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Caster Semenya puts controversies aside to break own record in Paris

5 months ago

- Caster Semenya broke her own 800m South African record at the IAAF Diamond League in Paris on Saturday

- South Africa’s golden girl put recent controversies behind her in emphatic style

- Semenya clocked the fourth fastest ever time by a female athlete in the event when she finished with a time of 1:55.16

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Caster Semenya has brushed aside controversies and fights with the IAAF to break her own South African 800m record. Semenya ran a time of 1:54.25 at the IAAF Diamond League event in Paris on Saturday, the fourth fastest ever time by a female athlete.

Her time was under a second away from the 35-year old world record of 1:53.28 which is held by Jarmila Kratochvilova.

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Semenya is currently engaged in a legal bid to have the IAAF’s new ruling on testosterone levels in certain female athletes declared unlawful.

Briefly.co.za gathered that if the IAAF’s ruling is introduced on 1 November 2018, Semenya and other ‘hyper-androgynous’ female athletes will be forced to undergo chemical treatment to lower their natural testosterone levels.

Semenya has challenged the introduction of the new rule with the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). She argues that the ruling is in breach of the IAAF’s own anti-discrimination charter.

Sport24.com reported that Semenya made her debut at the Paris event on Saturday.

Athletics South Africa (ASA) has thrown its support behind Semenya and recently told the IAAF that it would support Semenya on the grounds that the rule discriminates against certain female athletes on the basis of natural physical characteristics and/or gender.

Semenya has been unbeaten in the 800m event since 2015 when she failed to qualify for the finals of the World Championship in Beijing.

READ ALSO: Judge rules in favour of Ajax Cape Town, throws PSL standings into chaos

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Judge rules in favour of Ajax Cape Town, throws PSL standings into chaos

5 months ago

- A judge has ruled in favour of Ajax Cape Town who challenged the ruling by the PSL arbitrator which docked the club points and relegated the club

- The ruling effectively restore Ajax to 15th on the PSL log and has a massive impact on other clubs

- The PSL will have to either replay the relegation/promotion playoffs or expand the PSL to 18 teams next season

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Ajax Cape Town has been reinstated to 15th in the Premier Soccer League, this comes after Judge Denise Fisher set aside a ruling by the PSL’s arbitrator Advocate William Mokhari. The ruling cost Ajax valuable points and caused the team to be relegated to the National First Division.

Advocate Mokhari docked points from Ajax Cape Town and awarded these points to Platinum Stars‚ SuperSport United and Polokwane City.

READ ALSO: Orlando Pirates legend Lucky Lekgwathi hopeful team will win silverware this year

The ruling came after the PSL found that Ajax had fielded an ineligible player when Tendai Ndoro took to the field early in the PSL season.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the matter is not over yet as it has now been referred to FIFA. Judge Fisher ruled that the FIFA Player Status Committee would have to look into the matter and make the final ruling.

SowetanLive.com reported that the ruling has thrown the upcoming PSL season into chaos. The PSL will now have to either expand the competition to 18 teams or replay the promotion/relegation playoffs.

If the playoffs are replayed Black Leopards will likely launch a court challenge which could throw the 3 August start date out of the window.

READ ALSO: Senzo Meyiwa tribute match overshadowed by player payment chaos

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RAF rents chairs for R1 666 pm while motorists fund broke organisation

5 months ago

- The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has a contract which sees it paying R1 666 per office chair

- The RAF pays around R500 000 for 300 office chairs at its Pretoria office

- The company receives almost all of its funding through the petrol levy which is currently at R1.93 per litre and will increase when fuel prices increase next week

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The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has approved a contract which sees the broke company paying R1 666 per office chair for its Menlyn, Pretoria headquarters. The contract is worth just under R500 000 per month for the rental of 300 office chairs.

What makes this particularly shocking is that the RAF is largely funded through the petrol levy which at the current price of fuel means motorists are forking out R1.93 per litre of fuel to fund the company. That number is set to rise next week when fuel prices are hiked yet again.

READ ALSO: Incredible South African athlete smashes her own world record by 13 seconds

The RAF currently has liabilities in excess of R190 billion which makes it technically insolvent. According to reports the RAF earlier tried to push through a R60 million furniture rental contract with the same company.

Briefly.co.za gathered that both the failed contract and the approved one were completed without completing due process and were never put through a proper tender process.

Despite receiving (at current prices) R1.93 for every litre of fuel sold in South Africa, the RAF recorded a R34.7 billion loss in the last financial year.

