HIS 11-year-old son’s desperate cries for help keep echoing in his mind. “Dad! Help me! Aunty Portia, help me!” Popular hip hop DJ and Club 808 producer C-Live’s mum Virginia Shabalala said this yesterday.
T HE death of maskandi star Mtshengiseni Gcwensa, popularly known as Indidane, has left a void in the music industry. The death of Indidane on Monday has shocked fellow maskandi artists and others who once worked with him.
POLICE helicopters and armoured vehicles yesterday patrolled Port Elizabeth’s northern areas as chaos continued to reign. This was despite an ongoing meeting between parents, school principals and the department of education.
MARITZBURG United coach Mandla Ncikazi can’t wait for the upcoming season to get underway. Ncikazi, installed as head coach after Steve Komphela left for Kaizer Chiefs in the off-season, is happy with how his team has gelled.
TWENTY years into democracy this school of 780 pupils still has only 12 classrooms. A teacher at Matimba High School in Nkavele Village, Malamulele, Limpopo said they’ve reported the situation to the department many times over the years.
AS I arrived at 5am, the situation was already tense. Gatvol parents blocked the roads with burning tyres and rocks. Workers, pupils and students were left stranded as all the roads in and out of Port Eliza beth were closed.
“I NOW know why cops are hated!” These were the words of the man who said a policewoman kicked his 4-5. Tankiso Kokoropo (48) said things got bad on Friday when he was late for a court appearance in connection with a protection order that his ex-girlfriend took out against him.
THE room was filled with laughter when senior citizens were pampered by kids from three primary schools in Khayelitsha on Wednesday. Gogos and madalas from Nolukholo Senior Club in Site B, had their feet washed with warm water, before being rubbed.
LATE legendary singer Whitney Houston’s only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown, has been confirmed dead. This after months of her family trying to fight for her life and to keep her alive after she was found face down and unresponsive in her bath on 31 January.
FOR many years, the sangoma was feared by his neighbours and they tried to get rid of him with no success. So when the news broke on Saturday that he had been arrested in connection with the rape of a 10-year-old girl, residents celebrated by demolishing his house and indumba! While the house made from scrap metal in block MM of Soshanguve, Tshwane was being demolished, people helped themselves to the sangoma’s livestock.
CELEBS and fans of much loved Mzansi hip hop DJ and Club 808 producer C-Live were desperate yesterday. They wanted to know if the rumours were true – that the young star and his son were struck by a terrible tragedy.
FIERY pastor Thembinkosi Maseko believes the devil has been testing him since he chased a ghost away in 2012. Pastor Maseko (34) told the SunTeam that the devil struck the year after he dealt with the ghost haunting the Mokoena family in Witbank’s Klarinet, Mpumalanga.
PAULINAH Ramakau (39) from Spruitview in Ekurhuleni learnt the hard way not to trust strangers. Two weeks ago she was shopping with her 14-year-old daughter at Chris Hani Crossing in Vosloorus when she was approached by a woman.
THE cops had a tough time keeping the Shembe factions apart at court yesterday. The Ebuhleni members brought the court to a standstill yesterday as a new witness from Ebuhleni, Inkosi Boy Qwabe, wasn’t allowed into court because he didn’t have a ticket.
WHEN their TV set was stolen two months ago, the family immediately suspected local men of the theft. Instead of reporting the theft to the cops, they decided to do their own investigation and soon claimed to have found sneaker prints in their yard .
AS THE family and community mourned the death of Shareen (51), the wife of the late Joburg cluster police commander Major-General Tirhani Maswanganyi, many questioned the cause and timing of her sudden death.
WHEN K section residents in KwaMashu, north of Durban experienced power failures last week, they thought it was load shedding. They reported the matter to the electricity department and workers arrived to fix it.
TONY Ehrenreich, Western Cape Cosatu secretary, has opened a case of negligence against Premier Helen Zille on Friday. This comes after two pupils at Sunray Primary School in Delft, Cape Town were taken to hospital after a swinging metal window frame hit their heads on Tuesday.
PEOPLE had mixed reaction about the heavy rain accompanied by wind and even snow in several parts of KZN. Some believed it would help fill dams in drought-stricken communities, but multiple incidents reported in several parts of the province saw people getting injured in car crashes, snowfalls and thunderstorms.
Maskandi great, Mtshengiseni "Indidane" Gcwensa has died this morning after a long illness. He was the late Mgqumeni's main rival in the maskandi genre and is one of the best-sellers of maskandi music.
THE Durban International Film Festival announced its winners on Sunday at the Suncoast CineCentre closing ceremony. The festival had 10 successful days of 255 screenings at 13 venues, with many sold-out shows.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of the late Whitney Houston has died tragically at the age of 22. The daughter of the legendary Houston and singer Bobbi Brown was found unconscious in a bath tub in January, similar to how her mother was found on the night she died in February 2012.
PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma’s former spokesman, Mac Maharaj, reportedly advised him to prepare to pay back money used for Nkandla security upgrades. A British newspaper reported that Maharaj said he gave this advice before the public protector’s Nkandla report came out.
A FIRE that raged through a shack on Friday claimed the life of a little boy. Three kids of the Gwacela family – Sinothile (5), Sisanda (3) and Amile (1) – in Mfazazane, Umthwalume on the KZN south coast, were home alone for a short time while their mum, Bawinile, dashed to the communal tap.
MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal “does not know why” Angel Di Maria has not yet joined the Premier League club’s pre-season tour of the United States of America, following reports the winger is close to signing for Paris St Germain.
THE party might have started late, but EFF supporters were not disappointed when their fighting leader took to the stage. Julius Malema pulled no punches during his speech at the rally at Olympia Park in Rustenburg, North West on Saturday.