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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 1/12/2014
    Posted by on Dec 1st, 2014

    Steve Hofmeyr beaten by puppet in magistrate’s court. The court has set aside an interim protection order obtained by Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr against puppet Chester Missing [TimesLive]

    A Taliban strike in Kabul killed a South African father and his two children [BD Live]

    Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager, Michael Brown, has resigned from the police department in Ferguson. He said resigning was “the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.” [CNN]

    Scrap e-tolls, says panel. This is the recommendation of an advisory panel established by Gauteng Premier David Makhura that submitted its report yesterday which explicitly rejects e-tolling and recommends that the system be abolished [TimesLIVE]

    Hong Kong police have clashed with pro-democracy activists trying to surround government offices, in some of the worst unrest in two months of protests [BBC]

    The sporting world mourns after Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital. He collapsed after he was hit on the lower back of the neck by a bouncer during a game against NSW last week. [Guardian]

    Directors in South Africa’s Steinhoff International bought shares in the company shortly before its $5.7 billion purchase of clothing retailer Pepkor [Reuters]

    Nkandla builder arrested for fraud, corruption. President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla builder has been arrested and charged with corruption and 18 counts of fraud [News24]

    FNB’s Steve ad under fire. “Most of the complaints were that the campaign is offensive as it insinuates that all people with the name Steve are stupid or financially declined, and that children with the name Steve will be ridiculed and bullied as a result,” [Fin24]

    3 young men, including a UCT student, could face further rap for assaulting a cleaner at Tiger Tiger nightclub. Police are investigating an additional case of assault against three men – one a UCT student – charged with the attempted murder of Claremont cleaner Delia Adonis, who was beaten and racially assaulted [iol]

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