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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 24/06/2013
Posted by on Jun 24th, 2013

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Nelson Mandela is in critical condition. The South African Presidency announced that Jacob Zuma was briefed on Sunday evening by the medical team who informed them that the former President’s condition had become critical over the past 24 hours. [eCNA]

Oscar Pistorius has “forgotten” the four-digit code needed to unlock a cellphone he was using on the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. [IOL]

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Moscow, seeks asylum in Ecuador [USAtoday]

Ernie Els wins the golf’s BMW International Open and collects a R4 million winners cheque [Bloomberg]

Gauteng police chief Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros has allegedly roped in a sangoma to investigate after a break-in at his Parktown [News24]

Google admits that it’s infamous interview brainteaser questions were rubbish and didn’t help at all []

Facebook admits that a bug has resulted in contact information of 6 million users being exposed. The bug led to users’ contact information, such as email addresses or phone numbers, to be accessed by other users who either had some contact information about that person or some connection to them. [Washington Post]

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) has broken ties with Athetics South Africa. The country’s elite athletes will be affected the most. [M&G]

SA union boss Simon Mofokeng has been accused of using his leadership position to secure a dodgy deal with Sasol that is worth R60 million a year. [iAfrica]

Australia sack coach Mickey Arthur [Sport24]

Cyclist Jan Ullrich confesses to doping [Cycling news]

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