Glugging his vodka, Mbalula was loath to ask Putin about Navalny

Why is it that a dissident dies whenever SA shares a stage with the Russians?

25 February 2024 - 00:03

Fikile Mbalula, the tactless secretary-general of the ANC, was in Moscow last week bending a knee to Vladimir Putin when his toadying was rudely interrupted by news that Alexei Navalny, the Russian president’s fiercest rival, had suddenly keeled over and died in the convivial climes of Western Siberia, where the Kremlin had mercifully banished him to...

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