May 23, 2017

Toddler home after nearly a year in hospital

A Free State toddler is home after 12 operations and almost a year in hospital. Zion Lotz, who is only 18 months old, spent 331 consecutive days in hospital. He’s been home three weeks now, Netwerk24 reported. His dad Bani said it was an emotional day when his wife, Chantelle, came home in an ambulance from Johannesburg after six months. It was a day they wouldn’t forget. The grateful father thanked God for bringing the family together again. He said since Zion has been home, things have been running smoothly, even though the toddler is now “an ICU patient with…

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Bonang stands up for the African girl child at #WEFAfrica2017

Radio and TV personality Bonang Matheba is set to be a panelist and moderator at the World Economic Forum today. The forum will be held at the Durban ICC from 10am. The former Metro FM host and brand ambassador has partnered with the ONE Campaign in the fight against extreme poverty, which is tied to the call for gender equality and empowerment. The campaign is co-founded by popular U2 lead singer Bono and is backed by more than seven million people around the world. With the 2017 campaign titled “The Making or Breaking point for Africa”, the discussion will touch…

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Parliament condemns BLF leader’s outburst

Parliament has denounced the disruption that occurred at a joint meeting on Wednesday between the standing committee on finance and the portfolio committee on trade and industry by civil society group Black First Land First (BLF). Parliament said in a statement that BLF leader Andile Mngxitama had verbally attacked the chairperson of the committee on trade and industry Joan Fubbs. The altercation continued till Mngxitama called her a “fascist” and threatened to physically assault the chairperson of the standing committee on finance‚ Yunus Carrim. The joint meeting was holding an all-day session to hear public submissions on transformation of the…

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