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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 16/05/2016
    Posted by on May 16th, 2016

    sunday times may 15

    SA finance minister Pravin Gordhan faces ‘imminent arrest’. The Hawks want Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to be prosecuted for “espionage” in a case related to the activities of the South African Revenue Service “rogue unit” established while he was the tax agency’s commissioner [Sunday Times]

    The Presidency says false reports about Pravin Gordhan are being spread by dangerous information peddlers [EWN]

    Gupta hidden hand behind Gordhan ‘arrest’ and how Zuma could be co-accused on SARS ‘rogue unit’ case [Daily Maverick]

    Guptas sue for 27.5% of Independent Media group [City Press]

    The Cure are coming to tour SA in 2017…probably [Source]

    CIA tip-off led to Nelson Mandela’s arrest. Donald Rickard, who also served as a vice-consul based in Durban, South Africa, told British film director John Irvin that the U.S. believed Mandela to be “completely under the control of the Soviet Union”, making his arrest necessary [Fox News]

    18 year old Max Verstappen became Formula One’s youngest winner on Sunday when he took full advantage of a spectacular first lap crash that eliminated both Mercedes cars to claim a memorable triumph in the Spanish Grand Prix [iAfrica]

    Don’t burn schools, burn the ANC: Malema [TimesLIVE]

    Judge Motata may have made R13m in 10 years even though he has been on special leave since 2007 when he crashed into the wall of a property in Joburg’s northern suburbs [iol]

    Man United vs Bournemouth football match abandoned. Mayor demands inquiry into ‘outrageous’ Old Trafford fake bomb ‘fiasco’ [Mail Online]

    ANC top brass plan Zuma’s exit [Mail & Guardian]

    So what exactly is a #blesser? [eNCA]

    Colombia seizes record cocaine haul. 8 tonnes of cocaine seized [BBC]

    Earth just recorded its warmest April on record, and it wasn’t even close [Mashable]

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