Monthly Archives: February 2019

Resurrection pastor wants the truth to be revealed

Resurrection pastor wants the truth to be revealed

Alleluia Ministries pastor Alph Lukau, who is said to have resurrected a man in a coffin over the weekend, wants to clear his name.This comes after Incredible Happenings church leader, Paseka "Mboro" Motsoeneng issued a media statement in which he and the SA Funeral Practitioners' Association (Safpa) voiced their displeasure at "such an antic for…
State capture: Nyanda fired after refusing repeated invitations to meet Guptas

State capture: Nyanda fired after refusing repeated invitations to meet Guptas

Former communications minister Sipiwhe Nyanda told the commission of inquiry into state capture that he was fired after refusing to honour invitations to meet with the Gupta family. Nyanda, who was chief of staff of the ANC's liberation army uMkhonto weSizwe, was the second witness to testify about the appointment and removal of ministers on Thursday.He told…
4 killed, 8 injured in explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu

4 killed, 8 injured in explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu

A powerful explosion killed at least four people in the Somali capital on Thursday, police said. An Islamic extremist group claimed a Mogadishu hotel was the intended target, but a police officer said militants detonated a bomb while trying to assassinate a judge.Militants set off a car bomb near the residence of appeals court chief…
Mokgoro inquiry: Witnesses wanted to settle scores – Mrwebi’s counsel

Mokgoro inquiry: Witnesses wanted to settle scores – Mrwebi’s counsel

Suspended special director of public prosecutions Lawrence Mrwebi's legal representatives have argued that witnesses who came before the Mokgoro inquiry wanted to "settle scores".During closing submissions, Mrwebi's advocate Mervyn Rip, SC, told the inquiry that the witnesses wanted to "throw as much mud" at Mrwebi and suspended deputy prosecutions boss Nomgcobo Jiba."Much of the evidence…
Tshwane ANC rejects mayor Mokgalapa’s ‘corrupt golden handshake’ in GladAfrica scandal

Tshwane ANC rejects mayor Mokgalapa’s ‘corrupt golden handshake’ in GladAfrica scandal

The ANC in Tshwane has rejected "with all the contempt it deserves" the "corrupt golden handshake" newly appointed Tshwane mayor, Stevens Mokgalapa, has offered to pay controversial engineering consultancy firm GladAfrica.In a statement, ANC caucus spokesperson Lesego Makhubela said: "We, the ANC, are astonished and left aghast by the sheer disregard for the prescripts of…
WATCH: North Korea disputes Trump’s account of talks breakdown

WATCH: North Korea disputes Trump’s account of talks breakdown

North Korea is disputing President Donald Trump's account of why the summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un collapsed, insisting the North demanded only partial sanctions relief in exchange for shutting down its main nuclear complex.Trump, who was on his way back to Washington on Thursday, said before leaving Hanoi that the talks broke down…
JUST IN: Slapped pupil’s mother decides to ‘withdraw’ her from Sans Souci, plans legal action

JUST IN: Slapped pupil’s mother decides to ‘withdraw’ her from Sans Souci, plans legal...

The mother of the Cape Town pupil who was slapped during an altercation with her Afrikaans teacher has decided to "withdraw" her daughter from the school, her lawyers said on Thursday."The decision to withdraw the learner from the school was prompted by concerns for her well-being, in the face of the unfair and unlawful treatment…
Wayde: Super strong Caster fighting for women’s rights

Wayde: Super strong Caster fighting for women’s rights

Athletics 2019-02-28 22:11 Caster Semenya (Supplied) Midrand - South Africa's sprinting golden boy Wayde van Niekerk has given a message of support to Caster Semenya.Van Niekerk, who stunned the globe by breaking the 400m world record on his way to gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics, has been sidelined since 2017 when he injured his knee…
‘Disturbing theatrics and unabashed bias’ – McBride comments on Parly contract decision

‘Disturbing theatrics and unabashed bias’ – McBride comments on Parly contract decision

"Disturbing theatrics and unabashed bias", a "sham", and an attempt to recapture the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) – were some of the descriptions given for the Portfolio Committee on Police process that recommended that Robert McBride's contract as executive director of IPID not be renewed.Hours after the decision became known, a court challenge was lodged…
ANC and black professionals kiss and make up

ANC and black professionals kiss and make up

The ANC and bodies representing black professionals have effectively kissed and made up, seeking to work hand in hand on policies relating to the growth of black-owned businesses.The parties met on Monday after following public exchanges in which the ANC's position regarding black professionals was questioned.Earlier this week, the ANC apologised to Public Enterprises Minister…