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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 25/11/2013
Posted by on Nov 25th, 2013


Dog trapped in Kimberley’s Big Hole has been successfully rescued. The dog, dubbed Underdog by the media, fell 200 meters into the Kimberley Big Hole and spent 8 days at the bottom before being saved by rescuers on Saturday [Source]

Controversial Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has been arrested just prior to him fleeing South Africa [iol]

Lawyers of Radovan Krejcir say he has been tortured, tazered and beaten by police while in custody. “He was handcuffed extremely tight with the handcuffs cutting into his wrist. He was suffocated with a plastic bag until he lost consciousness and he was tasered more than 50 times with an electrical Taser gun. There was chemical poured over his wound in his hand and he was assaulted physically.” [SABC]

Microsoft has sold more than 1m Xbox One consoles in 24 hours, smashing previous records [Guardian]

The obscene greed behind the Tongaat mall disaster. Daniel Jagadasan Singh – the man behind the Tongaat mall collapse – has been exposed as having:Been the subject of a police investigation in 2009 for money-laundering and tax evasion; Stolen his dead brother’s identity to avoid being charged with R80-million fraud; Changed his name at least three times [TimesLIVE]

Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor: ‘I Held Michael Jackson’s Penis Every Night’  [Gawker]

‘Comet of the century’ set to fire across the skies [Telegraph]

Trevor Noah to star in his own US sitcom [Channel24]

Pay e-tolls or face debt collectors says Sanral. Motorists are expected to pay within seven days after receiving e-toll bills or they would be handed over to debt collectors [Fin24]

Ministers in the security cluster say South Africans should desist from publishing and distributing images of President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home. [City Press]

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