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Oscar Pistorius to appear in court on Monday

The postponement of sentencing hearing in the Oscar Pistorius murder case will be heard on Monday in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, the office of the chief justice announced tonight. During the hearing, which is expected to last between 30 minutes and an hour, the sentencing proceedings of the disgraced Olympian will be formally postponed to June 13. On Monday, Pistorius will appear in court before his trial judge, Thokozile Masipa, alongside his legal team led by Advocate Barry Roux SC. The proceedings will be televised. Between June 13 and 17, Pistorius will be sentenced for the...

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Scores trapped after Japan quakes, storm hits

Kumamoto – Scores of people were feared buried alive Saturday after two powerful quakes hit southern Japan a day apart, killing at least 41 people, as a forecast storm threatened more devastating landslides. Homes, roads and railway lines were swept away when huge hillsides collapsed as thousands of tons of mud was dislodged by the thunderous seismic tremors. Buildings were reduced to rubble, including a university dormitory and apartment complexes, with dozens of people unaccounted for over a wide area. “We are aware of multiple locations where people have been buried alive,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a...

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The Big White Prayer Tent

The Big White Prayer Tent has become an important feature of the Karoo Mighty Men Conference (KMMC), providing new believers with an opportunity to pray a prayer of salvation together with a counsellor, be baptised in water, and be baptised in the Holy Spirit. Prayer and counselling for conflict in the family, healing from illness, and release from addictions is also provided in the tent, according to Lance Walton, KMMC coordinator of activities in the prayer tent. “The services offered in the Big White Prayer Tent help to confirm men’s spiritual experience at KMMC and encourage them to make a commitment....

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Church pressure mounts for president to resign

Calls by church leaders for President Jacob Zuma to stand down continued to grow over the past week despite appeals by some for the president to be shown Christian forgiveness following his televised apology to the nation for “frustration and confusion” over the Nkandla matter. In a meeting with senior leaders of the African National Congress (ANC) last Friday (April 8) the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and National Religious Leaders Council (NRLC) asked the party to compel Zuma to resign following the Constitutional Court’s adverse finding against him over Nkandla. Yesterday (Thursday, April 14) the SACC in...

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