Regarding convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius, almost everyone has had “an egg to lay”, as the Afrikaans expression goes. I purposefully tried to avoid his trial and its attendant hype, as it displayed once more the painful and colonial stupidity of … Read the rest
Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on protesting crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family.
Four residents were injured in the clashes that flared … Read the rest
As part of South Africa’s ongoing spate of black-on-white violence, a Pretoria court heard yesterday how a black house robber told a white Afrikaner woman: “You’re a rich, white bitch. Sex is nicer with a white woman.” Then he proceeded … Read the rest
This weekend protest and looting in Ferguson, St Louis, Missouri, left broken glass and at least one burned-out building.
Officer Brian Schellman of the St. Louis County police said two officers were injured overnight Sunday — one was hit by … Read the rest
Riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets late Sunday to restrain a group of vandals who disturbed a peaceful rally celebrating Argentina’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.
Parents with small children … Read the rest
Think about that for a moment. More than 500 murders in 2012, and approximately 150 so far this year. 75% of the victims are Black. And most of it is Black on Black violence. Gang violence. Drug related violence. Crimes … Read the rest
RT’s camera crews have been fired upon by rioters as they tried to film the escalating violence on Kiev’s Independent Square. Armed protesters have taken control of Hotel Ukraine, trapping members of the RT crew inside.
“We were just shot … Read the rest
Limpopo police spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi confirmed that … Read the rest
The man, who calls himself “Mad Dog”, was in … Read the rest
Five people, including a sangoma, were killed allegedly by community members in Khutsong near Carletonville on the West Rand on Sunday, Gauteng police said.
“We are still monitoring the situation, but it is very quiet,” Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.
On Thursday, … Read the rest
Violence erupted when black pupils from a Pretoria West school attacked a group from Langenhoven High School on Wednesday, leaving at least four pupils critically injured.
One was rushed to … Read the rest
They arrested 27 of them for public violence and malicious damage to property, Captain Stephen Thakeng said.… Read the rest
by Dan Roodt
My first question upon reading this sorry little ego trip from a Daily Maverick columnist who obviously thinks she deserves the Nobel prize for literature in a … Read the rest