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Prince Manzini's wife sues ANC for his murder

Prince Manzini’s wife sues ANC for his murder

Murdered ANC member Prince Manzini's widow has written to the Mpumalanga ANC informing them that she is demanding an amount of R10 million for his death.

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News

14-year-old boy is raped in abandoned house 

14-year-old boy is raped in abandoned house 

The police in Mpumalanga have said a 14-year-old boy was recently raped in Mbombela and a 40-year-old man is up for the rape.
SASSA introduces new payment system for R350 grant

SASSA introduces new payment system for R350 grant

SASSA has announced that its R350 grant beneficiaries will now have options to receive their money at any financial service provider of their choice
SA government blamed for Thembekile Sigwili's false rape claim

SA government blamed for Thembekile Sigwili’s false rape claim

A Joburg woman has entered fray, blaming the South African govt in defence of a 20-year-old Vosman woman who was jailed for laying a false rape case.
Scientists identify various types of Covid-19

Scientists identify various types of Covid-19

Scientists researchers from King's College London in Britain have identified atleast 6 types of the Covid-19 virus which will help isolate high risk cases.
Naughty cops reported to provincial boss

Naughty cops reported to provincial boss

Mpumalanga cop boss Lieutenant-General Mondli Zuma says action will be taken after their members were accused of assaulting and shooting an alleged suspect.

Government

Ramaphosa probes theft of Covid-19 funds

President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to probe allegations of theft of Covid-19 funds levelled against his government.

Home Affairs committee welcomes new SA border management law

Parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs has welcomed the signing into law last week of the new border management bill.

Chief Mantjolo remembered during opening of 6th traditional house

Premier Refilwe Mtshweni-Tsipane has used the opening of the 6th Mpumalanga house of traditional leaders to remember the late Chief Mantjolo Mnisi.

Local News

Vusi Mona’s wife gets life sentence for his murder

The 50-year-old wife of slain KaNyamazane businessman Vusi Mona was this week slapped with a life sentence and an additional 28 years in prison for his murder.

Sale of RDP houses rocks Middelburg

Corruption in the sale of RDP houses has hit Mpumalanga's best-run municipality - the Steve Tshwete local municipality in Middelburg.

Musician lays fraud case against Sibusiso Mabena

Mpumalanga Kwaito musician Nkululeko ‘Pura Mashankura’ Nyembe has opened a case of fraud against music promoter Sibusiso Mabena.

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Lifestyle

Study finds South African majority believe in herbal fight against Covid-19

Study finds South African majority believe in herbal fight against Covid-19

A study conducted by market research firm Ask Afrika found that a majority of South Africans believe herbal medicine is the way to go in fighting Covid-19.
New group of young graduates wants their hands dirty in farming

New group of young graduates wants their hands dirty in farming 

A new group of young graduates have joined hands to get themselves dirty in transforming South Africa's farming industry.
Scholarly KZN work finds media unfairly mistreats Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Scholarly KZN work finds media unfairly mistreats Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

Scholarly research conducted by a PhD student at UKZN has found that COGTA minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is unfairly mistreated by SA's mainstream media.