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  • Jubilant celebrations across SA for Women's Day

    09 August 2018 6:57 PM 39

    It was a day of jubilant celebrations across South Africa as the nation celebrated the victories and accomplishments of women. While a number of events were held, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed a gathering in Paarl in the Western Cape. While Ramaphosa called for the exploitation and brutalisation of women to end, he was confronted with a small group

  • 3 arrested for stealing MTN, Vodacom tower batteries

    09 August 2018 5:50 PM 52

    Three people have been arrested after they allegedly stole batteries from cellphone towers belonging to service providers MTN and Vodacom. Nkosi-Malobane said approximately 16 Vodacom batteries and 24 MTN batteries were stolen from Carletonville, west of Gauteng. She said the arrest comes after a joint operation by the Gauteng Organised Crime private

  • Man busted with stash of drugs worth over R5m on bus in Eastern Cape

    09 August 2018 10:08 AM 55

    Police have caught a man in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of R5m on a bus in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape on Wednesday. Police spokesperson Captain Siphokazi Mawisa said on Thursday that the 39-year-old man was arrested after police followed up on information that he would be travelling with the drugs on a bus to Johannesburg

  • Zambia denies Zimbabwe opposition figure asylum

    08 August 2018 6:32 PM 67

    Human Rights Watch says Zimbabwe senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been denied asylum in Zambia and is being deported to Zimbabwe shortly. Southern Africa director Dewa Mavhinga says Biti told him that "It looks like they have made a decision to hand us back to the Junta. We are truly in God's hands." Biti was detained on Wednesday morning while

  • Zimbabwe opposition official freed, lawyer says

    08 August 2018 2:12 PM 20

    A lawyer says Zimbabwe senior opposition official Tendai Biti has been released after being arrested while trying to enter Zambia and is now seeking asylum. Denford Halimani says details are not immediately clear on the circumstances around Biti's release but the lawyer can confirm that he is now on Zambian soil. Biti is part of the opposition Movement

  • Ebola vaccinations begin in DRC's latest deadly outbreak

    08 August 2018 1:19 PM 39

    The World Health Organisation says experts are starting to carry out Ebola vaccinations in Democratic Republic of Congo's latest deadly outbreak. Health officials have warned that containing the outbreak is complicated by the presence of multiple armed groups in the northeast region that borders Uganda and Rwanda. DRC's health ministry says at least

  • Pretoria man’s 'mystery' death: Autopsy points to suicide, but family suspects foul play

    08 August 2018 12:43 PM 37

    His family believe he was murdered, but police say an autopsy has shown Ronald Moreland may have taken his own life. The 46-year-old’s wife, Lizé, found him dead in the garden of their Pretoria home on the afternoon of 2 July. The recently concluded autopsy showed no signs he had been murdered, said police spokesperson Captain Johannes Maheso. "We suspect

  • Italy to provide vessels to Libyan coast guard

    07 August 2018 7:23 PM 41

    Italian lawmakers have approved 10 new patrol boats and two larger ships for the Libyan coast guard, as part of measures by the populist government to control migration. News agency ANSA reported that the vessels, approved by the Senate on Monday, will be ready to deploy by the end of August. Human rights groups are increasing protesting against Libyan

  • KZN man arrested for allegedly hacking father, brother to death

    07 August 2018 5:23 PM 31

    A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly hacking to death his father and brother at KwaNgqekwane area in Melmoth, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday. Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the man was due to appear in the Melmoth Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on two charges of murder. He was arrested on Tuesday morning after police attended to the scene

  • Four more dead from Ebola in DRC

    07 August 2018 5:17 PM 42

    Four more people have died from Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, two weeks after another outbreak that killed 33 people in the northwest was declared over, the Congolese health ministry has said. Four new deaths from people who tested positive for the disease were recorded in the Beni region in North Kivu province, a region with deep security