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“What is up­set­ting is that last week, we went there and the vil­lagers hid these boys away. Now they are call­ing us when this boy is dead.” — East­ern Cape Health Depart­ment spokesman Sizwe Ku­pelo on the 33rd boy from Moyeni vil­lage to die in that prov­ince’s win­ter cir­cum­ci­sion sea­son. “[I was] only look­ing for the toi­let. The next thing, there was David Beck­ham stand­ing in front of me. I couldn’t be­lieve where I was.” — Foot­ball fan Pav­los Joseph, quoted in the Sun­day Mir­ror, on why he walked into the English team’s dress­ing room and be­rated play­ers for their poor show­ing against Al­ge­ria.

“No one can tell me not to sell any­thing for R20,10.” — Bloemfontein cof­fee shop owner Ro­dos Ion­nides on his “Fifo Twenty Ten Pro­mo­tion” for a break­fast, quoted in The Star.

“Feefa 2.010 Whirled Cup Sowth Afrika.” — Logo on a T­shirt for sale on web­site Hay­ibo.com

“The guy who an­swered us looked a bit stressed: ‘No I have not seen the teddy bear. We are strik­ing right now’.” — Swedish jour­nal­ist Eve­line Grass­man af­ter she and a col­league lost their teddy bear Palle at a World Cup match in Dur­ban, and ap­proached a se­cu­rity guard to help them to find it.

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