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Johannesburg – Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy company Rosatom on Tuesday slammed all allegations that Russia has signed a secret and corrupt deal with President Jacob Zuma to secure a long-term nuclear deal in South Africa.

Viktor Polikarpov, Rosatom’s head of sub-Saharan Africa operations, told Fin24 at the Africa Energy Indaba in Sandton that there have been no secrets as South Africa plans its nuclear build programme. He stressed that Russia did not sign a secret deal with Zuma.

Polikarpov said there is no truth in the rumours that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Zuma struck a secret nuclear deal to seal a century-long nuclear programme in South Africa.

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