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Zimbabwe: Constantino Chiwenga set to retire pending “redeployment”

The head of Zimbabwe’s military, who led the de facto coup that ended Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule last month, is set to retire, the government said on Monday, paving the way for his widely anticipated appointment as vice president. Constantino Chiwenga is the top contender to become a deputy to …

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South Africa welcome back top trio for Zimbabwe test

AB de Villiers, Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander will all make long-awaited returns for South Africa at test level after being named in the 14-man squad for next week’s day-night, inaugural four-day contest against Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth. It means South Africa are back to full strength for the first …

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South Africa: ANC ruling party, elects Cyril Ramaphosa as new leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s ruling party, African National Congress (ANC) has elected Cyril Ramaphosa to succeed President Jacob Zuma as the party’s leader. The country’s deputy president defeated former cabinet minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Mr Zuma’s ex-wife, after a marathon voting process making him a strong position to become president in 2019 polls. The leadership battle caused fierce political infighting, raising …

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Father of 8 sentenced to 10 strokes of cane and 18 years in prison for raping his 10-year-old daughter

A trader was sentenced to 18 years’ jail and 10 strokes last Friday in Malaysia, for raping his 10-year-old daughter last September. Sessions Court judge Ahmad Bazli Bahruddin imposed the sentence after the 50-year-old pleaded guilty. The judge ordered the sentence to begin from Oct 13, the date he was arrested. …

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Former Italian minister, Altero Matteoli dies In car crash

Altero Matteoli, a lawmaker and three-time cabinet member under Italy’s Former Prime Minister Silvio Berusconi died on Monday in a car accident, Italian Senate Spokesperson confirmed. The spokesperson said 77-year-old Matteoli died after the car he was driving crashed into another car near Capalbio in Tuscan. The ANSA news agency reported that two …

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Brazilian Football legend Kaka announces official retirement from football at 35

AC Milan and Real Madrid legend, Kaka, 35, has officially announced his retirement from professional football, ending his successful career which earned him the FIFA World Player of the Year Award in 2007. Posting an image of himself wearing the famous ‘I belong to Jesus’ t-shirt on Sunday, the attacking midfielder issued …

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