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Inside Mpho Maboi and Reneilwe Letsholonyane’s traditional wedding

Mpho Maboi and Reneilwe Letsholonyane married

Sports anchor for SABC Sport Mpho Maboi and footballer Reneilwe Letsholonyane had their colourful traditional wedding over the weekend.

The long-time couple’s traditional wedding was a mixture of Tswana and Pedi cultures.

In one of the snapshots they shared on Instagram, they rocked Shweshwe blue and white layers. In another photo, they looked beautiful in Pedi-inspired traditional wear with bright pops of pink and yellow.

“The beginning of a lifelong journey… Thank you to all those who could make it to our celebration,” Maboi wrote on her Instagram account.

“I embrace all that my human comes with. Including his culture. Yesterday I was welcomed by my in-laws and got my new Setswana name (No I won’t share it here). He is mine and I am his (sic) A celebration of Love.”

Reneilwe Letsholonyane and Mpho Maboi

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Caster Semenya graduates from North West University

Caster Semenya graduates

Olympic medalist Caster Semenya has obtained a Sports Science qualification from North West University.

Semenya recently broke South African 1 000m record at the Athletix Grand Prix Series in Pretoria a few weeks ago.

The 35-year-old and her partner Violet Raseboya took to social media to share the great achievement. Violet couldn’t hide her pride and joy at her partner’s achievement.

“She builds and inspires others because she knows what it’s like to be torn down. Never give up in life no matter what. She is my inspiration,” Violet said in a post.

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David Beckham hangs out with South African celebrities

Lungile Radu and David Beckham

Football legend David Beckham is in Mzansi and some of our local celebrities got a chance to rub shoulders with him at the SA launch of whisky brand Haig Club in Johannesburg.

David Beckham is the international ambassador for the well-known single grain Scotch whisky, which has been around since 2014.

Among the South African celebs snapped with the famous soccer player was The Voice SA host Lungile Radu, Tshepi Vundla and Miss Lelo.

David Beckham and Tshepi Vundla

Speaking at the event, Beckham said “I am incredibly proud to have been part of the creation of Haig Club and to be working with Diageo in South Africa. It is such an amazing country. Raising a glass of Haig Club Clubman last night with everyone was truly special.”

David also shared a snap of himself at the launch on Instagram welcoming the drink to South Africa. He wrote: “Welcome to Haig Club South Africa.”

 

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Sue and JP Duminy are expecting second baby

Sue and JP Duminy are pregnant

International South African cricketer JP Duminy and his wife Sue Duminy are expecting their second baby together.

The couple shared the good news with their fans on Instagram.

Sue, who is Dubai with her husband, had supporters celebrating when shared the first photo of herself in a bikini with a baby bump clearly showing. The lifestyle blogger later shared another photo confirming that she is indeed expecting another little one.

Duminy and Sue already have a daughter together.

“Thank you for all the wishes. We are so excited to add another bundle of joy to the Duminy family!” Sue wrote.

Sue Duminy showing her baby bump

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Special Olympics proudly welcomes WWE’s Titus O’Neil to South Africa

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Special Olympics South Africa today proudly welcomed WWE Superstar Titus O’Neil to South Africa. Titus captained a Play Unified football team against South Africa’s Mark Fish’s Play Unified team at Unity College Special Needs School to show his support for the global social inclusion movement.

The event was part of the WWE media tour on radio and on television, WWE, Special Olympics Africa and Special Olympics South Africa were celebrating the global relationship between Special Olympics and WWE.

South Africa is the first country on the African continent to host a Play Unified event with WWE talent!

The event saw two the teams compete in a Unified Recreational event. Titus O’ Neil and Mark Fish were joined by Special Olympics South Africa athletes and Unified partners from the Gauteng provincial team, and Special Olympics South Africa ambassadors MMA athlete, Garreth “Soldierboy” McLellan and 7de Laan’s Andre Lotter and rap artist Preddy Ugly.

Special Olympics South Africa local supporters rap artist Gigi Lemanye, DJ Citi Lyts and Mrs South Africa and Mrs World 2016, Candice Abraham were on hand to support the teams.

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Orlando Pirates star Thabo Matlaba accused of beating a woman

Orlando Pirates star Thabo Matlaba

Orlando Pirates defender Thabo Matlaba has been accused of woman assault. According to reports found on Sunday World, the incident reportedly happened last year November but only came to light recently.

The paper reported that Thabo Matlaba hit and kicked a woman by the name of Naledi Shuping at Masingi’s tarven in Phomolong, Tembisa.

The woman opened a case of assault GBH against against him, but it was later struck off the roll.

Naledi claims Thabo hit her in the face with his fists, and then kicked her on her upper body. The fight allegedly happened after Thabo’s girlfriend started fighting with Naledi’s cousin.

