South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, has died. Read more »
BBC journalists are some of the most over-rated repeaters in the world. Right up there with Radio New Zealand union flunkies.
And yet again they have been found out for the left-wing scum that they are.
BBC staff who went on strike yesterday said they were prepared to return to their desks if Nelson Mandela died, however the staff’s generosity stopped there.
After news that the 94-year-old was in hospital broke, union leaders declared that in “the sad event of his death, and for BBC news coverage of that story only” the staff would postpone the strike.
However when the strikers were asked whether the ailing Lady Thatcher, scourge of the unions in the 1980s, would be treated in the same manner, there was a marked change of approach. Read more »
South Africa’s Catholic Archbishop of Durban, Wilfrid Fox Napier says paedophilia is a psychological “illness, not a criminal condition”.
The cardinal told the BBC that people who were themselves abused as children and then abused others needed to be examined by doctors.
He was one of 115 cardinals who took part in the conclave at the Vatican to elect Pope Francis earlier this week.
The Church has recently been dogged by scandals over clerical sex abuse.
Cardinal Napier referred to paedophilia as “a psychological condition, a disorder”.
“What do you do with disorders? You’ve got to try and put them right.
“If I – as a normal being – choose to break the law, knowing that I’m breaking the law, then I think I need to be punished.”
With all the fuss in Europe over a bit of tasty horse meat you could forgiven for thinking this is a problem.
In South Africa they have found out that they have been eating donkey and water buffalo burgers instead of beef.
Research released this week found that donkey, water buffalo and other unconventional ingredients had been found in almost two-thirds of hamburgers and sausages tested in Africa’s largest economy.
But 4 years ago it wasn’t just donkey and buffalo. Read more »
Just as well there isn’t a jury trial in South Africa, because I don’t think they’d be able to find 12 untainted jurors in the world, let alone South Africa.
The Daily Mail reports
Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius crushed his girlfriend’s skull with a cricket bat before shooting her dead, police have told her family.
Details of the post-mortem examination of South African model Reeva Steenkamp were withheld from last week’s bail application hearing.
But grieving relatives who saw her body before Tuesday’s cremation in Port Elizabeth described horrific injuries from the cricket bat, and entry wounds from 9mm bullets fired by Pistorius.
They were also briefed about the model’s death by police and lawyers from the state prosecutor’s office.
He beat her to an inch of her life, then as she tried to hide in the bathroom, he unloaded some bullets into her.
What a piece of scum. Read more »
Just a little recap on the Oscar Pistorius posts for those late to the party Read more »
The international Circus that is Oscar Pistorius is only going to get bigger.
South African magistrate Desmond Nair has granted bail for Oscar Pistorius, the Olympian athlete star accused of murdering his girlfriend. Read more »