The good guys’ heads are on the block

January 9, 2023 0 By Cypher9ja

How quickly we forget the lessons from Babita Deokaran’s 2021 assassination. Deokaran was a key witness about a syndicate benefitting from corruption.

As reported by EE Business Intelligence managing director Chris Yelland, “A trusted source external to Eskom indicated after drinking a cup of coffee … André de Ruyter became weak, dizzy and confused, shaking uncontrollably and vomiting copiously. He subsequently collapsed, unable to walk.”

Yelland noted De Ruyter’s condition was diagnosed as cyanide poisoning.

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Sabotage, too, has become the order of the day at the utility, plunging SA ever deeper into economic crisis.

At the weekend, University of Fort Hare vice-chancellor Professor Sakhela Buhlungu’s bodyguard and driver Mboneli Vesele was killed in a hail of bullets. Buhlungu had been clamping down on corruption at the university.

Bain whistle-blower Athol Williams fled South Africa after alleging corruption under Jacob Zuma.

What is the point of the SA Police Service’s Crime Intelligence or the State Security Agency if they are not able to prevent attacks on known high-profile targets?

Heads need to roll.