I went back to my records this week and checked how many times my wife and I had spoken by phone between August 2015 and March 2016. It was, as I suspected, less often than Eskom CEO Brian Molefe spoke to Ajay Gupta during that period, according to the State of Capture report by former public protector Thuli Madonsela. During that time, Madonsela says Gupta called Molefe 14 times, and he returned the favour 44 times. There were also 19 occasions when Molefe made house calls or was at least in close proximity to the Saxonwold estate which is home to the Guptas. One of the two relationships mentioned above is pretty unhealthy and seemingly quite needy. Just to be sure, I checked with my wife, via encrypted WhatsApp - she assured me we were doing fine. The State of Capture report is likely to have a wider following in South Africa than even the EL James fantasy Fifty Shades of Grey. One of the texts, I am informed, is about the dominance of one over another. It's about getting, I belie...

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