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Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp at the Feather Awards on November 4, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa

14 February 2013                06:07 ET

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home, local media say.

Police said they have charged a 26-year-old man with murder, but did not confirm it was Mr Pistorius.

The precise circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear. Reports say he may have mistaken her for a burglar.

Mr Pistorius, 26, is known as the “blade runner”, and was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics.

The suspect is expected to appear at Pretoria Magistrates’ Court later on Thursday, police said.

They also confirmed that a woman had been shot dead at the home of Oscar Pistorius and that she was a friend of the athlete.

Police added that there had been previous incidents at the address and described them as “allegations of a domestic nature”.

“The SA Police Service were just as surprised this morning to hear on the radio that allegations had been made that the deceased had been perceived to be a burglar,” police spokesperson Denise Beuke said, adding that they were not the source of those allegations.

Reeva Steenkamp’s publicist confirmed to the BBC that the 30-year-old model had died.

“Everyone who knew her is in tears. She was an absolute angel, the sweetest, sweetest human being, a kind human being,” Sarit Tomlinson said.

The news that Mr Pistorius may have killed his girlfriend will shock the country as the athlete is regarded as one of South Africa’s national icons, reports the BBC’s Peter Biles from Cape Town.

‘Fatally wounded’

South Africa has one of the highest crime rates in the world and is considered as one of the most violent and unequal societies.

Many here feel that the police are losing the fight against crime and those with money or valuables feel compelled to protect them at any cost. According to the South African Gun Association (SAGA) more than 2.5 million civilians own guns and more than half of them got them for self-defence. Still an estimated 5 million guns are in circulation in the country and many of them are unlicensed.

Gun ownership is strictly regulated and obtaining a licence can take years due to bureaucratic red tape. Along with a series of background checks, the police need to be satisfied that you need a firearm before a licence is granted.

The key role of the police in deciding who can own guns has been criticized by many pro-gun groups and they are lobbying for the government to change its firearm laws, giving the powers to an independent body instead.

The incident is said to have taken place between 04:00 and 05:00 local time (02:00-03:00 GMT).

A police statement said that a 30-year-old woman was “fatally wounded” in the early hours of Thursday morning at a home in the Silverlakes complex in the Boschkop area of the capital.

The woman had been wounded in her head and upper body. Paramedics were at the house when police arrived, but she died at the scene. A 9mm pistol was recovered.

South Africa has among the highest rates of crime in the world and many residents keep weapons to protect themselves against intruders.

Gun ownership is strictly regulated and obtaining a licence can take years due to bureaucratic red tape.

On Tuesday, a bill seeking to give police extra powers to arrest anyone carrying a dangerous weapon in public was tabled before parliament, following a spate of violent strikes and protests last year.

The athlete’s home is in a high-security up-market gated compound on the outskirts of Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius

  • Won a key legal battle in 2008, when athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, allowed him to compete against able-bodied athletes
  • Made history in London 2012 by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete in the Olympics
  • Apologised after claiming that his rival, Brazilian Alan Oliveira, was wearing blades that were too long in the 2012 Paralympics 200m final
  • Popularly known as “blade runner”, he was born without a fibula in both legs

Reporters have gathered outside the estate but police have not let anybody inside, local television reports.

Mr Pistorius races wearing carbon fibre prosthetic blades after he was born without a fibula in both legs and had both legs amputated below the knee before his first birthday.

He reached the 400m semi-finals in the London 2012 Olympics. At the Paralympics he won silver in the T44 200m, gold in the 4×100 relay and gold in the T44 400m, setting a Paralympic record.

For years he dominated in his category at successive Paralympic Games.

In 2008 he won a legal battle over his blades with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for the right to compete in able-bodied competitions.

Icon of athletics

His achievements have made him a “living legend” and placed him among global sporting royalty, South African broadcaster and commentator Daniel Silke told the BBC.

