WATCH | South African confronts Ajay Gupta in Dubai

Ajay Gupta

Ajay Gupta was all smiles when a South African businessman confronted him in Dubai on camera on Wednesday. Justin van Pletzen posted their encounter‚ outside what appears to be an office block‚ saying: “Just bumped into AJ Gupta in Dubai … and if it wasn’t for the law here I would have dropped him.” Gupta‚ wearing a blue shirt‚ dark trousers and sun glasses‚ appeared to be in a jovial mood. He appeared to be driving a black Mercedes Maybach sedan.   “Ajay. How are you doing sir‚” asked Van…

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Five things making headlines in South Africa today

former President Jacob Zuma

Here’s what caught our attention on Friday: 1. Court day for Zuma They say the wheels of justice are turning, as former President Jacob Zuma made an appearance in the Durban High Court on Friday, where it was decided that his case would be postponed to June 8. Zuma is being charged for money laundering, racketeering, fraud and corruption. These were all allegedly committed prior to his presidency, and were pursued by the National Prosecuting Authority about a month after Zuma was ousted by his own party as the country’s…

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JACOB ZUMA COURT CASE ADJOURNED TO 8 JUNE

Jacob Zuma

The former president is facing charges of fraud, corruption and racketeering. DURBAN – Judge Themba Sishi has adjourned the Jacob Zuma case until 8 June. The former president is appearing in the Durban High Court facing 16 charges of fraud, corruption and racketeering. BREAKING : #ZumaCharges The matter has been adjourned until the 8th of June 2018. The two accused , Jacob Zuma and Thales, have been released on warning. A trial date is yet to be agreed upon. ZN — EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) 6 April 2018   Last month,…

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SA’s biggest ever April Fool’s joke reached 20 million people worldwide

Kruger Sightings

A Photoshopped picture of a benevolent elephant carrying a lion cub reached twenty million people worldwide in two days. The popular Kruger Sightings platform, which provides visitors to the Kruger National Park with real-time updates on animal sightings, posted the picture on its social media platforms, on Sunday, April 1st. We were following a lioness carrying her cub & she was getting really tired. An elephant showed up wanting to help the lioness. The elephant put its trunk down, the cub jumped up & the elephant carried the lion cub!!⁰S28,…

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SABC to probe programme being cut midway through

The executive management of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has requested a full report on the cutting of a programme midway through the show. According to reports‚ veteran radio talk show host Sakina Kamwendo was busy presenting her breakfast show Forum at Eight on SAfm when the producers were instructed to take her off the air. The show was cut halfway through the allotted hour‚ with music played for the remainder of the time. In a statement on Saturday‚ the public broadcaster expressed its concern about the incident. “The…

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Royal Wedding: Do the invites hint that Meghan Markle is divorced?

While us ordinary folk might not think anything of remarrying after a divorce, it used to be a pretty big deal for the royal family. Attitudes are shifting, though. But the royal wedding invitations might give a hint to the fact that Meghan Markle was previously married. Guys, we are INVESTED in the royal wedding. Don’t ask us why – it’s just one of those things. Who is going to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle? Who is going to design her wedding dress? Who is on the wedding guest list? We…

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Twitter backlashes Ace Magashule ‘lavish’ bash

Outgoing Free State premier Ace Magashule’s lavish bash has received a major backlash from Twitter users. The Free State government reportedly threw a farewell party for Magashule at the Free State rugby stadium at a cost of R20 million. The Twitterati trolled Magashule and even took a swipe at the food served to members of the public in attendance‚ which included a breakfast of two bread rolls and a drumstick. Looks like 2 rolls and 1-piece chicken. Sheesh…#AceMagashule, you could surely have done better than this 🤷🏽‍♂️ I hope everybody…

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Shepherd Bushiri and Uebert Angel to share business secrets

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has clarified that he is not responsible for the hefty fee being charged to attend a conference on wealth creation taking place in Midrand in April. Ephraim Nyondo‚ communications director for Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI)‚ said on Monday that the prophet was a guest speaker. “We would like to underline here that Dr Bushiri‚ who is the president of SBI‚ was only invited‚ as a entrepreneur‚ to speak at this event. Things‚ in terms of fees and other logistics‚ are neither in control of our hands nor…

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Zuma court date set in place

ZUMA

Former president Jacob Zuma will appear in court for corruption charges on April 6. The National Prosecuting Authority has been cautious about commenting on the time and place for Zuma’s Court appearance‚ but sources close to the case have told TimesLIVE that the date has been confirmed by the state and defence. A summons is expected to be issued for Zuma’s appearance on Monday. The former head of state will face 16 charges‚ including fraud‚ corruption and racketeering. It is unclear exactly which court Zuma will appear in. Zuma’s legal…

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Attend Riaad Moosa ‘Life Begins’ at Theatre on the Square

Riaad Moosa

Does life really begin at 40? Riaad Moosa tries to figure this out with his hilarious one-man show, LIFE BEGINS – a snapshot into his life as a 40-year-old, a father of three kids, husband, comedian, and actor – with all the current cultural and political issues thrown in. Following a successful sold-out run in 2017, Riaad Moosa returns by popular demand for the last Johannesburg performance of LIFE BEGINS at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton from 26 March to 9 April 2018. “Even though…

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