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/ 31 October 2007

Chaaban removed from council meeting

The Cape Town City council on Wednesday upheld the metro disciplinary committee’s recommendation that leader of the National People’s Party (NPP) Badih Chaaban be expelled as councillor. Chief whip of the council Anthea Serritslev said a full sitting of council voted in favour of Chaaban’s expulsion.

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/ 10 October 2007

What was in Hitler’s postbag?

The intimate correspondence between Adolf Hitler and members of the German public is being made public for the first time, revealing how some sent him gifts of honey while others pleaded with him for their lives. Four staff were hired to deal exclusively with the mass of post sent to Hitler after he became chancellor in January 1933.