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South Africa: Man to be sentenced for raping and killing his 85-year-old grandmother

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A forty-year-old man has been arrested for the rape and murder of his grandmother.

Morena Petrus Mofokeng broke into the house of a 50-year-old woman and raped and killed her. Evidence taken from the scene linked him to the rape of his own 85-year-old grandmother a couple of months prior.
Morena of Paballong Village in QwaQwa, South Africa, raped and killed the 50-year-old woman in October 2012. Two years before that, in October 2010, his grandmother had been raped and died a week after but the case was provisionally withdrawn due to a lack of evidence. However, the charges were reinstated when DNA evidence taken from his recent victim proved that he was also his grandmother’s assailant.

According to reports, Morena was convicted by the High Court presiding at Thabo Mofutsanyana District Justice Centre in Phuthaditjhaba on Tuesday.

He will be sentenced today, according to a statement by the Free State police.

”He will be sentenced on two counts of rape, and one count of murder”.

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WHO accused Tanzania of hiding information on Ebola victims

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Ebola virus has cause major loss of life and socioeconomic disruption in Africa.

The number of cases has began to decline gradually, following the commitment of substantial international resources.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has rebuked Tanzania for failing to provide information about possible Ebola virus infections.

The WHO said it had learned of one suspected fatal case in Dar es Salaam and two others but, despite repeated requests, was given no information

Tanzania has said it has no suspected or confirmed cases.

The latest outbreak has killed more than 2,000 in eastern DR Congo, with Uganda battling to stop any spread.

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Nigeria Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick under fresh corruption probe

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Several properties belonging to top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), including its president Amaju Pinnick, have been seized in a fresh corruption probe.

The latest investigation and seizures are being carried out by the country’s Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s (ICPC).

The ICPC has published a newspaper advertisement about the properties seized – half of which belong to Pinnick.

According to the statement published in the Nigerian papers one of Pinnick’s properties is in London.

It comes amidst wide-ranging claims over how money meant for football development allegedly disappeared.

“We can’t go into further details beyond the fact that many officials of the NFF are under investigation,” ICPC spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa said.

“It’s basically because what they have is in excess of what they have earned.”

The ICPC has also taken control of properties belonging to the NFF second vice-president Shehu Dikko and the general secretary Muhamed Sanusi among others.

Source: BBC

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