Jacob Zuma in open letter to Mozambican writer dismisses Xenophobic garb on South Africa

South African President, Jacob Zuma in an open letter to Mia Couto (Mozambican writer) dismissed xenophobic garb on its countrymen insisting that an action of minority is not representative of the people of South African and cannot therefore be used to stereotype over 50 million South Africans. Read the full letter below: My Dear Brother, […]

Nelson Mandela Returns to Hospital with Lung Infection

VOANEWS: Former South African president Nelson Mandela is back the hospital for treatment of a lung infection. A statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office says Mr. Mandela was admitted late Wednesday with a recurrence of the infection that put him in the hospital for three weeks in December. During that stay, he also had surgery […]

Pistorius granted bail after four-day hearing

PRETORIA (AFP): Iconic paralympian Oscar Pistorius was granted bail by a South African magistrate on Friday, pending trial for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pretoria magistrate Desmond Nair ruled Pistorius was not a flight risk and did not pose a danger to society after an emotionally charged four-day bail hearing. Prosecutors say Pistorius is guilty […]

Sobbing Pistorius accused of ‘premeditated’ murder

PRETORIA (AFP): South African sporting hero Oscar Pistorius broke down in court Tuesday as he was accused of shooting his model girlfriend through a locked bathroom door in what prosecutors said was a “premeditated” Valentine’s Day murder. The double-amputee Olympian and Paralympian “Blade Runner” is seeking bail at the Pretoria court hearing, which revealed startlingly […]

A Valentine Day’s Tragedy for the Blade Runner – Written by Chief Femi Fani-Kayode

“Oscar Pistorius, who is also known as ”the Blade Runner”, has shot his girlfriend to death on Valentine’s eve. This is such a tragedy. A man that is loved and respected by so many from all over the world has killed his beautiful young lover, who happens to be one of South Africa’s top models, […]

Press Statement: Henry Okah’s Conviction is Political – Festus Keyamo

The decision of the South African Court that convicted Henry Okah this morning of charges relating to terrorism is politically motivated and legally incorrect. As counsel to Charles Okah and others who are facing the same set of charges under Nigerian Laws, I have been actively involved in coordinating the trials both in South Africa […]

Lack of atmosphere dogs Africa Cup countdown

JOHANNESBURG (AFP): It is the largest sporting event on the continent, but the build-up started late and there is a lack of atmosphere just over a week before the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in South Africa. The sizzle of colourful public enthusiasm ahead of the 2010 World Cup is conspicuously absent, drawing […]

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