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Born an ambivert and raised a quaintrelle, Nokuthula Ngcobo's love for words and languages developed through her flair for writing poetry. When she is not writing, curled up with a good book or out experiencing the beauty of nature and good music, she is mentoring journalism students to hone their writing and reporting skills. Apart from writing, Nokuthula is also obsessed with radio and broadcasting.
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Meyiwa trial: Number that called Kelly not RICA’d under accused 5

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 01-08-23 11:21

Advocate Zandile Mshololo – who is representing accused number five, Fisokuhle Ntuli – poked holes in Colonel Lambertus Steyn’s testimony regarding a cellphone link between her client and Senzo Meyiwa’s girlfriend, Kelly Khumalo. ALSO READ: Senzo Meyiwa’s brother says the murder trial is misleading NUMBER THAT CALLED KELLY CANNOT BE LINKED TO NTULI During cross-examination on […]

Kelly Khumalo

Cancelled? Women’s festival drops Kelly Khumalo amid Meyiwa trial

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 01-08-23 10:10

With the rebooted Senzo Meyiwa murder trial on everyone’s lips as State witnesses give startling evidence at the North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, singer Kelly Khumalo is losing out on gigs. The Bazokhumula singer, who was the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper’s girlfriend when he was killed in her presence on 26 October 2014, has been removed from […]

Willard Katsande

Ex-Kaizer Chiefs star Katsande’s second home ‘goes on auction’

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 28-07-23 15:13

Zimbabwean Kaizer Chiefs star Willard Katsande has reportedly lost his second home. WILLARD KATSANDE ALLEGEDLY LOSES SECOND HOME In February, The South African reported that the former Kaizer Chiefs defender was on the brink of losing his R2 million house situated in Johannesburg. According to recent reports by Zimoja, the footballer and businessman’s second home was up for […]

Senzo Meyiwa trial

Senzo Meyiwa was already deceased in Kelly’s car, neighbour says

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 26-07-23 19:03

Former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was already deceased in his then-girlfriend Kelly Khumalo’s vehicle, according to a statement made by Nthabiseng Mokete who was the Khumalos’ Vosloorus neighbour. Mokete took to the witness stand at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday, 26 July. ALSO READ: ‘I’m not your wife’: Zandie loses temper, […]

Crown Chasers

‘Crown Chasers’: Nobukhosi Mukwevho is next guest judge

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 26-07-23 17:02

Designer Nobukhosi Mukwevho is the guest judge on episode 4 of the Miss South Africa television series Crown Chasers which airs on Sunday, 30 July at 16:00 on SABC 3. She joins the show’s regular judges Bonang Matheba and Leandie du Randt along with series’ host Zozibini Tunzi. ALSO READ: ‘Crown Chasers’: Five things to know about […]

This Body Works For Me

‘This Body Works For Me’ S2: Xoli Mfeka and Samke not returning

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 26-07-23 14:11

Showmax has renewed This Body Works For Me for a second season, adding some new faces as stars Xoli Mfeka and Samke Nkwanyana will not be returning. The reality series about the South African adult entertainment industry topped the charts on Twitter and Showmax during its first season, thanks to its mix of fun, drama, sisterhood and […]

Lira stroke

Lira on having a stroke: ‘It was an uncomfortable feeling in my head’

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 26-07-23 08:18

Songstress Lerato Molapo – affectionately known as Lira – has spoken publicly for the first time since suffering a stroke in April 2022. The Feel Good hitmaker had a sit-down with her friend and neighbour Relebogile Mabotja segment called The Upside of Failure on Radio 702. LIRA IS EXCITED TO BE SPEAKING AGAIN When the radio presenter asked Lira […]

Nelisiwe Sibiya angers political party supporters, ‘booed’ off stage

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 25-07-23 16:53

Durban Gen actress Nelisiwe Sibiya did not expect to be booed off stage during the Miss and Mr King Cetshwayo District Municipality pageant at University of Zululand in Empangeni, northern KZN on Friday, 21 July. ALSO READ: ‘I don’t do weak men’: Nelisiwe Sibiya on failed engagement [watch] NELISIWE SIBIYA RESPONDS TO THE BACKLASH According to Zimoja, Nelisiwe […]


SAMAs delayed due to financial problems

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 25-07-23 14:02

The South African Music Awards (SAMAs) organisers have gone back to the drawing board in an attempt to ensure the highly-anticipated event takes places this year as there currently is no sponsor. ALSO READ: ‘They represent a looted SOE’: Zakes Bantwini slams SAMAs SAMAS FAILING TO SECURE A SPONSOR According to Sunday World, the awards show has […]

Love Island UK

‘Love Island UK’ S10 is now on Showmax

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 24-07-23 10:54

Season 10 of the reality TV phenomenon Love Island has arrived first to Showmax from the UK, with episodes 1-9 available since Friday, 21 July, and subsequent episodes dropping every Friday. So pack your suitcase and swap the winter chill for a long, hot summer with Love Island, once again hosted by Maya Jama. ALSO READ: TV host Ntandose Mosibi […]

