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Botswana Has Denied Entry to the South African President's Sister-in-Law

Botswana's media speculate that Bridgette Radebe meddled in the country's political affairs and elections.

Ordinarily, South Africans do not require a visa to travel to Botswana, a neighboring country. However, the wife to South African Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe and sister-in-law to President Cyril Ramaphosa, was instructed by the Botswana government to obtain a visa according to the SowetanLIVE.

Although an official reason was not given for barring her from entering the country without a visa, the local media believe it is because Bridgette Radebe meddled in the political affairs of the country.


It is alleged that Radebe interfered in the recent election in an attempt to remove President Mokgweetsi Masisi of the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and have him replaced by Botswana's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi.

In what was allegedly seen as an elaborate plot to smuggle money into the country in order to finance Venson-Moitoi's election campaign, one can hardly blame Botswana's government for wanting to at least restrict Radebe from coming and going as she pleases.

Whilst she and her brother have released no official statements as yet, News24 reported that President Ramaphosa has since sent the Minister of International Relations, Lindiwe Sisulu, to Botswana in order to investigate whether his sister-in-law did in fact meddle in the country's affairs as well as to repair relations with President Masisi.

With only a few weeks left before South Africa's own national elections, President Ramaphosa cannot afford any further scandals that rock the country and comprise the ruling African National Congress's (ANC) chances of being victorious.

READ: South African Youth on 2019 Elections: "The ANC can no longer self-correct"

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MIZIZI Has Released a Special Edition 'Lion King' Jersey in Collaboration with Disney

The sleek baseball jersey was designed to celebrate the 25th anniversary of "The Lion King."

MIZIZI returns with yet another timely collaboration—this time with Disney to commemorate the 25th anniversary of our childhood classic, The Lion King.

The African streetwear brand says through the jersey's kid sizes, it now has the opportunity to cater to the next generation of viewers of the upcoming live-action remake that's to open in theaters this week. "The Lion King marked many of our childhoods," the brand says in a statement. "Much before we were aware of our identities, it resonated with us."

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Watch the Intense Trailer for 'Don't Let Go,' Starring David Oyelowo

Oyelowo and Storm Reid shine in the new trailer for the upcoming psychological thriller.

David Oyelowo and A Wrinkle In Time star, Storm Reid are on a psychological journey to escape death in the new trailer for their film Don't Let Go.

Both actors give heavy performances, as the film sees Oyelowo taking on the role of a police officer, Jack Radcliff, who has a chance to change the chain of events that led to the murder of his niece Ashley (Storm Reid), and hopefully save her.

The film was written and directed by Jacob Aaron Estes, with the producers of Get Out. Oyelowo himself is also a producer on the film.

Read: In Conversation: Abiola Oke With David Oyelowo

Don't Let Go also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Alfred Molina and Mykelti Williamson, Shinelle Azoroh, Byron Mann, and April Grace. The film, which originally premiered at Sundance under the title Relive, is due out in theaters on August 30.

Back in March, it was announced that Oyelowo is also working on his very own directorial debut The Water Man, which will be executive produced by Oprah Winfrey.

Watch the trailer for Don't Let Go below.

Don't Let Go - Official Trailer (2019) www.youtube.com

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Watch the Music Video for Patoranking's 'Wilmer'

The artist's beautiful visual ode to his daughter will tug at your heartstrings.

Earlier this year, Nigerian artist Patoranking dropped his 12-track sophomore album, Wilmer, which he dedicated to his daughter. The same-titled track, which features French-born Georgian singer and songwriter Bera, sees Patoranking professing his immense love for his daughter.

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