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- SAfrican home of exiled Rwandan general attacked Updated: Mar-05-14 9:23 am
- Zambia activist acquitted after pro-gay remarks Updated: Feb-26-14 9:40 am
- South Africa to fight crime with new DNA law Updated: Feb-21-14 9:25 am
- South Africa: President's son tied to fatal crash Updated: Feb-09-14 8:02 am
PRETORIA, South Africa - Oscar Pistorius fired guns in public in the months before he killed his girlfriend - once out of a car sunroof on a road and once in a crowded restaurant, a onetime friend said at the athlete's murder trial Tuesday, drawing an aggressive effort from the chief defense lawyer to pick holes in his testimony.
JOHANNESBURG - South African police say there has been another unsuccessful attempt on the life of a former Rwandan army chief of staff who has been living in exile in the country for the past four years.
JOHANNESBURG - Legal activists say a Zambian human rights worker has been acquitted in a Lusaka court of charges related to comments he made in support of the rights of gay people.
JOHANNESBURG - It took a distraught Lindie Mdluli several days to summon the courage to go to a South African police station after she was raped in 2007. When she got there, Mdluli says that police officers didn't discuss the kind of investigative DNA work that she had seen on television detective shows.
JOHANNESBURG - A son of South Africa's president is being investigated in a case of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, after his luxury car collided with a minibus taxi on Feb. 1, killing one woman, South African media reported Sunday.