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Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria, where the official residences of President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza, and several ministers and deputy ministers are located, does not have to endure load shedding. Photo: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS
Bryntirion Estate in Pretoria, where the official residences of President Cyril Ramaphosa, Deputy President David Mabuza, and several ministers and deputy ministers are located, does not have to endure load shedding. Photo: Elmond Jiyane/GCIS

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South African taxpayers, who have to dig deep into their pockets for plans to sidestep load shedding, are paying to buy generators and to keep those generators running at the official residences of ministers “and deputy ministers” in Pretoria.

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