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10 most-read local stories of 2017

2017-12-07 14:00
Amor Vittone, Dumi Masilela, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters
Amor Vittone, Dumi Masilela, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (Photo: Gallo/Supplied)

Cape Town - We revisit the local entertainment news stories that shook South Africa, in a look back at The Juice's most read stories of the year. 

Notable from the list is that it's dominated by tragedy. From Dumi Masilelato to Joe Mafela and Mandla Hlatshwayo, we remember the famous faces who sadly died this year.

2017 also saw the crowning of Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters who later in the year went on to be crowned Miss Universe

Other highlights include local star Minnie Dlamini tying the knot, and rapper Emtee having an unfortunate slip-up on Instagram. 

READ THE FULL LIST BELOW:  

1. WATCH: Amor's beautiful video tribute to Joost

Singer Amor Vittone shared beautiful family photos in a touching video tribute to her late husband, Joost van der Westhuizen.

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Amor Vittone


2. Dumi Masilela's wife Simphiwe Ngema was with him during his final moments

Slain Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela's wife - Simphiwe Ngema - was at her husband's side during his final moment.

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3. Rhythm City actor dies in hijacking

Rhythm City actor Dumi Masilela, 29, died on Wednesday 2 August following an attempted hijacking incident in Tembisa.

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Dumi Masilela



4. Former Generations actor Mandla Hlatshwayo died trying to save others

The news of former Generations actor Mandla Hlatshwayo's death sent shockwaves across the country on Monday, 15 May.

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5. Emtee accidentally live-streams his penis on Instagram

Local rapper Emtee accidentally broadcast his penis to 737 000 Instagram fans during a live-stream gone-wrong on Sunday 29 October. 

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6.  Meet Miss South Africa 2017

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned as Miss South Africa 2017 on Sunday, March 26 night at the Sun City Superbowl.

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters


7. PICS: Minnie Dlamini's star-studded white wedding

Local TV personality Minnie Dlamini tied the knot for the second time to her husband Quinton Jones on Saturday 16 September  - this time in a lavish white wedding.

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8. Joe Mafela: Life in pictures

Veteran actor Joe Mafela passed away on Saturday 18 March.

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Joe Mafela


9. Joost and Amor: Second audio recording leaked to media

A second audio recording alleged to be a conversation between Amor Vittone and Joost van der Westhuizen, has been leaked to the media.

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10. Amor Vittone pays tribute to Joost: He was my first love

South African singer Amor Vittone posted a heartfelt message on her Facebook in remembrance of her husband, Joost van der Westhuizen.

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(Photos: Gallo/Supplied)