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  • Zimbabwe police break up opposition event

    03 August 2018 12:41 PM 43

    Zimbabwean police with batons and shields have broken up a press conference by opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, who has alleged rigging of the presidential election. Police have chased away reporters without explanation. There is no sign of Chamisa. The electoral commission overnight announced that President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former enforcer of longtime

  • Egypt says wanted ex-minister arrested in Italy released

    03 August 2018 12:24 PM 28

    Egypt's Foreign Ministry says Italian authorities have released a former minister wanted in Egypt after detaining him briefly. The ministry's Thursday statement says Mohammed Mahsoob's release took place after the Italians determined Mashsoob has held Italian citizenship since 2016. On Wednesday, Mahsoob released an online video saying he was held at Comiso

  • Zimbabwe observers urge transparency in results

    03 August 2018 11:27 AM 46

    An independent election observers group is urging the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission to urgently release results from individual polling stations to allay concerns about possible irregularities in Monday's vote. The local Zimbabwe Election Support Network says the commission should post the information on its website "to enhance transparency and accountability

  • LIVE: #Zim elections: Mnangagwa 'won by force... No, I'm not happy', says opposition supporter

    03 August 2018 9:42 AM 26

    Anxious Zimbabweans are waiting to see what would happen next. In Kuwadzana, a poor suburb outside the capital where groups of youths overnight sang and chanted MDC slogans before results were announced, it was silent. One street vendor in the capital on Friday morning, Roy Mukwena, said Mnangagwa "won by force. No, I'm not happy, just because these

  • Govt won't appeal Grace Mugabe immunity judgment

    03 August 2018 7:57 AM 45

    The South African government will not appeal a South Gauteng High Court judgment that ruled the decision to grant former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity was "an error of law". "We have studied the judgment and came to the conclusion that we will not appeal," Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu said at a briefing

  • Ramaphosa congratulates Mnangagwa on Zimbabwe election victory

    03 August 2018 6:29 AM 45

    President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the chairperson of SADC, has called and congratulated Emmerson Mnangagwa on his election as president of Zimbabwe, following elections which were held on Monday. "President Ramaphosa has appealed to all political leaders and the people of Zimbabwe to accept the outcome of the election and should they have challenges

  • Public schools on private land could be threatened by land expropriation

    02 August 2018 5:31 PM 22

    Equal Education says public schools situated on private land may be under threat because of land expropriation. In a statement issued on Thursday, the organisation said the South African Schools Act makes provision for schools to be operated on private land through a long-term lease, but that this right is being threatened by farm owners controlling

  • Egypt Coptic Church halts accepting monks after bishop death

    02 August 2018 5:20 PM 48

    Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church says it will not accept new monks in monasteries nationwide for a year after the recent death of a bishop inside a monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo. The church said in a statement on Thursday that the measure, which goes into effect starting this month, is among others taken after Bishop Epiphanius, head of St. Macarius

  • KZN cops bust hydroponic dagga lab in plush suburb

    02 August 2018 2:17 PM 52

    KwaZulu-Natal police swooped in on a hydroponic dagga lab in the heart of the upmarket suburb of Westville on Thursday morning. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said, through astute intelligence, the eThekwini Inner and Outer West clusters descended on the property at 06:00. "They entered a house on Meerut Road where they found three

  • A possible 15 years in jail for assault rifle 'shooting' – has Malema EFFed up?

    02 August 2018 12:18 PM 32

    EFF leader Julius Malema will certainly have to appear in court for allegedly discharging an assault rifle in a public space and may face jail time of a minimum of 15 years, says a leading legal expert specialising in firearms law who spoke to News24 on the condition of anonymity. "The NPA (National Prosecuting Authority) will have to prosecute Malema