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Mbalula in Ukraine?, China pushes Russia-Ukraine talks, Gift of the Givers helps Ukrainians

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Daily news update March 06

‘Shane Warne has changed the game’: CSA mourns Aussie cricket great

obituary of Warne
The MCG scoreboards pay tribute to Shane Warne at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. Former Australian cricketer Shane Warne passed away on Friday at the age of 52. Warne took 708 Test wickets for Australia in a 145 Test career for Australia. Image: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

Cricket South Africa and former Proteas captain Graeme Smith have joined the sporting world to mourn the passing of Australian leg spinner Shane Warne, who died of a heart attack on Friday aged 52.

Warne made his debut in 1992 and played his last Test in 2007. He finished his career with 708 Test wickets.

China pushes ‘direct’ negotiations between Russia and Ukraine as war rages on

Russia-Ukraine Negotiations As War Rages
Photo: OLIVIER DOULIERY / Swimming pool / AFP

Beijing urged direct negotiations between Russia and Ukraine during a Saturday meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his US counterpart Antony Blinken as the war entered its tenth day after the invasion of Moscow.

The exchange was the first phone call between the country’s top diplomats since the start of hostilities marked by heavy Russian bombing and fierce resistance from Ukrainian fighters holding the capital Kiev.

SA responds: Is Mbalula in Ukraine?

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sydney Seshibedi)

It’s been seven hours since South African Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula announced he had “just landed in Ukraine” and while it remains to be seen if he’s in the troubled European nation, South Africans have his account inundated with jokes in response to his statement.

“Do they need help with corruption?” early @DlalaChampion

Several other users responded with some limericks about Mbalula.

Ciara wears Rich Mnisi on ‘The Ellen Show’

Ciara wears Rich Mnisi
Ciara wears Rich Mnisi as she hosts The Ellen Show | Photo: Instagram

American entertainer, entrepreneur and now children’s book author Ciara recently hosted the popular Elle Show instead of Ellen Degeneres and wowed audiences in a dress by South African designer Rich Mnisi.

The dress comes from the Rich Mnisi “Mafamba Yexe” spring/summer 2022 collection.

Gift of the Givers comes to the rescue of the Ukrainians

A gift from the givers vehicle | Photo: Michel Bega

NGO Gift of the Givers has distributed much-needed aid to Ukraine as Russia continues its invasion of the country.

In a statement, the NGO said it had been invited to a private international meeting with representatives from Slovakia, Romania, the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, Croatia, a doctor from Kiev, surgeons from the US and Europe and one of the chief humanitarian aid coordinators. in Ukraine.

The NGO said it sent a blueprint early Saturday morning outlining how to deal decisively with the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.

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