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Actress Millicent Makhado Dumps Abusive Husband
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Actress Millicent Makhado Dumps Abusive Husband

Millicent Makhado is best known for her breakout role as Agnes Mukwevho on SABC 2's Muvhango. The actress and creative launched her YouTube channel over two years ago. The start of the channel was a lot of hits and misses, but it seems that Makhado has now found her own style of presenting content on her channel. Her latest episode on her channel sees the star speaking about breaking out of abusive relationship- specifically how she got out of her own abusive marriage. The actress has never really shared the identity of her first husband who she alleges she faced abuse from. All we know about that marriage is that she finally left the unnamed husband in 2012, after she believed that she would never leave the marriage. But eventually she did and the latest video gives her fans and fo...
Boity slams pushy businesses ‘demanding’ she tags them
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Boity slams pushy businesses ‘demanding’ she tags them

South African rapper and media personality Boity Thulo has taken to her social media to let brands know she's not one to be bullied into tagging them on their social media, especially if they insist on instructing her and not asking nicely. Now, if you have more than 100 followers on social media, then you probably know what Boity is talking about ... because you've probably also been hounded by brands to “please follow us”, “please tag us in your post” and “please tell your friends about us on social media”. For someone like Boity, who makes bank out of social media, such a request is not taken lightly. With more than 4.6 million followers, her tag is actually pretty pricey ... Now Boity, doesn't mind it if you ask nicely, her pet peeve however is the folks who insist on inst...
Major League’s DJ Banele on drawing inspiration from the likes of Burna Boy during the pandemic
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Major League’s DJ Banele on drawing inspiration from the likes of Burna Boy during the pandemic

While the aim is to still keep it moving as an artist in the entertainment industry, one half of the Major League DJz, Banele Mbere, has spoken out about the importance of being taken seriously by the government as a sector and staying sane during the pandemic. With a lot of artists trying to stay afloat financially and stay relevant with the times, the hip-hop artist, now turned amapiano DJ, shared his ongoing hardships as an artist in SA. In an interview with TshisaLIVE, Banele said, “Being an artist during a pandemic sucks, I won't lie. With a lot of African countries closing down, one can't travel or gig – now we have to go back to all our online stuff, which isn't ideal for us at the moment.” While he's frustrated at not being able to perform live to the masses due to pub...
Fugitive Nigerian drug dealer rearrested at Johannesburg airport
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Fugitive Nigerian drug dealer rearrested at Johannesburg airport

A fugitive Nigerian drug dealer who skipped bail and fled South Africa more than three years ago after failing to appear in court has been rearrested while trying to re-enter the country on a flight from Nigeria.   Okonkwo Kingsley Nwabuike, 46, was rearrested at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International airport on Thursday, January 21, by the Hawks’ Serious Organised Crime Investigation unit.   “His arrest followed information received from Interpol about the suspect, who was circulated as wanted in August 2017 for dealing in drugs, said to be arriving at the airport in Johannesburg from Nigeria. The Hawks pounced on him shortly after his arrival,” the Hawks spokesperson, Captain Dineo Sekgotodi said on Friday.   Nwabuike was initially arrested along with Cypr...
DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi puts their ‘Booty’ on display
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DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi puts their ‘Booty’ on display

Their friendship has grown to the point where they regard each other as family and we love to see it. Taking to social media to honour her friend, Pearl Thusi posted a spellbinding snap of the two in a bikini. Which also served as DJ Zinhle's booty 'debut'. The DJ responded with a quoted tweet which reads: "The nation has never seen my bum. Guess that's what friends are for. Love you." Fans were inspired and were drooling over the fact that for 15 years in the industry, Zinhle has not once showed too much skin and has managed to become a household name. One fan wrote: "15 years in the industry yet this is the first time we have seen your booty. You are totally a rare breed. You belong in that period of Old Hollywood, Zee. Ur grace, class & aura is something so out of th...
Fans Petition To Bring Back Queen Sono
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Fans Petition To Bring Back Queen Sono

Pearl Thusi might seem like she is one of the most disliked celebrities in Mzansi but her strong legions of fans prove to always have her back. Her latest international project Queen Sono got canned late 2020 due to problems related to COVID-19. In a statement sent to ZAlebs, a Netflix spokesperson confirmed that the drama series which stars Pearl Thusi as the lead actress will not be renewed for a second season: “We’ve made the difficult decision not to move forward with season 2 of Queen Sono. We are incredibly proud of the Diprente team for sharing their audacious vision and bringing it to life with Netlflix. A huge thank you to our fans across the world for the love shared for our first African Original series. Netflix is also grateful to the amazing efforts shown by the cast and...
‘They never use skin colour to discredit men when comparing them’ – Pearl Thusi
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‘They never use skin colour to discredit men when comparing them’ – Pearl Thusi

