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Popular house musician DJ Shimza has lent a hand to people who were affected by a tornado that ripped through Tembisa earlier this week.

The area was rocked by a devastating tornado, leaving dozens of people injured and hundreds of homes destroyed.

While emergency services and task teams assessed the damage, DJ Shimza took to social media to offer his support to victims of the tragedy. 

In a post on Wednesday, he called on fans and followers to join him in rebuilding some of the shacks that were destroyed in the tornado.

“Those of you who are available tomorrow, please can we meet at Boisantha in Tembisa tomorrow at 9am to go and help those who were affected yesterday, just helping them rebuild the shacks,” he wrote, while also encouraging those who were not available to spread the message.

He returned to Instagram on Thursday to post a picture of the devastation the group found.


“(These are) some of the homes affected by the tornado in Tembisa, out here helping where we can to help rebuild,” he wrote.

Other local celebs, including DJ Sbu and gospel singer Winnie Mashaba, have previously urged fans and followers to pray for those affected by the tornado.

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    A number of celebrities don't see what the hullabaloo is about the much publicised Project X parties. This comes after the public castigated the events and dubbed them hedonistic in nature, characterised by sex and drug use. They have voiced their thoughts on their social media pages defending the organisers of the events.

    Emcee and event organiser Davidson 'DNG' Ngibuini dismissed 'social activists' for castigating the event. "Idle people are all over social media running their fingers about ‪#‎ProjectX‬! Hahaha...Like it's the 1st time the party's going down. Isn't that what house parties are nowadays anyway? And wait...Hold up...When did Kenyans get morals? I must have missed the memo. To Dero & Crew, get your money up!!! All we have are barking dogs and hypocrites! (sic)."

    Radio presenter Ciru Muriuki wrote, "I just heard someone talking about that Project X party, saying that it must not be allowed to happen because Kenya "is a Christian country". Um. No. We may be the majority, but we don't live in a religious state. Also, where is all that Christian outrage when politicians steal, commit rape...and get away with it?"

    The organisers have sent out a statement cancelling this weekend's event.

    "To all our loyal party rockers, we would like to inform you to peacefully understand us on this cancellation step of this event due to the command from the law. Its very saddening that the media has portrayed the event 'Project X' in a manner that is wanting, branding the event as a sex party through the basis of one sentence 'No one goes back home a virgin' clearly shows how some media houses can be narrow minded and try to make a story in order to make an extra buck even when all details portray the event where young adults can meet up, socialise and have a good time."

    It added, "The photos and captions used were for promotional use only, we fail to understand how we would widely market an event for guys to come and have sex. It's completely against the values we believe in. To the parents, we are deeply sorry that you had to view the event as an immoral and unethical abuse of our freedom to have fun, the event is based on guys socialising, having fun and new exposure to different people. We put up the charges at Sh500 so as to allow everyone from every background to have fun."

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    Police in South Africa have rescued fifty seven Malawian children from the hands of Malawian human traffickers.

    The young Malawians who are between the ages of 11 and 21 are now at a place of safety in the rainbow nation.human-trafficking-1-140203c

    According to reports, in the early hours of Tuesday, two police officers spotted a white “delivery” truck travelling at high speed in Rustenburg in South Africa.

    In the front seats of the truck were the driver and two other people. When they were stopped they refused to answer questions related to what they were transporting and refused to open the back.

    When officers forced open the back of the truck, two children fell to the ground.

    Officers found 18 young Malawian girls and 39 boys inside the enclosed back, which had a makeshift window at the top. Undocumented and shaken – the group was immediately taken to a place of safety.

    “They are well looked after and the Department of Social Development will do justice. Immediately after they were found, they were to be taken for assessments or treatments,” said acting national police commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane.

    Details of their travel is still sketchy and authorities say they are investigating. It is unclear how long they had been on the road, how they crossed the border, what their intended destination was and exactly what they were trafficked for.

    The driver and two passengers, who are all Malawians, were arrested.

    “They were arrested for human trafficking. The suspects appeared briefly at the Rustenburg regional magistrate’s court on Tuesday – their case has been postponed to 13 September 2016 – facing 57 counts of human trafficking,” said Phahlane.

