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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 07/07/2014
    Posted by on Jul 7th, 2014

    Australian channel airs never-before-seen footage of Oscar Pistorius re-enacting the events of the night Reeva Steenkamp was killed. His defense team say the footage was obtained illegally. It shows Pistorius walking around on his stumps and carry his sister through the house as she acts a double for Reeva. Here’s actual footage of the documentary and not just the news report [LIS]

    “New car for R699 a month” scam, Albert Venter, chief executive responds. Head of the Satinsky Group and the mastermind of the deal that saw people being paid for advertising – mostly for the deal itself – on the back of their new cars [iol]

    More than 60 women and girls have reportedly escaped from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram [TVNZ]

    King Goodwill Zwelithini and other traditional leaders are compiling a multi-billion rand land claim that could be South Africa’s largest to date [SABC]

    FNB clients complain of being charged twice for transactions. The bank responds by saying human error led to duplicate transations and all clients affected have had charges reversed [EWN]

    James Blunt confirms SA tour [Channel 24]

    Former Western Cape police commissioner Lennit Max has approached a court to prove his penis size excludes him from allegations of an extramarital affair [News24]

    Transnet tender boss’s R50-billion double game. Guptas and Duduzane Zuma are hidden stakeholders in a strategic locomotive subcontracting company bought while the main tender process was ongoing. [Mail & Guardian]

    Gautrain is milking taxpayers of millions. It is costing taxpayers an average of R84-million a month to keep the Gautrain running. Taxpayers – including those who do not use the train – will have subsidised its operational expenses to the tune of R1-billion by the end of March. [TimesLIVE]

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