Queen Sono star Pearl Thusi has hit back at women being pitted against each other due to their skin colour. Though Pearl isn't new to being vocal in the colourism debate, this week the star seems to have finally shared an opinion that doesn't have her catching heat. It all started after a user in a now-deleted tweet asked the internet to choose their favourite actress, a list which included Emmy-nominated star Thuso Mbedu. However, Twitter didn't take too kindly to the list of comparisons. Many criticised the list for pitting women against each other and colourism, with Thuso trending on Twitter because of her defenders. Pearl weighed in on the matter. Taking to her TL, the media personality hit back at the list, saying that men aren't put under the scrutiny as women are wh...
‘It takes real courage to hear the worst about you & still walk with your head held high’ – Kelly Khumalo
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‘It takes real courage to hear the worst about you & still walk with your head held high’ – Kelly Khumalo

South African singer, Kelly Khumalo has spoken about how her tenacious spirit gets her past the negativity thrown at her. The singer took to Instagram this week to share a snap of herself looking radiant. In a caption she wrote that she was a “god that was downgraded to a queen”. “It takes real courage to hear the worst things about you and still walk with your head held high, After all, I am a god that was downgraded to a queen,” she wrote. The reality TV star opened up in August last year about the hate she got after the death of her daughter's father, former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa. Senzo was gunned down at Kelly's family home in Vosloorus during an alleged house robbery in 2014. In an interview on MassivMetro, DJ Sbu asked Kelly what she would say to Se...
Cassper Nyovest on delays building his private studio
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Cassper Nyovest on delays building his private studio

Rapper Cassper Nyovest has revealed things weren't going according to plan with his private studio, and that he had so far pent almost R500,000 on the building process. In a conversation with a fan, Cassper expressed how difficult he was finding it to execute his plans to construct his own studio. The Baby Girl hitmaker shared that the progress on his studio was the "saddest part" of his life as he's now spent so much money on the project. "Paid a dude 120k for sound-proofing that didn't work. Had to break the sh*t down again and get another guy to start from scratch, from a floating floor to a room in a room. "Another 275k just on sound-proofing. I still need to do the acoustics. Stress!" In 2019 Cassper took to social media to report that he was “scammed” and left in a...
Cassper Nyovest To Give His Old Designer Clothes To A Fan
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Cassper Nyovest To Give His Old Designer Clothes To A Fan

Blessed is the hand that gives! Cassper Nyovest has decided to make 2021 a year of hope for one of his fans by gifting him with a few of his old designer clothes. Amid all the drama that surrounds the rapper, he still finds it in his heart to give back to his loyal supporters. A fan had boldly asked Cassper to gift him his old clothes, a request Cassper attended to. "Ola Boss @casspernyovest I really need your help Bru with your old clothes please," the fan asked. Cassper being the good Samaritan, responded by asking for his location, "Where do you live ? Ima Dm you right now. I'm sure I could help a lil bit." Cassper is currently working on building his home studio, a project he was very excited about last year. However when a fan asked him about the progress, he said it is not y...
You cannot need other people’s money urgently! Lamiez Holworthy has Twitter split with money advice
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You cannot need other people’s money urgently! Lamiez Holworthy has Twitter split with money advice

DJ Lamiez Holworthy has Twitter split this week after saying that people are too entitled when it comes to needing your money. The war of opinions came after the TV personality took to Twitter share how some people felt a sense of urgency over your money when they are in need of help. “You cannot need other people’s money urgently,” tweeted the star. Those seven words sent the citizens of Twitter into a frenzy of opinions, with debate happening left, right and centre. Many agreed with Lamiez, sharing their own experiences and anecdotes. DJ Fresh chimed in with his thoughts on the matter, saying: “One of the things that really blows my mind in my Facebook inbox is how aggressive and/or entitled some people feel! That time they are asking for your assistance. Sad,” tweeted Fre...
Mosimane credits Mamelodi Sundowns for Al Ahly job: I’m here because of Downs, but I worked hard for it
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Mosimane credits Mamelodi Sundowns for Al Ahly job: I’m here because of Downs, but I worked hard for it

The ex-Masandawana tactician reflects on the journey that saw him landing his first coaching job outside South Africa Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says walking to the Al Ahly dugout was “not a free passage” as he heaps praise on Downs for sprucing up his profile which led to recognition in North Africa. After joining Al Ahly in September, Mosimane reportedly snubbed Wydad Casablanca, who were said to be interested in him. Just a month after arriving in Cairo, the ex-Bafana Bafana coach won the Egyptian Premier League title, before claiming the Caf Champions League after beating traditional rivals Zamalek last Friday.
Zambia’s match-winner Nachula reflects on Chile win
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Zambia’s match-winner Nachula reflects on Chile win

