Top 5 newsmakers of the year: From Mike Mangena to Timothy Omotoso

Top 5 newsmakers of the year: From Mike Mangena to Timothy Omotoso

2018 has been quite a momentous year full of news that had South Africans from all corners of the country talking.

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We highlight in this article five of the most talked about newsmakers of the year. They are among the most read articles on

1. Vusi Zuma

Vusi Zuma was former President Jacob Zuma's son. His passing in July 2018 shocked and saddened many South Africans.

He reportedly passed away from lupus. gathered a few facts about who he was.

2. Timothy Omotoso

Controversial Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso's trial had South Africans on the tenterhooks for several weeks on end.

Angered South Africans decided that they'd had enough of foreign-run prophetic churches. They therefore started an online petition demanding the shutdown of these churches.

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3. Mike Mangena

Soccer legend Mike "Sporo" Mangena sent South Africans into a tailspin of frenzy when he was named among the suspects nabbed in a drug bust in November.

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4. Thabo Mbeki

Former President Thabo Mbeki had been out of the political limelight for many years when it emerged that he could make a spectacular return in January 2018.

According to reports at the time, ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa indicated that he would take advice from Mbeki on ANC matters.

5. Thobile MaKhumalo

Uthando Ne'sthembu, the popular reality TV show focusing on polygamy, captivated South Africans in 2018.

Viewers especially loved Thobile Makhumalo, one of Musa Mseleku's wives.

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