It was a bittersweet day for thousands of parents - watching their children put on uniforms and over-sized backpacks to begin their schooling. But, for Kgomotso Mosito the apprehension was tripled as she never thought she would see her children come this far after they were born premature. Three sets of uniforms, three pairs of shoes, and three backpacks were neatly placed in the living room before Tumelo, Tumisang, and Reitumetse Mosito woke up yesterday morning.
The mother of a young woman who was kidnapped and doused with petrol before she burnt to death said she would never forgive her daughter's killers. Yesterday, one of the accused, Cynthia Mosupi, read a letter of remorse to Boitumelo Dlamini's family in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Anna Dlamini said after court yesterday that she was relieved her daughter's killers were found guilty. "I am happy that they are behind bars and have been found guilty.
"Bishop" Tsietsi Makiti is a man who divides opinion and has been met with a lot of scorn for delivering his sermons in taverns and shebeens. Makiti is the founder of the controversial Gabola Church and some church leaders have described his baptising of people with alcohol as representing "the end times". Last week the SA Council of Churches called Makiti's boozing church a "cult and disgrace to Christianity". Sowetan took a closer look at him and found he is a man who wears many hats.
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Selecting a term
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