Sarit Tomlinson, Reeva Steenkamp’s publicist, described her client as “an absolute angel”

“He’s a household name, he’s a hero in the South African sporting context. He is of course someone who has overcome great difficulty and tragedy in his own personal life,” he added.

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said it had been inundated with questions over the incident, but was in no position to comment.

Ed Warner, head of UK Athletics also reiterated that little was known about the incident but described the reports as “shocking and very sad,” adding that: “Pistorius is one of the great icons of Paralympic athletics but also of able-bodied athletics too”.

The International Paralympic Committee also declined to comment on the matter as a police investigation was under way.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21455453

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Reeva Steenkamp was born on August 19th, 1983 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reeva_Steenkamp

August 19th, 1983

8 + 19 +1+9+8+3 = 48 = her life lesson = Remembrance.

Eight of Cups Tarot card

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August 19th, 1983

August 19th

8 + 19 +2+0+1+2 = 32 = her personal year (from August 19th, 2012 to August 18th, 2013) = Fighting.

Six of Wands Tarot card

32 year + 1 (January) = 33 = her personal month (from January 19th, 2013 to February 18th, 2013) = Not backing down.

Seven of Wands Tarot card

33 year + 13 (13th of the month on Wednesday February 13th, 2013) = 46 = her personal day (from her time of birth on Wednesday February 13th, 2013 until her time of birth on on Thursday February 14th, 2013) = So young.  Only age 30.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Reeva Steenkamp

9        1

 

her primary challenge = RS = 91 = Being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

91

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Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp at the Feather Awards on November 4, 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa

14 February 2013                06:07 ET

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been arrested over the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home, local media say.

Police said they have charged a 26-year-old man with murder, but did not confirm it was Mr Pistorius.

The precise circumstances surrounding the incident are unclear. Reports say he may have mistaken her for a burglar.

Mr Pistorius, 26, is known as the “blade runner”, and was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics.

The suspect is expected to appear at Pretoria Magistrates’ Court later on Thursday, police said.

They also confirmed that a woman had been shot dead at the home of Oscar Pistorius and that she was a friend of the athlete.

Police added that there had been previous incidents at the address and described them as “allegations of a domestic nature”.

“The SA Police Service were just as surprised this morning to hear on the radio that allegations had been made that the deceased had been perceived to be a burglar,” police spokesperson Denise Beuke said, adding that they were not the source of those allegations.

Reeva Steenkamp’s publicist confirmed to the BBC that the 30-year-old model had died.

“Everyone who knew her is in tears. She was an absolute angel, the sweetest, sweetest human being, a kind human being,” Sarit Tomlinson said.

The news that Mr Pistorius may have killed his girlfriend will shock the country as the athlete is regarded as one of South Africa’s national icons, reports the BBC’s Peter Biles from Cape Town.

‘Fatally wounded’

South Africa has one of the highest crime rates in the world and is considered as one of the most violent and unequal societies.

Many here feel that the police are losing the fight against crime and those with money or valuables feel compelled to protect them at any cost. According to the South African Gun Association (SAGA) more than 2.5 million civilians own guns and more than half of them got them for self-defence. Still an estimated 5 million guns are in circulation in the country and many of them are unlicensed.

Gun ownership is strictly regulated and obtaining a licence can take years due to bureaucratic red tape. Along with a series of background checks, the police need to be satisfied that you need a firearm before a licence is granted.

The key role of the police in deciding who can own guns has been criticized by many pro-gun groups and they are lobbying for the government to change its firearm laws, giving the powers to an independent body instead.

The incident is said to have taken place between 04:00 and 05:00 local time (02:00-03:00 GMT).

A police statement said that a 30-year-old woman was “fatally wounded” in the early hours of Thursday morning at a home in the Silverlakes complex in the Boschkop area of the capital.

The woman had been wounded in her head and upper body. Paramedics were at the house when police arrived, but she died at the scene. A 9mm pistol was recovered.

South Africa has among the highest rates of crime in the world and many residents keep weapons to protect themselves against intruders.

