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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 14/10/2013
Posted by on Oct 14th, 2013

Julius Malema officially launches his Economic Freedom Fighters party at the Lonmin mine. He warned whites and also banned fat-cat perks for its officials and leaders. He declared it a criminal offence for its office bearers to use private services in education, healthcare, housing, transport and others. [TimesLIVE]

Stampede at Hindu temple in India leaves 109 dead [AFP]

HAWKS boss facing arrest. Anwa Dramat, the head of the Hawks, was on Sunday reported to have been implicated in an alleged rendition scandal [iAfrica]

Fatal shark attack at Surfer’s Point in Jeffrey’s Bay [Wavescape]

Sachin Tendulkar announces retirement from all cricket. The little master will bring an end to his glittering 24-year international career after he plays his 200th Test in November [Cricinfo]

Charlie Hunnam is dropping out of the highly anticipated big-screen version of Fifty Shades of Grey just weeks after being cast as the lead [Channel24]

SA minister splurges R1 million on new Lexus. Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula is rolling in style – in a Lexus valued at nearly R1 million. [iol]

Responding to claims he was seen shopping, convicted criminal Jackie Selebi has told a newspaper it seems as though people can’t wait for his death [Mail & Guardian]

Irony of the day: Zookeeper Fatally Trampled By Impatient Elephant Named Patience [gawker]

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