TimesLive.co.za reported that the RAF will receive more money from already cash-strapped motorists from next week when the price of petrol and diesel increases again.

The RAF has admitted that renting furniture did not make the best financial sense but argued it needed to do so in order to settle claims in a timely manner. This has resulted in a creditors book of around R8 billion.

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande dissolved the RAF’s board last week and said it was dysfunctional and affected by serious divisions and infighting.

The company which rents the chairs to the RAF has been flagged by the National Treasury after it attempted to enter a similar deal with Eskom.

In that proposed deal, the power utility would have paid R24 million to purchase just over 9 000 chairs when an inspection revealed it only needed 500 chairs.

READ ALSO: Orlando Pirates legend Lucky Lekgwathi hopeful team will win silverware this year

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RAF rents chairs for R1 666 pm while motorists fund broke organisation

5 months ago

- The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has a contract which sees it paying R1 666 per office chair

- The RAF pays around R500 000 for 300 office chairs at its Pretoria office

- The company receives almost all of its funding through the petrol levy which is currently at R1.93 per litre and will increase when fuel prices increase next week

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The Road Accident Fund (RAF) has approved a contract which sees the broke company paying R1 666 per office chair for its Menlyn, Pretoria headquarters. The contract is worth just under R500 000 per month for the rental of 300 office chairs.

What makes this particularly shocking is that the RAF is largely funded through the petrol levy which at the current price of fuel means motorists are forking out R1.93 per litre of fuel to fund the company. That number is set to rise next week when fuel prices are hiked yet again.

READ ALSO: Incredible South African athlete smashes her own world record by 13 seconds

The RAF currently has liabilities in excess of R190 billion which makes it technically insolvent. According to reports the RAF earlier tried to push through a R60 million furniture rental contract with the same company.

Briefly.co.za gathered that both the failed contract and the approved one were completed without completing due process and were never put through a proper tender process.

Despite receiving (at current prices) R1.93 for every litre of fuel sold in South Africa, the RAF recorded a R34.7 billion loss in the last financial year.

TimesLive.co.za reported that the RAF will receive more money from already cash-strapped motorists from next week when the price of petrol and diesel increases again.

The RAF has admitted that renting furniture did not make the best financial sense but argued it needed to do so in order to settle claims in a timely manner. This has resulted in a creditors book of around R8 billion.

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande dissolved the RAF’s board last week and said it was dysfunctional and affected by serious divisions and infighting.

The company which rents the chairs to the RAF has been flagged by the National Treasury after it attempted to enter a similar deal with Eskom.

In that proposed deal, the power utility would have paid R24 million to purchase just over 9 000 chairs when an inspection revealed it only needed 500 chairs.

READ ALSO: Orlando Pirates legend Lucky Lekgwathi hopeful team will win silverware this year

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Man who went on a racist rant on Facebook appears in court 2 years later

5 months ago

- 2 years ago Velaphi Khumalo went on a racist rant on Facebook, saying he wants to "cleanse this country of all white people"

- Khumalo faces the Equity Court on Monday and will be held accountable for his comments

- It is expected that Khumalo will be given jail time

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Velaphi Khumalo went on a rant on social media in 2016, calling for the genocide of white people in South Africa.

Khumalo posted a comment on Facebook that he wants white people to be treated in the same way the Jews were during the Holocaust.

Now, 2 years later, Khumalo faces the Equality Court on Monday.

Man who went on a racist rant on Facebook appears in court 2 years later

Screengrab of Khumalo's comment on Facebook (Image Source: Briefly News)

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He will have to answer to a charge of crimen injuria - a crime under South African common law, defined as the act of "unlawfully, intentionally and seriously impairing the dignity of another."

A total of 19 complaints have been laid against Khumalo at the South African Human Rights Commission.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that Khumalo posted to Facebook stating that he wants South Africa to have no white people. He went on to state that "the country must be cleansed just as Hitler did to the Jews as he believes that all white people are racist,".

Racist outbursts are being taken on more and more in recent times. Vicky Momberg was held accountable for her comments and sent to prison for 2 years, as reported on by Briefly.co.za.

The 49-year-old real estate agent was handed a three-year sentence by the Randburg Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on Wednesday. One year was suspended on condition that she is not found guilty of a similar crime within the next three years.

It is expected that Khumalo could face a sentence similar to that of Momberg.