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Vodacom pays tribute to ‘Yebo Gogo’ ads legend Kole Omotoso

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 21-07-23 09:14

Tributes have been pouring in after Professor Kole Omotoso, popularly known in South Africa for portraying the “Yebo Gogo” man in Vodacom’s 1990s and early 2000s commercials, passed away on Wednesday, 19 July, age 80. ALSO READ: RIP: Vodacom ‘Yebo Gogo’ uncle, Professor Kole Omotoso dies FAMILY CONFIRMS PROFESSOR KOLE OMOTOSO’S PASSING His passing was confirmed […]

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Moja Love gets stronger security for ‘Sizok’thola’ host and crew

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 19-07-23 16:12

Following death threat reports and a letter by African Transformation Movement (ATM) leader Vuyo Zungula to ministers Bheki Cele and Ronald Lamola, Moja Love has said that the Sizok’thola host and crew are fully protected. ALSO READ: Drug lords declare war on ‘Sizok’thola’ host Xolani Khumalo MOJA LOVE PUTS SECURITY MEASURES I PLACE FOR ‘SIZOK’THOLA’ CREW […]

‘Unique perspective and charisma’: Zuraida Jardine returns to TV

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 19-07-23 13:42

Seasoned presenter Zuraida Jardine has finally made her highly-anticipated return to the small screen as the brand-new host of S3’s popular lifestyle show Afternoon Express from Tuesday, 18 July 2023. ALSO READ: TV host Ntandose Mosibi joins ‘Crown Chasers’ as guest judge ZURAIDA JARDINE MAKES SMALL-SCREEN COMEBACK Zuraida will bring her unique perspective, charisma, and passion for health […]

Gert Schalkwyk

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder: Where is Gert Schalkwyk now?

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 17-07-23 19:16

Gert Schalkwyk is one of the best footballers to ever come of out Klerksdorp in the North West. The former Kaizer Chiefs player is remembered for terrorising defenders and for his diligence on the field of play. ALSO READ: Pirates legend, Chiefs fan: Where is Benedict ‘Tso’ Vilakazi now? TROPHIES, TROPHIES AND MORE TROPHIES AT KAIZER […]

Dineo Ranaka

Kaya FM explains why Dineo Ranaka was fired

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 17-07-23 09:32

Gauteng-based commercial radio station Kaya FM has disclosed why Dineo Ranaka’s contract was terminated – Sunday World reports. The media personality confirmed that she had been fired by the radio station last week after been off air since 22 May due to her struggles with mental illness. KAYA 959 SAY DINEO RANAKA WENT AWOL In an internal memo […]

ATM leader Zungula asks Cele, Lamola to protect ‘Sizok’thola’ crew

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 14-07-23 09:26

Vuyo Zungula – who is the president of the political party African Transformation Movement (ATM) – has written a letter to the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, and Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, in a bid to get protection for the host and production team of the drug-busting show, Sizok’thola. Xolani Khumalo and the Sizok’thola crew have […]

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Making a racket: Top 10 most influential tennis stars at Wimbledon

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 10-07-23 09:25

Serbian sportsman Novak Djokovic is the most influential tennis player competing at Wimbledon in 2023, earning potentially $69,458 (R1.3 million) per sponsored Instagram post – according to research. ALSO READ: Love is in the air at Wimbledon NOVAK DJOKOVIC IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL TENNIS PLAYER AT WIMBLEDON 2023 The study, conducted by Casino Alpha, used an Instagram […]

‘BBT’ winner Khosi to take legal action against ex-housemate Nelisa

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 04-07-23 17:27

Journalist and Big Brother Titans (BBT) winner Khosi Twala has rubbished her former housemate Nelisa Msila’s claims. ALSO READ: ‘BBT’ war? Nelisa accuses Khosi of hiring hitmen for her family KHOSI TWALA SAYS SHE WANTS TO TEACH NELISA A LESSON The media personality has told The Citizen that she is going to take legal action against Nelisa who claimed that […]

Teboho Mahlatsi

RIP: Teboho Mahlatsi co-creator of ‘Shaka ILembe and ‘Yizo Yizo’ dies

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 03-07-23 18:20

Teboho Mahlatsi – one of the great minds behind MultiChoice’s most-watched TV series, Shaka ILembe – has passed away age 49. ALSO READ: ‘Shaka ILembe’: BCCSA rules against complaint on bare-breasted cast TEBOHO MAHLATSI HAS PASSED AWAY News of Mahlatsi’s passing were announced in a statement by his family on Monday, 3 July. “It is with the saddest regret […]

Supa Team 4

VIDEO – ‘Supa Team 4’: Netflix’s first African animation series

By Nokuthula Ngcobo 03-07-23 17:31

Supa Team 4 is set to burst onto Netflix on 20 July 2023 as the global streaming service’s first African animation series. NETFLIX’S FIRST AFRICAN ANIMATION SERIES ‘SUPA TEAM 4’ IS HERE! Created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema – with South African animation studio Triggerfish and leading London-based kids’ entertainment specialist CAKE as producers and animation from Superprod Animation […]

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