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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 19/08/2013
    Posted by on Aug 19th, 2013

    1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S

    Rare Ferrari sold at auction for R274 million on Saturday. The Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spyder was one of only 10 of its kind ever built [NBC]

    Oscar Pistorius back in court today on what would have been Reeva Steenkamp’s birthday. Court proceedings will formally secure his 3 week murder trial [Eyewitness News]

    The police have built a case against Oscar Pistorius as a trigger-happy gunman prone to violent outbursts. The Sunday Times has learnt that ballistic tests have shown Pistorius was, in fact, on his stumps when he pumped bullets through the toilet door in the early hours of Valentine’s Day, killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp [SundayTimes]

    Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into new claims that Diana, Princess of Wales was murdered by a member of the British military. [Telegraph]

    Apple iPhone 5s release date in SA – 13 December [Apple News]

    The Western Cape government will divert R6 million from education to the City of Cape Town to use it in efforts to curb gang related violence [TimesLIVE]

    South Africa gets it’s first medal at IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Johan Cronje claimed bronze in the men’s 1500 metre race [IOL Sport]

    On Friday morning, a 22-year-old US man survived being struck ‘straight-on’ by a train reportedly traveling 110 mph [Gawker]

    123 year old Bolivian man could be the oldest person to have ever lived. Indigenous farmer Carmelo Flores has a baptism certificate which lists his birthday as July 16 1890 and attributes his longevity to quinoa grains, riverside mushrooms and around-the-clock chewing of coca leaves [Mail & Guardian]

    SARS claims Glen Agliottio lifestyle audit reveals R78 million tax bill. The money, Sars says in an affidavit before court and in the possession of City Press, came from murdered mining magnate and fraudster Brett Kebble [City Press]

    The inquiry into the SA arms deal is expected to resume in Pretoria today [News24]

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