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Morsi’s fugitive son arrested

A son of ousted Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, who was sentenced to a year in prison for possession and use of hashish, was arrested early Friday at a train station south of Cairo, security officials said. Abdullah Morsi, 19, who security officials said was on the run, was arrested while[…]

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Libya warring factions agree to truce

Powerful militias battling for the Libyan capital’s airport have agreed a ceasefire, Tripoli said Friday, after the government sought UN help to stop the country from becoming a “failed state”. Foreign Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz asked the UN Security Council to dispatch experts to train Libya’s defence and police forces to[…]

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5 arrested for Beacon Valley shooting

Five men have been arrested following a shooting in Beacon Valley, which claimed the life of a 10 year old boy on Tuesday evening. Western Cape police said they arrested five men aged between 20 and 31 years following an attack on the 10 year old minor and two others[…]

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MAD support grows

The Make A Difference (MAD) Campaign with VOC and Pick ‘n Pay continued to brighten up the lives of the less fortunate as they ventured on through into the third week of the MAD campaign. On Wednesday, the MAD campaign set off to Liberty Promenade in Mitchell’s Plain, where more[…]

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Protesters hail Gaza March

“We need to take a stand and lead the international community into showing support for Palestine and boycotting Israel”. This impassioned call by a teenager named Waseef summed up the public sentiment at the epic Gaza support march in Cape Town on Wednesday. The mass march is considered one of[…]

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SANZAF launches Gaza appeal

The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) has been inundated with requests from community members on how they can help the people of Gaza. The organisation has now launched a Gaza appeal to assist Palestinians suffering under Israel siege. Muslims can now not only pay their Zakah to but they[…]

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March only small step: MJC

The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) has issued a heartfelt appreciation to Cape Town for the massive turnout for Wednesday’s march to Parliament, in support of the people of Gaza. The march, which is being regarded as the biggest pro-Palestinian event of its nature for many years, attracted a nearly 40[…]

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3 Israeli products to boycott

The South African chapter of the international Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movements is calling for South Africans of all walks of life to strengthen their campaign against products produced by Israel. BDS SA co-ordinator Muhammed Desai says now that the world has seen the overwhelming amount of support for[…]

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Woman in court for cloned bank card

Two separate cases involving a Cape Town woman who allegedly went on two spending sprees with cloned bank cards, may be combined into one, the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court heard on Thursday. While out on warning for her first case, Anushka Rossi allegedly went on a second, similar, spending spree.[…]

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Zuma reponse on Nkandla delayed

President Jacob Zuma needed more information before responding to findings on his Nkandla home, his office said on Thursday after he missed a deadline to report to Parliament on the matter. “President Jacob Zuma is still seized with preparing the report to the Speaker on the upgrades at his Nkandla[…]

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