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NDZ’s ego getting in way of progress

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The minister’s campaign is being funded by taxpayers … the same taxpayers who are going to have to fork out


24 Jul 2020
PREMIUM!
NDZ’s ego getting in way of progress

Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Photo: File

What is the price of a colossal ego? Judging by the court battle being fought by lockdown minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma against tobacco products, then it is around R7.5 million … and counting. Dlamini-Zuma is holding on to her “science” and to her principles as tightly as her former husband does to his proclaimed innocence – and both are employing Stalingrad defence tactics in fighting, legally speaking, house to house until the last bullet is expended. And the minister’s campaign is being funded by taxpayers … the same taxpayers who are going to have to fork out, in some way...

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