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Paddy Harper

Spinning into a heroin oblivion

15 October 2014 14:01

Tuesday morning. I’m standing on the corner of Stephen Dlamini and St Thomas roads. I’m watching one of the whoonga heads sheltering from the sun in the lee of an electricity box trying to revive his smacked-up bra. They’re both battling.

Businessman ‘offers’ to pay for Nkandla report to be scrapped

12 October 2014 15:00

A politically connected Umhlanga businessman linked to allegations of high-level corruption in the police, allegedly offered to foot the bill for a court bid to have Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s Nkandlagate report scrapped.

Phiyega puts KZN Hawks boss on ice

28 September 2014 15:00

KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Major General Johan Booysen has been placed on special leave by national police commissioner Riah Phiyega after an SA Police Service review board cleared him of any wrongdoing and recommended that he be reinstated.

Those prophets and their profits … and a nude beach frolic

23 September 2014 15:51

Tuesday morning. I’ve been reunited with the Croc after two weeks. The poor bastard has been on wedding duty. I’ve dodged the bullet for both of the Kingdom’s big celebrity hitchings.

The ‘delicate process’ of getting Zuma to #payback

21 September 2014 15:00

Behind-the-scenes moves are afoot to prepare the ground for President Jacob Zuma’s family to pay back the R10.6 million originally attributed to him by the public works department for security upgrades to his Nkandla home.

Safa to intervene in eThekwini deadlock

21 September 2014 15:00

The SA Football Association (Safa) is set to place its rebel eThekwini region under administration for holding a regional elective conference and election last month despite being instructed not to do so.