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5 killed after gunmen attack Johannesburg Church

Five people were killed in a Church attack west of Johannesburg in the early hours of Saturday, with some of the attackers taking hostages who were later freed. Police arrested around 30 people and seized 40 firearms, including rifles, shotguns and handguns, related to the attack on the International Pentecost Holiness Church in Zuurbekom, police […]

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210 kg Gorilla airlifted from zoo for CT scan after developing breathing issues

In a heartwarming example of animal care, a gorilla weighing 210 kilograms was airlifted from its enclosure in a South African zoo and flown to a hospital for a CT scan and full medical examination. Local news website Times Live reports that Makoko, a 34-year-old male western lowland gorilla from the Johannesburg Zoo, had been […]

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Long queues form outside alcohol shops in South Africa after restrictions ease

Long queues have formed outside shops selling alcohol in South Africa after restrictions on its sale, imposed two months ago as part of measures to fight Covid-19, were lifted. Social media posts showed people, who had braved the morning chill, cheering as buyers emerged with their bottles. The alcohol ban was to allow police and […]

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Two-day-old baby dies of coronavirus in South Africa

A two-day-old baby has died with coronavirus in South Africa – one of the world’s youngest victims of the virus. The mother had tested positive for Covid-19 and the child subsequently tested positive, the health minister said. The baby was born prematurely and needed help with breathing, he added. The country’s death toll now stands […]

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South Africa deploys 73,180 troops to enforce lockdown

More than 70,000 extra troops were deployed in South Africa to help enforce a lockdown intended to stop the spread of coronavirus, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced. South Africa has had 3,465 confirmed coronavirus cases – second only to Egypt in Africa – and 58 deaths. The country has some of the most stringent coronavirus […]

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Viral Video: Penguins leisurely walk around Cape Town during lockdown

With the humans stuck at home, three African penguins decided to take a stroll down the streets of Cape Town in South Africa. South Africa like most of the world is currently in the midst of a national lockdown, imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation […]

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Lions nap on road during South African lockdown

Sooner or later animals were going to notice that the humans had disappeared and in South Africa’s Kruger National Park lions have been taking advantage. Park ranger Richard Sowry was out on patrol on Wednesday when he snapped a pride sleeping on a road which would normally be busy with tourists. But Kruger, like other […]

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South African police storm wedding party with guns amid coronavirus lockdown

A bride, a groom and their wedding guests were arrested in South Africa for violating lockdown rules and attending the wedding party. According to Daily Mail, Jabulani Zulu, 48, and his bride Nomthandazo Mkhize, 38, married on Sunday in a ceremony that was interrupted by police storming in with guns. Photos and videos being circulated […]

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Sixty-four bodies found in shipping container in Mozambique

The bodies of 64 male migrants were discovered Tuesday in a sealed shipping container at a checkpoint in Tete, Mozambique, according to the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM). In a statement released Tuesday night, IOM confirmed that 14 survivors were rescued by local authorities and are being treated at a local hospital. The survivors […]

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Lesotho’s first lady to be charged with killing PM’s former wife

The first lady of Lesotho is set to be charged with murder in connection with the 2017 killing of Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s former wife, Lipolelo, police said on Tuesday. Maesaiah Thabane, who fled the country on January 10 to escape arrest, returned to the small southern African kingdom on Tuesday afternoon and handed herself to police in the capital, Maseru. […]

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South Africa launches manhunt for killers of miners stoned to death

Police in South Africa have launched a manhunt for killers of nine illegal miners who were stoned to death in a western district of Johannesburg. The bodies of the miners from Lesotho were found lying in the streets of Matholeville, while another seriously injured victim was rushed to hospital. Thousands of illegal miners, known as […]

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Airport asks 10-year-old boy to change shirt that had snake print

A 10-year-old boy, Stevie Lucas, travelling from Johannesburg to New Zealand, was recently forced to change his shirt at the airport because it had snake printed on it. The boy’s family claims that he was forced to change his shirt before boarding the plane because authorities claimed that it could cause anxiety to other passengers. […]