Daily Archives: July 7, 2013

Bling lands his biggest prize

Smanga Khumalo got the nickname “Bling” for his diamond ear-ring, though it might as well have been for his dazzling smile or his dyed blond hair.

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Xhosa king lays into Zuma again

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo continued his attack on President Jacob Zuma this weekend, calling him a “nonsensical Zulu boy” during a meeting at the Bumbane Great Place.

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Deadly diarrhoea virus hits Durban

More than a 100 young children in Durban have been infected by the diarrhoea and vomiting bug, rotavirus.

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Pretoria landmark reduced to rubble

The Munitoria Building, home to the municipality of South Africa’s executive capital for decades, is no more.

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State coffers bled white

Nearly R1-billion lost through fraud in the public service has not been recovered.

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Mandla Mandela loses leadership over family feud

A tribal king in South Africa on Saturday removed a grandson of Nelson Mandela from his post of traditional authority while the former president is hospitalized in critical condition.

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Syrian prison shelled, part of Aleppo battle

Shells smashed into a central prison in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, killing some prisoners, a rights group said Sunday, part of a long battle for control of the ancient city.

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Zimbabwe's Tsvangirai says no chance of fair vote

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, launching his third campaign to unseat veteran President Robert Mugabe, said nothing had been achieved to ensure a fairer vote but even God now wanted Mugabe to go.

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Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashes; pilots unharmed

The Israeli military says an F-16 fighter jet has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea after its two crew members safely ejected from the aircraft.

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Canada police say 5 dead, about 40 missing after oil train blast

The death toll from the explosion of a runaway freight train in a small Quebec town rose to five on Sunday and another 40 people are missing, police said on Sunday.

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