SA proved itself once again to be a country of diminishing surprises on Friday when we learnt that, as former president Jacob Zuma hadn’t been “feeling well” earlier in the week, he had — what else could he have done? — flown to Russia to get medical attention.

Zuma’s departure seemed distinctly nick-of-time-ish, given Thursday’s Constitutional Court ruling that the former president must go back to prison. Who’s to say fate is no friend?..

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