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Mbeki: I know things you should know

2011-12-18 13:04

Johannesburg - Former president Thabo Mbeki said on Saturday that South Africans deserved to know facts about the country's history which were not yet public knowledge.

"I have various facts at my disposal which have not as yet seen the light of day, but which are essential pieces of the jigsaw puzzle which explains the evolution of South Africa over a number of decades, to this day."

Mbeki made these comments on Saturday in an article he wrote in response to allegations made against him by former Special Investigations Unit head Willem Heath.

This week, newly-appointed Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head Willem Heath resigned following a furore over comments he made about Mbeki to the City Press newspaper.

Unfolding events

Earlier this month, Heath alleged to the newspaper that Mbeki had initiated rape and corruption charges against Jacob Zuma.

He also told City Press that Mbeki abused his position by blocking some investigations into corrupt practices.

Zuma subsequently called for a probe into Heath's accusations, following which Heath tendered his resignation.

The corruption charges against Zuma that Heath mentioned were eventually dropped, and Zuma was acquitted on the rape charge.

On Saturday, Mbeki said the high positions he had held in the ANC and in the government have given him access to a "unique body of facts" and "broad reality".

He said he was familiar with the matters referred to by Heath's allegations about him.

"I do hope that in time the opportunity will arise such that the facts about all these issues are disclosed to our people as a whole.

"Court proceedings may provide such an opportunity, as hopefully will the hearings of the projected Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Defence Procurement Package, the so-called arms deal."

Mbeki welcomes probe

In October this year, Zuma announced a commission of inquiry into the arms deal which will probe allegations of fraud, corruption, impropriety or irregularity.

Mbeki welcomed the establishment of the commission in his article.

"It is absolutely correct that all necessary action is taken to address all allegations, as happened and will happen with regard to the so-called ‘arms deal’."

South Africans may have been given a "welcome opportunity" to "out the truth" by Heath's allegations, said Mbeki.

Just as much as Heath must substantiate his statements, so too must "the rest of us, the accused" respond to the accusations with honesty and openness, he said.

"In the end it may very well be that the comments made by Heath...will have helped to lance a virulently poisonous boil on our body politic."

Pandora’s box

Mbeki described the "boil" as the "shameless propagation of lies by people outside of government to achieve selfish political objectives, or nefarious and disguised actions undertaken by those in positions of power, like me during the period to which Heath refers, fundamentally to betray the interests of the people and negate the objectives spelt out in our Constitution, in their personal interest."

"All this dictates that everything should be done to respond to the ‘Pandora’s box’ which Heath opened, with no restrictions."

Once 'Pandora's box' was opened, the issue was not whether Mbeki or Heath emerged as "the victor".
"The victor should be the truth," said Mbeki.

Earlier in the article, Mbeki, reiterated his position that "all the allegations made by Heath are false, malicious and defamatory.

"I am ready to defend this assertion in any forum."

Mbeki ‘reluctant to respond’

Mbeki's spokesperson Mukoni Ratshitanga e-mailed a copy of Mbeki's article -which runs to over 2 000 words and is titled "Rumble in the South African Jungle!" and subtitled "Thabo Mbeki, Willem Heath, Democratic South Africa and the Truth" - to Sapa late on Saturday night.

Earlier this month, Ratshitanga said that it was with "great reluctance" that Mbeki commented on Heath's allegations; as this had meant he had to break his self-avowed silence - since his retirement - on domestic politics.

Mbeki was ousted as president in 2008 at the culmination of a long-running split in support in the ANC for himself, and Zuma. Mbeki had fired Zuma as deputy president after Zuma's financial adviser Schabir Shaik was convicted of corruption.

Sectors of the ANC and the ANC Youth League publicly turned on Mbeki after this.

Comments
  • Lyndatjie - 2011-12-18 13:11

    Oh my word - Mbeki the whistle-blower.... bring on the new info-bill.

      Jack - 2011-12-18 13:40

      Who really cares? We are where we are today....what "REALLY" happend to get us here has little importance. Mbeki, why don't you just retire

      joedoos - 2011-12-18 14:07

      Remember the "good old days" when Mbeki was still in charge? Hiv doesn't cause AIDS etc. Those were such innocent fun times.

      Fred - 2011-12-18 14:16

      Only problem is that corruption will still rule !!!!!!!

      Dave - 2011-12-18 15:23

      Seems like the old clown wants to re-join the ANCircus.

