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Viruses and Mbeki’s vivid delusions cause a syndrome that will kill SA

The former president's determination to resist reality has always been resolute

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Thabo Mbeki understands your gloom. No, really, he gets it.

SA, the former president told an audience and Fin24 on Thursday evening, has a “permissive atmosphere” that “allows for” the current tide of violence sweeping the country.

“It’s very difficult not to be depressed,” he added, his baritone barely audible over the whine of a violin and the plink-plink of crocodile tears plopping down on to his fire-warmed slippers...

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