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22 October 2018 7:04 PM E Guinea releases 34 political prisoners: opposition

Equatorial Guinea's main opposition party said 34 of its members were freed from prison on Monday following a pardon from strongman ruler Teodoro Obiang Nguema, but that many of them had been tortured. Those released include Jesus Mitogo, the sole parliamentary deputy of the opposition Citizens for Innovation (CI) party which was dissolved in February 20

22 October 2018 5:13 PM Man shot in BMW on M1 highway was a member of the Hawks

The driver of the BMW X1, who was shot on the M1 highway in Johannesburg on Monday afternoon, was a member of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), known as the Hawks. "We can confirm that the man who was shot and injured on the M1 north this afternoon is a member of the DPCI in Gauteng," Gauteng Hawks spokesperson Captain Ndivhuwo 19

22 October 2018 3:52 PM Woman dies after boyfriend allegedly attacks her with boiling water

A Gauteng man is under police guard in hospital after he was arrested for allegedly dousing his girlfriend with boiling water last week. The 42-year-old girlfriend, Primrose Mahlangu, died as a result of her injuries on Sunday morning. Kagiso police launched a manhunt for the man earlier on Monday afternoon who, according to spokesperson Captain Solomon 21

22 October 2018 1:04 PM ‘The dogs were in kill mode’

Seeing his neighbour being attacked by dogs spurred a Scottsville man to put his life on the line to save him. Duncan Buchanan (30) bravely stepped in as his neighbour, Victor Kabata, was being attacked by pitbulls that escaped from a neighbouring home on Windsdor Avenue on Sunday afternoon. He sustained several bites in the incident, including having 17

22 October 2018 4:21 AM Turkey vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it did not know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him. The Turkish leader's statement came the day after Saudi authorities 23

21 October 2018 7:16 PM Gama 'hears from media' he was fired as Transnet CEO

Siyabonga Gama's contract as CEO of Transnet has been terminated, the state-owned enterprises' chair Dr Popo Molefe told Fin24 late on Sunday afternoon. Molefe, who is abroad at the moment, confirmed the termination of Gama's contract to Fin24 in a WhatsApp message. "Yes Gama’s contract of employment has been terminated," Molefe told Fin24. Gama told Fin24 in a WhatsApp 22

21 October 2018 6:22 PM Marathon man Isner backs Wimbledon rule-change

London - John Isner has backed the change to Wimbledon's rules which will see the final set decided by a tie-break when the game score reached 12-12. The 33-year-old American was involved in the longest match in professional tennis history when he eventually overcame Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the final set of an 11-hour clash during the 2010 Championships 22

21 October 2018 5:17 PM Tsitsipas becomes first Greek ATP champion

Stockholm - Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek man to win an ATP title on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ernests Gulbis in Stockholm, ending the Latvian player's perfect record in finals. World No 16 Tsitsipas, who had lost both his previous finals this year to Rafael Nadal in Barcelona and Toronto, went one better than Nicholas Kalogeropoulos 23

21 October 2018 4:06 PM Marathon runner returns to reformed Ethiopia after exile

Addis Ababa - After two years of political exile that began at the Rio Olympic Games marathon finish line the athlete Feyisa Lilesa returned home to Ethiopia on Sunday saying the African nation was now a freer place. Lilesa, now 28, won the silver medal at Rio but his anti-government protest - holding his wrists together in imaginary handcuffs in front 25

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 25