At 6.40pm on Thursday March 28, Jacob Zuma was involved in a car accident on the R66 in KwaZulu-Natal. It was a relatively minor affair — no-one was injured when a drunk driver nosed into the former president’s convoy.

Not that you’d think so from the response of Zuma’s MK Party. Party spokesperson Nhlamulo Ndhlela immediately called conspiracy, claiming it was a deliberate assassination attempt — the result of a security detail and resources that were suspiciously out of date. The presidency, naturally, responded with what it was: hogwash...

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