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Nursing sister felt threatened by Oscar Pistorius


A Correctional Services nurse testifying at the Oscar Pistorius case told the High Court in Pretoria that she felt threatened by the convicted murderer. Nursing Sister Charlotte Mashabane recounted three instances where the former Paralympian was verbally aggressive towards her. She detailed how in one instance Pistorius violently shouted at ...

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Pistorius ‘must pay’ says Steenkamp’s father


Masipa is due to hand down a new sentence for murder after arguments from both prosecution and defence. Reeva Steenkamp’s father broke down in court on Tuesday as he told a dramatic sentencing hearing that Oscar Pistorius must “pay for his crime” of murdering his daughter three years ago. The ...

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R9 million cocaine bust at OR Tambo


South African Revenue Service Customs officials and the detector dog unit intercepted 30 kilogrames of cocaine valued at R9 million at OR Tambo International on Monday afternoon. In a statement, SARS said: “The tagless black bag arrived on a flight from Sao Paulo arousing a lot of suspicious activity around ...

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Drama as waitress loses job


A woman is unemployed after asking would-be customer to remove his fez. A 46-year-old waitress from Bonteheuwel says she was fired for telling a Muslim man to remove his fez before going into a non-halaal establishment. Polly Parolus said all she was trying to do was teach the young man ...

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Pistorius to be re-sentenced today


Oscar Pistorius is due back in the North Gauteng High Court today for re-sentencing. A legal expert feels the court will not hand the athlete the full 15-year prescribed minimum sentence for murder. The original trial judge Thokozile Masipa will preside over today’s proceedings. Pistorius was convicted of the 2013 ...

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SABC restored after cyber attack


The SABC’s websites were still down after 4pm on Sunday after the hacktivist group that launched a massive cyber attack on the national broadcaster‚ Anonymous Africa‚ said it had halted the attack‚ prompting it to tweet: “SABC are still offline. I think someone broke something trying to fix what was ...

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