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Xolani Khumalo fired, life now in danger

Controversial TV presenter Xolani Khumalo said on Friday he was shocked by Moja Love’s decision to fire him as presenter of the channel’s popular show.

Moja Love announced that it had parted ways with the presenter of one of the channel’s leading shows, Sizok’thola. In a brief statement on Friday, the channel’s spokesperson Nonzwakazi Cekete said: “Moja Love TV has terminated its relationship with Mr Xolani Khumalo, presenter of one of the channel’s leading shows, Sizok’thola. 

The channel will not be commenting on any matters relating to Mr Khumalo at this stage and wishes him everything of the best in his future endeavours.”

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This means he will face his trial without the former employers’ backing during his murder trial likely to commence next year. Khumalo told City Press that he was shocked by Moja Love’s statement and that he also found out on Friday as the channel did not communicate the decision with him.

“I didn’t know about this, I also found out from a journalist [who called me]. Nothing was discussed with me, I am just as shocked.”

Khumalo is currently facing a murder charge after a man died while he was filming the show in Katlehong in July this year. He is accused of torturing the suspected drug dealer to death while they were filming the reality show which exposed drug dealers and corruption in government departments.

Khumalo said the last time he spoke to Moja Love was when they asked him to dissolve his foundation which he also uses to fight drugs like he did with Sizok’thola.

“They wanted me to dissolve the Xolani Khumalo Foundation. I said I don’t have a problem with dissolving it but my problem is that I have employees. I asked them if they will employ those people if I dissolved it an they never responded, until I  saw the statement today [that I had been fired].”

Khumalo handed himself over to the police in September after a murder case was opened against him after the death of alleged drug dealer Robert Varrie in July this year. Khumalo appeared at the Palm Ridge Magistrates’ Court on 19 October 2023 and was granted R20 000 bail. He will be back in court on 21 November.

Without going into detail, Khumalo said he was consulting his representatives. He also hinted that there had been discussions about a third season of the popular show which first aired in January this year.

Top 10 Fastest Trains in the World: Speeding into the Future

Estimate Prices and Remarkable Speeds

In an era where speed and efficiency are paramount in the world of transportation, trains have not been left behind. Engineers and innovators have been working tirelessly to push the boundaries of train technology. We bring you the top ten fastest trains in the world, along with their estimated prices, showcasing the marvels of modern rail travel.

1. Shanghai Maglev: The Bullet of China

The Shanghai Maglev tops the list with a jaw-dropping maximum speed of 267 mph (431 km/h). While it’s a pioneer in magnetic levitation technology, the estimated ticket price for this cutting-edge experience ranges from $8 to $20.

2. Japan’s Shinkansen Series N700

Japan’s Shinkansen Series N700, also known as the Nozomi, comes in at second place with a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). Travelers can expect to pay around $130 to $250 for a one-way ticket on this high-speed marvel.

3. Germany’s ICE 3: Efficient and Elegant

Germany’s ICE 3 trains achieve speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h) and are renowned for their comfort and reliability. Tickets for this sleek German engineering marvel cost approximately $100 to $250.

4. France’s TGV Atlantique: The Eurostar Competitor

The TGV Atlantique, famous for connecting Paris to Western France at 186 mph (300 km/h), offers competitive pricing, with tickets typically ranging from $100 to $250.

5. Spain’s AVE Class 112: Speeding Through Iberia

Spain’s AVE Class 112 can reach speeds of 217 mph (350 km/h) and offers travelers a luxurious journey. The estimated ticket price for this high-speed adventure starts at around $130 to $260.

6. South Korea’s KTX-Eum: Excellence on Rails

The KTX-Eum in South Korea is a symbol of excellence, reaching a top speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). Travelers can hop on board for a price ranging from $40 to $120.

7. Italy’s Frecciarossa: Zooming Across the Boot

Italy’s Frecciarossa, or “Red Arrow,” speeds through the country at 186 mph (300 km/h). Tickets for this Italian pride vary from $50 to $150, offering a cost-effective way to explore Italy.

8. Taiwan’s THSR 700T: A Taiwanese Marvel

The Taiwan High-Speed Rail (THSR) 700T races through the island nation at 186 mph (300 km/h). Passengers can embark on this high-speed journey with ticket prices ranging from $40 to $120.

9. Turkey’s YHT: Connecting East and West

Turkey’s YHT, or High-Speed Train, reaches speeds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h). The estimated ticket prices for this Eurasian connection range from $10 to $50.

10. Russia’s Sapsan: Roaring through Russia

The Sapsan in Russia connects Moscow and St. Petersburg at 155 mph (250 km/h). Travelers can experience the vast Russian landscape with ticket prices typically starting at $40 to $150.

As technology and innovation continue to advance, these trains are pushing the limits of what’s possible in rail transportation. With a mix of cutting-edge maglev technology, high-speed rail, and superior engineering, these trains not only offer incredible speeds but also a variety of price ranges to cater to different budgets. Whether you’re a budget-conscious traveler or seeking a luxurious experience, these top ten fastest trains have something to offer everyone, making rail travel a thrilling and efficient mode of transportation in the 21st century.

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