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Picking Up Stompies: Public Holiday Edition 17/06/2016
Posted by on Jun 17th, 2016

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De Zalze axe murder case. Son hands himself in. Henri Van Breda handed himself over to police and has been charged with three counts of murder, one of attempted murder and obstructing the ends of justice for lying to police and tampering with evidence [iol]

2-year-old boy snatched by an alligator at the shore of Disney World resort. The boy’s father tried frantically to save him after the attack Tuesday night at a lakeside beach at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, but could not pry the toddler from the gator’s grasp. His body has now been recovered [News24]

British member of parliament Jo Cox died after she was shot and stabbed. One eyewitness told the BBC they heard her attacker shout “put Britain first” at least twice beforehand [BBC]

New poll. The ANC only has a 2% lead over the DA in the race to control Johannesburg. The ANC could lose control of South Africa’s largest metropolitan municipality, the city of Johannesburg in the upcoming municipal elections [eNCA]

South African billionaire Christo Wiese makes a daring bid for ailing UK high street chain Poundland [This Is Money]

ANC risks imploding as a political party says South African Communist Party (SACP) leader and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande [EWN]

Cape Town will prosecute pranksters [BD Live]

A dramatic insight into Oscar Pistorius’s vulnerability or a manipulative bid to emotionally hijack court proceedings? Moments after a red-faced Pistorius was asked to walk across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs, social media was divided on what it meant for the athlete’s case [IOL]

South Africa would be boring without white people: Julius Malema [TimesLIVE]

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