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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 6/07/2015
Posted by on Jul 6th, 2015

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Greece debt crisis: Greek voters reject bailout offer. Greece’s governing Syriza party had campaigned for a “No”, saying the bailout terms were humiliating. Their opponents warned that this could see Greece ejected from the eurozone [BBC]

Reign of terror grips Lesotho. Lesotho is lurching towards a military dictatorship as the army unleashes a reign of terror on its citizens, acting as a law unto itself and arresting, torturing and killing opponents [Sunday Times]

SA government paid R600 for trains the country can’t use. The opposition has lashed out at the government for its purchase of high-priced locomotives that, it said, could not safely run on the nation’s railway tracks [TimesLIVE]

Women’s World Cup: U.S. defeats Japan, 5-2, wins tournament. Carli Lloyd notched a hat trick just 16 minutes into the game [Washington Post]

Police escort for Mamelodi buses. Violence broke out in the area last week after minibus taxi operators tried to stop commuters from using the buses. More than 20 police vehicles were parked outside the local depot and each bus was getting an escort of two police cars [News24]

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Divorce Details Emerge [eOnline]

Fikile Mbalula gagged 2010 World Cup organising committee. Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula tried to keep details of the Fifa scandal from the public by telling former World Cup local organising committee (LOC) members not to give interviews and to hand evidence to his department [Mail & Guardian]

Uber drivers intimidated & harassed in JHB. Meter taxi drivers are unhappy they have to share the same routes in Sandton and other major areas [EWN]

Strike-hit MTN SA may let CEO leave. MTN Group is expected to make an announcement about its South African operations this week [BD Live]

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