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While you were sleeping: 6 April 2016

Sanders and Cruz sail past Wisconsin primary, French tennis embroiled in scandal, and Iceland does the opposite of South African politics.

“We paid with the best years of our lives in the prisons of this country. (We) will not allow Zuma to play with the future of our kids.”

– Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota

Story of the Day

ANC in uncharted waters, opposition looks for Plan B to conquer Zuma 
God, Nelson Mandela and the Pharaoh were all cited in the impeachment debate in Parliament on Tuesday, but ultimately President Jacob Zuma prevailed. The ANC used its majority to vote against the impeachment motion but the haste in which the Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane filed the request meant no groundwork could be done. The option to impeach Zuma on the basis of last week’s damning Constitutional Court judgment on the Nkandla matter is now closed after another action-packed parliamentary debate and predictable vote. Opposition parties now have to find another course of action to deal with a discredited president and compromised National Assembly Speaker. By RANJENI MUNUSAMY.


While you were sleeping

Sanders and Cruz win Wisconsin
Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz have clawed victories out of the Wisconsin primaries. This effectively dashes any foregone conclusions by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton of outright victories. For the Orange Menace specifically, Cruz’s victory significantly hampers his quest to secure the necessary votes. That said, the New York and Pennsylvania primaries next week will be torturous for both Sanders and Cruz.
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Iceland’s PM resigns
In the wake of ongoing Panama Papers scandals, Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davið Gunnlaugsson has resigned. Thousands of citizens took to the streets demanding a general election be held. Gunnlaugsson is clearly not taking notes from the Zuma school of power clinging.
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Half of world heritage sites threatened
This was the message delivered by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The major factors threatening the range of heritage sites include mining, oil and gas exploration and commercial logging. More disturbingly was the fact that of the sites in danger, 71% were in Sub-Saharan Africa.
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Corruption investigation into French tennis
Embezzlement and corruption will be the focus of an investigation into the French Tennis Federation (FFT). The entire probe will concentrate on the sale of tickets to the French Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at Roland Garros in Paris. On the bright side, at least it isn’t match-fixing.
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In Numbers

233

 
The number of MPs who voted against impeachment of president Zuma; 143 voted in favour during Tuesday’s motion.

Facts of the Day

Today in 1994 the Rwandan genocide began. This was triggered by the shooting down of an aircraft carrying Rwandan president, Juvénal Habyarimana, and Burundian president, Cyprien Ntaryamira.

Fact of the day: Eduardo Saverin renounced his American citizenship to avoid paying $700 million in taxes.


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OPINIONS

Judith-February.jpg Tell me how this ends? 
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