SA's big hits on Twitter - 28 October
567 Cape Talk’s Colin Cullis takes a look at today’s trending topics on Twitter.
Musician Khuli Chana was shot at by police late on Sunday night at a petrol station, the police were reportedly tracking a kidnapper driving a BMW and when he arrived in a BMW police thought he was the kidnapper. According to reports one of the shots fired hit his hand and shrapnel from another hit his back. He was taken to hospital but discharged this morning. The police operation was tracking a kidnapper than had demanded a R100 000 ransom dropped off at the petrol station that Chana arrived at. The suspected kidnapper was arrested, witnesses refute that excessive force was used and that Chana had tried to flee. Investigations continue. http://bit.ly/1hmSQi0
Bruce Springsteen will perform in South Africa next year. He will play Cape Town on 28 & 29 January and Johannesburg on 1 February at the FNB Stadium, tickets go on sale on Friday. It will be his first trip to South Africa. The Cape Town venue will be at the Velodrome as Cape Town Stadium was not available. The Boss does have a tough tour schedule, he has been promoting his Wrecking Ball tour since March 2012 with only two months off till September this year. He resumes his tour in South Africa next year. http://bit.ly/1hmSIz9
Katie Holmes only joined Twitter recently and happened to be in South Africa when she did. She appears to be having fun in SA and on Twitter as she has been posting regularly about her visit. Holmes is in South Africa to film The Giver along with Taylor Swift, Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, they have not posted anything about South Africa yet. The shoot is due to last another 2 months. http://bit.ly/1hmTI64
Finally the storm those in the UK were dreading came and went with very little damage prompting lots of satire about it. Some great pictures and a clever reworking of a famous excuse used by the railways blaming leaves for train delays, "LATEST: Trains delayed due to the wrong kind of leaves on the line. The kind that are still attached to a tree." http://bit.ly/1hmVB2U