• Politics
    SowetanLIVE

    Drama as ANC councillor turned independent candidate tries to counter Ramaphosa campaign rally

    Virginia is the second-biggest town in Matjhabeng but in all these wards people with experience in local government are all being removed and newcomers are being put in, and we feel it is all deliberate. I say this because democratic processes of the ANC are rigged to favour other candidates and people are purged because of the assumption that we have been here during the era of former premier Ace Magashule.

  • News
    Independent Online

    Woman raped on US train as fellow passengers turn a blind eye

    María Luisa Paúl Riders watched as a woman was raped Wednesday night on a train near Philadelphia, but they did not intervene or call police - some, authorities said, may have even taken pictures and videos while it happened. Officers reviewed surveillance footage from a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority SEPTA train that shows a man board shortly after a woman and sit next to her, according to Upper Darby Township Police Department Superintendent Timothy Bernhardt.

  • News
    Independent Online

    Two people arrested for 'mob justice' killing of former Kaizer Chiefs star Lucky Maselesele

    Cape Town – Two people have been arrested for the “mob justice” killing of former Kaizer Chiefs star Lucky Maselesele. According to reports, Maselesele was murdered last Wednesday by a group of community members in Alexandra township after he was allegedly caught stealing electrical cables. "When the police approached, the group ran away, and the police managed to apprehend two suspects," SAPS spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Mavela Masondo said when speaking to City Press.

  • Sport
    TimesLIVE

    'Death taxi' passenger speaks out

    The taxi headed into Bowling Avenue, where cyclists Geoff Lee and Otto were on a training ride, in the slow lane. We were also in the slow lane and as we approached the cyclists I was thinking, this guy is going to switch lanes. But he doesn’t, and then he bumps the first guy out of the way and then he drives over the body and the bike of the second guy.

  • Science
    TimesLIVE

    SA tourist trampled to death by elephant in Zimbabwe

    A South African tourist was trampled to death by an elephant in front of his son at a wildlife park in Zimbabwe. The incident happened on Wednesday in Mana Pools National Park along the Zambezi River. Michael Bernard Walsh, 71, a veterinarian from Cape Town, was charged at by the female elephant.

  • Entertainment
    TimesLIVE

    Rags to riches Durban businessman, Max Mqadi dodges death

    He opened fire on him (Mqadi) with 9mm firearm. Another male suspect approached from his right side. The suspect that came from across the road, fired a number of shots at him, injuring only his arm and leg.

  • Business
    SowetanLIVE

    Massive month-end fuel price hike could be 'catastrophic', warns the AA

    Current data is predicting fuel price hikes of catastrophic proportions at the end of October for November. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA), which was commenting on recent exchange rate and commodities data. The current picture is showing petrol up by 99 cents a litre, and diesel and illuminating paraffin higher by a whopping R1.42 a litre.