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Nonkanyiso Conco Who Lost Her V1rginity To Former President Jacob Zuma Speaks Out

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Nonkanyiso Conco was once one of Jacob Zuma’s best-kept secrets, but now she’s giving South Africans access to her life.

Conco, who shot to prominence in 2018 when she was revealed as Zuma’s latest fiancée, is part of the cast of the new 1Magic show The Real Housewives of Durban.

She had a child that year with Zuma, who at 78 is more than three times her age, but last year there were reports that the relationship was over.

Allwill be revealed on the show, which is due to air its first episode on January 29, with producers promising to showcase the lives of Durban’s wealthy.

Conco will be joined by Sorisha Naidoo, the wife of billionaire businessman Vivian Reddy; Kgomotso Ndungane, the wife of former Sharks and Springbok rugby player Odwa; Ayanda Ncwane, the widow of gospel legend Sfiso Ncwane; Anne-Tonni Lodick Mthembu, the wife of Durban businessman Kgolo Da Guru; and Durban businesswoman Nonku Williams.

“This show was definitely a surprise when I was approached,” said Conco.

“I must say, whatever critics said about me stays with them. I don’t have control of what people say about my life or my name. The only control I have is being authentic to my truth.”

Conco is believed to be in her mid20s but declined to disclose her age because she “enjoys seeing people assuming it and making up stories”.

Her engagement to Zuma saw her join a turbulent polygamous family that includes four current wives — Gertrude Sizakele Khumalo, Tobeka Madiba-Zuma, Bongi NgemaZuma and Nompumelelo Zuma, who is estranged from the former president.

The mother of Duduzile and Duduzane Zuma, Kate Mantsho Zuma, died in 2000. The former president was also once married to cooperative governance & traditional affairs minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. They divorced more than 20 years ago.

Conco said: “It is unfortunate that the media has portrayed its image of who I am. Through this show viewers will get to experienceme, bearing in mind the show has a format and one has to follow, though it’s out of my character and [a] culture shock.”

She said that shooting the first couple of scenes was overwhelming, but after her nerves calmed she eventually became comfortable.

“I’m a quick absorber and have adapted to the changes around my personal space.

“I hope that people get to see how important it is to be genuine and stand by your truth. I have opened my heart to edify the nation that being engaged/married to a prominent figure doesn’t mean [living] under his shadow but embrace your own potentials and capabilities, have purpose and vision.”

If there is one thing she wants to teach South Africans about herself it’s that “no matter what noise is around you, stay true to who you are”.

“I’ve been cyber-bullied, deeply so after giving birth to my son, and at first it was overwhelming because I’m human,” she said.

“One of the best lessons I’ve learnt from my fiancé is emotional intelligence, hence I’ve kept silent because I know my truth andwho I am and notwhat the media has insinuated.

“I have never [thought] that I will ever cross paths with such a calm and wise being. I always knew deep down [in] my heart that one day the world will have a chance to meet me.”

Apart from shooting the reality show, Conco mentors and guides young men and women holistically on life awareness and educates them on social ills through a programme called Sikhanyisa Isizwe (Enlightening the Nation).

Two years ago, Conco also started hosting seminars called Women in Conversation with LaConco.

“My purpose and vision for the youth is to make impactful and positive decisions on their lives. [During the seminars] I gather different experts from different sectors to engage with women seated at the event,” she said.

“I’ve learnt that at many gatherings of women energy is mostly [focused] on taking pictures, makeup and dressing up,” she said. “Speakers [leave] without guests engaging and venting out their pains and being empowered.”

Another project close to her heart is a body products business.

“I’ve launched a luxurious skin-care range, LaConco Naturals, that is made with mango and shea butter infused with essential oils. It includes body butter, body bath crème soap, body scrub, and [ we are] launching scented candles soon.”

– SundayTimes

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Adansi Hene allegedly destroying his own lands with galamsey – ghanapublisher.com

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The Adansi Hene, Opagyakotwere Bonsra Afriyie II have been accused of involvement in illegal mining at Adansi Hweremoase a community in the Adansi Asokwa District of the Ashanti Region.

The illegal Mining Galamsey menace has become a top challenge to the government as all measures to curb the infamous destroying of water bodies, natural resources and lands has been fruitless.

Ghanaians have witnessed the formation of “Operation Vanguard” with 400 security men which was made up of the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Police Service by President Akufo Addo, and also Galamstop initiated by the former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong-Boateng, all in 2017.

None of these teams were able to succeed the fight us expected by Ghanaians.

The current state of illegal Mining in the country is very disgusting and terrible which has led to the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Hon. Abu Jinapor to halt even those doing prospecting legally.

Government has again embarked on the fight by burning any galamsey equipment including excavators which would be found on any galamsey site.

A video intercepted by www.ghanapublisher.com explains how the Adansi Hene is allegedly involved in the illegal mining going on at Adansi Hweremoase, a community under his command.

in the video, the narrator is heard to have said that, the Adansi Hene with his nephew and some opinion leaders of the town have joined to do illegal mining (Galamsey) which has destroy their lands and natural resources.

