Jackson Mthembu shot in face during ATM robbery

African National Congress MP Jackson Mthembu was shot in the face while withdrawing money at an ATM in Witbank at the weekend, Mpumalanga police said on Monday.

'Upset' Dewani irked over sexual questions

UK journalist Nick Parker took the stand at the start of day 6 of the Shrien Dewani trial. Parker was the first to interview the Bristol businessman after his wife was found dead in a car in Khayelitsha.

Zuma compares Nkandla with George airport, built for PW Botha

President Jacob Zuma has compared the construction of George airport for apartheid head of state PW Botha, and his own home in Nkandla, according to a report.

Mortar explodes as Pretoria scrapyard workers cut it up

A Pretoria scrapyard worker was killed and others are missing after a mortar believed to date back to World War II exploded as it was being cut up this morning.
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Marc Batchelor speaks about tension between Pistorius, Steenkamp families

Former soccer star Marc Batchelor has described mounting tension between the Steenkamp and Pistorius families during sentencing proceedings in the High Court in Pretoria, according to a report.

Parliament committee resumes probe into EFF disruption

Parliament's powers and privileges committee will resume disciplinary proceedings against 20 EFF MPs, including party leader Julius Malema, who heckled President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly.

Oscar verdict tomorrow but legal drama might not be over

As Oscar Pistorius prepares for what could be his last meal as a free man, the focus is on whether prosecutors or his lawyers will appeal against his sentence.

Zuma's chest-thumping won't go down well in Africa

President Jacob Zuma has again put his foot in it by describing the government's achievements after apartheid as far better than what the rest of the continent did after gaining independence.

Chiefs land a record 15

Tefu Mashamaite's header just after half-time gave Kaizer Chiefs a 1-0 victory over Ajax Cape Town yesterday and opened up a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier Soccer League standings.

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.

US televangelist blames Obama for Ebola

Televangelist and founder of Christians United for Israel John Hagee claims that Ebola is God's judgement on US President Barack Obama for trying to divide Jerusalem.

White waiters are the hottest new thing in Nairobi

Nairobi's elite are flocking to restaurants to be served by white waiters.

National Freedom Party Youth Movement sends condolences to Dewani killer's family

The National Freedom Party Youth Movement conveyed its condolences on Monday to the family of Xolile Mngeni, one of Anni Dewani's killers.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free as EU tackles response

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, was declared Ebola-free on Monday as European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt the spread of the deadly disease.

Fan killed in clashes before Palmeiras-Santos match

Violence overshadowed Brazilian soccer on Sunday when a man was hit and killed by a car during clashes before the Palmeiras-Santos game, police said.

Brickz rape case will proceed: NDPP

The National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) has ruled that the rape case against musician Sipho "Brickz" Charles Ndlovu will proceed, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

Conditions not ideal, but Proteas need to fire

While the Proteas will be eager to use their upcoming tour of New Zealand as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup next year, they should not expect anything close to the conditions they will experience in just under four months time.

Oscar Pistorius will learn his fate on Tuesday

Closing arguments in mitigation and aggravation of sentence wrapped up today in the Pretoria High Court, where the athlete was convicted of culpable homicide for the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last month.

EU seeking €1 billion fund Ebola

European Union nations are working to find €1 billion to help fight Ebola in West Africa and seeking a common approach in dealing with the disease outbreak.

Dewani wept during interview: British journalist

Murder-accused Shrien Dewani was highly emotional during an interview he gave shortly after his wife's murder in 2010, the Western Cape High Court heard on Monday.

Gauteng hospital shortages laid bare

The Gauteng Health Department has 9510 vacancies out of 72,308 approved posts.
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