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SA Actor Luzuko Nteleko has died
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SA Actor Luzuko Nteleko has died

South African actor Luzuko Nteleko has died, aged 36, it was confirmed on Tuesday. The actor is believed to have died on Monday and his sister Nomsa Nteleko took to social media to share the news of his passing. The details around the cause of death are yet to be confirmed. However, Nteleko had been battling cancer in the last two years or so. He had a tough fight but remained positive throughout. Actress Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo was one of the first people who shared the news of Nteleko's death on social media on Monday night. “Each day, we lose one. Each day. He has taken a special part of the art with him. Only a few will understand. Go well mntase,” the actress tweeted. Nteleko had a long career as an actor and has featured in big local productions such as Zone 14, ...
Lockdown: Couple hold online wedding Ceremony Attended by Their Family Members in Different Parts of the World
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Lockdown: Couple hold online wedding Ceremony Attended by Their Family Members in Different Parts of the World

Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, a couple decided to have an online wedding to give their family members the opportunity to ''attend'' their wedding. Twitter user @KiyaniBba, who is the younger sister of the groom, shared the story online. She wrote ''Today was my big bro's wedding. Because of the virus, only the bride, groom and their witnesses were allowed in the room. As the official CTO of my family, I suggested that we set up a Zoom so that our relatives and friends could join us. I present you the first Zoom Wedding. We had more than 45 people from France, CIV, Netherlands, SA, Calgary, etc. I muted everyone during the ceremony and recorded everything using zoom. People cried during the vows, at the end I unmuted them and all at the same time they applauded and congratul...
AKA Demands An Apology From Burna Boy Before He Would Allow Him Perform In SA
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AKA Demands An Apology From Burna Boy Before He Would Allow Him Perform In SA

Rapper Aka demands apology from Burna boy ,before he could allowed to perform in South Africa. This is coming hours after the news of how some South African artists petition minister of arts and culture kicking against inclusion of Burna Boy at the 'Africa Unite' concert. Leadership. I am willing to swallow my pride and put an end to this division. @burnaboy Are you? Ek se ... @burnaboy all we want is an apology. We know �� is not perfect. But we took you in as our own before you reached these levels. You say you are an AFRICAN GIANT, prove it.
Tiwa Savage pulls out of Delicious Festival over xenophobia
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Tiwa Savage pulls out of Delicious Festival over xenophobia

Award-winning Nigerian artist Tiwa Savage has announced that she will no longer be coming to SA later this month in protest over the xenophobic attacks erupting across SA. TimesLIVE reported how widespread looting and violence erupted across various parts of SA as locals and foreigners clashed. Over 180 people were arrested in Gauteng, with the Nigerian government summoning SA's envoy and saying it would dispatch a special delegation to Pretoria to discuss the attacks on Nigerians. Tiwa took to Twitter on Tuesday to slam the alleged "barbaric butchering" of Nigerians in SA. The artist, who was set to perform at the upcoming DStv Delicious Festival in Johannesburg on September 21 said she would not longer perform in SA. "I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people ...
I don’t abuse women – Cassper Nyovest sets the record straight
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I don’t abuse women – Cassper Nyovest sets the record straight

As the scourge of women and child abuse in SA continues to be a topic of discussion, celebrities such as Cassper Nyovest have been challenged by the public to introspect for "abusive" traits, but the rapper has made his zero tolerance approach to abuse crystal clear. The Tito Mboweni hitmaker made it clear that while he isn't perfect, he does not beat or promote beating women in his life or music. "I'm not perfect but I can assure you that I don't beat women nor do I promote it! That’s just something I don’t do!" This after Cassper was told not to behave as if he was perfect in the wake of assault allegations surrounding Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha. Video footage of a man, alleged to be Mampintsha, slapping Babes several times went viral on Monday. It was confirmed on Tuesda...
Top SA Boxer Tests Positive In Doping Scandal
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Top SA Boxer Tests Positive In Doping Scandal

Top South African boxer Kevin Lerena has been thrust into the centre of a doping saga, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has confirmed. While exact details are unclear at this early stage, the WBC tweeted on Wednesday that Lerena had "tested positive" last month. "BREAKING NEWS: Boxer Kevin Lerena tested positive in a test by @Vada_Testing done in October 18, in Johannesburg, South Africa," the WBC tweeted. VADA is the Voluntary Anti-Doping Society - an organisation that works with the WBC on the Clean Boxing Programme. Lerena, 26, who is the current IBO World Cruiserweight champion, turned professional in 2009 and has a professional record of 21-1. Lerena found himself in the spotlight back in 2014 during the Oscar Pistorius murder trial when he testified in the state's case a...
SA Actress Sophie Ndaba Put Death Rumours On Blast
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SA Actress Sophie Ndaba Put Death Rumours On Blast

South African actress, Sophie Ndaba has lashed out over death rumours that set social media alight on Tuesday and labeled the entire debacle "disheartening and horrible". Just weeks after Sophie, who suffers with diabetes was body-shamed for her weight loss became the target of a death hoax that went viral. Sophie topped the Twitter trends list as fans poured onto the platform to find out if the information was true. It was also initially believed that Expresso apparently reported on Sophie's death but moved swiftly to set the record straight. Speaking to TshisaLIVE on Wednesday morning Sophie said South African's needed to grow up and stop making jokes when people were dealing with real challenges. "I was at a meeting so my phone was on silent when the rumours started trending...
Tonto Dikeh Ministers To Thousands At Church In SA
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Tonto Dikeh Ministers To Thousands At Church In SA