Gun ownership is strictly regulated and obtaining a licence can take years due to bureaucratic red tape.

On Tuesday, a bill seeking to give police extra powers to arrest anyone carrying a dangerous weapon in public was tabled before parliament, following a spate of violent strikes and protests last year.

The athlete’s home is in a high-security up-market gated compound on the outskirts of Pretoria.

Oscar Pistorius

  • Won a key legal battle in 2008, when athletics’ governing body, the IAAF, allowed him to compete against able-bodied athletes
  • Made history in London 2012 by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete in the Olympics
  • Apologised after claiming that his rival, Brazilian Alan Oliveira, was wearing blades that were too long in the 2012 Paralympics 200m final
  • Popularly known as “blade runner”, he was born without a fibula in both legs

Reporters have gathered outside the estate but police have not let anybody inside, local television reports.

Mr Pistorius races wearing carbon fibre prosthetic blades after he was born without a fibula in both legs and had both legs amputated below the knee before his first birthday.

He reached the 400m semi-finals in the London 2012 Olympics. At the Paralympics he won silver in the T44 200m, gold in the 4×100 relay and gold in the T44 400m, setting a Paralympic record.

For years he dominated in his category at successive Paralympic Games.

In 2008 he won a legal battle over his blades with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for the right to compete in able-bodied competitions.

Icon of athletics

His achievements have made him a “living legend” and placed him among global sporting royalty, South African broadcaster and commentator Daniel Silke told the BBC.

Sarit Tomlinson, Reeva Steenkamp’s publicist, described her client as “an absolute angel”

“He’s a household name, he’s a hero in the South African sporting context. He is of course someone who has overcome great difficulty and tragedy in his own personal life,” he added.

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee said it had been inundated with questions over the incident, but was in no position to comment.

Ed Warner, head of UK Athletics also reiterated that little was known about the incident but described the reports as “shocking and very sad,” adding that: “Pistorius is one of the great icons of Paralympic athletics but also of able-bodied athletics too”.

The International Paralympic Committee also declined to comment on the matter as a police investigation was under way.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21455453

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Oscar Pistorius was born on November 22nd, 1986 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Pistorius

November 22nd, 1986

11 + 22 +1+9+8+6 = 57 = his life lesson = Heartbreaking.  Condolences.

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November 22nd, 1986

November 22nd

11 + 22 +2+0+1+2 = 38 = his personal year (from November 22nd, 2012 to November 21st, 2013) = This is messed up.

38 year + 1 (January) = 39 = his personal month (from January 22nd, 2013 to February 21st, 2013) = Half-truths.

Knight of Cups Tarot card

39 year + 13 (13th of the month on Wednesday February 13th, 2013) = 52 = his personal day (from his time of birth on Wednesday February 13th, 2013 until his time of birth on on Thursday February 14th, 2013) = Fatal encounter.

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Oscar Pistorius

6                      1 

 

how he obtains/loses his heart’s desire = OS = 61 = Getting away with murder.

Seven of Swords Tarot card

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Friday February 8, 2013            11:43pm IST

Hundreds of South Africans chanting “enough is enough” gathered on Friday at a building site where a 17-year-old girl was mutilated and left to die after being gang-raped.

Their tribute was testimony to how the killing of Anene Booysen has stirred outrage in a country where many people have become oblivious to rampant sex crimes and violence.

People marched in a procession to the site in the sleepy town of Bredasdorp, 130 km (80 miles) east of Capte Town, where they placed flowers and candles by a simple wooden cross.

Booysen was found by security guards lying only a short distance from her house after partying at a nearby bar last Friday evening. She later died in hospital.

Her foster mother, Corlia Olivier, recounted the moment when she saw her daughter dumped amid the gravel and grass, her stomach slit open down to her genitals.

“I heard her saying ‘Mommy help me, Mommy help me’ and I rushed over…and just saw her guts hanging out,” Olivier told reporters, tears welling up in her eyes.

The incident and the public response has echoes of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a New Delhi bus last year, which caused a national and international outcry.

