Business as usual in Zumaland


Business as usual in Zumaland

Wheeling and dealing – despite ANC connections – can be a dangerous game.

It should have been tickets for Durban’s bureaucrat-turned-hair-product salesman, Bheki Robert Ngubane, who has spent the best part of the past decade lying to both the government and corporate South Africa. But in KwaZulu-Natal, there’s no telling.

The shadowy Ngubane’s slow decline from grace does, however, tell a great deal about how business was once and possibly still is conducted at Dube TradePort, next to Durban’s King Shaka International Airport. 

In the greater scheme of things Ngubane is a bottom feeder and opportunist; almost everything he has touched has turned to trash.

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