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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 12/09/2016
    Posted by on Sep 12th, 2016

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    Axe murder accused Henri van Breda bust for drugs. In a further twist, two briefcases were on Friday stolen from the parked car of Van Breda’s lawyers in Green Point, although police say the theft will not affect the case docket [IOL]

    Former SA cricketer allegedly involved in teen assault. The family of a 14-year-old boy has told Eyewitness News how he was assaulted, allegedly, by a well-known former Proteas cricket player in the Pinelands area [EWN]

    Myeni and co’s R16m Prasa ‘freebie’. SAA chair Dudu Myeni’s son Thalente and other politically-connected stakeholders in Prasa’s R51bn contract for new passenger carriages have cashed in on their shares in the huge tender before a single new train has been built in South Africa [News24]

    SARS second in command Jonas Makwakwa as been flagged for “suspicious and unusual” cash payments into his FNB bank account totalling R1.2-million [Sunday Times]

    Six ‘most dangerous’ criminals in Joburg escaped from police custody on Sunday [News24]

    South Africa discovers fresh gold resource. Harmony Gold Mining and White Rivers Exploration said they found a major gold deposit in South Africa’s Free State that could lead to one of the country’s first new mines for the metal in the last 25 years.[Fin 24]

    Gordhan approves R5-billion guarantee for SAA after meeting with airline’s new board [Mail & Guardian]

    N Korea flood death toll rises into hundreds [iAfrica]

    Die Antwoord to split next year. [IOL]

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