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WATCH: Somizi Breaks Silence After Being Slapped With Criminal Charges

Somizi Slapped With Criminal Charges South African television star Somizi Mhlongo has broken his silence following his recent scandalous lockdown extension comments. Somgagaga, as he is affectionately known by his fans all over, grabbed headlines on Thursday after unofficially announcing that the country’s nationwide lockdown would be extended, moments before President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the extension. In doing this, the SA Idols judge violated lockdown regulations and has since been slapped with criminal charges by Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula whom he alleged informed him of the development. The TV star took to his official social media account on Friday afternoon and apologised for his actions, adding that he was ready to suffer the consequences of his actions. ‘Whatever legal...

Yanomami Indigenous teen with coronavirus dies in Brazil

A Yanomami teen has died after testing positive for the new coronavirus, health officials said on Friday, raising fears that the pandemic will spread among the largest Indigenous tribe in northern Brazil. Alvanei Xirixan, 15, died on Thursday night in intensive care in the main hospital of Boa Vista, capital of Roraima state, according to the local Indigenous health service Dsei attached to the Ministry of Health. More: Anthropologists and health experts warn that coronavirus could have devastating effects on Brazil’s 850,000 Indigenous people who are vulnerable to external diseases and whose lifestyle in tribal villages rules out social distancing. More than 26,000 Yanomami live on Brazil’s border with Venezuela on a reservation the size of Portugal. Their lands have been inva...

What happens if you catch the new coronavirus?

A new coronavirus that emerged in China late last year has spread to at least 184 countries on six continents, with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring the outbreak of the pathogen a pandemic.  The death toll from the virus has surged past 100,000 and the number of reported cases is 1.65 million globally, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. More than 368,000 have so far recovered. More: As fear has spread, scientists and researchers around the world have ramped up efforts to understand the new virus and how it affects the human body. Currently there is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease. Here is what we know about the coronavirus and the highly infectious respiratory disease it causes, COVID-19, and what happens if you are infected. ‘Varying ...

Coronavirus: All you need to know in 500 words

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the new coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China, a global pandemic.  As of April 10, the global death toll surpassed 100,000 amid 1.65 million cases. More than 368,000 people have recovered from the disease worldwide, according to the data collected by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States. More: Here is what you need to know: What is a coronavirus? The coronavirus family causes illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), according to the WHO. They circulate in animals and some can be transmitted between animals and humans. Several coronaviruses are circulating in animals that ha...

Ginimbi Spices Up Lockdown, Holds R5000 ‘Twerk Or Treat’ Competition

Ginimbi Holds  R5000 Twerking Competition Ginimbi Holds  R5000 Twerking Competition Flamboyant businessman Genius Kadungure, who is better known as Ginimbi by his followers and associates, has decided to spice up the national lockdown. Ginimbi is holding a twerking competition, which he has termed “Twerk or Treat” in which the winner of the competition will walk away with R5 000 prize money. The twerking competition will be held on live Instagram GTV. It seems that GTV refers to Ginimbi’s two Instagram accounts, @ginimbi and @therealginimbi. The twerking competition is starting today, Friday 10th April 2020. However, the specific time for when the competition will start is yet to be advised. Part of the promotional poster for the competition reads, TWERK OR TREAT Starting Friday ...

Watch: Zodwa Wabantu Shows Off Mouth Watering Sexy Dance Moves, Misses Getting Naked In ‘Public’

Zodwa Wabantu Misses Getting Naked In ‘Public’ Popular South African entertainer and entrepreneur  Zodwa Wabantu who is also known as the queen of Vosho because of her slick dance moves has opened up on what she misses the most during the lockdown. She recently revealed that she misses getting naked for her fans, something she hasn’t been able to do because of the nationwide lockdown. However, this does not come as much of a surprise as she has become a household name through her raunchy dance moves she usually performs wearing skimpy outfits. The dance queen who is definitely no stranger to controversy but thrives from it made the sensational remarks on her official social media account, sending her fans into a frenzy. In a video which she posted and was accompanied by the caption, ‘...