      Gail - 2011-12-18 16:26

      Leonard Bloch. The public has a right to know the truth whether it is late in coming or not. I for one would welcome the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me God as they say.

      John - 2011-12-18 16:40

      Mr Mbeki, I know that you are a Genocider by refusing medication to 5 million aids sufferers. I know that you attempted to murder them by giving them Virodene = benzene. I know that you have Genocided 700 000 South African Babies by Abortion. I know that you accepted a bribe from the Nigerian ruling elite. I know that you accepted a bribe from the IMF for the Kgatse Dam. I know that you have been destroying the SA economy since 1957. I know that if you don't repent, you are going to hell. Repent manpara, repent.

      John - 2011-12-18 16:45

      Cosatu tells Mbeki to say sorry Xolani Mbanjwa December 01 2009 at 07:40AM Get IOL on your mobile at m.iol.co.za Submit your comment Apologise! That was the message to former president Thabo Mbeki from Cosatu on the eve of World Aids Day (December 1), as the labour federation urged him to say sorry in public "for presiding over hundreds of thousands of Aids-related deaths". At a media briefing at which Cosatu also announced that it backed the ANC Youth League's call for mines - as well as other industries - to be nationalised, general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said Mbeki should apologise for the suffering of those who had died during the era of Aids denialism. But he stopped short of supporting the Young Communist League's call for Mbeki to be charged with genocide for the estimated 330 000 deaths that might have been averted had antiretroviral treatment been made available sooner.

      Hugh - 2011-12-18 21:48

      Do we believe that this will happen? The man is a disciplined cadre and will never spill the beans of the crooked dealing and other stuff that is important to SA. The Guy is a F**ing criminal like the rest. Globally keeping quite about known misdeeds makes one equally guilty. Of coarse In the ANC that does not apply as it is a prized weapon with which to beat others on their heads to avoid censure.

      NrGx - 2011-12-19 09:17

      i believe this is just a threat (for now) to the ANC elite that he (Mbeki) can and will expose the ANC propoganda as false. As he said, "The victor should be the truth,"... the truth being what really happened decades ago i.e that some blacks fought alongside the british against SA or that apartheid isnt 300 yrs old etc etc. BUT i do wonder if it too late already, do you expect the "brainwashed" to believe him now??? i think not

  • fishycraig - 2011-12-18 13:12

    You know what? I am just sick and tired of the whole lot of you corrupt politicians. He lied, no he lied... Just bugger off the lot of you.

      Itumeleng - 2011-12-18 16:05

      we still want to hear, do no talk on behalf of US miss high horse

      fishycraig - 2011-12-18 20:40

      I have been called many things in my life but 'miss high horse' is a new one. Frankly, this has all become the pot calling the kettle black and back and forth and so on.

      Hugo - 2012-02-02 17:49

      interesting how an intellectually inclined black politician like TM , who presided over an economic boom not seen since the late 60s to early 70s and who effectively delivered the best and first FIFA soccer world cup on the african continent,is reviled and insulted by a particular group of our society.

  • Johan Grobbelaar - 2011-12-18 13:21

    Yes old Zoo-ma... U surrounded urself with ur cronies and thought u were invincible ne? Nou gaan die poppe dans! Someone please bring me my popcorn and 3d glasses in the kitchen...

  • Kate - 2011-12-18 13:27

    Is Mbeki bored?

      Johan - 2011-12-18 14:08

      Dunno... Seems like he's got time on his hands though!

      Gail - 2011-12-18 16:28

      I doubt it. He has been jaunting about Africa trying to resolve conflicts in other countries.

  • Matthew Patrick - 2011-12-18 13:28

    This is like an old man making a final confession. Zuma's chickens are coming home to roost. I hope the truth comes out before Zuma's bill can silence it and before Magaung next year.

  • Zandile Matshidiso Nkosi - 2011-12-18 13:38

    It is very sad that things in this country have become so bad. Politicians seek to further their own interests and those of their friends. Promises made in 1994 have not been met. This country has so much potential but because of greed we are teetering on the edge. From the Julius Malema's of this world to our failed president Thabo Mbeki, there seems to be no true, strong and honest leadership. When he was in office, he kept on protecting Manto Tshabalala even though it was plainly obvious that she was failing as the Minister of Health. Everyone has dirt on somebody, thus a "clean" government is a dream that won't occur in my lifetime. Sad but true. Being a public servant means service to the people who put you there, not service to your wallet.

      desertratbkf - 2011-12-18 15:13

      @Zandile. You do proud to this country! What a beautiful, sensible, logical and intellectual statement! You certainly have my respect. The country needs more people like you!

