Mampintsha’s lawyer on Cubana incident: ‘People were displaying love’

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Pat Magwaza, the lawyer of musician and assault accused Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo has hit out over the social media storm surrounding the star after a video of him being confronted and pushed around by patrons at Cubana Lounge in Pietermaritzburg went viral on Sunday.  Mampintsha’s lawyer said the crowd was not hostile towards the musician and denied there was any violence. “People were displaying love and were happy to see him. It was not that people were chasing him out or he was not being allowed in. It is total lies. There…

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Anger as KZN pastor gives ‘healing’ beer to pupils

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A pastor in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal, caused outrage in the township when a video of him offering pupils beer to “heal” them circulated. Mthobisi Khuzwayo, 25, can be seen in the video preaching in tongues as a congregant merrily downs a 750ml bottle of beer. He has claimed that he can turn beer into the blood of Jesus that can heal people.  According to township residents, Khuzwayo, whose unnamed church is based at a private home next door to a tavern, has attracted the ire of parents in the area as…

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A man from Bulawayo throttled his mum for bringing lover home

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A 23-YEAR-OLD man from Bulawayo has been arrested after assaulting his mother for bringing her lover home. Bhekumuzi Ngwenya of Lobengula extension throttled his mother Ms Sikhanyisiwe Ngwenya after he got home drunk. Ngwenya appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Stephen Ndlovu and pleaded not guilty to a charge of domestic violence.  Mr Ndlovu lectured Ngwenya on the virtues of respecting one’s parent before ordering him to go for community service assessment. “A person who has the guts to assault his own mother is not fit to be in the…

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At least 89 dead in Zimbabwe as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

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The scale of destruction is only becoming apparent as rescuers reach the most affected areas, near the border with Mozambique HARARE – At least 89 people have died in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai tore across the eastern and southern parts of the country, a government official said on Monday, creating a humanitarian crisis in a nation grappling with economic woes and a drought. The scale of destruction is only becoming apparent as rescuers reach the most affected areas, near the border with Mozambique. Chimanimani district has been cut off from…

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Hollywood actress speaks on Zim identity

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HOLLYWOOD actress Sibongile “Sibo” Mlambo has shed light on her African roots which date to Zimbabwe and her growth in the acting industry which has seen her become one of the sought-after actors in the past decade. Mlambo, at 10 years old, first appeared in the film scene on the international film, Kini and Adams which was shot in rural Domboshava. With “baby steps”, she became visible on Zimbabwean commercials which led her to Cape Town in more pursuit to break through in the region’s stiff competitive industry. Having made a name for…

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Zim boarding schools increase fees to $1 000 per term

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A NUMBER of boarding schools have tabled proposals to increase school fees and related levies to above $1 000 next term, creating fresh headaches for parents, some already struggling to pay amounts for this term. The schools have over the weeks been holding Annual General Meetings where they have told parents that because of the prevailing economic situation which has seen prices of goods going up, parents should be prepared to pay the new fees next term. Sunday News established that most of the schools, apart from notifying the parents, have…

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Vimbai, Bev Sibanda and Zodwa Wabantu will burn in hell says prophet Talent Madungwe

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Remnant  Desire of All Nations Ministries Prophet Talent Madungwe says the likes of singer Vimbai Zimuto and raunchy dancers, Bev and Zodwa Wabantu are agents of the kingdom of darkness and will burn in hell. Prophet Madungwe became popular after his claims that he is the deputy of the heavenly army who regularly visits heaven in spirit. He went on to state that musicians Oliver Mtukudzi and Tongai Moyo were given an automatic entry into heaven. The Harare-based 32-year-old prophet also trended online recently when he said he was not…

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Mampintsha issues public apology to Babes Wodumo and South Africa

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Big Nuz musician and assault accused, Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo has on Saturday night released an official apology to his estranged girlfriend Babes Wodumo and the nation, after a video of him slapping the gqom musician several times went viral on March 4.  Mampintsha was released on R2,000 bail after being arrested by police on charges of assault. He has since opened a counter charge of assault against Babes. Mampintsha released a lengthy statement on his Instagram account, in which he claimed to be “beyond shameful and disappointed” in himself.   “South…

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All Brits will be automatic organ donors from next year unless they opt out

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LIFE SAVER  Brits will have to opt out of organ donation from next year as ‘Max and Kiera’s law’ gets go-ahead The bill is known as Max and Keira’s Law after nine-year-old donor Keira Bell’s heart saved the life of Max Johnson. BRITS will have to opt out of organ donation from next year as changes to consent laws were given the go-ahead today. The Queen has given royal assent to the bill known as Max and Keira’s Law after nine-year-old donor Keira Bell’s heart saved the life of Max Johnson, now…

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Paris in flames as ‘Yellow Vest’ anarchists burn restaurants and shops

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French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said there are 7,000-8,000 demonstrators in the capital of which 1,500 are ‘ultra-violent ones that are there to smash things up’ BLOODY violence erupted in Paris today as marauding protesters calling for French President Emmanuel Macron’s head brought terror and carnage to the capital. Teargas and baton charges were used by fired-up riot cops on a so-called ‘Act XVIII’ Day of Rage organised by the fearless Yellow Vest movement. Fighting broke out on the Champs Elysee, the most famous avenue in the under-siege city, by 11am,…

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