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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 01/07/2013
Posted by on Jul 1st, 2013

US President, Barack Obama, looks out the window of former President Nelson Mandela’s cell at Robben Island Prison in Cape Town. He signed the prison guest book with the words: “On behalf of our family we’re deeply humbled to stand where men of such courage faced down injustice and refused to yield. The world is grateful for the heroes of Robben Island, who remind us that no shackles or cells can match the strength of the human spirit. Barack Obama and Michelle Obama 30 June 2013.” [pic via @whitehouse ]

Mandela’s cousin, King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo says that the ANC has lost its way, and that he plans to join the DA [iAfrica]

New NSA leaks show how US is bugging its European allies. Latest documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden papers reveal 38 targets including EU, France and Italy. [Guardian]

A Durban businessman surprised more than 300 guests at his 40th birthday party when he dished out presents worth a whopping R6.6-million..including two houses. [TimesLIVE]

Brazil crush Spain 3-0 in the Confederations Cup 2013 final [Soccer Laduma]

Hundreds of people injured and several deaths reports as mass political protests grip Egyptian cities. Tens of thousands of protestors massed in Tahrir Square and outside the presidential palace [BBC]

Mandela burial feud rages on. His grandson told media ‘he was disappointed at his aunt Makaziwe and 15 other members of his family for having taken to the courts to “resolve intricate family matters” [iol]

Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie, strongly criticised on Sunday a visit paid by President Jacob Zuma in April to the ailing anti-apartheid icon [News24]

Nineteen firefighters die as massive 1000 acre blaze sweeps central Arizona [TIME]

Woman gives birth on the fields of Glastonbury music festival during Rolling Stones performance  Satisfaction [Mail Online]

July 07, 2013 at 8:47 am

I need to make friends with these people who give out houses as presents at birthday parties.

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