• 'I need them to rot in jail' says wife of Eastern Cape mob justice victim - video

    The nine-minute long clip shows a group of people assaulting David Tsali from Mayabuleni village in Tsolo after he had been accused of stock theft. Tsali – who is seen lying on the ground with his hand and legs bound and a bag placed over his head – is whipped with sjamboks by several people while others watch. Villagers alleged Tsali was the mastermind behind a series of stock theft incidents in the area. Mthatha police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela confirmed the arrests.

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  • Watch Julius Malema praise Robert Mugabe

    Julius Malema sang the praises of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, claiming that the 'true African leader' has never killed any of 'our own people'. Evidently Ndebeles don't count as 'our people' to the EFF's leader. Video posted to YouTube by My Africa.

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  • Mandela children douse fire pool 'nonsense'

    Nelson Mandela's Qunu home does not have a fire pool.

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  • Zim’s power-hungry first lady eyes top job - Africa | IOL News

    Zimbabwe’s apparently fit first lady, Grace Mugabe, says she is working closely with the country’s two vice-presidents, developing policies and charting the way forward. As President Robert Mugabe’s health and memory declines, the first lady says she is working closely with Emmerson Mnangagwa and Phelekezela Mphoko, appointed by her husband at the Zanu-PF congress in December.

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  • Sandton homeless man gets over 1000 replies in hunt for job - video

    A homeless 22-year-old seeking a job has just received over 1000 replies and job offers on Facebook and a variety of other social media platforms.

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  • Threat of Swazi revolution if Bucs, Chiefs match proceeds

    Swaziland human rights lobbyists say they have already put in place "underground" plans to launch a revolution should Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates play in a tournament organised by Swazi King Mswati III. The participation of the two Soweto soccer giants in the King's Cup to be held in Swaziland next month will be discussed in a meeting this week with the clubs' bosses when they meet Swaziland People's United Democratic Movement (Pudemo) and Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN). The lobbyists are fighting against King Mswati III for violating human rights and for ruling the country with an iron fist.

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  • Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Bedroom Coup

    WHEN former war veterans' leader Jabulani Sibanda last October warned of a "bedroom coup" brewing in Zanu PF ahead of the party's acrimonious December congress, his remarks could have simply been dismissed as polemics in an intensifying succession battle. In fact, Grace -- using her now widely acknowledged influence over Mugabe at home and in the office -- did something unthinkable: ousted a liberation struggle stalwart and precipitated unprecedented political purges in the party's history. At the height of succession-fuelled factionalism and infighting, Sibanda threatened that real war veterans would resist Grace's "a bedroom or boardroom coup".

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  • Zuma's nine-point plan aims to make ANC members rich: Zille

    In her weekly newsletter posted on the Democratic Alliance's website, she said the plan Zuma presented on Thursday disguised his real intentions, which would benefit his network of loyal cadres. "It is an insider enrichment scheme disguised beneath the mantle of the so-called 'developmental state', a word which in ANC-speak, means precisely the opposite of what the English language intended it to," Zille said. Zuma's nine-point plan included resolving the energy crisis, adding value to the country's mineral wealth, and encouraging private sector investment. Focusing on Zuma's call for the energy crisis to be resolved, Zille said this was what South Africa needed, but the African National Congress was not putting any plan into action.

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  • Chris Brown unhappy about his mom seeing daughter

    The Loyal hitmaker has filed to have his paternity over 13-month-old Royalty established so he can go to court over custody and child support arrangements with the tot's mother, Nia Guzman, and insiders claim he made the move after his bid to see the youngster this week was blocked because she was with her paternal grandmother Joyce Hawkins - who Brown has a strained relationship with - in Virginia. According to TMZ, Guzman insists this is the only time she has ever stopped the 26-year-old singer from seeing his daughter, but it seems that was enough for him to make the decision to take legal action. While the model had been seeking around $15,000 a month in child support, Brown had wanted to pay $2,500 but they had reportedly agreed on $10,000 a month, effective from this month.

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  • Lesotho warning to SA

    The warning by an international governance analyst follows President Jacob Zuma, who described the security situation as "explosive", dispatching his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa, to Lesotho to meet that country's political leaders. Ramaphosa's mission follows a fact-finding visit by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to Lesotho over the weekend after the killings of several high-ranking opposition politicians over the last week. Last year, Ramaphosa succeeded in ensuring a coup was averted and that this year's elections were brought forward from 2017. Last year's violence saw then prime minister Tom Thabane flee Lesotho months before he lost the election to Pakalitha Mosisili.

