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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 27/05/2013
    Posted by on May 27th, 2013

    At least five South African lion farmers have been fingered in investigations in which lionesses are killed in Botswana and their cubs smuggled to lion farms in South Africa, where a multimillion rand industry caters to the international trophy-hunting market [TimesLive]

    Mugabe criticised Nelson Mandela for being too soft on whites in SA [iAfrica]

    Lesbian romance “Blue Is the Warmest Color: The Life of Adèle” won the hearts of the 66th Cannes Film Festival, taking its top honor Sunday, the Palme d’Or [SFGate]

    Dog bacteria may be good for you research shows [Huffington Post]

    President Zuma’s security placed a  rifle bag over a Cape Town jogger’s head for security reasons. The political science student was asked about his political affiliations after showing a rude hand sign to a convoy carrying President Jacob Zuma, while jogging. [TimesLIVE]

    Counter-terrorism officers on Sunday arrested another man in connection with the fatal knife attack on a British soldier on the streets of London [iol]

    A 34-year-old Kwazulu-Natal woman is facing fraud charges for stealing casino patrons’ jewellery after pretending they were for good luck rituals with a “tokoloshe”. [News24]

    DA says President Zuma does not need a new jet as the SA defence ministry planned to buy new presidential jets and planes as soon as possible. [News24]

    National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in the Western Cape on Friday filed papers for application for leave to appeal J Arthur Brown’s sentence who had to pay a measey R150 000 for being found guilty of two counts of fraud. [BDlive]

    State’s IT agency has brought in its own hackers to protect ­government websites from international cyberattacks after the website of the SA Police Service (SAPS) was cracked this week [City Press]

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