Luxury fashion brand Gucci has warned Hong Kong shops selling paper handbags and other goods as offerings for the dead not to market items resembling their products. It is a tradition for Hong Kong families to purchase and burn paper replicas of everything their deceased loved ones could ever want in the afterlife. As such the city is bustling with speciality stores stocking everything from paper false teeth, iPads and shirts, to chauffeur-driven cars, macaroons, mansions and wads of fake cash.
South African President Jacob Zuma should face almost 800 corruption charges that were dropped in 2009, a judge said Friday, piling further pressure on the embattled leader. The charges, relating to a multi-billion dollar arms deal, were dropped by the chief state prosecutor in a move that cleared the way for Zuma to be elected president. "The decision... to discontinue the charges against Mr Zuma is irrational and should be reviewed," Pretoria High Court judge Aubrey Ledwaba said.