Stories from the 06-07 May 06 Weekend: What You Missed


SA Blog brings you South Africa news from the weekend which you may not have seen. (Note: over time, some links may expire, as stories are archived.)

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  • Hunters kill famed Kruger lion. One of two lion brothers, which have been favorites of Kruger Park tourists and their cameras for years, has been shot as a hunting trophy by a guest of a game reserve which shares a fenceless border with Kruger, sparking outrage among conservationists. IOL
  • Arsenal beat Wigan. OK, this has nothing to do with South Africa. But thank heavens Wigan went down 4-2, and Tottenham rolled over, too! Just hope this doesn’t make Henry & Co. feel any less pressure to win the clash with Barca. IOL | Guardian UK | Telegraph UK
  • South Africans await their “OJ” moment. Jacob Zuma’s rape trial judgment will be announced today; many South Africans spent the weekend speculating, speculating, speculating. Tune in live from 9 a.m. SA time (SAfm) | Cape Argus (front page from 3 p.m. SA time) | Google News
  • Proteas wrap up series. New Zealand leave SA pondering a 2-nil series defeat. Makhaya Ntini was deservedly ajudged man-of-the-series. Stuff.co.nz | Daily Dispatch | Google News
  • Will the Sharks get into the semis? Or the Bulls? Or anyone? SA’s Super 14 semifinal destinies are not entirely in the hands of its teams. News24 | IOL | Google News