Weekend News in Tweets: Trump remains bullish, Thuli bids adieu

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News moves at the speed of social media in today’s world, and that’s especially the case on the weekend. Take a look at the world news you might’ve missed this weekend through the 140-character lens of Twitter (with a splash of Instagram and Facebook for good measure).

Welcome to the Weekend News in Tweets (14 October – 15 October 2016).

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World news: Trump battles latest scandal on Twitter

Donald Trump was in the news for a number of different reasons this weekend, but the allegations of sexual misconduct made against him took centre stage. Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, was the latest to reveal Trump’s advances towards her. Following the allegations, Trump took to Twitter to brush them off.

Trump also claimed that the allegations were all in attempts to bring down his campaign. He also blamed the media, namely the New York Times.

And finally, even Alec Baldwin and SNL wasn’t exempt from the Trump Twitter rants this weekend.

Africa news: Thuli says goodbye, #Braamfontein burns

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela said her goodbyes this weekend, after her seven-year term at the helm of the national public protector team came to an end. Her state capture report, which is Madonsela’s parting gift, will on Monday be handed over to the new public protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane.

Braamfontein came under fire from #FeesMustFall protestors Friday and Saturday evening. Cars were set alight, while police attempted to quell the uproar using stun grenades. The unrest follows looting earlier in the week.

This weekend, President Jacob Zuma attended the eighth BRICS Summit in Goa, India. While the biggest news was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks regarding Pakistan — calling the state the “mothership of terror” — all eyes, at least in South Africa, were seemingly on Zuma.

In related news, #Khwezi, was laid to rest this weekend. According to her best friend, her last words were: “I need therapy, peace and happy pills.”

South Africa events: Wine flows in Robertson, Cape Town goes donut mad

The Robertson Wine on the River festival took place this weekend in the Western Cape Winelands. The festival, which is one of the town’s biggest events, allows wine lovers to sample vintages from the surrounding areas.

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The latest American fast food company arrived in South Africa Thursday. Following in the footsteps of rival Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts launched its first SA store in Cape Town to the delight of sugar lovers.

Sport: Sundowns on brink of history, Marquez claims third crown

Sundowns beat Egyptian side Zamalek 3-0 in the first leg of the CAF Champions League final Saturday. The Brazilians are now just 90 minutes away from claiming the trophy, and title of the best African club team on the continent.

The Blue Bulls beat Western Province in a nail biting Currie Cup semi-final this weekend, joining the Free State Cheetahs in the final.

Marc Marquez on Sunday claimed his third MotoGP title at Motegi, Japan, as Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo crashed out of the race. Andrea Dovizioso finished second, while Maverick Vinales rounded off the podium.

Feature image: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

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