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City Press | October 17
City Press | October 17

Sex vs rape: Ruling sparks outrage

The controversial court judgment on the issue of sexual consent could undermine South Africa’s quest to assert the human rights of women, according to a legal expert. This comes after acting Eastern Cape High Court Judge Tembeka Ngcukaitobi overturned the conviction of a former paramedic who was found guilty of raping his girlfriend because, by agreeing to oral sex, the judge ruled, she had tacitly agreed to penetrative sex. She was a virgin.

Zuma support cost Sitole

National police commissioner General Khehla Sitole’s alignment to former president Jacob Zuma’s faction and his lack of planning in dealing with the unrest and riots in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in July are among the reasons he is on the brink of losing his job, according to political and police sources.

Mabuyane fights for his political life

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has taken his battle to keep his position a step further by bringing an urgent application against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane at the Bhisho High Court, where he is officially challenging her findings against him.

Maselesele runs out of luck as mob kills him for ‘stealing cables’

As tributes poured in yesterday for former Kaizer Chiefs player Lucky Maselesele following his gruesome murder, City Press has learnt that the 41-year-old striker was killed for allegedly stealing electricity cables.

Tales of neglect and decay

Earlier this year, on Ndebele Street in Jabulani, Soweto, a child was knocked down by a speeding car and died. Residents, who had long been calling for speed humps to be built on the street, had been dreadfully anticipating that one day such a tragedy would occur.

Pearl Thusi ends the year on a high

Actress, TV presenter and media personality Pearl Thusi is set to end the year on a positive note following her acquisition of shares in premium alcohol brand Black Rose Gin. City Press can also reveal that Thusi will host next month’s All Africa Music Awards – for the third year in a row – next month in Nigeria.

Star’s ex-fiancée alleges he’s a woman-basher

Award-winning actor Sthembiso “SK” Khoza has been accused of being a woman-basher by his now ex-fiancée Ayanda “Mandy” Hlongwane.

De Lille promises to do Good

Good party leader Patricia de Lille has made a special plea to South African voters not to give any political party except hers their votes, and urged them to give it five years to prove itself.

Fight between Joburg and Regiments rages

The battle between the City of Johannesburg and Gupta-linked financial advisory and investment company Regiments Capital Fund Managers is far from over.

The ANC only fixed the electricity to ‘shut us up’

For nearly two years, some communities in Soweto had been without electricity. Three weeks ago, when ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa kicked off the party’s campaign ahead of the local government elections on November 1, he visited these communities and promised that their electricity woes would be over.

Drama in court as actress is acquitted of assault

Actress Zinhle Mabena is a free woman after charges of assault against her were withdrawn this week. She has been in and out of court this year after her estranged husband, Robert Ngwenya, opened a case of assault against her, accusing her of attacking him during a domestic dispute at their upmarket home in Blue Valley Estate, Midrand, in June last year.

Probe into R121m land deal

Former City of Tshwane manager Jason Ngobeni is facing criminal charges after the city spent millions purchasing land at significantly inflated prices.

Strongman Msibi cries political conspiracy

One question has been asked since murder accused Mpumalanga politician Mandla Msibi began his stay in police custody: Is this a political conspiracy or not? Fresh from being acquitted about two months ago on a string of charges that include assault, theft and attempted murder, the former Mpumalanga agriculture MEC is back in the dock for the alleged murder of two ANC members and the attempted murder of a third party member.

Fraud mastermind gives Hawks the slip

The University of Mpumalanga was hit by a scam led by a foreign national, almost resulting in the loss of a massive R100 million it had intended to invest with Investec, but which was diverted to an FNB account.

‘Small’ parties and their election ambitions

Small, unknown political parties – some barely a year old – are ambitious and have their sights set on snatching a few wards from the big players in next month’s local government election.

Juggling soccer careers and motherhood

It is match day. Fikisa Xholo stands on the sidelines waiting to be called on to the field of play as she carries her one-year-old baby boy on her back. She is a mother of two and a soccer player. Both her passions are with her: the game and her child. She is an unusual sight to many – spectators and possibly her male counterparts – but what is the real cost of the drive to juggle parenthood and a professional sports career?

Millennials struggle to pay off debt during pandemic

Far more millennials than any other age group are in arrears with their repayments on loans as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, Alexander Forbes found in a recent survey. John Anderson, head of investment products at Alexander Forbes, says their analysis shows that at least 14.1% of loans to young millennials (18 to 35 years old) are in arrears, while 4.8% of loans to older millennials (36 to 45 years old) are overdue.

Gqeberha still on knife edge

Relations between black South Africans and Somali nationals are on a knife edge in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, where any minor incident could reignite the fire already simmering underneath.

DA wants to break free from Eskom

The DA’s mayoral candidate for Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse, says her party has not ruled out entering into a coalition with any party, including the EFF, should it not win 51% of the vote to govern the City of Johannesburg. The EFF and the DA formed a coalition in 2016 that led to the DA governing for three years, but a breakdown in their relationship led to the DA losing the city to the ANC.


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