Magic invisible penis case gets trial date

A trial date has been set for 12 people accused of setting a pastor alight and murdering him. One of the accused is the induna of the community.

The group had claimed that Albert Malwane, a pastor of the Izwi Zion Christian Church in Boschfontein in South Africa had been using a magic invisible penis to sleep with women.

They also accused him of having the ability of talking to animals and accused his wife of being able to turn into a snail in order to terrorise the community.

Not only did the group, including the community headman, burn and kill the pastor, but they also burnt down his home in the Etitandini informal settlement.

His wife and daughter managed to escape and hide from the rabble.

The villagers then complained that Malwane’s family had used ‘muti’ to make them sick after Malwane’s death.

The 12 accused have not been asked to plead.

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Attention all South Africans “A call to arms!”

This is the content of a short speech given on Friday night 25 March 2011 in Cape Town by Lewis Gordon Pugh OIG (a.k.a. the Human Polar Bear) about the proposed fracking for gas in the Karoo, by Shell Oil.

He received a sustained standing ovation !

Please read it and pass it on if it matters to you.

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Ladies and gentlemen, thank for the opportunity to address you. My name is Lewis Pugh.

This evening, I want to take you back to the early 1990’s in this country. You may remember them well.

Nelson Mandela had been released. There was euphoria in the air. However, there was also widespread violence and deep fear. This country teetered on the brink of a civil war. But somehow, somehow, we averted it. It was a miracle!

And it happened because we had incredible leaders. Leaders who sought calm…Leaders who had vision. So in spite of all the violence, they sat down and negotiated a New Constitution.

I will never forget holding the Constitution in my hands for the first time.

I was a young law student at the University of Cape Town. This was the cement that brought peace to our land. This was the document, which held our country together. The rights contained herein, made us one.

I remember thinking to myself – never again will the Rights of South Africans be trampled upon.

Now every one of us – every man and every women – black, white, coloured, Indian, believer and non believer – has the right to vote. We all have the Right to Life. And our children have the right to a basic education. These rights are enshrined in our Constitution.

These rights were the dreams of Oliver Tambo. These rights were the dreams of Nelson Mandela. These rights were the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi, of Desmond Tutu and of Molly Blackburn. These rights were our dreams.

People fought ­and died so that we could enjoy these rights today.

Also enshrined in our Constitution, is the Right to a Healthy Environment and the Right to Water. Our Constitution states that we have the Right to have our environment protected for the benefit of our generation and for the benefit of future generations.

Fellow South Africans, let us not dishonour these rights. Let us not dishonour those men and women who fought and died for these rights. Let us not allow corporate greed to disrespect our Constitution and desecrate our environment.

Never, ever did I think that there would be a debate in this arid country about which was more important ­ – gas or water. We can survive without gas…We cannot live without water.

If we damage our limited water supply ­(and fracking will do just that), we will have conflict again here in South Africa. Look around the world. Wherever you damage the environment you have conflict.

Fellow South Africans, we have had enough conflict in this land. Now is the time for peace.
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South Africa’s shape-shifting ‘monster’ strikes again

In the last few days we have heard reports on a mysterious shape-shifting monster which is stalking people in Steytlerville. Well it appears as though the monster has struck once again!

Another two sightings of the “shape-shifting creature” were reported on Sunday evening, said Warrant Officer Zandisile Nelani .

“Two men were walking near a tavern when they saw another man wearing a black jacket. One of the men, identified only as Nozipho, went up to the stranger and asked him, “What is your problem?” said Nelani.

When the stranger did not respond, Nozipho went closer and saw that the man had no head. The man then turned into a dog that was “very angry” and “as big as a cow”, Nelani said.

He said that as Nozipho and his friend ran away, the monster allegedly turned on another group of people in the same road. “They said it turned into a big monkey, and then it was gone,” Nelani said.

He said that since the monster was spotted near the tavern, people were afraid to go there at night.

Nelani said that the community had dubbed the monster “Bawokozi”, meaning ‘brother-in-law’.

Nelani said that a photograph had since been taken of the monster resting under a tree.

He said that when the photo was taken the monster had been in human form but when the photo was developed an unknown animal was visible in the picture.

“It is a very strange thing happening in Steytlerville, but no one has been hurt by it,” Nelani said.

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Ultimate Loyalty: Japanese Dog Refuses to Leave Injured Friend Behind

Emerging coverage from Japan offers a moving example of ultimate dog loyalty, and clearly illustrates the challenges faced by animal victims of the earthquake and tsunami.

