Mandla Mandela’s fourth wife Nosekeni Rabia gives birth to twins

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The Mandelas have welcomed new additions to their family after Mandla Mandela’s wife‚ Nosekeni Rabia Mandela‚ gave birth to twins. The family said in a statement that they were delighted by their “new bundles of joy”. “Mandela [their first born] is now a big brother‚ and Mvezo Komkhulu is about to hear the pitter-patter of little feet again. Our family is growing by 20 more fingers and 20 more toes.” The twins were born in Cape Town and their mother is believed to be doing well. “What are little boys…

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‘Rape is never the victim’s fault – Clothing is not consent’

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“Rape is never the victim’s fault. Clothing is not consent.” That is the message teenage activist Zulaikha Patel wants to share during the 16 Days of Activism campaign against women and child abuse in SA. Patel was part of a silent demonstration outside the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday. Two years ago‚ as a 13-year-old‚ she was involved in a stand-off with security guards while protesting against the Pretoria Girls’ High schools policy on Afro hairstyles. The group of protesters‚ most of whom wore shorts and T-shirts‚ stood at the…

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Freed, girl who knifed her mother ‘after being possessed by evil spirits’

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.Mother said Lorraine Mbulawa appeared to be in a trance during the attack .Psychiatrists ruled she has no mental illness A young woman who repeatedly stabbed her mother as she slept has walked free from court after a judge accepted she believed she was acting on the instructions of evil spirits. Lorraine Mbulawa, 20, donned dark clothes, gloves and a home-made balaclava and attacked her mother with a kitchen knife in Braunstone Firth, Leicester. The 43-year-old victim saved herself by grabbing the weapon, but suffered serious face and arm injuries.…

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Suicidal Zimbabwean woman kills hubby in UK

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A ZIMBABWEAN woman based in Leicester, England reportedly shot and killed her Caribbean husband before turning the gun on herself on Wednesday night. It is said that Lorraine Gugu Mbulawa killed her husband, only identified as Sanchez. Media reports in the UK yesterday show police in the city have launched an investigation after the couple was found dead in a house they were staying in, at about 11.50PM. In a statement, the police said the deaths were being treated as “unexplained” with investigations in progress. They said scene preservation will…

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Ginimbi acquitted of fraud

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Harare businessman Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure is now a free man after he was acquitted of fraud charges involving a mining equipment supply deal. Kadungure was accused of defrauding Zanu-PF legislator Cde Dexter Nduna and a Kadoma miner Enos Gatawa of R1 581 890. He appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Morgen Nemadire who said that there was no evidence linking Kadungure to the crime. “The evidence that was presented before the court does not link the accused to the crime in any way, there is no rational connection between the accused…

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Nomsa Buthelezi comfortable in her heart with lesbian partner

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Hundreds of the LGBTQI+ community celebrated the annual Johannesburg Pride last Saturday and the one person who had the biggest case of FOMO was Our Perfect Wedding presenter Nomsa Buthelezi. The actress and presenter says she was looking forward to going to her first Pride march with her partner, Zandile Shezi, whom she posted about in August on Instagram to her fans who had not known she was lesbian. Unfortunately, because of her Our Perfect Wedding schedule, which clashed with Pride, she was unable to attend. But, Buthelezi says there…

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Thousands at Zimbabwe’s first anti-govt rally since crackdown

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Thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched through Harare on Thursday under close surveillance by armed police in the first rally since a deadly crackdown on an election protest in August. Singing and waving placards denouncing President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s rule, the protesters gathered in the centre of the Zimbabwean capital to hear speeches ahead of a march. The event, which was held with police approval, was organised by the main opposition MDC party, which says it was cheated of victory in the July 30 election, eight months after long-time leader Robert Mugabe…

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Zim supreme Court confirms death sentence for wife beheader

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THE Supreme Court yesterday confirmed the death sentence on a Binga man who axed his wife 11 times and chopped off her head before hiding it in a cardboard box following a domestic dispute. Wonder Munsaka (33) of Zenka Village under Chief Siabuwa was last year convicted of murder with actual intent by Bulawayo High Court Justice Nokuthula Moyo and sentenced to death by hanging. Munsaka axed his wife of 10 years, Fortunate Mutale (23) on the forehead, right palm and finger before chopping off the head in October 2014.…

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700 new jobs. . .President breaks ground at lithium mine

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday officiated at the ground breaking ceremony of the Arcadia Lithium Mine in Goromonzi that will see an initial investment of $165 million being put into the project. The project, which is being spearheaded by Australian company, Prospect Resources, is expected to employ over 700 people in its first phase and construction of other amenities like roads, schools and houses. President Mnangagwa said the opening of the mine was in line with Government’s policy to industrialise the country. “The opening of this new mine is in line…

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Daughter witnesses dad kill mom, then himself

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An 11-year-old girl witnessed the death of her parents when her father killed her mother and shortly after committed suicide. The man is said to have also told the girl to hang herself so that they can all die together, but she escaped. The parents’ names cannot be divulged to protect the girl’s identity. This was after the woman, 31, was stabbed to death with a knife and broomstick by her boyfriend of 14 years in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, on Monday. The gory incident happened just a day after the launch…

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