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Anger, tears in South Africa after 21 teens likely accidentally poisoned in pub

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South African mourners expressed anger and despair on Monday at the death of 21 teenagers in a tavern over the weekend, as investigating authorities said the youths were probably accidentally poisoned by something they ate, drank, or smoked. The still...

South African president mourns 22 teenagers who died in tavern

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday mourned “22 teenagers” who died at a tavern in East London, Eastern Cape Province, in the early hours of the day. Ramaphosa is “concerned about the reported circumstances under which such young people...

17 people found dead in South African nightclub – Police

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At least 17 young people were found dead at a nightclub in a township in South Africa’s southern city of East London on Sunday, police said. “We got a report about 17 (people) that died in a local tavern in...

Jacob Zuma slams graft report as gossip, irrational

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South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma, fingered to be a graft enabler, on Saturday rubbished as “unlawful” and “full of gossip” a judicial report detailing how rampant corruption gutted state coffers during his nine-year-tenure. Known as state capture, the web...

Zambia marks first anniversary of founding leader Kaunda’s death

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Zambia held a national ceremony on Friday to mark the first anniversary of the death of the country's founding leader Kenneth Kaunda. Hakainde Hichilema, the Zambian president attended the ceremony held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross along with...

South African ex-spy chief sues president over alleged crimes

A former head of South African intelligence agency has sued President Cyril Ramaphosa for alleged crimes that include "kidnapping" and bribing robbers who stole millions of dollars from one of his properties. Arthur Fraser accuses the president of concealing a...

Namibia to raise fuel prices in June

Namibia on Monday announced that it will raise the price of petrol by about 14 per cent and diesel by 7.5 per cent in June. Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) said the increase will take effect on June 1,...

Ramaphosa ‘prays monkeypox stays away from South Africa’

South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says he prays the monkeypox outbreak does not reach the country. Outbreaks of the virus have recently been found in Europe, Australia, America and the Middle East. In Africa, Morocco and Sudan are investigating suspected cases,...

South African pupils die in suspected energy drink poisoning

Three South African brothers aged six, 13 and 16 are reported to have died on Thursday after consuming an energy drink allegedly given by their father. In a statement, the education department in Gauteng province expressed sadness over the deaths...

South African mobs set alleged drug dealers ablaze in a house

South African police say they are on high alert following an incident in which three men accused of being drug dealers were burnt alive inside a house by a mob. The victims, who were aged between 22 and 36, burnt...

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