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Motsoeledi to challenge Nandipha Magudumana’s arguments in court

Nandipha Magudumana's urgent application to the high court in Bloemfontein, which seeks to declare her arrest and detention wrongful and unlawful, has been postponed to June 1 to allow the department of home affairs time to file opposing papers. Magudumana was arrested in April in Tanzania with her boyfriend Thabo…
26 May 7AM 2 min

Prince Mashele’s ‘lies’ about Herman Mashaba’s biography cause a stir

The author of Herman Mashaba’s book, Prince Mashele, says he was never paid but received a loan from Mashaba. Mashele, a political analyst and author, has been giving media interviews, including on eNCA and Radio 702. He made headlines after the Sunday Times reported Mashaba funded the book The Outsider: The…
24 May 6AM 4 min

South Africans must remain alert amid cholera outbreak - health department 

The department of health has warned South Africans to remain on alert amid a cholera outbreak. On May 22 the total number of confirmed cases was 51. The department has adopted a multisector response approach, which includes the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and department of water and sanitation. 
23 May 7AM 5 min

 Zandile Khumalo breaks down at Meyiwa trial 

Much anticipated witness in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial Zandile Khumalo broke down during her testimony on Thursday. Giving evidence led by prosecutor George Baloyi, Khumalo pointed out accused number 2, Bongani Ntanzi, as one of the intruders inside the house in Vosloorus in October 2014. 
18 May 10AM 5 min

Lawyer calls bluff on witness request for a media blackout in Meyiwa trial 

The prosecutor in the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, George Baloyi, told the Pretoria high court on Wednesday next witness feared a social media “onslaught” if she testified live on camera. According to attorney representing electronic media Dan Rosengarten, the state made generalised points that she fears for her life. He…
17 May 11AM 6 min

National blackout unlikely, but don't be naive

Expect higher stages of load-shedding this winter, but the possibility of a grid collapse is low, say energy experts. Higher load-shedding stages do not mean things are deteriorating, says energy economist Lungile Mashele. She adds that Eskom will experience a difficult time, but a complete blackout will not happen. This…
17 May 11AM 5 min

Thabo Bester’s counsel asks court to confirm if their client is the real Thabo Bester

Thabo Bester’s legal team asked the court to verify if the man who appeared virtually in court on Tuesday is Bester. The request was made by incoming legal counsel after Bester’s previous counsel officially withdrew from representing him. The convicted murderer and rapist appeared virtually in the Bloemfontein magistrate's court…
16 May 8AM 4 min

It’s not expensive, it's an 'average cost' - EFF clarifies gala tickets prices

A political party must be run and operated by the people it represents and the EFF’s birthday celebration donations is an opportunity to do that, says the EFF. The party is asking for donations, including livestock, and is selling gala dinner tickets before its 10th anniversary celebrations. EFF spokesperson Leigh-Ann…
11 May 8AM 4 min

I was beaten for a confession: Meyiwa witness

Mthokozisi Twala, a friend of  Senzo Meyiwa, told the Pretoria high court on Wednesday he was beaten by unknown men, with police officers' knowledge, in a bid to get him to confess to the soccer star's murder.According to Twala, he was taken to Johannesburg from his home in Umlazi, Durban,…
3 May 12PM 6 min

Witness in Meyiwa trial says he was reluctant to go to Vosloorus house

The fourth state witness in the murder trial of soccer star Senzo Meyiwa took to the stand in the Pretoria high court on Tuesday. Mthokozisi Twala, who was inside the house when Meyiwa was killed in October 2014, became friends with Meyiwa through his wife Mandisa Mkhize. Twala told the…
2 May 11AM 6 min

Amad’s resignation not related to no-confidence motion: Lesufi  

Thapelo Amad stepped down as Johannesburg mayor on the eve of council debating a motion of no confidence against him set for Tuesday. His resignation was announced by Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi on Monday night. According to Lesufi, Amad was not running from the matter.  
25 Apr 5AM 3 min

Child sex ring kingpin Ackerman found guilty on over 700 charges 

DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that some of the content in this story contains graphic details and may be offensive to younger audiences.  Child sex ring kingpin Gerhard Ackerman was found guilty on more than 700 charges including the sexual exploitation and sex trafficking of young boys by the Johannesburg high…
24 Apr 9AM 4 min
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