At the age of 60, famous musician Sipho ‘Hotstix' Mabuse has decided to go back to school to acquire a Matric National Senior Certificate which he missed then when his music career took a centre stage.
Announcing the news, some of Mabuse's friends were baffled when he told them he was going back to school for Matric Certificate. But bassist and producer, Victor Masondo wasn't surprised. "Sipho is a perfectionist. In typical Sipho style, he wants to go through the right routes and do the right thing, said Masondo."
After obtaining the Matric National Certificate, Mabuse plans to go on to university to study musical anthropology.
Molemo 'Jub Jub' Maarohanye has told the Protea Magistrate's Court that his blood and urine samples had been tampered with.
Maarohanye said yesterday (20Feb12) that he "could not make sense of evidence that cocaine and morphine were (detected) in his system" after the accident.
He had said in his evidence in chief that he knew that the music industry was rife with drug abuse but had never seen anyone consume cocaine except in the movies. But yesterday Maarohanye admitted "Yes, I have been around and seen people take cocaine."
Prosecutor Raymond Mathenjwa challenged him: "Why then did you say in your evidence that you have never seen anyone taking drug?." Maarohanye replied: "I don't know."
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Gospel singer Rebecca Malope, a well-known spinster, is ready for a life of matrimony.
Malope disclosed this week (21Feb12) that she has fallen in love, and has also overcome her marriage phobia. Malope is now engaged to businessman Themba Tshabalala.
"I think I was also ready for a soul mate. "I am not getting any younger - I am 44 years old. At the moment, we are giving ourselves time to know each other." But it's only a matter of time before they settle down together.
Malope also revealed that she has previously turned down three marriage offers - because she was not ready.
She said: "My father was very abusive. Every time someone asked for my hand those episodes of violence started coming back to ...