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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 16/09/2013
Posted by on Sep 16th, 2013

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The ‘high tackle without using his arms’ that got Bismark Du Plessis yellow carded in the SA vs NZ game on Saturday. The contest recieved massive critisism for poor  decisions by referee Romain Poite. The IRB has confirmed that it was incorrect for French referee Romain Poite to issue a yellow card [SA Rugby Mag]

SA National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s spin doctor Makhosini Nkosi secretly runs a brothel in a quiet suburban street in Johannesburg, taking a cut every time a client hires a prostitute at his premises [TimesLIVE]

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani could be CLEARED after ballistics experts claim wife Anni was ‘shot by accident’ [Mail Online]

President Jacob Zuma’s nephew Khulubuse Zuma and a business partner have been left red-faced after blowing R50 million on a stash of fools gold. After closing the deal they discovered the gold was in fact copper and zinc bars with an estimated value of only R7 000. [News24]

Government spending of the day:  Northern Cape premier Sylvia Lucas used her official credit card to spend R53 159 on fast-food during her first 10 weeks in office [iol]

Floyd Mayweather’s victory over Mexico’s Saul Alvarez has earned the boxing star the biggest purse in the history of the sport…$41 million for the fight [Mail & Guardian]

Marikana Commission: Lies, videotapes and the police’s crumbling wall of deceit [Daily Maverick]

Neighbours fume over Gupta mansion: A battle is brewing in the posh Joburg suburb of Saxonwold between residents and the super rich Gupta family over their massive housing estate [City Press]

Albert Buitenhuis, the South African chef who wasgetting kicked out of New Zealand for being too fat, has been given a 23-month reprieve. Buitenhuis will not be allowed access to any publicly-funded healthcare, however [Gawker]

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