Two South African citizens who tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) on a Japanese cruise ship will only return to SA once they test negative, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has said.
“We have been assured that they are recovering. When they test negative they will be free to return, except those going through quarantine.
“Thereafter they will return without restrictions,” Mkhize said at a briefing on Sunday in Johannesburg.
The briefing comes after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Thursday that the government was planning to repatriate South African citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the deadly coronavirus originated.
The 151 citizens who will be returning from Wuhan, China have not tested positive for the deadly virus, Mkhize said. They are healthy, but will still go through a 21-day quarantine period.
The South African government was alerted by Japanese authorities through the South African embassy in Tokyo on February 25, that there were 12 South African crew members working on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship when it was affected by Covid-19.
The two South Africans were part of the crew.
“We are in constant contact with our embassy in Japan and the Diamond Princess parked off the coast of Yokohama.
“Those citizens from the cruise liner are receiving direct contact with our team to monitor their progress,” Mkhize added.
News24 earlier reported the health ministry stated that the remaining 10 crew members who did not test positive would “be permitted to disembark the ship as per the instructions of their employer after they test negative for coronavirus, be subjected to a further 14-day quarantine in Japan, then further tested thereafter to determine if they may be cleared for travel”.
At this stage, South Africa is still free of the virus, with no confirmed case of Covid-19 as of Sunday, Mkhize said.
10 Telltale Signs Your Girlfriend Is Cheating on You
NOTE: – I don’t encourage you to doubt your girlfriend after reading this article on “signs your girlfriend is cheating.” But to be honest, it’s already on your mind.
Cheating is the worst and the cruelest thing your girlfriend can ever do to you. Especially, when you have trusted her enough on this. There is a myth that women don’t cheat, but it is false.
Women cheat too; the only difference is that the number is relatively less when compared with men.
However, the fact is, not everyone cheats in a relationship. Sometimes, the doubts in your mind are completely baseless and have nothing to do with the reality.
If you are in a relationship with your partner since a long time, consider asking her the question directly (face-to-face).
But, since you are already in doubt about your relationship, we have created this article to help you find the telltale signs your girlfriend is cheating.
1.Her Scheduled Has changed Suddenly.
— Work changes, time changes, people change, and priorities change too. However, If all of these seems too sudden, there is something you should start worrying. It might be a real change at her workplace. But, what if it isn’t? Yup, everyone gets the feeling that you are having in your mind right now! Do notice these early signs well, or it might be too late.
2. She Spends More Time on Her Phone.
— The world is ruled by the internet now, and it is okay for your girlfriend to use her phone at times to socialize with her friends. However, if she is using it more than before or even when she is with you, there is someone on the other side more important than you. Also, make sure you notice her face well while she is on the phone, does she regularly smile after reading texts? Yes? Well, You are smart enough to know what it means!
3. She Is Suddenly More Worried About You Whereabouts.
— Seems like she is getting more interested in you? Hmm, Maybe not. Maybe there is something else and If you are carrying even a cent of doubt in your head, make sure you take this into account. Maybe she is asking about your whereabouts so that she can relax with that mystery man for a bit more time.
4.She Fights With You More Than Ever.
— If your girlfriend fights more with you these days, she might be knowingly trying to make you feel that the relationship won’t last long. Since she can’t directly get out of it, she might be attempting to fight more so that you leave the relationship and return her lost freedom.
5.She Asks You To Spend Time With Your Friends.
— You should be going out with friends! But I guess your girlfriend should not force you to do so. If she asks you to go out with friends more often, she is indirectly asking you for the license to spend time with someone else. Just be cautious, it is a sign your girlfriend is cheating.
6.She Keeps Her Phone Away From Your Hands.
— Of course, you shouldn’t use her phone without permission. However, if she is taking extra care of her phone, something is going wrong in your love relationship. By the word “extra care,” we mean — password protecting apps, or not leaving her phone on the table and few more actions. If she started doing this recently, just ask her out what’s the reason behind it.
7.She Started Dressing More Fashionably.
Is she suddenly taking extra care of her looks? Buying fashionable clothes? Well, girls love to do so. However, there should be some reason behind it. If there’s a reason, you should have absolutely no issue with it. However, if she is doing this without telling you the logic behind it, she might be cheating on you. She has got someone else to impress. If not, why should she dress up so well?
8.She Spends Less Time With You Than Before.
A few months ago, she couldn’t spend a day without you, but now she can go on for two-three days without seeing you. Is the same happening with you? It means that someone else is taking more care of her. If you don’t want to lose her up, pay particular attention to this issue.
