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South Africa: Zuma’s relative shot dead by ‘jealous’ lover

Police in Johannesburg in South Africa have arrested a 33-year old man who shot and killed his lover. The deceased, Silindile Zuma, 30, was shot twice in the face by the suspect Mbuzeleni Mpungose when she told him she wanted to end their relationship. Silindile Zuma was a relative of former South African president Jacob Zuma. According to police Mpungose allegedly went on the run after the July 8 killing of Silindile Zuma. He was however arrested after he was tracked to his hideout this month. Zuma and Mpungose were…

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Newborn survives being thrown out of window by mom

A newborn baby survived after being thrown out of a window by her own mother in South Africa. Police say they have arrested the 32-year-old woman who allegedly threw the baby out of a window. She has been charged for child abandonment, KZN police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said. The woman according to police will appear in the Verulam Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Zwane told the media that “A case of child abandonment was opened at Verulam police station after a woman allegedly gave birth at a workplace and threw the…

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South Africa: 500 suspects arrested in female-led operation

August is women’s month in South Africa and an all-female led team of police officers undertook an operation meant to crackdown on criminals. The all female police officers over a period of four days arrested more than 500 suspects and recovered 16 unlicenced firearms. The operation was carried out across several communities in Gauteng, police officials said. The police officers were also supported by other law enforcement agencies, all made up of women. Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said on Sunday that the operation started on Thursday night. Criminals…

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South Africa: Man survives 10m cliff fall at Victoria Bay

A man in South Africa reportedly survived after falling off a rocky cliff face at Victoria Bay, near George on the Garden Route. The man is reported to have slipped off the rock while climbing it, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Sunday. His girlfriend raised the alarm on Saturday afternoon, alerting local surfers before a reports was made to the NSRI. Spokesperson for NSRI, Craig Lambinon was quoted by News24 as saying that “While responding to the scene it was confirmed that a male had fallen down rocks…

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Nigeria: SA’s Shoprite shuts down after students protest

A branch of South Africa’s grocery chain, Shoprite has been forced to shutdown after protests by students in Ogun State. The students, all members of the National Association of Nigerian Students on Saturday picketed at the shopping mall. They were agitating over what they described as “unrestrained xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.” The students carried placards with inscriptions: “South Africans must go.” “Enough of the killing of our brothers, sisters and relatives in South Africa.” “You can’t continue to kill our people and still feed fat on us.’’…

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Nigerian Taxify driver shot dead in South Africa

A Nigerian Taxify driver, Benjamin Okoronkwo has been shot dead in South Africa. Okoronkwo, a 43-year-old from Okposi in Ebonyi State was killed by unknown assailants in Johannesburg. Nigerian Union South Africa on Sunday that Okoronkwo was shot dead at about 3 a.m. on August 3, in his car. The statement according to the News Agency of Nigeria said the Nigerian Union South Africa has visited the scene of the incident. The union says it has opened a case of murder at Mofartview Police Station in Johannesburg’s south cluster. The…

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SA pilots helping teens fly their jet die in plane crash

Two South African pilots who played a key role in a project to have some teenagers build their own plane have died in a plane crash. The pilots died in a plane crash in western Tanzania, according to the organization running the project. Des Werner and Werner Froneman were in a support plane that was following the teenagers when it went down in Tabora region. They have been accompanying a team of teens that has been on a project to fly a four-seater plane from Cape Town to Cairo. The…

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South Africa: Top anti-graft official accused of lying

South Africa’s top court on Monday ruled that the country’s top anti-corruption official lied under oath and acted in bad faith. The court has ruled that the public protector, Busisiwe Mkwebane did not tell the truth in relation to an investigation into an apartheid-era bank bailout. The constitutional court said “This court upholds the High Court’s finding that the public protector acted in bad faith.” Mkhwebane has been ordered to pay costs awarded against her by the High Court last year for using flawed methods in a 2017 investigation. The…

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South Africa Tourism Getaways South Africa 

100 Best Things to do in South Africa

Breath-taking sunsets, an incredible amount of beautiful and diverse wildlife, unspoilt and rugged scenery! These are just a few words to describe South Africa. If you are craving adventure, diversity and excitement, then this ultimate list of the top 100 things to do in South Africa is for you! The Kruger National Park (Hazyview) The Kruger National Park is definitely number one on my list of the best things to do in South Africa. Boasting an immense amount of wildlife, you will be able to see all of the big 5; Lions,Leopard,…

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Human Rights South Africa 

SONKE STUDY REVEALS ALARMING LEVELS OF MEN’S VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Results just released from a study conducted by the University of Witwatersrand and Sonke Gender Justice with 2600 men in Diepsloot, a peri-urban settlement north of Johannesburg,  reveal some of the highest levels of men’s violence against women ever recorded in South Africa[1]. These levels of violence represent a state of emergency for women in Diepsloot. Our study shows that this violence is caused by multiple factors. Most important amongst these are inequitable and harmful gender norms that grant men a sense of permission to use violence against women. This…

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