    South African authorities have since disclosed that they are working with Malawian officials in their investigations.

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    House upcoming diva Babes Wodumo is probably one of the most talked about artists lately and her jam Wololo featuring Mampintsha is one of the most requested tracks anywhere you go where there is music.

    With all this buzz around Babes, we thought we would help you know her better with these five facts about her;

    1. Babes Wodumo is 23 years old
    2. Her real name is  Bongekile Simelane
    3. She can sing, dance and act.
    4. Babes is signed to Mampintsha’s label West Ink label
    5. Her song Wololo is one of the most played songs on the club circuit in Mzansi at the moment.

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    It seems afro-pop singing sensation Kelly Khumalo’s love life is lighting up with her new man. Even though Kelly has not gone public with her new bae, he seems to not shy away from showing her off.

    The guy is non other than producer of LiveAMP on SABC1 and Voice Over artist Sjula Dlamini. Sjula posted a picture of him and Kelly and hinting that they may be a couple. He caption a cosy pic of him and the star saying; “The first woman to get me to leave the cap at home. #SmileKeeper #LoveLivesHere #DateNight.

    Riky Rick has added to his growing car collection with a brand newMercedes AMG GTS coupe worth over R.2 million

    The star has gone on something of a car spending spree of late and on Wednesday introduced friends to his latest addition.

    And although Boss Zonke has yet to introduce the car to his fans on social media, one of his best buds Cassper Nyovest posted a video of the car congratulating his friend on the purchase.


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    Rapper Reason has reacted with anger to a rant by AKA this week, saying that the Supa Mega’s comments have left him feeling “so disappointed.”

    An outspoken AKA took to Twitter this week to shade local rappers who have chosen to keep quiet on political issues, saying that they need to speak out because their bars “don’t mean sh*t.”

    And while some fans might have agreed with his comment, they didn’t sit well with fellow rapper Reason who reacted with shock to the tweet.

    AKA hit back at Reason, and soon the pair were involved in a mini-twitter feud.


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    DJ Bongz’s Gwara Gwara is slowly taking over the nation and it seems the hit dance has even found its way onto the set of popular SABC 2 soapieMuvhango.

    The dance, which is harder to do than it looks, has fans in a frenzy as they try to replicate the dance. So, you can understand why Buhle Samuels and her co-stars at Muvhango would want to give it a try. 

    Buhle teamed up with Lesley Musina, Macdonald Ndou and Molobane Mbatha to try the catchy dance and posted the result on Instagram on Friday morning.


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    Singer Candy Mokwena from Kalawa Jazmee has poured cold water over reports that she is engaged, however, admitted that she is currently in a relationship with someone.

    This comes after Move! reported that Candy is set to walk down the aisle with a local businessman, known only as Tom. According to the local publication’s sources, Tom proposed to the Kalawa Jazmee singer in June this year and will be soon tying the knot.

    “Tom proposed last month and she greed to be his wife. Right now, Tom’s elders are preparing to go to Candy’s family for lobola negotiations,” an insider told Move.

    However, speaking to TMG Entertainment, Candy quashed the speculations, saying her main focus at the moment is her career.

    “That is not true. Right now, I’m just working on promoting my new album. My career and brand are main priorities right now. Also, I’m focusing on my children’s organisation, Tsa Mandebele Foundation,” she said. 

    Candy further admitted that she’s in a relationship at the moment, but has no plans of getting married anytime soon.

    “There is someone very close to my heart, but I don’t like speaking about my personal life in public,” she revealed.

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    SABC 2 and Sothar Pictures are on the hunt for both seasoned and aspiring actors for an upcoming drama series, which is set to air from February next year.

    Titled Bone of my Bones, the 13-part series centres around four male friends, who have kept a close-knit friendship since childhood. Upon their discovery of love, the show explores their triumphs and failures in relationships. 

    With the auditions taking place this weekend, the production team revealed that they’re on the search for men and women, between the ages of 20 and 30, who can speak Tsonga, Tswana, Sotho, Ndebele or Pitori Taal.

    Auditions will be held at the State Theatre in Pretoria on Sunday 31 July from 9am, and scripts will be provided at the venue.

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