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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 26/05/2014
    Posted by on May 26th, 2014

    NY Post newspaper article covering the Kim Kardashian and Kanye West wedding over the weekend. Nailed it. [NY Post]

    Jacob Zuma announces new cabinet. Pravin Gordhan removed from the key finance ministry and replaced him with his former deputy Nhlanhla Nene. Cyril Ramaphosa appointed as the country’s deputy president. [BD Live]

    22 year old gunman kills 7 and leaves another 7  injured in mass shooting at University of California, Santa Barbara, town [NBC News]

    Malema back in court over upaid taxes today. A final sequestration order would affect Malema’s political career, as he will not be allowed to serve as a Member of Parliament. That would be hilarious. [iol]

    Real Madrid score a 93 min goal to equalise in thrilling Champions League final against Atletico Madrid. They ended up winning 4-1 in extra time to be crowned champions [yahoo]

    Oscar Pistorius will be checking into Weskoppies psychiatric hospital this morning for a 30 day assessment where his mental health will be evaluated [EWN]

    A man who was sent in to fix a struggling municipality in Mpumalanga has allegedly spent about R20 million in the past 14 months for bodyguards to protect himself and senior managers – from their own colleagues. [City Press]

    Another scandal is threatening to engulf the DA following the leaking of a private Twitter conversation between the party’s youth leader, Mbali Ntuli, and a friend on Lindiwe Mazibuko’s sudden departure [TimesLIVE]

    Boko Haram gunmen have killed another 28 people in Nigeria [M&G]

    One of South Africa’s oldest and most prestigious boys’ schools has been embroiled in a sex-abuse cover up scandal that goes back two decades [News24]

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