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Picking Up Stompies: Public Holiday Edition 03/05/2016
Posted by on May 3rd, 2016

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Leicester FC crowned English Premier League champions for the first time after a fairytale season despite 5000-1 odds. Second place Spurs drew with Chelsea handing Leicester the title with two games still to go in the league. [Reuters]

Eight Wits students die in horrific taxi crash [TimesLIVE]

Guptas ‘backed’ ANC Youth League president Collen Maine’s R140k monthly bond [City Press]

Reinstate corruption charges against Zuma – deputy minister in Cabinet [News24]

Petrol price in SA going up again on Wednesday. From midnight, motorists can expect to fork out 12 cents more for 93 and 95 octane petrol [EWN]

Outa claims Sanral is lying. Roads agency Sanral claims that a large number of motorists took advantage of its offer of a 60% discount on their e-toll bills, which expired yesterday, but its critics claim it is lying [timesLIVE]

Open letter from Tokyo Sexwale to Ajay Gupta [EWN]

Rand hits five-month high after Zuma ruling [iAfrica]

33 lions rescued from abuse in Peruvian and Colombian circuses were flown Friday to South Africa, in what campaigners called the largest-ever airlift of big cats [eNCA]

Nic Groom to leave Stormers [iol]

The $12.1 trillion heist. Economist has crunched 45 years of official statistics to discover just how much kleptocrats have plundered from 150 mostly poor nations [Daily Beast]

European Union ‘to grant Turkey visa-free travel’. The European Commission is to grant Turkey conditional approval this Wednesday for visa-free travel within the EU’s Schengen area [BBC]

Astronomers ‘hit the jackpot’ by finding THREE Earth-sized habitable worlds bathed in ‘eerie red light’ around a nearby star [MailOnline]

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