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‘Tired of eating human flesh’: South African court jails two men in cannibal case | World news

Two South African men accused of cannibalism were given life sentences for murder on Wednesday, with the judge saying they were guilty of “the most heinous crime”.

Judge Peter Olsen sentenced Nino Mbatha, 33, and Lungisani Magubane, 32, to life in prison for the killing last year of Zanele Hlatshwayo, the Witness newspaper said.

Mbatha, a traditional healer, was arrested after handing himself in at a police station in Estcourt, a town in KwaZulu-Natal province. He was carrying a bag containing a human leg and a hand. He told officers he was “tired of eating human flesh”.

Police refused to believe his claims until he took them to a house where more body parts were found.

A third man was acquitted. Seven people were initially arrested.

The judge acquitted Mbatha for being in possession…

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South African at centre of bid for Pentagon data cloud…

While South African, Andre Pienaar, founder of C5 Capital and exposed as the mysterious “Luciano” in the leaked “Zuma spy tapes” saga, is involved in a bid for the Jedi Pentagon Project – a cyber-cloud that will store highly sensitive data including US nuclear codes – he has also been linked to Ukrainian-born Russian oligarch, Viktor Vekselberg, who has close links to the Kremlin.

Former South African intelligence agent, Andre Pienaar, has been cited in an extensive investigation by BBC journalists into bids for the Pentagon’s $R10 billion Jedi Contract project…

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Africa key market for South African exports – Davies

South African businesses should consider the continent an extremely important market, especially for trade in value added products, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has said.

Launching the South African stand at the inaugural Intra-Africa Trade Fair (IATF) in Cairo, Egypt, Davies said the fair was an excellent opportunity for Africa’s most industrialised country to increase export volumes into the rest of the continent.

“Two-thirds of South Africa’s trade are with the world, whilst a third of the trade is with the African continent. Of the latter, two-thirds comprise trade in value added products,” he said.

“We believe that during the course of the Intra-African Trade Fair, South African exhibitors will find trading partners with…

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[LISTEN] Why every South African woman should have safety app Namola

| Marketing Manager at Namola Claire Sherwell talks about how the emergency app that every South African woman should have is working to protect them.

JOHANNESBURG – In South Africa, crimes against women are some of the highest in the world, meaning ensuring the safety of women continues to be a priority. But can technology play an important role?

In support of 16 Days of Activism, Talk Radio 702 presenter Joanne Joseph speaks to Claire Sherwell, the Marketing Manager at Namola, about how the emergency app that every South African woman should have is working…

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South African Group Calls on Blacks to Kill White Women, Children, Their Pets


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South Africa has been roiled in a political crisis for months amid Pretoria’s plans to force white farmers to give up their homes and farms as soon as next year, in accordance with government efforts to amend the constitution to allow for land expropriation without compensation.

Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama has been accused of hate speech following the emergence of a clip showing him openly threatening to kill South African whites and their pets during a rally over a row with a business magnate, the country’s national media have reported.

In a speech over the weekend, the BLF leader threatened that he and his “army” would kill white people. “We’ll kill their children, we’ll kill their women, we’ll kill their…

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These man-skirts are in hot demand among South African tough guys


  • A South Africa kilt-maker has seen a surge in demand for so-called “cargo kilts” over the past two years.
  • The kilts, made from hard-wearing textiles, are popular among artisans who enjoy the freedom of movement and ventilation.
  • The creator of the new garments sees it as a benign form of terrorism.

The demand for so-called “cargo kilts” – kilts made from hard-wearing textiles – has surged over the past two years, especially among South African craftsmen.

“It’s all about comfort and freedom of movement,” says Egbert Harmse, owner of Cargokilts, a South African kilt manufacturer. Harmse has been producing traditional tartan kilts for years, but over the past two years saw a strong demand for the new-generation garments.


Lawyer Johan Nell is a cargo kilt…

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