• Lifestyle
    TimesLIVE

    Forced marriage trial in Eastern Cape after friend of 'bride' sounds the alarm

    The attempted abduction of a 19-year-old woman to force her into marriage has led to the arrest of her mother and sister as well as the would-be husband. She escaped from his clutches once, only to be returned to him by her family, police said. The trio's arrest came after she managed to alert a friend.

  • Lifestyle
    The Citizen

    Booze, smokes and travel: Ramaphosa's expected Level 2 address gets mixed reactions

    Not so optimistic The liquor and tobacco industries have been vocal about the ban on their operations, and with the speculation of the limitations being lifted it is weary of celebrating before the actual announcement saying: “we have been here before”. Representing the manufacturers and distributors in alcohol beverages, Kurt Moore says the South African Liquor Brand Owners Association (SALBA) has made recommendations to government to reconsider its ban, but they have not yet received confirmat...

  • News
    The Citizen

    Five suspects linked to Pinetown hijackings shot dead in Queensburgh

    The five suspects believed to be behind robberies and hijackings in the Pinetown, Umbilo, and Berea were shot dead by police in Bellair, Tuesday, 11 August afternoon. The suspects, believed to be in their 30s, were linked to a case of carjacking reported in Pinetown, where a motorist was robbed of his vehicle yesterday morning. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbele said Durban K9 Unit members were following up on information about a stolen vehicle that was used in a num...

  • News
    TimesLIVE

    Malusi Gigaba's suits paid for with Gupta cash, Zondo commission hears

    He revealed how Gigaba always instructed his protectors not to record trips to the Gupta residence in Saxonwold in the log book. The mystery witness said he had personally been in the protectors team escorting Gigaba to the Gupta residence on seven occasions - six of which he had been in the backup vehicle, while on one occasion he was the only one on duty. On one occasion I saw Mr Brian Molefe, Matshela Koko [and] Ben Ngubane within the premises as well.

  • Entertainment
    The Citizen

    Ntokozo of 'Gomora' has social media questioning the Constitution

    Last night’s episode of Gomora, Mzansi Magic’s popular telenovela, is trending on social media and we’re here for it. The show that explores disparities between lower and upper-class South Africans saw the school kids engaged in a classroom debate, and Ntokozo (played by Ntobeko Sishi) has got Twitter in their feels with his speech. With the subject of the debate being: “Did Nelson Mandela and the ruling party sell out black South Africans?

  • Entertainment
    The Citizen

    Inside exclusive R22.5m state-of-the-art Cape Town apartment designed by KlûK CGDT

    With each property featuring three en-suite bedrooms, the apartments also offer air-conditioned ocean and mountain views, a private garden, a wood-burning fireplace and a seamlessly linked entrance hall and dining room. Residents will also be able to enjoy state of the art plug-and-play home automation systems, an expansive terrace and an ocean or Signal Hill nature-reserve facing swimming pool.

  • Politics
    The Citizen

    Bantu Holomisa questions ANC 'investigating itself'

    United Democratic Movement’s Bantu Holomisa has said the ANC cannot be expected to investigate itself and right now these people are contaminated and no one has been arrested. He calls for a need for new governance in the country. Holomisa said the current executive members of the governing party should resign with immediate effect after allegations of looting funds earmarked to combat the Covid-19 pandemic surfaced.