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VIDEO: Protest Flare Up In KwaZulu- Natal After Zuma’s Arrest

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The City of Mhlathuze in northern KwaZulu-Natal says protests have disrupted the delivery of basic services across the municipality. Videos circulating on social media show protesters using burning tyres to barricade a number of busy roads in Empangeni.

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“The City of Mhlathuze municipality would like to inform all community members and business owners around the city especially at Empangeni and Richards Bay and surrounding suburbs also townships such as Esikhaleni and Enseleni that all services rendered by the City of Mhlathuze will slightly be delayed since they are interrupted due to the road blockages around John Ross Highway and many other sites of the city of Mhlathuze. It is believed that a group of protesters is also threatening to burn trucks passing through the town,” says Mhlathuze spokesperson Mduduzi Ncalane.

However in the wake of these violent protests Former President Jacob Zuma’s daughter Dudu Zuma-Sambudla has taken to social media to say the protesters who are burning tyres on a number of busy roads in Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal are her father’s supporters.

Not only did the protesters burn tyres and blocked roads. The police have since confirmed that a sugar cane plantation in Empangeni has been torched. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele confirmed the protests.

“There are protests in different parts of KwaZulu-Natal. The more serious one is in Empangeni where sugarcane has been set alight, but the police are there.

“There are signs that roads are closed but when we get there, we found that there are no people there. We are monitoring the situation,” said Mbhele.


In the mix of things, the police have since arrested thirteen people. Police Minister Bheki Cele says,

“14 trucks were blocked here. Some groups of people were moving around. He’s taking the keys off both of those trucks. Thirteen of those people have been arrested. Unfortunately, there are two young ladies amongst them. From them, we found the keys of the trucks so they are part of that, so those people that are doing that, we want to expand our approach to them.”

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Orlando Pirates Soccer Star Caught In Mapona Pona Scandal

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THEY partied up a storm at Propaganda Club in Tshwane on Saturday, 18 September.

When the club closed at 10pm, they decided to go to another location to continue the party.

But the fun ended in tears for the p_orn actress Wandi Ndlovu, who found herself in a war of words with Orlando Pirates star Gabadinho Mhango.

Speaking in the presence of her mum, who didn’t want to be named, Wandi told Mzansi Ndaba things started going wrong when they stopped at a garage in Sandton, north of Joburg, for petrol.

“We were travelling in two cars and ours was driven by Gabadinho. “I got out to get some fresh air and as I tried to get back in, Gabadinho drove over my foot. I screamed in pain but he wouldn’t stop the car,” she claimed.

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She said Gabadinho allegedly refused to take her to the hospital because it was after curfew.

“I was in pain and I started shouting at him. I told him to leave me at the garage so I could go to a nearby hospital, but he refused. Eventually, he dropped me off somewhere and I got a taxi home to Katlehong in Ekurhuleni,” she said.

Wandi’s friend claimed: “We were partying with Gabadinho at a club. But we decided to go to a private place in Sandton, where we were going to party more without curfew restrictions.

“We stopped for fuel first. This is where her foot got injured. There was a fight among ourselves because Wandi was no longer willing to go to Sandton, she wanted to be taken back home.

“We left her at another garage because she was in pain and fighting with us. We then drove off with Gabadinho,” said the friend.

The next morning, she tried to open a case, but cops allegedly told her she’d have to do it in Tshwane.

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“I realised it would cost too much and take too long to travel back and forth, so I decided not to open a case but I believe God will punish him for me,” she said.

Gabadinho denied that he drove over her.

He said he drove straight home from the club and his friend, Kevin Banda, agreed to drive her and her friends home.

“As he was driving them home, they stopped at a garage and that was when Wandi was injured. I was about to get home when Kevin phoned me. At the time, she was insulting everyone in the car.

“I only went back to calm the situation and I decided to drive her and her friends back home,” he said.

Gabadinho said she was only trying to harm his reputation.

“I think she’s desperate for money and she was trying to trap me,” he said.

Gabadinho’s friend, Kevin, confirmed his version of events to the MzansiNdaba team.

