Bond investors have not been this nervous about SA since Jacob Zuma was president.

The extra yield that investors get for holding SA bonds maturing in a decade instead of US treasuries with similar maturity dates was at 748 basis points, or 7.48 percentage points, on Monday, the most since late August 2016, when speculation about the impending arrest of the then finance minister, Pravin Gordhan spooked investors and sparked a market sell-off of SA assets.

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