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25 February 2018 7:02 AM Comic Con heads to Africa

Johannesburg - Members of the cast of the most successful TV series of all time, Game of Thrones, and of comedy series The Big Bang Theory are heading for our shores. This was announced at the launch of Comic Con Africa at the Kyalami Convention Centre on Tuesday. Confirmed visitors to the event will include video game voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan 12

24 February 2018 1:28 PM Police captain gunned down in KZN business robbery

Maphumulo – A police captain was shot and killed during a business robbery in Maphumulo, KwaZulu-Natal on Friday afternoon, provincial police confirmed. KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele on Saturday said the incident happened at around 16:10, when an unknown number of suspects entered the local hardware store and robbed the employees of an undisclosed 16

24 February 2018 10:56 AM Opposition politician killed with machetes in Tanzania

Nairobi - An opposition politician was hacked to death at his home in central Tanzania on Thursday night, police said on Friday, as his party described the murder as a "political assassination." Godfrey Luena, of the Chadema party, was the elected head of the small Namawala municipality in the central Morogoro Region. He was the second party official 18

23 February 2018 8:58 AM SAA passenger flights unaffected as three cargo planes grounded

Cape Town - South African Airways (SAA) says it has suspended some of its freighter aircraft services, SAA Cargo due to maintenance compliance issues. The issue dates back to a collision avoidance system software upgrade requirement, following an operating exemption issued in 2017, which has since expired - causing SAA to "add the self-imposed grounding" 24

23 February 2018 7:26 AM Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, AU, Boko Haram

Harare – One of the lecturers who supervised Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis is reportedly being investigated by the Zimbabwe anti-graft agency. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, University of Zimbabwe (UZ), lecturer Professor, Claude Mararike faced arrest once investigations were concluded. Zimbabwe Anti-corruption commission (ZACC) spokesperson 16

22 February 2018 5:27 PM Kidnapped British couple still not found

Johannesburg - An elderly British couple have been kidnapped in South Africa, police said on Thursday, amid reports they were abducted by extremists suspected to have links to the Islamic State group. The British foreign office confirmed that a pair of Britons had been kidnapped and warned of a heightened risk of attacks by "terrorists" in South Africa 27

22 February 2018 11:41 AM EXCLUSIVE: Attempt to kill Jerome 'Donkie' Booysen's brother in Pollsmoor Prison

Cape Town - There has been an attempt on the life of Colin Booysen - the brother of alleged Sexy Boys gang boss Jerome "Donkie" Booysen - in prison, his attorney has said. News24 understands that Colin Booysen, who is an accused in the extortion case centering around suspected underworld kingpin Nafiz Modack, was targeted on Thursday. He is detained 25

21 February 2018 3:54 PM Mugabe 'finally' sends condolence message to Tsvangirai's family – report

Harare – Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe has reportedly "finally broken his silence" and sent a last minute condolence message to his late rival, opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai's family. According to New Zimbabwe.com, the message from Mugabe was confirmed by the Movement for Democratic Change's acting president Nelson Chamisa just before the coffin 28

21 February 2018 3:26 PM Cape Town car washes slapped with R3 000 fines for using municipal water

Cape Town - Eleven car washes were fined for using municipal water on Wednesday, the City of Cape Town has confirmed. In a water bylaw operation in Khayelitsha, Wallacedene and Bloekombos, metro police officers, along with law enforcement and traffic services, focused on contraventions of water restrictions amid the province’s drought crisis. "In Khayelitsha 32

21 February 2018 11:51 AM Ackermanns face no police action after nightclub 'brawl'

Cape Town - Johan and his son Ruan Ackermann will face no further action from police after the alleged nightclub brawl they were involved in last December. The father and son duo, who are with English club Gloucester, were implicated in an incident that took place in a Cheltenham nightclub. Personal trainer Harry Allen, 24, opened up to Sport24 about 27