• Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 17/02/2013
    Posted by on Feb 18th, 2013

    The City Press published an exclusive report with some shocking new claims. A bloodied cricket bat is now the central piece of evidence in the unfolding Oscar Pistorius murder investigation. The report claims Reeva Steenkamp’s skull was crushed and that she was wearing a nightie when she was found. The suspicion is that the first shot, in the bedroom, hit her in the hip. She then ran and locked herself in the toilet and Pistorius fired three more shots through the door. [City Press]

    The state intends charging Oscar Pistorius with pre-meditated murder [M&G]

    Pistorius family issue a statement – “The alleged murder is disputed in the strongest terms” [Guardian]

    Russian meteor explodes over city, injures at least 1000 people. The meteor’s explosion created a blast in central Russia equivalent to 300,000 tons of dynamite [CNN] See insane amateur footage of the meteor HERE.

    Independent News and Media South Africa to be sold for R2 billion. The company publishes the Cape Times and it will be sold to a consortium led by Sekunjalo Holdings, among the leading black investment groups in South Africa.[Moneyweb]

    Western Cape mayor is being investigated by police for allegedly sending cell phone pictures of his erect penis…covered in cream and decorated with a strawberry. So romantic this mayor. [iol]

    Officials ignored warnings of horsemeat in UK food in 2011 [Sky News]

    World’s first bionic hand that will allow patients to ‘feel’ sensations set to be transplanted onto a patient [Mail Online]

    Reality tv show with Reeva Steenkamp upsets SA viewers. Tropika Island of Treasure aired on Saturday night..two days after the model girlfriend of Oscar Pistorus was found dead at his home. [News24]

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