South Africa’s Jacob Zuma shrugs off corruption allegations
16 July 2019 | 3:52 pm
South Africa's Jacob Zuma shrugs off corruption allegations
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Semakaleng Mathebula is South Africa's first Black hot air balloon pilot and one of few women participating in the niche sport, which traditionally has been the domain of the white and privilege.
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