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Friends-family-honour-gumtree-victim-1.1377115#.UE3ZDZbXTwo. A memorial service was held for Olwyn Vanin Cowley after he was shot to death by three men posing as potential buyers of his car.

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Here friends and family pay their respects. Picture: Candice Chaplin Cape Town - They knew him as a skater, someone who would fall but always get back on his board. And he could never turn down a McFlurry. These were some of the things that Olwyn Cowley’s closest friends and family shared during a memorial service held for the 21-year-old on Wednesday. “I am speaking to all of his friends,” said Cowley’s mother, Surita, choking back tears. Cowley was shot and killed last week after meeting potential buyers responding to a car advert he had placed on the Gumtree website. “He never knew that day would be his last,” Pastor Ewald van Schalkwyk told mourners. But there was no anger inside the AFM Church in Bellville, where hundreds of family and friends had gathered to pay their final respects and remember the passionate skater. kieran.legg@inl.co.za.

Polo star’s killer jailed for 18 years - Daily News. Sibusiso Duma IN a case described by the judge as “most tragic”, the killer of South African polo star Sibusiso Duma has been sentenced to an effective 18 years in prison.

Polo star’s killer jailed for 18 years - Daily News

Sibongiseni Mchunu escaped a life sentence in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday and will serve 15 years for Duma’s murder and three years for the attempted murder of his girlfriend, Smangele Sondeza. Friends and family of the 25-year-old slain sports star have lashed out at an “unfair justice system” and have lambasted the sentence as too lenient. “My brother is gone; he was killed in the prime of his life and now we have to pick up the pieces without him. This man (Mchunu) deserves to be behind bars for the rest of his life.

Iraq vice-president sentenced to death amid deadly wave of insurgent attacks. Iraq's vice-president, Tariq al-Hashemi, has denied being behind the killings and says the charges are politically motivated.

Iraq vice-president sentenced to death amid deadly wave of insurgent attacks

Photograph: Karim Kadim/AP Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice-president was sentenced on Sunday to death by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fuelled sectarian tensions in the country. Underscoring the instability, insurgents unleashed an onslaught of bombings and shootings across Iraq, killing at least 100 people in one of the deadliest days this year. It appeared unlikely that the attacks in 13 cities were all timed to coincide with the afternoon verdict that capped a month-long case against Tariq al-Hashemi, a longtime foe of Shia prime minister Nouri al-Maliki. Still, taken together, the violence and verdict could energise Sunni insurgents bent on returning Iraq to the brink of civil war by targeting Shia and undermining the government.

The court sentenced both men in absentia to death by hanging. We-won-t-dump-sexwale-1.1379054#.UE3H5qsOU94. Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale.

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Related Stories Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League will “never turn its back on comrade Tokyo”, insiders told The Star on Sunday. 'SA delivering service' - JZ. South Africa has achieved far more in 18 years in service delivery than any other country, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday.

'SA delivering service' - JZ

"No country could have produced the delivery we have made in 18 years," he told the SA Local Government Association (Salga) national conference in Midrand. He said government successes in service delivery were lost in the "hurley-burley" of competitive politics. Non-delivery of services often had to do with problems inherited from apartheid, he said. "There is a common tendency to look at government at all levels as if those who are governing have brought the problem, instead of deep seated challenges [from] the past. " Government was working very hard to address these problems, Zuma said. Government was shy to boast about its successes and this then created a space for those criticising government to sound like they were telling the truth. Robertmarawa : Here is the new man that's... The faces of Marikana: Part III.

He was looking forward to the birth of his first child in three months’ time.

The faces of Marikana: Part III

The birth of the child would also coincide with his first wedding anniversary. But these dreams were shattered by a bullet to the left side of his head. Khanare returned to his village of Boroeng near Butha Buthe, Lesotho, in a coffin. His young wife Mmathabisile (23), his brother Motlalepula (33) and their sister Makgotso (39) will no longer roll with laughter at his jokes. Elderly couple murdered on farm. Elderly couple murdered on farm An elderly couple has been found murdered on their Trompsburg farm, Free State police have said.

