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Ngcobo ‘cult’ church leader faces more charges after court appearance

NGCOBO, March 6 – The case against Seven Angels Church leader Banele Mancoba and his co-accused Siphesihle Mafikwana, was postponed in the Ngcobo Magistrate’s Court on Monday. Mancoba is expected to reappear in court on Tuesday, after the two were arrested over the weekend and were charged for conspiracy to commit robbery with aggravating circumstances. Both said […]

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Tiger Brands says recalls Enterprise ready-to-eat chilled processed meats over listeriosis

JOHANNESBURG, March 5 – South African food giant Tiger Brands said on Monday it was immediately recalling its Enterprise ready-to-eat chilled processed meat product range after the health minister identified it over the weekend as the source of a deadly listeriosis outbreak. “We have contacted all our customers to confirm that the recalled products are […]

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Polokwane Enterprise food production facility responsible for listeriosis outbreak in South Africa, says Motsoaledi

JOHANNESBURG, March 4 – The Enterprise food production facility in Polokwane in Limpopo has been identified as the source of the current listeriosis outbreak in South Africa, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Sunday. As of March 2, the total number of laboratory-confirmed listeriosis cases had risen to 948 since January 2017. Of the 948, […]

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Food Lover’s Market condemns racially-charged attack on employee

JOHANNESBURG, March 2 – Food Lover’s Market, South African fruit and vegetable grocery store, on Thursday confirmed the incident that took place at its store in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, adding that the entire senior management has been replaced while internal investigations continue. According to reports, a black worker was racially attacked by one of his […]

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SA commission says warnings about Seven Angels church was ignored

JOHANNESBURG, March 1 – The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) said on Thursday that it felt powerless as their recommendations remained unheeded. During a media briefing at the CRL Rights Commission offices in Johannesburg, chairperson of the commission, Thoko Mkhwanazi Xaluva, said […]

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Atul Gupta to challenge freezing of R10mln from his personal account in Free State court

JOHANNESBURG, March 1 – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is on Thursday, expected to oppose Atul Gupta’s application in the Bloemfontein High Court to challenge the freezing of R10 million from his personal bank account. The Asset Forfeiture Unit says the money was paid from the Estina dairy project which was meant to benefit poor farmers […]

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Zulu King warns against aloof public representatives; praises Zuma

PIETERMARITZBURG, February 28 – Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has used the opening of the KwaZulu-Natal Legislature to warn against aloof public representatives, urging for constituency offices to be used to serve across the political divide. Delivering the keynote address at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday, the king cautioned of a widening gap between public […]