SA dancer and choreographer Kirvan Fortuin stabbed to death allegedly by 14-year-old girl

Kirvan Fortuin has been stabbed to death.

According to police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, it is alleged that Fortuin and the girl were in Macassar. An argument ensued between the two, which led to him being stabbed.

Fortuin died while on the way to hospital.

“A 14-year-old girl was arrested and is being processed according to the Child Justice Act,” Rwexana said.

No other details have been made available at this stage.

A case of murder has been opened for investigation.In a statement, Western Cape cultural affairs MEC Anroux Marais mourned the loss of Fortuin, saying that the province had lost a true inspiration.

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Fortuin, 28, was residing between South Africa and the Netherlands, and danced for a Dutch company.

In South Africa, he worked as the founder and artistic director of the Kirvan Fortuin Foundation.

Marais said that Fortuin received a ministerial recommendation for Outstanding Contribution to Preservation and Promotion of an Indigenous Art Form at the Western Cape cultural awards in 2019.

“Kirvan was a true testament to how hard work and talent could open many paths to success. He was a rising star in South Africa, who had a promising road ahead of him,” Marais said.

“Sadly, we have been robbed of the opportunity to celebrate his future successes, but we honour the amazing life of this young man.”

“Our deepest condolences go out to Kirvan’s family and friends, and especially to those in the arts and culture spheres, who walked his path with him. The Western Cape has lost a true inspiration in Kirvan, but we will continue to celebrate his legacy for many years to come.”

Shona Ferguson gushes over his ‘miracle baby’

Doctors told me I could never have children of my own. God had other plans because he knew I needed you. My miracle baby’Actor Shona Ferguson wishes his 'miracle' child, 18-year-old daughter Alicia, a happy birthday.Actor Shona Ferguson wishes his ‘miracle’ child, 18-year-old daughter Alicia, a happy birthday.
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Actor Shona Ferguson has opened up about how doctors told him he and his wife Connie would never have children, but God had other plans for the couple.

Shona said he and Connie felt like they had survived all of life’s adversities when they were blessed with their baby girl, Alicia Angel Ferguson.

Taking a young trip down memory lane on his daughter’s 18th birthday, the actor took to Instagram to recall the day when he was honoured with the blessing of finally becoming a father.

“My baby is 18 today … happy birthday my angel. True story, doctors told me I could never have children of my own. God had other plans because he knew I needed you.

“My miracle baby. Daddy loves you more than you will ever know. I was right there when you came into this world and I will always be there whenever you need me. Sharp fede. Happy birthday Juice. I love you baby.”Connie also wished her “twinny” and, in a heartfelt post, expressed how she was “lost for words” at her daughter reaching the milestone.

“18! Is that you? OMG how time flies! I’m lost for words. I’m just so so grateful. To have been blessed with a kindred soul.”

The actress went on to explain how Ali was meant to be born on her birthday, June 10, but she and Shona decided to have her earlier.

“Perfect you were, and oh so precious. We have watched you grow, and marvelled at your milestones. Special you are, with talents only God can give. Such a musical genius with rhythm so innate I often wonder if you are even real?!” read part of Connie’s heartfelt post.

Zoleka Mandela remembers her daughter Zenani in touching tribute ‘Happy 23rd birthday to my daughter in heaven’

Zoleka Mandela is reflecting on her daughter's tragic accident.Zoleka Mandela has chosen to remember her daughter in a touching tribute on what would have been Zenani’s 23rd birthday.
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Zoleka Mandela has chosen to remember her daughter in a touching tribute on what would have been Zenani’s 23rd birthday.

The grieving mother commemorated the memory of her daughter who died in a car accident in 2010 through a series of her pictures on Instagram.

Zoleka shared a series of pictures of Zenani, including one of her with her great grandfather and political icon Nelson Mandela.

