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Pistorius family denies paralympian took acting classes

Oscar Pistorius’s family has refuted claims made by writer and blogger, Jani Allen, that the murder-accused took acting lessons in preparation for his cross examination by Gerrie Nel. Appointed family spokesperson, Anneliese Burgess, said, “We deny in the strongest terms [...]

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Blind adventurer lets nothing stop him!

Blind adventurer and motivational speaker, Hein Wagner, successfully completed the Antarctic Marathon, in the South Pole last month.

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Durban surfer heads to World Champs

Durban surfer, Brandon Ribbink, will be heading off to the ISA SUPSA World Champs taking place in Nicaragua next month. He will be surfing in the SUP Surfing Open division. Both surfers pictured will also be in action at the [...]

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Elderly woman trapped in bush after overnight blackout

An elderly woman is lucky to be alive after she allegedly suffered a blackout while driving on the M41 on Easter Sunday.

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Axe falls on Moyes

Manchester United has fired David Moyes as the head coach following a string of poor results in his maiden season with the Red Devils. Moyes took over the reigns from long-serving manager Sir Alex Ferguson last season after the former [...]

 

Bye bye Moyes

Soccer fans expressed mixed emotions at the news that Manchester United Manager, David Moyes, has left. While many took to social sites to share their thoughts, there are the odd (and we mean very odd) few who believe Moyes was given a raw deal from day one. The Weekly Gazette took to the streets to get locals’ view and this is what they had to say :

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“I am upset that they sacked him. He was a scapegoat for Alex Ferguson! He needed more time.

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Motor Extravaganza all set!

The Chatsworth Motor Extravaganza is set to take place at the Chatsworth Centre rooftop parking on 27 and 28 April 2014.
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Accidents mar Easter weekend

On Saturday afternoon, a man died and another was critically injured after a vehicle overturned on the R102 near Tinley Manor at around 2:38pm.
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A weekend of mayhem in Dingalings’ new play

For-Better-Or-WorseThe Dingalings bring comedy lovers their latest offering, For Better Or Worse. The show premieres at the Catalina Theatre on Thursday, 1 May and runs until Sunday, 18 May.

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Glitzy dinner in honour of leaders

The dinner was a means of paying tribute to Lauretta Ngcobo, Bobby Peeks and Ronnie Govender, global leaders in their own right, who have done exceptional work during their lifetimes and have hugely contributed to South Africa’s art and health fields.

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Pistorius family denies paralympian took acting classes

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Oscar Pistorius’s family has refuted claims made by writer and blogger, Jani Allen, that the murder-accused took acting lessons in preparation for his cross examination by Gerrie Nel. Appointed family spokesperson, Anneliese Burgess, said, “We deny in the strongest terms the contents of her letter in as far it relates to our client and further deny that our client has undergone any ‘acting lessons’ or any form of emotional coaching.” The family was disturbed by Allen’s claims, stating that it “makes a mockery of the enormous human tragedy” involving the Steenkamp and Pistorius families,”Pistorius is on trial for the death of his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, who he shot dead on Valentine’s Day last year.

The trial has been adjourned until 5 May.

Thursdays in Black

Vee Gani (left), Anesh Dusrath, Pranesh Maharaj seated front, Ashok Kumar Dhanishwar and Sivani Chinappan are encouraging both men and women to wear black every Thursday to help raise awareness of the campaign   (Photograph : Val Adamson)

Vee Gani (left), Anesh Dusrath, Pranesh Maharaj seated front, Ashok Kumar Dhanishwar and Sivani Chinappan are encouraging both men and women to wear black every Thursday to help raise awareness of the campaign
(Photograph : Val Adamson)

The Diakonia Council of Churches is calling residents to remember to wear black on Thursday. The philosophy behind the 16 Days of Activism campaign, which is against violence against women and children, should not only be remembered during the campaign’s observance. The community needs to be reminded that there is a problem and the abuse of the innocent needs to be addressed and resolved through regular change and debate.

Blind adventurer lets nothing stop him!