Elderly couple murdered on farm

Johan Fourie (70) and Cecile Fourie (73), were last seen alive around 2pm yesterday after having lunch with their son in town, said Captain Harry Nagel. “It is suspected that their attackers gained entry to the house while they were gone and waited for them.” Nagel said the couple did not answer their two-way radio during a daily security check, nor did they answer their home phone. Farm security investigated and found their bodies in a bedroom. 18-years-for-assassins-driver-1.1378385#.UE3JMec99yc.

Related Stories Pietermaritzburg - A KwaZulu-Natal man was jailed for 18 years by the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday for his role in the murder of a National Freedom Party (NFP) councillor.

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Khawulani Mkhize, 28, who, pleaded guilty to murder, was paid R5 000 to drive two men he claimed killed 48-year-old Isaac Thulebona Nhlebela. The faces of Marikana: Part V. ‘My son was very young, that’s all I know,” said Nosajini Mabiya, Mafolisi’s heartbroken mother.

The faces of Marikana: Part V

Nosajini said her son’s main priority was to build their home – a two-roomed mud rondavel and a half-finished flatlet. “My son was proud of his home. He dreamed of building a big house and fencing it. When I think about him, it pains me because I remember all the things he has done for me and all the things he still wanted to do,” she said. Mafolisi has two sisters, one of whom travelled from Cape Town to mourn her brother at the village near the Mbhashe River in the Eastern Cape. As his mother spoke, young men from the village were digging the final resting place for their friend. Givers set up camp at Lonmin - Daily News. Dr Imtiaz Sooliman The Gift of the Givers team on Sunday set up camp near “Koppies” hill, where they served a hot, nutritious meal to Lonmin miners and their families to show their support.

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Team leader Dr Imtiaz Sooliman said they witnessed families surrounded by armed police and barbed wire and felt tension permeating the entire area. “Children, traumatised emotionally by the unpleasant events of the past few weeks, broke into tears when asked to collect items brought for them; the fear, the anxiety, the uncertainty is palpable,” he said. On August 16, police fired on a group of protesting workers near Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine, killing 34 and wounding 78. Marikana murders: The world now believes. As survivors of the violence at Small Koppie and the veld around it give their eyewitness accounts, there is no longer doubt: Among the policemen deployed at Marikana on 16 August, some intended murder.

We are willing to believe that the televised police shooting at the crowd which reacted to being penned in and tear-gassed, was the result of fear, bad organisation and poor intelligence. Once those policemen are on the stand, we will have some idea as to what their orders were and what they intended to do. Yet the miners who were there do not see it that way at all. They believe they – and especially their leadership – were being targeted. Analysis of the footage certainly lends credence to both points of view. But what happened afterwards is where the forces of law and order degenerate into another force altogether. Mangaung choices crucial – De Klerk. The outcome of the ANC’s elective conference in Mangaung at the end of the year could have a big effect on South Africa’s future, former president FW de Klerk said. “I do think the choice of leadership in this December can positively or negatively effect our future in the short and the medium term,” he said yesterday, speaking at a Cape Town Press Club memorial dinner.

It was important that ANC members attending the conference acted in the interests of the country, and not individuals. “Therefore I think it’s important that, in the context of a party structure, that the conference goers take good account of what is in the best interests not of person A or person B, but what is in the best interests of South Africa.” De Klerk called for a return to the spirit of seeking reconciliation that prevailed in the country in the years immediately after 1994. “How can we rise above grabbing and looking for positions and filling your pockets?”

KZN politician ‘received death threats’ KwaZulu-Natal politician Wandile Mkhize, who was gunned down outside his Manaba home on Saturday night, had warned police that he was receiving death threats. However, the threats – delivered in person and over the phone – had not been taken seriously, his friends said yesterday as they planned his funeral. Mkhize (34) had been home for less than an hour after returning from the ANC’s policy conference, held in Johannesburg last week, when he was killed.

