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‘The ANC’s all heart. Ace will spade out diamonds for using air force jet’

Magashule has promised his Ponzi club will reimburse the state. Well, if you believe that, you’ll believe anything

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When ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule tells you the cheque is in the mail, you know you’re never getting paid. Not ever.

Of course, hope springs eternal in the human breast and it’s possible there were a few very young, very naive air force accountants who believed Magashule when he promised on Tuesday that the ANC would reimburse the state for using a military jet for its joyride to Zimbabwe, which, it now seems, was simply so Magashule could tell that country’s president, Emmerson Mnangagwa: “I love what you’ve done with the place.”

On the continuum of likely events, however, with the death of our sun at one end and the Spice Girls reuniting to create an album that persuades Isis to disband at the other, the ANC reimbursing anyone for anything is about as likely as Donald Trump respecting a woman or Russia producing a safe Covid-19 vaccine...

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