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22 October 2018 10:24 AM Ethiopian marathoner who made Rio protest returns from exile

The Ethiopian marathon runner who made global headlines with an anti-government gesture at the Rio Olympics finish line returned from exile on Sunday after sports officials assured him he will not face prosecution. Feyisa Lilesa's return from the United States came several months after a reformist prime minister took office and announced sweeping political 15

21 October 2018 10:38 AM Gungubele: Rescuing VBS would send message that 'criminals can steal' and state will bail out

Deputy Finance Minister Mondli Gungubele has cautioned against a bailout of VBS Mutual Bank, saying rescuing the bank would send a message that “criminals can steal” and the state would pay, according to a Sunday Times report. Some MPs in the African National Congress (ANC) caucus have argued that government must step in to save the beleaguered bank, just as it did with African 22

19 October 2018 4:42 PM Kenya's ex-sports minister Wario charged over Olympic corruption

Former Kenyan sports minister Hassan Wario and two other officials were on Friday formally charged with corruption relating to the 2016 Rio Olympics on Friday. Wario pleaded not guilty to six charges levelled against him of abuse of office and was released on a $10 000 bond. However, Kipchoge Keino, a two-time Olympic gold medallist on the track and a former 22

19 October 2018 4:42 PM At least 50 people die after train runs over crowd in India

A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 50 people, a Congress party leader said. Pratap Singh Bajwa said the victims crowded the rail track on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state. He said they didn't see the train, which failed to stop after the accident 41

18 October 2018 5:58 PM Sergio Perez extends F1 contract with Force India

Austin - Force India has announced a one-year extension for 2019 for Mexican driver Sergio Perez ahead of the US Grand Prix and next weekend's return to Mexico City. Perez has been with Force India since 2014, and he and his management team have been closely involved in the restructuring of the team. He is expected to partner with Williams river Lance 21

18 October 2018 10:23 AM Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545 000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario and two other former sports ministry officials 23

16 October 2018 9:25 AM Inaugural Mr. Tekkie store to open in Cape Town on October 25

Mr. Tekkie, the shoe retailer founded by former executives and staff of Tekkie Town, plans to open its first store in Cape Town in late October. The inaugural store, to be opened on October 25, will be located on the corner of St Georges Mall and Strand Street in the Cape Town central business district. The former CEO of Tekkie Town and the new head of Mr. Tekkie 67

16 October 2018 8:46 AM WATCH: Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

A federal judge dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, saying the president made a "hyperbolic statement" against a political adversary when he tweeted about a composite sketch the porn actress' lawyer released. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued Trump in April after he said a composite 23

16 October 2018 6:02 AM Fees Must Fall activist Bongani Khanyile to be sentenced

Convicted Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile will be sentenced by the Durban Regional Court on Tuesday. The Durban University of Technology (DUT) student was found guilty on charges of public violence, possession of a dangerous weapon and failing to comply with police instruction. In July, a 40-minute police video that allegedly implicated Khanyile 21

15 October 2018 4:54 PM Proteas not ruling out 2 spinners for World Cup

Cape Town - The Proteas have not ruled out the possibility of fielding two spinners at next year's Cricket World Cup in England. While England has historically been considered a country that aids swing and seam bowling, the Proteas may be tempted to go in to certain matches with two specialist spinners in their starting XI. Imran Tahir is easily South 26