• ‘They basically held us hostage’‚ assault witness says as police negotiate with Grace Mugabe

    Confusion reigned on Tuesday afternoon as word spread of Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe’s imminent arrest and court appearance. Police Minister Fikile Mbalula set the ball rolling by confirming that Mugabe had handed herself over to authorities. But the first lady was nowhere to be seen at either the Randburg or Wynberg magistrates’ courts in Johannesburg‚ where she was thought to be appearing on assault charges. Mugabe allegedly attacked 20-year-old model Gabriella Engels on Sunday night at the Capital 20 West hotel in Sandton. Engels said Mugabe burst into a room where Mugabe’s sons‚ Chatunga Bellarmine and Robert Junior‚ were staying with about 10 bodyguards. Engels suffered gashes to her

  • That time Mugabe’s son took a photo in Fourways and bragged he was in Italy

    Robert Mugabe Jnr, who styles himself as Rob Mugabe on Facebook, is no stranger to showing off on social media. In one pic on his Facebook timeline from last month, he uploaded a shot of himself looking swag while leaning on a supposed Italian police car from a Fellini movie. He checked in using Facebook’s geo-location service as though he was in “Florence, Italy”. The picture was obviously taken at the Montecasino retail and gambling precinct in Fourways. The place was opened in 2000 and is themed after Monte Cassino in Italy - carefully designed to replicate an ancient Tuscan village. It’s unclear if Mugabe Jnr was joking, or really expected people to believe he was living it up in Europe,

  • 'I'm a normal mother at home'

    At the mention of Zodwa Wabantu‚ most people instantly think‚ skimpy clothing and impressive dance moves‚ but away from the spotlight the position she holds in high regard is being a mother. Zodwa is a doting mother to her 11-year-old son Vuyo‚ whom she says is her biggest supporter. She told TshisaLIVE that her son doesn’t judge her on what people say‚ instead he loves her unconditionally and often stands up for her. “My child is a happy child‚ to him I am a normal mother with an extraordinary job. He loves the perks of my job because he gets to meet all these ‘cool’ people. At home‚ I am as normal as they come‚ loving and raising a happy child away from all the media and opinions of social

  • Arty BMW 7 Series by Esther Mahlangu comes 'home' to SA

    Midrand/Mpumalanga. Back in 1991 Esther Mahlangu, a South African Ndebele artist, was the first woman to create artwork on a BMW 525i sedan (below), turning it into a unique and colourful BMW Art Car.  Last year Esther was again commissioned by the BMW Group to put her unique artistic touch on a BMW 7 Series, and the vehicle was displayed at the Frieze Art Fair in London. Simultaneously, the original BMW 525i Art Car was part of the exhibition "South Africa: the art of a nation" at the British Museum, highlighting Esther’s key role in South African art. BWW South Africa has now become the owner of Esther's specially commissioned BMW panels painted in Ndebele art which have been installed into

  • Three suspects arrested in connection with Dumi Masilela murder

    Police have confirmed that three men have been arrested in connection with the hijacking of late Rhythm City star Dumi Masilela which saw the actor gunned down and later die of his injuries. Police spokesperson Lungelo Dlamini said that three suspects had been arrested in connection with the vehicle used in the hijacking but refused to comment further "There are three suspects who have been arrested and at this stage these are linked to a  hijacked vehicle that was used during the shooting incident which resulted in the death of Dumi Masilela," Dlamini said. The arrests were also announced by police minister Fikile Mbalula at a press briefing on Thursday morning. Officials confirmed to TshisaLIVE

  • Bontle Modiselle is protective of her sister Refilwe

    Television presenter Bontle Modiselle‚ who completes the trio of the famous Modiselle sisters with actress Candice and model Refilwe‚ has opened up about learning to protect her sister from people with negative perceptions of albinism. Speaking to the Fresh Breakfast team‚ the choreographer reflected on how they learned to love and protect their sister‚ model Refilwe who has Albinism‚ and how her “fire” taught them courage in return. “Often people with albinism have a problem with their eyes‚ so sometimes we have to be her eyes for her. There are things that I am glad that my sister didn’t see that I saw on her behalf. There are things that we heard and we do anything and everything in our power

  • Malema: As a 'pig eats its children', 'coward' Mantashe removed Khoza

    Khoza said she would engage parliament’s legal services for advice on the procedure to be followed in this regard. Muthambi and her department officials, including her head of department, Mashwahle Diphofa, had been subpoenaed to appear before the committee next week. Khoza was also adamant that Muthambi has to account for every cent spent on a trip she arranged for family and friends to the opening of parliament and for her and her officials to pay for the cost of the committee sitting. The decision was supported by all members of the committee who attended on Tuesday, with the EFF’s Mbuyiseni Ndlozi adding that if Muthambi failed to come next week she must be arrested. However, all of that