Zambian musician Fumba Chama, also known as Pilato, fled to Johannesburg after receiving death threats regarding an anti-corruption song that has been interpreted as being 'insulting' to President Edgar Lungu and his ministers According to an eyewitness, Zambian rapper Fumba Chama, aka Pilato, was detained by plainclothes police on arrival at Kenneth Kaunda international airport on Wednesday afternoon. In a tweet, the rapper said: “I have been detained at Kenneth Kaunda airport Upon arrival, however the spirit will not die I will hand over all my gadgets to the friends of Pilato, they will be updating you on everything.”
About 70 percent of Gaza's population, or two million people, are either refugees or descendants of refugees [Mohammed Saber/EPA-EFE] Demonstrations have taken place in cities around the world in commemoration of the Nakba, or catastrophe, the day Israel was formally recognised as a state on May 15, 1948. Tuesday's protests coincided with the killing of more than 60 Palestinians on Monday by Israel's security forces as they gathered near the Israel Gaza border.
The South African Human Rights Commission has conducted a site visit at Tembisa Provincial Tertiary Hospital, north of Johannesburg, following allegations of poor treatment of patients, staff shortages and concerns around the state of infrastructure. The commission's Gauteng provincial manager Buang Jones said it initiated the investigation following allegations in the media that the hospital's services were substandard and that conditions were poor.
Polokwane Mayor Thembi Nkadimeng has joined her sister's alleged killers, apartheid police officers, in a court application in a bid to force the South African Police Service to pay their legal fees so that the family can finally get closure. Nkadimeng was just 9 years old when her sister, uMkhonto weSizwe operative Nokuthula Simelane, was allegedly abducted, detained and tortured by former apartheid-era Soweto security branch members in 1983.
McCann Worldgroup Johannesburg, Picture Tree and the TEARS Foundation are together working on a collaborative campaign to promote awareness of child abuse via the #MeToo movement. The #MeToo movement gained prominence late in 2017, when the hashtag sparked frank and meaningful exchanges about the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.
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