Ben Maclennan

ANC’s Mthembu pleads guilty to drunken driving

African National Congress spokesperson Jackson Mthembu has been convicted of drunken driving following a plea agreement with prosecutors.

Lawyer tells how he tried to cut Mandela speech

One of Nelson Mandela's Rivonia lawyers confessed on Friday how he tried -- and failed -- to stop the ANC leader using one of the most famous phrases.

‘Vuvuzelas not instruments of war’

Foreign football fans can rest assured that the vuvuzela is not an instrument of war, Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa said on Tuesday.

Clean kills in rabbit cull on Robben Island

"It's a clean, fast kill," says marksman Abelines Schoeman, as his spotlight searches for the telltale red glint that betrays a rabbit's eye.

Thomson boss had ‘explosive temper’

French arms-company executive Alain Thetard had an explosive temper and threw things at his staff, the Durban High Court heard on Wednesday. This was testimony from the fourth witness to be called in the Schabir Shaik fraud and corruption trial.

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