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Human Rights group dismisses complaint against Gerrie Nel

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Tuesday dismissed a complaint against prosecutor Gerrie Nel.The grievance relates to his cross-examination of murder accused...Read more

Human Rights group dismisses complaint against Gerrie Nel

15 April 2014 | 893 Views
JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Tuesday dismissed a complaint against prosecutor Gerrie Nel.The grievance relates to his cross-examination of murder accused...

by EWN

Ian Khama re-affirms SADC pull-out

15 April 2014 | 4147 Views
BOTSWANA President Ian Khama says his government has no immediate plans of redeploying its nationals to Sadc's election observer missions.Khama is protesting the observer group consciously end...

by Staff reporter

Zahara's brother shot dead

15 April 2014 | 4936 Views
East London - Award-winning singer Zahara's brother has been murdered, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday."The brother and a man he was with were found dead with multiple gunshot wounds o...

by Sapa

Man hanged upside down, bashed, privates squeezed with pliers

14 April 2014 | 4400 Views
34-year-old Gabanakgosi Gaobuse from Garuele Village outside Kuruman, Northern Cape, SA, endured an hour of torture after he was grabbed by livestock farmers in the area....

by Staff reporter

Pastor collapses & dies while controversially conducting sangoma's funeral

14 April 2014 | 5319 Views
A pastor in Nigeria has dropped dead while conducting the burial service of a renowned herbalist, Pa Oji Okoko.Pa Oji Okoko, who was not only a notable herb­alist but a...

by Staff reporter

2 Zimbabweans in SA court over explosives

13 April 2014 | 2006 Views
JOHANNESBURG - Two Zimbabwean nationals accused of possession of illegal explosives appeared in the Musina Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo on Friday.Victor Chaikambure (...

by Sapa

Oscar Pistorius lied

13 April 2014 | 2564 Views
Cape Town - After a harrowing week in court and being cross-examined in the dock, Oscar Pistorius has now also been accused of lying to the public by the Sunday Times newspaper.According to t...

by Staff Reporter

Man (32) fatally axes his mother (78)

12 April 2014 | 2146 Views
A 32-year-old Zambian man reportedly axed his 78-year-old mother to death after a dispute.

According to Times of Zambia the suspect, Gideon L...

by Staff Reporter

Gunmen ambush French and African peacekeeping troops in CAR

12 April 2014 | 793 Views
Bangui - Gunmen have ambushed French and African peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic's mining town of Bria, residents said on Friday.A hospital employee said that French troops...

by Staff Reporte

Woman haunted by chicken she ate seven years ago

11 April 2014 | 4621 Views
24-year-old Thandeka Lamani, from South Africa, burst into tears as she confessed to her father about his special chicken.For seven years Thandeka's father, Sivuruvuru, thought his special ch...

by Staff reporter

Zim journalists barred from working in Lesotho

11 April 2014 | 1780 Views
MASERU - Two Zimbabwean journalists, and one Mosotho, have been banned from working in the media in Lesotho for a prescribed period after the High Court found them liable for violating their legal ob...


SA to fire over 1000 cops with criminal records

10 April 2014 | 1966 Views
ohannesburg - More than 1 000 police officers with criminal records will be removed from the SA Police Service, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's office said on Thursday."SAPS is in the proces...

by Staff Reporter

Nigeria summons Zim envoy over Mugabe's corruption comments

10 April 2014 | 6148 Views
The Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday summoned the Zimbabwean Head of Chancery over remarks credited to President Robert Mugabe, which depicted Nigerians as very corrupt people.The M...

by Staff reporter

Johannesburg bank robbed by armed men

10 April 2014 | 3819 Views
Johannesburg - The Standard Bank in Fourways, north of Johannesburg, was robbed on Thursday afternoon, Gauteng police said."Five men entered the bank around 14:00, and ordered the bank manager...

by Sapa

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius' version untrue - Nel

10 April 2014 | 1989 Views
Pretoria - The version of events by murder accused Oscar Pistorius the night his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead is improbable, the State said on Thursday."Your version is so improbab...

by Staff Reporter

Zim toddler bound, gagged, and left in a bathroom unattended in SA creche

09 April 2014 | 2717 Views
Without the video evidence it would be hard to imagine the horror.An innocent toddler lies on the ground with her hands, feet and mouth tied with packing tape.The child squirms on the...

by Staff reporter

'I try not to lie... I'm a Christian,' says Pistorius

09 April 2014 | 2370 Views
Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius told the North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday that he was a Christian and that he tried not to lie."I try not to lie," Pistorius said under cross-examination from ...

