Yeh, just thought someone might have South African connections or experience, I'll try SA posts later.
Re why a Zace, saw one for sale at a fairly good price, and they seem to be relatively low tech and potentially fairly rugged (eg pushrod OHV engine, RWD). Also roomy with camping car potential, and still fairly common here.
The Skywings were common when I got here but are almost extinct now which is impacting spares availability. eg so far cant find points in-country
I suspect commercial vehicles last longer because the Chinese/Taiwanese bling/face thing is less of a factor. Private cars have to be new and shiny to avoid unbearable shame.
Came under noticable and specifically targeted pressure from the University where I work to get rid of my Skywing, one of the reasons I've kept it so long. Its the worst-looking car I've seen here.
The worst was a Zace.