Jacob Zuma, whose time as president was characterised by allegations of corruption and state capture, says no other person has suffered as much "personal and political prejudice" since the advent of democracy in SA as he has. In an affidavit filed as part of a high court bid to have his corruption prosecution permanently stopped, he argues he has suffered unparalleled treatment at the hands of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). "From the inception of the investigation of the arms deal to date, the prosecution against me is replete with instances of political manipulation and abuse of process by the NPA. "I have become a career obsession of some prosecutors, whose goal is to secure my conviction at all costs." On the campaign trail ahead of the ANC’s manifesto launch in January, President Cyril Ramaphosa referred to the "nine lost years" under Zuma, without mentioning the former president by name. Nedbank chief economist Dennis Dykes wrote in an article published in Business D...

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