Daily news update: Covid-19 stats, ‘Muvhango’ actor dies, and bodies found in Centurion

EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu outside the Joburg Council after the vote for Joburg Mayor was postponed. Picture: Michel Bega

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Covid-19 update: SA’s recovery rate increases to 71%

As of today, a cumulative total of 529,877 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced.

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased. The number of recoveries currently stands at 377,266 which translates to a recovery rate of 71%,” said Mkhize.

Shivambu pans ‘deliberate distortion’ of Covid-19 facts – could he be right?

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) Deputy President Floyd Shivambu has come out guns blazing against “corrupt ANC politicians” for “deliberate distortion” of the official data pertaining to Covid-19 cases and tests, saying they would “later come to say they’ve contained Covid-19, while they just reduced testing”.

Alleged IPHC attackers to hear their fate next week

Scenes from the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC)  in Zuurbekom are pictured, 11 July 2020.  The South African Police Service has confirmed the arrest of over 40 suspects and the seizure of more than 34 firearms after being alerted to a hostage situation and shootout at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC)  in Zuurbekom, Johannesburg in the early hours of Saturday morning. Picture: Tracy Lee Stark

Advocate Barry Roux submitted to the Westonaria Magistrate’s Court that his clients, who are accused of an attack on the International Pentecost Holiness Church, should be released on bail because there was insufficient evidence to justify keeping them behind bars.

Roux represents 23 of the 42 people who were arrested in connection with the attack on the church in which five people were killed on 11 July.

‘Sangoma’ points to shocking discovery of bodies in Olievenhoutbosch

A woman and community leader “Kgomotso”, who pretended to be a sangoma to get to her version of the truth alleges she was told of buried bodies in the yard of a house in Olievenhoutbosh, Centurion by one of the culprits.

Kgomotso, alleges there were three bodies buried inside the yard of a house and community members were convinced that the bodies were buried alive.

‘Muvhango’ actor Arthur Mbambo dies

Actor Arthur Mbambo has passed away. Photo: Twitter @Muvhango

Veteran actor Arthur Mbambo who played a character in the popular soapie, Muvhango has passed on.

In a statement, the soapie and Word of Mouth Pictures confirmed that the news of Mbambo’s death was confirmed by his daughter Mbali Mbambo.

How to apply heat to your hair without causing damage

Too much heat exposure on your hair can lead to severe damage and dryness, leaving you with dry and brittle strands.

Educator at GHD Natasja Pienaar shares how to effectively apply heat to your hair without causing damage.

Duminy says Proteas team was split by racial division

South African cricket icon JP Duminy. Picture: ISP Media

Recently-retired Proteas batsman JP Duminy says the honour of representing the national team was spoiled by the “eye-opening” division he saw within the squad when he was first selected for South Africa in 2004.

“That 2004 tour of Sri Lanka was quite an eye-opener. The team was so fragmented, all in different groupings,” Duminy said during a recent Ahmed Kathrada Foundation webinar on racism in cricket.

Sidelined Mlambo facing Orlando Pirates exit

Xola Mlambo of Orlando Pirates (Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix)

Things haven’t quite gone as planned for Orlando Pirates midfielder Xolani Mlambo, and it seems like they will not get better for the midfielder while he is at the Buccaneers, with an exit from the club a strong possibility at the end of the season, a source at Pirates has revealed.

Gordon Murray’s long awaited McLaren F1 follow-up revealed

Nearly 22 years after the final McLaren F1 rolled-off of the production line in Woking, its creator, South African born Gordon Murray, has released a spiritual successor in the form of the equally simple named T.50.

Designed by Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) the Durban-born former Brabham and McLaren Formula 1 designer established 13 years ago, the T.50 takes more than a more styling hints from the F1 when viewed in profile, albeit with a number of unique touches, some drawing parallels with his stint at the team once owned by Bernie Ecclestone.

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