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EXTRACT | Peter Hain: Why I pushed for sanctions against Zuma and the Gupta family in the UK

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Cover of Peter Hain's 'A Pretoria Boy' (Supplied)
Cover of Peter Hain's 'A Pretoria Boy' (Supplied)

Lord Peter Hain grew up in South Africa, before going into enforced exile in the United Kingdom with his parents in 1966. In his book 'A Pretoria Boy', Hain tells his colourful story lasting over 50 years, from anti-apartheid protester to Right Honourable Lord, from Pretoria childhood to senior British Cabinet Minister. In 2017-18, Hain used his parliamentary privilege to expose looting and money laundering, supplied with the ammunition by his ‘deep throat’ inside the Zuma State. In so doing, he put South Africa’s state capture and corruption on the front pages of the New York Times and Financial Times, which some suggest played a part in Zuma’s toppling. In this extract, Hain describes why he decided to write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer about Zuma and the Guptas.

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