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  • Renewal of the romance of the Tutus - Daily News | News

    Independent Media Archbishop Desmond Tutu sharing a kiss with his wife Leah after they

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  • Miss Universe resists pressure to quit - Tonight News

    AP Miss Universe Gabriela Isler, right, crowns Paulina Vega of Colombia, left, during the Miss Universe pageant in Miami, on January 25, 2015. BOGOTA  - The reigning Miss Universe says Donald Trump, the beauty pageant’s owner, was “hurtful and unfair” in his comments about Mexican migrants. Vega has been under pressure at home and from abroad to renounce her title over Trump accusing Mexico of sending rapists and drug traffickers into the U.S.

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  • Polaroids in the digital age - Daily News | Lifestyle

    In today’s digital world, many of us spend our days snapping away with our smartphone cameras, capturing our daily activities, our interesting meals and selfies. Nifty250, the brainchild of Cape Town duo, Lucas Adams and Talya Goldberg, provides a platform that preserves life’s special memories the old-fashioned way. The online photographic ordering site was established last year by Adams, a product design graduate, and Goldberg, a business science marketing graduate. The business operates from Woodstock and is staffed by a team of four, including Adams and Goldberg.

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  • Jen & Ben’s not so perfect 10 - Tonight News

    AP Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck arrive for the Oscars in Los Angeles on February 24, 2013. If that sounds like a contradiction in terms, you need only examine the relationship upon doomed relationship that has come crumbling down under the merciless glare of the showbiz scene. Some romances are so completely incongruent, that they should be fleeting is not the startling factor; rather, that they should have ever been regarded as anything other than an obvious ploy for added publicity (Miley Cyrus!) is what boggles. Until recently, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were chief among them.

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  • Nigeria: Boko Haram Beheads 11 of Its Own Members - Witnesses

    Islamist group Boko Haram on Friday beheaded 11 of its own fighters in north-eastern Nigeria, said an official representing witnesses to the killings. The 11 were executed because they had left a Boko Haram camp in Sambisa Forest and wanted to surrender to the government, said Mahmud Babagana from the National Union of Road Transport Workers, members of which were witnesses to the murders. The killings took place in Miringa village in Borno state. Meanwhile, two female suicide bombers on Thursday killed 11 people on a roadside in Borno state, according to the website Sahara Reporters.

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  • Nigeria: Five Debut Nigerian Novels to Read in 2015

    Nigeria is an acknowledged giant in world literature. Whilst Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie are the usual suspects that may come to mind, new faces are continuously emerging on the literary scene with bracing new ideas and fresh new novels. Ahead of the Africa Writes book and literature festival at the British Library this weekend, we take a look at Nigerian authors, already critically acclaimed in the short story, poetry and essay writing genres, who are releasing their debut novels this year.

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  • 'We'll set the world on fire,' proclaims Turkish minnows after signing Eto'o and Ronaldinho

    Newly promoted Turkish side Antalyaspor have completed the signing of Samuel Eto'o and are on the verge of adding Ronaldinho to their squad as the minnows prepares for the Super League season.

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  • South Africa has had 116 farm attacks in six months: Afriforum, Tau SA

    Gauteng previously had the number one spot‚ said agriculture union TAU-SA and activist group AfriForum. Releasing updated data on farm attacks for the first half of 2015‚ the groups recorded 27 murders and 116 attacks. A total of 1‚747 farm murders and 3‚542 attacks took place between 1990 and mid-year 2015‚ AfriForum and TAU SA said in a statement and via social media. Of the murder victims‚ 1‚133 were farmers‚ 465 direct family members‚ 130 farm workers and 19 visitors.

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  • Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America | The New Age Online

    The wait is finally over for Chile. Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo made a save and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning penalty as the hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a shootout after a 0-0 draw in the Copa America final on Saturday, finally winning its first major tournament. The result extended Argentina’s 22-year title drought, and Lionel Messi will continue to hear criticism for his lackluster play with the national team when it needs him the most. Bravo stopped Ever Banega’s low shot by diving to his left to make the save and, earlier, Gonzalo Higuain also missed for Argentina, sending his shot over the crossbar.

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  • Vavi apologises to Thabo Mbeki for backing Zuma

    Mbeki’s 73rd birthday. Zuma was sacked as deputy president by then president Mbeki‚ amidst a wave of corruption allegations‚ in 2005. Vavi‚ general secretary of the then powerful Cosatu union movement‚ became a vocal supporter of Zuma which helped JZ beat Mbeki at an ANC elective conference two years later. “I believed the charges were being made up by Mbeki and his clique… 10 years down the line I don’t believe in that anymore‚” Vavi said in an interview on Power FM.

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