Ethiopian court sentenced an opposition politician to six and a half years in prison on Thursday over a series of anti-government comments on Facebook that it said encouraged terrorist acts, his lawyer said.

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  • Baxter selects Bafana squad for Nigeria clash

    CAPE TOWN - Newly appointed Stuart Baxter has selected his first 25-man Bafana Bafana squad for his second tenure at the helm of the national team. In his first assignment, the side will take on Nigeria in their Afcon 2019 qualifier. In goal, Itumeleng Khune is expected to be the number one, with Darren Keet and Ronwen Williams his deputies. In defence, Kaizer Chiefs centre back Lorenzo Gordinho gets a deserved call up and is joined by teammates Rama Mphahlele and Eric Matoho. Orlando Pirates' Abubakker Mobara also gets his chance in the Bafana fold again while Wits left back Sifiso Hlanti also getting a recall. In the midfield, the form of Bongani Zungu in the Portuguese league for Guimaraes

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  • Is Zuma a satanist? asks Vytjie Mentor

    Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor has expressed concern over the high number of murders of women and children in the country. In the past few weeks, family members and friends have been taking to social media, seeking help to find their missing loved ones. Some women have also been sharing stories of how they managed to get away from suspected abductors, claiming they were injected with substances that made them pass out. Commenting on the murders, Mentor took to social media to ask if these murders were sacrifices to the devil. She even went as far as to ask if President Jacob Zuma was behind the murders. “Is Zuma a satanist?” she asked. Though most said she was right in asking if the murders were

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  • High noon coming fast for ANC

    A direct attack on a sitting minister by the party she represents can safely be said to be unprecedented. Yet when the ANC accused Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown of perjury in an open statement by the ruling party, a discordant clarion call of alarm bells began to ring. The charge, made in an unrefuted release by party spokesperson Zizi Kodwa, relates to affidavits lodged under oath by the minister, controversially reinstated Eskom CEO Brian Molefe and the utility’s chairperson, Ben Ngubane, on the issue of Molefe’s early retirement. In the statement, Kodwa said Molefe’s reinstatement to a job he had left in tears was in direct contradiction to his statement, in which he said he decided

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  • Linda Mtoba's sizzling honeymoon pictures are life goals

    The Isibaya actress and her bae Steven Meyer held their white wedding in the KZN Midlands recently. This after they traditionally tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in March. The actress and her hubby then jetted off about a week ago for their honeymoon to Amsterdam, Monaco, France and Italy.

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  • Motsoeneng facing legal bills after failing in bid to halt disciplinary hearing

    JOHANNESBURG - Hlaudi Motsoeneng is in for another hefty legal bill after the Labour Court dismissed his attempt to halt a disciplinary hearing with costs. The loss clears the way for Motsoeneng's disciplinary hearing to begin next week. The former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) COO is facing charges of misconduct, after he held a media conference last month in which he criticised the SABC’s decision to scrap the 90% local music policy which he implemented. Last week, Motsoeneng's legal team argued that his case should be heard by the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration, explaining that the comments he made should be considered protected public disclosure. The

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  • How Marli van Breda fought for her life: pathologist tells court of 'severe scuffle' with axeman

    Her brother Henri – accused of killing their parents and brother – hung his head as forensic pathologist Dr Daphne Anthony described how Marli had several “defensive wounds” and that there were signs of “a severe scuffle” with her attacker. Anthony said that the nature and location of Marli’s wounds on her hands showed definite signs of “struggling going on during the attack” and that she had fought hard to “save her life”. Brother Rudi had probably been lying in bed on his side when the attacker struck‚ and it is likely the attack on him was most violent. Pathologist's description of family's wounds reduces Henri van Breda to tears  “I can postulate that since his injuries were all on the left

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  • Nigeria: Power Sector - No Hope for Nigeria

    As the Senate began discussions on the power sector in Nigeria, yesterday, a very gloomy picture was painted by senators who came to the conclusion that there was no hope of Nigeria coming out of its present power crisis. The Senate, which noted that the power sector was in dire need of emergency response, said Nigerians would not have steady power supply because the distribution companies were bankrupt and could not, therefore, procure meters. Consequently, the upper chamber asked that the privatisation of the sector be revisited without delay. The Senate's position came, following a debate and discussions on a motion moved by Senator Dino Melaye (APC Kogi West), entitled "DISCOs, electricity

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  • Deputy Justice Minister Makwetla's hijackers arrested

    Police minister Fikile Mbalula made the announcement on Thursday evening. Makwetla's ordeal took place this past Sunday at about 7.30pm outside Life Riverfield Lodge Clinic in Randburg. Makwetla was on his way to visit ANC stalwart Wally Serote in the hospital. He was travelling alone in his private vehicle‚ a Range Rover. He was accosted by armed men in the hospital parking lot who forced him and security guards from the hospital into Makwetla's car. Deputy Minister of Justice and Correctional Services hijacked Mbalula said a police task team followed up on reliable information and one of the suspects‚ a 24-year-old Brandon Mashigo‚ was arrested in Garankuwa on Monday. He appeared in the Pretoria

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  • Zimbabwe: What is Grace Mugabe's Greatest Fear?

    Leader of Zanu-PF women's wing and First Lady Grace Mugabe, could be elevated to the cabinet of her husband, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in order to give her some political strength. Institute for Security Studies consultant Derek Matyszak told a seminar in Pretoria on Tuesday that Grace was concerned about her future after her husband is no longer president. "She once expressed the fear that when Mugabe dies she might be dragged along the tarmac behind a truck, so there are these fears and dynamics behind the scenes," he said. Lately there have been rumours that a member of Zanu-PF's so-called G40 faction, which has fallen out of favour with Mugabe, could be removed from Parliament to make place for her to step in via a by-election.

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  • Mazzone willing to hand 'credible' evidence to only Minister Brown

    Natasha Mazzone has refused to meet with Eskom management over allegations that the company was in the process of obliterating paper trail related to the reappointment of Brian Molefe as CEO. This follows a heated and drama-filled meeting with members of the portfolio committee on public enterprises to force Eskom to account for the controversial decision to reinstate Molefe to his position. It was at the same meeting where former finance minister Pravin Gordhan, now an ordinary MP and member of the committee, challenged the entire board to resign consciously or face the chopping block. “Come clean,” Gordhan urged chairperson Dr Ben Ngubane as well as two other board members who faced a barrage

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