• 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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  • South Africa: Family of SA Drug Mule On Death Row in Malaysia Tell of Anguish

    The family of a South African man sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Malaysia expressed their anguish on Friday at not being able to visit him. "They just keep on telling us they have no visitation rights, but what about human rights?" Gert Cornelius, Deon Cornelius's uncle, told News24. On Thursday, Deon Cornelius, 29, lost his appeal to have his death sentence overturned after he was convicted in January. Cornelius was arrested two years ago after he was found in possession of 2kg of methamphetamine when he landed at Penang International Airport on October 4 2013. He has now been granted permission to submit a final appeal to the country's federal court, although a date for this has

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  • Zuma's former pilot sent to prison for murder

    Yesterday, the Alexandra Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg sentenced Ramolefi to 15 years in prison for murder. His crime: Stabbing the man who had an affair with his wife. In April 2013, Ramolefi, 50, and his wife were at a car wash in Midrand when he spotted Sibusiso Buthelezi, the man who had wooed his wife. Social worker Mosidi Sennelo, who was appointed by the defence to make recommendation for sentencing, compiled a report that painted a picture of a meek Ramolefi who was “greeted by a hot punch in his face” after Buthelezi tapped him on the shoulder. Acting in self-defence, the pilot pulled out a Swiss pocket knife and stabbed Buthelezi, Sennelo said. But Magistrate Gideon Scheidler snubbed

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  • I’ll quit if players turn on me - Jose - Premier League

    Having dared Roman Abramovich to sack him, Jose Mourinho has issued a similar challenge to his players. Amid reports that the dressing room has turned against him, the Portuguese said if it had, he would resign. The Chelsea manager, who left Real Madrid in part because of a players' revolt, said of claims his players are no longer responding to him: “People can say what they want. You should really ask the players and not go with sources and fake sources, and the players told a friend, and the friend told the agent, and the agent is not happy with me because I don't play his player. “You should go straight to the players. Get our media office to arrange a table at Cobham [Chelsea's training ground]

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

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has blamed mass shootings, like Thursday's deadly attack in Roseburg, Oregon, on mental illness, saying stricter gun laws would not eliminate the problem.

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  • 'Should I die first, don't come to my funeral': Sfiso Ncwane to his family - report - SundayWorld

    Gospel singer Sfiso Ncwane does not want his family to attend his funeral.Next When he dies, the 'Kulungile Baba' does want his mother and sister to be present when is laid rest. A TimesLIVE report suggests that the Ncwane family feud that has been widely published has 'reached point of no return'. Sfiso was highly criticised recently following reports that he bought his pastor a Mercedes Benz that costs almost R2million while his own mother does not have food. According to a Drum Magazine report seen by Times LIVE, Sfiso was arguing with his step sister Sbahle Ncwane via SMS over Sfiso refusing to attend a family meeting. Sfiso allegedly sent a text saying: “I will never come home again.” “Should

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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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  • Zimbabwe: Clinton Responds to Mugabe's 'We Are Not Gay' Speech

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe used his recent address at the United Nations general assembly to again rail against gay rights. In a widely reported rant, the homophobic Zimbabwean leader shouted "We are not gays", receiving laughs from the audience. "We equally reject attempts to prescribe new rights that are contrary to our values, norms, traditions, and beliefs," he declared. US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, responded to Mugabe Saturday as she outlined her vision for advancing gay rights. Clinton said it was important to protect LGBT rights overseas. "I'm guessing that the LGBT activists in prison in Zimbabwe would disagree with him if ever given a chance to have a platform," she added.

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  • Sandton streets shutdown

    During that month, the movement of all private vehicles to and from the Sandton inner business district will be restricted, forcing motorists to walk, cycle or use public transport. Sandton will host the EcoMobility World Festival in October and the City of Johannesburg will be making drastic changes to the area's traffic flow to accommodate it. At the festival, to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, delegates from 86 countries will discuss environmentally friendly mobility. Sandton is one of the most congested areas in South Africa. Between 7.30am and 8.30am every weekday about 95700 people move into Sandton and just over 50000 leave. Of allthe traffic on Sandton streets during peak hours,

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  • DA to go to court if ANC persists with proposal to adjust provincial borders

    THE Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will approach the Constitutional Court should the African National Congress (ANC) proceed with proposal to slash the number of provinces. DA Western Cape leader Patricia de Lille said on Monday that the ANC’s push to reconfigure provinces was about "the ANC illegitimately wanting to govern the Western Cape without facing an election". Although the ANC’s plan to review the number of provinces has been on the cards for some time, it appears to be gaining traction ahead of the party’s national general council this week. In 2012, the ANC resolved to "reform" provinces with a view to streamlining the sphere of government and giving more power to municipalities,

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  • Nigeria: Throwback (I) - Oil Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke in N2.2 Billion Bribery Scandal

    The scam is breathtaking in its brazenness: in exchange for obtaining the authorisation to import gasoline, oil marketers are being instructed by an agency in the petroleum industry to call a mobile telephone number and pay a bribe of $8 per metric tonne of petroleum allocated to them. This single scam, which was imposed just last week on oil marketers such as Conoil, Total, Sahara, Oando, African Petroleum, Mobil and the rest of the 36-member field, involves the 1.8 million tonnes of refined petroleum approved for importation for the April to June quarter by Diezani Alison-Madueke, the petroleum minister. The agency at the heart of this particular scandal is the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, or PPPRA, which is in charge of government subsidies to keep gasoline prices low.

