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Vol 58 No 9

Published 28th April 2017

South Africa

The trillion rand thank you

Much of the raison d'être of the controversial 1 trillion rand (US$72 billion) nuclear deal with Russia rests on President Jacob Zuma's belief that he owes his life to President Vladimir Putin, say sources close to the Zuma family. Zuma feels 'indebted', we hear, for medical treatment he received in Russia when the nuclear deal was agreed in outline.

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