With Brandy’s Missing You as the soundtrack of her tribute, Zoleka captioned her emotional post saying, “Happy 23rd birthday to my daughter in heaven.”Zoleka blamed influencers for not doing enough to advise on the importance of adhering to road safety measures across the continent.

Being at the forefront of worldwide campaigns, Zoleka explained that she called on African leaders to listen to stories of those who become victims of road accidents, urging the need for children’s safety on their journey to school.

“My grandparents fought against the status quo for justice and equality, and I hope, through the Mandela name, I will never stop fighting for our children everywhere around the world.”

Though she may appear stronger now with a mission at hand, in 2018 Zoleka opened up about suffering from depression.

Ann Malinga’s lockdown heartbreak: It’s a harsh reality that my husband is not coming back

Ann Malinga misses her husband Robbie.Ann Malinga misses her husband Robbie.
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While the lockdown has been hard on many, Ann Malinga told TshisaLIVE that it has also left her grieving for her husband Robbie Malinga and seeking medical attention for her heartache.

Robbie died in December 2017, and Ann and her children are struggling to fill the void in their lives. She told TshisaLIVE that it’s difficult for the family to come to terms with the fact that they won’t ever see him again.

“At the beginning of the lockdown I struggled a lot and had to seek medical help. It was a harsh reality that my husband is not coming back and whatever I’m faced with I’m on my own.

“The children depend on me for love and emotional support. It affected us a lot, it’s a daily reminder that we are missing someone special in our lives. The lockdown has brought us closer than before.”Ann said she realised her children were also vulnerable to the emotional impact of Robbie’s death and so she made sure that she keeps them busy.

“I had to be more present and supportive to try protect them from the pandemic’s harmful effects and it took them a while to adjust. I keep them busy doing stimulating activities. I also had to seek professional help for anxiety attacks.”

Ann said that since the lockdown has been moved to level 3, she still works from home with her daughter Zanokuhle who attends online zoom classes every day.

She added that her son Robbie Junior attends school every Wednesday.

Hospitality industry is taking on insurers for non-payment of Covid claims

Hospitality industry is taking on insurers for non-payment of Covid claimsBusinesses operating in the tourism and hospitality sector are preparing to take on South Africa’s big insurance companies because they say they are are refusing claims for loss of business caused by the lockdown.

The claimants operate the likes of guest houses, restaurants, hotels and lodgings. They allege that they have insured themselves against business interruption, and in some instances have specific cover related to infectious diseases.INSURERS SAY DISEASE AND LOCKDOWN NOT THE SAME
But, says a loss adjustor who is representing over 400 claimants in the tourism and hospitality sector, insurers are trying to differentiate between COVID-19 as a notifiable disease and the government’s lockdown restrictions which have caused their clients to lose customers.

The former, it seems, may be paid out if a policy covers business interruption due to notifiable infectious diseases, which is common clause in hospitality sector policies. However, the insurers say lockdown losses are due to government action and therefore not covered.

In other instances, there have been reports of insurers also denying business interruption claims as they define ‘interruption’ as being due to a physical event such as fire or flood.TWO CLIENTS HEAD TO COURT THIS COMING WEEK
On Monday 15 June, News 24 reports, two Santam clients will bring a potentially precedent-setting case before the Western Cape High Court in an effort to force the insurer to pay COVID-19 related claims for their hotels and restaurants.

“A company which owns hotels and guest houses in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, and another one which owns several restaurants, plan to submit an urgent application to the High Court on Monday as Santam has rejected four of their business interruption claims,” News 24 said.

“In the documents that are due to be filled in the High Court on Monday, Santam clients detail that between 11 and 26 March, one of the hotels had already lost R5.1-million as clients cancelled reservations. The affidavits show that this is the only claim that Santam has accepted. Any losses from 27 March when the lockdown began are excluded.”

In a written response to News 24, Santam said: “The national lockdown is not a peril that is covered by our policies and so they would not be able to make a successful claim for this event.”

The company added that it was never its intention to provide cover for widespread pandemics or a national lockdown.

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