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Orlando Pirates legend Lucky Lekgwathi hopeful team will win silverware this year

5 months ago

- Orlando Pirates legend Lucky Lekgwathi hopes the Buccaneers will end its trophy drought

- Lekgwathi was the last Pirates captain to win silverware when he lifted the Nedbank Cup in 2014

- The club has come close to honours since 2014, having made the finals of the 2015 CAF Champions Cup and both the 2015 and 2016 Nedbank Cup

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Orlando Pirates legend Lucky Lekgwathi is hopeful that the glamour club can end its trophy drought which stretches back to the 2014 Nedbank Cup final. Lekgwathi was the last Orlando Pirates captain to win silverware for the club when the side won the 2014 Nedbank Cup.

Lekgwathi said he is sad to be remembered as the last captain of the Buccanneers to have won a trophy and hopes the team will be able to take the next step and win some silverware in the upcoming 2018/19 season.

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Lekgwathi is remembered as a legend of the club in part because he led the team during a golden period in which the club completed the ‘Double Treble’ of winning the Premier Soccer League (PSL), Nedbank Cup and the MTN8 from 2010 to 2012.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the ‘Double Treble’ achieved by the Buccaneers marks the first time the treble has been achieved since the start of the current PSL-era. Kaizer Chiefs was the last team to achieve the treble in 1992 when the league was still in a different form.

Kickoff.co.za reported that since Lekgwathi’s retirement at the start of the 2015/16 PSL season Orlando Pirates have come heartbreakingly close to winning silverware, but have always had to play the bridesmaid in finals.

The team made it to the 2015 CAF Confederations Cup final but lost out to Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia. The Buccaneers also twice lost the Nedbank Cup final against SuperSport United in 2016 and 2017.

Lekgwathi is optimistic that the current squad has enough firepower to finally end its trophy drought and says he believes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic and his assistant Rhulani Mokwena are will lead the team to victory.

Lekgwathi said he believed the side showed great promise during the 2017/18 season and believed the way they played and trained under Sredojevic would bear fruit in the new season. He said he believed the team would win something this season.

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VBS Saga: Directors send Venda King Toni Ramabulana a cattle herd as gift

5 months ago

- VBS Mutual Bank has been accused of dipping into the bank clients' money to fund their luxury lifestyles

- Venda King Toni Ramabulana has been linked to these accusations

- Directors of VBS has gifted the king with a herd of cattle to apologise for the embarrassment to him and his family

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The VBS Mutual bank has been making negative headlines for a while now, and it doesn't seem to be anywhere near done.

Directors of VBS gave Venda King Toni Ramabulana a herd of cattle. Apparently, it was chosen to serve as an apology for embarrassing the King and his family.

The King's name was linked to the recent problems VBS has been experiencing.

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Vele Investments wishes to formally apologise to the king and his royal family and the entire VhaVenda nation for what they are going through as a result of the negative publicity.

The Sunday Times reports that the king's office stated he is not a businessman and that he would not refuse gifts from his subjects. The king would not ask where the gifts come from either.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that of the R1.5 billion that VBS is accused of using, a large part of this money went to funding the luxurious lifestyles of Vhavenda King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana and other executives.

The R1.5 billion was municipal money invested in the bank - now it's gone. Some of the expenses covered for by VBS bank include expensive shopping sprees, private helicopters, loans, and many luxury cars.

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The Reserve Bank placed VBS Mutual Bank under curatorship earlier this year, according to reports by BusinessTech.

Briefly.co.za learned that king Ramabulana was given a salary of R310 000 a month from Vele Investments. This money was deposited into the king's VBS Mutual Bank account.

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VBS Saga: Bank directors send Venda King Toni Ramabulana cattle gift

5 months ago

- VBS Mutual Bank has been accused of dipping into the bank clients' money to fund their luxury lifestyles

- Venda King Toni Ramabulana has been linked to these accusations

- Directors of VBS has gifted the king with a herd of cattle to apologise for the embarrassment to him and his family

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The VBS Mutual bank has been making negative headlines for a while now, and it doesn't seem to be anywhere near done.

Directors of VBS gave Venda King Toni Ramabulana a herd of cattle. Apparently, it was chosen to serve as an apology for embarrassing the King and his family.

The King's name was linked to the recent problems VBS has been experiencing.

READ ALSO: Mom appeals to tweeps to help her disabled son get a wheelchair

Vele Investments wishes to formally apologise to the king and his royal family and the entire VhaVenda nation for what they are going through as a result of the negative publicity.

