Boyfriend in court for girlfriend’s murder, arson

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A 27-year-old man accused of killing Viwe Dalingozi by allegedly dousing her with petrol and setting her alight, has asked the court not to allow proceedings to be filmed as he wanted the deceased to have “privacy”. Mpho Thobane appeared in the Johannesburg magistrate’s court on Thursday to face murder and arson charges. Thobane, who seemed confused during his brief appearance, had burn wounds on the left side of his face and on his hands. He appeared without legal representation. Thobane allegedly burned Dalingozi in a fit of rage after…

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THE World Health Organisation (WHO) trashes Magaya HIV cure claim

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THE World Health Organisation (WHO), which is responsible for prequalifying medicines before use, has said the only legalised and tested remedy available for HIV clients is antiretroviral therapy. This follows claims by Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya that he has found the cure for HIV which has claimed millions of lives the world over. Scientists have spent the last three decades trying to find a cure for the pandemic which affects about 1,3 million Zimbabweans and so far only ART has been proven to suppress…

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Police raid prophet Magaya

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Police yesterday raided prophet Walter Magaya’s Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries offices to recover samples of Aguma, a drug which he claimed cures HIV, AIDS and cancer. The raid comes after prophet Magaya during this week’s Sunday service announced to his congregation that he had discovered a cure for Aids. Government on Monday, however, dismissed the claims saying prophet Magaya had not yet submitted Aguma for review and assessment as a herbal supplement and people should not buy medicines from unapproved and unlicensed persons. Information, Media and Broadcasting Services…

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How to call police if it isn’t safe for you to make a sound on the phone

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The process is an option for those in need but talking to the police may worsen the situation There’s a simple way of calling the police if you find yourself in a dangerous situation, but it’s unsafe to talk. Police have previously issued reminders to the public about what to do in a situation in which you’re able to dial 999, but unable to tell the operator you need help. The correct procedure to follow, which is called Silent Solutions, decides whether to dispatch police to thousands of silent callers…

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