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  • Picking Up Stompies: Long Weekend Edition 29/04/2014
    Posted by on Apr 29th, 2014

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    Barcelona player Dani Alves’ epic response to racist Villareal fans and their ‘monkey’ chants. Fans threw a banana next to him on the pitch and he promptly picked it up, peeled it and ate it before resuming his corner kick. Here’s the video [Telegraph]

    Cash-strapped Eskom is splashing out R500-million to give its head office a lavish decor face-lift [TimesLIVE]

    The U.S. Department of Homeland security is advising not to use Internet Explorer Web browser until a fix is found for a serious security flaw that came to light over the weekend [USA Today]

    Constantia poo protest. Poo protesters from informal settlements hit upmarket Constantia yesterday armed with porta-pottie loos. It didn’t end well. [iol]

    ANC shuts down parliamentary Nkandla committee. The Parliamentary ad hoc committee which was set to consider President Jacob Zuma’s submissions on the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla was effectively dissolved on Monday [News24]

    Celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been found guilty of eight indecent assaults on women and girls as young as 15 [BBC]

    Tutu: I’m glad Mandela is dead [News24]

    Full winners list of the South African Music Awards (Samas) [Channel 24]

    Dozens of royal mummies discovered in Egypt. About 50 mummies, including newborn babies, thought to belong to the 18th Pharaonic dynasty were found in a huge tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in Luxor [Sydney Morning Herald]

    Sarah Palin: “If I were in charge, they would know that water boarding is how we baptize terrorists.”  Yes shake your head. [Gawker]

    George Clooney to marry UK human rights lawyer [Mail & Guardian]

    Deadly tornadoes rip across Arkansas and the US midwest [CNN]

    Jacob Zuma calls the Western Cape an ‘unfortunate province’ and people of the Western Cape need to “liberate” themselves [City Press]

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