Monthly Archives:October 2017

64-year-old pensioner sentenced for raping girl (10)

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A 64-year-old pensioner has been convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for raping a 10-year-old victim at Inkanyezi Regional Court, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday. In 2016 Lindinkosi Malomeni Nxumalo raped the victim while she was on her way to school. “The victim was on her way to school when she went to the local tuckshop
Source: The New Age

SABC staff to strike over salaries

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Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) has issued the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with a notice of a strike on Thursday. The dispute by the staff at the SABC affiliated to Bemawu is over salaries which the union allege that they have not increased. The workers are demanding an increase of about 10%. The
Source: The New Age

Ladysmith mass shooting leaves 10 dead

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A mass shooting believed to be taxi violence related has left 10 dead on the N11 near Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday morning. It is reported that the shooting took place at the Matiwaneskop N11 intersection and a private security vehicle linked to the Klipriver taxi association was ambushed and five people who were inside the vehicle
Source: The New Age

Bathabile Dlamini in parliament to explain Post Office negotiations

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South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) minister Bathabile Dlamini together with Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele are on Tuesday expected to appear in Parliament to explain the Post Office negotiations. Dlamini has in the past weeks missed the SCOPA seating’s which she was expected to give clarity on the grants issues. On Monday, Dlamini announced that
Source: The New Age

Makwakwa’s return to SARS must be explained: DA

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) says that the party has written to the Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCOF) to demand answers on Jonas Makwakwas’ return to SARS. This comes after the South African Revenue Service (Sars) announced on Monday that its chief officer for business and individual tax, Jonas Makwakwa will return to
Source: The New Age

Former councillor gets 5 years for conspiracy to kill Premier Mahumapelo

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Former Mahikeng local municipality councillor accused of conspiracy to murder the North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has been sentenced to five years by the Lehurutshe Regional Court. Eunice Gaatse Legalatladi, 42, was arrested for allegedly plotting to murder Premier Mahumapelo and Mahikeng mayor Gosiame Seatlholo. She was arrested on December 2 in 2014 at a
Source: The New Age

Emfuleni mayor placed on special leave after sexual abuse allegations

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Emfuleni Municipality Mayor Simon Mofokeng is on special leave after allegations of sexual abuse. On Monday ANC Gauteng Provincial Office Bearers (POB’s) convened a meeting with ANC Sedibeng Regional Office Bearers (ROB’s) in Johannesburg to consider allegations of sexual abuse against Mofokeng. Allegations of child pornography against the mayor including a video allegedly posted on
Source: The New Age

Idols SA to crown its 2017 winner

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It is almost time for the Idols SA to crown its 2017 winner and as expected, the competition has reached critical stages with Sunday’s top four already unveiled. The finalists were revealed after a contest held at the State Theatre. The show kicked off with Faith Msibi singing Pharrell Williams’ hit, Freedom. She was booted.
Source: The New Age

Coffin case judge praised for verdict

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The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in the province has praised judge Sekgopotje Mphahlele for showing respect to the country’s Constitution when passing judgment on farmers Theo Martins Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen last week. The duo was jailed for a total of 25 years for assaulting Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa after forcing him into a
Source: The New Age

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