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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. 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. friends-family-honour-gumtree-victim-1.1377115#.UE3ZDZbXTwo friends-family-honour-gumtree-victim-1.1377115#.UE3ZDZbXTwo
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. 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. Polo star’s killer jailed for 18 years - Daily News | News | IOL.co.za Polo star’s killer jailed for 18 years - Daily News | News | IOL.co.za
Iraq's vice-president, Tariq al-Hashemi, has denied being behind the killings and says the charges are politically motivated. 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. Iraq vice-president sentenced to death amid deadly wave of insurgent attacks | World news Iraq vice-president sentenced to death amid deadly wave of insurgent attacks | World news
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news | sa news | 'SA delivering service' - JZ news | sa news | '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. "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."
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He was looking forward to the birth of his first child in three months’ time. 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. The faces of Marikana: Part III The faces of Marikana: Part III
Elderly couple murdered on farm An elderly couple has been found murdered on their Trompsburg farm, Free State police have said. 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. Elderly couple murdered on farm Elderly couple murdered on farm
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. 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. 18-years-for-assassins-driver-1.1378385#.UE3JMec99yc
‘My son was very young, that’s all I know,” said Nosajini Mabiya, Mafolisi’s heartbroken mother. 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. The faces of Marikana: Part V The faces of Marikana: Part V
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. 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. Givers set up camp at Lonmin - Daily News | News | IOL.co.za Givers set up camp at Lonmin - Daily News | News | IOL.co.za
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.
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?” Mangaung choices crucial – De Klerk
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. KZN politician ‘received death threats’
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.
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. Two ANC branch leaders killed in KZN
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