FOUR months ago backyard dwellers spotted an opportunity for a better life.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality had built flushing toilets in an open area of Khayamnandi kasi, planning to build RDP houses next to them in the future.
SHE went down on her knees and cried for mercy when angry people attacked her and threatened to kill her.
Gcobisa Shayesthubeni (30) from Inanda, north of Durban, was accused of bringing her thug boyfriend to the area on Tuesday night.
IT HAS been two weeks since hotel workers who planned a braai on Heritage Day were suspended.
The 37 workers from the Drakensberg Gardens Hotel in Underberg, KZN who were suspended are threatening to cause chaos should they not be reinstated by Monday.
THE HEAT WAVE attacking Mzansi is at its worst in the hot, dry north of the country.
At this cemetery, concerned villagers have listened to the pleas of their ancestors under the ground.
We make our ancestors happy by giving them umbrellas, they said.
ONE of Xolile Matsetse’s dying wishes was to be buried in his home town of Lady Frere, Eastern Cape.
But his family decided to bury him in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, angering the 63-year-old’s neighbours and friends.
MACUFE is without a doubt one of the most anticipated events on the social calender.
Accommodation in Bloemfontein was sold out weeks before the festival started. Tickets also sold like hot cakes, so it’s clear the Free State capital is the place to be now.
IN THE darkest days of the 1960s, six MK soldiers fighting for freedom were mercilessly hanged by the apartheid government. Then in 1998, their dignity was restored when their exhumed bodies were re-buried at the Emlotheni Memorial Park in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth.
GETTING the man arrested for brewing booze in a residential house is not enough for the people in the area. “He will soon be released and he’ll be back brewing his evil booze,” said an angry resident of Mawelewele in Savannah Park, Chatsworth in Durban.
SIBONGILE Mahlangu claims she has on two occasions survived attacks by the men and women who were supposed to protect her. The 41-year-old from Putfontein in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni told Daily Sun the first time she was assaulted by cops was back in 2003.
EVER since gogo Legina Mthembu’s only surviving granddaughter abandoned her two years ago, she has become the target of tsotsis. The gogo (95), who lives alone, told Daily Sun she had survived many attempted break-ins by scaring off would-be robbers by screaming at the top of her voice.
THE ANC general council which starts today promises to be a heated affair. While party secretary-general Gwede Mantashe said the council is to review policies, the ANC Women’s League and the ANC Youth League are singing different tunes.
BANYANA Banyana players have a chance to change their future should they qualify for next year’s Rio Olympics. The senior women’s national team are one step away from qualifying for the tournament – they face Equatorial Guinea away next week in the return leg of the last round of qualifiers.
BLOEMFONTEIN Celtic intend to buy on-loan striker Helder Pelembe permanently at the end of the current season. The Mozambique international has got a new lease on life at Phunya Sele Sele since his loan move from Orlando Pirates at the start of the new season.
WHEN Floyd Nkosi found a job as a security guard, he thought his problems were over.
But his happiness was short- lived as his boss, Chippa United owner Siviwe “Chippa” Mpengesi, soon terminated his contract.
POLICE are looking for a missing young mum who was allegedly kidnapped with her baby son a week ago.
The allegation is that when Hlulani Maswanganyi (17) fell pregnant, a woman relative who is a traffic cop became very close to her.
PRINCE of Mzansi rap AKA has the world at his feet! The multi-award winning star has grown from strength to strength. The All Eyes On Me hitmaker has been nominated for the upcoming MTV European Music Awards (EMAs), proving again that he has the magic touch.
THERE’S no rest for lovers Tatus Nyabani and Sheila Mokhomola (52), thanks to a “ghost baboon”! “We were sad when our neighbours died seven years ago,” Tatus (71) of Soweto’s Snake Park block 2 said yesterday.