Sacked DR Congo General died by hanging-president.

Kahimbi was under EU sanctions for rights violations during the Kabila regime.

President Felix Tshisekedi. AFP/TONY KARUMBA

DR Congo’s sacked former deputy chief of military intelligence, who was under European Union sanctions, died by hanging, President Felix Tshisekedi said Saturday.

Delphin Kahimbi, 50, a close associate of former president Joseph Kabila, had died of a heart attack on February 28 at home in Kinshasa, his wife and media reports said.

But rumours abounded that he was killed or committed suicide.

Tshisekedi ordered a probe into the death, and the preliminary findings were made public on Saturday after a cabinet meeting.

“According to the evidence … it turns out to be a hanging,” a statement quoted the president as saying.

Tshisekedi said he wanted the probe to be wrapped up quickly to “bring relief to the bereaved family”.

In recent days, Kahimbi was barred from foreign travel, stripped of his functions and questioned by the national security council, sources said earlier.

Kahimbi was under EU sanctions for rights violations during the Kabila regime.

Tshisekedi, a former opposition leader, rules the Democratic Republic of Congo in a coalition with Kabila’s supporters who have a majority in parliament and in other state institutions.

However, several pro-Kabila figures have been given the boot or seen their powers considerably whittled.

Kahimbi wielded enormous power and influence during Kabila’s long rule from 2001 to 2019.


SABC radio Bans zahara and her music and her ex-boyfriend who works there.

The SABC has confirmed that it has launched an investigation into claims from Zahara’s fans that Umhlobo Wenene FM seems to be boycotting the musician and her music.

The Loliwe hitmaker told Sowetan’s sister publication TshisaLIVE that as soon as she landed back in SA from her two-month US and Canada tour, she was bombarded with messages from fans, asking her why she wasn’t getting any love from the station.

Although she wouldn’t spill the tea on her relationship with the station and the reasons why she may have been snubbed, she said it had nothing to do with her ex-fiancé Amaza Ntshanga working at the station.

In a statement to TshisaLIVE, the SABC said it took the allegations seriously and had launched an investigation.

“The SABC can confirm that it takes the allegations seriously and has instituted an investigation into the claims made, that Zahara is being snubbed by Umhlobo Wenene FM and the station has subsequently unscheduled her music on the station’s playlist,” SABC spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu said.

“It must be noted that the SABC remains committed to ensuring the promotion of local music, as it delivers on its mandate as a public service broadcaster,” Mthembu said.

Zahara and Amaza were engaged, but split in November 2016.


So Sad 😢 Racist mobs attacked and killed Nigerian lecturer in Russia-video

A Nigerian lecturer, Aliya Tijani has been killed by a racist mob in the Bishkek Kyrgyzstan area of Russia.

Although the details and the origin of the attack are not known yet, he is said to have been beaten so badly that he went into a coma after the attack.

Tijani was later rushed to a hospital but despite the attempts made to revive him, he did not recover from the coma and died last night.

Some of his relatives have now begun to demand justice over the racist attack, using the hashtag #JusticeForAliyuTijjani on Twitter.

One Twitter user also shared a video of the moment some health workers tried to stop the lecturer’s head from bleeding.

See the video below.

Abba Nasidi@KakakinArewa

Attached is the video were he was assisted by some good samaritans @Sir_AhmedRufai

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Abba Nasidi@KakakinArewa

My Cousin Aliyu Tijjani was Brutally attacked in Bishkek Kyrgyzstan by a local.  is currently in coma at their national hospital CC @NGRPresident @ProfOsinbajo @abikedabiri @Sir_AhmedRufai @Ayourb @OgbeniDipo @BashirAhmaad @toluogunlesi @DeeOneAyekooto

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SA celebs hairstyles we love this winter

Bonang Matheba

This winter, we have been keeping you updated with your fave’s fashion choices and completely forgot about your head! Your hair can make or break your entire winter aesthetic, so we looked at a few of our fave winter hairstyles to complete your new look!

Amanda du-Pont
Braids are a go-to for winter. This winter, try a style that includes beads.

Amanda du-Pont

The trend was a major hit in summer so it continues even as the temperature drops.

Boity Thulo
On a recent trip to the Monaco Grand Prix, Boity reminded us how important it is to own a B*tch Bob. A lot different from that iconic razor cut of hers, this is a wig with blunt cut bangs and comes up to somewhere between your chin and shoulders.

Boity Thulo

You can get your own made at your local hairdresser but just make sure they cut it while YOU are wearing it.

Kefilwe Mabote
For Winter, Kefilwe is rocking her natural hair. This season is actually a great time to pull out your afro for it to get some nutrients from the sun without getting damaged from the heat.

Kefilwe Mabote

She must be watching the natural hair bloggers who teach us how to manage our hair and have creative styles b getting help from ponytail extensions like this one.

Bonang Matheba
This winter, the Queen B* has been rocking a wavy wig. As seen as she accepted her award in Prague, this kind of look gives your body, movement and volume.

Bonang Matheba

Plus the extra hair you need to help you stay a bit warmer.

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SABC sacks a presenter after a social media uproar-see interesting details

Ligwalagwala FM presenter Khaya Matcheque has been fired. / Supplied
Ligwalagwala FM presenter Khaya Matcheque has been fired. / Supplied

A Ligwalagwala FM presenter has been fired for apparently posting videos on social media calling for men to give money to their wives and girlfriends.

This sparked a backlash from listeners who complained she was “corrupting women into prostitution”.

The SABC said yesterday that Khaya Matchegue, who co-presented Khibika natsi, a midday show on weekdays, had her contract terminated.

Matchegue posted a series of videos on social media, shot while in studio, where she said men should give their wives or girlfriends money.

In one of the videos, she can be heard saying: “If a man doesn’t give you money, he’s probably giving it to someone else.”

SABC spokesperson Vuyo Mthembu said: “The SABC can confirm that Matche-gue’s contract has been terminated. However, we will not go into the details of the matter as it is between the SABC and Matchegue.”

Ligwalagwala FM released a statement on Friday stating: “In view of what transpired over the past week, Ligwalagwala FM management has taken a decision to terminate the contract of Khaya Matchegue with immediate effect.” The station said the decision was based solely on Matchegue’s admission of guilt in a report she wrote to the station’s management that acknowledges her contravention of her contractual obligation to the SABC.

“She admitted that her actions have brought the brand into disrepute and polarised the principal client ,which is the listener of the station.”

Matchegue made headlines after she featured in popular show, Date my family, in 2015 where she couldn’t find her match.

Ligwalagwala FM has not announced Matchegue’s replacement yet.

Matchegue has since removed her videos from her Facebook fan page but some have been downloaded by friends and are still making the rounds.

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