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Those who were able to ignore the vuvuzelas and the singing, and who managed to hear Pravin Gordhan’s testimony before the Zondo commission, heard many things on Tuesday.

Most notably, they heard a chilling account of Jacob Zuma trying to intimidate Gordhan out of his job and away from the front door of the treasury.

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