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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 8/07/2013
Posted by on Jul 8th, 2013


After a 77 year drought, Brits finally win at Wimbledon as Scotland’s Andy Murray crowned champion after beating Djokovic is straight sets. [Guardian]

Mandela family demand CNN funeral deal. The Mandelas have apparently been negotiating a deal with American broadcaster CNN for Madiba’s eventual farewell [iol]

2 dead and 168 hurt as Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul crashed on landing at San Francisco’s airport. Passengers and crew scampered from the heavily damaged aircraft before it was engulfed in smoke and flames. [USA Today]

Surfer knocked unconcious by whale at Bondi beach []

South African traditional Xhosa king, Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo will try to revoke the chieftaincy of Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla after a bitter family feud over gravesites [iAfrica]

Well-known Afrikaans singer Kurt Darren in ICU after car crash [Channel24]

Tigers maul man to death, trap 5 others in tree for at least 4 days [Gawker]

Radical Muslim cleric, Abu Qatada, once called “Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe” deported from Britain to Jordan yesterday, ending years of British government efforts to send him back home to face terrorism charges [TimesLIVE]

Another Mandela grandson trying to cash in on Madiba. The former president’s grandson, Zondwa, registered a company called “Mandela 95th Birthday” [City Press]

Bus and air strikes for SA this week. Bus commuters and air travellers may find it tough getting to work or travelling in the next few days if predictions about strike action by their respective unions go ahead. [Fin24]

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