Tag Archives: South Africa

SA court clears way for Zuma prosecution


A South African court has dismissed an appeal by President Jacob Zuma challenging the reinstatement of corruption charges against him, reports local media. People watching the case are tweeting using the hashtag #SpyTapes because a key part of the case were secretly recorded phone conversations. Mr Zuma and other government officials have been accused of taking kickbacks from the purchase ...

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Uber driver sacked over ‘kidnap’


A taxi driver accused of kidnapping a young motorist after a traffic accident in South Africa has been struck off Uber’s roster, eNCA news site reports. The news site has spoken to the father of the alleged victim. He says his son was forced to enter another vehicle by an Uber driver who attempted to extort money from him after a ...

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We won’t appeal against World Cup replay unless… – South Africa

Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life by Fifa

South African football chiefs have agreed a 2018 World Cup qualifying tie against Senegal should be replayed “on ethical and moral grounds”. World governing body Fifa ordered the replay after the referee for the original game, Joseph Lamptey, was banned for manipulating the match. The South African Football Association (Safa) had been considering an appeal but now says it agrees with Fifa. ...

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South African Deputy President admits to extra-marital affair

Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted having an extra-marital affair, but denied reports of multiple affairs. Speaking after allegations about his private life were published in newspapers, he accused political opponents of trying to smear him. Mr Ramaphosa is planning to contest the leadership of the governing African National Congress (ANC). President Jacob Zuma steps down from the ...

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White farmers convicted for putting black man in coffin


Two white South African farmers who forced a black man into a coffin have been convicted of attempted murder and kidnapping. Victor Mlotshwa, 27, was beaten and forced into the coffin by Theo Martins Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen in August 2016. The pair have yet to be sentenced. They had denied the charges. The case has caused outrage in South ...

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South Africa grants Grace Mugabe immunity despite assault claim


South Africa has granted diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, allowing her to leave the country without answering questions about an assault allegation. President Robert Mugabe and his wife arrived back in Harare early on Sunday. Mrs Mugabe, 52, is accused of assaulting model Gabriella Engels a week ago at a Johannesburg hotel where her sons were staying. ...

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Grace Mugabe back in Zimbabwe amid SA assault claims


The wife of the Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has returned home from South Africa, despite allegations of an assault at a hotel in Johannesburg. Grace Mugabe, 52, landed at Harare early on Sunday, Zimbabwean radio said. She had intended to appear at a summit on Saturday but failed to show. She also applied for diplomatic immunity but it was unclear ...

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Grace Mugabe back from South Africa despite assault claim


Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has returned home from South Africa after failing to turn herself in to police in Johannesburg to face accusations of assault, officials say. It was not immediately clear why Mrs Mugabe did not report to police after saying she would do. A 20-year-old South African woman has accused Mrs Mugabe of hitting her over the ...

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Mugabe’s wife accused of attacking woman ‘staying with’ her sons

Grace Mugabe

South African police are investigating an alleged assault by Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe on a woman staying at a Johannesburg hotel with Mugabe’s two sons. Mugabe, 52, allegedly attacked Gabriella Engels, 20, with an extension cord, wounding her forehead and the back of her head. “We are dealing with the matter and will get the full report,” police minister Fikile Mbalula ...

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M.anifest features South Africa’s Mi Casa on new single


Ghana’s ‘god MC,’ M.anifest has feature Mi Casa, one of the biggest music groups in South Africa on his new single, ‘Be My Woman.’ The song that talks about the singer’s dream woman, was produced by MikeMillzOnEm. Watch the video which was shot on location South Africa and directed by Makere Thekiso, in the link below: – By: Kwame Dadzie/

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