Former president Jacob Zuma’s intervention in the latest South African electricity crisis was, at least, momentarily funny. If we had done the R1-trillion Russian nuclear deal we wouldn’t be load-shedding at stage 4, he told Business Day. He lives in a weird world, that guy. If we had done the Russian deal we would not yet even have dug a foundation. If we had done a Russian deal in 2017 we'd get our first volt from it 10 years later.

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