President Jacob Zuma, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: GCIS
President Jacob Zuma, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Picture: GCIS

Magda Wierzycka’s remark about her childhood memory being "one of Russia stripping Poland of its natural resources" and "the expending of R1-trillion when the finance minister says the cupboard is bare" refers (Russia sycophant Zuma denies Soviet past at SA’s peril, November 8).

It seems there is a clear connection between the two that will apply to SA should the nuclear "deal" be signed. We know the country cannot afford it (never mind not needing it), and we know any government guarantees will have no worth since the country is already heavily in debt, so what "guarantee" or collateral will be acceptable to Russia, and will it be in a transparent contract?

Go back to my first paragraph on natural resources. I suspect this is what government will guarantee, as well as other "pools of money" held by financial and other institutions. But how will it acquire these pools of money? Nationalisation?

Mike Edwards, Johannesburg

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