Orlando Pirates administrator Floyd Mbele said he was not aware of the incident and could not comment.

“We can only start acting when a complaint is lodged and we get both versions of the story,” he said. Police spokesman Captain Mavela Masondo said Wandi could open a case at any time.

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How killer cop got rich quick from taking funeral policies

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The former police officer accused of m_rdering six of her relatives testified yesterday that she had taken out 16 policies on her boyfriend amounting to more than R400,000.

Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu, who appeared in the high court in Johannesburg sitting in the Palm Ridge magistrate’s court, told the court she had registered life insurance and accidental death policies for her live-in lover Maurice Mabasa who was found with more than 80 stab wounds in Olifantsfontein in October 2015.

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“Maurice and I started dating in 2011 and we moved in together in 2012. I took a life insurance policy for Maurice in December 2013 for R25,000 and an accidental cover for R40,000 that escalated to R80,000,” she said.

Mabasa was a security officer at the US embassy in Pretoria.

Police found all these documents in Ndlovu’s house when they conducted a raid shortly after her arrest in 2018.

The first policy had been opened in 2011 – the year they started dating – with the last taken out on June 1 2015, four months before Maurice’s death. The state alleges that after Mabasa’s death she claimed more than R416,000 in insurance.

Some of her claims, however, were rejected because when she opened them she had listed Mabasa as her spouse but failed to provide proof of their marriage to those companies.

In other cases, she essentially did not have to pay for Maurice’s cover as they provided free cover for a member’s spouse or partner.

The court heard that in other policies she had managed to receive double the intended payout because this was provided for in the case of accidental or unnatural deaths – as was the case with all her covered individuals.

Ndlovu told the court that she had funeral policies for her cousin, Witness Madala Homu, who was found dead with head injuries in March 2012, and her sister Audrey, who was found poisoned and strangled to death in her rented room in Tembisa in June 2013.

She told the court that she had a funeral policy for her niece, Zanele Motha, who died after being involved in a hit-and-run accident in Kempton Park in June 2016.

She also had two funeral policies for Mayeni Mashaba, who died in April 2017 but she told the court that she did not submit a claim after his death.

Ndlovu’s last alleged victim was her nephew, Audrey’s son Brilliant Mashego, who she also covered with a funeral policy. He died in January 2018 after allegedly meeting Ndlovu in Mbombela.

“I took insurance policies under their names because they were family members; most of them were unemployed. I was avoiding a situation where it would be a burden on me when one of them who is unemployed dies. I learnt this from a previous experience where we struggled to bury a family member,” she said.

Her matter was adjourned yesterday after she complained of suffering from chest pains during her testimony.

Judge Ramarumo Monama instructed correctional facilities officials to take her to a doctor and bring with them a medical certificate when the matter resumes today.

Earlier in the day, Ndlovu’s mother Maria Mushwana took to the stand in defense of her daughter. The state says it has evidence Ndlovu had planned to kill Mushwana as well.

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SAD: End Of Season For Thembinkosi Lorch

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ORLANDO Pirates winger Thembinkosi Lorch will spend the rest of the year in the casualty room nursing an injury.

Pirates’ interim coach Fadlu Davids broke the sad news on Saturday following their 1-0 win over Swallows FC in a DStv Premiership match played at Orlando Stadium. Lorch has been injury-prone as he also missed over 15 matches last season.

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Ironically, Lorch also missed the Pirates 2-1 defeat to Swallows FC in the MTN8 quarterfinal at the same venue in August due to a shoulder injury.

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Said Davids: “Lorch, we won’t see him for the rest of the year, he has a long-term injury.”

Meanwhile, Davids hailed captain Happy Jele who made history on Saturday by becoming the first player in the PSL era to play his 400th match since making his debut for Bucs in 2006. He says Jele has the ability to become a great coach in the future.

Added Davids: “Jele is consistent whenever he performs. One of his qualities is managing new players and keeping players together in the change room. He is a great leader and I believe he will be a top coach one day because when we change structure on how we do our pressing our voice on the pitch is Happy. I had a chat with him that next season he could easily reach 500 matches. He is a huge asset for the club on and off the pitch.”

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