President Jacob Zuma expressed shock and outrage, calling for the harshest possible sentences for the killers and a concerted campaign “to end this scourge in our society”.

In Geneva, U.N. Human Rights chief Navi Pillay said South Africa must tackle a “pandemic of sexual violence” and she was concerned about low conviction rates for rapists.

“There is a need for very strong signals to be sent to all rapists that sexual violence is absolutely unacceptable and that they will have to face the consequences of their terrible acts. The entrenched culture of sexual violence which prevails in South Africa must end,” said Pillay, herself a South African.

South Africa has the highest number of reported rapes per head of population of any Interpol member country, with more than 64,500 reported in 2011/2012.

Even when suspects are caught, only 12 percent of cases end in conviction. But sexual crimes seldom cause little public concern beyond some soul-searching editorials and anguished radio phone-ins.

The Womens’ League of the ruling African National Congress is trying to mobilise the public into similar action to the protests against anti-female violence that took place in India after the New Delhi attack.

On Friday, Cape Town radio station KFM broadcast a “bleep” every four minutes as a reminder to listeners that another South African woman will, on average, have just been raped.

DEATH PENALTY?

At the Bredasdrop site, religious leaders and politicians linked arms with Booysen’s relatives as they sang hymns and laid a wreath by the cross, adorned with a pink ribbon.

“I still hear her footsteps,” Olivier said as a stream of well-wishers arrived to offer condolences.

Maree Louw, commander of the local police station, said the murder was one of the worst cases she had seen in a long career.

“The brutality and the slaughter of this young teenager is beyond belief,” Louw told Reuters.

Like many towns in South Africa’s Western Cape, Bredasdorp, with a population of 35,000 people, has problems with drug and alcohol abuse but, Louw said, most people would go to bed at night with their back doors open and windows unlocked.

Booysen managed to reveal the name of one of the attackers, a family friend, before dying. Three men in their early 20s have been arrested and are expected to appear in court on Tuesday on charges of rape and murder.

They face the prospect of life in prison if convicted.

Under a constitution drawn up after the end of apartheid in 1994, Nelson Mandela’s “Rainbow Nation” abolished the death penalty. Some in Bredasdorp wish that were not the case.

“This crime was very sadistic and deserves the death penalty,” said mother-of-three Sophia Europa. “What they did was worse than anything done to an animal.”

from:  http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/02/08/safrica-rape-idINDEE9170B820130208

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Anene Booysen

15555 2667155                  53

 

her path of destiny = 53 = Attacked.

Knight of Swords Tarot card

RIP

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27 January 2013                22:28 GMT

Coach Lucio Antunes dedicated Cape Verde’s historic passage to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals to the inhabitants of his homeland.

The debutants’ fairytale run continued when beating Angola 2-1 on Sunday to qualify from Group A.

“My team and I dedicate this victory to the wonderful people of Cape Verde,” said Antunes.

“Our objective at this tournament has been achieved. We wanted to reach the quarter-finals.”

Cape Verde, a nation of ten islands located off the west coast of Africa, were trailing 1-0 with just nine minutes of their final Group A tie left in Port Elizabeth.

But the smallest country to ever compete at the Nations Cup staged a dramatic turnaround, with late goals from Gege and Heldon, to spark celebrations among the half a million inhabitants back home.

South Africa’s late equaliser against Morocco, with the match in Durban ending 2-2, also enabled Cape Verde to finish above the North Africans in the table.

“Our qualification is crazy. This is the first time we have come to the tournament and we’ve qualified so this is a dream right now,” midfielder Guy Ramos told BBC Sport.

Nicknamed the Blue Sharks, the entire squad burst into the post-match news conference to sing and dance in front of reporters – with Antunes himself wrapped in a Cape Verde flag.

Antunes, who is working as Cape Verde’s coach after taking time off from his regular work as an air traffic controller, also chose to sang at the same news conference.