by Staff Reporter

Man almost loses ear in fight over girlfriend

09 April 2014 | 3964 Views
29-year-old Andile Somboteni from Mthambeka section in Tembisa, SA, almost lost his ear after he went to get his fiancee from another man.Andile was furious when he found his fiancee was not a...

by Staff reporter

Murder accused Dewani set to land in SA airport

08 April 2014 | 1356 Views
Cape Town - Media camera crews were setting up their equipment in the arrivals hall at Cape Town International Airport on Tuesday morning, ahead of the anticipated arrival of honeymoon murder accused ...

by Staff Reporter

Mother of 6 girls arrested for buying a baby boy

07 April 2014 | 3377 Views
50-year old Anne Soronnade, who allegedly bought a day-old baby boy for N600,000 ($3,700), has been arrested by the Imo State Police Command through its Anti-kidnapping Squad....

by Staff reporter

Female prostitute develops a penis

07 April 2014 | 5359 Views
Brenda Kadere, a retired prostitute, has claimed that she developed a male organ on her private parts while working in South Africa.Kadere said had been in prostitution...

by Staff reporter

'Jesus of Jerusalem' doesn't look like Madonsela, says Bheki Cele

07 April 2014 | 2533 Views
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela must stop acting as if she is God, former South African national police commissioner Bheki Cele was quoted as saying in Beeld on Monday.Cele, who is a member...

by Sapa

New Mthwakazi chief haunted by father's death

07 April 2014 | 3423 Views
Johannesburg - Controversial paramount chief of Mthwakazi people in South Africa, Albert Gumede could soon find himself fighting to clear his name in the wake of highly damaging allegations that ...

by Thabo Kunene

Nigeria surpasses SA as Africa's biggest economy

07 April 2014 | 1680 Views
LAGOS - New data has revealed that Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as the continent's largest economy after a rebasing calculation nearly doubled its GDP. Gross Domestic Product (G...

by Reuters

'Mandela's ANC was buried with him' says Malema

06 April 2014 | 2760 Views
Johannesburg - The ANC of Nelson Mandela died with him, EFF leader Julius Malema said on Sunday."Nelson Mandela's ANC, the real one, was buried with him. Now it's just Zuma's African National ...

by Staff Reporter

Ian Khama fires Zimbabwean magistrate

06 April 2014 | 4778 Views
BOTSWANA President Ian Khama has fired a Zimbabwean national Austin Sibanda who was a senior magistrate at a Mahalapye court after he refused to be transferred to Gaborone.Sibanda was dismiss...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabweans fall prey to fake SA permit scam

05 April 2014 | 3512 Views
A Zimbabwean man is still struggling to recover his money a year after being duped into applying for a permit that turned out to be fake.Morelife Namara told The Zimbab...

by Staff reporter

Zimbabweans seek easier SA permit renewal

05 April 2014 | 3717 Views
Migrants' rights organisations are still trying to negotiate better renewal terms for Zimbabwean permits.Most of the permits, issued under the Zimbabwe Documentation Pro...

by Staff reporter

MDC-T SA executive 'booted out', as Tsvangirai purging invades SA

05 April 2014 | 1673 Views
The new interim structure, headed by Austin Moyo, was put in place until the province holds elections, said Mutsa Murenje, the acting secretary for Research and Policy.H...

by Tichaona Sibanda

Zim truck driver stabbed to death in Zambia

05 April 2014 | 3233 Views
POLICE in Kabwe have picked up the body of a Zimbabwean driver whose truck was wrestled from him by unknown people before stabbing him to death.According to police inves...

by Staff reporter

Man chops and burns pregnant girlfriend

05 April 2014 | 3707 Views
 A 24-year-old man was arrested in Chesterville, SA, on Friday in connection with the death of his pregnant girlfriend, who was burnt and her body chopped up, KwaZulu-Natal police said....

by Sapa

'Sex-crazed gorilla' ruining couple's marriage

05 April 2014 | 6079 Views
49-year-old Rebone Mosala from Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, SA, says a magical, sex-crazed gorilla has sex with her and walks on the roof.She and husband Kukies Mosala (52) said the creature has been...

by Staff reporter

Man digs up living room floor after 'ancestors tell him to'

05 April 2014 | 3898 Views
44-year-old Martin Letebele says that a vision from his ancestors told him there was a skeleton in his living room so he dug up the floor with a pickaxe.Martin's nephew Daniel (36), said: "I ...

by Staff reporter

Man shot dead during argument

05 April 2014 | 1476 Views
Johannesburg - A man was shot dead and two were wounded in Roodepoort, on the West Rand, on Friday, paramedics said.The man was killed during an argument with two other men in Main Reef road, ...

