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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 30/05/2016
    Posted by on May 30th, 2016

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    Allister Coetzee announces Springbok squad. Lots of new faces for Boks [SuperSport] [Pic via @SuperSportTV]

    Man arrested in Johannesburg after clocking 245km/h in Maserati with a 4 year old in the vehicle [News24]

    #PanamaPapers: SA tax dodgers walk a tightrope. South Africans who made use of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca to hide their riches from Sars have benn given a voluntary disclosure window – which will run from October 1 to March 2017 [iol]

    As Many as 900 Migrants Heading Toward Italy Died This Week at Sea [Gawker]

    SABC refuses to air DA election ads [TimesLIVE]

    South African smashes Comrades Marathon record. SA’s David Gatebe won the men’s Comrades Marathon in a record time of 5 hours 18 minutes and 19 seconds in the 89km ultra-race from Pietermaritzburg to Durban on Sunday [iol]

    New twist on SA defence minister who smuggled in Burundi woman on an airforce jet. Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s late son was romantically involved with the Burundi woman she smuggled into South Africa an they had plans to marry [Sunday Times]

    Mexican football star Alan Pulido abducted in hometown. Family members told authorities that six armed men snatched Pulido around dawn in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria, in North Eastern Mexico [eNCA]

    SABC bans employees from making political commentary on social media or posting pictures of themselves wearing party regalia [EWN]

    Another ANC mayor arrested for fraud. The Hawks swooped on ANC-governed Amathole District Municipality mayor Nomasikizi Konza for allegedly defrauding the municipality of about R6 million [City Press]

    Des Van Rooyen and family living in 5-star luxury hotel. The government has splashed out at least R500 000 on a luxury apartment for the controversial co-operative governance and traditional affairs minister, Des van Rooyen, and his family at a five-star boutique hotel in Pretoria [Mail & Guardian]

    Reports that Lonmin’s leading representative during the Marikana strike in August 2012 was a spy for the State Security Agency [iAfrica]

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