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.

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.

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.

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.

All systems were working when EFF disrupted parliament: ICT manager

All information and communication technology (ICT) systems were in working order on the day EFF MPs disrupted National Assembly proceedings, Parliament's powers and privileges committee heard on Monday.

Opposition parties condemn Mthembu shooting

Opposition parties on Monday condemned the shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu during an armed robbery in Mpumalanga at the weekend.

Joubert to officiate Currie Cup final

Craig Joubert will referee the Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Golden Lions at Newlands on Saturday, the SA Rugby Union (Saru) announced on Monday.

Publicity shy Zambian president flown abroad for medical check

Zambian President Michael Sata, who has not been seen in public in weeks, has left the country for a medical check-up, the presidency said Monday.

Paris opera ejects woman for wearing full face veil

The French government has pledged to toughen up its anti face-covering law following an incident where a veiled Muslim woman was ejected from a major opera house in Paris.

Jackson Mthembu shooting was not politically motivated: ANC

The ANC cautioned those who claimed that the shooting of party MP Jackson Mthembu was politically motivated.

iPhone 6 gives Taiwan export orders 12.7 percent boost

Booming shipments of the iPhone 6 helped Taiwan's export orders jump 12.7 percent in September year-on-year to a record $43.3 billion, the government said Monday.

Chaos as India marathon leaders miss turn, take the bus to finishing line

A marathon ended in farce in India after the pilot car overshot a turn, forcing the top three runners to take a long detour before abandoning the race -- and taking a bus to the finish line.

Second British royal baby due in April

The duke and duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their baby is due in April, Kensington Palace said Monday.
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