For many South Africans, this year has sometimes looked and felt like we are living through Charles Dickens’s “the worst of times”. Load-shedding continues to hammer the economy. Transnet has stuffed up the country’s logistics, with cargo sitting at ports and on inland trains for weeks on end, unable to reach its destination. Parts of Joburg haven’t had water for nearly two weeks. The economy won’t grow by even 1% this year.

Worst of all, corruption-accused former president Jacob Zuma, the Grinch who sold South Africa to the Guptas, is back, playing victim as usual and threatening to reveal lies he has been threatening to reveal for years...

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