Case of father who shot son postponed to discuss plea bargain

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The Director of Public Prosecutions has requested a meeting with the lawyer of an Ennerdale father who shot and killed his son to discuss the possibility of a plea bargain.  This was heard in the Lenasia magistrate’s court on Tuesday where Emmanuel Tshabalala appeared briefly on a count of murder after he shot and killed his son Luyanda.  Prosecutor Tumi Maunye requested that the matter to be postponed as the advocate dealing with the case at the DPP had asked to have a meeting with Tshabalala’s lawyer.  “I received an…

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R1.5m lotteries kick-start for Cheryl Zondi Foundation

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Just one week after the Cheryl Zondi Foundation was launched, it has received R1.5m from the National Lotteries Commission (NLC).   The commission’s head of marketing and communications, Ndivhuho Mafela, confirmed the funding to Zondi’s organisation. He said the NLC board decided to fund the foundation because of the scourge of violence against women and children in the country. Zondi launched her foundation in Johannesburg last Tuesday, saying it was aimed at helping other women who had experienced sexual assault or had had similar experiences to hers. It is alleged that,…

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Shocking pics show bullet-riddled bodies of six Mexico cops shot dead by gang trying to free prisoner

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THESE are the shocking pictures of six police officers who were massacred in a brutal shootout with a gang trying to free a prisoner. The shootout happened when police were attacked while transporting a prisoner by the armed group travelling in at least three vehicles. A frightened resident filmed from a balcony a man and a child taking cover behind a low wall as multiple gunshots has can be heard. Six officers were killed and one was hospitalised in the attack that happened in the Jalisco state in the western…

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With 1‚000 infections a day in SA,the fight against HIV/Aids is far from over: TAC

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The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC)‚ which played a key role in getting the government to provide anti-retroviral drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV‚ says there is still a long way to go in the fight against the virus. Epidemiologist Quarraisha Abdool Karim said the country had achieved much in terms of reducing transmission to babies and getting people to take their treatment‚ but there were still a number of challenges. “We have about 4.5-million people on treatment but we have to keep reminding ourselves that South Africa is home…

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‘Vuzu parties hinder progress in fight against STIs in Bulawayo’

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VUZU parties where school going children as young as 12 years indulge in risky sexual behaviour are still hindering progress towards the fight against sexually transmitted infections (STI) including HIV in Bulawayo. Older people often take advantage of children at the parties where they usually have alcohol or drug-fuelled sex orgies, without protection. In an interview yesterday, Bulawayo Provincial Aids Co-ordinator Mrs Sinatra Nyathi said there was a worrying STI trend in young people. She added that besides gains in fighting HIV, Bulawayo had a significant number of young women…

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Byo : Drug lord cop nabbed

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A POLICE officer from Bulawayo undergoing disciplinary action for allegedly deserting the force has been arrested with his wife and three others for running a drug cartel that reportedly sold dangerous substances to clients that include school children. Police recovered about 5kg of dagga, 420x100ml of Adco-Salterpyn Cough Syrup and Bron Cleer Cough Syrup including about 300 Diazepam Tablets following a raid at the cop’s home on Friday. Samuel Tambooneyi (29), his wife Pride Chaingeni (27), Chisiiwa Nyarai (20) who reside along Masotsha Avenue and Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo Street, Allen…

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No Christmas for families in Alex

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Their children will not get clothes for Christmas this year, and they won’t have school uniforms for next year. Families from Alexandra’s Greenville informal settlement lost this and more after their homes were destroyed by fire at about lunchtime on Thursday. Asanda Zondo gazed in despair at the remnants of her home on Friday morning. She’s just one of at least 400 residents whose 150 shacks were destroyed in the blaze. With her one-year-old baby on her back, the mother of two told City Press that the clothes they were…

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Nurse jailed for having sex with teenage patient in his care

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A senior mental health nurse who had sex with a teenager in his care has been jailed for seven years and eight months. Givemore Gezi, 40, groomed the girl, who had a history of mental illness, after starting to treat her in 2017. Judge Timothy Rose told Gezi, from Devon, that he had committed “an exceptional breach of trust”. “Your actions were calculated, grossly manipulative and deceitful. You lied about your intentions and motivation.” Gezi, of Maidenway Road, Paignton, began a sexual relationship with the girl when she was 15…

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KELLY KHUMALO AND CHAD ENGAGED!

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Singer Kelly Khumalo’s relationship with rapper Chad da Don has been the talk of the town ever since it started. However, the pair have managed to shrug off all the negativity surrounding their new relationship and continue to serve relationship goals on social media. While many are still not convinced, Chad da Don, whose real name is Donovan Chad Mansoor, has even introduced Kelly to his family who “adore” her. And now, they appear to have taken their relationship to the next level if their social media posts are anything…

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WATCH: #FillUpMosesMabhida LEAVES CASSPER WITH R7M DEBT!

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Superstar rapper Cassper Nyovest pulled off yet another successful #FillUp concert this past weekend at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, however, it appears to have come at a cost, R7m to be exact. Following the show, the star revealed that he was having mixed feelings because while he was able to pull it off, it had come at quite some cost. “Bitter sweet morning. Knowing that we lost millions due to the lack of sponsorship and broken promises breaks my heart but knowing that 100 000s of people are inspired…

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