Stopping talking, he broke into a few bars of ‘The Biography of a Crioulo’, a Cape Verde song of joy referring to the Portuguese dialect spoken in the islands.

“It is a traditional song. I dedicate it to all the people at home,” he said.

“We came here with the determination to win this game and from the first minute we worked. It was the dedication of the players.”

“We knew what was happening in the other match between South Africa and Morocco and that’s why I told the team to attack until the end and it paid off.”

Cape Verde will now meet the winner of Group B in their quarter-final in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

All four teams in the group – which pits leaders Ghana against Niger, and DR Congo against Mali on Tuesday – can still finish top.

Cape Verde had already caused one of the upsets of the 2013 Nations Cup when eliminating four-time champions Cameroon in qualifying.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21226088

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Lúcio Antunes was born on October 9th, 1966 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucio_Antunes

October 9th, 1966

10 + 9 +1+9+6+6 = 41 = his life lesson = Getting to know Lúcio Antunes.  Intimate details.  Melting your heart.

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October 9th, 1966

October 9th

10 + 9 +2+0+1+2 = 24 = his personal year (from October 9th, 2012 to October 8th, 2013) = Dominating.  In charge.  Taking charge.

The Queen of Wands Tarot card

24 year + 1 (January) = 25 = his personal month (from January 9th, 2013 to February 8th, 2013) = Excitement.  Thrilling.  Rooting for the underdog.

Knight of Wands Tarot card

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26 October 2012                   20:12 ET

Backstage amidst the chaos of Africa Fashion Week in the South African city of Johannesburg one woman sits quietly in a corner.

Other models and designers from across the continent dash from one end of the tent to the other – there seems to be an unofficial competition to see who can make the most noise.

Yet despite her silence, US albino supermodel Diandra Forrest is still the most noticeable person in the room.

With a complete lack of pigment in her hair or skin, the New Yorker who grew up in the city’s mainly black Bronx community is used to sticking out a mile.

Around one person in 17,000 is born with the genetic disorder, which can also cause blindness.

But she knows that her presence at Africa Fashion Week has a much greater significance than just challenging ideas of what is beautiful.

In some African countries, particularly in East Africa, people with albinism are at risk of abduction and mutilation, as their body parts are believed by some to make potions and rituals more powerful.

“It matters a lot to me to be here, because I want to change the way people see girls with albinism on the continent,” she told the BBC.

“I thought I had it so tough when I was growing up, with kids making fun of me all the time. I used to come home in tears,” she recalls.

‘Shocked’

“But that’s nothing compared to what people like me go through here, particularly in rural areas.

US supermodel Diandra Forrest
International designers like to use albino models at the moment

“When I found out that in countries like Tanzania, albino people like me are at risk of having their limbs cut off for the trade in body parts I was just so shocked.

“People just like me live in fear every day of their lives. It’s terrible.”

But when it comes to international catwalks, Ms Forrest is setting a trend.

Like others in the fashion world, British-based South African designer Jacob Kimmie was smitten when he saw Ms Forrest.

“She looks so other worldly, I had to have her in the show,” he says.

“At the moment using an albino model is very hot right now, it’s true.

“But hopefully the impact of using people who look very different, is that it inspires a longer term change.”

Refilwe Modiselle, a South African model with albinism who grew up in Soweto, agrees.

Modelling since the age of 13, she is now the face of the South African fashion chain Legit and tells me albinism used to be viewed negatively but is now becoming more “mainstream”.

“I really feel that the work Diandra and I are doing is the beginning of a real change,” she says.

Witchcraft link

But in Kwazulu Natal, a day’s drive from the Africa Fashion Week catwalk, an albino schoolboy has been missing for over a year after his abduction.

His family fear it is linked to witchcraft.

Most recently in Meru, Tanzania, the body of an albino man estimated to be in his 30s, was discovered in June with several of his body parts missing.

An albino woman in Tanzania moulding a pot from clay in Ukerewe, an island on Lake Victoria, near the town of Mwanza - January 2009
People with albinism in parts of East Africa live in fear of their lives

The body parts are used in witchcraft medicines or buried underneath businesses in the belief that they bring prosperity.