The Zaragoza striker was left a happy lady after her header helped the Copper Queens to a historic triumph over the Chileans Zambia star Rachael Nachula has revealed that the desire to make their country proud inspired Saturday's 2-1 victory over Chile. Before Saturday's first match of their international friendlies against La Roja, the Copper Queens were smarting from their title miss at the 2020 Cosafa Women's Cup in South Africa, where they settled for bronze earlier this month. Second-half goals from Barbara Banda and Nachula helped the Copper Queens come from a goal down to condemn the South Americans to the first defeat against an African team, in Santiago.
2-year-old Girl Raped & Beaten To Death By Mother’s Boyfriend In South Africa
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2-year-old Girl Raped & Beaten To Death By Mother’s Boyfriend In South Africa

A 2-year-old child, Nyiko was allegedly repeatedly raped and beaten to death by her teen mother's 30-year-old boyfriend in Diepkloof, Soweto. The 17-year-old mother and her boyfriend identified as Tebogo Ramokgopa, were arrested on Tuesday, November 24, and are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate Court, on Wednesday, November 25. The incident occurred on November 15 while the child succumbed to injuries and was certified dead on 19 November. The mother, who is heavily pregnant and her boyfriend fled after the death of the child at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital but were hunted down and arrested by police. According to the police, on 16 November 2020, members of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) specialised unit were summoned by a ...
Recession: Nigeria’s Economy Doing Well Compared To Others – Lai Mohammed
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Recession: Nigeria’s Economy Doing Well Compared To Others – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Nigerian economy is doing well compared to the economies of South Africa, Russia and other countries in recession. He said the recession is inevitable due to the global collapse in oil prices occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic. The minister spoke Wednesday on NTA Good Morning Nigeria Show monitored by The PUNCH. The PUNCH had reported that amid a rising debt profile, inflation and unemployment, the Nigerian economy shrank again in the third quarter of this year. This year’s recession is the worst in 36 years as data obtained from the World Bank indicated that the country’s Gross Domestic Product dropped by 10.92 per cent in 1983 and 1.2 per cent in 1984. The National Bureau of Statistics, in its report for t...
Meet Rare White Lion With Gorgeous Hairstyle (Pictures)
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Meet Rare White Lion With Gorgeous Hairstyle (Pictures)

The mane attraction: Lion clearly takes pride in his locks as he shows off beautiful hair at South African sanctuary This white lion at a lion sanctuary in South Africa clearly takes pride in his fabulous hairstyle. The spectacular carnivore named Moya shows off his impressive locks at the Glen Garriff Conservation lion sanctuary. His locks even put great fictional big cats, like Narnia's Aslan and the Lion King's Mufasa, to shame. The six-year-old rare white lion was photographed by British photographer Simon Needham. Simon, who now lives in Los Angeles, said the first time he saw Moya he was shocked by his looks. 'I love animals, but Moya's stunning coat blew me away the first time I saw it,' he said. Simon said he hoped his photographs of Moya would help raise awarene...
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SA Soccer Player Anele Ngcongca Passes On

  Former Mamelodi Sundowns defender Anele Ngcongca has sadly passed away following a tragic car accident. The 33-year-olds passing comes a few days after the passing of his former lover Kwaito star Mshoza, real name Nomasonto Maswanganyi. Eye Witness News can confirm that the soccer player lost his life during the early hours of Monday morning, 23 November 2020. A police officer told the publication that Anele lost his life on the scene and a case of culpable homicide has been opened. “It’s alleged that this morning, at 5am, a vehicle with two occupants lost control and overturned on the N2 freeway near Mtunzini. A 33-year-old man was declared dead at the scene. The driver sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital for medical attention. The circumstances surrou...
Simphiwe Dana shares snap of her bae swimming in the nude & the net reacts!
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Simphiwe Dana shares snap of her bae swimming in the nude & the net reacts!

Since opening up about her sexuality weeks ago, singer Simphiwe Dana is embracing coming out more than ever, especially when it comes to her love for her bae. The singer, who no longer cares what people think about her, had tongues wagging again after she posted a picture of her girlfriend naked in the pool. She took to Twitter and captioned the snap saying, “Love is ...” While at first when she came out tweeps were a bit skeptical, they have since shared how happy they are for Simphiwe for finding peace and freedom in her sexuality. Here's what tweeps had to say: Love is.... pic.twitter.com/5oejspvsLu — #BamakoIsHere (@simphiwedana) November 13, 2020 At the beginning of the month, the singer decided to finally live in her truth by revealing she's part of the LGBTQ...
Court dismisses Timothy Omotoso’s latest bail application
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Court dismisses Timothy Omotoso’s latest bail application

