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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 20/05/2013
Posted by on May 20th, 2013

Jordy Smith Rio

SA’s Jordy Smith wins the Rio Billabong Pro. He’s now 2nd in the ASP world rankings. [Red Bull]

SABC Morning Live presenter Vuyo Mbuli died unexpectedly while watching a rugby match at the Free State stadium on Saturday. RIP. Sharp sharp. [SABC]

Zuma and Ministers cleared of any wrongdoing in controversial Gupta plane landing at a military base. [iAfrica]

Nelson Mandela’s daughters have filed a lawsuit against their father for the control of his artworks and millions. For shame. [iol]

Young woman is seeking asylum in the UK to avoid becoming the 14th virgin queen of the randy King of Swaziland [Daily Star]

DA leader Helen Zille was prepared to stand down as party leader and campaign for Dr Mamphela Ramphele to become leader of a new party called The Democrats. Talks have now collapsed. [City Press]

Sanral vows that Western Cape e-tolls won’t hurt the poor [Mail & Guardian]

Dumbass criminals of the week pocket dial 911 during robbery. Listen to the call. [KJRH]

Professor Cyril Karabus is back home in SA. The paediatric oncologist had been detained in the UAE since August 18, after being sentenced in absentia for the death of a Yemeni girl he treated for leukaemia in 2002. [ENCA]

Search for AIDS vaccine has gobbled up $8 billion in the past decade and stll no vaccine. The failure of the most recent efficacy trial is only the latest setback to 26 years of effort. [TimesLIVE]

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