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Libya slave auctions hurt African unity: Ghana

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Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo, has criticised Libya over migrant slave markets, saying the abuses call into question wider African unity. A furore over the auctions is expected to dominate discussions between African Union and European Union at a two-day summit starting Wednesday in Ivory Coast’s economic capital, Abidjan. Akufo-Addo condemned the practice in a post
Source: The New Age

Limpopo men sentenced for sex crimes

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Two men have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms for rape and other crimes at Dzanani Regional court in Limpopo. Nekuvule Nduvhuwo (33) was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for two counts of rape, and 5 years imprisonment for robbery after he repeatedly raped a 61-year-old woman and robbed her of her belongings. Limpopo police
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Medupi Unit 4 comes online

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Eskom’s unit 4 at the Medupi Power Station in Limpopo has come online. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the power utility is very happy with what was announced at the power station. “Eskom is pleased to announce that Unit 4 at its Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, Limpopo, has attained commercial operation status. The
Source: The New Age

Mkhwebane rejects claims Zuma played role in CIEX report

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has dismissed “distortion” reports by The Star newspaper claiming that she made a personal admission that President Jacob Zuma had a role in the final CIEX report.   “Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is saddened by the distortions published in the Wednesday edition of The Star newspaper, alleging an admission on her
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Life Esidimeni: Mother battles to accept son’s death

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As the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearings continue, one of the victim’s mother Merriam Monyane delivered her testimony on Thursday. Monyane said she had not yet accepted that her son was gone. Thabo Monyane suffered from cerebral palsy. Monyane explained that she was not given an explanation as to what caused her son’s death. As she
Source: The New Age

Parliament welcomes SADC intervention in Zimbabwe

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Parliament has welcomed swift action taken by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to restore calm in Zimbabwe. In a statement issued on behalf of Parliament’s presiding officers, spokesperson Moloto Mothapo said Parliament hoped that the issues were addressed in a manner that would not undermine regional cooperation and economic development. Earlier this week, Zimbabwean
Source: The New Age

Rachel Kalidass resigns as SABC board member

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Newly appointed SABC board member Rachel Kalidass has resigned from the SABC board over concerned surrounding the group CEO position on Thursday. Kalidass says that she raised concerns regarding the suitability of candidates being considered for GCEO and COO positions. “Despite the GCEO candidate having allegations of fraud and corruption levelled against him during his
Source: The New Age

Three men arrested for human trafficking

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Three men will tomorrow appear at the Polokwane Magistrate Court to face charges of Human Trafficking. According to Hawks spokesperson Matimba Maluleke 15 Ethiopian nationals aged from 16 to 30 were held captive at the house in Polokwane after they were smuggled in South Africa with promises of work. Maluleke said the organised crime unit received information about
Source: The New Age

EFF disgusted by ‘racist’ march under the name #BlackMonday

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says that the march that was marked #BlackFriday by farmers on Monday in protest over farm killings in the country “promoted anti-black racism”. Farmers staged a protest on Monday highlighting the high number of farmers who are murdered in the country. AfriForum said that since 1 January 2017 at least
Source: The New Age

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

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