At the conference he led ANC delegates in songs praising President Jacob Zuma and was at the front when Zuma’s supporters faced off against those of ANC deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe at the Gallagher Estate venue. Mkhize, chief whip in the Ugu District Municipality, returned to his Manaba home, near Margate, on Saturday night. Be vigilant, Zuma warns ANC members. Be vigilant, Zuma warns ANC members ANC members must be vigilant following the killing of councillor Wandile Mkhize, President Jacob Zuma has warned.

“I want to appeal to all ANC members to be vigilant, as it seems that there still exist some forces of darkness who are bent on dividing our movement and creating mistrust,” he said yesterday, according to notes sent to Sapa. He was speaking at Mkhize’s funeral service near Port Shepstone. Mkhize and Nhlakanipho Ntshangase were walking along a road in Margate when they were shot at by gunmen in a car last Saturday. Two ANC branch leaders killed in KZN. The ANC condemned the shooting of Oshabeni branch chairman Dumisani Malunga and branch secretary Bheki Chiliza. "We are very concerned with the killing of our comrades. This is unacceptable and cannot be tolerated," said ANC provincial secretary Sihle Zikalala.

"We would like to express shock and disgust at the latest killing and we would also like to send our condolences to members of their families. " Police spokesman Captain Thulani Zwane confirmed the shootings. "We confirm that Mehlomnyama SAPS are investigating murder cases. Sa-s-richest-prefer-cape-town-1. Gold Fields workers on strike - Companies. About 15,000 workers at Goldfields' KDC mine on the West Rand were on strike on Monday, the company said. “The senior leadership of Gold Fields' South Africa Region and KDC are on the mine engaging with the striking employees, the various unions and other structures, with a view to finding a speedy and peaceful resolution to the unlawful strike,” the listed company said. Workers downed tools unexpectedly on Sunday night. 'SA broadband unaffordable' The DOC failed to develop a broadband strategy last year but minister Dina Pule says it is the answer to high costs and low penetration.

The cost of broadband in SA is unaffordable for the vast majority of citizens, according to communications minister Dina Pule. Services-worth-r10-8bn-for-city-poor-1.1378057#.UE3YMogbSmA. Independent Newspapers (File image) Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille. Photo: David Ritchie Cape Town - Mayor Patricia de Lille admitted, after weeks of protests over living conditions in poor areas, that the needs of the poor remained substantial but said the city would spend R10.8 billion on services for the poor this financial year. The DA-run city has been attacked by the ANC Youth League and the ANC leadership in council for not prioritising spending on the poor, but De Lille said she wanted to present the facts on just how much the city was spending on services.

“We want to put to bed the lie and myth that the city does not care about the poor. Twitter Dating - Plenty of Tweeps. Every society is only three meals away from revolution. The streets of Rosebank are empty – for now. Smashed windows and burning tyres tell the tale of a hungry crowd gone crazy. Supermarkets bore the brunt of the attack, but the little up-market restaurants were also trashed. Flames from the African market, once filled with tourists, light up the looming dusk. The bleak future for Johannesburg and South Africa might well resemble a page from Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, where hungry citizens of the outlying districts rise against the affluent of the capital that rules over them.

But is it totally alarmist? With food prices hitting record highs this year, droughts as common as annual rains used to be and agriculture input costs rising dramatically, a Rosebank or Sandton food riot might not be a wild crystal ball prediction. World cereal prices, in response to this disaster, increased by 17% last month, driving everything from steak to pap prices through the roof. Bold-new-plan-for-cape-flats-1.1377104#.UE3ZXXKerh0. The Cape Flats will be the centre of several major business hubs and be marketed as one of the city's tourism destinations. The-roads-that-lead-to-the-future-1.1377106#.UE3ZzUqrE9I. (File photo) Voortrekker Road Parow.

Mongolia Business and Mongolian Daily Business News. Loading ... Here's The REAL Reason Twitter's Mobile Ad Revenue Is Crushing Facebook's In 2012. Anti-Zuma lobby meet to decide leaders. Anti-Zuma lobby meet to decide leaders ANC leaders from eight provinces, all of whom are opposed to President Jacob Zuma’s leadership, met last night in an attempt to agree on who their candidates for the party’s top six positions should be. Daily News.

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