9. She Started Hiding Things From You.
Don’t get annoyed when a girl tells you everything. Freak out when she starts hiding them from you. It is the moment when your relationship is on its way to Bermuda triangle, so start panicking.
10.She Goes Missing For Hours.
— If her phone remains switched off for hours, or she doesn’t pick up, she might be somewhere else than you think. Well, it is fine to face these issues sometimes, but if it goes on, continuously then there is a chance of her cheating on you.
Now you have read this article (Signs Your Girlfriend is Cheating), go out and find out the reason your relationship is degrading day-by-day.
This article covered just the basics; there are thousand more signs to that can help to catch a cheating girlfriend. However, we can’t list them all here.
Just wanted to say — Don’t be foolish enough to be always cheated.
A 16-year-old Limpopo pupil who was stabbed to death by another learner at school was killed allegedly for his friend’s cap and R12.
David Methape, 16, a grade 8 pupil at Robert Machaka Mamabolo Secondary School in GaMamabolo village outside Polokwane, was stabbed in the chest and died on his way to a local clinic on Tuesday.
His murder came after he allegedly refused to give his attacker, 15, a cap and cash belonging to his friend.
David’s uncle Charles Sethole, 67, said a police van loaded with pupils and David’s teacher came to his house on the fateful day.
“I left with them to go to the clinic. Along the way, I asked those boys what happened and they told me that David’s friend had asked him to keep his belongings. Then the other pupil accosted David to demand the cash and cap.”
Sethole said when his nephew tried to explain to the fellow learner that the cap and money were not his, he was attacked.
“The pupil pulled [out] a kitchen knife and stabbed him on the chest. I saw the wound, it was deep as I could see his heart through [it],” said a grieving Sethole.
He said when he got to the clinic, nurses told him that David died on his way to the healthcare facility.
He described David as a quiet boy who loved dancing to entertain people around him.
“At every Christmas and family gathering, he would keep people glued to his dancing prowess. We are going to miss him a lot,” he said.
Sethole said they wanted the law to take its course and send the killer to jail before he kills another person.
A pupil who witnessed the incident said David was only stabbed once and fell to the ground. “It happened at the school gate. He ran towards the school blocks and then he collapsed. His blood was gushing out profusely. The guy was at the gate, playing dice with other pupils,” he said.
David’s aunt Monica Sethole, 60, said she was going to miss her respectful nephew.
“He always called me “Magriza” (slang for grandmother). Now he is no more.”
The family called on the department of education to beef up security at the school and search pupil as they enter the premises.
Education spokesperson Sam Makondo said: “We are terrified… We have dispatched a team of departmental psychologists to render counselling to affected pupils, teachers and the family.”
Police spokesperson Col Moatshe Ngoepe said a manhunt for the suspect was launched and he was arrested at his hideout in the area on the same day.
“The preliminary investigations led police to a spot where the murder weapon was hidden – on top of a small hill outside the village. The suspect will appear in the Mankweng magistrate’s court today on a charge of murder,” Ngoepe said.
Provincial police commissioner Lt-Gen Nneke Ledwaba condemned “the acts of violence which are still prevalent at some schools in the province”.
Even though MTV’s hit show Teen Mom has effectively made celebrities out of everyday kids who played it fast and loose with birth control, there are plenty of already famous folk who’ve found themselves in the same situation. A wide array of musicians, actors, and athletes have landed young women — who could not yet vote, legally drink alcohol, or in some cases even drive a car — inside of the delivery room.
But it’s not all as bad as it sounds.
Some of these were legitimate high school sweetheart situations that actually led to long-lasting, loving marriages. Of course, some of them were just dudes who couldn’t wait for an arguably more appropriate age, or in some cases, the boundary of the law. Whatever the case may be, these are the celebs who had teenage baby mamas, as well as all of the possible drama that comes along with teen pregnancies.
Jerry Lee Lewis
With a nickname like “The Killer,” rock pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis was bound to make some waves in his career. And while he certainly did that with wild performances, including the time he set his piano ablazeafter becoming incensed at the idea of having to open for Chuck Berry, the biggest scandal of his career happened far from the ivories.
During his 1958 European tour, the British press excoriated Lewis after discovering he’d married his 13-year-old third cousin, Myra Gale Brown, the year before (Lewis was 22 at the time of their marriage). According to Rolling Stone, Lewis attempted to cover up the marriage by telling people Brown was his other cousin, J.W. Brown’s daughter. He also allegedly lied about Brown’s age, but when the truth came out, he became “cocksure and defiant to the point of parading Brown onstage.”
