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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 25/04/2016
Posted by on Apr 25th, 2016

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Prince dead aged 67. The singer was treated for a drug overdose 6 days before his death [TMZ]

EXPOSED: How arms dealer Thales bankrolled Zuma [TimesLIVE]

Malema: I don’t have ambitions to become a president [News24]

Parliament blows R1m on jaunt to London. Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana and four of his top staff spent almost R1 million in the UK on a 10-day “benchmarking” exercise [City Press]

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane and former Cosatu boss Zwelinzima Vavi met at a Johannesburg hotel on February 1 to discuss forming a coalition government in the highly contested Eastern Cape municipality should the ANC fail to win an outright majority there [Sunday Times]

South Africa will not bid to have the global ban on trade in rhino horn lifted. But will maintain its existing policy of stockpiling the commodity [EWN]

The DA’s election promises in nine steps [Mail & Guardian]

Winnie’s presidential award dodgy. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is a last-minute addition to the list of people due to receive national orders from President Jacob Zuma. She’s on the president’s list but not on the official list [iol]

SABC to launch new channels [eNCA]

Congolese singer Papa Wemba dies on stage [Channel 24]

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