      Gail - 2011-12-18 16:33

      I have read a book by Rian Malan I think it was in which he supports Mbeki and Manto's stance at the time. There were many scientists who shared these views as well as many people who are anti the very powerful pharmaceutical companies. These range from Scientologists to people who believe in AIDS being an American Induced Death for Socialists or something equally bizarre.

      Ntombiziyabusa - 2011-12-18 17:13

      You are wrong. By its very nature, being elected a President exposes you to truths that a nation should not bear immediately or should never have to bear at all. That does not mean that, the one with a burden of knowing, is dishonest. Thabo Mbeki did not say that he has 'dirt' on anyone. He merely said that, because he had the rare priviledge of being the Head of State, he has information, yet unpublicised, regarding what Willem Heath is alleging.

      Ntombiziyabusa - 2011-12-18 17:28

      Please read what Mbeki said here: http://ipan.co.za/wp/?p=1290 I hope they will not censor this link.

      Shoe - 2011-12-18 19:38

      Hey Ntombiziyabusa, thank you so much for the article. Its nothing like what this cr@ppy news24.com article makes it out to be. Ofcourse news24.com is out to sensationalize and make a fast buck like any other tabloid. Its up to each reader to acquaint themselves with the facts. Again thank you!!!

      Phuti - 2011-12-19 11:02

      All politicians are liars just like lawyers but DA won't be any different.I think we need a black party tht shall compete with ANC squarely;now they r untouchable.I hope tht DA and all other small parties can come 2gether to form a new party to seriously challenge ANC.

  • Ratshilumela Justrud Justrud Rudzani - 2011-12-18 13:39

    This series is getting better by the day,Mr hounarable former president save us before they silence us!

  • J.D. - 2011-12-18 13:40

    why wait for the 'opportunity' thabo. just talk the truth, as you see it, straigh. anytime anywhere.

  • Matthew Patrick - 2011-12-18 13:40

    Wait a minute, we'll probably never hear this truth. This is just a message that Mbeki has more dirt on Zuma and his cronies than they do on him, just in case they want to take him to court.

      Mpho Ndlovu - 2011-12-18 14:18

      Patric i have to agree with u there, if he really wanted us to know what we should know, he should have just called a news conference and blurted out. No he doesnt have the slightest wish 4 us to know nothing, he failed to care for us while he was president, how can he now. Everything is just to safeguard himself, sprinting away from the direction of the court room at all cost. Politicians!!! Isnt what zuma said, i want my day in court, but when he was given his wish, he galloped to the opposite direction to polokwane. If they were so allergic to corruption as they are of the courts...

      Itumeleng - 2011-12-18 16:08

      dream on white boy

  • Saksak Motsepe - 2011-12-18 13:44

    Governments keep secrets and those in government change as time goes by. So it's obvious that Mandela would know De Klerk's secrets and Mbeki would know Mandela's and De Klerk's secrets and Zuma now also knows government secrets. Mbeki now wants all the secrets to be splashed out...hahahaha

  • colin.dovey - 2011-12-18 13:48

    The FACT that Mbeki fired Zuma because of his improper connection to Schabir Shaik at the time is the key. The FACT is that at Polokwane, Mbeki was then told to step down by the ANC. This all seems to say something about the implied guilt of the ANC Hierarchy and their involvement at high level, and therefore it became imperative that before he (Mbeki) did any more damage by exposing them, they had to shoot him out - Pronto - they then all covered their large butts by implying that Mbeki was involved in the Arms deal.......one lie after another....but are the chickens coming home to roost now?

  • Max - 2011-12-18 13:54

    Hopefully this is not again one of his attempts to create some or other non-existant African history.

  • Mpho Ndlovu - 2011-12-18 13:55

    Politicians? Tjo! It l take 523 years 4me to realy understand them. Okay, mbeki, since when did u have the information that is hidden from us? If u had that info when u still were a president why didnt u share it with us then? Only u knws why. What make u want to share it with us now? I suggest u just shove it, coz, u believe me it will not be the whole truth, since when u guyz are capable of telling any1 the truth as u know it? Kahle bo! Ure just going to feed us just enough for us to feel sori 4 u that u were kicked out of the presidency b4 u haue accumulated enough, if that heath guy didnt come out with those accusations against u, when were u going to come out with what u knw and we dont know storie, watch out, zuma is going to only want to tell us what he knows n we dont after he realises he didnt get the second term. Mbeki keep that info to yourself, it will only confuse us much further. I also know something u dont know, m keeping it to myself, will u feel that much deprived of an opportunity if u just keep it to yourself?