The dogs were picked up after the video was filmed, and are in the care of a local shelter. Updates and pics will be here in the coming days: http://www.facebook.com/lifewithdogs

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Translation of conversation in video:

We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.

He has a collar. He must be someone’s pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.

Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.

Where?

Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.

The dog is protecting him.

Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.

I can’t watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.

Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.

Yes! Yes! He is alive.

He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.

Oh good. He’s getting up.

It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It’s just amazing that they survived through this all.

Want to donate?

http://www.worldvets.org

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Did psychics predict the Japan disasters, or did they fail?

(Cross posted from Weird World News)

The earthquake and tsunami that have recently taken place in Japan, along with the nuclear aftermath are a major event of this year. Such devastation will surely be one of the news events of the decade.

Why did the psychics not predict this happening? Or did they?

If you take a look at predictions for 2011 on the Strange News Daily Blog, not one of the psychics covered predicted in detail that such a devastating event would take place.

Looking at the Psychic Twins website, they claim that they had made the prediction in an article for Samuel Chong for Chinese Google on 6/15/10. No further details are provided, or links to the article.

Their predictions as rather hard to check as they only write down their claims after the event. If they wrote their predictions down before the event they would be rather more credible.

Psychic Nikki predicted in her 2011 predictions:

73) A huge earthquake in Japan.

there is no mention of the tsunami or any nuclear issues. Considering that Japan is hit by ‘huge’ earthquakes pretty often, I would not say that this one was specific.

Craig Hamilton-Parker only mentioned “This will be a year of earthquakes and volcanic activity” but was more specific in saying that most would take place in the US. No mention was made for Japan specifically.

Canadian psychic and medium, Blair Robertson, correctly predicted the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in quite a dramatic fashion.

On March 8, he sealed his prediction in an envelope, to be opened during a fundraiser to benefit Relay for Life – Canadian Cancer Society in Shawville, Quebec.

The envelope was sent ahead via courier to the local town hall and placed in the town safe.

Shawville Mayor Albert Armstrong opened the envelope on stage this weekend in front of nearly 200 people.
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UPDATE: Govt officials “One Bullet One White Infant” still in job

Today I received an update from an official from SAFMarine who has written to BSA to set the record straight:

Ncebo Sodo was an employee of Safmarine (Pty) Ltd until last year when his employment was terminated following an internal discplinary hearing. The other gentleman mentioned is not an employee of our
company.

Safmarine has been made aware of inflammatory statements made on the social networking site, Facebook. These statements in no way reflect the views and opinions of Safmarine, its parent company and/or its
associate companies. We are deeply disturbed by the statements made, which are contrary to the values of our organisation. We viewed the statements in a serious light and launched an internal enquiry into
the matter.

The enquiry resulted in disciplinary proceedings, and Mr Sodo’s employment was terminated effective 21 July 2010.

We reiterate the facts that the aforementioned statements in no way reflect the views and opinions of Safmarine, its parent company and/or its associate companies.

I must applaud SAFMarine for taking action against this individual and to thank them for contacting me to set the record straight on this matter.

People like Ncebo Sodo must find out the hard way that society and their employers take these racist statements seriously.

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One year later and still no justice for Anika Smit!

It has been one year since the brutal murder and dismemberment of 17 year old Anika Smit in her house, yet we still sit here waiting for answers!

Despite the police saying that they have put their best people on the case, we have seen suspects come and go, potential murder weapons discovered and then forgotten.

The sick individual who committed this crime HAS to be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

“The chances are good that they made her suffer and watched her suffering,” said criminologist Anni Hesselink. “They must have enjoyed seeing her like that.”

According to Hesselink, the manner in which Anika was murdered and left is directly related to the murderer’s characteristics.

“The purpose of his/her/their visit was to hurt her,” said Hesselink.

“If it was one person, it is an extremely dangerous person. Because if one is capable of doing all those things (murdering her, presumably raping her and cutting off her hands), one has to be abnormal and psychopathic.

Hesselink went on to say that Anika must have known her murderer and let them in the house.

This is not the sort of person we want to have in our society!

Someone out there knows, or suspects they know who committed this disgusting crime.

I encourage that person to contact the police – even anonymously – and give Anika’s family and friends get some sort of peace, closure and answers.

Even if you are wrong, know that you have done the right thing!

UPDATE:

There is going to be a candlelight vigil outside Anika’s parents home.

