April Fools’ Day is known for pranks, hoaxes, and practical jokes. These hoaxes often originate from news websites.


Sindi Dlathu (Thandaza), Dingaan Mokebe (James), Gabriel Temudzani (Azwindini), Maumela Mahuwa (Susan), and Buhle Samuels (Matshediso) are said to have been axed after they "stopped production in the Muvhango SABC studios on Tuesday when they arrived on set and refused to shoot unless the SABC re-evaluated their contracts" according to a statement released on the show's FACEBOOK PAGE

2. Zuma and Mugabe bow to pressure and hand in their resignations

In a shock announcement, the President of the Republic of South Africa Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe have both RESIGNED on the same day.

President Zuma announced his immediate resignation following the ConCourt ruling on the Nkandla matter were he was found guilty and requested to pay back the money. A ruling that was welcomed by the majority of South Africans. ‘I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect,’ read the statement. ‘I have decided to do the right thing and leave the reigns to more capable hands’ Zuma added.

Elsewhere, Zimbabwean President also surrendered power to his wife Grace Mugabe. The aging president was this week seen sleeping while on an official visit in Japan. The 92 year old Mugabe said,’I realised I am not doing any good for my Zimbabwean people. Therefore I have decided to hand in power to my wife until the next elections. Grace will be in charge of the country’, he said in a shock announcement.

3. Zuma studies BCom‚ wants to outdo Malema (from TimesLive)

President Jacob Zuma wants to outdo rival Julius Malema‚ who graduated with a BA from Unisa this week.

4. Multi-million rand tender issued for Wi-Fi in Nkandla (from Htxt)

The government is securing a private company to deploy 40 public Wi-Fi hotspots in Nkandla, to the tune of R60 million.

5. Joburg minibus taxis to get their own lane (from BusinessTech)

The Gauteng Portfolio Committee for Transport is working on a plan to provide taxis in Johannesburg with their own lane.

6. The Lion’s Pride Estate (from OneDayOnly)

Luxury 2-to-4 bedroom apartments in Lion’s Head Nature Reserve.

7. ShowMax makes it possible to watch TV shows 42% faster (from MyGaming)

ShowMax has launched its new ‘power bingeing’ function, which speeds up TV shows and movies by 42%.

8. Afrihost launches new website (from Afrihost)

“We’ve been working really hard on this site and it has been literally years in the making,” said Afrihost CEO Gian Visser.

9. Land Rover set for Discovery Pick-Up production in 2017 (from LandyMag)

Land Rover will release an all-new Discovery bakkie.

10. MyBroadband launches 1Gbps uncapped mobile broadband for R99 per month (from MyBroadband)

MyBroadband is set to crush Vodacom and MTN with its new Warp Speed Mobile Internet service.