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    In rural west Mozambique, a dead tribal chief must be lowered into his grave with five live goats and two roosters. Female livestock farmers must surrender their animals or face punishment.

    PROGRESS MWAREYA | 2017-04-02 10:15:35
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    Grim tale of South Africa´s “poshest” sex worker murderer

    Gender activists in South Africa feel insulted when a globally famous artist who murdered a sex worker says, if he goes to jail his “Million Rands (cash) would be at risk.”

    RAY MWAREYA | 2017-04-05 17:43:15
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    South Africa: “Deliberate pregnancies to flee deportation” says immigrant sex workers.

    “I did unprotected sex to avoid deportation from South Africa. Breast feeding makes us avoid immigration jail. Passport; visa means nothing when you are an immigrant sex worker.”

    RAY MWAREYA | 17 Apr 2017
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    South Africa: Foreign blind beggars offers hope to jobless young men.

    In South Africa´s small towns, jobless young men vie for the right to guide blind immigrant beggars. "We are paid 10% of the beggars daily collections. Police never demand to see our passports and visas too when they see us chauffeur blind beggars. It is a relief"

    KIMBERLY MUTANDIRO | 2017-05-12 07:26:12
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    “100 corpses: Inside South Africa´s mental deaths horror”

    This is the horrific tale of 100 mental health patients whose corpses, hidden at first, have now been counted in South Africa. Today, some of the victims’ families are still combing mortuary after mortuary scouring for hidden corpses of loved-ones.

    RAY MWAREYA | 2017-05-20 10:04:58
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    South Africa: Rich artist Zwelethu Mthethwa jailed 18 years for sex worker murder.

    Handing down judgement in the Western Cape High Court a few minutes ago, Judge Patricia Goliath stressed: “with the high rates of femicide in South Africa, harsher sentences must be given as a deterrent against these crimes.”

    RAY MWAREYA | 2017-06-07 11:10:39

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