Please bring a white, red or pink rose or lilly as well as a white candle to burn in memory of Anika.

Address:

40 Jakkals Street, Theresapark (North of Pretoria)

When:

TODAY (10th March) from 17h00.

Both Annika’s parents will be present.

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Govt officials “One Bullet One White Infant” still in job

The phrase “Shoot the Boer” has been in the news for some months now and the battle of people to get this hate speech banned.

Nceba Sodo and Mfundo Dlungwane, two government officials coined the slogan “One Bullet One White Infant’ on their Facebook pages on May 25 2010. They went further to explain exactly what they wanted to take place:

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Nceba Sodo is employed by SAFMarine in Port Elizabeth and STILL has his job nearly a year later.

Why are these two men who are promoting racism and hate still sitting in their government jobs? Why have they not been charged by police, or condemned by the ANC?

It is about time that the ANC put their cards on the table. Either they are for a united multicultural society, or they are for racism and hate!

Ever since the ANC became the government, they have never intervened to stop it nor to publicly condemn it as they should.

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Body parts for cash…revealed!

Ogilvy advertising agency has apologised “unreservedly” for a pamphlet and website offering money for body parts that was actually part of a campaign to advertise a South African horror movie.

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Spokesman for Ogilvy and 1984, Rich Hlatshwayo, said in a statement that creative agency, 1984, a subsidiary of Ogilvy, produced the campaign on behalf of Indigenous Film Distribution to promote the movie “Night Drive”.

“While the motivation behind this campaign was honourable, 1984 acknowledges that this was in bad taste and apologises unreservedly. The intention was never to mislead the public or media,” he said.

MD for Ogilvy in Johannesburg, Julian Ribeiro, said the company 1984 consists of “three young talents who joined Ogilvy last year as 1984”.

“They had an existing relationship with Indigenous Film Distribution and the project for ‘Night Drive’ was ongoing.”

Ribeiro said Ogilvy was “very upset” about the campaign and disciplinary action would be taken “internally”.

“1984 did seek legal counsel before the campaign was launched and were told to make sure that the details on the pamphlet and the website were fictitious… that the phone number would not work and that no harm would be brought to anyone.”

He said the company aimed to create hype and reveal the link to the movie at a media screening on Friday night.

“Nobody ever expected this kind of response. Only 800 leaflets were handed out at robots and the project had a low budget.”

He said the movie is about the sale of animal parts and human body parts but did not know when it would go on circuit.

“I have heard that some people are threatening to boycott the movie.”

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Police brutality in Catz Pajamas caught on camera

Video has been released of a South African police-raid carried out against the hapless patrons at the 24-hour Catz Pyjamas Bistro in Mellville.

Heavily-armed cops storming in, yelling loudly, kicking patrons off their chairs and onto the floors. Unresisting patrons were getting kicked and beaten by police.

Patrons then were forced downstairs, where 12 men and 1 woman were dumped into 2 police vehicles. The 13 people were only released from Brixton police station at 15:00 on Saturday.

Apparently they are being charged with ‘resisting arrest’.

The new video shows that these people did NOT resist arrest and show that police were the ones being violent and violating the patrons rights.

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An article from the Rapport Newspaper says:

“On the video one can see one patron leaving the toilet and coming back into the restaurant – and one cop immediately grabs him by the arm and beats him in the face. The assaulted man falls to the floor – and a third cop then joins in and kicks the man repeatedly in the stomach, ribs and face.
When the three cops finally are done assaulting him, he tries to sit down on a chair – but another cop then pulls him over, chair and all.

By 15:00 Saturday-afternoon, relatives were still waiting outside the police station, anxiously waiting for the arrested restaurant-patrons’ release. One woman waiting outside was Mrs Carmen Benjamin of Pretoria – she was arrested but not charged. Her husband Clint was charged with resisting arrest. “I was in one police-vehicle with my husband and other men. Nobody resisted when we were loaded into the vehicle. Everybody was too scared and shocked to do anything.’

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SAPF warrant-officer Lorraine van Emmerik was asked to comment. She confirmed that ‘the police raided the restaurant because they were still open after 2am which is against the law. The police tried to close the place down but people interfered in their duties there.’ She couldn’t comment on the video because she hadn’t seen it, she added.

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I am not an advocate of people suing as a general rule, but I do hope that these victims sue the police and win! It is about time people took a stand against these thugs and to hold them accountable for their actions.

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