The Sunday Times reports that the king's office stated he is not a businessman and that he would not refuse gifts from his subjects. The king would not ask where the gifts come from either.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that of the R1.5 billion that VBS is accused of using, a large part of this money went to funding the luxurious lifestyles of Vhavenda King Toni Mphephu Ramabulana and other executives.

The R1.5 billion was municipal money invested in the bank - now it's gone. Some of the expenses covered for by VBS bank include expensive shopping sprees, private helicopters, loans, and many luxury cars.

READ ALSO: 8-year-old genius heads to university after completing high school

The Reserve Bank placed VBS Mutual Bank under curatorship earlier this year, according to reports by BusinessTech.

Briefly.co.za learned that king Ramabulana was given a salary of R310 000 a month from Vele Investments. This money was deposited into the king's VBS Mutual Bank account.

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Incredible South African athlete smashes her own world record by 13 seconds

5 months ago

- Louzanne Coetzee smashed her own T11 (totally blind) 5000m World record by 13.97 seconds

- Coetzee competed in the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Berlin over the weekend

- Shen also set a new African T11 800m African record during the event

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Louzanne Coetzee has etched her name among the greats of para-athletes. The South African smashed her own T11 (completely blind) 5000m World record by an amazing 13.92 seconds when she ran a time of 18m,00s,34.

Coetzee also set a new T11 African 800m African record with a time of 2m25s. For those wondering how someone who is completely blind takes place in a running event, each athlete has a guide which holds their hand during the race.

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Since the 2012 London Paralympic Games, guides have also received medals and have been allowed to appear on the podium alongside their ‘blind partner’. This was implemented because in most cases the guide trains with the athlete and dedicates much of their time to helping their ‘partner’ achieve greatness.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Coetzee started her para-athletics career in 2012 when she enrolled at the University of Free State in Bloemfontein.

Hard work and dedication led to her being selected to represent South Africa at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Coetzee took part in the T11 1500m. Although she did not win any medals she did impress many with her potential.

Goodthingsguy.com reported that in 2017 Coetzee really hit her straps and set a new T11 5000m record which stood until she broke it this weekend.

She started training later in her first year after close friends coaxed and encouraged her to take part in trails and to give track running a go.

Coetzee’s friends say she is outgoing, bubbly, loves taking on challenges and lives each day to its fullest potential.

Coetzee has never used her blindness as an excuse and has excelled in various endeavours. She matriculated in 2011 as one of the top students in the Western Cape.

READ ALSO: Parts of Cape Town flooded after recent heavy rains

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Incredible South African athlete smashes her own world record by 13 seconds

5 months ago

- Louzanne Coetzee smashed her own T11 (totally blind) 5000m World record by 13.97 seconds

- Coetzee competed in the World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Berlin over the weekend

- Shen also set a new African T11 800m African record during the event

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Louzanne Coetzee has etched her name among the greats of para-athletes. The South African smashed her own T11 (completely blind) 5000m World record by an amazing 13.92 seconds when she ran a time of 18m,00s,34.

Coetzee also set a new T11 African 800m African record with a time of 2m25s. For those wondering how someone who is completely blind takes place in a running event, each athlete has a guide which holds their hand during the race.

READ ALSO: Pogba's gesture to Messi after Argentina's devastating loss to France leaves football fans awed

Since the 2012 London Paralympic Games, guides have also received medals and have been allowed to appear on the podium alongside their ‘blind partner’. This was implemented because in most cases the guide trains with the athlete and dedicates much of their time to helping their ‘partner’ achieve greatness.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Coetzee started her para-athletics career in 2012 when she enrolled at the University of Free State in Bloemfontein.

Hard work and dedication led to her being selected to represent South Africa at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games. Coetzee took part in the T11 1500m. Although she did not win any medals she did impress many with her potential.

Goodthingsguy.com reported that in 2017 Coetzee really hit her straps and set a new T11 5000m record which stood until she broke it this weekend.

She started training later in her first year after close friends coaxed and encouraged her to take part in trails and to give track running a go.

Coetzee’s friends say she is outgoing, bubbly, loves taking on challenges and lives each day to its fullest potential.

Coetzee has never used her blindness as an excuse and has excelled in various endeavours. She matriculated in 2011 as one of the top students in the Western Cape.

READ ALSO: Parts of Cape Town flooded after recent heavy rains

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Parts of Cape Town flooded after recent heavy rains

5 months ago

- Cape Town experienced heavy rainfall and various areas were flooded as a result; the City remains on high alert

- No serious injuries were reported during the latest floods, but citizens are cautioned to be careful

- The rainfall is expected to clear during the afternoon and spread to KwaZulu-Natal

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Water was rushing down Cape Town streets on Sunday after heavy rains. While the water is most welcome after the recent drought problems, nature caused havoc for Capetonians.