  • Mpho Ndlovu - 2011-12-18 13:55

    Politicians? Tjo! It l take 523 years 4me to realy understand them. Okay, mbeki, since when did u have the information that is hidden from us? If u had that info when u still were a president why didnt u share it with us then? Only u knws why. What make u want to share it with us now? I suggest u just shove it, coz, u believe me it will not be the whole truth, since when u guyz are capable of telling any1 the truth as u know it? Kahle bo! Ure just going to feed us just enough for us to feel sori 4 u that u were kicked out of the presidency b4 u haue accumulated enough, if that heath guy didnt come out with those accusations against u, when were u going to come out with what u knw and we dont know storie, watch out, zuma is going to only want to tell us what he knows n we dont after he realises he didnt get the second term. Mbeki keep that info to yourself, it will only confuse us much further. I also know something u dont know, m keeping it to myself, will u feel that much deprived of an opportunity if u just keep it to yourself?

  • felican - 2011-12-18 14:01

    As the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland does say: "Off with his head" As a business contact of mine once said to me; and he is well known in the United Nations. Quote ... "When a criminal runs the country; the country is soon overrun by criminals. Take away the Death Penalty and you will really see everyone's true." colours. ... Unquote

  • Deeteem - 2011-12-18 14:06

    So he never got enough of the pie and is trying to introduce new ingredients to the making there of !!! He was a terrorist then and is now a wealthy terrorist !!

      Onke Dali - 2011-12-18 15:42

      You're an idiot!!

  • Franklyn - 2011-12-18 14:13

    Mbeki has an axe to grind,this can only mean "good' things.

      frank.hartry - 2011-12-18 15:59

      We South Africans want Mbeki to reveal all there is to know about the corruption allegations against Zuma. The two alleged conspiritators who allegedly politically conspired against Zuma under alledgedly Mbeki's instructions, which resulted in the corruption allegations being withdrawn, have never been charged for the alleged conspiracy. Mbeki may have the answers and we South Africans have the right to know. The cover-up secrecy bill voted by these gutless ANC MPs headed by one of PW Botha's apartheid MPS LANDERSS is being passed in order to coverup the rampant ANC government corruption for the last almost 18 years. Mbeki will hopefully be able to fit the pieces of the puzzle in place.

  • Bob - 2011-12-18 14:21

    Holy sh*t...Mbeki, you are signing your death warrant by making these statements...! The implicated corrupt will silence you forever to protect themselves!

      Onke Dali - 2011-12-18 15:38

      So he must keep quiet and everything will be fine ?

  • Ibhubesi - 2011-12-18 14:28

    Is the ANC falling apart? Yes and it started in 1994. If the then President knew how the arms deal was constructed and who, got what, why weren't all the true facts brought forward in the investigation? How do we trust the "truth" now other than to brush all of this aside as some more back stabbing?

  • Johan - 2011-12-18 14:30

    Will the inquiry open Pandora's box fully? Dunno, banks (SA and beyond) only have to keep records for a specified period. Me thinks most of the cash trails have been destroyed by now. Should make for fantastic entertainment though!

  • Geronimo - 2011-12-18 14:55

    The cANCer is tearing itself apart from within...

  • Pixie86 - 2011-12-18 15:00

    dum dum dum (ominous music) oh do tell mbeki

  • r.mashigo - 2011-12-18 15:07

    Let it all out Mbeki. Don't hold back.

  • Sharon - 2011-12-18 15:41

    Just getting the popcorn ready, this is going to get REALLY interesting

  • Michael Laski - 2011-12-18 16:48

    Ridiculous SA politics, so immature and so corrupt, the whole bunch of them

  • Joel - 2011-12-18 16:53

    I still do not understand why many White people (particularly those who are racist) still hate President Mbeki with a passion. Here is a confident Black leader who is able to stand up to the arrogance of racist Whites and they cannot stand him. It does not matter that many White people did very well during the Mbeki years of economic prosperity. There is a need for self-introspection to determine what it is among racists which makes them so opposed to a man who was staunchly pro-transformation and contributed so much to the country, Africa and the world. Ofcourse the stance of HIV/Aids was unfortunate but that was his view, probably based on the things that he knows that we do not.

