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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 13/06/2016
    Posted by on Jun 13th, 2016

    orlando massacre

    Deadliest shooting in American history leaves at least 50 slain at Orlando gay club; gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS, mentioned Boston bombers in 911 call [NY Daily News]

    Penny Sparrow, whose comments likening black people to monkeys caused a nationwide uproar, was hit with a R150 000 fine [iol]

    Oscar Pistorius returns to court today for murder sentencing [News24]

    SAA (South African Airways) admits it has been assisting Mango financially 2006. SAA made the startling admission on Saturday that it subsides low-cost state-owned airline Mango, by subleasing to its entire fleet at a significantly discounted cost. The admission opens up Mango to action by the competition authorities [BD Live]

    Donald Trump reiterated his call for a ban on Muslims entering the United States after Orlando shooting [EWN]

    Eskom prepaid Guptas R586m for coal [City Press]

    SABC websites hacked by Anonymous Activists. Following controversial decisions by SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng, several of the broadcaster’s sites were hacked [iAfrica]

    Guptas’ mystery cash trail probed [Sunday Times]

    Maimane: Gupta coal deal with Eskom ‘stinks’ [TimesLIVE]

    28 ‘criminals’ on ANC local government elections list. An alleged murderer, endorsed by the Gauteng safety MEC, is just one of 28 candidates who have criminal records or are facing charges [Mail & Guardian]

    Fan violence at EURO 2016. England and Russia could be thrown out of Euro 2016 if there is more violence [Guardian]

    Man hurls explosive device at Shanghai airport, then attempts suicide [CNN]

    Eskom, Oakbay defend coal contract after prepayment admission [Fin24]

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