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The judge in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial ordered that the live feed of proceedings be cut because of the graphic testimony of the pathologist about to give evidence on his then-girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp’s injuries.
The disappearance of a Malaysia jetliner is an “unprecedented aviation mystery”, a senior official said on the third day of a massive air and sea search which has failed to find any trace of the plane or the 239 people aboard.
The state has asked to make a special application that graphic forensic evidence on Reeva Steenkamp’s injuries not be broadcast in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial in the high court in Pretoria.
A man has been arrested for allegedly killing the owner of a shop in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg at the weekend.
A report of SA women being sexually abused and denied basic necessities in prisons in Mozambique will be taken up by the SA government. Spokesperson Nelson Kgwete said:
The ANC’s provincial executive committee in Gauteng remains confident that the ruling party will win the province with an overwhelming majority, provincial secretary David Makhura said.
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Brazilian soccer ace Neymar showed that stardom has not gone to his head. When guards were removing Ayo Dosunmu (7), who had run on to the field after the final whistle at FNB Stadium on Wednesday, Neymar told the guards to let the boy approach them. Ayo was hoisted into the air by the Brazilian team and even took pictures with the star.Not:
The world doesn’t need to go back to the old days when every reason was used to colonise other countries. This week, President Vladimir Putin’s Russia claimed it was protecting ethnic Russians in Crimea by taking over the Ukrainian peninsula. Such excuses could have worked back in the day, but they cannot be allowed in the 21st century.
Judge Dunstan Mlambo’s ruling to allow the partial broadcast of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’ trial is welcomed. In past court appearances, space has been an issue due to public interest. As Mlambo said, the ruling will “ensure a greater number of people in the community who are unable to attend the proceedings are able to follow wherever they may be”.Not:
No superstar is bigger than the audience. The antics of US rapper Eminem (he did not want to be photographed by the media while on stage), who performed in the country this week, is disturbing. Blame should also be apportioned to the concert organisers who allow megastars to undermine the freedom of the media to do their jobs.
The time has come for the government to seriously consider legalising dagga for medicinal purposes. This week, terminally ill IFP MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini tabled a Medical Innovation Bill in an attempt to legalise the use of cannabinoids for medical purposes. He and many others should not have to resort to the illegal use of dagga to manage pain.Not:
It may be that the North-West University students who imitated the Sieg Heil salute as a hostel “tradition” did not fully realise the meaning of the Nazi symbol they were mimicking, but the university leaders cannot plead ignorance. Viewing the act in context doesn’t make it less objectionable. It’s unjustifiable. Full stop.
Kudos to the National Prosecuting Authority for its tough stance on rape and child abuse masquerading as culture and tradition. Mvumeleni Jezile (32) was sentenced to 22 years in jail by the Wynberg Regional Court on Thursday for human trafficking, rape and assault after he abducted a 14-year-old girl in 2010, married her and repeatedly raped her.Not:
As the elections near, people on the left, right and centre are calling for “political tolerance”. But what we practise and what we preach are two different things, as evidenced at Wednesday’s DA march when people in ANC
T-shirts brandished bricks with the letters ‘DA’ scrawled on them. So much for political tolerance.
Giving out of love was one of Nelson Mandela’s many attributes. There was further evidence of that this week when his will was read out to his family and the world. He not only gave to his family, but to his support staff. He also awarded bursaries to children in less fortunate schools. This is the power of giving with love that we should all embrace.Not:
Acting SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng said graduates were a drain on colleagues who were skilled but did not have degrees. This explains why capable and educated leaders are leaving the broadcaster, while Motsoeneng, who doesn’t have matric, remains in his position. You wonder who drives them out.
The racially segregated roads and housing in Israel was a reminder of the conditions experienced in South Africa during apartheid, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has said.
Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota defended EFF leader Julius Malema at the weekend, saying his income source needed to be revealed.
After a week of explosive testimony, the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius will begin today with more security guards from his Silver Woods Country Estate facing the formidable cross- examination of defence Advocate Barry Roux.
Security cluster given ‘irrefutable evidence’ that Rwandan hit squads were in SA again.
New firm headed by former intelligence heavyweights says it will not be used to weaken Zuma and dismisses this claim as ‘malicious gossip’.
It was a chance encounter in the court bathroom that saw Carl Pistorius reaching out to the family of Reeva Steenkamp.
Joburg must invest R116m to ensure it is ready for floods.
The mistake we made was to underestimate Julius [Malema’s] boys.
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- RT @debora_patta: #OscarPistorius Judge order no live broadcast, no audio and live tweeting - we go black from now - Saayman in the stand 2 hours ago
- MT @debora_patta: #OscarPistorius Ferreira: Prohibiting live tweeting against freedom of expression otherwise all evidence heard in secret 3 hours ago
- MT @debora_patta: #OscarPistorius Editors will sit at night and compile a summarised version of events says Adv Ferreira for broadcast media 3 hours ago
- RT @charlduplessc: #OscarPistorius Super confusing. Can report but must "summarise". No Twitter says Nel. Responsible, paraphrased reporting 3 hours ago
- RT @debora_patta: #OscarPistorius Media should be allowed in court for the evidence says prosecution but not to broadcast live 3 hours ago