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Jolidee Matongo: Johannesburg mayor killed in car crash

The mayor of Johannesburg tragically died in a car crash, he was 46. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute. Jolidee Matongo had been campaigning with Mr Ramaphosa before the vehicle accident happened. Details are sketchy, but local media have shown images of the front of a car badly smashed up. Mr Matongo only became […]

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South Africa: Death toll from rioting rises to 337

Rioting in South Africa this month killed 337 people, the government said on Thursday, marking a further jump in the death toll from the 276 announced the previous day. “The South African police has revised the total number of deaths in Gauteng [province] to 79 and KwaZulu-Natal to 258 as related to the unrest,” said […]

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South Africa to deploy 25,000 troops to curb violence and looting

The South African government planned to deploy 25,000 army personnel after days of widespread looting and violence. At least 72 people died and over 1,700 people have been detained since the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma sparked the country’s worst unrest in decades. Hundreds of shops and businesses were looted and the government says it […]

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45 killed as Zuma’s arrest spreads violence in South Africa

More than 45 people were killed as crowds clashed with police and ransacked, burned shopping malls in South Africa on Tuesday as grievances unleashed by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma boiled over into the worst violence in years. On the streets, protesters hurled stones and police who responded with rubber bullets. Protests followed […]

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South Africa: Ex-president Jacob Zuma turns himself in to serve prison term

Jacob Zuma, the former President of South Africa handed himself in to police to begin serving a 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court. He was admitted to Estcourt Correctional Centre in his home province of KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. Police had warned that they were prepared to arrest him if he did not hand himself in […]

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Crypto exchange brothers disappear in South Africa with $3.6 billion worth of bitcoins

A major cryptocurrency fraud unfolded in South Africa after the disappearance of two brothers who ran a crypto investment company. In mid April this year Cajee brothers – Ameer and Raees – informed investors that all business operations at Africrypt would be put on hold due to a massive hacking attack faced by the company […]

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South Africa’s highest court sentences ex-president Jacob Zuma to 15 months in jail

Jacob Zuma, former president of South Africa was sentenced to 15 months in jail by the country’s highest court. The Constitutional Court found him guilty of contempt for defying its order to appear at an inquiry into corruption while he was president. He has been given five days to hand himself in to police. Failing […]

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Stones that sparked ‘diamond rush’ in South Africa turn out to be quartz

The South African government clarified that the stones discovered in a village were not diamonds but quartz. A cattle herder first uncovered the stones in KwaZulu-Natal province. It prompted thousands to rush to KwaHlathi village, some 300km southeast of Johannesburg. After conducting tests, officials have said the stones are quartz crystals, which are far less […]

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South Africa launches investigation into bodies discovered near abandoned gold mine

South Africa launched an investigation into the deaths of 20 men whose bodies were discovered near an abandoned gold mine in the North West province. The bodies, some of which were badly decomposed, were found outside a mine shaft and near the railway tracks in Orkney, about 180km southwest of Johannesburg, according to the police statement. […]

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Diamond rush grips South African village after man finds mysterious stone

Hundreds of fortune seekers flocked to the village of KwaHlathi in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province in search of what they believed to be diamonds after a discovery of unidentified stones in the area. People travelled from across South Africa to join villagers who have been digging since Saturday, after a herd man who dug up […]

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South African pastor reportedly farts on people’s faces to heal them

A South African pastor reportedly farts on people’s faces as a healing process to cure all spiritual and physical problems. Pastor Christ Penelope, of Seven Fold Holy Spirit Ministries in Siyandani Village, Limpopo, South Africa has created a buzz for his unorthodox method of healing people after a photo of him sitting on the heads […]

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IN PICTURES: Cape Town Table Mountain Wildfire

The fire that broke out on South Africa’s iconic Table Mountain was largely contained but the danger remains, the Western Cape provincial government said. READ: More than 400 hectares burnt, hundreds evacuate; Man who supposedly started fire arrested READ: Cape Town wildfire largely contained but danger remains