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Rituals and African muthi booming business in SA prisons

ALTHOUGH prison is meant to be a place where criminals are punished, some are running booming businesses behind bars. A warder at Groenpunt Prison in Vereeniging, Gauteng, recently approached the SunTeam about the issue. She said she and her colleagues were scared for their lives as prisoners and other warders used muthi to make them sick at work. The warder claimed a...

Heartless woman dumps child and flees to Zimbabwe

WHEN her sister went to visit her boyfriend, Nomusa Mthembu thought she would return home soon as she had left her daughter with her. But it’s been a year and Nomusa’s sister hasn’t come home yet. Nomusa (45), from Phoenix, north of Durban, said her sister left her child (7) at their home last year. “We didn’t worry because she always left...

The plot thickens in the Anne Nhira vs Zodwa fight, as Grace Mugabe is fingered in the South African artist’s ban

The first lady of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Dr Grace Mugabe has been fingered in a sensational and deliberate plot to ban South African artists Zodwa wa Bantu from performing in the country Khuluma Afrika has learnt. Struggling actress and Zanu PF sympathiser Anne Nhira 'wrote a letter' to the acting Minister of Tourism, Hon Patrick Zhuwao, asking for Zodwa...

Woman vows to make neighbour’s life a living hell

HIS wife gave him money to buy meat, but Juluka wasn’t hungry. Instead, Juluka Mvulunga (52) from Bekkersdal, Gauteng went to his neighbour’s house. He used the R100 he got from his wife, Funeka Mvulenga (43) to allegedly pay for sex with his neighbour, Dieketseng Semathane (39). But Juluka’s conscience stared bothering him and he confessed to Funeka. Angry Funeka beat Dieketseng. “Every day...

It’s that time of the year again! The Reed Dance is upon the nation

They have undergone virginity testing in their districts throughout the province and now they are ready to affirm their purity before Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini. Every spring‚ thousands of maidens descend on the king’s Enyokeni Palace in Nongoma. And this year’s Reed Dance (Umkhosi Womhlanga)‚ facilitated by the KZN department of arts and culture and the Zulu royal household‚ takes...

Nurse severely assaults hospitalised patient

WHEN Awelani Rashaba fell sick, he was rushed to hospital. But he never thought he would end up being treated badly by a nurse. The 17-year-old’s family had hoped he’d be treated well, but they are now angry with Leratong Hospital in Mogale City, Gauteng. Awelani claimed he was klapped three times by a nurse who accused him of pulling out a...

Babes Wodumo’s missing link, black twitter reacts in memes

TWITTER is still tearing Babes Wodumo apart. It started on Monday evening when Babes took to twitter to announce she has lost a USB containing her new song. She then pleaded with followers to send her a link for the song which was contained in the USB. In her post, babes said she has lost her new song when she lost the...

Attridgeville man on the run after burning wife inside a shack

A man was said to have been acting strangely and saying “weird” things just before he allegedly doused his wife with petrol and set her and their home alight in Atteridgeville, Pretoria. The woman, Lyzah Seroka, 38, was next door with her family and brother in Matlejoane informal settlement in Saulsville shortly before the incident in the early hours on...

Argument in shops results in shooting of innocent 12 year-old boy

A stray bullet fired as two men argued inside a shop hit a 12-year-old boy in the head while he was buying groceries in Nelson Mandela Bay. The tragedy unfolded on Monday during an altercation between a 33-year-old shop owner of Booi Street‚ Kwazakele‚ and a man in the store. “The owner pulled out a firearm and shot at the other...

Minister’s friend is accused of r_ape, she distances herself from him

SMALL Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu has distanced herself from reports that a friend of hers allegedly r_aped a young woman. “This story has absolutely nothing to do with Minister Zulu,” her department said in a statement. Businessman Sazi Fakude allegedly kidnapped a 25-year-old woman from a Sandton nightclub and r_aped her in the early hours of last Monday, City Press...

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