Be careful what you post on social media‚ it might land you in trouble with the law. Journalist Solomon Ashoms Izang has been found in contempt of court and slapped with a suspended sentence after posting comments on Facebook about controversial Alleluia Ministries International pastor Alph Lukau. Lukau last month received a Rolls Royce Wraith and a Sandton penthouse for his 42nd birthday.
About 400 Joburgers came out on Saturday to clean up Constitutional Hill‚ Maboneng‚ Braamfontein and Newtown in preparation for the Afropunk art festival to be held later this month. In return they got a free ticket to the event. The annual event is being held in Africa for the first time. It started in 2005 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York and has been hosted in cities across the globe including Paris and London.
A source close to the 2014 incident claimed this week that Jordaan, president of Safa, had halted a disciplinary hearing against the official, telling the association’s legal team that the incidents had not happened on Safa premises and they therefore had no case to pursue. This was despite initially promising the mother of one of the victims that he would report it. The official said he and Jordaan were “close” but denied the Safa president had ever protected him.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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