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Winnie loses battle for Mandela’s rural home

A South African court on Friday struck down a long-running effort by late president Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to claim ownership of his former rural home.

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Why El-Zakzaky agreed to media parade —Falana

Lagos lawyer and Lagos lawyer and  human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, SAN, said, yesterday, that leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, agreed to speak to the press under the assumption that his release was imminent.Falana’s statement came on a day the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, said it was not placated by the appearance of its detained leader before select journalists in Abuja on Saturday, adding that anything short of his total freedom, in line with the ruling of the court, was unacceptable to them.El-Zakzaky briefly addressed journalists on Saturday to disprove claims that he was dead, saying he was getting better.According to Falana, the Department of State Services, DSS, told the Shi’ites leader that the Federal Government was ready to let him go after over two years in custody.

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