So can a model on a catwalk really make a difference?

Peter Ash, the author of a 2012 report commissioned by the UN on albinism, says it can.

“The more positive portrayals of people with albinism the better; it really helps.”

“The main problem we find is that there is an underlying acceptance of violence against people with albinism, because they are seen as sub-human, a representation of the devil, or carriers of a curse,” he says.

“So it’s crucial that African society starts seeing positive role models to be able to change thinking like that.”

Quoted in the UN report, the non-governmental organisation Under the Same Sun estimated that around 71 people with albinism were killed in Tanzania between 2006 and 2012, and 31 survived machete attacks.

Seventeen albinos were murdered in Burundi, seven in Kenya seven and three in Swaziland.

The cases are often not properly reported or investigated, says Nomasonto Mazibuko from the Society for Albinism in South Africa.

But she says that change has got to come from within the continent:

“The crucial point is that people don’t take people with albinism as actual human beings. It is up to us in Africa to talk about this and make inroads against prejudice.”

Her voice rises with passion as we talk: ‘We cannot be quiet, we cannot stay hidden.

“And any girl with albinism who is walking on an international catwalk or even the street with her head held high is a much needed role model.”

Ms Modiselle hopes she can be that catalyst for inspiration for the often racially divided society in South Africa and the continent as a whole.

“I’m the symbol of racial unity. I’m a black girl who lives in the skin of a white person and that alone should embody what a human being as a whole should represent.

“I’d like to be known as a model, and for all my other achievements, not for being albino.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20096144

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Refilwe Modiselle

9569355 464915335                     82

 

her path of destiny = 82 = Unexpected boons.

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26 October 2012                   20:12 ET

Backstage amidst the chaos of Africa Fashion Week in the South African city of Johannesburg one woman sits quietly in a corner.

Other models and designers from across the continent dash from one end of the tent to the other – there seems to be an unofficial competition to see who can make the most noise.

Yet despite her silence, US albino supermodel Diandra Forrest is still the most noticeable person in the room.

With a complete lack of pigment in her hair or skin, the New Yorker who grew up in the city’s mainly black Bronx community is used to sticking out a mile.

Around one person in 17,000 is born with the genetic disorder, which can also cause blindness.

But she knows that her presence at Africa Fashion Week has a much greater significance than just challenging ideas of what is beautiful.

In some African countries, particularly in East Africa, people with albinism are at risk of abduction and mutilation, as their body parts are believed by some to make potions and rituals more powerful.

“It matters a lot to me to be here, because I want to change the way people see girls with albinism on the continent,” she told the BBC.

“I thought I had it so tough when I was growing up, with kids making fun of me all the time. I used to come home in tears,” she recalls.

‘Shocked’

“But that’s nothing compared to what people like me go through here, particularly in rural areas.

US supermodel Diandra Forrest
International designers like to use albino models at the moment

“When I found out that in countries like Tanzania, albino people like me are at risk of having their limbs cut off for the trade in body parts I was just so shocked.

“People just like me live in fear every day of their lives. It’s terrible.”

But when it comes to international catwalks, Ms Forrest is setting a trend.

Like others in the fashion world, British-based South African designer Jacob Kimmie was smitten when he saw Ms Forrest.

“She looks so other worldly, I had to have her in the show,” he says.

“At the moment using an albino model is very hot right now, it’s true.

“But hopefully the impact of using people who look very different, is that it inspires a longer term change.”

Refilwe Modiselle, a South African model with albinism who grew up in Soweto, agrees.

Modelling since the age of 13, she is now the face of the South African fashion chain Legit and tells me albinism used to be viewed negatively but is now becoming more “mainstream”.

“I really feel that the work Diandra and I are doing is the beginning of a real change,” she says.

Witchcraft link

But in Kwazulu Natal, a day’s drive from the Africa Fashion Week catwalk, an albino schoolboy has been missing for over a year after his abduction.

