There’s an artwork by Diane Victor I much admire. Titled The Boy Who Cried Wolf, it seems also to suggest a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It makes my head spin trying to identify a settled meaning. It’s much the same sensation as when I try to understand some of the attacks on the judiciary right now.

Says former president Jacob Zuma: honestly, I want to appear before the state capture commission, it’s just that I can’t do so as long as deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo presides, because I believe our previous personal relationship will mean he will show bias...

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