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#FiveThingsYouNeedToKnow: Former SA president loses bid to prosecute

Orlando Pirates star Thembinkosi Lorch has been found guilty, Batman won a trademark fight with an Italian clothing retailer, and much more.

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Here are five things you need to know as you wake up this Thursday morning... 

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Judgment in the case brought by former President Jacob Zuma against veteran journalist Karyn Maughan and state prosecutor Advocate Billy Downer, SC, has been handed down.

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Former president Jacob Zuma is facing fraud and corruption charges in connection with the arms deal procurement programme concluded in the 90s.
Zuma’s arms deal corruption case postponed Image: Clive Ndou


Orlando Pirates football star Thembinkosi Lorch has been found guilty of assaulting his former girlfriend, Fundiswa Mathithibala.

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Thembinkosi Lorch


Françoise Gilot, Spanish artist Pablo Picasso's mistress and the only person to ever dump him, died at the age 101 earlier this week.

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Two professional Chinese snooker players have been banned for life and eight others suspended after being found guilty of match-fixing and other charges.

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Two Chinese snooker players banned for life for match-fixing.
Image: Unsplash/ Mohamed M


Caped crusader Batman won a trademark fight with an Italian clothing retailer on Wednesday after Europe's second-top court sided with an EU patent office, ruling that the Batman logo is distinctive enough to warrant its EU trademark.

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