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Dudu Myeni, chairperson of the SAA board.
Dudu Myeni, chairperson of the SAA board.

I DON'T know about you, but the feeling that we’ve all been brilliantly played by President Jacob Zuma and his defenders is getting stronger each time I think about the events preceding and following the unceremonious removal of former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene from office, back in December.

At the time, our world almost came to a standstill and the much talked-about tipping point seemed like imminent reality when Zuma resorted to his notorious “presidential prerogative” to pull the rug from under the feet of a well-respected finance minister.

The rand went tumbling down the hill faster than one could blink an eye and billions were wiped off the JSE. Prior to his removal, the said minister had been very clear on two issues that had many people worried, with South African Airways (SAA) the first of these.

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