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15 January 2019 10:26 AM WATCH: I was so close to playing for Barcelona

Cape Town – Former Bafana Bafana captain Mbulelo Mabizela says that if it wasn’t for his drug and alcohol abuse he would have been playing for Spanish giants Barcelona. The now retired 38-year-old Mabizela is an HIV/Aids councillor and spends most of his time giving advice to young people on how to avoid drug and alcohol abuse. "The major stumbling block 71

31 December 2018 4:48 AM Police uncover R1.5m stash in Durban flat

A 53-year-old man is expected to appear in court on Monday after allegedly running a drug laboratory from an apartment in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban. Mandrax and heroin with a street value of R1.5m was found on the premises. The arrest followed a raid on the premises on Friday night by various police units, KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel 54

16 December 2018 6:20 AM Alleged drug peddler nabbed on street corner with drugs worth R700 000

A major drug haul worth R700 000 was made on a street corner in Benoni on Saturday where a man was found with a variety of drugs, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed. Acting on a tip, the suspected drug peddler was arrested on the corner of Rothsay Street and Bedford Avenue, spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago said in a statement 50

11 December 2018 3:33 PM Police operation in Sophiatown leads to arrests of 19 people

Increased police visibility in Sophiatown, Gauteng, has led to the arrest of 19 suspects for various offences. Ten are facing charges of being in possession of drugs, three for domestic violence, one for pointing of a firearm, one for armed robbery, and four for theft and other crimes. "Police are working hard to find drug manufacturing labs and drug lords 51

04 December 2018 8:06 AM Zimbabwe doctors strike demanding better pay and conditions

The southern African nation is short of United States dollars, the currency it adopted in 2009, causing price spikes and shortages of basic goods, medicines, and fuel. Mathabisi Bebhe, secretary general of the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association, which represents more than 1 000 members, said on Monday that most junior doctors at the five major hospitals 33

27 November 2018 3:13 PM Father accidentally kills 5-year-old son in freak accident

A five-year-old boy died on Thanksgiving Day after his father accidentally reversed his car over over him at their home in Hamburg, New York. Little James Walsh was outside when his father, Patrick Walsh, backed out of the driveway and accidentally struck him on Thursday 22 November, according to the Miami Herald. The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital 38

27 November 2018 7:05 AM US charges Honduran president's brother with drug conspiracy

A brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez has been charged in the US with scheming to bring tons of cocaine into the country. Federal prosecutors in New York announced drug conspiracy and other charges against Antonio "Tony" Hernandez on Monday. He has previously denied involvement in any illegal activities. The former Honduran congressman 45

26 November 2018 11:03 AM DRC starts first-ever trial testing Ebola drugs

The World Health Organisation says the Democratic Republic of Congo has begun the first-ever trial to test the effectiveness and safety of four experimental Ebola drugs, the first time scientists have directly compared such treatments. In a statement on Monday, the UN health agency described it as "a giant step" that would "bring clarity about what works 49

21 November 2018 10:18 AM Woman hitchhiking to Cape Town nabbed in cocaine bust

A woman who is believed to have been hitchhiking to Cape Town was arrested after a police dog unit found her with 2kg of cocaine, Southern Cape police said on Wednesday. The woman, 33, who is a foreign national, had been travelling in a truck on the N1 when the Central Karoo K-9 unit pulled the vehicle over in the early hours of Tuesday morning, said Captain 55

20 November 2018 4:41 PM British sprinter Levine banned after failing drug test

London - British sprinter Nigel Levine has been suspended from all sport for four years after testing positive for banned drug clenbuterol, UK Anti-Doping announced on Tuesday. Levine failed a drugs test on November 24 last year and it emerged in February that he had been provisionally suspended. Announcing the four-year ban on Tuesday, UKAD said the 29-year-old's 40