04 March 2012 - 02:15
By Sunday Times

RADIO PIONEER DIES: The first black presenter on Radio 702, Cocky "Two-Bull" Tlhotlhalemaje, died in hospital on Friday night at the age of 75. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed. Station manager Pheladi Gwangwa described the former radio personality and jazz musician as a great man. "He was still boisterous with a lovely personality. He was still the life of the party," said Gwangwa. - Candice Bailey

FASHION WEEK: More than 25 designers will showcase their autumn and winter collections this week at the Mercedes-Benz fashion week in Johannesburg. The shows will be held on the rooftop of the Hyde Park shopping centre. Designers include Kluk CGDT, David Tlale, Gavin Rajah, Thula Sindi, and newcomer Natasha Janine Teplisky. The event begins on Wednesday and the final show is on Saturday. - Mantombi Makhubele

COCAINE CASUALTY: South African Kathryne Fuller, who was detained in Uganda for drug possession, landed at King Shaka International Airport and was rushed to Entabeni Hospital in Durban yesterday. Fuller, 29, apparently took contaminated cocaine in Uganda which left the right side of her body paralysed.

Her boss Jeff Rice, a producer on The Amazing Race TV show, died after taking the cocaine on February 18. On Thursday, Fuller pleaded guilty in a Uganda court to drug possession charges and paid a fine of 1-million shillings (R3150). She was released by Ugandan authorities to return to SA to seek medical treatment. - Subashni Naidoo

TREASURE FOR TEEN: A Scottish teenager cleaned up after he won £53000 (R630000) on the National Lottery, all because his mother told him to tidy his room. Ryan Kitching, 19, from Penicuik, discovered he had won the money after he found 12 old tickets in his drawer when cleaning up his bedroom. Kitching said he planned to put down a deposit on a house, take his parents on holiday and help his younger brother buy a car. - ©The Daily Telegraph

GOLDEN OLDIE: It's been 40 years since Engelbert Humperdinck had a hit - and now he will take centre stage at the Eurovision Song Contest as the UK's entry.

In a shock announcement it was revealed that the 75-year-old singer, who had hits like Release Me, The Last Waltz and Quando Quando Quando, will step onto the stage at this year's event in Baku, Azerbaijan. BBC presenter Paul Gambaccini said: "This is a coup. It is fantastic imagination ... why not have one geezer?" - Staff Reporter