A police spokesperson confirmed that Thabo was arrested on November 27 and appeared in the Tembisa Magistrate’s Court the next day.

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Former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar retires from football

Former Bafana Bafana captain Steven Pienaar

Former South Africa captain Steven Pienaar has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.

“Today I am announcing my retirement from football. I just want to say thanks to my mum and my family and all the clubs that I have played for and the supporters off course how can I forget you”, he said.

“Thank you for the love throughout my career”.

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Pienaar who has made 60 appearances for the national team, had a successful career in the English Premier League, most notably with Sunderland and Everton.

Steve also played for Dutch side Ajax and Borussia Dortmund in Germany. He won two league titles with Ajax Amsterdam and made a total 150 appearances for Everton.

Pienaar earned 61 caps for Bafana Bafana, and played at the 2002 and 2010 Fifa World Cups.

Everton also wrote to their former player: “Congratulations on a superb career, @therealstevenpi and thank you for your service in the royal blue. Best of luck in retirement. We hope to see you at Goodison soon!”.

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Cassper Nyovest & Jason Derulo Team-up For 2018 FIFA World Cup theme song

Cassper Nyovest and Jason Derulo colours 2018 FIFA WorldCup theme song

In collaboration with Coca-Cola, SA rapper Cassper Nyovest and global superstar Jason Derulo have teamed-up to create the 2018 FIFA World Cup theme song allegedly titled “Colours”.

The song titled ‘Colours’ will be a collaboration between a number of artists meant to showcase the excitement that’s global for the game of soccer and the upcoming event. In Africa, Coca-Cola chose artists from South Africa (Cassper Nyovest), Tanzania, Ethiopia and Mozambique to be part of the anthem.

According to rumours, the song is set to be released worldwide on the 16th Of March 2018.

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“BIG NEWS: SA superstar @CassperNyovest to be featured in Soccer World Cup theme song. Coca-Cola, Cassper & Jason Derulo have teamed-up to create the Coca-Cola anthem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. The Song is titlled “Colors” “Colors”#ProudlySA” – South African entertainment commentator, blogger and TV presenter Phil Mphela tweeted.

Nyovest also took to Instagram where he said “South Africa!!! I just wanna take our story to the world !!!! Look how at far we’ve come!!!! ‪We working.”

 

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I’m not buying the robbery story – Chicco Twala

Legendary music producer, Sello Chicco Twala

Music producer Sello Chicco Twala has now revealed that he does not believe the murder of Bafana Bafana captain and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper Senzo Meyiza was a botched robbery.

According to Daily Sun, Twala has called on all the six people who were present when the alleged robbery took place to come clean.

Speaking to Power FM, Chicco said “The six people should just tell the truth. Someone pulled the trigger. Someone killed Senzo on that night and these people know, why are they quiet?

“I am not buying the story about the robbery, personally. Someone knows who killed Senzo, including my son. They must all be arrested if needs be. They must leave me out of this nonsense”.

The six people he is referring to include his son Longwe Twala and his two friends, Kelly Khumalo, her mother and sister Zandi Khumalo.

This is after allegations that Chicco’s gun was used in the murder as it was missing during the time of the incident.

Rumors on social media suggest Longwe used his father’s gun to kill Senzo Meyiwa.

Chicco was not happy about the way he is being portrayed on social media.

“Is it a crime for me to be called and rushed to hospital? South Africans are blaming me, there’s so much insults about me,” he said.

He is determined to clear his name and he promise to see to it that this case is solved quickly.

“I am going to push Fikile Mbalula to make arrests. I am going to make lots of noise because I want my name cleared. If it’s my son, Mbalula must arrest and charge him and put him in jail” he said in closure.

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Longwe Twala talks about the night Senzo Meyiwa was killed

Longwe Twala on Senzo Meyiwa’s death

Chicco Twala’s son, Longwe Twala has broken his silence on the accusation by Senzo Meyiwa’s father, Sam Meyiwa. Sam said on Metro FM’s The Drive’s show that Longwe was the man behind the trigger that killed former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper.

In an interview with the drive team on Metro FM, Longwe said he was actually the ‘coward’ on the day because he ran out of the house when the robbers came inside Kelly Khumalo’s house.

Twala said the police had interrogated him already and also took his phone to check if he is linked to Senzo’s murder.

“I’m actually saddened that my own people can do this to me, I mean it was a robbery gone wrong. I was even the coward of the day ’cause I actually ran out as those gunmen actually came in and requested phones and money from us. I was actually the first to stand up to try and protect everyone, not realizing that the other guy also had a gun and pointed the gun at me and I actually ran out the door after he pointed the gun in self-defense.

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