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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).
Donald Trump rushed off stage at Nevada rally
Donald Trump was rushed off stage at a Reno rally on Saturday after reports that a man in the crowd had a gun. According to The Guardian, some people in the crowd shouted “he’s got a gun”, which prompted the Secret Service to grab and remove Trump from the stage.
With just under two days left until the US Presidential elections reaches its peak, both Clinton and Trump are campaigning across the country.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 6, 2016
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 6, 2016
State Capture report: debates continue on Twitter
The fallout following the State Capture report continued into the weekend. From Blade Nzimande to Jacob Zuma himself, practically everyone is South African politics has had something to say this weekend.
Speaking of President Zuma, South Africa’s leader noted this weekend that he is “not afraid of jail” in a statement that had South Africans’ tongues wagging.
‘I am not scared of jail’ – Jacob Zuma
IMAGINE – you are the president and you have to SAY THIS – the shame of ithttps://t.co/zj5BaBL32S
— Margie Orford (@MargieOrford) November 5, 2016
Jacob Zuma says he is not afraid of going to jail because he has been to prison before.
Hope you’re listening, Shaun Abrahams. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/CvmACeLLOY
— Social South Africa (@SocialSA_) November 5, 2016
https://t.co/ZL6huSjW73. Stop using our taxes by defending ur day in court then. Face ur 785 charges, then we will judge u.
— Bantu Holomisa (@BantuHolomisa) November 5, 2016
SA Water crisis: Johannesburg and Cape Town continues to dry up
While South African politicians land themselves in hot water, much of South Africa is running out. Water restrictions in Cape Town and Gauteng have come into effect from 1 November, but still, concerns around the flimsy water system in the country is coming under scrutiny.
— Gauteng Weather (@tWeatherSA) November 6, 2016
Residents are now also using Twitter to notify authorities of leaks.
— RHeiti (@RHeiti) November 7, 2016
Guy Fawkes: fireworks and litter
South Africans, along with much of the Commonwealth, celebrated Guy Fawkes day Saturday, lighting fireworks on beaches and other public areas.
Residents who live near to Blouberg Beach, Cape Town, however woke to find the sand littered with rubbish.
— Arrive Alive (@_ArriveAlive) November 6, 2015
Temba Bavuma and ‘that’ run out
Do we really need to caption this?
In Australia’s second innings chasing a mammoth total to win, Temba Bavuma did this to Davin Warner — arguably one of Australia’s most dangerous batsman. For one, this run out has shades of Jonty Rhodes at his prime. Secondly, even Australia can’t quite believe this happened.
— cricket.com.au Video (@CricketVideo) November 6, 2016
Run out of the century thus far? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Springboks = Barbarians
In a less impressive showing, the now-touring Springboks played the British Barbarians in a one-off test, and well, drew. It was a thriller, with ten tries shared in a 31-31 scoreline, but many were left disappointed by another test match without a win.
— Wembley Stadium (@wembleystadium) November 5, 2016