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ZANews: Hellen Zille and national security



ZANews: Hellen Zille and national security

The new ZANews show is only a couple of days old and we already can't wait for each new episode. Better than CNN during a war in Iraq, better than live footage of melting polar caps, this is (online) television with bite.

As always, ZANews asks the really hard questions. Like, is Hellen Zille’s face a national security issue? And should the Arch consider a face lift of his own?


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