The bail application of Pastor Timothy Omotoso, who is accused of a series of crimes, has been dismissed. The Port Elizabeth High Court found that the defence had not put forward any exceptional circumstances to warrant granting Omotoso bail. He and two women are facing numerous charges, among them rape and human trafficking. Judge Phillip Zilwa was not convinced that the defence had proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Omotoso should be released on bail. Zilwa did not believe that the televangelist was not a flight risk. Through the course of this case, Omotoso has been declared a prohibited person and could be deported if released from custody. The court believes the State has a strong case. The defence has indicated that it will appeal this latest ruling. Th...
Cassper Nyovest gets candid about how self-doubt almost crippled his career
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Cassper Nyovest gets candid about how self-doubt almost crippled his career

Spreading some much-needed motivation on these social media streets, rapper Cassper Nyovest has spoken out about how dangerous self-doubt can be. In a video shared on his social media platforms, Cassper revealed how self-doubt nearly crippled his career but he soon realised that he had something special and deserved to succeed. “Yo! I don't know who I'm talking to but I felt obliged to shoot this video and share a little bit of my story, maybe it will touch someone and help them. “Coming up I used to struggle with things and one of the things used to be self-doubt. I used to be so hard on myself. I used to ask myself, why me? Why me? What makes me so special because everybody is struggling. I'm not the only one who's going through this, so why me?” The rapper added that he ...
Mulaudzi, Mbane, Ramalepe, Simpore and Dabda help Dinamo-BSUPC win maiden Belarusian league title
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Mulaudzi, Mbane, Ramalepe, Simpore and Dabda help Dinamo-BSUPC win maiden Belarusian league title

Yuri Maleev's side has won the top-flight crown for the first time, after victory over Minsk, with the Africans playing a crucial role Rhoda Mulaudzi, Bambanani Mbane, Claudia Dabda, Salimata Simpore and Lebogang Ramalepe made history with Dinamo-BSUPC as their side won the Belarusian Women's Premier League title for the first time. Cameroon's Dabda, Burkina Faso's Simpore and South Africa's Mbane joined the Belarusian newcomers this April, while Banyana duo Mulaudzi and Ramalepe arrived at the club in July. The five Africans had helped their club edge Minsk to claim a first-ever Belarusian Women's Cup in September and, this time they were impressive to ensure a third win over the holders to seal a double.
Lerato Kganyago Shares Advice To Women
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Lerato Kganyago Shares Advice To Women

Social media users have been raising their concerns over the rate at which human trafficking has instilled fear in many. Lerato Kganyago who is currently on a baecation with a secret lover, has taken some times this morning to post a series of tweets which touch on this situation that has affected the livelihoods of both women and children. Hashtags dedicated at spreading awareness at human trafficking and their hotspots in various cities in the country, trended for almost all weekend on Twitter. Lerato Kganyago has taken to her Twitter account to share some advice and tips to women on how to stay safe. She also expressed her deep concerns as South Africa is on, according to her, the “Tier 2 Watch list” for human trafficking. She has also slammed the government for not doing anyt...
Cassper Nyovest On Putting A ‘Taxi Rank Hustler’ On His Album
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Cassper Nyovest On Putting A ‘Taxi Rank Hustler’ On His Album

Cassper Nyovest has been hard at work working on his fifth studio album which features some of music's greats both locally and even internationally. He dropped his highly anticipated album at mid-night September 11th and has received rave reviews minutes after it dropped. Before that he held a virtual listening party at 11AM an hour before he released, where he brought on the young man who went around a taxi rank hustling. His viral speech on making it through the difficult circumstances he is faced with, earned him a spot on Cassper's Any Minute Now album. Despite it not being a recent video, Cassper took it upon himself to hunt for the poverty-stricken young man down and had him present at his listening party. “God is gonna make a plan for me. Tomorrow you may not even recog...
Woman stabs her boyfriend’s alleged side chic to death in South Africa
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Woman stabs her boyfriend’s alleged side chic to death in South Africa

A 27-year-old woman appeared in the Moretele magistrate’s court in the North West, South Africa on Wednesday, September 9, in connection with the murder of 30-year-old Christinah Ditsele, who was killed in a suspected love triangle.   Police spokesperson Lt-Col Amanda Funani, who confirmed the incident said the suspect was apprehended on Monday, September 7, at Cyferkuil village near Brits after she stabbed Ditsele with a knife on the chest. “It is alleged that the suspect had an argument with her 22-year-old boyfriend accusing him of cheating with the victim," Funani said. Funani said the suspect left her boyfriend on the street. She came back with a knife a while later, prompting the man to flee. “It is alleged that the suspect then saw Ditsele, whom she grabbed, push...
Actress Thandeka Mdeliswa shot to death after engaging in a heated argument
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Actress Thandeka Mdeliswa shot to death after engaging in a heated argument

