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  • Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 17/10/2016
    Posted by on Oct 17th, 2016

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    Finance minister Pravin Gordhan drops massive Gupta bombshell. Details of “suspicious” bank transactions by Gupta-owned companies totalling almost R7bn [News24]

    HERE IT IS: The full list of 72 ‘dodgy’ Gupta transactions [News 24]

    Sars lawyers okayed Pillay’s early retirement. Absolutely nothing prevented the SA Revenue Service (Sars) from reappointing its former deputy commissioner, Ivan Pillay, on contract after he decided to take early retirement. The approval by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan of Pillay’s decision to retire, and that he was subsequently rehired, forms the basis of the fraud charge against Gordhan [City Press]

    The Gupta family has angrily denied Gordhan’s claims of suspicious transactions [EWN]

    Where is Gupta R1.5bn stash? [Times LIVE]

    Vice-president Ramaphosa backs embattled finance minister Gordhan [Mail & Guardian]

    Election results being rigged, alleges Trump [IOL]

    SA Muslims angered by proposed Hajj visa fee implementation. Anger among South Africa’s Muslim community is mounting following a proposed Hajj and Umrah visa fee implementation by Saudi Arabian authorities [News 24]

    Neil Tovey critical after heart attack [iol]

    Iraqi troops launch attack to retake Mosul in biggest military operation in the region since the 2003 US invasion [Mail Online]

    Japan bans Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes over fire risk [Channel News Asia]

    School booze bombshell. Plan to sell booze at parents functions at SA schools slated [Cape Times]

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