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Zuma takes aim at NPA’s Downer

In a world full of uncertainty, it’s rather comforting to know that some things are inevitable – even if those things are death, taxes and former president Jacob Zuma finding a way to dodge the day in court he insists he really wants. 🙂 As we’ve told you previously, his legal team’s latest tactic is …

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23 September ’21 Wrap: The Dickason Killings double standard

Happy Heritage Day! 🇿🇦 As a gift from the explain team to you, we’ve compiled a playlist of our favourite recent tunes by the hottest South African artists for you to enjoy over a braai with family and friends this long weekend. Go here and enjoy. https://spoti.fi/39Cui61 Now, on to the serious stuff: From explaining …

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Our regular Zuma Stalingrad update

Former president Jacob Zuma is meant to be facing charges related to the arms deal at the Pietermaritzburg High Court. But being Zuma, he’s managed to throw up two obstacles to proceedings actually getting underway. The first, in May, involved questioning state prosecutor Billy Downer’s impartiality.  The second emerged on Tuesday. Zuma was meant to …

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12 August ’21 Wrap: A strong centre in Cyril’s new cabinet

Spring is coming and almost 10% of adults have been fully vaccinated in South Africa! Plus we were warmed by images of more than 100 South African firefighters arriving at Winnipeg’s international airport to help Canada fight its raging wildfires. They held the flag high and sang as they arrived. If only all news could …

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