Nelson Mandela Ex-Presidents 

Mandela and Fidel: What is not being said

Nelson MandelaTHE death of Nelson Mandela has precipitated a torrent of interpretations on his life and work, all of which present him as a disciple of pacifism and a kind of Mother Teresa of South Africa. This is an essentially incorrect, and premeditated, image, promoted to obscure the fact that after the Sharpeville massacre in 1960, the African National Congress (ANC) adopted a strategy of armed struggle and sabotage of enterprises and important economic projects, but without endangering human life.

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Lethebo Rabalago Lifestyle OP-ED 

Prophetic Christianity and its ‘Doom-contents’ in Africa

The image of a South African pastor spraying his congregation with a pesticide called Doom during a ‘healing session’ has sparked a wave of outrage on the social media. This self-proclaimed prophet, Lethebo Rabalago, heads a church called Mount of Zion General Assembly in Limpopo province. A member of his congregation had an eye infection and he used the insecticide in an attempt to heal her.   The pastor further claimed that the spray could cure cancer and HIV. Rabalago posted on his church’s page how the ‘doom’ miracle product…

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ANCYL official Patrick Wisani guilty Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

Judge Finds Patrick Wisani guilty of murdering his girlfriend Nosipho Mandleleni by beating her to death

Yesterday, in the Randburg High Court Judge Mohammed Ismail found former ANCYL official Patrick Wisani guilty of murdering his girlfriend Nosipho Mandleleni by beating her to death with a sjambok and a broomstick on the night of Saturday 5th of September, 2015. Wisani was also found guilty of assaulting Nosipho’s twin sister Siphokazi and a friend of hers in an attempt to deter them from giving evidence. In addition, he was found guilty of intimidating witnesses in the case. Sentencing will take place on Monday, 28th of November also at…

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ICC Leaders OP-ED 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL: Plea for ICC Survivor amidst Africans real Concerns

Victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and other serious violations deserve to have their day in court, Amnesty International said as it urged states to work to strengthen, rather than withdraw from, the International Criminal Court (ICC). The call comes on the eve of the 15th Assembly of States Parties (ASP) to the Rome Statute – the ICC’s founding treaty – taking place from 16 to 24 November in The Hague, Netherlands. Please follow and like us:

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Africa OP-ED Opinions 

Africa is saying NO to international criminal court (ICC)

African leaders have long voiced concerns about the fairness of the international criminal courtas to has always been seen to target Africans. This issue is now gaining significant traction after the Gambia became the third country on the continent to announce its withdrawal from the Hague-based tribunal. The move follows similar announcements from Burundi and South Africa, who informed the UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, of their decision to quit the court last week, making them the first countries to begin the year-long exit process in the court’s 18-year history. Please…

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Stephen Biko and Donald Woods Opinions 

My Friend – The Immortal Steve Biko

AMBASSADOR WELILE NHLAPO Through our life journey, we meet different types of people. Some will touch our lives but later continue on their course and we forget about them. But others won’t just make a mark in our lives but they’ll leave their footprints in our minds and hearts. Steve was that kind of a human being. Even though there’s a specific day set aside to celebrate Biko, the truth is, every day is a Steve Biko day in the life of an African, especially in South Africa at the…

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South Africa arrests hundreds over xenophobic violence

Police arrest more than 300 for crimes against migrants, after violence kills eight and displaces more than 1,000. South Africa’s government has vowed to crack down on xenophobic violence, after arresting more than 300 people for a range of crimes against migrants. Authorities said on Sunday in Johannesburg that 307 suspects had been arrested for a range of xenophobic-related crimes. Security agencies have also increased the police presence on the ground after at least eight deaths in anti-immigrant violence in the past week. “They have actually pushed other people to…

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RWANDA: CASE KAREGEYA, EVIDENCE BEEN FALSIFIED?

Patrick Karegeya.France24 South African police have arrested one of its members accused of in exchange for bribes, tampering or attempting to tamper with evidence in major criminal cases. Among these issues, there is the Karegeya case, the name of the former head of foreign intelligence in Rwanda murdered in a large Johannesburg hotel on December 31, 2013. For the family of the Rwandan opposition, which is still waiting for justice is made, the news of the arrest of the agent of forensics and its harmful role in the case is the…

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South Africa to probe spy cables leak

. View photo Rwanda’s former army chief Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa walks into court in Johannesburg, South Africa, on June 21, 2012 (AFP Photo/Alexander Joe)   Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa has launched an investigation into the leak of espionage secrets to an international television news channel and a British newspaper, the state security minister said Wednesday.   “A full investigation has been launched into the purported leakage,” Minister David Mahlobo said in a statement. “The leaking of the purported documents detailing operational details of the State Security Agency is condemned…

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South Africa: The State versus identity Document (ID)

South African Identity DocumentsCape Town, 6 February:  South African citizens can do almost nothing without an Identity Document (ID). People whose ID particulars do not match their gender identity, gender expression and ultimately who they are, face obstruction, regular ridicule and discrimination. When the power of the state and the public sector control, rather than serve an individual’s most fundamental resource— their body— the consequences can be devastating. 

South African law, through the Alteration of Sex Description and Sex Status Act (Act 49), affords people the right to change the sex description markers in their official documents. These markers include one’s name; the number included in everyone’s ID number that indicates sex; and the ‘male’ or ‘female’ category on one’s birth certificate.

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