Informal settlements in Cape Town were hit hard by floods. Affected settlements included Atlantis, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Macassar, Maitland, and Philippi.

The City of Cape Town reported that heavy downpours have affected various roads across the city.

The Roads and Stormwater Department is working hard to clear the roads.

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Other areas reported affected were Elsies River, Goodwood, Hanover Park, Parow, Ravensmead, Somerset West, Uitsig, and Woodstock.

According to reports by The Daily Sun, the City is handing out flood kits to citizens, just in case.

Briefly.co.za learned that the frosty cold front that hit Cape Town is expected to clear up by Tuesday. Rainfall will clear soon in the Western Cape, and spread to KwaZulu-Natal by Monday evening.

No one has been reported injured and no serious damage is believed to have been sustained during the heavy rainfall and flooding.

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Parts of Cape Town flooded after recent heavy rains

5 months ago

- Cape Town experienced heavy rainfall and various areas were flooded as a result; the City remains on high alert

- No serious injuries were reported during the latest floods, but citizens are cautioned to be careful

- The rainfall is expected to clear during the afternoon and spread to KwaZulu-Natal

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Water was rushing down Cape Town streets on Sunday after heavy rains. While the water is most welcome after the recent drought problems, nature caused havoc for Capetonians.

Informal settlements in Cape Town were hit hard by floods. Affected settlements included Atlantis, Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Kraaifontein, Macassar, Maitland, and Philippi.

The City of Cape Town reported that heavy downpours have affected various roads across the city.

The Roads and Stormwater Department is working hard to clear the roads.

READ ALSO: Tweep highlights the VBS banking plight in relation to real people suffering

Other areas reported affected were Elsies River, Goodwood, Hanover Park, Parow, Ravensmead, Somerset West, Uitsig, and Woodstock.

According to reports by The Daily Sun, the City is handing out flood kits to citizens, just in case.

Briefly.co.za learned that the frosty cold front that hit Cape Town is expected to clear up by Tuesday. Rainfall will clear soon in the Western Cape, and spread to KwaZulu-Natal by Monday evening.

No one has been reported injured and no serious damage is believed to have been sustained during the heavy rainfall and flooding.

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Jacob Zuma's son dies suddenly at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg

5 months ago

- South Africa's former president is reported to have lost a son on the 1st of July 2018

- It is not known what the cause of death is, only that Vusi Zuma passed away after a short illness

- The Zuma family will reportedly release details later

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Late on Sunday evening, South Africans learned that one of former president Jacob Zuma's sons passed away at the Milpark Hospital in Joburg.

The Citizen reports that Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma (25) died at the hospital after a short illness.

It is not known at the time what illness struck the young man so suddenly.

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Briefly.co.za gathered that Vusi was admitted to the Milpark Hospital only a few days ago.

Vusi was born to the former president from his late wife Kate - who committed suicide in 2000.

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Kate bore Zuma 5 children, including the twins Duduzile and Duduzane.

Vusi was not fond of the spotlight and kept away from the media.

Further details on the young man's passing and the funeral will be released by the Zuma family later.

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Jacob Zuma's son dies suddenly at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg

5 months ago

- South Africa's former president is reported to have lost a son on the 1st of July 2018

- It is not known what the cause of death is, only that Vusi Zuma passed away after a short illness

- The Zuma family will reportedly release details later

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Late on Sunday evening, South Africans learned that one of former president Jacob Zuma's sons passed away at the Milpark Hospital in Joburg.

The Citizen reports that Vusi Nhlakanipho Zuma (25) died at the hospital after a short illness.

It is not known at the time what illness struck the young man so suddenly.

READ ALSO: Mbaks is keeping score in the battle between De Lille and Mazzone

Briefly.co.za gathered that Vusi was admitted to the Milpark Hospital only a few days ago.

Vusi was born to the former president from his late wife Kate - who committed suicide in 2000.

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Justice and Correctional Services minister airlifted to hospital after collapsing

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He was attending the funeral of Joyce Mashamba in Malamulele, Limpopo. She was the Agriculture and Rural Development MEC.

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Justice and Correctional Services minister airlifted to hospital after collapsing

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The Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha was rushed to hospital in a helicopter after he collapsed at a funeral in Limpopo.

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He was attending the funeral of Joyce Mashamba in Malamulele, Limpopo. She was the Agriculture and Rural Development MEC.

