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  • Man arrested for axe-murder of 85-year-old

    21 January 2018 9:10 AM 13

    Johannesburg - A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an 85-year-old woman in Dutywa, Eastern Cape, police said on Sunday. The man, aged 34, was arrested in Candu Village – the same area where the murder victim lived, Captain Jackson Manatha said in a statement. He is now due to make his first court appearance on Monday at the Dutywa

  • SANDF warns of recruitment scam

    20 January 2018 11:38 AM 18

    Cape Town - The South African National Defence Force has warned of a recruitment scam operating in the Eastern and Western Cape. Defence spokesperson, Brigadier General Mafi Mgobozi, said they believed a syndicate was posing as a recruitment agency of the SANDF. “These perpetrators mislead and lure innocent victims into paying a certain amount of money

  • EFF condemns call for inquest into Winnie Mandela

    20 January 2018 7:20 AM 20

    Johannesburg – The Economic Freedom Fighters have condemned calls by Mandla Mandela for an inquest into Winnie Mandela to probe the death of Stompie Moeketsi and Abu-Baker Asvat, calling Mandla a “pseudo tribal chief”. “These two cases were not only settled by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, but mama Winnie Mandela has already paid the price

  • US says airstrike in Somalia kills 4 members of al-Shabaab

    19 January 2018 3:01 PM 25

    Mogadishu - The US military says it has carried out an airstrike in Somalia that killed four members of the al-Shabaab extremist group. A statement on Friday from the US Africa Command says the strike was carried out on Thursday about 50km northwest of the port city of Kismayo. The statement says no civilians were killed. The US military carried out more than 30 drone

  • WATCH: Group of armed men brazenly rob Durban home

    19 January 2018 2:20 PM 27

    Durban – A group of armed robbers have been caught on video robbing a Durban home, police said on Friday. The attack, which occurred on Thursday afternoon, has prompted police to investigate a case of house robbery, spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said. "A family was allegedly accosted by a group of armed males who robbed them of assorted jewellery

  • Motata lied, says evidence leader in tribunal probing his conduct

    19 January 2018 12:02 PM 22

    Johannesburg – Retired Judge Nkola Motata has been accused of lying during cross-examination before a judicial tribunal probing his conduct. Evidence leader Advocate Ivy Thenga, who was presenting her closing argument, said Motata had submitted two versions of how he was provoked into using "racist" language at the scene of a crash in January 2007. Motata's

  • Winnie loses appeal in battle for Madiba's Qunu homestead

    19 January 2018 11:14 AM 26

    Bloemfontein – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has lost her claim to former president Nelson Mandela's Qunu homestead, in a decision handed down on Friday by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein. The SCA dismissed the appeal regarding the review application, but upheld an appeal against the costs order granted by the Eastern Cape Local Division, Mthatha

  • African countries use Trump's vulgar 'shithole' comment to boost tourism campaigns

    19 January 2018 10:30 AM 24

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Green Bay. (Evan Vucci, AP) Johannesburg — First, there was outrage in Africa at US President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent. Now some tourism operators are humourously exploiting it to promote Africa's many attractions. Trump referred to African nations

  • Eastern Cape woman, 85, hacked to death with an axe

    19 January 2018 9:28 AM 28

    East London - An 85-year-old woman was hacked to death with an axe at Candu village in Dutywa, Eastern Cape, police said on Friday. It is alleged that a man who was wearing a balaclava attacked Silvia Thandiwe Dyasi in her home on Thursday night, said Captain Jackson Manatha. "The suspect who was armed with an axe allegedly hacked the old woman. She died instantly

  • EXCLUSIVE: Roy Bennett 'suffered a lot to build a new Zimbabwe'

    19 January 2018 8:48 AM 28

    Cape Town – Zimbabwe's main opposition, the Movement for Democratic Change party's deputy president Nelson Chamisa has described Roy Bennett’s unexpected death in a helicopter crash in the US as "a big loss to the country's democratic struggle". In an interview with News24, Chamisa said that Bennett's death was a huge blow to democracy, as the country