Tuesday, November 28, 2006

"Pregnant" man fined for faking certificate, Gaddafi in Nigeria airport drama.

Charles Sibindana, of Johannesburg stole a certificate from a clinic where his pregnant girlfriend was doing her regular check up and altered a few details and made it look like he needed time off work for maternity leave reasons. Obviously unaware that only women can take that kind of time off, he just went off for a seven day leave. His employers became suspicious and started investigating the matter. The issue ended up in court and magistrate Bruno Van Eeden warned Mr Sibindana "not to walk around faking sick letters from gynaecologists". Hilarious!!

On other African matters, Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been involved in a diplomatic incident as he arrived in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for a summit. Foreign ministers from Africa and Latin America have been preparing for the summit which starts on Thursday.

Apparently the very heavily guarded leader arrived with 200 of his personal all female bodyguards and they wouldn't hand in their weapons as required by Nigerian security policies. Only when Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo intervened did the bodyguards agree to hand in their weapons. Colonel Gaddafi had just started walking...off towards the capital Abuja, on foot, intending to walk about 25 miles. Talk about storming off!!

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