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Crime is good for economy, creates more jobs – says Minister of Police

Commenting on the increasing rate of crime and hijackings in South Africa, Minister of police Fikile Mbalula said on Saturday morning that though the rate of crime is worsening, it is on the other hand good for the economy and society. “Just imagine if we didn’t have criminals, we wouldn’t need police officers and security guards. Meaning some people would...

Child dies in hospital while nurses watch video on cellphone

When his daughter Hlengiwe Thubana started having labour pains on Friday night, she was rushed to KwaMhlanga Hospital’s maternity ward. But instead of admitting her, the nurses were allegedly watching a video on a cellphone and referred her to KwaMhlanga Clinic. At the clinic, Hlengiwe was referred back to the hospital as she was a minor, but because of her...

Zimbabwe Prophet claims he beat up God in a heaven wrestling match, wins using Batista bomb

Harare - A local controversial prophet from Zimbabwe has made sensational claims that he fought and defeated God in a heaven sanctioned wrestling match. Prophet T Madungwe's flyer stating the absurd claims has since gone viral on social media, attracting thousands of shares. Speaking to a local reporter, the prophet said he was going around heaven checking the territorial integrity of the...

Somizi to release braille version of his book

Somizi is set to introduce his hit memoir Dominoes: Unbreakable Spirit to a new audience after apparently striking a deal to release the book in braille. He announced the news on his Metro FM breakfast show with DJ Fresh this week, explaining that the idea came from meeting a blind listener who regularly contributed to the show. "Our friendship has inspired...

Gauteng hospitals a mess

THE Life Esidimeni tragedy put the spotlight on psychiatric wards and it has emerged that many are in a shocking state. According to the DA’s health spokesman in Gauteng Jack Bloom, there is a shortage of 2 700 beds for psychiatric patients in the province. Speaking at the Gauteng Legislature yesterday, Bloom said last year public hospitals admitted 18 387 psychiatric...

Rhythm City to honour Dumi with ‘final send off’

Writers and producers at e.tv's popular soapie Rhythm City are set to meet in the next few days to discuss how they will write late actor Dumi Masilela's character out of the series, following his death earlier this month. Dumi, who played the role of Sifiso Ngema on the soapie died after being shot in an attempted hijacking on August...

Traffic cops dismissed over R7.4m fraud

THE Limpopo transport department says it has dismissed at least three officials after R7.4m was stolen from its traffic summons account. The department said the corruption was uncovered by its anti-fraud and corruption unit. Department spokesperson Joshua Kwapa said three officials had been dismissed while 10 resigned after the investigations. One official is going through a disciplinary hearing. "The investigation and the breakthrough...

10-year-old ‘burglar’ shot by houseowner

The girl had allegedly sneaked into the house with an eight-year-old boy through a small window‚ said Colonel Mtsholi Bhembe. "When police arrived at the scene they found the complainant‚ who is the owner of the house and he pointed to two minors right inside the house‚" said Bhembe. The man claimed to have heard a noise inside his house as...

Mkhukhu mansion!

SIMON Balangile was orphaned in his early teens and had to live under a bridge. After he had finished begging for the day, he’d walk along streets lined with nice mansions, admiring the large double storey houses in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. Today, the 44-year-old from Tambo section near Westonaria has built his own mkhukhu mansion! “I’ve realised that life is what you...

Oscar allowed out of jail for grandmother’s funeral

On Wednesday morning Oscar Pistorius was allowed to say farewell to his grandmother, a source close to the family told YOU Magazine. Joyce Bekker, the mother of Oscar, Carl and Aimee’s mom, Sheila, died as a result of old age-related complications last week Thursday, at the age of 93. A memorial service was held for her at the Anglican St. Michael’s...

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