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Blind adventurer and motivational speaker, Hein Wagner, successfully completed the Antarctic Marathon, in the South Pole last month.
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Three nabbed for Asherville robbery

Sydenham SAPS arrested three suspects involved in an armed business robbery that occurred on Tuesday, 22 April. According to a source, officers responded to a call where a victim was held at gunpoint. SAPS Spokesperson, Captain Thulani Zwane, confirmed that the men entered the business and held up a 67-year old resident. “The suspects demanded money and the victim pressed the alarm and the trio fled. Nothing was taken and no injuries were reported,” Zwane said.

It is believed that Constables G Heslop and ND Mkhize responded to the call and arrested the three suspects. The men were taken to Sydenham SAPS station where they were charged and detained pending their court appearance.

Durban surfer heads to World Champs

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Durban surfer, Brandon Ribbink, will be heading off to the ISA SUPSA World Champs taking place in Nicaragua next month. He will be surfing in the SUP Surfing Open division. Both surfers pictured will also be in action at the Durban Surf Carnival, which takes place from the 6 to 8 June at Durban’s New Pier.
Pictured: Justin Bing and Brandon Ribbink are leaving for Nicaragua to represent South Africa at the ISA SUPSA World Champs
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Chatsworth municipality officials arrested for extortion

On Wednesday, 16 April, members of the Durban Organised Crime Unit arrested two municipal officials from Chatsworth on charges of extortion at Yellow Wood Park near Montclair.

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Good Friday Passion March a success

Thousands of people from churches throughout Chatsworth, joined the annual Passion March this year. Held on Good Friday and beginning at various Units, this year saw a bumper turnout of mostly Christians who commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Good Friday is commemorated as the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified and is marked by Christians throughout the world. Marches were held in all major centres in the province.

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Elderly woman trapped in bush after overnight blackout

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An elderly woman is lucky to be alive after she allegedly suffered a blackout while driving on the M41 on Easter Sunday.

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eThekwini budget hearings disenfranchise residents

Today I have lent my voice to the growing outrage being expressed by people across eThekwini at the wholesale disenfranchisement of residents across Durban by the current budget hearing process.

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“Let’s engage ANC on Equity Bill”

The proposals introduced by Minister of Labour, Mildred Oliphant, about a month ago has raised the ire of minority communities throughout the country.

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One dead in rollover accident

A man died while two others were injured in a roll-over accident on the N2 near Sibaya on the Natal north coast over the weekend.
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“Rape is a man’s issue” – ODCC

Thora Mansfield, Director of the Open Door Crisis Centre recently addressed the Rotarians of Rotary Club Umhlanga on the topic of rape and believes rape is no longer a womens’ issue. “It’s largely men who beat up women and children. It’s also men who are behind the human trafficking trade. We’ve even had Russian women coming to our centre for help,” she said.Mansfield said in South Africa a woman is killed every six days in domestic violence incidents. She then shared a few success stories for those who came to her centre desperate for help.Mansfield said incest in KZN which is up 26% in the last year, and her goal is to visit as many ministries as she can to urge them to get this message across to their congregations.

Axe falls on Moyes

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Manchester United has fired David Moyes as the head coach following a string of poor results in his maiden season with the Red Devils. Moyes took over the reigns from long-serving manager Sir Alex Ferguson last season after the former was handpicked to succeed the latter. Moyes was awarded a six-year contract.

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Chatsworth station handover welcomed

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National minister of police, Nathi Mthethwa, officially opened the multi-million rand Chatsworth SAPS station on Wednesday, 16 April. Thousands attended the function held under a marquee outside the court house. Flanked by Deputy minister of Public Works, Jeremy Cronin, and MEC Ravi Pillay, Mayor James Nxumalo and Police Commissioner Lieutenant General M Ngobeni, Mthethwa said that the new, improved station will help service the estimated 250 000 people who live in Chatsworth.

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“One nation, many cultures” celebrated

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DSC_7198All roads led to the Unit 3 grounds in Chatsworth this Saturday for a spectacular Easter weekend intercultural festival.

The event, hosted by the ANC, carried the theme ‘One nation, many cultures’. Special transport arrangements for people were made with no fewer than 25 buses transporting the community to Westcliff grounds and everyone who attended was given a sumptuous lunch. In announcing the event, the ANC leaders stressed that 27 April marked 20 years of our freedom and democracy. Speaker Logie Naidoo said that the Chatsworth community was at the forefront of that struggle.

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