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Mufamadi distances himself from plot to discredit Madikizela-Mandela: Former safety and security minister Sydney Mufamadi has moved to distance himself from a plot to discredit late struggle hero Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Thulsie twins case: State seeks info outside of South Africa: The case against terror-accused twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie has been postponed for more than a month to give the State time to gather information from sources outside of the country.
Thandeka Gqubule: ‘I would rather have died than have been a spy’: SABC journalist Thandeka Gqubule, who has been accused of being a Stratcom agent, has threatened to go to court to apply to have intelligence documents declassified so that she can clear her name. Watch.
Friends and family stand trial for gruesome Krugersdorp killing spree: Two of the five so-called Krugersdorp murderers want to negotiate plea bargain agreements with the state, it emerged in the High Court in Johannesburg.
Tour: Why Lions MUST hit ground running: The hot streak by the Waratahs of late only increases the onus on the touring Lions to prevail in Sydney on Friday, writes Rob Houwing.
Guptas’ Saxonwold compound raided to seize assets related to Vrede dairy farm case: Law enforcement authorities have raided the Guptas’ Saxonwold compound to seize assets from those implicated in the Vrede dairy farm case, the NPA says.
Johannesburg police on the hunt after robbers shoot security guard dead in early morning heist: Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for an gang of armed men after a security guard was shot and killed during a robbery at a petrol station in Johannesburg.
AS IT HAPPENED: Investigations into Winnie ‘took place at behest of Tony Leon’ – Mufamadi: Former safety and security minister Sydney Mufamadi, in response to claims in a documentary that he was behind a probe into Winnie Madikizela-Mandela aimed at discrediting her, has reiterated it was Tony Leon who was behind the reopening of the investigation.
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Mashaba refers himself to ethics committee over corruption claims: City of Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba has referred himself to the council’s Ethics Committee following allegations of corruption against him. “Whilst I believe I have responded to the matter sufficiently, I have committed to run the City of Johannesburg whilst holding myself to the highest ethical standards. It is time that citizens believe in
Eskom cuts power supply in Free State municipalities: Eskom on Wednesday cut off the power supply in the Tokologo municipality in the Free State due to non-payment. The power cut took effect from 6am to 8am. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said, should there still be no payment on Wednesday, the power utility would initiate a second round of power cuts, which would run
NSFAS workers embark on wage strike: A total of 200 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) employees have embarked on a strike, demanding higher salaries and other improvements. NSFAS staff on strike…. pic.twitter.com/06iottILWR — Tsepo Khanye (@TsepoKhanye) February 20, 2018 Who is going to implement Free education when NSFAS employees are on Strike #AskMalusi #NSFASSTRIKE pic.twitter.com/ECTR2SRYFg — Nkolie Rwanqa (@NkolieRwanqa) February 21,
Rape charges against EFF member dropped: An EFF member in the Free State has welcomed the dropping of rape charges against one of its members in the provincial legislature, Willie Tshabalala. The charges against Tshabalala were brought in 2015 in the eastern Free State, in Harrismith. EFF leader in the province Kgotso Morapela at the time said the party asked Tshabalala
MPs move to establish state capture inquiry after Zwane no-show: Parliament’s portfolio committee on Mineral Resources on Wednesday is miffed with Minister Mosebenzi Zwane for failing to show up for a hearing despite him scheduling the date for his appearance. Zwane was scheduled to appear before the committee in order to answer questions about the controversial Estina Dairy Project as well as ongoing allegations of
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‘Bulldog’ Elgar bats himself into record books: Albeit in a losing cause, Dean Elgar has became the first South African in the history of Test cricket to carry his bat through an innings on two occasions.
Wanderers flirts with international ban: Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis is not expecting the Wanderers to face any major sanction following the third Test against India.
Two Dubai-bound passengers arrested after checking-in suitcases stuffed with R6.7m: Two people have been arrested after R6.7m of undeclared currency was seized in baggage checked-in for a flight from Johannesburg to Dubai, SARS has said.
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Alleged girlfriend killer hands himself over to police: A 27-year-old man will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Monday after he handed himself over to the police. The man allegedly fatally shot his girlfriend Unathi Sabsana in front of her parents on Monday and went on the run. “He handed himself over at the Gugulethu police station on Saturday when he realised
‘Sex pest’ former mayor accused of misusing public funds: The DA has called for former Emfuleni mayor Simon Mofokeng to pay back the money if he is found to have misused public funds by having security guards at his guest house. The DA’s constituency head in Emfuleni north Kingsol Chabalala said the party had come across information indicating that the metro continues to pay
US man’s tattoo leaves doctors with life-or-death dilemma: A Florida hospital faced an unsettling ethical quandary when paramedics brought in an unconscious patient with “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed across his chest — leaving doctors grappling with whether the message accurately conveyed his end-of-life wishes. The 70-year-old man was admitted to the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami with respiratory problems, a high blood alcohol
Creator of controversial Selborne College image apologises: The creator of a frowned upon Selborne College class of 2017 image has apologised for his artwork saying he never intended to express racial connotations through the drawing. “There was never meant to be any racism or prejudice within the artwork and I apologise for any misunderstanding the artwork has caused,” he said in a statement.
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Instead of calling the final witness to the stand in the trial against forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan, the State has asked Kempton Park Magistrate Wynand Nel to recuse himself.
A police officer has handed himself over after suspected hijacked vehicles were found at his house, Gauteng police say.