A actress has met her untimely death after she was shot dead during a serious arguement with some people. Per information we gathered, Thandeka Mdeliswa who is a South African actress was shot in her home in Evander, Mpumalanga on Thursday, September 3, 2020. She was later rushed to the Evander hospital but was later airlifted to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria. Unfortunately she passed on to glory in the morning of Saturday, September 5, 2020. Police from the region have revealed that they have started investigations into the matter to find out the true cause of death.
Spain Honour Iniesta With Naked Statue For 2010 World Cup Winning Goal
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Spain Honour Iniesta With Naked Statue For 2010 World Cup Winning Goal

Spain has marked the 10th anniversary of the country's 2010 victory over Netherlands in the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa. Barcelona legend, Iniesta, now playing in Japan, was the hero that night in Johannesburg as he struck four minutes from the end of extra-time to secure Spain's World Cup success. Iniesta's hometown of Albacete have now honoured their most famous son with a naked statue showing a mirror image of his position as he struck the winner that night. Locals from Albacete were to celebrate the unveiling of the statue on July 10 but Coronavirus restrictions mean it'll be held next year.
Pearl Thusi And DJ Zinhle Are Not Secretly Dating!!!
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Pearl Thusi And DJ Zinhle Are Not Secretly Dating!!!

South Africa's all-time favorite besties Pearl Thusi and DJ Zinhle, are not bothered by rumors that they are in a relationship. In an article published by TimesLive it reports that two refuted the claims. The TV stars recently appeared on Somizi's hit show Dinner at Somizi's, and the episode was LIT as they opened up about a lot of things! The besties spoke about their love lives and their soaring careers. Somizi prepared a meal for the two and afterward they engaged in a conversation. It is no secret that Pearl and Zinhle have been tight-knit for many years now, and they have the most envy-worthy relationship. The besties continue to serve some real friendship goals and it seems as if no one will separate them because they are not bothered by what naysayers say. The TV sta...
Police accused of Nateniël Julies’ death to stay in custody pending legal representation
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Police accused of Nateniël Julies’ death to stay in custody pending legal representation

A policeman and a policewoman on Monday appeared in court accused of the premeditated murder of 16-year-old Nateniël Julies* of Eldorado Park. Scorpion Simon Ndyalvane and Caylene Whiteboy, attached to the Eldorado Park crime prevention unit, made a brief appearance in the Protea magistrate’s court in Soweto on Monday afternoon. Ndyalvane, a tall man, had his entire face covered with a beanie and black mask. He was dressed in brown pants, brown shoes and grey formal jacket. The petite Whiteboy was dressed in a green winter jacket with a fur hoodie. As the sounds of camera shutters went off, the duo had their heads hung low. Members of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) arrested the two officers on Friday. Julies, who had Down syndrome, was killed ...
South African Men Recount How They Were Raped By Older Ladies
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South African Men Recount How They Were Raped By Older Ladies

South African men have taken to Twitter to recount how they got raped by older ladies when they were much younger.  A Twitter user @TyrenndumisoB started the thread when he narrated how he was raped at 14. His tweet reads ''First time I had sex, I was 14 years old doing grade 7. Thinking about now, Smangele Kunene Zulu raped me. She was a pedophile. To make matters worse, she removed the condom after first round, second was raw and I didn't even enjoy the thing. She was too much and rough.Ppl from Twitter are different to people I have shared this thing with, you guys are feeling sorry for me. In my life, every person I share this with, laughs out loud. Including my girlfriends. They laugh even more when I tell them I hated sex after bcs I thought sex is overrated.I'm happ...
‘What explanation is there for killing him in cold blood?’ – AKA says as he seeks justice for Nathaniel Julius
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‘What explanation is there for killing him in cold blood?’ – AKA says as he seeks justice for Nathaniel Julius

South African celebrities have joined the masses in demanding justice for 16-year-old slain Eldorado Park teenager Nathaniel Julius. TimesLIVE reported that Nathaniel was shot and died on Wednesday. The death of the 16-year-old, who had Down syndrome, has led to clashes between police and community members angered by his death. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) confirmed that a probe has been launched into Nathaniel's death. Gauteng Premier David Makhura said the boy was killed in the crossfire of a shoot-out between the SA police and a gang in the area. Rapper AKA lashed out at the murder of the teen, asking police what explanation they could possibly have to justify why he was shot and killed. He reminded police that their job is to protect and not ...
2 White Lions Weighing 180kg Ganged Up, Ate Their Owner In South Africa
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2 White Lions Weighing 180kg Ganged Up, Ate Their Owner In South Africa