The ensuing media frenzy effectively sapped Lewis’ career, and he spent the next decade descending into drug and alcohol addiction while attempting to rebuild his career by playing at small, local gigs. Meanwhile, Brown was living a life of quiet desperation.
Speaking with The Gwinnett Daily Post, Brown, who has since remarried and now goes by Myra Lewis Williams, described her 13-year marriage to Lewis as “a trial by fire,” “devastating,” and “chaos all the time.” Williams had her first child, a son named Steve Allen, when she was just 14, then a daughter, Phoebe, at 17. Asked what advice she would give to herself looking back, Williams said, “I would tell my young self that life is not always going to be like this. Get through it and it’s going to be better because it was as if I was going to be there forever and it’s never going to change.” Yeesh.
Right off the bat, you may be thinking, “Who?” So let’s get this out of the way. John Agar was an Army vet who became a moderately successful actor after he wed Shirley Temple in 1945. Though they were only married for four years, they did have a child together when Temple was 19. To be exact, Temple was three months shy her 20th birthday when her daughter Linda was born, so this entry may come with a bit of an asterisk, since Temple was about a minute away from escaping her teens when she became a mom for the first time.
Anyway, according to The Telegraph, Temple and Agar’s marriage didn’t last long after the arrival of their little bundle of joy — less than two years — due to Agar’s apparent disillusionment with his half-baked film career that never got out from under Temple’s shadow. He would go on to become a B-movie regular, logging roles in titles like Attack of the Puppet People and Women of the Prehistoric Planet. As a result, Agar drowned his sorrows in alcohol, once admitting, “Yes, I drank too much, and I drank at the wrong time.”
Agar died at the age of 81 in 2002. According to his obituary in The Washington Post, he’d been remarried since 1951 to model Loretta Algar, with whom he fathered two sons. Sadly, The Post also reported that Agar was “estranged from Temple and his daughter from that marriage” at the time of his death.
Film director Luc Besson is perhaps best known for the zany ’90s sci-fi romp, The Fifth Element. But he also happens to be a guy who impregnated a 16-year-old when he was in his early 30s. Now, before your ick-meter goes haywire, keep in mind that both Besson and his teenage baby mama, Maïwenn Le Besco, are from France, where the age of consent has only recently, as of this writing, been changed to 15-years-old.
Previously — at the time of Besson and Le Besco’s relationship — there was no set age, so on second thought, yeah, go ahead and let that ick-meter freak out. Le Besco, who has since dropped her surname and become a successful film director in her own right — even tackling the subject of pedophilia in her critically-acclaimed film Polisse — speaks only sparingly about her children in public. She also has a son, Diego, with property developer, Jean-Yves Le Fur, according to Eye For Film.
In a 2018 interview with Under The Radar, Maïwenn revealed that she and Besson did pursue a relationship together in Los Angeles, although they ultimately separated after Besson allegedly “left her for [Milla] Jovovich during the filming of The Fifth Element,” according to Anthem Magazine.
As far as we can tell, Besson has never addressed the controversy over his relationship with Maïwenn, but he seems to have maintained a good relationship with their daughter, Shanna, as he specifically thanked her for helping him with his 2014 Reddit AMA. So, that’s something, right?
Though she wasn’t a household name until her ill-fated appearances on the reality series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette in 2011 and 2012, Emily Maynard had a brief brush with the celebrity life nearly a decade earlier when she got engaged to the late NASCAR driver, Ricky Hendrick.
As detailed in her book, I Said Yes: My Story of Heartbreak, Redemption, and True Love, Maynard met Hendrick when she was in high school, and she was instantly smitten. Only it would be a few years — during her senior year actually — until they linked up romantically.
The following year, Hendrick tragically diedalong with nine other passengers in a plane crash.
Maynard, who was 19 years old at the time, discovered just days after the crash that she was pregnant with her late fiancé’s child. Their daughter, Josephine Riddick Hendrick, who was named after her father, Joseph Riddick Hendrick IV, was born on June 29, 2005, according to Scene Daily. Naturally, she goes by “Ricki.”
Maynard has since remarried a “hometown sweetheart,” Tyler Johnson (the two both hail from Charlotte, North Carolina), but she still posts remembrances of her first love on Instagram (above) every year on the anniversary of his death. As of December 2017, Maynard and Johnson have three children together.
