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NUDE PROTEST!!! Gugu Ncube to appear in court on Thursday

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Gugu Ncube is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate Court on Thursday, after staging a nude protest at Unisa on Wednesday.

Ncube said she was protesting naked because “nudity is a sign of my dignity that l have been stripped of”.

This refers to allegations that she was “unlawfully manhandled” at Unisa for reporting her boss to the university. She alleged that her boss was asking for sexual favours in exchange for her job.

Ncube donned black underwear and a red top, holding a placard in front of her, when she was arrested.

Unisa said the matter was between her and Unisa Centre for Early Childhood Education (UCECE), an external company that was previously sponsored by Unisa.

The university further said it followed due processes regarding Ncube’s sexual harassment complaint in 2018, and suspended its staff members who were accused of the crime. The accused were board members at UCECE at the time.

(Compiled by Nica Schreuder)

Victor Fungai Muzvidzwa is the founder and senior editor of HypeAvenue.com magazine.

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Outage hits Facebook and Instagram users worldwide

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Facebook and Instagram users lost access to the social network’s applications in parts of the world Wednesday as a result of an outage of undetermined origin.

The California giant which has more than two billion users acknowledged the outage after users noted on Twitter they could not access Facebook or had limited functionality.

“We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” a Facebook statement said on Twitter.

A short time later, Facebook indicated the outage was not related to an attack aimed at overwhelming the network.

“We’re focused on working to resolve the issue as soon as possible, but can confirm that the issue is not related to a DDoS attack,” Facebook said, referring to what is known as a distributed denial of service cyber strike.

According to the website downdetector.com, outages were heaviest in North America and Europe, but some users appeared to be affected in other regions.

Last November, a Facebook outage was attributed to a server problem and a September 2018 outage was said to be the result of “networking issues.”

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“It could have been my own child back home’!!! ‘Alex Hero’ Vincent Cosa speaks

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Vincent Cosa not only risked his life rescuing a boy stuck halfway on a pipe over the furious Jukskei River in Alexandra township in Johannesburg, but he later stood up for him when his parents wanted to give him a hiding.

Cosa believes it was an “honest mistake” by the young boy, who found himself there because he usually saw children playing in the area.

“I see children play there all the time and when I saw him there, I could not fold my hands and watch from the sidelines. I told myself if he dies I will die with him,” he said.

“He was sitting there crying in fear…I looked at him and thought of my own children…It could have been my own child.”

A video of Cosa’s heroic act went viral on social media on Saturday.

He could be seen in the video using his hands to move over a bulk pipe towards the stranded child.

When he reached him, he convinced the child to get on his back, before carrying him to safety the same way over the pipe, amid cheers and encouragement from onlookers on a nearby bridge.

Cosa not only brought the young boy safely to the riverbank, but went on to talk his parents out of punishing the child, someone he never knew previously, but risked his own life for.

Cosa said the boy’s parents “did not say much, but they wanted to punish him” and he stood against it.

“I believe his was an honest mistake… and he probably got stuck there as the flash flood came.”

When asked what pushed him to take a risk to save the boy, Cosa said he “just had to”.

His hope is that the young boy remembers “that I saved his life”, adding the child “could be a nurse or president tomorrow”.

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“BAD MISTAKE!!! Pastor Alph Lukai FINALLY SPEAKS, warns his accusers!

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The so-called resurrection pastor has come out guns blazing defending his controversial self-proclaimed miracle, saying people with no faith will never understand what he did.

Alph Lukau addressed his Alleluia International Ministries church for the first time on Sunday since a video emerged of a man being resurrected and sitting up in a coffin.

After strong criticism, Lukau said he had noticed that the man was breathing at the time. However, he has now told his congregation that miracles are not appreciated.

The church in Sandton was packed to capacity on Sunday with congregants energetic and listening to each word spoken by Lukau, shouting “amen” after each sentence.

Lukau was dressed in a striped black and grey suit, saying nothing was false about what happened.

“When we speak about miracles, we are talking about something that has gone beyond the rationalizations of what we accept as norms.”

Lukau conceded last week that the man in the coffin whom he prayed for might have been alive from the start, but insisted on Sunday that there had been a miracle.

WATCH: Alleluia co-founder: Pastor Lukau’s behaviour ‘unholy’ & ‘evil’

 

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