Category: South Africa

  • 11 Dead as Deadly Tornadoes Sweep Through South Africa

    11 Dead as Deadly Tornadoes Sweep Through South Africa

    Tornadoes struck parts of South Africa’s coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, June 3 2024 leaving at least 11 people dead and over 50 others injured, authorities confirmed. The storms caused extensive damage, particularly in Tongaat, a town in northern KwaZulu-Natal, where images from affected neighborhoods revealed debris strewn across numerous destroyed homes. “The damage…

  • Five Men Accused of Murdering South African Rapper AKA Denied Bail

    Five Men Accused of Murdering South African Rapper AKA Denied Bail

    Five men accused of murdering South African rapper AKA have been denied bail. The suspects appeared in the Durban magistrate’s court on Wednesday, where their bail application was rejected. The magistrate deemed releasing them would be reckless and irresponsible, according to News24. The killing of AKA, along with his close friend Tebello Motsoane, occurred last…

  • Fikile Mlomo, Renowned Gospel Singer, Diagnosed with Spinal Tumour

    Fikile Mlomo, Renowned Gospel Singer, Diagnosed with Spinal Tumour

    Renowned South African gospel singer Fikile Mlomo has been diagnosed with a spinal tumour, revealing the news on Facebook after experiencing a loss of mobility for the past two months. The beloved singer, known for hits like “Izinyembezi,” now relies on a wheelchair and walker to move around. In her announcement, Mlomo expressed her determination…

  • South African Comedian Kagiso ‘Pope’ Ramoshai Dies in Tragic Car Accident

    South African Comedian Kagiso ‘Pope’ Ramoshai Dies in Tragic Car Accident

    Tragic news has struck the entertainment industry as beloved South African comedian, Kagiso Ramoshai, widely known as “Pope,” has passed away in a car crash. Pope’s untimely demise was confirmed by his family in a statement released by his brother, Tshepo Ramoshai, on Sunday, April 1, 2024 morning. “It is with great sadness that we…

  • Six Arrested in Connection with Killing of South African Kaizer Chiefs Footballer

    Six Arrested in Connection with Killing of South African Kaizer Chiefs Footballer

    Six individuals have been apprehended in connection with the tragic killing of South African footballer Luke Fleurs. The 24-year-old player for Kaizer Chiefs met his untimely demise in a car-jacking incident at a petrol station in Johannesburg on April 3, 2024. According to police reports, the arrests were made in Soweto on the morning of…

  • Jacob Zuma wins court battle to stand in South Africa’s election

    Jacob Zuma wins court battle to stand in South Africa’s election

    Former South African President Jacob Zuma has won a significant court battle that allows him to participate in the upcoming general election in May, overturning a ban imposed by the electoral commission. The electoral commission had initially barred Zuma from running due to a contempt of court conviction. However, the electoral court’s decision to reverse…

  • Gcaba Family of South Africa Refutes Accusations of Involvement in AKA’s Murder

    Gcaba Family of South Africa Refutes Accusations of Involvement in AKA’s Murder

    Last Wednesday, prosecutors in the rapper’s murder trial told the court that the Gcaba family is suspected to have had a hand in the murder of the rapper. A statement presented to the court by the investigating officer alleged that one of Mr. Gcaba’s companies transferred over 800,000 rand ($42,000; £33,000) to the bank account…

  • Jacob Zuma Survives Car Accident on Thursday Night

    Jacob Zuma Survives Car Accident on Thursday Night

    Former South African President Jacob Zuma narrowly escaped unharmed from a car crash that occurred on Thursday night, March 28, 2024. The incident took place around 7:00 PM when a vehicle in his convoy was involved in a collision between Gingindlovu and Eshowe in the KwaZulu-Natal province. Fortunately, reports confirm that neither Zuma nor his…

  • Connection Established by Police Between Renowned SA Businessman and Rapper AKA’s Murder

    Connection Established by Police Between Renowned SA Businessman and Rapper AKA’s Murder

    South African rapper Kiernan Forbes, better known by his stage name AKA, and his friend Tibz Motsoane, were tragically shot and killed outside a Durban restaurant on February 10, 2023. Recent developments in the trial of the alleged gunmen have revealed a possible connection with a prominent businessman. According to court documents, a company owned…

  • South Africa Bus Crash Claims 45 Lives, Leaves 8-Year-Old as Sole Survivor

    South Africa Bus Crash Claims 45 Lives, Leaves 8-Year-Old as Sole Survivor

    South Africa was struck by tragedy as a bus crash claimed the lives of forty-five individuals, leaving behind an eight-year-old girl as the sole survivor. The horrific incident occurred when the bus, transporting pilgrims from Botswana’s capital Gaborone to an Easter service in Moria, veered off a bridge and plunged approximately 50 meters (165 feet)…