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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 14/04/2014
Posted by on Apr 14th, 2014

Pistorius lied to the media. Oscar Pistorius has now also been accused of lying to the public by the Sunday Times.  The paper alleges that Pistorius, lied to cover up an assault in December 2012 and also lied about his relationship in January last year with Reeva Steenkamp [News24]

Dangerous escalation in Ukraine crisis: UN Security Council held an emergency meeting and Ukraine’s new government has set a deadline of 7am UK time for pro-Russian forces to put down their weapons. 35,000 and 40,000 Russian troops are massed near the Ukraine border, in addition to the 25,000 “illegally” in Crimea [Sky News]

Forget load-shedding and brace yourself for ‘water-shedding’.Johannesburg will soon be struggling to maintain a reliable water supply to its more than 4 million residents. [TimesLIVE]

Eskom overspent their electricity budget by a staggering R8 billion last year. And Eskom does not know who will pay the R10bn bill – consumers or the Treasury [Cape Times front page]

Julius Malema claims poverty and that his party was broke, but then leaves in a helicopter. ‘Poor’ Malema uses helicopter to ‘be everywhere like the Holy Spirit’.  [City Press]

Bubba Watson wins his second Masters golf title [ESPN]

Video shows pro-Ukrainian supporters being beaten by Pro-Russian activists. Even old ladies throwing kicks [CNN]

Bottles fly as DA, ANC clash in Soweto [iol]

5FM announce new lineup to replace Gareth Cliff. DJ Fresh will be the new breakfast show host [Channel 24]

Casino sues world poker champion Phil Ivey claiming he cheated them out of $10 million [Gawker]

Democratic Alliance former Cape Town chief defects to the ANC. Former CT metro chairman, Grant Pascoe, said he defected to ‘stick it to Zille’ [TimesLive]

Zuma dishes out cash to voters. President Jacob Zuma is reportedly winning the hearts of voters by dishing out cash while on his electoral campaign [News24]

Ex-ANC members say don’t vote ANC. Former ANC members are trying to garner support for their campaign which calls on people not to vote for the ruling party in 7 May polls. [iAfrica]

Senior banker at Nedbank’s Imperial Bank, who scored more than R9m in a multimillion-rand corrupt loans-for-favours scheme, has been sentenced to 19 years in jail [Business Day Live]

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