Tom Eaton Columnist

By Wednesday it will all be forgotten, overshadowed by a budget widely expected to be paradoxically insipid and alarming. But at least for today it’s worth dwelling on the return of the profligate son.

Well, his most recent return. Jacob Zuma’s triumphant march through the arrivals hall at OR Tambo on Saturday, accompanied by a small rent-a-crowd that apparently accepts IOUs, was his second return from Cuba in a couple of months.

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