The Russian Embassy in South Africa has denied reports that it had a hand in South Africa's latest Cabinet reshuffle.
The Sunday Times has reported that shortly before the Cabinet reshuffle, a team sent by Russian President Vladimir Putin met with President Jacob Zuma to allegedly tell him to speed up the nuclear deal.
In a statement released on Monday, the embassy said it is "unaware of any high-level Russian delegation coming to South Africa", dismissing the report as "plain ridiculous".
Stephen Grootes gives his take on the matter.
Really Mother Russia? Fake news? You are the people who created fake news to help Donald Trump win the American election.— Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor
It is my firm belief that you as Russia are interfering in other sovereign states, that you are attempting to buy our country and you may have already bought our President. I don't know why you bothered with this denial because President Jacob Zuma didn't.— Stephen Grootes, 702 anchor
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