This article was originally published on February 1 2021

It is difficult to say which of the revelations on the State Security Agency (SSA) heard last week at the Zondo commission was most appalling: that then intelligence minister David Mahlobo collected millions in cash every month to give to former president Jacob Zuma; that apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock lives large off the state on an allowance of R200,000 a month; or that an off-the-books network of people trained to kill was secretly established, equipped with weapons and is still out there...

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