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Actress Gugu Gumede Joins Politics

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Uzalo star Gugu Gumede is not prepared to let her late mother Zanele kaMagwaza Msibi’s legacy die down. Her late mother was a successful politician who lead the National Freedom Party. Following her footsteps, Gugu will be serving the party and go wherever it needs her to go.

Political parties are working overtime to canvas for the upcoming elections. Gugu Gumede is also on the ground urging supporters to pledge their support on the polls.

Gugu told supporters during the NFP’s manifesto launch that she is a proud member of the NFP and will serve the party with all she has. “…When I am here, I am not MaMlambo but a proud NFP member. This is the party that was led by a leader without a single corruption mark against her, a true definition of a leader,” she said as quoted by Daily Sun.

“Seeing you here really brings me so much joy and lot of emotions because I believe my mother left very early without seeing us getting back what we lost when we were intentionally disqualified from the 2016 elections,” she continued.

Gumede continued by pointing out the faults at the Zululand District Municipality, “We are going to vote and we will vote for the NFP. We will get everything that belongs to us. For five years, the Zululand District Municipality has failed to deliver basic services…Our time has come to take over where we left when we lost power…If you need me, I am available and I can go anywhere you need me. We can’t let Njinji’s legacy die,” promised Gugu.

Gugu who plays MaMlambo on Uzalo penned a heartfelt note on her social media following her mothers death last month. “My mother was a giant. A king. She came from nothing and had the task of breaking many generational curses; blessing many family members in between. She was a dedicated public servant; a pioneer and activist who changed many people’s lives. To my brother and I, though, she was Mommy. My BEST FRIEND. My confidant. My greatest fan. My prayer warrior. Our queen that we so dearly loved and revered.”

Zanele lost her life due to cardiac arrest linked to COVID-19. “Words will never be enough to express our appreciation for the love and affection that she single-handedly raised us with. We never lacked; and when the opportunity presented itself, we ensured that she never did too – and we are appreciative of this. We thank God that she lived long enough to watch her children be successes in their own rights, and bless her for it in return. Today, we are at peace knowing that she rests with the knowledge that she was loved and appreciated immensely.”

Gugu wished her mother a peaceful send off, “Hamba kahle Njinji. Yengwayo. Our hearts are in shambles, but we remain as strong as you were. I am so proud to be your daughter, Manqondo. I’ll always walk tall. You did it!”

 

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Former Jam Alley Host Arrested

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FORMER Jam Alley presenter and rapper Thato “T’do” Mahlatsi is expected to appear in court on Monday, 29 November for impersonating a soldier.

The 38-year-old was bust on Thursday, 25 November by Community Police Forum members in Orlando East, Soweto, while wearing a full military uniform.

The CPF members handed him over to Diepkloof cops, who put him behind bars.

Police spokesman Captain Kay Makhubele said: “The suspect was arrested for impersonating a soldier and he will appear in court soon.”

Thato Jam Alley

Thato Jam Alley

According to police sources, this was the second time Thato was spotted wearing military uniform in a week.

“Members of the CPF said the first time, they saw him in uniform leaving a house. They asked him what he was doing at that house because they suspect someone is selling drugs there. He claimed he was also a community patroller and they let him go.

“When they saw him leaving the same house for the second time, they confronted him again. His story didn’t make sense. They asked him why he was patrolling alone and they also asked him about the military fatigues and he couldn’t explain himself, so they handed him over to us,” said a source.

At the height of his fame, Thato was a member of popular duo Zulu Mob with Desmond “Dez” Radebe.

Thato is also one of the people behind the success of Jub Jub’s massive hit song Ndikhokhele.

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Oscar Pistorius On His Way Home

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The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) has confirmed that convicted murderer, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, has been moved from a correctional facility in Pretoria to a prison in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape.

DCS spokesperson Singabakho Nxumalo said the move was part of a process in which Pistorius is eligible for parole after serving half of his 13-year sentence.

The disgraced athlete has been serving the sentence for the murder of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

Steenkamp’s parents live in the Eastern Cape.

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Oscar Pistorius and Reeva

“The transfer is necessitated by the need to commence with the processes of a victim-offender-dialogue as the victims are based in Gqeberha. Offenders participate in the victim-offender-dialogue as part of their rehabilitation path, wherein they are able to acknowledge the harm they have caused to their victims and the society at large,” Nxumalo added.

He said the victim-offender-dialogue was an internal process.

“Victim-offender dialogues are sensitive, emotional and inconsolable; hence they are presided [over] by highly trained officials who ought to ensure that all parties derive value from the process. DCS is unable to pre-empt the timeframe as this will be guided by the level of preparedness by all participants.”

He added that victim-offender-dialogues were not a parole placement process, but a programme that took place before an offender could be considered for parole.

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New COVID-19 variant found in South Africa – Video

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New COVID-19 variant found in South Africa. A new COVID-19 variant has been discovered in South Africa.

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New COVID-19

The super-variant is said to have an extremely high number of mutations.

Variant B.1.1.529 has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong. Experts in South Africa say they don’t know if vaccines work against this particular variant.

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