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I deserve life sentence: mother who poisoned 4 children

Zinhle Maditla faces possible multiple life sentences after pleading guilty to premeditated murder. The woman admitted to feeding her four children rat poison. Maditla took the stand for the first time, to ask the court for mercy on Tuesday. READ: Mother pleads guilty to murder of four children A pre-sentencing report says[…]

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ANC veterans to hold ‘National Consultative Conference’

The ANC veterans and stalwarts group will on Friday hold their much-awaited National Consultative Conference at Johannesburg’s Constitutional Hill, with more than 700 people expected to attend. The group has been calling for President Jacob Zuma’s removal from office after the ANC’s loss of three metro municipalities, the Nkandla saga[…]

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15,000 Muslims gather in South Africa for Ijitima

Thousands of Muslims from South Africa and abroad have gathered in Johannesburg to attend a three-day annual Islamic gathering known as the Ijitima organized by the international Sunni Jamaat Tablighi movement. “The purpose of Ijitima is to bring Muslims together and remind them about the teachings of Islam and how[…]

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Second tremor felt in Johannesburg

A second earth tremor has been felt in the eastern parts of Johannesburg, about two hours after the first tremor was felt across Johannesburg on Thursday evening. Gauteng residents say they felt two earth tremors last night, each lasting a few seconds. Residents in Lenasia, Germiston and Boksburg say they felt[…]

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Stowaway situation very rare: BA

British Airways in South Africa is working with UK authorities to investigate how two suspected stowaways got on to a flight from Johannesburg to London. “We are working with the London metro [Metropolitan Police] and authorities in Johannesburg to establish the facts surrounding this very rare situation,” said Stephen Forbes,[…]

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Areas of Joburg feel the earth shake

Certain areas of Johannesburg felt the earth shake on Saturday. News24’s Naledi Shange said she felt the ground shake in Pimville, Soweto. “I initially thought it was blasting somewhere around here. The ground shook for a few seconds,” she said. Funiwe Daweti also from Pimville said: “I heard a sound[…]

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