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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 20/10/2014
    Posted by on Oct 20th, 2014

    Glorious headline from the Sunday Times. The ANC has confirmed that Zuma will avoid taking direct questions from opposition MPs until Julius Malema and his firebrand supporters have been tamed [TimesLIVE]

    5th Cape Town shopping mall robbery in the past few weeks. A security guard was shot and killed after yet another mall robbery over the weekend, this time at the Waterstone Village Centre near Somerset West [EyeWitness News]

    Anni Dewani’s killer has died. Xolile Mngeni, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour, has died while the monitoring of his medical condition was underway [Mail & Guardian]

    SA covert intelligence project sees spies plunder R1 billion slush fund over just 3 years. Hundreds of millions of rands were sunk into a slush fund intended to improve South Africa’s intelligence capabilities – but much of the money was spent on luxury cars, properties and farms for spies and their families instead [City Press]

    SA Post Office disaster: Leaked audit report points to SA Post Office chaos with fraud and chronic mismanagement [BD Live]

    Tycoon offers to settle Zuma’s R246 million Nkandla bill [News24]

    United States Defence Force has ordered the creation of a 30-member expeditionary medical support team to be able to provide emergency help in the event of an Ebola crisis in the United States [iol]

    Outcry over video of Texas cop who called to dogs with kissing noises before shooting them for no apparent reason, killing one with three shots [NY Daily News]

    Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest [Live Science]

    US drops arms and aid to Kurds battling IS [BBC]

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