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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 30/03/2015
    Posted by on Mar 30th, 2015

    The Proteas exit from the World Cup has been clouded in controversy following allegations that there was selection interference in the team that took to the field in the semifinal against New Zealand. Allegations that senior players were unhappy after in-form Kyle Abbott was initially selected and then subsequently stood down for Vernon Philander after a call was made to ensure that additional players of colour were included [EWN]

    Vodacom customers furious about an almost 10% increase in contract prices that will kick in from May [BD Live]

    Lion jumps through car window in South Africa and mauls Australian man Brendan Smith [News.com.au]

    Cape Town based man accused of being mastermind world’s biggest ponzi scheme worth more than R200 billion [TimesLIVE]

    Limpopo official racks up R125 000 porn bill in a month while on offcial trip. Deputy speaker, Lehlogonolo Masoga, rached up the cellphone bill a huge chunk of which was allegedly the cost of watching porn while on an official overseas trip [City Press]

    Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson officially sacked by BBC who will not renew his contract. Here’s the statement [BBC]

    Trevor Noah could be replacing Jon Stewart as the host of The Daily Show. The SA comedian is a frontrunner in the race to replace  Stewart on the satirical The Daily Show [Channel 24]

    Newspaper releases timeline of Germanwings flight before crash based on 1.5 hours of audio recordings from the black box. Authorities believe the co-plot crashed the plane deliberately [CNN]

    Major 7.5 earthquake strikes off Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued [Sydney Morning Herald]

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