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Mom Sells 19 Month Old Son On Gumtree

Mom sells 19 month old Son
A 20-year-old mother who tried to sell her baby online felt "nothing" when she handed him over to a buyer last year. The Pietermaritzburg Regional Court yesterday heard that the woman had interacted with the child in a "robotic" way. The woman has pleaded guilty to contravening the Human Trafficking Act in that she advertised the sale of her 19-month-old son...

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: “Qunu home is still Mine”

Madikizela-Mandela claims that although the civil union was dissolved through a divorce, the customary marriage, which took place in 1958 by payment of ilobolo to her family, had not been dissolved. File photo
Civil and customary law came under the spotlight in the Mthatha High Court yesterday as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela launched her claim to former president Nelson Mandela's Qunu house. The property was bequeathed to the Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Family Trust by Mandela for the benefit of his family - including his wife, Graça Machel, and her children. But Madikizela-Mandela claims it was given...

South Africa Slides Into A Race War

There is a race war in South Africa. It is 364 years old. Though we agreed to cease fire 22 years ago, we are agreeing to open fire again. It was just one of a series of tweets posted by Shaka Sisulu, grandson of Walter, and the rest revealed a less literal meaning; but that didn't matter to the frightened...

Motorists Kill Smash And Grab Tsotsi In Capetown

CAPE TOWN - A smash-and-grab suspect has been killed on Jakes Gerwel Drive in Cape Town, after he was shot by a motorist, eye witness news has reported. It’s understood the man was attempting a smash-and-grab when he was shot this afternoon. The metro police's Yolanda Faro said, “The motorist shot the perpetrator and he was fatally wounded. She is receiving trauma counselling.” Faro...

Jacob Zuma Blames Christianity For South Africa’s Problems

Jacob Zuma, South Africa's first Zulu president, told an event in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal that Christianity brought about "orphans" and "old-age homes" thereby destroying Africa's traditions, according to South Africa's Times newspaper. "As Africans, long before the arrival of religion and gospel, we had our own ways of doing things," he said. "Those were times that the religious people...

Vusi Nova Is Facing Jail Time On Fraud Charges

Vusi Nova
AWARD-WINNING Afro-pop musician Vusumzi “Vusi Nova ” Nongxa is facing jail time after he was arrested on fraud charges. Vusi Nova, according to police documents, was embroiled in fraud totalling close to R1million between 2011 and 2014. He and his co-accused, a Dr Joseph “Joe ” Safra, allegedly swindled their business associate, the late Leon Kruger, of R836 400. Kruger died in...

Muvhango, Generations In Serious Trouble For Satanic WITCHCRAFT, MUTI Storylines!

The Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) has accused the SABC of unfair portrayal of African culture and religion.
The Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) has accused the SABC of unfair portrayal of African culture and religion. The main issue is about storylines in Generations: The Legacy and Muvhango. THO complained that the two popular soapies depicted African spirituality, traditional healing and ubungoma in a derogatory way. According to national co-ordinator of THO, Phephsile Maseko, the episode in question on SABC1’s Generationssuggests...

South Africa’s Multi-Millionaires Bailing Out Of The Country Because Of Poor Economic Conditions

South Africa's multi-millionaires bailing out of the country
Last year was a particularly bad year for SA millionaires, according to the latest South Africa 2016 Wealth Report by New World Wealth. The number of these so-called high net worth Individuals (HNWI) declined by 18% during 2015 - from 46,800 at the end of 2014 to 38,500 at the end of 2015. HNWIs are defined as people with net...

Zindzi Mandela’s Mansion Overrun By Rats

The rundown yard and stinking swimming pool of the Houghton mansion owned by Zindzi Mandela
Neighbours of Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi are fuming over the state of her derelict Houghton mansion, which they say has caused rat and termite infestations in the posh suburb. Residents said that two years after the City of Johannesburg stepped in, using public funds to clean up the 4000m² property, it remains an eyesore, devaluing neighbouring homes. Mandela is based in...

Barclays To Sell Absa And Exit Africa

Barclays to Sell Absa Bank
London-based Barclays has decided to sell its Africa operations, which includes the Absa Group, the Financial Times said. The sale forms part of Barclays' plans to focus on US and UK markets and is expected to be announced tomorrow. The Financial Times reported that the Barclays board decided last week to exit Africa after a review led by new CEO Jes...

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