A conservationist has been mauled to death by his 400lb white lions he kept at his South African safari lodge. West Mathewson, 68, was attacked by two mature lionesses after he unlocked their gate to take them for a morning walk. His wife Gill, 65, attempted to save her husband during the attack by distracting the 400lb lionnesses, named Tanner and Demi, but they had already inflicted very fatal injuries. Mr Mathewson ran a popular safari known as Lion Tree Top Lodge, located near the town of Hoedspruit, around 280 miles north west of Johannesburg. The lionesses had previously killed a man working on a neighbouring property after they broke out of their paddock in 2017. The lionesses were tranquilised following the attack on Wednesday and have been taken to a lo...
A woman in South Africa is safer with wild animals than at home or in the streets – Media personality, Somizi
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A woman in South Africa is safer with wild animals than at home or in the streets – Media personality, Somizi

South African media personality, Somizi has lent his voice to the widespread violence women in South Africa are subjected to. In an Instagram post Somizi shared, he stated that women in South Africa are safer with wild animals than at home or in the streets. He wrote; A woman in South Africa is safer in the Kruger among Lions and snakes than at home or in the streets. YES, THERE I SAID IT…..YES THIS IS MY HANDWRITING https://www.instagram.com/p/CERDYqWBOSz/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
SA singer Elaine joins the same label as Beyoncé and Adele
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SA singer Elaine joins the same label as Beyoncé and Adele

After smashing local records with her independently released seven track EP, Elements, SA-born songstress Elaine has announced that she's officially signed with American Columbia Records. The label is home to some of the world's biggest artists, including superstars Beyoncé and Adele. The star was over the moon with the deal and told TshisaLIVE in a statement that she looked forward to bringing her unique story to the world. “I've got a completely different story to tell. I'm a representation of every African girl that doesn't want to be boxed in.” MD of Sony Music Entertainment Africa Sean Watson said Elaine is “unquestionably deserving of the recognition she’s getting for her music”. “It’s not chance that got her to where she is, it's talent and hard work. We love tha...
Woman Accuses a Pastor Who Was Her Boyfriend of Rape
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Woman Accuses a Pastor Who Was Her Boyfriend of Rape

A woman took to Twitter to accuse her pastor and ex-boyfriend of rape after she said she didn't get any support from her church. Zinchle, a South African woman, named the pastor and the church. She said when they began dating, she made it clear that she didn't want to have sex before marriage. She was still a virgin at the time and her boyfriend agreed. However, one night, when she stayed over at his house, he allegedly raped her. She gave details of how the rape happened. She added that she reported the incident to the church but nothing was done. She also opened a case but the prosecutor asked why she wants to arrest her pastor. She concluded that "communities, law, churches" fail women when it comes to gender based violence. Read her thread below and share your thou...
“It’s wild how I’ll wear what everyone else wore but I’ll catch the smoke because I’m bigger” – Thickleeyonce
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“It’s wild how I’ll wear what everyone else wore but I’ll catch the smoke because I’m bigger” – Thickleeyonce

Model Lesego “Thickleeyonce” Legobane has again lashed out against body shamers, telling them to mind their own “wardrobe”. The star was out here posting pictures of herself living her best life recently, when a critic started dragging her outfit. Thickleeyonce is no stranger to being body shamed and told the hater to fetch her own life before commenting on hers. “Y’all are so pressed about what I put on my body. If it fits me, it’s for my body type. You look hella crusty to be commenting about my outfits. Mind your own wardrobe.” Lee then sent a message out to everyone else who had a problem with her, saying that they were “delusional” to think that skimpy clothing was “only for thin people”. “My mentions are annoying me. Y’all hate to see fat women happy and wearing w...
South Africa Bans Alcohol Again as Coronavirus Surges
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South Africa Bans Alcohol Again as Coronavirus Surges

South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol to help contain the spread of Coronavirus. A night-time curfew has also been imposed, and the wearing of masks outdoors is now compulsory as the country has reported increases of more than 10,000 confirmed cases for several days and the latest daily increase was nearly 13,500. President Cyril Ramaphosa introduced new restrictions while speaking in a nationally televised address on Sunday night, July 12. "In the midst of our national effort to fight against this virus there are a number of people who have taken to organising parties, who have drinking sprees, and some who walk around in crowded spaces without masks," he said. Ramaphosa said top health officials have wa...
Zindzi Mandela Passes On
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Zindzi Mandela Passes On

South Africans are reeling this morning following the sudden death of the late Nelson and Winnie Mandela's daughter Zindzi, who died at the age of 59. Zindzi Mandela served as South Africa's ambassador to Denmark. The news of her death was revealed by her son Bambatha Mandela on Instagram. Details surrounding her cause of death are still sketchy, but scores of people have paid tribute to her and conveyed their condolences to the Mandela family following her passing.
AKA tests positive for COVID-19
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AKA tests positive for COVID-19