‘Handiperi Zvekumhanya’ – Mbudziyadhura Actor Still In The Game

Mbudziyadhura Actor Still In The Game…Opens Up On Upcoming Projects Actor Blessing Chimhowa who featured as Mbudziyadhura in the comic drama, “Gringo Ndiani?”has been away from the public eye lately and people have been wondering if the actor still has it in him. Gringo played by Lazarus Boora And Blessing Chimhowa who plays Mbudziyadhura Chimhowa last made an appearance last year in  social media sitcom called “Special Class”,. Chimhowa told the Herald Arts that people should expect to see him more in the next couple of months.  “I am still around, I will not really say that I was away,” he said. “I am enjoying my craft as always. I am at home with my beautiful wife Agnes and our children. Last year I worked on two main projects ‘Special Class’ He said he had been doing special ...

‘Single Is Better!” Bev’s Marriage Falls Apart As Hubby Accuses Her Of Stealing From Him

Bev’s Marriage Falls Apart As Hubby Accuses Her Of Stealing From Him Raunchy dancer, Beverly Sibanda’s marriage seems to be on the rocks, barely 4 months when she said ‘I do’ to UK based doctor Melusi Mufudzi Chambuka. A frustrated Chambuka went on social media and to vent out about his marital woes and accused Bev of allegedly stealing from him. When wife lies to you using another man to steal from family account surely nokuti Zuze akaba chingwa chevarungu and horomori inot*ndira mutsime. Single it’s better! Bev’s Marriage Falls Apart The post seems to have been privatized now, but the screenshot grabbing social media FBI had already done the Lord’s work. Bev shocked many after she pulled up a surprise court wedding with Chambuka, despite not having sharing their romance and courtship onl...

WATCH: Masvingo Businessman Cheating Saga… Woman Involved Gives Her Side Of The Story

Masvingo Businessman Cheating Saga… Woman Involved Speaks Out From left to right, popular businessman Taurai ‘Bucho’ Madzwiti, Anele Makhiwa and Tatenda Gwatidzo Anele Makhiwa, the woman who was named and shamed in a cheating saga with a Masvingo businessman has given her side of the story Anele was caught in the eye of the storm after her ex boyfriend Tatenda Gwatidzo, stormed, guns blazing at a Gweru lodge where she was reportedly cozying up to a prominent Masvingo businessman, Taurai Mudzwiti popularly known as Bucho. She was said to be in a relationship with the married Bucho and on that particular day she was said to have been booked up inside the Gweru lodge so she could have se_xual relations with him. After a jilted Gwatidzo dropped videos of the whole incident, which he recorded, ...

Confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide top 1.5m: Live updates

The United Kingdom’s coronavirus death toll rose by 881 in 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 7,978. Meanwhile, Spain on Thursday reported 683 additional deaths, a lower number compared to the previous two days, while the United States for a second straight day recorded nearly 2,000 fatalities. More: There are now more than 1.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus around the world. More than 89,900 people have died and more than 339,000 have recovered. Here are the latest updates. Thursday, April 9 17: 45 GMT – Africa CDC slams French doctors’ ‘racist, disgusting’ vaccine comments The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has strongly condemed the “very disgusting comments” made ...

Partisan battle over US coronavirus aid for small businesses

The United States Senate on Thursday failed to push through an additional $250bn of aid intended to help small businesses cope with the economic toll of the new coronavirus pandemic as Democrats and Republicans blocked each other’s proposals. Democrats objected to a Republican measure for $250bn to beef up emergency loans to small businesses, saying they would back the bill only if it had strings attached and was coupled with a similar amount for hospitals, local governments and food assistance. Republicans objected to the Democratic initiative, saying only the money in a small business loan programme was at risk of running out now and needed to be replenished. More: “To my Democratic colleagues, please – please – do not block emergency aid you do not even oppose ju...

Uganda faces food shortage as coronavirus disrupts locust fight

Kampala, Uganda – Farmers in Uganda are bracing for a fresh onslaught of desert locusts after two swarms entered the country from neighbouring Kenya last week, threatening to destroy crops and intensify hunger amid the struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Countries across East Africa are battling the worst locust outbreak in decades, with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warning on Wednesday that the situation remained “extremely alarming” as hopper bands and an increasing number of new swarms form in parts of the region. “This represents an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods because it coincides with the beginning of the long rains and the planting season,” it said on Wednesday. More: In Uganda, the ...