Very few ever recover from some allegations. Once that “match-stick” is lit, there is no turning back. Even those whose track records are redeemed in the face of these allegations can never run away from the pain of the accusation. 

This is what makes the allegation of having been a “spy” so effective. It is a useful method for eliminating political enemies. The National Party government used this tactic to sow confusion, division and suspicion in communities, in the ranks of the liberation movement and in the public psyche.

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