      Johan - 2011-12-18 18:14

      Mbeki's legacy includes a massive failure on HIV / Aids. Him and his beet-root peddling Minister Of Health caused the premature death of around 350,000 people. A little further North, Mad Bob destroyed an entire country and killed hundreds of thousands of his own people. Can you remember Mbeki's response? The arms scandal is also tied very closely to Mbeki (watch this space). Joel, the fact of the matter is that Mbeki was a piss-poor president.

      Onke Dali - 2011-12-19 07:13

      Johan, you're talking nonsense. First of all Mbeki had no business meddling with Zimbabwe, contrary to popular belief we are not the USA of Africa. We can't concern ourselves with their problems when we are still an infant country ourselves. You say the Zimbabeans are a problem, I say white racists who think they belong here are the real problem. There are things a man can't control & AIDS is one of them. Mbeki can't be everywhere people are having unprotected sex and force them to wear condoms but he did tell them that if you have it already, eat healthy & exercise. What on earth is wrong with that? He was a very good leader but like everyone else he is human & a much better human that all the white leaders this country has had put together!!

      Johan - 2011-12-19 07:36

      @Onke - Nothing wrong with saying to people with HIV / Aids to eat healthy and to exercise - cannot fault that. But he made a massive mistake in the HIV / Aids issue when he refused to make ARVs available to those with HIV. The cost of this mistake was 350,000 lives my man. That's enough people to fill up 4 or 5 really big soccer or rugby stadiums...

      SarelJBotha - 2012-01-17 08:06

      No-one hates Mbeki, but he has done lots of things that w do hate and with very good reason.

  • Ntombiziyabusa - 2011-12-18 16:53

    This report is incorrectly presented. That is not what Mbeki said. I read what he said. But these media bloody agents are twisting things to get a rise out of the readers.

      mike.clery - 2011-12-18 17:25

      Where did you read it? Please provide a link if on the Internet.

      Ntombiziyabusa - 2011-12-18 17:28

      please read it here: http://ipan.co.za/wp/?p=1290 I hope they will not censor this link.

      mike.clery - 2011-12-18 18:01

      Thanks for that. I read his article (which was rather verbose) and don't find anything in the News24 article that isn't in Mbeki's article. The News24 article does give it a slant (that he's threatening to spill the beans), but they have quoted Mbeki's either/or situation of "lies from people outside of government, OR misuse of power by those in government". On the whole though, I'll agree that "this report is incorrectly presented".

      Johan - 2011-12-18 18:30

      I agree. The reporting in this article is selective. It is interesting to see people jump on the selective bits first...

      mike.clery - 2011-12-18 18:33

      The way that I read Mbeki's article is that it's a threat to those *outside* government. I would guess the shadowy figures *behind* the arms deal. Dangerous stuff.

      Twolips - 2011-12-18 21:14

      This particular report can be found within Thabo Mbeki's letter on that website. It's just a snippet out of the long epistle.

  • pws69 - 2011-12-18 17:05

    Sing like a canary. I, for one, cannot wait. I'm betting Andrew Feinstein also cannot wait.

  • francisenrudi - 2011-12-18 18:09

    who can you belive no one

  • Vra - 2011-12-18 18:55

    Then stop making 'threats' about stuff you know and spill the beans - there's too much 'talking' and way too little action in this country. I dare you - and when he does talk, then I dare the other politicians to see him and raise him and come out with even more things we should know - ONE requirement though: we are only interested in FACTS substantiated by concrete EVIDENCE. SA is tired of he-said-she-said rethoric. A portion of the youth are self-interested and driven by entitlement - the rest of us are trying to make this country WORK.

  • alexandra.nett - 2011-12-18 19:10

    Spit it out....come on.....if you were a true leader then you would have had the truth out there looooong ago.....whats holding you back....perhaps the fact that people in glass houses should not throw stones....you are all TOTALLY CORRUPT!

  • Jerhone - 2011-12-18 19:16

    What is this old goatface on about, when he was in office he was as spineless as a jellyfish standing up to that bobjaan north of the border, today we sit with millions of Zimbawean refugees, he was the first step in what today is REPUBLIC DE BANANA

  • mluleki.simelane - 2011-12-18 20:51

    Mayb he has proof that HIV doesn't realy cause AIDS lol

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2011-12-18 21:44

    Confirmation : Never trust politicians. Especially not those infused with Arrogance, Nepotism and Corruption. Malema's showerman also said that he will "reveal all" should he be prosecuted for corruption. And what happened? He never was prosecuted and everyone just stole more. I suppose later on he will also write a book with some sort of revelation. If only these fools can understand that this is OUR country. We put them there to do a JOB, not to hide things from us or to go on some ego trip.

