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South African Celebrities Who Killed People In Real Life

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We all love celebrities, and sometimes we expect perfect behavior, forgetting that they are also human and make mistakes. In this article, we look at Mzansi celebrities who killed people accidentally.

Oscar Pistorius

The Paralympic athlete shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in the early hours of 14 February 2013.
Oscar did not deny the charges, but he told the court that he mistook her for an intruder. He was charged with murder, but the verdict came, and he was found not guilty of murder but of culpable homicide and reckless endangerment. He was released on parole six months later, only to have the State appeal with the Supreme court, and they sentenced him to 6years for murder, which they appealed again and had it increased to 15 years.

Manaka Ranaka

In December 2015, the actress hit an 18-year-old with her car on her way to Durban. The teen was crossing the N3 way on foot. Manaka went to the deceased’s family and apologized for her mistake, and they understood it was an accident and forgave her.

Jub Jub

On 8 March 2010, Jub Jub and Themba Tshabalala crashed into a group of students in Soweto. They were under the influence of drugs when their mini cooper crashed into those kids. Four of the children died, and two were seriously injured. They were first sentenced to 20years for murder and four years for attempted homicide. The State appealed the verdict with an argument that they were not in their right frame of mind at the time. They were both released on parole after serving only 4years of their time.

Tokollo Tshabalala

The Kwaito band member of TKZee joins the list of Mzansi celebrities who killed people accidentally. Tokollo was speeding in Botswana, and he ran over a stop sign. When the police tried to stop him, he overtook a car in front of him and collided with oncoming traffic. The woman driving the vehicle he collided with, Maria Monyatsi, did not survive the crash. He was charged with culpable homicide. When the authorities in South Africa got assurances that he would not be executed, he returned. He was later on acquitted of all charges.

Judith Sephuma

On 29 January 2013, the choirmaster hit a 79-year-old pensioner with her car in Soweto. She took the woman to a hospital, but unfortunately, she died after arriving at the hospital. Sephuma met with the older woman’s family and asked for forgiveness, and the family forgave her, and she even stayed in touch with the late woman’s children.

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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.

Oscar Pistorius

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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