BAFANA Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune has agreed a deal in principle to re-sign with Kaizer Chiefs. Khune and Chiefs have been at the centre of one of the longest running transfer sagas in South African soccer history but the player and his club of 16 years have now reached an agreement which will keep him at Naturena for the foreseeable future.
TSHIDI Mabena says ever since soil was taken from her yard, her life has been a living hell. The 52-year-old from Tembisa in Ekurhuleni told Daily Sun she had been living in fear as her neighbour told her in September that God would send a fire to burn her.
FORMER Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam was buried with full military honours on Wednesday in his southern Indian home town of Rameswaram. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, opposition Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi and the ambassadors of Nepal and Sikkim also attended the burial site at Peikarambu outside the coastal town in Tamil Nadu state.
POLICE Minister Nathi Nhleko answered many tough questions at the ad hoc parliamentary committee on Nkandla in Cape Town yesterday. DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach disputed the minister’s explanation regarding a police memo that suggested President Jacob Zuma authorised the renovations to his house.
KAIZER Chiefs will go from being hunters to becoming the hunted in the new PSL season. Speaking a day after being named Amakhosi’s new captain for the coming season, Chiefs’ star midfielder Siphiwe “Shabba” Tshabalala said he expected PSL clubs to come for them.
CALM returned to court yesterday after two days of fighting between Nazareth Baptist Church factions. The Ebuhleni and Thembezinhle congregations listened quietly in the Durban High Court as Inkosi Boy Qwabe testified on the church’s leadership battle.
WITH a massive 25 000 or more people expected at late maskandi singer Mtshengiseni Gcwensa’s funeral, his family and funeral organisers have asked for artists, fans and government to help contribute to the costs.
THREE cops lost their lives at the hands of criminals this week. Yesterday, bullets flew at Vosloorus Crossing in Ekurhuleni and a 34-year-old constable was shot three times and killed as thugs fled the scene.
THOSE in the Orlando Pirates’ squad are used to pulling off game-saving moves on the field. But at an airport in Tunisia on Monday, midfielder Issa Sarr and the team’s medical doctor, Thabiso Mmoledi, pulled off some life-saving moves there as well.
SANDILE Nxumalo (24) was a known thief and he met a gruesome end when he was killed by an angry mob. But his uncle, Amon Nxumalo, said his nephew’s killers did something much worse than Sandile ever did.
“REPORTING thieves will make people think twice before targeting the community’s infrastructure,” said Councillor Ernest Sonnenberg. He asked residents to stop vandalising sanitation service equipment after a sewage flood.
GABAZANI Ngobeni was sweeping her yard when a deep yet gentle voice commanded her to drop her broom and go to the dump. Startled, Gabazani (54) looked around but could not see anyone, so she returned to tidying up her yard .
ORLANDO Pirates touched down at OR Tambo Airport yesterday to a hero’s welcome, with fans dancing and singing as they celebrated Bucs’ 1-0 win over CS Sfaxien in their Caf Confederation Cup clash in Sfax on Sunday night.
TWO artists who shot to fame and made history as the youngest kwaito stars of their time are battling it out. After taking Mzansi by storm with Mele Senzeni, Mzambiya went through some uphills, but still came up with some new music.
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.