  • Mboneni - 2011-12-18 23:21

    Jacob Zuma had a tendency of using others to fight on his behalf and in most cases the trics backfires.He used Julias Malema to insult Mbeki now Malema is calling him shower man unwittinly he was trying to use disgruntled willem heath to help divert attention from the erratic Jacob Zuma,even this stupid act failed.Jacob Zuma is failing the nation,the organisation and the govt he must just step aside maybe there will be somebody who can help unite the party so that we can create the much needed jobs,help improve health services and education system

  • Mboneni - 2011-12-18 23:44

    Willem Heath is stupid instead of doing what he was employed to do he started to behave like a politician

  • Chabi - 2011-12-19 05:49

    T-Man, this is where Goat Herding wisdom gets the better of Oxford, you should not have been tempted out of your "quite diplomacy" even by that Heath swipe at you... remember you were the President and you cannot now say you have "various facts" about this or that.., now the Sheppard is going to ask what did you do with it when you were President ? & Willie Serithi will find a lot of common sense in this contention, on the other hand Heath will be vindicated by saying you had indeed concealed certain "information" for some or other reason as he claims... see now what single malts do when you have them on your own,... I mean you pulled the plug on the Arms Deal...eish !! even when you had this "information" ? Not very wise now are we ? it is this Comrades of yours who are forever praise worshipping as "King Solomon" who cause you to slip up like this, normally you are not this sloppy !!

  • rhamiid - 2011-12-19 06:11

    I'm sure you have alot to say Mbeki. You are responsible for the detrioration and wreck that this country is going through.

  • braamc - 2011-12-19 06:18

    Another ANC useless has been

  • Onke Dali - 2011-12-19 07:51

    Mbeki tried his best in Polokwane to prevent this country being taken over by Zuma & his gang of thieves, risking his reputation in the process. He was a forward thinking president who did the best he could under the conditions, unfortunately to some doing his best was not enough. They would have rather he cured HIV, eradicated poverty single handedly & personally take out Mugabe with a sniper gun. Looking at the ANC right now should make it apparent to the dumbest idiot why things happened they way they did. The man was fighting a war on two fronts. To this day I'm still proud of the way he has handled himself after being made a sacrificial lamb by the thieving Zuma & Co. He must talk, I'm very keen to hear his side which I know is the truth.

  • Chum Scrubber - 2011-12-19 08:52

    Come on Thabo, open Pandoras box. I fear the ANC is hiding some nasty nunu's in that box. If it exposes more truths about attrocities of the apartheid era, even better. Pop all the boils, then lets get on with getting this country sorted!

  • frikkie.botes - 2011-12-19 09:09

    Heath is not to be trusted by friend or foe, he is a real fence sitter and will always fall where the gras is greener, and he will fabricate stories to make his boss looks like a saint. If Mbeki was president and Zuma in Mbekis shoes, he would have said what he said the same just with the names changed. Yhou must not have scruples when you are in politics. The bigger the liar you are the better politician you will be.

      mdy.chauke - 2011-12-20 12:41

      correct observations Frikkie,Heath was enjoying his fat cake durin apartheid,he never objected to anything then&as the head of the SIU then, why he never objected to the meddling he is mentioning now! wake up South Africa you seem to be a greater jungle full of imambas like Heath,he was not fit to lead any department not even the waste collection department, good riddance rubbish.

      SarelJBotha - 2012-01-17 08:07

      Yhou must not have scruples when you are in politics...(and the legal proffession) to finsih your sentence.

  • Ian - 2011-12-19 10:52

    Please do tell these things you know which we don't. By all means go write another letter, MAKE IT HUGE, and publish all these things we should be privy to, send it to all the newspapers and all the journalists. Please, please do tell us about this country we live in.

  • ntombiya - 2011-12-19 11:51

    Please do tell Mbeki !!!

  • Bram - 2011-12-20 12:17

    "South Africans deserved to know facts about the country's history which were not yet public knowledge; I have various facts at my disposal which have not as yet seen the light of day, but which are essential pieces of the jigsaw puzzle which explains the evolution of South Africa over a number of decades, to this day." Fine, out with it. What do you know?

  • SarelJBotha - 2012-01-17 08:04

    Well Mr Mbeki, do your duty as a citizen and reveal it to us all.

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