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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 04/07/2016
    Posted by on Jul 4th, 2016

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    Zuma family pleads poverty. Zumas are not wealthy people,” President Jacob Zuma’s younger brother Michael told the Sunday Times in an emotional interview this week. His comments come after the National Treasury on Monday slapped President Zuma with a R7.8-million bill for the nonsecurity upgrades at Nkandla. [Sunday Times]

    City of Cape Town reveals R1.5 billion Clifton development plans [LIS]

    Bangladesh attack: Twenty hostages killed, army says. All of the dead were foreign, army says, most “brutally hacked to death” at popular restaurant in upscale neighbourhood [AJ]

    Alleged gang hitman arrested in Cape Town. The man was arrested on Friday morning near Sea Point in Cape Town after SA Police Service members on patrol stopped and searched a suspicious vehicle [eNCA]

    Nando’s, Spur boycott called off after ‘gun smuggling’ businessman sells shares [News24]

    DA wants Danny Jordaan’s alleged illegal payments probed [iol]

    SABC banned coverage of EFF says former acting CEO Jimi Matthews.Former South African Broadcasting Corporation acting CEO Jimi Matthews has confirmed that the public broadcaster banned coverage of the Economic Freedom Fighters ahead of the 2014 general elections [TimesLIVE]

    Hlaudi’s reign of terror – Jimi Matthews speaks [City Press]

    ANC calls on minister to investigate SABC chief. The ANC says Hlaudi Motsoeneng must not be allowed to make serious decisions all by himself [EWN]

    At least 119 dead in suicide bombing. A suicide car bombing claimed by the Islamic State group ripped through a busy Baghdad shopping district Sunday [iAfrica]

    This is 2016’s best travel photograph, says National Geographic [Mashable]

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