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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 31/10/2016
Posted by on Oct 31st, 2016

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Des Van Rooyen visited Guptas 7 days in a row prior to appointment as finance minister [Sunday Times]

The FBI has acquired a warrant to investigate emails found on the laptop of a former aide to Hillary Clinton as part of its investigation into the Democratic presidential nominee’s use of a private email server [Guardian]

#SarsWars: Abrahams undecided on dropping Gordhan fraud charges [Daily Maverick]

Guptas implicated in laundering of R250-million.Accusations of banking transactions involving laundering of money, the Gupta family and their associate Salim Essa surfaced on Saturday [eNCA]

Another big earthquake strikes Italy. A powerful 6.6-magnitude earthquake rocked central Italy on Sunday morning. The earthquake follows tremors last week and comes on the heels of a devastating quake in August [CNN]

Joburg’s Grand Central water reservoir running dry. Joburg Water has warned that its Grand Central reservoir is running dry due to high demand [Times LIVE]

GORDHAN COURT APPEARANCE: THOUSANDS EXPECTED TO SHOW SUPPORT. Thousands of people are expected to gather outside the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Wednesday for the first appearance of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan [EWN]

Is Pravin off the hook? City Press has learnt that yesterday, a draft letter was compiled by Abrahams’ office, communicating his intention to drop the charges [City Press]

Tim Noakes lawyer says Noakes is the subject of a vendetta by the Health Professions Council of South Africa, which wants to destroy his career [iol]

State capture interdict – ‘Jacob Zuma lying under oath’, says Maimane [eNCA]

New bill could jail SA comedians for 10 years. Professional comedians have cautioned against the adoption of the proposed Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, calling it “too broad and very restrictive” [Channel 24]

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