His family fear it is linked to witchcraft.

Most recently in Meru, Tanzania, the body of an albino man estimated to be in his 30s, was discovered in June with several of his body parts missing.

An albino woman in Tanzania moulding a pot from clay in Ukerewe, an island on Lake Victoria, near the town of Mwanza - January 2009
People with albinism in parts of East Africa live in fear of their lives

The body parts are used in witchcraft medicines or buried underneath businesses in the belief that they bring prosperity.

So can a model on a catwalk really make a difference?

Peter Ash, the author of a 2012 report commissioned by the UN on albinism, says it can.

“The more positive portrayals of people with albinism the better; it really helps.”

“The main problem we find is that there is an underlying acceptance of violence against people with albinism, because they are seen as sub-human, a representation of the devil, or carriers of a curse,” he says.

“So it’s crucial that African society starts seeing positive role models to be able to change thinking like that.”

Quoted in the UN report, the non-governmental organisation Under the Same Sun estimated that around 71 people with albinism were killed in Tanzania between 2006 and 2012, and 31 survived machete attacks.

Seventeen albinos were murdered in Burundi, seven in Kenya seven and three in Swaziland.

The cases are often not properly reported or investigated, says Nomasonto Mazibuko from the Society for Albinism in South Africa.

But she says that change has got to come from within the continent:

“The crucial point is that people don’t take people with albinism as actual human beings. It is up to us in Africa to talk about this and make inroads against prejudice.”

Her voice rises with passion as we talk: ‘We cannot be quiet, we cannot stay hidden.

“And any girl with albinism who is walking on an international catwalk or even the street with her head held high is a much needed role model.”

Ms Modiselle hopes she can be that catalyst for inspiration for the often racially divided society in South Africa and the continent as a whole.

“I’m the symbol of racial unity. I’m a black girl who lives in the skin of a white person and that alone should embody what a human being as a whole should represent.

“I’d like to be known as a model, and for all my other achievements, not for being albino.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-20096144

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Diandra Forrest was born on October 22nd, 1989 according to http://www.bellazon.com/main/topic/20864-diandra-forrest/

October 22nd, 1989

October 22nd

10 + 22 +2+0+1+2 = 37 = her personal year (from October 22nd, 2012 to October 21st, 2013) = Heartfelt.  Pouring her heart out.  Putting her heart into it.

King of Cups Tarot card

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Diandra Forrest

4915491 6699512                71

 

her path of destiny = 71 = Professional.  Doing a good job.

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01:57 PM ET              10/03/2012

Nearly two decades after the end of apartheid, South Africa’s black majority has conquered the country’s halls of power. But until this week, they had yet to rise to the peak of pop Idoldom.

After eight seasons of white and mixed-race winners, a singing show in South Africa has crowned a black victor — one who represents almost 80 percent of the country’s population.

Khaya Mthethwa, a gospel singer from Durban, beat out Melissa Allison Monday to win Idols South Africa, an American Idol-esque singing competition.

The show was broadcast on a subscription channel, the Guardian reported, so voting has been skewed toward the white middle class. Broadcaster M-Net had even been accused of racism and vote-rigging

Mthethwa’s win comes after a fierce advocacy campaign by his fans. One South African paper reports that in the heat of the competition, Mthethwa enthusiasts made use of apartheid-era imagery in their campaign:

“The iconic 1956 photo of the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings to protest against pass laws was reworked to read “SMS 08 to 37400. Vote for Khaya,’” The Times wrote.

story from and video at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/american-idols-south-africa-counterpart-crowns-first-black-winner/2012/10/03/629d58ee-0d7c-11e2-a310-2363842b7057_blog.html

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using the number/letter grid:

 
1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Khaya Mthethwa

28171 42852851                  54

 

his path of destiny = 54 = Interesting.  Spontaneous.  Check this out.  Video footage.  Roll the tape.

Page of Swords Tarot card

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