News Headlines – Mon 12 August 2019

News Headlines – Mon 12 August 2019


A 30 year old black American lady, Ruby Karyo,
has been practising ‘urine therapy’ since 19, and for the last 11 years she has never
looked back. She even sprays her own urine on her face
as part of her beauty practice. Ruby is a mother of one, and she said she
first realised the benefits of rubbing urine on her face when her dad told her about it. Her dad told her to use her own urine on her
face and body if she wants to be a beauty queen. Ruby is not in the urine therapy alone. She said her boyfriend, Brian Offenburger,
56, is also feeling the power of urine, and has been drinking it to cure his baldness. In just two months, she says it has caused
his hair to start growing back. The former glorious Public Protector, Thuli
Madonsela, continues to lead by example, and she inspire hope in many South Africans even
after leaving office. On Women’s Day, she conquered Mount Kilimanjaro
together with Lexis Nexis members, and Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang. It was part of the TrekforMandela initiative,
which is in partnership with Caring4Girls, a programme which supports young women by
raising funds for sanitary pads. Madonsela, through her foundation ThuMa, said
the biggest lesson she learnt was to “conquer the mountain within us” in pursuit of social
justice and by doing this, inspire young women to do the same. On Monday 12 August 2019, President Cyril
Ramaphosa interdicted the entire report of the Public Protector Advocate, Busisiwe Mkhwebane,
on his 500,000 rand Bosasa donation, pending his review application in the North Gauteng
High Court in Pretoria. In her report, Mkhwebane came to the conclusion
that there was merit to allegations of money laundering, based on the facts before her. A new battle ground has been facilitated by
the recent dissolution of the ANC Youth League leadership. Factional battles in the ANC is harming the
soul of the organisation in the run-up to the National General Council next year, and
the party’s elective conference in 2022. Supporters of President Cyril Ramaphosa, and
those aligned to ANC Secretary-General, Ace Magashule, are scrambling for the control
of the Youth League, which has been stagnated in the last few years. The composition of the new National Youth
Task Team, NYTT, mostly made up of leaders who are above the league cut-off age of 35,
has become the new battle ground for factions in the ruling party. The task team is dominated by leaders who
are believed to be sympathetic to Magashule. Ramaphosa’s backers fear that the league would
be used as a hostile element against him, going to the national general council in July
next year. It is believed that the faction that gains
an upper hand in the team would determine its leadership at the conference by no later
than January, and therefore, control the league going forward. On Thursday 08 August 2019, a group of youth
league members, who pushed for the disbandment of the previous leadership, wrote through
their lawyers to Magashule, to express their unhappiness with the composition of the NYTT. On Monday 12 August 2019, former president
Jacob Zuma took to Twitter to express his opinion on the ongoing political turmoil currently
blowing in South Africa. However, as sneaky and smart as he has always
been, Zuma chose not to be direct, but instead used cryptic Zulu idiomatic expressions, to
make his point, thus making it difficult to tell the victim of his attack. Tweeting from his official account, which
he created in November 2018, Zuma used three pieces of Zulu idiomatic expressions in one
tweet, to launch his attack. The first statement is translated as meaning,
“Good people, things are bad. Everything is falling apart”. The second statements means, “the valley
is facing the wind”. In ancient times, mainly because of their
nomadic pastoralism, Bantus were against building households in valleys that are vulnerable
to destructive winds, or facing the direction of the wind. By saying this, Zuma was apparently saying
that there is someone who has been left vulnerable to attack and embarrassment. Finally, the third statement is translated
as, “someone was about to pay a heavy price for his or her past actions”. The tweet sparked a frenzy, minutes after
it was posted. Two hours after it was posted, the tweet was
retweeted 1534 times and liked 3184 times. It also sparked a debate with others saying
Zuma correctly interpreted the country’s prevailing political situation, and it was time for some
people to face the consequences of their political actions. Illegal and undocumented foreign nationals
who were arrested on Wednesday 07 August 2019, will be sent to the Lindela Repatriation Centre
on the orders of the Johannesburg Magistrates Court. More than 600 foreign nationals were taken
in, during police raids in the Johannesburg CBD. The joint operation between the South African
Police Service, Johannesburg Metro Police Department, and South African Revenue Service
customs officials, resulted in the confiscation of illegal goods and illegal firearms. During last week’s raids, officials discovered
that 459 of those arrested were in the country illegally. Their cases were being heard in three different
courtrooms because of their large numbers and separated by their nationalities. Those who were found to have entered the country
illegally will be sent to the Lindela Repatriation Centre, where they will be kept for a month
before being deported back to their respective countries. Meanwhile, the seven police officers who were
also arrested last week after the raids were expected to appear before a magistrate on
Monday 12 August 2019. Five of them were caught allegedly trying
to resell confiscated goods to the traders. The other two were accused of leaking information
about the operations before they were carried out. Please check in the description box for the
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