We have all seen the way the ANC now works. Whatever - or whoever - gets in the way of their plan to suck SA's economy dry with crooked deals for a select top ANC few gets attacked. We've seen it with the Scorpions who were made into 'Sparrows'. We've seen it most recently with Zuma's incredibly arrogant - and stupid - blunder of trying to appoint a wimpish Van Rooyen in place of the highly respected Nene. Zuma is still smarting from the turnaround he was forced to make, because he still sees himself as the Big Chief with SA's finances as his own personal plaything. Hence the government's current attacks on Pravin Gordhan, who is correctly opposing Zuma's desire to get his own selfish, greedy corrupt way. Zuma obviously made a big mistake in appointing Thuli Madonsela, who has turned out to be a shining star in standing up for what is right. You can bet that Zuma will not want to make that mistake again but will want someone he can simply ride over. Take careful heed, South Africa, of the process in electing a new Public Protector because it is only people like Thuli and Pravin Gordhan who stand between us and total national disaster.