I found myself in the bizarre situation last weekend of defending Eskom CEO André de Ruyter. "Give him a chance," I heard myself say more than once. My wife quite rightly asked me if I was feeling unwell or had been taken by the body snatchers.

I’m as angry as every other South African — except, perhaps, the smug Matshela Koko — about the sudden resurgence of load-shedding. On top of everything else we’re forced to survive during lockdown, it seems to add a Zuma-esque insult to our injury.

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