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Ramphosa warns opposition MPs against parly heckling

JOHANNESBURG – HECKLING and interjections on Wednesday drove Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to warn the National Assembly that the agreement struck between himself and opposition leaders the day before was in jeopardy. This, he told MPs, “fills me with a great deal of regret”. Ramaphosa, who also serves as leader of government business, was answering a question on what sanctions ... Read More »

Risky Xmas cheer at home for Zims under dispensation programme

JOHANNESBURG –  AN estimated 250 000 Zimbabweans who are at various stages of getting their permits risk being deported if they leave SA without getting their permits, warns the Zimbabwe Migrants Association (ZMA). ”One of our members who want to  go to Zimbabwe was told at a VSF() office in Bloemfonetein that if she could not leave the country (SA) ... Read More »

Mujuru accused of plotting to assassinate Mugabe

HARARE  -SUPPORTERS of President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace have accused vice-president Joice Mujuru of being at the centre of a plot to assassinate the 90-year-old Zimbabwean leader, the Sunday Mail reported. “That is a straightforward treason case,” prominent Harare lawyer Jonathan Samkange was quoted as saying. “The police should take action, arrest the accused and charge them with treason.” Zimbabwe’s ... Read More »

Jozi cycle challenge road closures frustrate motorists

JOHANNESBURG – Motorists in Johannesburg  took to social media to express frustrations over road closures for the 94.7 Cycle Challenge, on Sunday. Johannesburg metro police Inspector Edna Mamonyane said all roads had been reopened by late Sunday afternoon, with no major complaints or incidents reported. “The last cyclists finished at around 5:25pm,” she said. “It is a yearly event and people ... Read More »

Bodies of SA and Zim’s dead land in Pretoria from Nigeria

THE aircraft carrying the bodies of 74 of the 81 South Africans killed in the Nigeria building collapse landed at the Waterkloof air force base on Sunday morning, SABC news reported. According to previous press reports three Zimbabweans were also expected to be repatriated with the South Africans. Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Social ... Read More »

Malema calls Zulu a ‘street girl’ just like Mugabe and threatens mass action against Zuma

EFF leader Julius Malema called Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu a “street girl” on Friday after she was physically restrained during a verbal altercation with one of his party’s MPs. “She’s a streetmeid [street girl],” he told reporters in Johannesburg. “She’s got no morals and does not qualify to be a minister taken seriously.” President Robert Mugabe called Zulu, when ... Read More »

Man busted in Zim exam leak scandal that could force thousands to resit

A ZIMBABWEAN court has jailed a man for nine months for buying  a leaked school-leavers’ exam paper for his brother, in the wake of a major paper leak scandal that will see hundreds of thousands of students forced to resit, the Herald newspaper reported on Thursday. Sixteen and 17-year-olds across Zimbabwe would be forced to resit four Ordinary Level examinations ... Read More »

SA cops rape stats shocker !

THE   Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is investigating  more than 60 rape cases involving police officers, shocking legislators. According to a document tabled by Ipid on Wednesday morning at a parliamentary briefing of  the police portfolio committee, 66 rapes by police officers between April and September this year, compared to 53 rapes during the same six-month period last year. ... Read More »

Mujuru remains in Zim as acting president after reports of resignation

JOHANNESBURG – AFTER widespread media speculation, yesterday, beleaguered  Zimbabwean vice president remained in office, as acting president after President Robert Mugabe left for Zambia. Online news site ZimEye, News 24 and later BBC in a story they later took down, reported that Mujuru, apparently fed up with constant personal attacks against, had finally thrown in the towel and tendered in ... Read More »

Farewell King Cobra

LUSAKA – The funeral of Zambian President Michael Sata attracted more than 50000 mourners in the capital, Lusaka, including several African leaders. Heroes Stadium was filled to capacity Tuesday with hundreds more waiting outside the gates. The funeral is  was  broadcast live on Zambian public television. Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe and Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta  were in attendance as well ... Read More »

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