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In setback for Trump, Louisiana re-elects Democratic governor-2019

The Democratic governor of the US state of Louisiana John Bel Edwards has been re-elected for a second term in office following a hotly contested race.Edwards on Saturday narrowly defeated Eddie Rispone, a Republican opponent who had closely aligned himself with US President Donald Trump.READ | Democrats intensify 'impeachment' probe of TrumpEdwards, a conservative Democrat,…

Man shot dead at Witbank hospital after surviving shooting at his...

LAST UPDATED: 2019-11-17, 16:30 In partnership with 2019-11-17 12:48 Jenna Etheridge A patient who was being treated for gunshot wounds has been shot and killed at Witbank hospital, Mpumalanga police confirmed on Sunday.Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said a man arrived at the hospital around 18:45 on Saturday and a squabble ensued with the patient."Several shots were…

Woman arrested for opening false rape case against stepfather-2019

A 21-year-old woman has been arrested for opening a false rape case, Gauteng police said.The woman went to Benoni police station and alleged that her stepfather had raped her, said Brigadier Mathapelo Peters.READ | Woman apologises to Tumi Sole over ‘false and defamatory allegations’ of rape in Durban hotelShe said the Family Violence, Child Protection…

Two rhino and a zebra electrocuted after Eskom pylon collapses in...

Several animals at the Tshwane Rietvlei Nature Reserve were electrocuted after an Eskom electricity pylon collapsed, Tshwane's mayoral committee member for environment and agriculture, Dana Wannenburg said on Saturday.The animals are a female rhino, her calf and a zebra."Tshwane Nature Conservation officials discovered the carcasses early this morning during routine patrols," said Wannenburg.READ | Three…

I wasn’t some one-night stand, says US businesswoman ‘heartbroken’ by Britain’s...

A US businesswoman at the centre of controversy over whether Boris Johnson showed her inappropriate favouritism amid an alleged affair said on Sunday she had been left "heartbroken" and "humiliated" by the British prime minister.Jennifer Arcuri, who is accused of getting privileged access to foreign trade jaunts and grants when Johnson was previously London mayor,…

Ramaphosa celebrates 67th birthday-2019

Birthday wishes have been pouring in for President Cyril Ramaphosa, who turned 67 on Sunday.He returned to the country earlier this week after a working visit to Brasilia in the Federative Republic of Brazil, where he participated in the 11th Brics Summit.Last year, Ramaphosa celebrated his birthday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, while attending the African…

Government positions used for Mpumalanga provincial conference race – ANC members-2019

Some ANC members in Mpumalanga have accused Premier Refilwe Mtsweni of using her powers to frustrate Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs head Peter Nyoni in a bid to control the party’s second largest province.Nyoni is part of a slate that includes former provincial secretary Mandla Ndlovu who is set to contest the provincial…

Steenhuisen set to be interim leader as DA’s warring factions continue...

While the DA’s ‘true liberals’ are set to win today’s leadership tussle, the ‘progressives’ are gearing up for their fightback come congressThe DA is set for a gruelling few months in the run-up to next year’s elective congress, where its two warring factions will go head to head to decide on its future direction.The second…

NPA to haul On Point to court, Malema off the hook...

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has indicated that it will be taking On Point Engineering to court over fraud allegations, but that it will not be prosecuting Julius Malema.This was stated in a written response to Afriform, who in October stated they had plans to go to court to force the NPA to decide on…

24 officers injured during clash with refugees in Pretoria-2019

Over 20 police officers have been injured during an operation to remove refugees from the premises of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The police were met with violent resistance on Friday morning as they removed hundreds of refugees from the UNHCR offices. Many refugees resisted arrest and fought back, bashing against the…

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