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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 18/08/2014
    Posted by on Aug 18th, 2014

    ‘F*** the poor!’ is the message from a top executive at African Bank. Former chief risk officer of African Bank, Tami Sokutu, scorned the poor who were sucked into debt by easy loans from his now failed company. The lives of thousands of borrowers have been ruined because they have been listed as bad credit risks. In response to their plight, Sokutu said: “F*** them, f*** them.” [TimesLIVE]

    SA man admitted to Joburg hospital for Ebola tests [Citizen]

    R699 New Car scam owners, the Satinsky Group, have sued a Pretoria woman for R1 million after she created a Facebook group complaining that she was scammed [iol]

    Remember the guy who was at the centre of the Guptagate scandal, the Former chief of state protocol Bruce Koloane? Well the SA government has now given him the plum job of ambassador to the Netherlands. This comes after he was demoted to liaison officer late last year following the Guptagate debacle where he accepted blame for the illegal landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria last April [News24]

    President Jacob Zuma’s personal architect Minenhle Makhanya is expected to serve notice in the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Monday to oppose a R155-million civil claim [Mail&Guardian]

    Dewani took overdose on tranquillisers to deal with wife’s death [TimesLive]

    Pallo Jordan has resigned from Parliament and apologised to the ruling party after reports that his qualifications are false [City Press]

    Private autopsy reportedly reveals Ferguson teen shot six times; police use more tear gas on protesters [Fox News]

    Air strikes on Iraq dam ‘to protect US interests’ says Barack Obama. US air strikes in support of Iraqi forces’ efforts to retake the country’s largest dam are aimed at protecting US interests there [BBC]

    Ukraine says its troops make breakthrough in rebel stronghold [EWN]

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