22 March 2019
Former president Jacob Zuma has defended his lobby for a proposed R1tn nuclear energy deal with Russia, saying it would have solved the country’s electricity crisis.
“The fact of the matter is nuclear could solve our problems, once and for all. Now we are in deep [trouble]. We are therefore increasing the debt of the country with no hope to bring it down. That’s a problem,” he told Business Day in an exclusive interview with Karyn Maughan, published on Friday.
A deal with Russia’s Rosatom would have been in SA’s best interests, he added.
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