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IT IS worse than we thought. Much worse. So bad, in fact, that the state attorney has resorted to the sinister concealment from the nation of vital information.It started when Comair CEO Erik Venter was prevented from explaining the facts of a case before the North Gauteng High Court about endless bail-outs of bankrupt South African Airways (SAA). The state’s case is apparently so pathetic that Venter could not even repeat what is already in the public domain. The state attorney seems to hold Judge Hans Fabricius in such low regard that he thinks the judge might be unduly influenced by media reports.Then it got worse. The state attorney went on to assert during proceedings last week that the media and the nation should not see the heads of argument of any of the parties.Heads are a summary of issues before the court, and a primary source of public information. As our state attorney did not tell us why we may not know how rotten our airline is and how much more of our wealth is to be...

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