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16 October 2022 - 00:00

Besides gifting us with the depravity of the Jacob Zuma presidency, the notorious ANC Polokwane conference in 2007 also produced two other bounties meant to ease him seamlessly into power. The Scorpions had to be killed; and the media had to be brought firmly under his thumb...

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