SA : Protest against rising fuel costs gathers momentum

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The newly formed People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increases (Pappi) is going ahead with its proposed nationwide protest against the rising price of fuel. Visvin Reddy‚ speaking on behalf of the organisation‚ said on Friday that the rate at which petrol prices were increasing was unacceptable and having a profound impact on taxpayers. “At the rate things are going now‚ we might end up paying R20 per litre by the end of this year‚” said Reddy. Although the group is Durban-based‚ Reddy said they had activists in all provinces.…

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Pokello getting married AGAIN!?

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The queen of swag, Pokello Nare seems to be searching high and low for a wedding dress as plans are reportedly afoot for her to tie the knot again. Barely six months after “confirming” the end of her two-year marriage to Ghanaian Elikem, Pokello seems to be moving on with her life at breakneck speed. When the couple broke up, they had a son, Tristan. In March she posted pictures of her new beau, Ronald Muzambe on her Instagram @queenofswaggerofficialpage account validating months of speculation that she had parted ways…

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Trevor Noah has become involved in a spat with the French ambassador to the US, Gerard Araud, over the identity of the French football team

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US-based South African comedian Trevor Noah has become involved in a spat with the French ambassador to the US, Gerard Araud, over the identity of the French football team which won the World Cup. Noah said he received a letter from Mr Araud after joking on his The Daily Show that “Africa won the World Cup”. Mr Araud wrote that “nothing could be less true”. The “great majority” of the players were born and educated in France, and were “proud of their country – France”. “The rich and various background…

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Cannibal, 21, told police ‘I liked the taste of her brain’ after eating lover, 45

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A cannibal has described what it is like to eat another human and said he ‘liked the taste of brain’. Dmitry Luchin became obsessed with cannibalism after reading about Milwaukee Cannibal Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer who raped, murdered and dismembered 17 boys and men between 1978 and 1991. His later murders involved necrophilia and cannibalism. Luchin, 21, killed his girlfriend Olga Budunova, 45, by hitting a wine bottle over her head 25 times before dismembering her body with a meat cleaver. He tore out her insides, roasted her brain and ate…

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Zim : Next-door man rapes 5-yr-old

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A 40-YEAR-OLD Maphisa mine worker has been jailed for 20 years for raping his neighbour’s five-year-old daughter. The man, who works as a general worker at Malinga Mine pleaded not guilty but was convicted due to overwhelming evidence when he appeared before Gwanda regional magistrate, Mr Mark Dzira facing rape charges. “You committed a serious offence, one which is despicable in fact. You are a danger to the community as you target young innocent children. This child’s life has been affected by your actions. “Such behaviour isn’t expected from a…

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Zim government declares election day a holiday

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THE Government has declared July 30 a public holiday to enable the electorate to cast their votes without hassles from work-related commitments. The country will hold harmonised elections on July 30 and the Electoral Act prescribes that the Election Day be declared a public holiday. The declaration comes following a recent statement by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education that schools will close early to pave way for the harmonised polls. The Ministry brought forward the closing of schools to July 26 as most schools will be used as…

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Mnangagwa cannot be tried for any misdemeanour committed in his personal capacity while he is still in office, the High Court has ruled.

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President Mnangagwa cannot be tried for any misdemeanour committed in his personal capacity while he is still in office, the High Court has ruled. The Chamisa-led MDC had sought to impugn the conduct of President Mnangagwa for alleged interference with the independence of traditional leaders ahead of harmonised election on July 30. President Mnangagwa and Zanu-PF denied ever encouraging candidates to bribe traditional leaders. In her ruling yesterday, Justice Mary Dube said section 98 (1) of the Constitution created presidential immunity, hence the court has no jurisdiction to try President…

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Italy refuses to take bodies of dead migrant and child who drowned

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Italy has been criticised after refusing to take the bodies of two dead migrants who drowned while being trafficked in the Mediterranean Sea. The woman and child were found 80 miles from the Libyan coast on Tuesday after their boat, which contained 160 migrants, was intercepted by authorities. NGO Proactiva Open Arms claimed two women and a toddler had refused to board the Libyan vessels and were abandoned in the sea after the Libyan coast guard destroyed the migrants’ boat. Miraculously, one of the women survived and she was taken…

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HIV shows an increase among youth

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Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has blamed parents for the high HIV infection levels among young people, saying he was criticised when he tried to distribute condoms to schools in 2012 as part of an HIV/Aids awareness drive. The Human Sciences Research Council’s SA National HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Behaviour and Communication Survey for 2017 released in Pretoria yesterday found that the rate of infection stood at 7.9% in the 15-24 age category. According to Professor Khangelani Zuma, executive director of the Hast research programme at the HSRC, the figure consistently declined…

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Enhle Mbali hospitalised after attempted hijacking in Hyde Park

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Actress Enhle Mbali has been hospitalised after being hijacked by three armed men on Wednesday afternoon in Hyde Park‚ Johannesburg. Enhle was driving the new Porsche which her husband DJ Black Coffee had recently purchased for her when she was attacked. Three armed men‚ two with guns and one with a hammer‚ stopped in front of her car‚ pulled her out and took her jewellery. Here's to the March babies 🥂❤️ A post shared by Black Coffee (@realblackcoffee) on Mar 2, 2018 at 6:40am PST Enhle was rushed to hospital…

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