According to the narrator, It is the Adansi Hene who brought the excavators to the site to mine gold illegally.

The narrator added that, the Twafohene of Fomena is also part of the illegal mining going on in the area. The narrator who mentioned his name as Wofa K or Kwabena obeng, a native of Hweremoase said that, he consulted the assembly member of the area to confirm if he is aware of the happenings on the land but he said he has no idea of who is even mining there.

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#FixTheCountry campaign: Over 330,000 Ghanaians descends on Prez. Akuffo Addo – ghanapublisher.com

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Almost all the celebrities in Ghana are unhappy with the current economic state of the country (Ghana), not only them, some Ghanaians are unhappy and venting their spleens over what they describe as disappointment on the part of the current government to improve the lives of the citizens

Mostly made up of the youth, tens of thousands of posts have been made on social media highlighting some of these inadequacies.

Despite efforts by government including the Nation Builders’ Corp (NABCO), National Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP) and other commitments towards investing in the growing human capital, some Twitter users say the impact is not felt on the ground.

Dominant in the sentiments shared on Twitter are rising youth unemployment, dilapidated health system, skyrocketing home-renting structure, poor road networks among others.

#FixTheCountry campaign is currently having over 330,000 tweets plus over 37,000 petition signed against that.

“This is the right time for us to stand up and come together as one people to speak and let them [government] know that we are tired,” Joshua Boye-Doe, a social media user and initiator of the #FixTheCountry campaign said.

Below are the tweets from some Ghanaian celebrates and the ordinary as well.

 

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Fake currency gang busted by National Security -ghanapublisher.com

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The National Security has busted a-13-member gang involved in the printing and distribution of fake currency notes to unsuspecting victims, mostly foreign nationals.

A statement issued by the National Security Secretariat, copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the gang, led by one Yassei Alia, a 45-year-old Syrian resident in East Legon, and owner of Hardford Auto Service in Accra, together with Danjuma Zakaria, alias Alhaji Mohammed, 49 and resident of Tema West, were rounded up in a warehouse within the premises of NacCharter Cargo and Freight Company, near KLM offices within the Kotoka International Airport, on Monday, April, 27 at around 5:30 pm.

Freshly printed $10,000 bundles of fake $100 notes concealed in two large metal trunks and a suitcase were retrieved from the warehouse.

The statement said the amount was estimated to be over five million United States dollars.

Other suspected accomplices arrested during the operation include Esther Omozeea, Emad Aldalhi, Kamal Mohammed, Abdulai Yakubu Osman and Samuel Ababio.

The remaining are John Denyo, Desmond Delali Dumenu, Alike Happiness, Prosper Chukwu, Victor Israel, Padi Christian Holdbrook.

It said in their caution statements, Yassei and Mohammed, who drove to the warehouse in the former’s car, denied knowledge of the deal.

It noted that however, when questioned separately, Yassei, who held a Syrian passport, a Republic of Guinea-Bissau diplomatic passport, and a Nigerian national driver’s licence issued in Ogun State, indicated that he had gone to the warehouse to have a discussion with one Kojo, an alleged cargo dealer and operator of the premises, regarding a V8 engine the latter was to import on his behalf, while Alhaji Mohammed stated that he had gone to solicit for financial help from Kojo to enable him procure a vehicle from Holland.

The statement said further, while Yassei claimed Kojo sat in a meeting with them on the said day, Alhaji Mohammed indicated that Kojo was not at the premises at the time of their visit and that while waiting for him, they were arrested.

It said incidentally, two of the suspects interrogated separately corroborated Mohammed’s claim that Kojo was not seen at the premises on the said day.

“The group’s modus operandi, according to intelligence, suggest that they lure unsuspecting victims with claims that they have access to millions of US dollars in Libya,” the statement said.

“Victims are given genuine sums of US dollars to spend for free, as a proof of the genuineness of the deal.”

It noted that once convinced, victims were requested to deposit huge sums of USD dollars as freight charges to aid the shipment of the said dollars to the victims.

It said upon receipt of amount, the suspects package fake dollars stashed in between a few hundreds of genuine notes, for onward delivery to their victims.

It said shortly after the arrest, one Bandoh, Alhaji-Ahmed, alias Alhaji Bamed, owner of Bamed Travel and Tours, who claims to be a Presidential Staffer at the Castle, and a client of Yassie, drove to the National Security headquarters, verbally assaulted the leader of the operation, and vowed to free the suspects.

It said the aggressive conduct of Alhaji Bamed, suggested that he might be involved in the deal, particularly when investigations are ongoing.

It said officials of National Security had assured Ghanaians that the Government was determined to rid the country of fake currency syndicates and warned that persons involved in the illegality would be arrested and dealt with accordingly.

The National Security has therefore urged the public to report suspicious activities of persons to security agencies to aid their arrest and prosecution.

Meanwhile, investigations continue.

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