Award-winning rapper Aka, real name Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, said today he had tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the latest celebrity to be infected with the deadly virus. This confirmed by the rapper in a statement on Friday. “In an attempt to create awareness around the virus and caution citizen to be more careful in their daily interactions with others AKA has chosen to make his results public,” reads the statement. According to a reliable source he had gone to take the test on Tuesday. He is now in self-isolation. “Aka pleads for everyone to adhere to social distancing guidelines, to wear masks and to hold stringent hygiene measures by frequently sanitizing and washing our hands,” said the rapper in a statement. He added that he would be documenting his recovery while in sel...
‘Sometimes sex is just sex and has nothing to do with being in love’ – Zodwa Wabantu
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‘Sometimes sex is just sex and has nothing to do with being in love’ – Zodwa Wabantu

Zodwa Wabantu's latest snaps on Insta with a mystery man have left her fans discussing her love life once more, but the star says they need to learn to separate her sex life from her love life, because the two “aren't the same” to her. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Zodwa made it clear that she had no issues with people who attach certain labels to her because she's been changing boyfriends. She maintained that people should know by now that she lives her life for nobody but her and her happiness. “I've said before that I do whatever makes me happy. If I have a man in my bed, it might not be love. Sometimes sex is just sex and has nothing to do with being in love,” she said. Zodwa, who has recently gone through a public break-up with her ex-boyfriend Vusi, has since posted a couple o...
Cassper claps back at Scoop Makhathini’s claims he’s got ‘nothing new’ to offer
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Cassper claps back at Scoop Makhathini’s claims he’s got ‘nothing new’ to offer

Rapper Cassper Nyovest tackled Scoop Makhathini for claiming he should take a break from music. Scoop is known for sharing his opinions about the industry, often without a filter, and rubbed Cassper up the wrong way with his latest commentary about SA hip hop. In a recent Popcast YouTube episodes, Scoop mentioned how he would love Cassper, AKA and Kwesta to “take a break from making music”. Scoop's reasons included an observation that the rappers, who have spent nearly a decade in the game, apparently had nothing else to say and no different way to say it. Scoop also felt they needed to give the upcoming crop of rappers a chance to shine. Cassper was having absolutely none of it, and came out guns blazing. “This doesn't apply to me at all. Firstly, my last album was two ...
Bafana Bafana midfielder Furman on why he didn’t become next Chelsea superstar
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Bafana Bafana midfielder Furman on why he didn’t become next Chelsea superstar

  The former Matsatsantsa skipper looks back at his career in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and England Former SuperSport United midfielder Dean Furman looks back at his stay in South Africa with the reigning MTN8 champions, saying it was a wonderful experience for him and his family. The 32-year-old also explains why he could not play for Chelsea’s senior team whilst also praising his former mentor, the current Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers. Furman also says the coronavirus pandemic has hurt his plans as he looks to secure a new move.
“If only celebrities were this vocal about our country when people said we were murdering foreigners” – AKA to SA Celebs
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“If only celebrities were this vocal about our country when people said we were murdering foreigners” – AKA to SA Celebs

Controversial South African rapper, AKA has called out celebs who rush to defend the country when it is being dragged by international stars, but less vocal when the country was accused of murdering foreigners. SA hit the headlines this week when US musician and actor Tyrese Gibson posted a misleading Instagram post which partially depicts “white slavery” in SA. It was captioned “the flip ... get to YouTube this is what’s going on in SA”. Before the post was deleted, several celebs defended the country and slammed the star. Taking to Twitter on Thursday, AKA claimed that these celebs had been less vocal last year when the country was accused of xenophobia. “If only celebrities were this vocal about our country when people said we were murdering foreigners. Makes you think,”...
US Actor, Tyrese Gibson Angers South Africans With Fake Reserve-Racism Pics
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US Actor, Tyrese Gibson Angers South Africans With Fake Reserve-Racism Pics

US actor Tyrese found himself trending on Twitter in South Africa after a recent Instagram post of his went viral. The Fast & The Furious actor posted an image of ‘life in South Africa’ which portrayed white people of the country as slaves and servants. He captioned the since-deleted image; “The flip..Get to YouTube this is what’s going on in South Africa..” The actor was referring to a YouTube video titled; ‘South Africa – Poor whites, rich blacks’. Tyrese’s fans and followers – particularly ones from SA – were shocked by the the post and immediately called him out on it. A number of SA stars also reacted to the post, including media personality Bonang Matheba, who called the actor a “swine”. Responding to his post, Bonang tweeted; “…please, don’t come talk s*** here ...
Pres. Buhari Saddened As APC Chairman, Taiye Abe Dies In South Africa
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Pres. Buhari Saddened As APC Chairman, Taiye Abe Dies In South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of the Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, South Africa chapter, Dr Taiye Abe. He was 65. Buhari, in a statement on Wednesday, by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on the death of the party chairman in the diaspora, described the late Dr Abe’s love for the nation as second to none. He said he had an unmistakable love for Nigeria and a deep commitment to the ideals of the party. Buhari, who expressed sincere sympathy with the family, friends, and colleagues of the deceased APC Chairman, urged them to take heart, saying, “God will comfort you at this time of sorrow.” While speaking on his encounter during his (Dr Taiye Abe) lifetime, Buhari narrated how the late party ch...
Sho Madjozi get emotional after she bags BET nomination: ‘I am in tears’
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Sho Madjozi get emotional after she bags BET nomination: ‘I am in tears’

