EXCLUSIVE | Controversial, 'typical South African' billionaire Soon-Shiong lays out his plans for SA

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Patrick Soon-Shiong. (Darren McCollester, AFP)
Patrick Soon-Shiong. (Darren McCollester, AFP)

By the time Fin24 caught up with Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong on Monday, he had already spent most of the morning in calls with South Africans.

He’s looking for warehouse space in South Africa, he says. This seems an unlikely priority for a billionaire with biotechnology businesses, who's also the owner of the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Tribune newspapers. (Soon-Shiong – once described by US President Joe Biden as a "brilliant, sometimes controversial guy" – also has a stake in the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, which he bought from Magic Johnson.)

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