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Azarrah Karrim


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Past articles by Azarrah:

Rolling debt: Well-known SA film and television producer accused of IOUs in excess of R1m

Niel van Deventer, best known in the industry for his production role in South African films, has been accused of non-payments in excess of R1 million. → Read More

KwaSizabantu Mission: 'Working for God', but put through hell

With very little or no separation between church and business, it’s now emerged that workers at the KwaSizabantu and its affiliate entities are seemingly not immune to the controversial practices of the mission → Read More

KwaSizabantu leader's daughter accused of sexual assault, 'horrified' at allegations

Spokesperson for controversial KwaSizabantu Mission, Ruth Combrink, says she is “horrified” at allegations of sexual assault against her and her sister, Elisabeth Vermaak – calling the allegations a “personal attack”. → Read More

Daughters of KwaSizabantu leader implicated in allegations of sexual assault

Marietjie Bothma, a woman who grew up at the controversial KwaSizabantu Mission, has implicated mission leader Erlo Stegen's daughters in sexual abuse at the mission, in testimony before the CRL Rights Commission. → Read More

Pastor tells CRL inquiry KwaSizabantu has history of 'avoiding accountability'

KwaSizabantu Mission has used the same strategy to avoid accountability today as they have used for more than two decades, according to pastor emeritus Martin Frische. → Read More

CRL Commission's probe into KwaSizabantu resumes in Gauteng

While the CRL Rights Commission is set to resume its investigation into allegations of abuse at KwaSizabantu Mission, it is unclear whether the mission will be participating. → Read More

KwaSizabantu leaders expected to appear before CRL Rights Commission

Leaders of the KwaSizabantu Mission are expected to testify and respond to allegations of abuse levelled against them at the CRL Rights Commission's investigation. → Read More

Multipronged govt probe into KwaSizabantu in the works, CRL Rights Commission hears

The KwaZulu-Natal public works department is looking into allegations against controversial church KwaSizabantu Mission. → Read More

'KwaSizabantu are God themselves', Celimpilo Malinga tells CRL Commission hearing

Celimpilo Malinga recalled how the KwaSizabantu Mission slowly pulled her and her family away from their loved ones. → Read More

WATCH | Seven accused in R255m asbestos contract granted bail, more arrests expected

Seven of the accused in Free State asbestos claim granted bail in Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court. → Read More

Ocean Racing Series defend aQuellé and 'massive positive impact' the company has made

Organisers of the Ocean Racing Series, say they will be keeping aQuellé on as sponsors of their event. → Read More

Mkhize disbands Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19 'out of the blue'

Members of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19 were caught by surprise after a letter advised them their term was over. → Read More

Cele confirms that KwaSizabantu Mission is being investigated

Police Minister Bheki Cele says he is aware of an investigation into KwaSizabanthu Mission as well as people who have "raised matters" with the mission. → Read More

Suspect confesses to murder of Rafferty couple on KwaZulu-Natal farm

A 29-year-old man has confessed to murdering Glen and Vida Rafferty on their farm in Normandien, KwaZulu-Natal. → Read More

Nehawu set to protest outside Union Buildings for frontline workers

The Nehawu NEC is set to protest outside the Union Buildings on Monday to get President Cyril Ramaphosa to respond 'adequately and positively' to their demands, detailed in a memorandum submitted earlier this month. → Read More

HPCSA to approach presidency regarding criminal matter against doctors

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) plans to take the matter about the death of Dr Abdulhay Munshi to the presidency. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE | Exodus: Uncovering sexual crimes and missing millions at a KZN 'cult'

A 50-year old Christian mission in KwaZulu-Natal stands accused of gross violations of human rights, turning a blind eye to sexual abuse and alleged money laundering. After an investigation of seven months, News24 can today reveal the depth of the rot at KwaSizabantu. → Read More

'Will I be dead tomorrow?': Doctors speak of fears as they mourn Abdulhay Munshi

Dozens of doctors and health workers dressed in scrubs gathered outside Dr Abdulhay Munshi's family home to show their support for Munshi. → Read More

Doctor accused of culpable homicide reportedly shot dead in Johannesburg

Anaesthetist Dr Abdulhay Munshi, the co-accused in a case of culpable homicide along with paediatric surgeon Dr Peter Beale, has reportedly been shot dead in Johannesburg. → Read More

Woman allegedly raped by cleaner in Mossel Bay quarantine facility, Public Works confirms

A woman has allegedly been sexually assaulted while isolating in a Covid-19 quarantine facility in Mossel Bay, Western Cape, the province's transport and public works department confirmed. → Read More