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Afriforum is Planning to Prosecute EFF Leader Julius Malema on Charges of Fraud and Corruption

It's on again between Afriforum and Malema.

Afrikaaner civil rights group Afriforum announced this morning its plans prosecute the commander in chief of the Economic Freedom Party (EFF), Julius Malema.


"We are planning to prosecute Mr Julius Malema on charges of corruption and fraud," said AfriForum chief executive Kallie Kriel. "All I can say is if somebody portrays themselves as somebody that's fighting for the poor, when such a person, like in the case of Mr Malema, goes ahead and steals state money or tax payers' money—money that should benefit the poor, we believe such a persons should be held accountable."

According to the Mail & Guardian, these charges stem from a case involving an engineering company, On-Point Engineering, which was awarded a tender by the Limpopo roads and transport department valued at R52-million.

Malema's Ratanang Family Trust was an indirect shareholder in On-Point. Malema denied these allegations.

This is the second time this year the Afriforum threatens legal action against Malema.

In January, the organization announced to be laying charges against Julius Malema, EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu, and spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. This was after the party led protests against the retail store H&M after the company's distasteful and racist "Coolest Monkey In The Jungle" ad.

Malema striked back on Twitter, saying, "Bring it on bloody racists, you don't scare me at all. I'm born ready! No white man will decide my destiny, the poor masses of our people will..."

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Listen to Ami Faku's New Single 'Lala Ngoxolo' Featuring Emtee

Ami Faku's new single 'Lala Ngoxolo' featuring Emtee is a much-needed song for the difficult times in which we all find ourselves.

Ami Faku recently released her latest single "Lala Ngoxolo" featuring Emtee. The song starts the year off on a soothing tone for the difficult times in which South Africa (and the world) finds itself amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. Ami Faku is best known for her emotionally evocative songs and "Lala Ngoxolo" certainly keeps to that standard.

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Thousands Left Homeless After Tropical Cyclone Eloise Hits Mozambique

Cyclone Eloise has thus far displaced close to 7000 people and destroyed houses, crops, schools and hospitals.

Mozambique has been hit by Cyclone Eloise which made landfall this past Saturday. The cyclone has since caused immense flooding and infrastructure damage. Close to 7000 people in the coastal province of Mozambique have reportedly been displaced after more than 5000 houses were destroyed. Furthermore, over 100 000 hectares of viable crops have been destroyed along with 9 schools and 11 hospitals.

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Peep MTV Base’s Hottest MCs New Wave 2021 List

Here's the full list of MTV Base's annual list of the hottest South African new wave MCs.

In recognition of the new wave, MTV Base, since last year, follows up their main Hottest SA MCs List with Hottest MCs New Wave.

As is always the case every year, the list was decided upon by a panel of insiders who are clued up on South African hip-hop.

This year's panel members were: DJ Nikki Newlands, music curator Kabelo Makhudu, DJ Zan D, writer Misa Narrates, event MC and presenter Uncle Vinny and journalist Jade Kelly. The panel was hosted by MTV Base presenter and rapper Tshego Koke.

Below is the final list:

MTV Base’s Hottest MCs New Wave 2021 List

1. Blaq Diamond

2. Touchline

3. Lucasraps

4. Dee Koala

5. 25K

6. Indigo Stella

7. Maglera Doe Boy

8. Tumi Tladi

9. Hanna

10. Benny Chill

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South Africa Mourns Passing of Jazz Legend Jonas Gwangwa

South Africans are paying tribute to Oscar-nominated Jonas Gwangwa following the jazz artist's passing this past weekend.