Heath carps at Mbeki to score points

2011-12-10 13:45

I hope Thabo Mbeki will continue to do the wisest thing by not responding to Willem Heath. It is not surprising that a few hours after his appointment, Heath demonstrated to his patron that he is “loyal” by criticising Mbeki.

This “thank you” statement by Heath is aimed at shifting people’s attention away from Mac Maharaj. Even the ANC Youth League has realised that Mbeki is not what they think he was.

Why is Heath not advising Maharaj to come clean on allegations of corruption, if indeed Heath is serious about corruption?

Even President Jacob Zuma has yet to tell us what he was doing in Mauritius with Schabir Shaik, and also why he objected to the Scorpions investigating off-shore accounts that received funds allegedly destined for him. Maharaj also objected to the Scorpions’ investigating the accounts.

Shaik was sentenced to 15 years as a corruptor but the corruptee did all he could to avoid prosecution. This thanks to Mokotedi Mpshe and the dissolution of the Scorpions with the help of Menzi Simelane. As with Heath, both these gentlemen were awarded lucrative posts by Zuma and Minister Jeff Radebe.

The sexual romp between Zuma and Khwezi – the woman who accused him of rape – happened in Zuma’s house. Mbeki did not force Zuma to have sex with Khwezi without a condom.

I won’t be surprised if Radebe, Michael Hulley, Simelane, Judges Mogoeng Mogoeng and John Hlophe, Jon Qwelane, Vusi Mona, Maharaj, Angie Motshekga and Blade Nzimande all thank Zuma by criticising Mbeki so that focus shifts away from Maharaj.

Let’s hope Gwede Mantashe will defend Mbeki from the careless remarks made by Heath.

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