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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 25/08/2014
    Posted by on Aug 25th, 2014

    ‘Zuma must go’– The Institute for Accountability in SA has urged the ANC to consider “recalling” President Jacob Zuma, saying his credibility is so tainted that allowing him to continue in office would be “unpatriotic” [Times LIVE]

    Richard Attenborough dies aged 90 [Telegraph]

    Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has reportedly sent President Jacob Zuma a scathing letter asking why he should not pay back some of the R246m spent on his Nkandla home [News24]

    6.0 quake rattles California, sending about 170 people to hospitals. The San Francisco Bay Area had its biggest earthquake in 25 years — wrecking historic wine country buildings, buckling streets, emptying store shelves, rupturing gas and water lines, and sending about 170 people to the hospital [LA Times]

    Congo is reporting Ebola cases in a northern town, sparking fears that the deadly virus is expanding far beyond West Africa [CNN]

    These are all the winners at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards [Channel 24]

    Air strikes pounded Gaza on Sunday, killing at least 16 people, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the bloody offensive would continue as long as necessary [iAfrica]

    MEC’s husband linked to R33m deal. A company linked to KwaZulu-Natal local government MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube’s husband has been awarded a R33 million tender to install water pipes for a municipality [iol]

    UCT scientists slams the Tim Noakes diet.  Sport scientist Tim Noakes is making “outrageous, unproven claims about disease prevention” in advocating a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, says UCT’s Faculty of Health Sciences [iol]

    Who is settling Julius Malema’s taxes? He’s back in court in tax case facing tough questions from the taxman about where he got the money to pay his R18 million tax bill [City Press]

    Nkandla veers to a no-win showdown for Zuma [Mail&Guardian]

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