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A Warrant of Arrest Has Been Issued for Grace Mugabe by South African Authorities

Grace Mugabe is finally facing the music for her assault from last year. About damn time if you ask us.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has issued a warrant of arrest for former Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe. This, after she assaulted model Gabrielle Engels in a Sandton hotel last year and was granted diplomatic immunity which was later revoked after the courts found it unconstitutional.


Racist lobby group AfriForum, who prefer to be known as a civil rights organization, announced that they had successfully managed to have a warrant of arrest for Grace Mugabe issued by the NPA. Watch the video below for the announcement:

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The assault on South African model Gabrielle Engels by Grace Mugabe occurred late last year. Engels was visiting Mugabe's sons, Robert and Chatunga Mugabe, at a hotel in the affluent Sandton area, in Johannesburg's north. This angered Mugabe who then proceeded to assault Engels with an extension cord. Engels was injured and went on to press charges against Mugabe.

However, in what is thought to have been an attempt to diffuse any possible tensions between South Africa and Zimbabwe, Mugabe was granted diplomatic immunity. Put short, it was as if she never committed a crime and was free to return to Zimbabwe. Earlier this year, however, that decision was revoked by the South Gauteng High Court as it deemed it unconstitutional seeing that the former first lady was not in South Africa on official state business, but to seek medical attention instead.

No further information beside the issuing of the warrant of arrest has been made available.

Many have, however, since taken to Twitter following the news to express their absolute amusement. Some feel that it is time Mugabe was brought to book for her crime while others question whether the warrant of arrest will materialize into an actual arrest.











Veteran South African Journalist Karima Brown Has Died

Tributes have been pouring in for journalist, political commentator and activist, Karima Brown, who has recently passed away from COVID-19.

Veteran South African journalist, political commentator and activist, Karima Brown has passed away. Brown had previously been admitted to hospital after contracting COVID-19 and was undergoing treatment over the past couple of weeks. Unfortunately, she lost her battle with the disease earlier this morning. Tributes have been pouring in from media colleagues, friends, politicians and ordinary South Africans since news of Brown's death emerged.

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Watch Davido Perform 'Assurance' & 'Jowo' On Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Nigerian superstar performed for the late night American TV show.

Davido stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to give viewers a lively performance.

Backed by a full band, the Nigerian superstar kicked things off by playing A Good Time single "Assurance," which will reportedly be featured in the Coming 2 America soundtrack. After a quick interlude and set change—a king's throne appeared onstage—Davido and his band went into a medley of "Jowo," his A Better Time single.

Davido's been busy this year as he recently shared the music video for A Better Time's "The Best" alongside Mayorkun, was featured in the remix of Focalistic's "Ke Star," and collaborated with Teni on "For You."

Watch Davido's Jimmy Kimmel live performance of "Assurance" and "Jowo (Medley) below.

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Opinion: Nollywood & the Imminent Second Coming of Queer Cinema

An exploration of queer representation and misrepresentation in Nollywood, jaded stereotypes and what the future of queer cinema in Nollywood could look like.

In a scene from Daniel Orhiari's 2018 psychological thriller Sylvia, Richard (Chris Attoh) and Obaro (Udoka Oyeka) are friends casually catching up while drinking at a bar. When Richard tells him that he's in love with a woman he's just met and intends to marry her, Obaro is relieved and chuckles. ''I was beginning to wonder, you know, if you were gay or something,'' he says. While Richard looks incredulous and rejects the notion, the scene devolves into both a commentary and cautionary tale about married gay men in Lagos sleeping with their houseboys, reinforcing the idea that homosexuality is synonymous with paedophilia.

The homophobia in the scene becomes truly apparent when the bartender, having heard their conversation, slips his phone number towards Obaro after Richard leaves. Although Obaro had told his friend he has nothing against gay people, he shows disdain towards the bartender and flees the bar. Queer representation may be non-existent in Nollywood, but pockets of homophobia like this have showed up in the works of overzealous filmmakers, as shown in Ramsey Nouah's Living in Bondage: Breaking Free (2019) where the male protagonist was assumed to be gay after he indicated interest in a woman.

Nollywood is a microcosm of the larger virulently homophobic Nigerian society, but queer cinema had somewhat thrived around the early 2000's before flatlining into oblivion. This era followed the home video boom that began in the '90s, and was marked by slightly changing attitudes–or curiosity–about sex and sexuality. Soft pornography was consumed in the form of magazines (Hints) and other variants, glossy booklets with hardcore images were openly sold in shops, depicting women engaging in sexual acts with men or with themselves, and video porn was widely available in public spaces.

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