Briefly.co.za discovered that is it unclear as to why Masutha collapsed and is currently in hospital in Pretoria and according to the minister's spokesperson Mukoni Ratshitangahe is in a stable condition.

READ ALSO: Boity Thulo opens up about being a sangoma

Ratshitanga said that he and his team would keep South Africa informed about Masutha’s condition according to enca.com.

Masutha has been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1999. Before serving as the Justice and Correctional Services minister, Masutha served on various committees including Justice and Constitutional Development; Social Development; Rules Committee, Constitutional Review, Sub-committee on Review of Rules, Rules Sub-committee on Delegated Legislation and Committee on Constitutional Review.

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Justice and Correctional Services minister airlifted to hospital after collapsing

5 months ago

The Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha was rushed to hospital in a helicopter after he collapsed at a funeral in Limpopo.

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He was attending the funeral of Joyce Mashamba in Malamulele, Limpopo. She was the Agriculture and Rural Development MEC.

Briefly.co.za discovered that is it unclear as to why Masutha collapsed and is currently in hospital in Pretoria and according to the minister's spokesperson Mukoni Ratshitangahe is in a stable condition.

READ ALSO: Boity Thulo opens up about being a sangoma

Ratshitanga said that he and his team would keep South Africa informed about Masutha’s condition according to enca.com.

Masutha has been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1999. Before serving as the Justice and Correctional Services minister, Masutha served on various committees including Justice and Constitutional Development; Social Development; Rules Committee, Constitutional Review, Sub-committee on Review of Rules, Rules Sub-committee on Delegated Legislation and Committee on Constitutional Review.

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Justice and Correctional Services minister airlifted to hospital after collapsing

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The Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha was rushed to hospital in a helicopter after he collapsed at a funeral in Limpopo.

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He was attending the funeral of Joyce Mashamba in Malamulele, Limpopo. She was the Agriculture and Rural Development MEC.

Briefly.co.za discovered that is it unclear as to why Masutha collapsed and is currently in hospital in Pretoria and according to the minister's spokesperson Mukoni Ratshitangahe is in a stable condition.

READ ALSO: Boity Thulo opens up about being a sangoma

Ratshitanga said that he and his team would keep South Africa informed about Masutha’s condition according to enca.com.

Masutha has been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1999. Before serving as the Justice and Correctional Services minister, Masutha served on various committees including Justice and Constitutional Development; Social Development; Rules Committee, Constitutional Review, Sub-committee on Review of Rules, Rules Sub-committee on Delegated Legislation and Committee on Constitutional Review.

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Justice and Correctional Services minister airlifted to hospital after collapsing

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The Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha was rushed to hospital in a helicopter after he collapsed at a funeral in Limpopo.

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He was attending the funeral of Joyce Mashamba in Malamulele, Limpopo. She was the Agriculture and Rural Development MEC.

Briefly.co.za discovered that is it unclear as to why Masutha collapsed and is currently in hospital in Pretoria and according to the minister's spokesperson Mukoni Ratshitangahe is in a stable condition.

READ ALSO: Boity Thulo opens up about being a sangoma

Ratshitanga said that he and his team would keep South Africa informed about Masutha’s condition according to enca.com.

Masutha has been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1999. Before serving as the Justice and Correctional Services minister, Masutha served on various committees including Justice and Constitutional Development; Social Development; Rules Committee, Constitutional Review, Sub-committee on Review of Rules, Rules Sub-committee on Delegated Legislation and Committee on Constitutional Review.

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Justice and Correctional Services minister airlifted to hospital after collapsing

5 months ago

The Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha was rushed to hospital in a helicopter after he collapsed at a funeral in Limpopo.

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He was attending the funeral of Joyce Mashamba in Malamulele, Limpopo. She was the Agriculture and Rural Development MEC.

Briefly.co.za discovered that is it unclear as to why Masutha collapsed and is currently in hospital in Pretoria and according to the minister's spokesperson Mukoni Ratshitangahe is in a stable condition.

READ ALSO: Boity Thulo opens up about being a sangoma

Ratshitanga said that he and his team would keep South Africa informed about Masutha’s condition according to enca.com.

Masutha has been serving as a Member of Parliament since 1999. Before serving as the Justice and Correctional Services minister, Masutha served on various committees including Justice and Constitutional Development; Social Development; Rules Committee, Constitutional Review, Sub-committee on Review of Rules, Rules Sub-committee on Delegated Legislation and Committee on Constitutional Review.

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