South Africa ready to assist Zim turn around economy

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SOUTH Africa stands ready to assist Zimbabwe so that reforms being implemented in the country to turn around the economy can succeed, the neighbouring country’s International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has said. Zimbabwe is in the process of implementing a new economic blueprint, Transitional Stabilisation Programme, meant to turn around the country’s economic fortunes. The economic blueprint is running from this month to December 2020. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has also announced a vision to turn the country into a middle income nation by 2030. According to South Africa…

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Student, 21, ‘kidnapped, gang raped and left to die’ after offering to give pal lift home

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A bright young student was kidnapped, gang raped and murdered after offering to give a friend a lift home, a court has heard. Hannah Cornelius, 21, wanted to make sure fellow student Cheslin Marsh, 22, arrived back at his accommodation safely after an evening out, so said she would drive him instead of him going home on his skateboard. But when she pulled up next to him a group of four men came towards her car, hijacked it and locked Mr Marsh in the boot before stabbing Hannah in the…

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Teen entrepreneur Snikiwe Xaba still natural despite success

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You can’t let your circumstances define who you are. This may well be a cliché, but for 16-year-old Snikiwe Xaba, it has a ring of truth. Last month this newspaper published Xaba’s story of an acne condition that led her to conceptualise a roaring business to help others deal with the condition. The teenager, who once had an acne problem and could not afford to buy creams to treat it, embarked on a process to research ways to treat acne. She found a natural way to help alleviate her skin…

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Couple who put child in boiling water to hear their fate in December

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A mother and her boyfriend who stand accused of beating a three-year-old and burning him with boiling water will hear in December whether they will be convicted for the child’s death. The man is not the child’s father. The pair appeared in the South Gauteng High Court on Monday facing charges of murder and child abuse. The child died in June 2016 after allegedly being beaten and put in a bath of boiling hot water. The case was postponed to December 18 for judgment and for the lawyer representing the…

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Police arrest Esigodini ‘dream wedding’ killers

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POLICE have arrested two suspects for allegedly killing a man who was walking home with his fiancé at night in Esigodini. The suspects allegedly killed Nkosi Ndlela (26) last week after he tried to protect his fiancé from being indecently assaulted by the suspects. The third suspect is still at large. Matabeleland South police spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele said arrests had been made but he could not give more details for fear of jeopardising investigations. The suspects allegedly struck Ndlela on the thigh with an axe and stoned him,…

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A man from Plumtree committed suicide by hanging from the roof of his bedroom after being linked to the death of his wife

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AN injiva from Plumtree committed suicide by hanging from the roof of his bedroom after being linked to the death of his wife in South Africa. The incident occurred shortly after Pennius Ncube’s arrival from his base in South Africa. Ncube (34) of Jutshume village Maitengwe under Chief Madlambuzi arrived at his rural home on Wednesday afternoon without his wife who is alleged to have died under suspicious circumstances in the neighbouring country. When confronted about his wife’s death, he allegedly killed himself. Matabeleland South police spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani…

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Open your legs or kiss your dreams goodbye

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Sultry pop star Lungi Naidoo says she is ready to take a break from music. This week, the singer-songwriter opened up to City Press about the challenges she has faced because of men abusing their power in the industry. “It is sad that it has become the norm for women to give sexual favours to men if they want to grow in their careers. As women, we are suffering because of patriarchy – it is the biggest problem in our industry,” said the talented artist. For legal reasons, Naidoo has…

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More thrills to come from high-riding Uzalo

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After claiming the bragging rights as the most watched TV drama in the country, Uzalo producers are not resting on their laurels. Uzalo has set a new viewership record with the second episode of its recent wedding story line. That episode reached 10.2 million viewers – a new record-high for South African television history. “We have a lot planned for the next few months. We are not going to give viewers a chance to catch their breath. Like they say, keep watching this space,” said executive producer Mmamitse Thibedi. She…

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Wife laughs as rape survivor testifies in Omotoso rape trial

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The steps leading from the cells to Court A in the Port Elizabeth High Court served as a catwalk this week for Timothy Omotoso. Tomorrow, the flamboyant Nigerian-born televangelist will walk up those same steps again as his lawyer prepares to tear the testimony of one of his 23 victims to shreds. This week, Cheryl Zondi (22), spoke of how Omotoso (60) raped her allegedly repeatedly after she joined his Jesus Dominion International church at the age of 14. While the rest of the court was stunned into silence, Omotoso’s…

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Grave-diggers refuse to bury ‘used’ empty coffin

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An unusual saga has been playing out in East London because of a family who changed their mind about a coffin they were purchasing‚ after the body had already been placed in the casket. The Daily Dispatch reports that permission was granted for the “burial”‚ but cemetery workers refused to bury the empty coffin. After much discussion and negotiation‚ the newspaper reported‚ the coffin was eventually removed by funeral parlour Avbob‚ who owned the casket‚ and disposed of as medical waste. A municipal official said there was some legal confusion…

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