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April 9, 2018

Police call for calm after farmhouse, sugarcane fields set alight

National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sitole has called for calm and tolerance in Umlalazi, Eshowe, in KwaZulu-Natal following violent protests.

Hundreds of residents went on the rampage after a man was shot dead on the Gqobhokani farm.

According to police, on Wednesday two young men, one of them being 30-year-old Spamandla Xulu, were fishing at a dam on the Gqobhokani farm.

The men were confronted by a security guard who requested that they leave. An altercation ensued which led to the guard allegedly fatally shooting Xulu. The second man escaped uninjured.

The security guard has since been arrested on a charge of murder and is currently in police [...]

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February 26, 2018

10 interesting facts about President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa is flanked by his wife Dr Tshepo Motsepe and the Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete. Picture: GCIS

While the fifth post-democracy president is a seasoned politician and businessman there are many interesting things about Cyril Ramaphosa that the public are not aware of.

For instance, how many people know that Ramaphosa was in fact Nelson Mandela’s preferred candidate to succeed him as president? Or that Number 1 was the first secretary-general of Cosatu?

Here are ten interesting facts about SA’s new president:

He is one of the richest people in the country and is estimated to be worth around R5.67 billion. He has four children [...]
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February 21, 2018

Fugitive Ajay Gupta still in the country

Ajay Gupta, who has officially been named a fugitive by the Hawks, is still on run — with the help of a security company.

Speaking in an interview with PowerFM on Friday morning, Hawk’s spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said that they know Ajay Gupta is still in the country and they also know the security company protecting him. The Hawks is set to engage with the company.

Mulaudzi said: “Those protecting him must know they are protecting a wanted suspect. They will be charged with aiding and abetting a suspect.”

Muladuzi also revealed that another director of a Gupta company is facing imminent arrest.

Officials at OR Tambo International Airport [...]

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February 5, 2018

Panic and blame as Cape Town braces for water shut-off

For some residents of drought-stricken Cape Town, the prospect of the taps running dry is almost too much to bear.

For others, the thought of queueing under the scorching summer sun for a meagre daily water ration will be a necessary evil to keep their businesses solvent.

But the day, currently forecast for April 12, has been creeping closer – brought forward by the city’s excessive consumption despite repeated public warnings from increasingly panicked officials.

On “Day Zero”, as it is called, the ordinary water supply will be shut down and taps will run dry.

Residents of the city of four million will then be forced to collect a daily water ration of [...]

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