A twisted maze of influence

2013-07-21 10:00

The way this ANC-led administration is so entangled in wrongdoing begs the question of who truly is in charge

Sonny Asvat

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Allegations that convicted drug dealer Panganathan “Timmy” Marimuthu took SA Revenue Service ?commissioner Oupa Magashula down should worry South Africans.

It is said that Marimuthu was also a friend of former police head Bheki Cele. Lest we forget that Jackie Selebi – Cele’s predecessor – was taken down by another convicted drug dealer, Glenn Agliotti.

Sheryl Cwele, the ex-wife of the state security minister, is currently serving a jail term for drug trafficking she conducted while she was a senior ANC employee, deployed at the Hibiscus municipality.

A convicted murderer Muziwendoda Kunene, a close ally of former spy boss Billy Masetlha, is serving time in jail for killing a businesswoman in Ballito, KwaZulu-Natal.

The bodyguard to former secret service head Moe Shaik at the ANC’s 2007 Polokwane conference was connected with the underworld and his presence at the conference irritated Mac Maharaj.

The scandals of the Guptas landing at Air Force Base Waterkloof and the dismissal of Gibson Njenje and Jeff Maqetuka for spying on the Gupta family, who are allegedly a threat to state security, confirm what the Reverend Frank Chikane wrote in his latest book about who really controls the security cluster.

President Jacob Zuma was recently in Eldorado Park where he launched a campaign against drugs. But he is not worried that Agliotti is not prosecuted after the judge said he was an untrustworthy witness in the Selebi trial.

There is also Richard Mdluli who is suspended from crime intelligence.

It has been reported that the birthday party of the KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner’s husband was funded by fraud suspect Thoshan Panday. The same Panday is a friend of Zuma’s son, Edward.

The point I am getting at here is: who does Zuma rule this nation for? Even if ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa becomes state president, the beneficiaries will always include big corporations and mining giants.

Oh, cry the beloved nation.

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