Tonto Dikeh was invited as a speaker at the Youth Conference by popular South African based Malawian religious leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. Videos show her speaking passionately at the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG). Speaking of her experience,she wrote GOD WAS REAL•• WHEN HE TAKES OVER,WE SUDDENLY BECOME LIGHT.. #DEAR LORD WHO AM I THAT YOU LOVE AND USE ME THIS MUCH?????? Ooo how I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS?? #WHEN GODS MERCIES SPEAK, GRACE ABOUND. #GODS DONT CALL THE QUALIFIED, HE QUALIFIES THE CALLED.
“It’s Not Generosity, It’s Control” SA, Awkward-ah Dumps Man Who Never Allow Her Pay For Anything
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“It’s Not Generosity, It’s Control” SA, Awkward-ah Dumps Man Who Never Allow Her Pay For Anything

A South African lady identified as @awkward-ah on twitter, took to the platform to reveal the reason why she dumped her man. According to her, she left her man because he always buys her what she needs. Read her tweets below; Quote “I was engaged to a man who’d never let me pay for anything. Like got mad AF when I bought things. I left hm because that may sound like a dream come true for some, but it’s a nightmare to be in fr. It’s not generosity. It’s control. I knew that one-day he would tell me that I own nothing. That I owe him. That my son couldn’t be comfortable in our home because he was using this man’s things. I wasn’t here for that life. He started hinting that I worked too hard. I should quit and take care of his books. When I asked what my salary would be he laughed. ...
Zuma Sends Envoy To Zimbabwe As Botswana Warns Against Travel
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Zuma Sends Envoy To Zimbabwe As Botswana Warns Against Travel

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma Wednesday sent a special envoy to Zimbabwe as Botswana cautioned its citizens against travelling to the neighbouring country grappling with a leadership crisis. President Zuma, who is the chairman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), also dispatched a special envoy to Angola over the Zimbabwe issue. Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the State Security counterpart Bongani Bongo were sent to Harare to meet with President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force (ZDF). SPOKE TO MUGABE According to President Zuma’s spokesperson Bongani Ngqulunga, the South African leader spoke to Mr Mugabe earlier Wednesday. President Mugabe indicated that he was confined to his home, but said that he was fine, according to Dr...
Governor Al-Makura Lauds Nasarawa Amazons For Winning NWFL Title
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Governor Al-Makura Lauds Nasarawa Amazons For Winning NWFL Title

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Sunday congratulated the state-owned female football club, the Nasarawa Amazons of Lafia, for winning the 2016/2017 Nigerian Women Football League (NWFL) title. Al-Makura praised the club in a statement by his Special Assistant (SA) on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Tukur, in Lafia. He said the club has made the state proud with the success which, according to him, has further proved the determination of the state to take sports to greater heights. The governor vowed that the state government would work assiduously with relevant sports stakeholders to ensure that the players are well trained, equipped and prepared for future tournaments ahead. He said this would help to bring more glory to the state. “The female team has shown the true s...
Storm Harvey Causes Explosion At Flood-Hit Texas Chemical Plant
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Storm Harvey Causes Explosion At Flood-Hit Texas Chemical Plant

Two explosions have occurred at the flood-hit Arkema SA chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, and there is a risk of further blasts. The Arkema plant makes organic peroxides used in the production of plastic resins, polystyrene, paints and other products. “We want local residents to be aware that the product is stored in multiple locations on the site, and a threat of additional explosion remains,” the company said in a statement. “Please do not return to the area within the evacuation zone until local emergency response authorities announce it is safe to do so,” it added. The sheriff said one of its deputies was taken to hospital after inhaling fumes and nine other people drove themselves to hospital as a precaution. The flooded facility had lost power and backup generators, lea...
Relationship With Nigerians In SA Cordial – Envoy
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Relationship With Nigerians In SA Cordial – Envoy

Nigeria`s Consul General in South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, says the mission has a cordial and collaborative relationship with various Nigerian communities, groups and organisations in that country. Adama told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg on Tuesday that on assumption of duty four months ago, the welfare of Nigerians became his priority. He said the Consulate was in regular contact with the Nigerian communities in the nine Provinces of South Africa. “All Nigerian organisations, groups and leaders of Nigeria Union (NUSA) came and welcomed me on assumption of duty. “The mission is pleased to say that we are working cordially and have a collaborative relationship with them. We are in partnership,” he said. The consul general said the mission had met some Nige...
Sambisa Forest; Photos Of Oby Ezekwesili, Lai Mohammed & Others In A Search Jet
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Sambisa Forest; Photos Of Oby Ezekwesili, Lai Mohammed & Others In A Search Jet

The Federal government team, led by the Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed as well as of Defence, Monday led the #BBOG and a select group of journalists to the North east to experience first hand the NAF's daily search of Sambisa for the Chibok Girls and all those abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists. The Ministers and two #BBOG representatives, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili and Mrs Aisha Yusuf, and the SA to the President in the Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi, joined one of the two search planes while the journalists joined the other. Fighter jets provided air cover as seen in the pictures...      

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