by Staff Reporter

No justice for DRC massacres

04 April 2014 | 857 Views
Rutshuru - Twenty years after the genocide of Rwanda's Tutsi minority, the massacres of Hutu civilians who fled across the border into the Democratic Republic of Congo remain a taboo subject in Kigali...

by AFP

Nigerian man kills dad, eats him

04 April 2014 | 4023 Views
Police in Nigeria reportedly arrested a 30-year-old man, Nwode Chukwudi Awam, who beheaded his 56-year-old father, Michael Awam, and ate his neck.According to, the man threate...

by Staff Reporter

Namibian MP wants 'wife swapping' legalised

03 April 2014 | 5519 Views
Windhoek - Wife swapping among Namibia's nomadic tribes has been practised for generations but a legislator's call to enshrine it in law has stirred debate about women's rights and tradition in moder...

by AFP

Goat gives birth to 'human' kid

02 April 2014 | 7428 Views
Residents in Kisumu County in Kenya were reportedly shocked after a goat gave birth to kid with features resembling a human being.Kenyan Daily Post sources said the strange kid had one eye loc...

by Staff Reporter

Man lets hyena eat his penis to get rich

02 April 2014 | 5641 Views
A Malawi man lost his manhood and three toes to a hyena that attacked him as he carried out a witchdoctor’s instructions in a bush in Zambia.Chamangeni Zulu is reportedly admitted to Ch...

by Staff Reporter

Pupil dies after being beaten with a belt by his teacher

02 April 2014 | 3811 Views
Johannesburg - Sizwe Kubheka and his classmates were apparently making noise while discussing a textbook during a lesson at their school in Palm Springs.This allegedly infuriated their Tharab...

by Staff reporter

Mortuary staff flee as man wakes from the 'dead'

02 April 2014 | 4673 Views
Mortuary attendants in Durban, SA,w were shocked this week when a man, who had been declared dead by paramedics and taken to a government mortuary, suddenly started breathing and woke up in front ...

by Staff reporter

Zim murderers ask SA court for mercy

02 April 2014 | 2452 Views
PRETORIA - Two Zimbabwean nationals who hacked an elderly Dutch immigrant to death on his smallholding have asked the Pretoria High Court for mercy. The body of 67-year-old Albert de Jongh wa...

by Staff reporter

Mugabe snubbed by African leaders

02 April 2014 | 3638 Views
THE African Union's unity came under the spotlight yesterday as it emerged 36 Heads of State and Government are attending the EU-Africa summit starting today in Brussels, Belgium, snubbing Mugabe's ca...

by Staff reporter

Man arrested after luring wife's boyfriend with Whatsapp messages

01 April 2014 | 5492 Views
A man who lured his wife's boyfriend with sexy WhatsApp invitations has been arrested.He had apparently suspected for some time that his wife was cheating on him....

by Staff reporter

Zimbabwe permits, South Africa to clarify this week

01 April 2014 | 2787 Views
SOUTH Africa Home Affairs minister Naledi Pandor is this week expected to provide clarity on the renewal of special permits given to Zimbabwean immigrants as concern grows over the fate of thousa...

by Staff reporter

Six die after drinking intoxicating beverage at wedding

01 April 2014 | 4773 Views
Six people are feared dead after allegedly consuming a local beverage, Zakami, at a wedding reception at Unguwa Uku, Nigeria.According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the incident happened at...

by Staff Reporter

Police find two men inside an ATM

01 April 2014 | 3755 Views
South African Police responded to an alarm early on Monday morning at a Port Elizabeth petrol station, and found two men hidden inside an ATM, said Warrant Officer Dumile Gwavu on Monday."...

by Staff reporter

Kwaito star Professor tweets about clash with house group Mi Casa

31 March 2014 | 1656 Views
Award-winning kwaito star Professor and his crew apparently had a slight "disagreement" with the boys from award-winning house group Mi Casa. The incident happened in the early hours of M...

by Staff reporter

American woman 'forced into prostitution' in South Africa

31 March 2014 | 3707 Views
A 26-year-old woman who has identified herself as Anna Kreller, an American, claims she was tricked into coming to South Africa seven years ago by a man she met on the internet.Kreller has bee...

by Staff reporter

Just like Mugabe, Zuma to boycott the AU-Africa summit

31 March 2014 | 3049 Views
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has joined President Mugabe in shunning the European Union-Africa Summit in Brussels, Belgium, over the contentious invitation list to the meeting.The African Unio...

by Staff reporter

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