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JOHANNESBURG, March 14 - President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday lauded the multi award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir for being South African heroes as they have showcased to the world what the country has to offer. The choir recently won its third Grammy Award for their album “Freedom” which was crowned Best World Music. "We thought it was important that we hold this...
Los Angeles - R Kelly's two live-in girlfriends say they are not being held against their will by the R&B star, and allegations that they are stem from their parents' efforts to solicit money. Azriel Clary, 21, and Joycelyn Savage, 23, defended the 52-year-old singer on Thursday in a joint sit-down with CBS News' Gayle King. It's the second part...
Chicago, March 7 - Embattled US singer R. Kelly, who has been indicted on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, was jailed here for failing to pay $161,000 in child support to his former wife, officials said. He was jailed on Wednesday evening and supporters were working to get Kelly, 52, out of jail by March 13, the next...
When "CBS This Morning" host Gayle King sat down with R. Kelly, a musician who was arrested last month after being accused of sexually abusing several women, viewers probably expected some contentious moments. But one moment in particular left viewers in shock - and in awe of King's composure. Kelly agreed to sit down with King less than two weeks...
Solly Makganoto JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal police have confirmed that Bongekile 'Babes Wodumo' Simelane has opened a case of assault against her partner Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo. Family spokesperson Sakhile Mhlonishwa Langa said on Monday evening that Simelane had opened the case at Westville Police Station on Monday afternoon. Earlier, national police spokesperson Vishnu Naidoo declined to confirm whether a case of common assault in...
CAPE TOWN, March 4 - Gqom musician Babes Wodumo's father on Monday appealed to the police to arrest kwaito star Mandla “Mampintsha” Maphumulo after a video of the latter reportedly beating his daughter went viral. Speaking on eNCA, Reverend Welcome Simelane said he rushed to the aid of  his daughter, whose real name is  Bongekile Simelane, on Sunday night when...
JOHANNESBURG, March 2 - Celebrated Matwetwe film actor Sibusiso Khwinana has been stabbed to death at Sterland Mall in Pretoria, Gauteng police said on Saturday. Police said the young actor was stabbed over a cellphone at the movie complex in Arcadia. Khwinana gained fame for his performance in a successful South African movie, Matwetwe. It is a coming of age...
Chigaco - R&B superstar R Kelly walked out of Cook County Jail Monday evening after posting a 1-million-dollar bond following three days in custody. Hours earlier, Kelly pleaded not guilty in Cook County court to charges he sexually abused four women, three of whom were underage at the time of the alleged assaults, over a span of a dozen...
For decades, it was one of the music industry's most disturbing open secrets: R&B singer R. Kelly was hounded by sexual misconduct allegations, often involving minors, but continued to enjoy the spoils of stardom. But Friday saw a moment many were skeptical would ever come. Illinois prosecutors outlined charges that Kelly abused four victims, three of whom were between 13...
JOHANNESBURG - Jussie Smollett was taken into police custody hours after he was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly filing a false police report about an assault on him last month in Chicago, authorities announced early Thursday morning. "Jussie Smollet is under arrest and in custody of detectives," Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted. The authorities did not provide any additional...

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