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Sunday Sun

Sunday Sun 3/22/2020

Sunday Sun is an exciting Sunday tabloid filled with entertainment and lots of celebrity news.

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
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1 min.
sunday update

• THE Law Society of SA (LSSA) has sounded the alarm over the slow pace of the promised sanitisation and deep-cleaning of overcrowded prisons, holding cells and courts amid the Covid-19 outbreak. “I’ve seen all these various directives from judge presidents and the chief justice. The only problem is that sanitising the courts isn’t happening,” said lawyer William Booth who chairs the LSSA’s Criminal Law Working Group. He claimed it wasn’t being seen in police stations and police cells either. • THE parents of children at a Bloemfontein school are fearful after hearing two siblings attending the school are in quarantine. The siblings, who are in grades 1 and 2 at Brandwag Primary School, were quarantined after their mum, who is a healthcare worker at a private hospital, tested positive for the Coronavirus, Health…

3 min.
sabc fraud saga owen opens criminal case

OWEN Ndlovu is taking the SABC to court. This as he’s opened two criminal cases against the public broadcaster: one of theft and the other for corruption. Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele confirmed the cases. Commented the captain: “I can confirm the cases were opened. The police are investigating a case of failing to pay royalties. No arrests have been made.” According to Owen, the cases were opened at the Brixton Police Station in Jozi on 8 March. Explained Owen: “I opened these cases because the SABC is using artists to steal money from the public. “For example, maskandi singer, Ntencane (real name Senzo Zondi), has generated close to a R1 million for the SABC but is getting nothing. “I know this because Ntencane received 433 142 votes charged at R1.50 per SMS. This means he,…

1 min.
fired moretele mm: we will see you in court!

A SMALL municipality in North West that can’t provide clean drinking water for its residents has been paying two municipal managers for more than a year. The Moretele Local Municipality suspended its municipal manager, Isaac Maroga, in December 2018 pending an investigation and a disciplinary hearing. Maroga, who earns more than R106 000 a month, was accused of playing a key role in the municipality investing R50 million into the doomed VBS bank. The municipality, which governs more than 60 villages including Makapanstad, Tladi, Bosplaas and Dikebu, had invested a total of R188 million in the now defunct bank. But after a disciplinary hearing was concluded in September last year, it was recommended that Maroga be reinstated and punished by being docked three months’ salary. The municipality failed to take action since then and Maroga,…

1 min.
cellphone skelms pounce on thuli

FORMER Generations: The Legacy actress Thulisile Phongolo has fallen victim to shameless thieves. This while dinning at a restaurant in Sandton, north of Jozi. The 26-year-old, who is now a DJ, suffered material setback when tsotsis snatched her cellphone worth an R28 000 last month. Said police spokesperson Captain Granville Meyer: “I can confirm that a case of common robbery has been opened. “And no one has been arrested yet.” According to a police statement seen by the SunTeam, the tsotsis took her by surprise when she was with a friend at the Salsa Restaurant. Read the statement: “The complainant alleges that on 18 February at about 2pm she was at Rivonia Village’s Salsa Restaurant, corner Rivonia and 7th Avenue, Rivonia. “She was with a friend, Mosa, and about to have lunch. “She was busy texting…

2 min.
mazaza facelift

UZALO actress Sphelele Mzimela’s health issues are said to have proven “very costly” for her. Insiders claimed the actress, who plays Mazaza in the SABC1 prime-time telenovela, was fired because she often fell ill while shooting her scenes. Claimed an informant: “Sometimes, she’d faint, which would disrupt the work of the Uzalo crew. “Sphelele was replaced because the producers got tired of her sickness.” Asked for comment, Uzalo head of publicity, Nomfundo Zondi, said Sphelele was unable to continue with her role. This due to her ailment. According to insiders, Sphelele had been ill since the beginning of February and later discovered that she was pregnant. “She’d faint and sometimes feel hot or vomit while shooting her scenes,” an insider said. “In fact, she’s been in and out of hospital. The producers were out of ideas as…

1 min.
tina’s new life away from limelight

LIFE in Mzansi can sometimes be hard. This cannot be far from truth for singer Tina Dlangwana. After going through tough times in the country of her birth and numerous failed attempts to resurrect her singing career, Tina has allegedly thrown in the towel. Sunday Sun can reveal that the Umthwalo hitmaker has allegedly opted to venture out in Dublin, Ireland, where she is looking for a job on a boat cruise. Tina told Sunday Sun: “I’m super blessed. As we all know a lot has happened in Mzansi. Being shot at, my husband being poisoned to death and my mum raped and strangled to death. “I’ll respectfully plead with the media to respect my privacy, including my work as an artist and businesswoman.” According to the star’s close friends, Tina, who was married to late…