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Paddy Harper

Top cop butt of the joke

7 December 2014 15:00

A top Umhlanga businessman at the centre of a corruption investigation claims he’s so close to KwaZulu-Natal’s police commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni, he can tease her for having a “big backside”.

Hlubi king goes mobile

7 December 2014 15:00

Self-proclaimed amaHlubi King Mthimkhulu III has a novel way of raising money. He’s launched a cellular service called HlubiMobile, which allows members of his nation to make “free Hlubi-to-Hlubi calls”.

Nkandla contractor’s mother killed in house robbery

4 December 2014 15:55

Police have arrested four men in connection with the murder of the mother of Nkandlagate contractor Thandeka Nene in a brutal house robbery at Nagina near Marianhill outside Durban last night.

Safa’s ‘conspiracy of silence’

23 November 2014 17:00

An Algerian match official scheduled to referee the Bafana Bafana-Sudan Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Durban last weekend was arrested on the morning of the game for allegedly attempting to rape a hotel cleaner.

Nkandla contractor ‘gives back’ to community

19 November 2014 14:39

Controversial Nkandlagate contractor Thandeka Nene, who was fingered by the Special Investigating Unit and the Public Protector for scooping a cool R78 million in inflated costs, has reinvented herself as a “mentor’’ for emerging construction companies wanting to make money out of government contracts.