Stop the dirty wars!

2011-11-12 10:49

Remember Polokwane – the rumours of spooks were real

Claims by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula that spooks were used to pay his “two-night stand” must be taken seriously because pre-Polokwane spooks were used in the ANC battles.

Allegations that Gibson Njenje ordered spying on the Gupta family raised a concern. Our memories still have “hoax email” stories that Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe believed in their authenticity.

The ANC’s internal intelligence unit was a problem when people like Pallo Jordan, Thami Zulu and Ben Langa were falsely accused of being spies.

Bulelani Ngcuka and Peter Mokaba were also accused of spying for the apartheid state. The Hefer Commission exposed Mac Maharaj and Mo Shaik, turning them into a laughing stock.

Thanks to advocates Kessie Naidoo and Marumo Moerane’s cross examination, Maharaj conceded that “he did not know that Ngcuka was a spy”.

It is difficult to mistrust Mbalula because there are new doubts that his model is pregnant. It is also known that the ANC Youth League wanted to revive leadership and moral discourse in the campaign to remove Jacob Zuma from office.

Mbalula’s claims are similar to those made by Zuma that Khwezi (Zuma’s one-night stand without a condom) was also paid to lure Zuma into a sex romp in his house in the presence of his daughter.

Now, Mbalula is in the same scandal except that, unlike Khwezi, the HIV status of his model is not known.

Intelligence units cannot be used to fight ANC “civil wars”. It was also a mistake to deploy Njenje and Shaik into this section. We can now safely say that Zuma and Mbalula are two sides of the same coin, both with very low morals who undermine the prevention messages on HIV/Aids.

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