THE THIRD UM­PIRE

Business Day - - OPINION -

ZETHEMBE KHOZA

Early in July, the Eskom chair­man pub­licly de­nied re­ports that the util­ity was run­ning short of work­ing cap­i­tal. It now emerges that just 10 days later, he went cap in hand to the fi­nance and pub­lic en­ter­prises min­is­ters to beg for help to avoid a liq­uid­ity cri­sis.

CON­STAN­TINE CHI­WENGA

It is tempt­ing to cheer any in­di­ca­tion that Zim­babwe’s ex­tended night­mare might be near­ing an end, but the na­tional army com­man­der’s threat to in­ter­vene in the Zanu-PF suc­ces­sion bat­tle raises the prospect of a de­scent into civil war.

ITALY

Bafana’s fail­ure to qual­ify for next year’s Fifa World Cup in Rus­sia is dis­ap­point­ing, al­though hardly un­ex­pected. But four-time cham­pi­ons Italy? Yes, for the first time in 60 years the Az­zurri have missed the cut af­ter a goal­less draw with Swe­den.

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