'Let Nazir Alli be replaced by a person committed to serving the South African public, not furthering his own empire' In an attempt to prove that the Amadiba residents of the Pondoland Wild Coast were all in favour of the N2 Wild Coast toll road, and to try to show that their attorney Cormac Cullinan lacked a mandate to represent them, Sanral CEO Nazir Alli has submitted a deposition to the North Gauteng High Court that is allegedly based on fabricated evidence. Social worker John Clarke, who arranged for the Amadiba to mandate Cullinan to represent them, explains the background.In the context of Nazir Alli’s other problems this latest scandal is bad enough. But in the context of the Alli’s long cherished ambitions to solve an engineering problem that has stumped road builders for a century (spanning the Mtentu and Msikaba chasms) this may prove to be the final straw that thwarts that ambition, because it has widened the chasm of distrust between Sanral and society. Looking back on ...

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