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The offer of a cabinet post came as a shock for Pieter Groenewald, but he plans to make the most of it ‘for the good of the country’

07 July 2024 - 00:00

Newly appointed correctional services minister Pieter Groenewald and his wife Hedwig were driving from the airport to their home in Stilfontein, near Potchefstroom, when his phone rang at 7.10pm on Sunday...

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