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  • ANC and thuggery have some of our universities on the run

    SOMETHING alarming is going on at the University of Stellenbosch. About a month ago Piet le Roux, head of the research institute of the Solidarity trade union and a member of the university’s council, sent out a tweet which, in English translation, read: "Blade Nzimande and transformania won’t win. Support the Afrikaanse Alumni Association." The demands for transformation at Stellenbosch are clearly partly motivated by a desire for vengeance against Afrikaners. This is bad enough, but there are other issues at stake as well. Shortly after the tweet was posted, a spokesman for Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande said the council should "discuss Le Roux’s continued membership

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  • Watch angry AKA walk out of interview when asked about Bonang affair

    Despite telling an interviewer that he is comfortable with controversy and thrives on it, an upset AKA, hurriedly walks away from a video interview after the reporter asks if he still denies he had an affair with media personality Bonang Matheba.

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  • Robin Williams' widow settles lawsuit

    Robin Williams' widow Susan Schneider Williams has settled the lawsuit against his children, Zelda, Cody and Zak, over disputes about how to split his fortune. Susan Schneider Williams - who was married to the 'Night at the Museum' star for three years until his tragic death in August 2014 - has reportedly made a settlement with Zelda, 26, Cody, 23, and Zak, 32, on how to split the star's fortune. Court documents filed earlier this year stated that the family were feuding over the star's money and property after Robin's will stated his Californian home should be left to Susan. The document also stated she should be allowed enough money to help her maintain the property though she claimed the

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  • Nigeria: Abuja Blasts Expose Those Behind Them - Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari, condemning yesterday the latest terrorist attacks in Abuja, Maiduguri and Yola, asserted that the attacks have exposed the real faces of their perpetrators. Buhari, in a statement he personally signed, said the attacks were "apparently timed to coincide with the Independence Day celebrations when Nigerians would be commemorating" the nation's independence. According to him, it is clear that the battle is not ideological but an act between the forces of peace and order as well as the evil forces of murder and destruction. "These cowardly attacks expose the real faces of the planners and perpetrators of these crimes. What quarrel do they have with the good people of

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  • No 1 gets an earful over pic

    Did he show the etiquette required of presidents or did he offend the sensibilities of one of the world's most powerful leaders. These questions are keeping social media abuzz. According to photographer Chip Somodevilla, who shot the image, Zuma was sitting at the table on Monday on his own, talking on his cellphone. Obama, unbeknown to Zuma, had entered the room and was coming up behind him, greeting other diners. He tapped Zuma on the shoulder as he walked past, and No 1 turned around with a big smile, stuck out his hand and shook POTUS's hand. POTUS, seeing Zuma still on his cell, gestured with his hand that No1 should call him when he was less busy. Somodevilla said Obama, who was "working

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  • Correctional Services confirms Pistorius's parole is set aside

    The department's directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Oscar Pistorius Reeva Steenkamp Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years Oscar Pistorius parole JOHANNESBURG – The Correctional Services Department has now confirmed the decision to release Oscar Pistorius on correctional supervision has been set aside. The says the board sat today and its chairperson, Judge Lucy Mailula, concurred with the concerns raised by Minister Michael Masutha that the decision to release the Paralympian was taken prematurely. It’s now directed that the profile of the offender be referred back to the board for reconsideration. Pistorius was sentenced to five years

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  • Amber Rose forgives Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa

    Amber Rose has forgiven Kanye West and ex-husband Wiz Khalifa for making hurtful comments about her in the past. The 31-year-old star hosted her first ever SlutWalk event in Los Angeles on Saturday (03.10.15), in protest of slut-shaming and other vicious comments directed at women, and opened up about her own experiences - breaking down in tears over the rappers' previous digs. Speaking about ex-husband Wiz, with whom she has two-year-old son Sebastian, Amber admitted it was ''extremely hurtful'' to hear him refer to her as just a 'stripper'. She sobbed: ''[Wiz] went on to make a song saying that he fell in love with a stripper, but fell out of love quicker. As you can imagine, him being the

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  • Pirates steal golden victory against the Pharaohs

    The Buccaneers won the first leg of the semi-finals 1-0, to finish with a 5-3 aggregate victory. Orlando Pirates Confederation of African Football CAF JOHANNESBURG - Orlando Pirates are through to the final of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup after beating Al Ahly 4-3 in the semi-final second leg at the Suez Stadium in Egypt on Sunday night. The Buccaneers won the first leg of the semi-finals 1-0, to finish with a 5-3 aggregate victory. They will meet Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in the final. Al Ahly dominated the opening half hour before Orlando Pirates started to find their stride, but still couldn’t get passed that Ahly’s defence line. Ahly broke the deadlock, opening the scoring

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  • South Africa: Expelled EFF MP Launches New Organisation

    Former Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) member of parliament Mpho Ramakatsa has launched an organisation to "free and redeem African folk" from oppression. Ramakatsa, who was expelled from the EFF in April, described his new Save the Soul of Africa organisation as an international, non-partisan, non-governmental "African saviour". In a statement issued at a media conference on Friday, Ramakatsa said Africans had come a long way, but the time had come for them to face their demons and "salvage their homo sapiens, dignity and freedom". Along with Andile Mngxitama and Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala, Ramakatsa was expelled from the EFF in April this year after being found guilty of convening unauthorised media briefings and failing to attend Parliament.

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