NBA megastar LeBron James got his high school girlfriend, now wife, Savannah Brinson pregnant during her senior year. He had already graduated and gone on to his rookie year playing professional basketball, but Brinson was still left feeling panicked about the situation, she says, according to a 2010 interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
I was thinking, ‘What am I going to tell my parents? What’s going to happen to his career?'” Brinson told the mag, but James was reassuring. “It’s not going to slow me down, and it’s not going to slow you down,” he told her, adding, “We’re going to keep doing what we have to do.”
For James, that meant stepping up and being the man that his own father, who he never knew, was not. According to an interview with Cleveland.com, James knew long before he became a father himself that he didn’t want to go down that same path. “I wanted to be a part of the statistics that breaks the mode of fathers running out on their kids. … to have a family and be there for them and be there on a day-to-day basis is important,” he said.
True to his word, James stuck by Brinson, and married her in 2013. As of this writing, they now have two sons, LeBron Jr., 13, Bryce Maximus, 10, and a daughter, Zhuri, 3, not to mention a family net worth of $275 million. Not too shabby.
Rapper Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., fathered his first daughter, Reginae, with Toya Wright. Wright was just 14-years-old at the time, and while Wayne was only 16-years-old himself, he was already an established public figure as both a solo rapper, and behind-the-scenes at Cash Money Records, where he was signed at the time, and where he also worked developing up-and-coming talent.
But Wayne’s fame didn’t ease the burden of Wright’s teen pregnancy. In an interview with Vibe, Wright said she’s long suffered under the label of “Wayne’s baby mama,” regardless of how much she’s done on her own to make a name for herself independent of superstar baby daddy.
Wayne and Wright eventually married in 2004, six years after Reginae was born, but they quickly divorced in 2006. According to excerpts from Wright’s 2016 book, In My Own Words … My Real Reality (via People), Wayne still pined for Wright long after their separation. “I want [you] to know that no matter what woman or relationship I involve myself with, I look for [you] or a piece of [you] inside that woman,” Wayne allegedly texted Wright.
Wayne and Wright have not reconciled, though they remain amicable. Wayne and his daughter Reginae have always maintained a healthy relationship as well. As of this writing, Wayne also has three sons (and a possible fourth) all with different baby mamas.
Of all the male celebrities on this list, perhaps actor and known lothario Charlie Sheen is the least surprising. His relationships with actresses Denise Richards and Brooke Mueller produced four of his more well-known children; Daughters Sam, 14, and Lola Rose, 12, to Richards, and twin sons Max and Bob, 9, to Mueller.
But way back in 1985, Sheen’s then high school girlfriend, Paula Speert, gave birth to his first daughter, Cassandra Estevez (Charlie Sheen was still Carlos Estevez back then), according to E News Daily. Speert was reportedly 19-years-old when she became pregnant.
Fast-forward 28 years and Estevez herself became a mother in 2013, making Sheen — that’s right — a grandfather! Speaking with TMZ about his next-level generational status, Sheen said, “It’s impossibly a most wondrous day. My bucket list is a thimble!” He also told David Letterman (via The Daily Mail) that he was looking forward to caring for his new granddaughter Luna, in part, because “you can leave the kid!”
Oh Charlie, never change. (Seriously though, please do change, for the love of God, there are so many children involved.)
Like Charlie Sheen, ’70s rock legend Rod Stewart had a reputation for being quite the ladies man. So, it’s not surprising that he also became a dad in his late teens. According to The Daily Mail, Stewart got his girlfriend of one year, Susannah Boffey, pregnant with their daughter, Sarah Streeter, when they were both 18-years-old in 1963. Stewart, who had yet to find success in his singing career, wanted to give the child up for adoption. Boffey initially refused, and tried to raise baby Sarah on her own, but found it too difficult, and after several months, eventually agreed to the suggestion.
After many years, and several awkward encounters during the ’80s when her true identity was discovered, Streeter and Stewart started piecing their relationship back together around 2010, after the death of Streeter’s adoptive mother. Streeter remained estranged from her birth mother for “20 years,” telling The Mail they “don’t get on.”
“The relationship broke down somewhat because she was a bit awkward and had a big chip on her shoulder which I can’t blame her [for]. But in the last couple of years we’ve become somewhat close,” Stewart told Piers Morgan of his once-estranged daughter in 2011 (via The Daily Mail.) “It’s all water under the bridge now. It’s nerve-racking, too, but just as much so for him as it is for me,” Streeter told The Mail.
Stewart went on to impregnate four other women with seven other children (pictured above), of whom he now says, “It’s the best, proudest feeling to look at your kids.” Well, we sure hope so, Rod, you busy boy, you.