Tsonga rapper Sho Madjozi has left Mzansi beaming with pride once more, after the news that she bagged the Best International Act nomination at the 2020 BET Awards. If she wins, it will be her second BET Award in two years. The excited musician took to social media to share the news with her ever-growing fan base, stating just how emotional she was at the news. “I am in tears ... After winning for best Newcomer last year, I have now been nominated for Best International Act at the #BETAwards2020,” she said. Sho is nominated among some of the biggest names in Africa including Nigerian act Burna Boy and Congolese singer-songwriter Innoss’B. South Africans were super excited for Sho, recalling that joyful time last year when Sho won the BET award for Best New International ...
AKA responds to claims that Boity is a better rapper.. Says ‘I nearly died’
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AKA responds to claims that Boity is a better rapper.. Says ‘I nearly died’

Rapper AKA has laughed off suggestions that rapper Boity may be a better rapper than him, bringing slips to prove his lyrical genius. The rapper's skills were recently called into question when he dropped a freestyle on Stogie-T's online platform. While many praised the verse, some claimed he should just call it a day. AKA responded to a fan defending him, telling the follower that one of his critics had even claimed that Boity was a better rapper than him. “Someone said Boity is a better rapper than me ... I nearly died,” AKA said. The tweet soon went viral, sparking a fierce debate among hip-hop heads and landing both musos on the Twitter trends list. The rapper was also criticised by Simphiwe Dana for his comments. “You’re a great rapper and lyricist! Better t...
I shouldn’t have to feel lucky to have never been raped – Amanda Black
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I shouldn’t have to feel lucky to have never been raped – Amanda Black

South African singer, Amanda Black is the latest celeb to call on the government and police to intervene in the scourge of gender-based violence in the country. The Amazulu hitmaker took to social media recently to speak about violence against women, including corrective rape against those in the LGBTIQ+ community. The star recounted how she and her friends would lie about being together to stop people hitting on them in public, and said she now realises how dangerous the lie was. “I remember back then my friends and I even used to lie about being together just to stop a guy from continuing to harass either of us. Not knowing then that lying about being lesbian put us in even more danger,” she explained. She said she was grateful to have never been raped, but women should n...
It Kills me to see Black Educated Youths Thinking Like White People – Jacob Zuma
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It Kills me to see Black Educated Youths Thinking Like White People – Jacob Zuma

Jacob Zuma, former President of South Africa has expressed his pain of seeing educated black youths being "instruments" of white people. In short clip shared by his daughter Dudu Zuma-Sambudla on her Twitter page, the former South African President who has corruption charges hanging on him, was seen seated in front of a Jacob G Zuma Foundation banner and clad in a golf-shirt with his foundation's emblem. Jacob Zuma who spoke in English and Zulu, told Wits Young Communist League leaders at his home in Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal; “But at the centre of this is an African child … absolutely problematic for me is to see Africans who are doctors and professors think like white people. That’s a problem I have … not just having the mindset of white people but to be instruments of white ...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Global Food Relief Program Provides Aid to Over 6,000 Pastors
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Global Food Relief Program Provides Aid to Over 6,000 Pastors

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has continued to provide hope and relief to thousands of Christians from around the globe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has united millions in prayers to fight the devastation of the coronavirus and provide relief to those in need. The coronavirus global health crisis has upended economies and threatened to tear the social fabric that binds our society. The pandemic has completely disrupted our way of life now and likely for the foreseeable future. But Pastor Chris Oyakhilome urges Christians not to despair their current situation, but to seek guidance and sustenance from our Lord and savior. Pastor Chris is the founder and lead pastor of Christ Embassy, also known as LoveWorld Inc., an evangelical megachurch with a st...
SA Shuts Schools 4 Days After Reopening, As Covid-19 Strikes 77 Facilities
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SA Shuts Schools 4 Days After Reopening, As Covid-19 Strikes 77 Facilities

Teaching at seventy-seven schools in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa have been affected within four days of reopening - some due to confirmed Covid-19 cases and others as a result of suspected cases. Eastern Cape education department of spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani said 48 of the schools were investigating suspicions of the novel coronavirus, and 29 were closed after positive cases were confirmed. The department, which manages about 5 000 schools, has called for calm. According to the Nationals, 31 of the schools were in the Buffalo City Metro (BCM), incorporating East London, King William's Town, the capital Bhisho and surrounding rural settlements. Eastern Cape chairperson of the National Association of School Governing Bodies, Mongameli Peter, said they had warne...