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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 21/07/2014
Posted by on Jul 21st, 2014

State info and tech agency pays top SA cop’s company R10 million to recover 3 laptops. Yes R10 MILLION to find 3 laptops than were stolen from a burglary in February [TimesLIVE]

Palestinian death toll soars to over 500 on the bloodiest single day in Gaza in five years. With more than 85 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers dead in the last 24 hours [Sky News]

Malaysia Airlines Ukraine Crash: Who Shot Down Flight MH17? [TIME]

13 officials to face Nkandla music. Thirteen officials, some of whom sat on the committee that decided who to award the Nkandla refurbishment contracts to, have been charged in an internal disciplinary hearing for maladministration related to the R246 million upgrades to President Jacob Zuma’s rural homestead [City Press]

Rory McIlroy wins the British Open [BBC Sport]

Mother’s horror as 4 year old boy dies after being dragged behind her car during hijacking in Johannesburg. So heartbreaking this story. [EWN]

Israel must withdraw from Gaza Strip, says Zuma and ANCYL demands that Israeli ambassador leave South Africa [Mail & Guardian]

Banks in firing line over R699 new car scam. Hundreds of people who bought cars under the “discounted” R699 scheme have been granted an “urgent hearing” by the Eastern Cape High Court. This paves the way for a possible class action against banks for supporting the scheme [Sunday Times]

Anglo American will unveil on Monday its plan to dispose of its oldest South African platinum mines and cut 20 000 jobs. Anglo’s move would leave 20 000 employees jobless as the world’s biggest metal producer looks to sell its non-core assets [Fin24]

Paralympian murder-accused Oscar Pistorius partied less than two months after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp [IOL]

Stripper from Joost’s sex video speaks 5 years after the scandal first broke. She apologises to the former Bok star and his wife Amor [Channel24]

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