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12 December 2018 6:00 AM Mnangagwa says will make public Zim post-election violence report

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly reassured Zimbabweans that he would make public the report by a commission of inquiry into the post-election violence that left at least six people dead on August 1. According to NewsDay, Mnangagwa said this while speaking to heads of foreign missions in the country at a re-alignment workshop. The report quoted 12

11 December 2018 5:01 PM Kenyan police: Key suspect in Italian's kidnapping arrested

Kenyan police officials on Tuesday said they have detained the man they believe to be responsible for the kidnapping of an Italian volunteer. The suspect, identified as Ibrahim Adan Omar, was arrested in Bangali town in Tana county on Sunday, said James Akoru, a senior police official based at the Kenyan coast. Police had offered a $10 000 reward for Adan, who they described 17

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 18

11 December 2018 12:55 PM Social media surpasses newspapers as news source

A survey says Americans today are more likely to get news from social media websites than newspapers. The Pew Research Centre said on Monday that 20% of Americans cited social media as a frequent news source, compared to 16% that credited newspapers. It's the first time since Pew has found sites like Facebook and Twitter outpacing newspapers. Pew has been asking 18

11 December 2018 12:44 PM Kings to return to Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in 2019

Cape Town - The Southern Kings will return to the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in 2019 when the PRO14 gets underway again. After struggling to settle on a new lease agreement with the Mandela Bay Development Agency, the Kings have played their last 5 matches at the modest Madibaz Stadium. But, according to the Herald, a deal has now close to being finalised 18

11 December 2018 5:39 AM Bus full of suspects arrested for public violence, malicious damage to property

A bus full of suspects was escorted to the Sandton police station on Monday after the 105 occupants, alleged to be striking workers, were arrested on charges of public violence and malicious damage to property, say Gauteng police. Spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said it was expected to take about two days to process and charge the group, suspected 17

10 December 2018 2:17 PM ATM blasts: Two men sentenced to 24 years for dealing in explosives

The Burgersfort Regional Court in Limpopo has sentenced two men, who were caught in possession of explosives meant for ATM blasts and cash-in-transit heists, to 24 years behind bars. "It is hoped that the sentences will send a strong message that those who are involved in the illegal supply of explosives will go to jail for a very long time," Captain 17

10 December 2018 12:11 PM South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

The World Health Organisation says Ebola vaccinations soon will begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak based in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. A statement says South Sudan's health ministry will begin vaccinating some health workers and other frontline workers in the capital, Juba, on December 19. No Ebola 18

10 December 2018 7:05 AM Record number of tries in Cape Town

Cape Town - Fiji won the fourth instalment of the HSBC Cape Town Sevens - becoming the fourth different champion in the Mother City - on a weekend which delivered the most tries ever at a packed Cape Town Stadium. When USA speedster, Carlin Isles, crossed the tryline in injury time of the Cup final, he scored the 297th five-pointer of the weekend, which 27

09 December 2018 2:12 PM Man arrested after telling kids Father Christmas isn't real

US police say a 31-year-old protester who told children Santa Claus is not real has been arrested for trespassing at a North Texas church. Aaron Urbanski was arrested on Saturday after authorities were called to a church in Cleburne, which was hosting a breakfast with Santa event. Police say they found three people demonstrating outside the church after 19