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Mzansi Mourns Gomora Actor Don Buthelezi (Israel Matseke Zulu)

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Actor Israel Matseke Zulu plays the role of Don Buthelezi on Gomora. He leaves Gomora through death, Don was shot by his son Teddy – the role played by Sicelo Buthelezi. On Gomora, Don plays the role of an impulsive gang leader who previously left his marriage with Zodwa to stay in Sandton with a wealthy woman. Don’s fortunes turned south when the rich woman died, and her relatives took away everything leaving Teddy and their daughter Sibongile – the role played by Nandipha Khubone homeless.

In a bid to have a roof over his head, Don turned to Zodwa, who lives with her son Teddy. Don is Teddy’s father; he abandoned him at a tender age and had an obsession to make up for the lost time and regain his son’s trust.

When Don returned to Gomora, his birthplace, he tried to make ends meet through working at Zodwa’s boyfriend, Bongani’s Shisanyama. He joined a crime syndicate and took over Mamsonto’s operations as the car hijacking syndicate leader.

The struggle for power between Mamsonto’s camp, led by Thathi, her daughter and Don, ended in bloodshed. Thathi connived with Don’s trusted man Ntokozo and Stompie to direct him into a lion’s den. When Don found out he was trapped, he cornered Ntokozo and wanted to kill him; he drove to the river and forced him to dig his own grave. Mazet arrived on the scene and wrestled for Don’s gun, which went off, leaving Mazet injured and wheelchair-bound for the rest of her life.

Who killed Don on Gomora?

Don succumbed in the hands of his loved one Teddy who had earlier on purchased a gun to protect his mother against violent Don. Teddy again saved Ntokozo and Melusi when he killed his biological father, Don.

Whats next for Israel Matseke Zulu?

Israel Matseke Zulu leaves Gomora as an actor but retains his behind the scenes role. Before playing Don on Gomora, Israel was involved during the telenovela’s conception as a scene scout. He looked for places to shoot scenes and managed to secure the school in which Gomora was being shot.

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WATCH | Man shot in head by cop during argument at Gauteng hotel

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A man is in a coma after he was shot in the head, allegedly by a police officer, during an argument at Misty Hills Country Hotel, in Muldersdrift, Gauteng.

The man, who was a guest at the hotel, was shot after he allegedly fought with staff at the hotel on Saturday. It is not yet clear what the argument was about.

In a video of the incident, which has gone viral, the man is seen putting on his underwear as police officers stand around him at the entrance of a room.

One police officer is heard saying, “now you are playing dangerous”, as he approaches with a gun after ostensibly cocking it.

He shouts at the entrance: “Whose playing dangerous? You f****** coward. Come on.”

A woman off screen is heard saying that they are supposed to feel safe around the police, not endangered.

The man then comments that he is ashamed of the police officers. He is then seen grabbing a gun from an officer, saying, “take that gun, shoot me, shoot me”.

The officer’s colleague is seen firing a shot at him and he crumples to the floor, eliciting screams from the woman in the room.

According to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), following an argument with staff, the manager had requested that the man leave the premises, and the hotel would refund him. However, he refused.

“… the security and manager followed him to his room and requested him to leave, then he became more aggressive,” said IPID spokesperson Grace Langa.

She said police officers were called to the hotel to assist and, when they arrived, the man started fighting with the police.

“He took a firearm out of the bed drawer, cocked it and one bullet fell down, and it is alleged the victim disarmed one police officer of his firearm.

“The guest (victim) was in possession of two firearms, then one police officer took out his service pistol and shot that guest once in the head,” said Langa.

His wife is believed to have been present.

You can watch the video HERE

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South Africans Campaign To Stop Zimbabwe Permits Renewal

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The Zimbabwe Permits Renewal process is due to be announced in a few days and a few South Africans have started a campaign to have the Zimbabwe Permits Renewal process halted.

#NoToZimWorkPermits is trending on Twitter as South Africans try to put pressure on their government to stop the renewal of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEP).

Those behind the campaign have asked the government to #PutSouthAfricansFirst a hashtag that has been in and out of the top trends on Twitter whenever foreigners become a topic.

They have cited SA’s high unemployment rate for their campaign.

The campaign comes after SA Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoalade said that the cabinet was deliberating on the issue of the ZEP renewal and that an announcement would be made soon.

Another group of ZEP holders approached the Johannesburg high court in a bid to force the Department of Home Affairs to declare ZEP holders permanent residents. The group says that they have stayed legally in the country for more than ten years and they now had nowhere else to go.

The court challenge caused another uproar on social media as South Africans questioned why the Zimbabweans no longer wanted to go back home.

#NoToZimWorkPermits started trending on Sunday afternoon sparking an exchange of insults between Zimbabweans and the campaigners.

Zim Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono joined the conversation asking Zimbabweans not to insult South Africans.

#NoToZimWorkPermits will be hated by about 180,000 ZEP holders anxiously waiting for a positive announcement.

Campaigns against foreigners in South Africa are an ongoing thing. It remains to be seen if the current campaign will force a policy shift.

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Skeem Saam Actress Joyce Ledwaba Fights Another Woman Over Sleeping Arrangements

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Joyce LedwabaIT SEEMS peace is the last thing Skeem Saam actress Joyce Ledwaba wants with Joy Mbewana.

Joyce and Joy, the president of the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa, have been at each other’s throats, apparently over sleeping arrangements.

Joyce told Daily Sun she invited Joy and Nozipho Nguse to an event she held in Limpopo in March.

Joyce Ledwaba

Joyce Ledwaba

“Since they were coming from far, I offered to book a double room for them. Our arrangement was that they would arrive the day before the event and sleep over,” she said.

Joyce said she was surprised when Joy and Nozipho arrived with their boyfriends.

“They demanded I book an extra room so they could sleep in separate rooms with their boyfriends. I was paying for the event from my own pocket and couldn’t afford an extra room,” she said.

“This led to a verbal fight between Nozipho and I. She insisted I pay for an extra room. Because of this fight, they left without attending my event.

“I am disgusted at Joy, mainly because she failed to protect me from Nozipho. Instead, she terminated my federation membership,” she said.

“She’s doing everything in her power to destroy me for refusing to book a room for her and her younger boyfriend.”

Joyce said she had approached other federation members for help but to no avail.

Joy denied she was with her boyfriend.

“On arrival, we realised she had failed to book accommodation for us. She ended up fighting with Nozipho,” Joy said.

“The guy she’s referring to was my son and not a boyfriend. He drove us from Joburg to Limpopo.”

Nozipho also denied Joyce’s accusations, and said: “We arrived at night, so we decided to take bodyguards. There were no boyfriends.”

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