A Swiss tourist, critically injured in the Kruger National Park at the weekend when a giraffe fell on to the safari vehicle he was driving, has died. SANParks said the giraffe appeared to have stepped into the road and been hit by an oncoming vehicle carrying 13 day passengers on Sunday. The giraffe fell on to the rented safari vehicle, crushing the roof. Four people were injured. The giraffe died on impact. The man, identified by police as Roland Koller, who was travelling with his partner, was taken to Mediclinic in Nelspruit, but later transferred to Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg, where he died on Wednesday. Police spokesperson Brig Motlafela Mojapelo said authorities had changed a case
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It been a few days since Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira announced his retirement from international rugby and earned legendary status. He played for the Springboks against England 32-12 to be crowned 2019 World Cup champions in Yokohama. He was born in Zimbabwe and qualified for South Africa on residency grounds, before later acquiring South African citizenship.
There had been widespread speculation that the former social development minister, who resigned from parliament in June, would be given a diplomatic post. The DA sent a lawyer's letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa in September, threatening to sue if Dlamini got such a post. The letter raised concerns by the party, saying “it would seem ambassador positions are reserved for those politicians who have failed their country and who have been proven to be guilty of misconduct, inter alia, during their term of service in high executive office”, reported TimesLIVE. In September 2018, the Constitutional Court found Dlamini personally liable for 20% of the legal costs incurred over the Sassa fiasco.
Pictures of the Springboks enjoying a braai with billionaire Johann Rupert has added fuel to the EFF's disapproval of the team. Since the Boks won the Rugby World Cup (RWC), the EFF has not joined in the celebrations surrounding the champions. In a series of tweets following the Springboks' victory earlier this month, spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi congratulated captain Siya Kolisi for winning the cup in Japan, but said the rest of the team must "get their congratulations from Prince Harry”.
PRETORIA/CAPE TOWN - Most refugees camped outside the UN Refugee Agency in Pretoria have now been removed by police. A scuffle broke out between officers and the foreigners earlier on Friday. The refugees want to be relocated to other countries, saying they were not safe in South Africa due to xenophobic attacks. Meanwhile in Cape Town, hundreds of foreigners who had been living in a church were considering their next move after they were told to leave. The instruction came from the reverend, who had given them refuge in the Methodist chapel off Greenmarket Square a few weeks ago after police had forcibly removed them from outside the offices of the UN Refugee Agency nearby. They had camped out
The ANC needs a fundamental shift to right Ship South Africa and get us out of the stormy waters. The best move would be to charge the party's secretary-general Ace Magashule with a long list of transgressions, from corruption and theft, to money laundering. On February 20, finance minister Tito Mboweni will give his budget speech in parliament. If it does not contain sweeping suggestions to fix the budget deficit, cut the salary bill and sell chunks of broken SOEs to the private sector, our downward spiral will gain speed and by the end of 2020, SA will most likely have to go to the IMF to beg for a bailout. Mboweni and President Cyril Ramaphosa have been talking for months about the drastic
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Johannesburg - Acting President Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has, on behalf of President Cyril Ramaphosa, expressed her condolences following the passing of King Mpendulo Calvin Sigcawu, Ah! Zwelonke, who passed away on Thursday after a long illness. "I am deeply saddened by the untimely passing of His Majesty King Zwelonke whose contribution to the development of the institution of traditional leadership is beyond measure," said Dlamini-Zuma. On behalf of government and South Africans she expressed her deepest condolences to the AmaXhosa Royal Family and the community as a whole, on the passing of Sigcawu. Sigcawu became King of amaXhosa in 2006 and led his people until he passed away on Thursday.