‘Cele did not offer Babes protection’ – Police ministry denies special treatment for muso

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Gqom Queen Babes Wodumo is not back with her former boyfriend Mampintsha despite him saying they were fine at the weekend after reports that he had physically abused her. Her manager, Keke Mokoena, said Babes had been in Johannesburg the whole weekend and had not spoken to Mampintsha despite him issuing a video clip where he claimed they were fine. He said Babes, who spent her Sunday at church, was still coming to terms with her ordeal. “Babes is still very hurt and disappointed but she will be fine,” Mokoena…

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Abandoned car found in parking lot might be linked to cash-in-transit heists

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Police believe high-powered weapons found inside an abandoned car in Johannesburg on Saturday could be linked to recent cash-in-transit heists in the city. Johannesburg Metro Police Department spokesperson Wayne Minaar said that a red Audi had been discovered in a parking lot of a block of flats opposite the Oriental Plaza in Fordsburg after police had received a tip-off. The JMPD task team and SAPS crime intelligence unit who investigated the scene saw gloves and balaclavas on the dashboard‚ and when they opened the boot they discovered an AK47‚ a…

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Repeal deliberate HIV infection law: Parly committee

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THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care has called for the repeal of the deliberate transmission of HIV law as it violates the rights of women who have mostly borne the brunt of the statute. Speaking after the second hearing of the Public Health Bill in Parliament yesterday, committee chairperson Dr Ruth Labode said Zimbabwe has no diagnostic equipment to determine the time a person transmits the virus. She said the same law was discouraging people from disclosing their HIV status to their partners. “I stand here to…

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Zim : ‘$100 million to ease cash crisis’

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PRESIDENT Mnangagwa yesterday said disbursement of the $100 million loan facility availed by Britain and the Standard Chartered Bank had started in earnest and that banks were among the first beneficiaries as Government moves to ease cash shortages. The President revealed this while interacting with women organisations at a Harare hotel. The meeting was organised by the Women’s Coalition of Zimbabwe with the assistance of the chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Women and Youth Affairs Mrs Priscillah Misihairabwi-Mushonga and Secretary in the Ministry of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary…

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Man’s eyes gouged out by family because he wanted to marry his girlfriend

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A young man’s eyes were allegedly gouged out by his family just because he wanted to marry a woman of his choice. Abdul Baqi, 22, from Nasirabad village in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, told his family about his intentions to marry his girlfriend and asked them to take an engagement proposal to her house. But the news did not go down well with his father and brothers. His 70-year-old father Dost Muhammmad and four brothers – Abdul Ghani, Abdul Sattar, Abdul Rehman and Abdul Karim – allegedly held him in a…

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Mampintsha responds to Babes Wodumo abuse allegations

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Cape Town – Mampintsha said he may have “overreacted in a couple of incidents” during his relationship with long-time partner Babes Wodumo, but was not comfortable discussing it in the public domain. Mampintsha sought to address the “public hysteria” on Saturday morning after claims that he physically abused Wodumo emerged on Friday sparking outrage on social media. Wodumo, the self-proclaimed Queen of Gqom, revealed on Metro FM earlier on Friday that she had split with Mampintsha, a member of the award-winning Kwaito group Big Nuz. Babes Wodumo, whose real name…

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Babes Wodumo confirms Mampintsha split amid abuse allegations

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Self-proclaimed Gqom queen Babes Wodumo on Friday revealed that she is no longer engaged to boyfriend Mampintsha as allegations of abuse emerged against the Kwaito star. Babes revealed this during her interview on Metro FM’s The Drive with Mo Flava and Masechaba. Speaking to the duo, Wodumo confirmed that the two had broken off their engagement. “We were engaged but not anymore,” said Babes. She also addressed the engagement images, explaining that Mampintsha hacked into her social media and posted a picture of the couple during their engagement party, a…

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‘Hot-stuff’ drinking contest kills two

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TWO men died while another is hospitalised in Bulawayo after they each downed more than one litre of a highly potent cane spirit in an hour during a drinking competition. Patrons who were cheering them on as they drank the hot-stuff allegedly fled when the three collapsed at almost the same time on Tuesday around 9PM at Pumula Beer Garden in Old Pumula suburb. Each of the trio drank a 750ml bottle of Explorer Cane Spirit and three by 375ml of the same brew which has an alcohol content of…

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Robbers steal $80 000 from church

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A CHRISTIAN denomination in Bulawayo allegedly lost $75 000 and R31 100 to burglars who broke into its church hours after a fund-raising event. The thieves also got away with 10 buckets full of coins that had not been counted. They broke a window at Revelation Church of God premises in Kelvin North and cut the burglar bars to gain entry into the office where they took US$9 000, R31 106 and $69 000 in bond notes. The break-in and theft occurred between 7PM on Sunday and 7AM on Monday.…

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Meet the Mother and Two Daughters Who Own 13 McDonald’s Franchises

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Patricia Williams and her daughters, Nicole Enearu and Kerri Harper-Howie, have built an empire of McDonald’s franchises in the Los Angeles, California area. Combined, they employ more than 700 people in the community and generate annual revenues of almost $50 million. In April 2017, they opened their 13th franchise location. Getting started More than 30 years ago, Patricia, inspired by other family members who also owned McDonald’s franchises, took the leap herself. She was working at the time as a rehabilitation therapist, and her husband was a police officer for…

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