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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 18/04/2016
Posted by on Apr 18th, 2016


Operation exit Zuma: Top ANC leaders driving secret plan. A bold exit plan is being crafted behind the scenes to remove President Jacob Zuma from Luthuli House and the Union Buildings immediately after the local government elections, the Sunday Times can reveal [Sunday Times]

Guptas helped First Lady get home in upmarket Waterkloof. et another Zuma family member has been found to apparently have close financial ties with the controversial Guptas [News24]

Brazilian congress votes to impeach president Dilma Rousseff [Guardian]

South African Branden Grace claims his first victory on the PGA Tour by two shots at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina [SuperSport]

The South African Post Office (Sapo) faces the potential danger of collapse within a month if it does not secure funding. If it does not recieve a reported R2.5 billion in cash over the next coming months, it may be forced to close down [BD Live]

11 ANC volunteers died and 59 were injured when the bus they were travelling in left the road and rolled several times in the Free State. The drivers have been blamed [TimesLIVE]

Ecuador Earthquake: State of Emergency Declared After at Least 272 Killed [NBC]

41 people killed, hundreds wounded at at least 11 missing after Japanese earthquake. 62,000 homes remain without electricity and 300,000 homes have no water [BBC]

Convicted murderer, Oscar Pistorius will appear in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday for the postponement of his sentencing proceedings [SABC]

Eskom hits back at Gupta-owned Optimum coal theories. Eskom said on Sunday that it will not increase the price it pays for Gupta-owned Optimum’s coal in order to promote black economic empowerment [Fin24]

Axing at arms manufacturer Denel has Gupta link. Suspended Denel CEO Riaz Saloojee was axed unexpectedly on Thursday without being found guilty of any misconduct [City Press]

Namibia violates United Nations sanctions against North Korea [Mail & Guardian]

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan meets ratings agencies. Investors were satisfied with the country’s ability and willingness to repay its debts, Gordhan said, and the focus of the discussion was now solely on growth [IOL]

Rene says:
April 04, 2016 at 7:42 am

Not a big loss if the post office closes. Only thing I get through normal post is etoll bills.

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