Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (83) Back Home After One Week In Hospital

AFTER spending a week in hospital, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is back home with his loved ones. The 83-year-old was admitted to a Cape Town hospital last Tuesday to treat a persistent infection. Daily Sun reported that Tutu has been living with prostate cancer for 15 years. During a press briefing last Thursday, Tutu’s daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu, said they were confident that her father would recover well. She said: “His medical team prescribed…

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President Jacob Zuma , Discharged From Hospital After Successful Gallstones Removal

President Jacob Zuma , Discharged From Hospital  After Successful Gallstones Removal

Johannesburg – South Africa President Jacob Zuma was discharged from hospital on Sunday following a procedure to remove gallstones, the presidency said. “Doctors are pleased with the outcome of the operation,” spokesperson Bongani Majola said in a statement. “The president will spend the next few days resting and recuperating at home. He will also work from home during this period.” The presidency announced late on Saturday evening that Zuma had been admitted to hospital. The…

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Over 300 Injured As Commuter Train Rear Ends Another Train In Johannesburg

A Commuter train crashed into another passenger train during rush hour Friday in South Africa’s largest city injuring more than 300 people, an emergency services spokeswoman said. Nana Radebe, spokeswoman for Johannesburg Emergency Services, said 326 people were rushed to nearby hospitals with minor to serious injuries. No fatalities were reported. “For now we have removed people with minor to serious injuries, but none critical,” she said, adding that firefighters searched for commuters who may have…

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S.A Police Investigate 2Murders, 3 Rapes, & 25 Kidnappings Of Zim women By Gang

S.A Police Investigate 2Murders, 3 Rapes, & 25 Kidnappings  Of Zim women By Gang

South African police are investigating cases in which two Zimbabwean women were killed, three raped while 25 people were kidnapped by a gang of criminals targeting mainly Zimbabweans travelling to that country. The incidents occurred between May 30 and July 11 and victims who escaped reported the matter to police. The gang, which includes a couple based in Musina, reportedly targets women travelling between Musina and Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province. It is understood the…

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Senior Pretoria Home Affairs Official , Elisha Matsipa, Arrested For Fraudulently Selling ID Documentss

Senior Pretoria  Home Affairs Official , Elisha Matsipa, Arrested For Fraudulently Selling ID Documentss

Pretoria – A senior Home Affairs official in Pretoria, Elisha Matsipa, was on Monday arrested for “putting South Africa at risk” by fraudulently selling ID documents for as much as R23 000. According to IOL, the department has warned other employees involved in this type of crime to stop immediately as they too would face the same fate. After a prolonged investigation, the Hawks and the department eventually got their man, arresting the 43-year-old assistant…

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‘2Pretoria-Bound Zimbabwean Women , Reportedly Abducted & Burnt To Death’

‘2Pretoria-Bound Zimbabwean Women , Reportedly Abducted   & Burnt To Death’

Zimbabwean women abducted, burnt to death in South Africa TWO Pretoria-bound Zimbabwean women were reportedly abducted and burnt to death after the commuter omnibus they boarded at Musina near Beitbridge Border Post last month was intercepted by unidentified criminals who later demanded an undisclosed amount as ransom from the deceased’s husbands in South Africa. The deceased – named as Esther Mwinde and Olga Gwena, both from Kariba – were last seen on June 10 as…

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‘President Jacob Zuma’s Cattle Enjoy A Better Life Than Many South Africans’-Mmusi Maimane

DA’s new black leader Mmusi Maimane has lashed out at the African National Congress and President Jacob Zuma, saying under Zuma’s leadership South Africa has experienced a massive decline in living standards, News24 reported. Maimane was speaking at the Eastwood Hall in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday as he concluded a three-legged schedule which began in KwaMashu Township, Durban, moved to Howick in the Midlands before concluding in Pietermaritzburg. “What we see is that Zuma has managed…

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Energy Mutodi Claims 5 Missing Bulawayo Children, Captured By Pro Mthwakazi Militia Group

ZANU-PF apologist cum musician Energy Mutodi has made startling claims that five children who have gone missing in Bulawayo have been captured by a pro-Mthwakazi militia group pushing for the secession of Matabeleland from the rest of the country. The five school-going children aged between 10 and 18 years from Emganwini and Nkulumane suburbs mysteriously disappeared without a trace since February to date. In an article posted on his Facebook page yesterday, Mutodi claimed that…

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Legendary Mbaqanga Music ‘Soul Brother’s Lead Singer, ‘David Masondo Dies

Legendary  Mbaqanga Music ‘Soul Brother’s Lead Singer, ‘David Masondo Dies

The 67-year-old died at Garden City Hospital in Mayfair, Joburg, this afternoon.  The soul brothers group has a large following in Zimbabwe especially in Matabeleland Region. Soul Brothers manager Welcome Nzimande told Daily Sun: “We are shocked and saddened by the news of David’s death. We didn’t expect it so soon.   “His death has left a void in the mbaqanga music scene. He was one of the pioneers of the genre. May his soul rest…

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Massive R4m (US$330 000) Ivory From Zimbabwe Seized At OR Tambo International Airport

Massive R4m (US$330 000)  Ivory From Zimbabwe Seized At OR Tambo International Airport

A SHIPMENT of ivory worth R4 million (US$330 000) was intercepted at Johannesburg airport on its way from Zimbabwe to Vietnam, South African officials said Friday, hailing it as one of the biggest recent finds. The 267 kilogram haul was hidden in boxes wrapped in plastic and labelled as handicrafts. “A full inspection of the boxes led to customs officials discovering ivory tusks amongst shredded paper,” the customs service said in a statement, valuing the…

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